Budget cuts force closure of 70 state parks

The closures, which will begin in September, were based on attendance rates and historical significance. "We regret closing any park," said Ruth Coleman, director of California State Parks. "But with the proposed budget reductions over the next two years, we can no longer afford to operate all parks within the system." Officials were hoping that some of the 70 might stay open through partnerships with local governments and non-profits. California has a total of 270 state parks. List is after the jump (via Capitol Alert)

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