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California Forced to Close 70 State Parks Over Budget Cuts

The state of California has announced that it will be closing 70 of its 278 state parks due to deep budget cuts.

 

In choosing which parks to keep, the state accounted for several factors including overall attendance numbers and historical significance.

 

In a press release, the California Parks and Recreation Department said the strategic cuts will allow it to retain 94 percent of its annual revenue. According to the state, the remaining parks account for roughly 92 percent of annual park attendance.

 

The most notable parks among those cut include For Humboldt State Historic Park, Sugarloaf Ridge, and the Governor’s Mansion.

 

Source: NY Times

Flickr: LisaW123

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