Parks Forward

is an exciting initiative designed to bring out the very best in the California State Park system. Over the course of 20 months, an independent commission made up of experts, advocates and thought-leaders is conducting a wholesale assessment of the park system. This independent process is designed to address the financial, operational, and cultural challenges facing State Parks to ensure the system’s long-term viability. In early 2015, the Parks Forward Commission will adopt a long-term plan for a State Park system that meets the needs of all Californians, now and in the future.