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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

Announcing Our 2023 Adventure Pass Grants Recipients! 

After months of planning, we just announced the 12 non-profit organizations that will receive funds from our new Adventure Pass Grants Program to facilitate visits for fourth graders and their families this year.


Creating Impact: A Study of Nonprofit Partnership in California State Parks

This study examines the many ways in which nonprofits support State Parks’ mission to provide for the health, inspiration and education of the people of California – by helping to preserve the state’s extraordinary biological diversity, protecting its most valued natural and cultural resources, and creating opportunities for high-quality outdoor recreation.


Photo: Route To Parks: Ventana Wildlife Society

Announcing Our 2022 Route to Parks Grantees!

The 19 selected grantees will focus on communities facing financial hardship and reducing transportation challenges into state parks. By addressing the transportation barrier, Route to Park’s grantees connect communities to the many benefits nature has to offer.


2023 Tour de Parks Bike Ride

Forty park enthusiasts rode 30 miles from Half Moon Bay State Beach Park to Ano Nuevo State Park, visiting other state parks along the way. The bike ride was followed by hiking, painting, and overnight camping. It was an incredible weekend spent learning more about California’s amazing state parks and how Parks California is making parks more welcoming, inclusive, and climate resilient. Let us know if you’d like to join the Tour de Parks adventure in 2024!


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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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