California’s beleaguered park system is preparing for a new round of closures that could affect a quarter of its protected areas, historic sites and nature preserves.
State Parks spokesman Roy Stearns said 70 parks are scheduled for closure this fiscal year.
The closure plan, announced in May, is expected to save the state $22 million over two years. It comes on top of the $75 million that had already been cut out of the parks budget over the past decade. Since 2009, deficits forced partial closure of 60 parks and deep service reductions in 90 others.
Of the 278 parks in the state, 150 have already been affected
Why don’t we eliminate State perks such as cars, per diems, and junkets first.