Park Advocacy Day

Join Us to Lobby for Parks

Park Advocacy Day
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Sacramento, CA

Join state park supporters from throughout California at CSPF’s 14th Annual Park Advocacy Day taking place on Tuesday, May 3 in Sacramento!

Each year over 100 park advocates from throughout California participate in Park Advocacy Day to meet with legislators and lobby in support of California’s 280 state parks.

By participating in Park Advocacy Day, you’ll help send a powerful message to policymakers that California’s state parks are important places that need to be protected. Your knowledge and first-hand experience will be imperative as we work to make this the most successful Park Advocacy Day yet!

Participants come from a variety of backgrounds and affiliations, and typically include representatives of environmental, recreational and other state park related nonprofit organizations and state park cooperating associations, as well as local business leaders, educators, park volunteers, and state park users.

Event Details

Park Advocacy Day 2016 Schedule*

Time Event Location
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Registration & light continental breakfast Sacramento Convention Center
9:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. Welcome Address & General Session Sacramento Convention Center
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. PAD Luncheon Sacramento Convention Center
1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Team Legislative Appointments State Capitol
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closing Session Sacramento Convention Center

*Please note that the PAD 2016 schedule is subject to change. A final schedule will be provided to participants immediately prior to event.

Registering for PAD

Registration and Fee
In order to participate in Park Advocacy Day, interested participants must register online and pay a nonrefundable $25 event registration fee. (The $25 event registration fee covers materials supplied by CSPF for all Park Advocacy Day registrants and expenses related to preparing participants for the event. This fee is nonrefundable.)

Due to space and team size limitations, registration for Park Advocacy Day will be open until February 26, or until maximum event and/or team capacity is reached.


Webinar Training
All participants are required to attend a 90-minute online training webinar prior to attending Park Advocacy Day. A training schedule will be provided after registration.

See our FAQ for answers to common questions about PAD.

If you still have questions about Park Advocacy Day, please contact our Sacramento office at 916-442-2119 or email

California State Parks Foundation

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