Tuesday, August 9, 2011


What? Your Favorite Park is Closed?

We all knew it was coming--the day when nearly 25% of California state parks would shutdown in order to "close the budget" gap.  But what we didn't know was that some Parks we thought were safe are   actually being impacted too!

Surfrider recently learned, via our friends at the California State Park Foundation (CSPF), that a popular urban park in Los Angeles (Baldwin Hills) is now closed five or six days a week due to lack of funds.   What's ironic is that this is a new facility and now it will be inaccessible to millions of people.

As CSPF says, "this is a heads up for you"!  Even though your favorite park might have escaped the list of closures, it doesn't mean it won't be "nearly closed" due to reduced hours and services.  If you are seeing changed hours and services at your favorite park, post a message to CSPF's Facebook page.  

Continue to check back to this page and CSPF's website to learn more about new ideas to help mitigate the massive park closures.  


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