The Parks Alliance was created in response to the State Parks Closure announcements in May 2011 in order to address the current and planned closures of State Parks in Sonoma County. When the closures were announced, the outpouring of support from individuals, nonprofits, businesses and public agencies in the county was astounding. Our goal is to harness that energy, bringing the community together to keep the parks open and functioning at a sustainable level.
The Parks Alliance sees this crisis as an opportunity. It is time to create a new model for parks in Sonoma County, and throughout California. We believe that we can bring the community together to create innovative solutions, efficiencies in park operations, and a system of parks, open space and public land in Sonoma County that residents and visitors will enjoy for years to come.