California State Parks Foundation

What we do

California State Parks Foundation is an independent, member-supported nonprofit that mobilizes a diverse network of Californians to be active champions for our state parks.

At California State Parks Foundation, we believe that all Californians are essential to sustaining our state parks. Every day, we inform and inspire current and future generations of park champions, enabling them to be the passionate advocates our state parks need.

Because when we build a movement of park supporters, we ensure the long-term sustainability of our incredible state park treasures.

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William Penn Mott, Jr with Park Ranger
50th Anniversary
Celebrating 50 years of protecting and preserving California's state parks! 
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Adventure Risk Challenge
Park Access
All Californians should have access to the positive impact parks have on health, happiness and quality of life.
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Chino Hills State Park
Park Funding
Our state parks require the necessary support to reach their full potential and preserve our history, culture and natural wonders.
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Anza Borrego Person
Park Protection
California’s state parks are the crown jewels of the state and must be preserved and protected for future generations.
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What you can do
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Two boys in wooded park
State parks: A valuable resource for youth health
Parks are a clear public health solution: new research demonstrates why equal access to the health and wellness benefits parks provide should be a right for all Californians.  
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Together, this is our impact
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$285 million

contributed in land, funding and artifacts, protecting the integrity of the entire state park system, since 1969. 

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William Penn Mott, Jr with Park Ranger
FROM THE BLOG
Celebrating 50 Years for Parks

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.
50 Years for Parks