Sacramento, CA– Railtown 1897 State Historic Park is on a list of California State Parks proposing to close.
California State Parks today announced a plan to close up to 70 of its 278 parks because of budget cuts approved by the state legislature. The cuts are a result of a bill Governor Jerry Brown signed into law last month that trims $11 million from the parks budget in the fiscal year that begins July 1, and $22 million the next fiscal year.
“We aren’t talking about a closure of Railtown immediately,” said Kathy Taylor, District Superintendent for the Capital District for State Parks. “We’re really talking about how do we achieve 22 million dollar cuts statewide. And to implement that cut which we have been told that we have to do by July 1, 2012, it will take park closures unless we find other options. We hope people do come out and support Railtown and visit. And certainly don’t think that things are closed yet.”
Columbia State Park and Calaveras Big Trees State Park were not included in today’s list of proposed park closures.