California State Parks Foundation has worked throughout our history to advocate for park funding through the state budget, state legislation, and bonds.
Funding for parks has always been a challenge, but it is important to keep advocating for this critical need for parks.
The California Department of Parks and Recreation has endured cuts and some resources have never been regained. Given that the department has a $1 billion deferred maintenance backlog, we need to ensure parks are funded and urgent needs can be addressed.
California and parks must meet the needs for all who live here and visit. And for that, state parks need steady sources of funding to achieve stability, and to provide good, consistent services to the public.