California State Parks Foundation is a member-supported nonprofit dedicated
to protecting, improving and advocating for all of California’s state parks.
Youth Art Contest
Our 2016 Youth Art Contest is now open! The theme of this year’s contest is ‘”Discover State Parks” and we invite youth ages 4-18 to participate by creating artwork that shares their experiences in state parks and what they have discovered during their visits.
Great news from Sacramento!
Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 2249 by Assemblymember Ken Cooley - ensuring that state park concessionaires cannot trademark historic place names in our state parks. Thank you to the 1,400+ state park supporters who used our action center to send messages to Governor Brown in support of this legislation.
Volunteer in State Parks
Our Park Champions volunteer days take place all over the state. Find an upcoming workday near you. Sign up today.
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Take ownership of your state parks by making a powerful investment of your time. Volunteers play an increasingly important role in helping to keep state parks vibrant.
Visit a State Park
The best way to show support for state parks is to visit them (and pay your entrance fees!), and be reminded about what wonderful resources they are for recreation, education and relaxation.
Voice your support for California’s 280 state parks by urging policymakers to enact much needed legislation that will help keep state parks open and protected. Sign up for CSPF action alerts so you can find out when extra help needed.