Benefits of Parks

California's state parks are an important economic engine to the local communities in which they are located, generating over $6 billion in overall economic activity across the state. In addition to the thousands of Californians directly employed in state parks, the state park system also generates tens of thousands of private jobs. Businesses outside or near park borders often depend on state parks for their livelihood, but the economic impact of park use extends far beyond just those businesses near a park’s entrance.

To illustrate the important role state parks play as economic engines for local communities, CSPF and the Trust for Public Land partnered to develop a statewide and seven regional facts sheets outlining the economic impact of state parks.

For more information or to share your ideas on how you would like to work on achieving excellence for state parks, contact

California State Parks Foundation

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