Donate Directly: Keep Parks Open

Time is running out for these parks. Let the parks and the public know we will be supporting them now.

Give directly to any of these 70 California State Parks through Folk4Parks' charity partner, Givegoods is a 501(c)3 fundraising charity that is helping to manage charitable donations for CA State Parks.

Earmark your donation for a specific park, or just leave it open to go where it'll do the most good. Givegoods doesn't take a dime from any donations and they're 100% committed to making sure all money goes directly to helping parks.


Submit a Photo for the Gallery

Got a great photo from one of the CA State Parks scheduled for closure? Send it to us!

Just email us your pic. Don't forget to tell us your name and which park so we can give you credit. Also, photos must be at least 2000px wide. Folk4Parks reserves the right to reject any photograph.

Thanks for sharing your photos to support this important cause.



2011 Park Closures

This April, Gov. Brown announced $22 million in cuts to California State Parks, forcing the Department of Parks and Recreation to close 70 parks by 2012. Folk4Parks has partnered with to help raise money to stop this from happening.

Together, we can keep these state treasures open.

- Folk4Parks


All 70 Parks on the Closure List

Anderson Marsh State Historic Park
Annadel State Park
Antelope Valley Indian Museum State Historic Park
Austin Creek State Recreation Area
Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park
Benbow Lake State Recreation Area
Benicia Capitol State Historic Park
Benicia State Recreation Area
Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park
Bothe-Napa Valley State Park
Brannan Island State Recreation Area
California State Mining and Mineral Museum Park Property
Candlestick Point State Recreation Area
Castle Crags State Park
Castle Rock State Park
China Camp State Park
Colusa-Sacramento River State Recreation Area
Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park
Fort Humboldt State Historic Park
Fort Tejon State Historic Park
Garrapata State Park
George J. Hatfield State Recreation Area
Governors Mansion State Historic Park
Gray Whale Cove State Beach
Greenwood State Beach
Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park
Hendy Woods State Park
Henry W. Coe State Park
Jack London State Historic Park
Jug Handle State Reserve
Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park
Limekiln State Park
Los Encinos State Historic Park
Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park
Manchester State Park
McConnell State Recreation Area
McGrath State Beach
Mono Lake Tufa State Reserve
Morro Strand State Beach
Moss Landing State Beach
Olompali State Historic Park
Palomar Mountain State Park
Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park
Picacho State Recreation Area
Pio Pico State Historic Park
Plumas-Eureka State Park
Point Cabrillo Light Station Park Property
Portola Redwoods State Park
Providence Mountains State Recreation Area
Railtown 1897 State Historic Park
Russian Gulch State Park
Saddleback Butte State Park
Salton Sea State Recreation Area
Samuel P. Taylor State Park
San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park
Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park
Santa Susana Pass State Historic Park
Shasta State Historic Park
South Yuba River State Park
Standish-Hickey State Recreation Area
Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Tomales Bay State Park
Tule Elk State Reserve
Turlock Lake State Recreation Area
Twin Lakes State Beach
Weaverville Joss House State Historic Park
Westport-Union Landing State Beach
William B. Ide Adobe State Historic Park
Woodson Bridge State Recreation Area
Zmudowski State Beach



My name is Christopher Grant Ward and I run Folk4Parks: a net-roots org dedicated to the preservation of open spaces in California and across the world.

Since 2009, I have traveled to over 200 CA State Parks, spent 5000 miles on the road and made over 15 short films getting the word out about impending park closures, budget cuts and the importance of voting Yes on Prop 21. I believe the best arguments for saving California State Parks are the parks themselves. No other place in the world preserves the world's tallest and oldest trees, deserts, inland seas, volcanic lakes and over 200 miles of stunning coastline. My desire is bring this inspiration to all Californians through film, art and photography.

I put this website together to make sure the public can SEE what's at stake here. There's too much to lose and, if we come together, not that big of a hurdle to meet our goals.

If you feel moved to do so, I encourage you to donate to Givegoods. They are another great organization I am involved with and we'll absolutely make sure all your money goes directly to helping parks.

Want to chat? We're always up late. Just send us an email.

Now, stop loooking at your computer and go visit a park!



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