State Parks

State Parks

The California State Parks Foundation has announced their 2nd Annual Youth Art Contest, and it is currently underway!

The theme of this year’s contest is “Discover State Parks” and youth ages 4-18 are encouraged to participate by creating artwork that shares their experiences in state parks and what they have discovered during their visits. There is so much to discover in California’s 280 state parks, the opportunities for inspiration are endless!

Please note that all entries need to be postmarked by December 17, 2016. First, second, and third place winners will be announced for each age category in January, with winners receiving prize packages. Winning artwork will also be displayed online, in print, and in venues throughout California.

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State Parks

Why not visit the great beauty of the natural resources in the public parks right here in California? California's State Parks system holds the largest and most diverse examples of natural and cultural heritage of any state agency in the country. Over 70 million people annually visit such California treasures as the redwood forests, wildlife reserves, reservoirs, state parks, state beaches, and recreation and wilderness areas.

California State Parks total nearly 1.6 million acres, with over 339 miles of coastline, 975 miles of lake and river frontage, nearly 15,000 campsites and over 4,456 miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails.

Visitors can enjoy the diversity of the natural resources and cultural treasures in California's state parks, which will be preserved and protected for future generations. Assembly District 25 is home to the largest State Park in Northern California, Henry W. Coe State Park.

About Henry W. Coe State Park