Improving Parks

California offers a rich natural and cultural heritage. Our state parks are more than just campgrounds, beaches and picnic areas; of the 1.5 million acres in the State Parks system, 94 percent is managed for natural and cultural heritage values. From historic buildings to vast beaches, lush forests to ghost towns, lighthouses to sand dunes, California's state parks have it all.

Over 85 million people a year visit our amazing parks system and with such high visitation comes necessary maintenance, repairs, and improvements in order to protect and restore these natural and cultural resources.


Park Champions

CSPF’s Park Champions Program holds volunteer work days in state parks across California. This program was created in response to the budget cuts that California state parks have faced over the past few years. In partnership with California Department of Parks and Recreation, Park Champions provides consistent, sustainable volunteer support in the areas of park maintenance and beautification.

Get involved today!

Earth Day

Our Earth Day celebration is a great opportunity to come out to state parks and lend a hand with projects and programs that help improve our parks. For 20 years, California State Parks Foundation has responded to the needs of state parks with highly impactful and successful Earth Day grants and volunteer days. This year's event will take place on Saturday, April 13, 2019. Click here for more information and to register to volunteer.

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California State Parks Foundation

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