Benicia State Park Won't Close

A deal has been reached to keep the historic park open.

Friday, Mar 23, 2012  |  Updated 10:46 AM PDT
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Benicia State Park Won't Close

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Officials say a deal has been reached to save Benicia State Historic Park, one of 70 California parks scheduled for closure due to budget cuts.
 
The Vallejo Times-Herald reports (http://bit.ly/GKgTRZ ) that the deal still needs final approval from the Benicia City Council and director of the California Department of Parks and Recreation.

   The historic park is home to the state's third capitol, and was scheduled for closure on July 1 as the state seeks $22 million in savings.
 
Parks officials are scrambling before the July deadline to find partners to help keep the doomed parks open.
 
The city is also working on an agreement to keep Benicia State Recreation Area open, and say a deal could be reached by June or July.

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