The good news: with the new state budget–whatever condition it is in, and who knows these days?–fewer state parks will be closed than originally thought.
The very bad news: 100 may still be affected in Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s round of last-minute cuts, which involves slashing another $6.2 million, according to the Los Angeles Times.
And on a preliminary list is Mt. Diablo State Park. Other Bay Area parks on that preliminary closure list? Benicia Capitol State Historic Park, Fremont Peak State Historic Park, Tomales Bay State Park, and Portola Redwoods State Park.
The Los Angeles Times is reporting that state parks officials and nonprofit groups are considering corporate sponsorships of state parks. Those parks on the list will be closed for one to two years.