- Californians are invited to use their vehicles to promote the preservation and restoration of state parks.
- A specialized license plate, featuring California’s official tree the California Redwood, is available.
- 7,500 preorders must be made by May 18, 2017 for program to continue.
- Order your plate today at parksplate.parks.ca.gov.
With over 340 miles of coastline and coastal habitat, and more than 4,700 miles of non-motorized trails, California’s state parks provide opportunities to improve our health through outdoor recreation.
Spending time in the outdoors not only improves our health, it also strengthens bonds with our family and friends and provides life lessons that are taught in nature – stewardship, self-reliance and our place in the web of life. It is important for children of this generation and next, to have these same experiences.
The California Department of Parks and Recreation has been given the unique opportunity to continue to protect and preserve state parks beyond the gate fees. A specialized license plate, featuring California’s official tree the California Redwood, is available. Proceeds from the sale and renewal of the plate will provide an ongoing funding source (California Vehicle Code Section 5161) for the restoration and preservation of state parks across California.
Here is the key – There must be 7,500 pre-paid orders for the Department of Motor Vehicles to begin implementation of the special license plate program. As of this morning, we have 903 orders.
We invite Californians to use their vehicles to promote the preservation and restoration of state parks.
Order your plate at www.parksplate.parks.ca.gov. The cost for a sequential plate is $50 or $98 for a personalized plate. Specialized plates for motorcycles and trailers are also available.
Should you have any questions, please contact us via phone at (916) 653-1010 or e-mail at ParksPlate@parks.ca.gov.
For more than 150 years, the California Department of Parks and Recreation has been protecting and preserving the largest and most diverse natural and cultural heritage holdings of any state agency in the nation. The state park system includes:
- Historic Parks and Monuments
- Marine Parks
- Natural Reserves
- Recreation Areas
- Vehicular Recreation Areas
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. Learn more at www.parks.ca.gov.
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