48 California parks, including SoCal’s Will Rogers, Topanga Canyon, and Mt. San Jacincto state parks are slated to fully or partially close to balance the 2008-09 budget…. the LA Times travel writer, Mary Forgione, asks if this is an Idle threat or serious concern. You decide.
I noticed that Morro Bay’s Montaa de Oro State Park, with its fantastic sand dunes overlooking the Pacific, is on the list of potential closures. It’s bad timing for my family, because my Mom just took the plunge and moved to Morro Bay from New Jersey this week. Welcome to California, Mom! Honestly, as the world’s fifth-largest economy, we really just don’t have the money to keep the parks open.
Here is the list of proposed park closures.