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California State Parks Closure

SAVED! (For Now)

AP | JASON DEAREN | Posted 08.28.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — With a busy Fourth of July week looming, California parks officials announced Thursday that 65 of the 70 state parks once slated...

Vandals Destroy The City's Only State Park Just Weeks Before It Shuts Down

Aaron Sankin | Posted 04.25.2012 | San Francisco

While Candlestick Point Recreation Area may sit in the industrial shadow of the soon-to-be-vacant Candlestick Park, it offers San Francisco residents ...

State Parks Closure Presents Unique Dilemma

AP | By JASON DEAREN | Posted 09.16.2011 | San Francisco

CHINA CAMP STATE PARK, Calif. -- Floating in the bay just outside 85-year-old Frank Quan's house, a replica Chinese junk named after his mother rocks ...

To Balance Budget, Brown To Close 70 State Parks

Los Angeles Times | Posted 07.13.2011 | Los Angeles

Gov. Jerry Brown's administration announced plans Friday to close 70 state parks in an effort to balance the deficit-plagued state budget. The park...

Without Prop. 21, State Parks Continue To Face Closures

Sacramento Bee | Matt Weiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

The defeat of Proposition 21 on Tuesday means California State Parks will continue to experience partial closures, reduced maintenance and dwindling r...

Our Golden State

Amy Ephron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Amy Ephron

As a native Californian and a conservationist, the idea that our State Parks may not remain open past summer has sent me off on a wild fury of exploration.