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California State Parks

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

State parks located across California.

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A Little Help from Our Friends

January 01, 2012 by Joan Hamilton

In spring 2011, the bad news about California's state parks hit: 70 parks were slated for closure by July 2012, including 18 in the Bay Area. Since then, volunteers, nonprofits, and public agencies have mobilized to contain the damage. At Henry Coe State Park, donations will keep the park running with existing staff. In Sonoma, closure loomed for five parks and groups have joined forces to create new models of park operation.


State Park Officials Release Closure List

May 13, 2011 by Dan Rademacher

In what's become an annual crisis, the California Department of Parks and Recreation today released a list of 70 parks across the state slated to be closed. This time, though, it looks like it's for real.

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Prop 21 Promises New Day for State Parks

October 01, 2010 by Aleta George

On November 2, voters will decide if California should do something it has never done before: provide dedicated funding for its state parks. Beyond curing the parks’ seemingly endless maintenance backlog, the new funding promises increased public access and educational programs.

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Ballot Measure to Save State Parks

January 01, 2010 by Aleta George

Park advocates aim for a ballot measure in November 2010.

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State Park Heroes: The Volunteers

November 19, 2009 by Donna Whitmarsh

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger recently won an award form the National Park Trust (really), apparently for not closing the parks after all. But it's the hundreds of volunteers across the region who are helping remaining staff keep things together, while they also fight for a permanent funding solution.

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Proposed State Park Closures

April 01, 2008 by Aleta George

In 1953, Sada Coe gave her family ranch to the public, with the stipulation that it become parkland and that ...

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