Is the Sun Setting on Our State Parks? - NBC Bay Area

Is the Sun Setting on Our State Parks?

70 Parks Now Face Closure



    And now, an NBC Bay Area Editorial:

    This year, dozens of state parks, historic sites, even beaches will start closing.

    I'm Suzanne Shaw, Editorial Director

    From The Salton Sea in the south to six redwood state parks in the north, 1/4 of California state parks could be off limits next year.

    State Park Closures

    [BAY] State Park Closures
    NBC Bay Area urges voters to get behind two key pieces of legislation to save one our greatest legacies, our state parks.
    (Published Friday, June 24, 2011)

    What can we do? Take your family, hike, camp, fish, visit them while you still can. Henry Coe, Samuel P. Taylor, Tomales Bay, Mono Lake, Moss Landing, they're among 70 parks closing.

    NBC Bay Area urges you to tell your legislators you support two bills:

    SB 580: To Preseve state parks from sale and development
    AB 42 : Allowing parks to be run by new public/private partnerships, like cities and counties joining with nonprofits to keep some parks clean.

    Park Closures: What Our Viewers Had to Say

    [BAY] Park Closures: What Our Viewers Had to Say
    Suzanne Shaw, NBC Bay Area Editorial Director highlights viewer feedback in response to our editorial on park closures.
    (Published Friday, July 1, 2011)

    Find out how you can help here.

    Please scroll down to view comments or leave your own. If you would like to leave a longer response, you can also submit comments via email at  



    Previous 2011 Editorials:

    June 12, 2011
    The High Stakes of Higher Education

    May 29th, 2011
    Too Toxic for Our Toddlers

    May 15th, 2011
    Deregulate to Better Educate

    May 1st, 2011
    Oil Companies' Slick Tax Move

    April 17th, 2011
    Revamping Our Revenue Model

    April 3rd 2011
    Transit Costs Are Off the Rails

    March 19th, 2011
    The Price of Our Prisons

    March 13th, 2011
    Why is Green Tech Still a Foreign Concept?

    February 27th, 2011
    No Rebound Without Restructure

    February 13th, 3022
    Teacher Tenure

    January 30th, 2011
    What a Waste

    January 16th, 2011
    Governor Brown's Budget

    January 2nd, 2011
    2011 New Year's Resolutions