California State Parks Foundation is a nonprofit dedicated to California’s 279 state parks.
We have over 130,000 members who support our organization and love parks as much as we do. Together we protect, enhance and advocate for our state parks.
Calling Youth Artists!
Inspiration strikes at all ages. And a love of state parks can start young, which is why CSPF launched our first CSPF Youth Art Contest this summer. Youth ages 4 to 18 can submit posters showing why they think State Parks are Great Places for You and Me. Enter the contest today and compete for some great prizes.
You Ought to Be in Pictures
People up and down the state have been sharing why State Parks are Great Places for You and Me. During our Great Places photo challenge earlier this year, we received hundreds of pictures showing Californians doing what they love in state parks – exploring, adventuring, relaxing, learning, having fun! Check out our video montage of some of the photos that we received.
Summer Volunteers Needed
We need Park Champions volunteers to help care for state parks across the state in the coming weeks. Park Champions is an ongoing program that connects people who enjoy the outdoors and want to make a difference in our state parks that have ongoing need for help. It is a great way to enjoy the summer outdoors, meet new people, and give back to your community. Find an upcoming workday on our calendar and sign up today!
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Take ownership of your state parks by making a powerful investment of your time. Volunteers play an increasingly important role in helping to keep state parks vibrant.
Visit a State Park
The best way to show support for state parks is to visit them (and pay your entrance fees!), and be reminded about what wonderful resources they are for recreation, education and relaxation.
Voice your support for California’s 280 state parks by urging policymakers to enact much needed legislation that will help keep state parks open and protected. Sign up for CSPF action alerts so you can find out when extra help needed.