Over 90 percent of the 70 California state parks originally targeted for closure Sunday will remain open for the time being, state parks officials told the Sacramento Bee on Thursday.
Portola Redwoods State Park had found funding eariler in the week and will be joined on the saves list by Candlestick Point State Recreation Area, Gray Whale Cove State Beach and Castle Rock State Beach among local beaches.
Interested outside partners helped the state spare 25 parks and will be able to keep all but five off the hit list by using the small amount of special funds that Brown retained in the budget he signed Wednesday night, parks officials said.
Democratic lawmakers added $41 million back into their budget to keep parks open, but Brown line-item vetoed $31 million of it.
The Mining and Mineral Museum plans to close down and place over 13,000 items into storage. The two state beaches on the endangered five-park list would remain open to visitors, but without trash pick-up and restrooms.
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