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Brown administration set to announce California state parks closures [Updated]

May 13, 2011 | 11:14 am

Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration is expected to announce the closure of a number of state parks Friday, part of the $33 million in parks cuts approved by the Legislature earlier this year.

This will be the first time specific park closures are announced.

Resources Secretary John Laird would not immediately give any details about which parks will be targeted for closure. An  announcement is expected Friday afternoon by Laird and Ruth Coleman, the director of the Department of Parks and Recreation.

The state operates 278 parks around the state covering more than 1.3 million acres, according to documents from Brown’s office.

[Updated at 12:30 p.m., May 13:  At the press conference, administration officials said they plan to close 70 parks. But they acknowledged that the governor has not yet signed the budget bill that makes the cuts.

Among the state parks, state historic parks, beaches and recreation areas that would be closed:

Anderson Marsh SHP

Annadel SP

Antelope Valley Indian Museum

Austin Creek SRA

Bale Grist Mill SHP

Benbow Lake SRA

Benicia Capitol SHP

Benicia SRA

Bidwell Mansion SHP

Bothe-Napa Valley SP

Brannan Island SRA

California Mining & Mineral Museum

Candlestick Point SRA

Castle Crags SP

Castle Rock SP

China Camp SP

Colusa-Sacramento River SRA

Del Norte Coast Redwoods SP

Fort Humboldt SHP

Fort Tejon SHP

Garrapata SP

George J. Hatfield SRA

Governor's Mansion SHP

Gray Whale Cove SB

Greenwood  SB

Grizzly Creek Redwoods SP

Hendy Woods SP

Henry W. Coe SP

Jack London SHP

Jug Handle SNR

Leland Stanford Mansion SHP

Limekiln SP

Los Encinos SHP

Malakoff Diggins SHP

Manchester SP

McConnell SRA

McGrath SB

Mono Lake Tufa SNR

Morro Strand SB

Moss Landing SB

Olompali SHP

Palomar Mountain SP

Petaluma Adobe SHP

Picacho SRA

Pio Pico SHP

Plumas-Eureka SP

Point Cabrillo Light Station

Portola Redwoods SP

Providence Mountains SRA

Railtown 1897 SHP

Russian Gulch SP

Saddleback Butte SP

Salton Sea SRA

Samuel P. Taylor SP

San Pasqual Battlefield SHP

Santa Cruz Mission SHP

Santa Susana Pass SHP

Shasta SHP

South Yuba River SP

Standish-Hickey SRA

Sugarloaf Ridge SP

Tomales Bay SP

Tule Elk SNR

Turlock Lake SRA

Twin Lakes SB

Weaverville Joss House SHP

Westport-Union Landing SB

William B. Ide Adobe SHP

Woodson Bridge SRA

Zmudowski SB ]


Brown wants 70 states parks closed

 -- Anthony York in Sacramento

Photo: Candlestick Point State Recreation Area. Credit: California State Parks