Proposition 40 State Park System Allocations
In 2002, California voters approved a general obligation bond to address several key resources needs. The bond, the California Clean Water, Clean Air, Safe Neighborhood Parks, and Coastal Protection Act of 2002, known as Proposition 40, allocated $1.186 million to California State Parks with $230 million for additions and improvements to the State Park System. (The balance of $956 million is to be issued as local park grants.)
California’s State Park System includes 278 parks with more than 14,000 campsites, 320 miles of coastline and more than 4,500 miles of trails, making it the largest State Park system in the lower 48 states. In addition, it has the highest number of visitors of any State Park system in the entire nation, with more than 76 million visitors yearly.
With funding from this bond and others, including the Safe Neighborhood Parks, Clean Water, Clean Air, and Coastal Protection Bond Act of 2000, California State Parks has been able to address hundreds of critical State Park System needs all across the State.