State Parks

Veterans Receive Free Admission To All California State Parks On Memorial DayVeterans get free admission into all California State Parks this Memorial Day Monday in honor of their service to the country.
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Racial Divide In California's State Parks Could Squander Future FundingOne of the best parts of living in the Golden State is the ability to enjoy over 1.6 million acres of mountains, beaches and valleys protected by state parks. But a new report finds park visitors do not reflect the state's changing and diverse demographics, making the future of park funding uncertain.
California State Parks Director Abruptly Retires From Department Rocked By Fiscal MismanagementCalifornia’s state parks director has abruptly announced his retirement, just 19 months after he took control of a department that had been rocked by years of fiscal mismanagement.
Park Officials Conspired At Highest Levels To Hide $20M From State The state attorney general’s office says officials at the highest level of the California Department of Parks and Recreation helped keep millions of dollars secret for more than a decade.
Governor Brown Signs State Parks Bill Into Law To Ensure Spending OversightGov. Jerry Brown has signed several bills to keep California’s state parks open and ensure greater spending oversight in the wake of a scandal in which parks officials hid $54 million.
Tech Report: Google Street View Takes On California ParksIn a move that may promote enthusiasm for exploring the outdoors, Google’s Street View function will now include virtual tours of five of California’s state parks.
Many California State Parks Remain Slated For ClosureEven with fundraising efforts saving dozens of state parks, several are still slated for closure come July 1.
Bay Area Lawmakers Unveil Budget Proposal To Prevent State Park Closures State Senators Joe Simitian and Noreen Evans unveiled a budget plan Tuesday to prevent 70 state parks from closing in July.
Santa Cruz Mission Latest Park To Be Saved From Cut ListThanks to efforts by a local non-profit group, the Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park will remain open for the next three years.
Most California State Parks To Stay Open Despite Budget CutsA state parks official said only a fraction of the 70 California parks originally slated to close this summer because of budget cuts will actually be shut down.
North Bay Lawmaker Works To Keep State Parks OpenState Senator Noreen Evans has introduced legislation that would create a plan to develop long-term funding for all state parks.