Parks are essential to the well-being of all Californians.

Parks are unique places where children can play, people exercise, families bond, seniors socialize, youth are mentored, cultures share and celebrate their differences, and everyone can connect with nature. The California Department of Parks and Recreation sponsors this website to help advance park access for all Californians. The tools on this site show where grant funding improved park access, and where communities still need more resources to achieve the goal for everyone in California to have close-to-home parks.

Park with palm trees, many children and play equipment Woman retrieving soccer ball at edge of green soccer field in Albion Riverside Park Children smiling and playing in sprinkler at Washington Elementary Natural Park Three chlidren on climbing equipment at Bayer Park Jacaranda Park with child on exercise equipment Large overhead sign for West Oakland Farm Park at park entrance, people strolling and shopping at market stalls