Park advocates have now patched together short-term funding and operating solutions to help keep 69 parks open, at least for now.
As California careens toward closing state parks for the first time in the state’s history on July 1, the issue is receiving nationwide attention.
"Protecting the redwoods today is different and more challenging than at any point in the long history of state parks."
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 [...]