Save Our Benicia State Parks
BSPA PUBLIC MEETING ON STATE PARKS
THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2013
BENICIA LIBRARY, DONA BENICIA ROOM
FOCUS ON THE STATUS OF THE BENICIA STATE PARKS
The Benicia State Parks Association and the Benicia State Parks Stakeholders Committee have been working diligently to protect the only two state parks in Solano County. The ultimate goal is to secure the immediate future of the Benicia State Historic Park and the Benicia State Recreation Area. The end result will be to keep the two State parks open and free from further closure by the State Department of Parks and Recreation.
On November 4, a special tour of the Benicia Capitol Historic Park was given to a group of California State Parks Foundation major donors. The BSPA Board, Benicia City Staff, Mayor Elizabeth Patterson, Benicia City Council and County Supervisor, Linda Seifert along with California State Parks Foundation President Elizabeth Goldstein later joined in a foundation hosted lunch at the Union Hotel. The Benicia State Park was chosen to be highlighted by the California State Parks Foundation as one California State Park that has received grant support from the foundation. BSPA Volunteers led visitors on tours of the Capitol, Fischer Hanlon house, the historic gardens and out buildings.
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Benicia State Parks Association
The Benicia State Parks Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in the 1980âs. The present association was preceded by the Benicia State Parks Interpretive Volunteers.
Benicia State Parks Association promotes interpretation, preservation, conservation and education activities of the Benicia Capitol State Historic Park and the Benicia State Recreation Area.
Scope of Work
The Benicia State Parks Association works with the California State Parks Volunteers in Parks Program, (VIPP), to conduct guided tours of the Benicia Capitol State Historic Park and the Benicia State Recreation Area. Docents in 1850's period attire give guided tours of the Benicia Capitol Historic Park. A lending library is maintained in the Fischer-Hanlon house for the volunteers and docents.