State Parks in Danger

Living in a National Park is such a luxury. We’re surrounded by vast open spaces and long trails to disappear down. It’s so wonderful to see people smiling from their dose of fresh air, mountains, rivers, and big trees. But it’s the state parks, the ones that are a little closer to urban centers, that people living in the cities can escape to for shorter periods: before or after work, or between other errands and chores on the weekends.

Over on Two-Heel Drive, Tom Mangan has summarized a list of Bay Area State Parks that are under threat. (Ano Nuevo? Mount Diablo State Park? Angel Island? Really?!?). You can find a more complete listing of which parks will remain open, and those which are being “moved to caretaker status” which means that they will still be protected, Government-owned land, but will not be open to the public.

Visit the California State Park Foundation to find out what you can do about it.