In case it flew past you, two more historic state parks have been saved from “The List” of those slated to close July 1st: Los Encinos and Santa Susanna. Both are in Los Angeles County. Both were saved (at least for one more year) by grants from the California State Parks Foundation.

Lucy D'Mot in her blog State Park Closures Trip writes "Many of he beautiful rock formations are the perfect size for kid (and dog!) mountain climbing." (Credit: Lucy D'Mot)

In the press release from the Parks Department, LA Sector Superintendent Sean Woods said the Foundation’s assistance will allow local associations at each park more time to develop community ties and long-term financial support. By local associations, he means the Los Encinos Docent Association and the Foundation for Preservation of Santa Susana Mountains.

“If there is a silver lining, it has brought us closer together with our partners,” Woods said.

For those of you keeping track of which parks are closing, we still are, at the Google Map we built for our California Report series, “On the Rocks.”

View California State Park Closures in a larger map

Two More State Parks Reprieved From Closure 13 June,2012Rachael Myrow


Rachael Myrow

Rachael Myrow is KQED’s Silicon Valley Arts Reporter, covering arts, culture and technology in San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz Counties. She regularly files stories for NPR and the KQED podcast Bay Curious, and guest hosts KQED’s Forum.

Her passion for public radio was born as an undergrad at the University of California at Berkeley, writing movie reviews for KALX-FM. After finishing one degree in English, she got another in journalism, landed a job at Marketplace in Los Angeles, and another at KPCC, before returning to the Bay Area to work at KQED.

She spent more than seven years hosting The California Report, and over the years has won a Peabody and three Edward R. Murrow Awards (one for covering the MTA Strike, her first assignment as a full-time reporter in 2000 as well as numerous other honors including from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Radio Television News Directors Association and the LA Press Club.
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