Park Operation Partnerships
California State Parks is pleased to offer this information for non-profit organizations and public agencies interested in assuming some or all of the functions of a State Park that is slated for closure.
We are quickly approaching the $10M limit of available funding for this program. If you have a match agreement pending for a park scheduled for closure, we encourage you to complete it as soon as practical. Funds are allocated on a first come, first served basis, when a contract is executed by the Director upon his signature and approval of regulatory agencies if applicable.
Proposals were received from parks not on the closure list and reviewed according to the criteria in the Procedural Guide for AB 1478 Match for Parks Not on the Closure List. Four of these proposals demonstrated a compelling connection to keeping a park unit open and have been selected to compete with the remaining proposals from Closure Parks.
Point Sur SHP
Sonoma Coast SP
Historic Bridge Repair
Reopen Historic Buildings
Reopen Facilities (Campbell Cove, Jenner, Pomo Cyn)
Whichever agreements are executed first will be allocated available funding until the entire $10M is committed. We are processing all agreements as quickly as we can in the order received. We plan to continue to accept potential match proposals for parks scheduled for closure and place them on a wait list to be funded, should funds become available.
Click on the links below for more information.
AB 1478 Match Program
AB 1478 Match Status
AB 1478 Match for Parks Not on the Closure List
AB 1478 Match through Operating Agreements
AB 1478 Match through Donor Agreements
Operating Cost Threshold
FAQs for AB 1478 Match
Donor Agreement fillable Forms
Operating Agreement fillable Forms
Other Links for Partners
All Visitors Welcome
Access for Visitors with Disabilities
Workshop Location Schedule
Park Partnership Frequently Asked Questions
Park General Plans
2009 California State Parks Accessibility Guidelines
Fees, Attendance and other Statistics
Trail Manager's Toolbox
Partnership Workbook for Operating Agreements - (PDF)
Partnership Workbook for Operating Agreements - (Word DOC)
Proposed Financial Plan Form - (Excel XLS)
District Superintendents Contact Information
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