In May of 2011 the Benicia State Parks Stakeholders Committee was formed under the umbrella of the Benicia State Parks Association. The committee had its beginnings as a citizens group that was determined to protect the Benicia State Parks and to prevent further closure of the only two Solano Country State Parks located in Benicia, CA. The Benicia State Parks are two distinct park areas. The Benicia State Historic Park is comprised of the Historic Benicia State Capitol building and the Fischer-Hanlon house. The State Recreation Area is a 500 acre parcel that is 70 percent tidal marsh wetland.
There are seven operating groups within the Stakeholders Committee. These groups focus on the areas of need in the efforts to Protect the Benicia State Parks. The Security/Safety, Volunteer, Docent, Maintenance, Communications, Fund Raising and Finance groups are all vital and active aspects in the struggle to secure the future of the two Benicia State Parks.
Membership in any one of the groups is open to all Solano County citizens and others who wish to work towards the goal of open and accessible Solano County State Park lands, buildings and facilities.