Parks and Recreation http://kalw.org en California State Park System in Crisis http://kalw.org/post/california-state-park-system-crisis <p></p><p>For budgetary reasons, 70 of California's 279 state parks were set to close to the public on July 1st. But thanks to partnerships with private businesses and advocacy groups, 68 of those parks remain open for the time being. &nbsp;Even with this money and the recently discovered surplus in the Parks Department, Californians need to decide if funding our state park system is in our best interest, especially in an economically challenging climate. We talk about California’s State Park system, its history, its value, and what closing a state park might look like.</p><p>Guests:</p> Tue, 24 Jul 2012 23:25:14 +0000 City Visions 14024 at http://kalw.org California State Park System in Crisis