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closing 70 California State Parks?

Posted May 24 2011 12:00am

spence sends us the bad news:

Come fall, Californians could find themselves with fewer parks to visit and fewer services available at parks that are open. That was the tenor of the plan that California State Parks officials outlined Friday as they targeted for shutdown 70 of the state’s 278 parks because of budget problems.

The closure plan is far from final, and if it does come to pass the closures wouldn’t go into effect until September, said State Parks Director Ruth Coleman.

Coleman also raised the possibility of diminished services i.e., closing bathrooms, lifeguard towers and other facilities …

read more – California State Parks closures target 70 of the state’s 278 parks

Mary Forgione posted the full list of Parks slated for shut down on the LA Times .

Under Schwarzenegger I never took these threats seriously. But Brown is much more courageous in cutting budget. The Parks are symbolic. He really might do it.

Check out Save California State Parks

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