Hi, we're the  Parks Foundation!

We're the worker bees found in that little office in Idlewild Park across from the California Building. We are grant writers, program developers, student educators, trail guides, AmeriCorps members, and above all, park lovers! Feel free to stop in our office with questions, concerns, ideas, or simply to say hello. You will get many hellos in return!

Safety Tips for Wildfire Season

Wildfire season is upon us. Fires are already burning down western Washington, and the fires in California last year were the deadliest and most destructive in the state’s recorded history. Last year’s Camp Fire was declared a national emergency near the end of 2018. In California alone, over 120 people, civilians and firefighters, were killed and dozens more were injured. Over one million acres burned, erasing entire towns like Paradise off the map, and displacing thousands of human and animal residents alike. (Photo by Marcus Kauffman_Unsplash) While the Truckee Meadows area was not greatly affected by last year’s wildfire season, our area is still under threat of fire due to our dry, dese

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