California State Parks Foundation and its 70,000+ members are committed to ensuring that state parks continue to provide adventure, renewal and inspiration, education, historical and cultural awareness and recreation to all Californians.
These special places provide endless opportunities to engage with nature and the community. From boosting health and creativity to fostering ecological solidarity for people of all ages, access to parks is essential to our shared humanity.
Although Californians love their state parks, these special places are under threat. Maintaining these open spaces requires a tremendous amount of stewardship and care — much more than the dedicated park staff can provide. Natural habitats, cultural resources, and visitor amenities are all threatened by a lack of people power and financial resources.
To address these challenges and strengthen the California state parks system, we are mobilizing champions to accomplish our goals of access for all, adequate and sustainable funding, and park protection.