We have some exciting news – you have one more year to order your “ParksPLATE”!
California State Parks has an extension through May 2017 to reach the minimum threshold of 7,500 pre-paid orders to start production of its specialized vehicle license plate “ParksPLATE”.
Orders can be made at www.parksplate.parks.ca.gov.The cost for a sequential plate is $50 or $98 for personalized plate. Specialized plates for motorcycles and trailers are also available. Proceeds from the sale and annual renewal of the plate will provide an ongoing funding source for the restoration and preservation of state parks across California.
“California State Parks is the steward of some of the largest and most diverse natural, cultural and recreational resources of any state agency in the nation”, said California State Parks’ Director Lisa Mangat. “We invite Californians to show their pride for the state’s natural beauty by ordering our license plate, and support our efforts to protect and restore the state park system.”
Please help us spread the availability of our specialized license plate to your co-workers, family and friends. Should you be interested in promoting our license plate online, we have web buttons and other graphics that you can download at www.parksplate.parks.ca.gov. Thank you!
Facts about California State Parks
California State Parks manages 280 park units, which contain the finest and most diverse collection of natural, cultural, and recreational resources to be found within California. These treasures are as diverse as California: from the last stands of primeval redwood forests to vast expanses of fragile desert; from the lofty Sierra Nevada to the broad sandy beaches of our southern coast; and from the opulence of Hearst Castle to the vestiges of colonial Russia.
The department contains the largest and most diverse natural and cultural heritage holdings of any state agency in the nation. The state park system includes state parks, natural reserves, historic parks, historic monuments, beaches, recreation areas, vehicular recreation areas, seashores and marine parks. Within the system are natural and cultural preserves, lakes and reservoirs, coastal beaches, historic homes, Spanish era adobe buildings, lighthouses, ghost towns, museums, visitor centers, conference centers, and off-highway vehicle recreation areas. Together, state park system lands protect and preserve an unparalleled collection of culturally and environmentally sensitive structures and habitats, threatened plant and animal species, ancient Native American sites, historic structures and artifacts… the best of California’s natural and cultural history.
With over 340 miles of coastline, 970 miles of lake and river frontage, 15,000 campsites and 4,500 miles of trails, the state park system provides wonderful recreational, educational and inspirational opportunities for over 67 million visitors a year.