Park Advocacy Day is California State Parks Foundation’s signature, annual grassroots advocacy event. Since 2003, California State Parks Foundation has hosted this lobby day to demonstrate the political strength of the parks movement, build a strong community of advocates to support policy and legislative change, create accountability for lawmakers, and support park advocates participation in the legislative process.
This year, we will continue to push forward an Access for All policy agenda with our Pathways to Parks initiative. Too many Californians, especially those from disadvantaged communities, are not afforded the opportunity to experience these wonders in their own backyard. State parks belong to all Californians, and it’s up to us to break down barriers and build stronger accessibility to parks.
California State Parks Foundation and California’s First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom are proud to partner on this initiative. Following a successful policy forum in November, we hope that the strength of the parks community on Park Advocacy Day will continue to push Pathways to Parks forward to provide Access for All.
Monday, May 11, 2020
2:00pm – 4:30pm Legislative and Advocacy Training
4:30pm – 5:30pm Park Partner Happy Hour
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
8:30am – 9:00am Registration and Breakfast
9:00am – 11:30am Welcome Address and General Session
11:30am – 1:30pm Rally and picnic in a park at State Capitol
1:30pm – 4:00pm Legislative visits with elected officials and key policy staff
4:00pm – 5:00pm Afternoon Session
5:00pm – 6:30pm Reception
All event logistics are subject to change as we move closer to the event. This page will be updated periodically with changes to the event and resources for participants.