In This Series:
Park officials announced most of the 70 parks scheduled for a July 1, 2012 closure will remain open.
Forty parks have signed deals to continue operations, and another 25 are in the works.
Learn about how parks have been saved from closure and the possible fate of others.
Explore the rapid evolution of one of America's oldest and largest state park systems in this interactive timeline.
Check out some of the interesting facts and figures about the California park system.