Cooperating Associations


Crystal Cove Alliance


Doheny State Beach Interpretive Association


San Onofre Foundation


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What Are Cooperating Associations?
Cooperating associations are non-profit charitable organizations dedicated to enhancing the educational and interpretive programs in California State Parks. Collectively the network consists of 83 associations and serves most of the 278 state parks. These associations, with more than 27,000 members, provide critical funding for educational and interpretive needs that are impossible for state parks to meet.

Associations contribute more than 10 million dollars annually to fund critical staff positions, exhibits, visitor center developments, junior ranger and nature walk programs, living history demonstrations, special events and many other exciting projects.

Cooperating associations are non-profit charitable [(501 (c) 3] organizations dedicated to enhancing the educational and interpretive programs in California State Parks. Each association is independent and annually submits financial and activity reports. This special relationship is authorized pursuant to Public Resources Code 513.