California State Parks Foundation is a member-supported nonprofit dedicated
to protecting, improving and advocating for all of California’s state parks.

Youth Art Contest

Our 2016 Youth Art Contest is now open! The theme of this year’s contest is ‘”Discover State Parks” and we invite youth ages 4-18 to participate by creating artwork that shares their experiences in state parks and what they have discovered during their visits.

Great news from Sacramento!

Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 2249 by Assemblymember Ken Cooley - ensuring that state park concessionaires cannot trademark historic place names in our state parks. Thank you to the 1,400+ state park supporters who used our action center to send messages to Governor Brown in support of this legislation.

Volunteer in State Parks

Our Park Champions volunteer days take place all over the state. Find an upcoming workday near you. Sign up today.

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