Park Advocacy Day

15th Annual Park Advocacy Day

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Sacramento, CA

Over the past 15 years, more than 1,000 individuals have participated in Park Advocacy Day, helping to send a powerful message to policymakers that California’s 280 state parks must be a state priority.

The need for strong advocates for California’s state park system continues.  This year we will be focusing our lobbying power at Park Advocacy Day on increasing access to California’s state parks.

We know that state parks provide very real health, wellness and recreational benefits. We also know that in order to provide increased access to state parks for all California residents, we need to increase our efforts to break down barriers such as lack of public transportation, the prohibitive costs of overnight coastal accommodations and the need for affordable parking.  

Join CSPF and park supporters from throughout California on June 20th, and make your voice heard on these important issues. Together, we can work to make sure that all Californians have the ability to receive the benefits that come with visiting state parks. 

Park Advocacy Day 2017 Schedule*

Time   Event
8:30am — 9:00am   Registration & continental breakfast
9:00am — 11:30am   Welcome Address & General Session
11:30am — 1:00pm   Luncheon
1:00pm — 4:00pm   Legislative Appointments with Teams
4:00pm — 5:00pm   Closing Session

Register to Attend Park Advocacy Day

In order to participate in Park Advocacy Day, interested participants must register online and pay a nonrefundable $25 event registration fee**.

All participants are also required to attend a 90 minute training webinar session prior to attending Park Advocacy Day (a training schedule will be provided after registration).  

Due to space and team size limitations, registration for Park Advocacy Day will be open until May 17th, or until maximum event and/or team capacity is reached.

Read a recap of PAD 2016 here.

Frequently Asked Questions

For more information on Park Advocacy Day, please contact our Sacramento office at 916-442-2119 or email

We look forward to your participation in this important event!

*Please note that this schedule is subject to change. A final schedule will be provided to participants immediately prior to event.

**About the Event Fee
The $25 event registration fee covers materials supplied by CSPF for all Park Advocacy Day registrants and expenses related to preparing participants for the event.  This fee is nonrefundable.

California State Parks Foundation

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