Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Safety is a top priority for California State Parks Foundation. We have been closely monitoring local, state, and federal agencies regarding the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. As a result of this, we have made the tough decision to postpone the following upcoming events: 

  • Volunteer workdays over the next two weeks: Candlestick Point State Recreation Area, Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook, Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, Half Moon Bay State Beach, Silver Strand State Beach, Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Fort Ord Dunes State Park, and Emma Wood State Beach.
  • April 4 Earth Day Open House Celebration: Los Angeles State Historic Park
  • April 18 Earth Day Volunteer Workdays: Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook, Candlestick Point State Recreation Area, China Camp State Park, Chino Hills State Park, Half Moon Bay State Beach, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, Rio de Los Angeles State Park, South Carlsbad State Beach, Trinidad State Beach
  • April 25 Earth Day Open House Celebration: Angel Island State Park
  • May 11 and 12 in-person Park Advocacy Day events

We are working diligently with California State Parks and community partners to try and reschedule all Earth Day and volunteer events and will continue to provide updates as the situation progresses. We are also creating an online Park Advocacy day experience. We will provide updates as this plan develops and hope you will join us online for an impactful day for parks! 

For updates around COVID-19 please follow the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Please remember to follow the CDC’s recommendations around prevention and treatment.

We are committed to do our part to help protect our staff, volunteers, park lovers, and all Californians. We apologize for any inconvenience this change may have caused.

California state parks

The Department of Parks and Recreation has temporarily closed the following: 

  • NEW: California State Parks will be closing vehicle access at ALL 280 state parks, and fully closing others. This list is dynamic and will be updated regularly.
  • High public-use indoor facilities — including museums, visitor centers, and cafés — have been closed until further notice.
  • All campgrounds across the state have been closed until further notice. All current reservation holders affected by the temporary closures have received a notification from ReserveCalifornia regarding their cancellation and refunds will be provided.

As of today, non-campground outdoor areas of parks, including trails and beaches, remain open. The Department of Parks and Recreation is responsible for running California state parks and making any decision around park closures. Click here to learn more on their website.