It’s in Our Nature
Parks California is on a mission to make our state parks and public lands welcoming, inclusive and climate resilient spaces where all people throughout California truly feel at home.
By expanding funding for innovative programs, amenities, and resources, Parks California works to improve park experiences for all visitors while protecting the natural diversity of our 280 state parks.
- Expand Park Resources
- Generate new funding sources to improve park visitor amenities and expand capacity.
- Attract New Visitors
- Engage younger, more diverse visitors to parks and public lands.
- Partner on Improvements
- Collaborate with public and private partners to foster authentic connections to nature
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We’re planting the seeds for exciting improvements to the state park system, all of which inspire more people in California to become the next generation of lifelong park stewards.
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Nature as a Tool for Social Change
Learn how California State Parks uses inclusion, community engagement and self determination to create rich outdoor experiences for all people. You’ll see firsthand how the organization puts people first during park development and how parks can bring communities together.
Watch our Facebook Live with California State Parks
Grant Opportunity: Route to Parks Grant Program
Through our Route to Parks Grants, we aim to improve park access for all people, so they can create authentic connections with nature. While we understand that addressing the transportation barrier to park access is multifaceted, this initiative intends to support programs that address this barrier with longstanding solutions that are replicable and can measure impact.
Learn about the 2020 Route to Parks Grantees
Grant Opportunity: Assistance Grant–Adapting for a Safe Reopening
The California League of Park Associations (CALPA) and Parks California are coming together to present the Assistance Grant: Adapting for a Safe Reopening. The assistance grant opportunity is available to current CALPA members to promote visitor/employee safety, to allow adherence to social distancing guidelines, as well as transition to effective remote work.
Learn about Adapting for a Safe Reopening
ParkSpeak Presents Anza-Borrego Desert State Park®
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park encompasses some of the most diverse desert landscapes in the world – and serves as the backdrop for a virtual California State Park adventure, ParkSpeak. Watch Parks California’s guided, behind-the-scenes tour of this state park to explore a rich archaeological heritage from the Kumeyaay and Cahuilla tribes.
Watch ParkSpeak Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
ParkSpeak Presents La Purisima Mission State Historic Park
A relic of California’s colonial past, La Purisima Mission State Historic Park is the focus of ParkSpeak. Learn about the park’s unique colonial past, including the stories and challenges of the people who lived there, as well as the crafts and technologies of the mission era.
Watch ParkSpeak La Purisima Mission State Historic Park
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Together, we will make sure state parks remain resilient while meeting the evolving, lifelong needs of everyone in California. Join our community of incredible supporters at the level that works for you.
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