Parks California is a nonprofit organization and California State Parks’ official statutory partner that is dedicated to expanding programs, amenities, and resources so that all people have the opportunity to build lifelong, meaningful connections with nature.
The California State Parks System includes 280 extraordinary places, spanning 1.6 million acres. From redwood groves and desert springs to light houses and ghost towns, California State Parks stand out among the world’s most vibrant protected land – each with its own diverse history, landmarks, ecosystems, recreational opportunities and stories.
As a result of the California’s State Parks Stewardship Act of 2012 and AB 1478, the Parks Forward Commission was formed to evaluate the State Park System, and provide recommendations to ensure that state parks continue to meet the needs of all people – now and into the future.
Learn more about Parks California on their webiste.