State Park Closure Update
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- On the heels of the state’s announcement last week to close 25 percent of the California state parks system, the California State Parks Foundation (CSPF) is moving forward with sponsorship of Assembly Bill 42 (Huffman) in order to protect those vulnerable parks, as well as all state parks. Urgency to pass the bill has increased in light of the release of a list of 70 state parks the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) intends to close in order to meet the $22 million General Fund budget cuts required by Gov. Brown and the Legislature. CSPF, the 42-year-old non-profit and park advocacy group, strongly opposes the closures.