BENICIA (CBS/AP) – Officials say a deal has been reached to save Benicia State Historic Park, one of 70 California parks scheduled for closure due to budget cuts.
The deal still needs final approval from the Benicia City Council and director of the California Department of Parks and Recreation.READ MORE: California Reopens: Newsom Marks End of COVID Restrictions, Awards $1.5M to 10 Vaccine Recipients
The historic park is home to the state’s third capitol, and was scheduled for closure on July 1 as the state seeks $22 million in savings.READ MORE: Supreme Court Allows San Francisco, Oakland Lawsuits Against Big Oil Companies To Proceed
Parks officials are scrambling before the July deadline to find partners to help keep the doomed parks open.
The city is also working on an agreement to keep Benicia State Recreation Area open, and say a deal could be reached by June or July.MORE NEWS: Study: Most Cosmetics Sold In U.S, Canada Contain Toxic PFAs Used In Nonstick Pans
(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)