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It’s in Our Nature

Photo: Pigeon Point Light Station State Historic Park

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 279 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

Route To Parks Grant Program Open!

At Parks California, we believe that everyone deserves memorable and long-lasting experiences in nature.  

To help ensure that all communities, including people who have been historically marginalized, have an opportunity to visit and enjoy California State Parks, Parks California is proud to offer the Route to Parks grants program to local organizations who are helping people develop a connection, appreciation, and love for nature. Over the past two years, we have been proud to provide grants to more than 40 organizations across the state that day to day offer transformative experiences in nature for their community.  


Photo: The Junior Lifeguards

Junior Lifeguards Fundraiser

The California State Parks Junior Lifeguards program teaches aquatic safety and more. Your contribution will help ensure the program reaches under-served communities throughout the state with this life-saving program. Your donation, in any amount, will be matched up to a total of $25,000 by a generous donor! 

Donate Here


Parks California 2021 Annual Report

Last year, new partnerships sprouted, and existing partnerships grew deeper roots as we engaged with networks that support our shared vision with California State Parks for more welcoming, inclusive and climate-resilient parks. Explore the 2021 highlights—like reimagining a climate-smart future for parks or reducing transportation barriers to parks.

Read our Annual Report

Photo: Stone Lagoon Visitor's Center

Parkspeak: Humboldt Lagoons State Park

Explore Humboldt Lagoons State Park with California State Parks, featuring special guests from the Yurok Tribe. In our first ParkSpeak of the year, we’ll celebrate the public opening of Stone Lagoon Visitor Center and its joint management agreement between California State Parks and the Yurok Tribe.

Watch ParkSpeak: Humboldt Lagoons State Park

Support Parks California

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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