AB 2346 — Outdoor recreation: Equitable Access Grant Program by Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel of the San Fernando Valley | Cal Parks

AB 2346 — Outdoor recreation: Equitable Access Grant Program by Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel of the San Fernando Valley

Our Position

Support

Status

Assembly Water Parks and Wildlife

This legislation creates the Equitable Access Grant Program to enhance park access for all ages, extend outdoor education, and develop career pathways outdoors. 

Position Statement

In 2021, the Youth Community Access program received $65.2 million in funding requests, 5 times the amount the program could give out. This legislation will provide funding to local jurisdictions and nonprofits to implement programs that enhance park access for all ages, extend outdoor education, and develop career pathways outdoors. California State Parks Foundation supports this legislation because it reduces barriers and expands access to parks so that all Californians have equitable access to the positive impact of parks.