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Map: Local State Parks that are Threatened to be Closed

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All the parks in the state run parks in the "Angeles District" are threatened to be closed | View in a larger map

Welcome to the big Save Our State Parks weekend. The California State Parks Foundation wants everyone to go out, enjoy a day at a state park and take a photo of you and your friends holding a sign (graphics downloadable from their website). There will be a few organized events (scroll down) at Will Rogers, Pio Pico, Rio de Los Angeles and the Baldwin Hills Overlook, which will not be closed because it is run by a local agency.

The latest idea to save state parks is to add a $15 fee to the annual vehicle registration. That would in fact mean all state parks could stay open and free of parking fees (it would be nice to go to Malibu Creek State Park and not pay $10 each time). However, Gov. Schwarzenegger has vowed to veto any tax or fee increases, despite his budget plan to cut 80% of state parks from the budget for two years.