In This Series:
Park officials announced most of the 70 parks scheduled for a July 1, 2012 closure will remain open.
Forty parks have signed deals to continue operations, and another 25 are in the works.
Learn about how parks have been saved from closure and the possible fate of others.
Explore the rapid evolution of one of America's oldest and largest state park systems in this interactive timeline.
Check out some of the interesting facts and figures about the California park system.
News Fix | Apr 11, 2013
Family fun - or environmental threat on wheels? Jun Bato's 5-year-old son is one of many children you'll spot on the trails of Carnegie SVRA. (KQED/Rachael Myrow) We?ve heard a lot over the last couple of years about all the … Continue reading
News Fix | Mar 25, 2013
by Tracie Cone, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) ? Over the years, California has added more parks to its state system than it can afford and should consider turning over control of some to local entities, a new report says. … Continue reading
News Fix | Feb 15, 2013
Nestled along the shore of the San Pablo Bay, China Camp was once home to a Chinese shrimp-fishing village that dates back to the 1880s. (Credit: Marin State Parks Association) China Camp Village lovers will be celebrating Saturday as the … Continue reading
News Fix | Jan 04, 2013
Released today: The Attorney General?s ?Report of Investigation into Discrepancies in Financial Reports Submitted by the California Department of Parks and Recreation.? Hendy Woods in Mendocino, one of the state parks that were set to close. (Molly Samuels/KQED) The audit … Continue reading
News Fix | Oct 02, 2012
Katharine Mieszkowski, The Bay Citizen Donors in the South Bay, angry over state mismanagement of park funds, are demanding the return of hundreds of thousands of dollars they gave to keep Northern California?s largest state park operating. The Coe Park … Continue reading