The Bay Area Open Space Council organized a meeting on November 17, 2011, in Berkeley on the California State Parks crisis and live-blogged the event.
If parks close and stay closed, it would mark the first time the state park system would be left smaller for the next generation of Californians.
As severe state budget cuts afflict the entire country, California is not alone in this parks funding crisis. Park systems, notably state park systems, are struggling to stay open. Many states [...]
Castle Crags State Park is one of 70 that made the notorious closure list announced by California State Parks and Recreation in May 2011.
Thomas Peters, President of the Marin Community Foundation, offers insights on philanthropy's response to state park closures.