California State Parks Foundation is a member-supported nonprofit dedicated to protecting, improving and advocating for all of California’s state parks. With our community of supporters, we deliver innovative solutions for an excellent parks system by facilitating park improvements, inspiring stewardship, supporting partners, advocating for sound policies, and connecting people to parks. Together we ensure that the natural beauty, rich culture and history, and recreational and educational opportunities of our 280 state parks are available for all to enjoy now and for generations to come.
"We not only must live with our day-to-day decisions, but we must be responsible for long-range decisions, the results of which may not show up for several hundred years." — William Penn Mott, Jr.
During that time he also founded the California State Parks Foundation, served as president and CEO, and maintained association with it through 1985. During that period, land and historic artifacts worth over $50 million were acquired and deeded over to state parks.
Over the years, CSPF grew from a small organization to the largest statewide nonprofit dedicated to state parks across the entirety of California.
This history of citizen engagement to identify places of value, to engage with them and to engage policymakers in ensuring protection for natural resources and this is our proud legacy. This history is true to the California spirit and is at the heart of our state parks system.
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Main Office (San Francisco)
50 Francisco Street, Suite 110, San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone: (415) 262-4400
or 1 (800) 963-PARK (7275)
Fax: (415) 772-8969
1510 J Street, Suite 220, Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 442-2119
Fax: (916) 442-2809