50th Anniversary

Fifty years ago, William Penn Mott, Jr. rallied a core group of park supporters to form California State Parks Foundation. Since then, with passionate parks supporters like you fueling everything we do, we’ve expanded, improved and protected state parks, and increased access to these special places so more people can enjoy them.

Thank you for being a part of our remarkable story. Please join us in celebrating our rich history together!

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