Friends of PMSP is dedicated to supporting and preserving Palomar Mountain State Park in a variety of ways. Currently our main focus is keeping the park open.
Palomar is one of 70 state parks slated for closure due to state budget cuts. But with the help of people just like you, Friends of Palomar Mountain State Park has been able to snatch it off the chopping block for now. We have an agreement with the California Department of Parks and Recreation (State Parks) that provides a way to keep Palomar open: State Parks will keep Palomar open as long as we can continue to "close the gap" between revenue and expenses through donations from the community.
This means that — in order to remain open — Palomar Mountain State Park must rely solely on the revenue it generates and donations from the public. It will no longer receive regularly budgeted tax dollars to pay for operational costs. Keeping Palomar open will be up to us!
We've managed to save Palomar from closure for the time being, but we still have a long way to go. Remember, saving Palomar wasn't a single or final event... it's an ongoing process. Find out how you can help keep Palomar open.
A grateful recipient of support from these major donors:
†Cuyamaca Rancho State Park Interpretive Association, a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable association. 100% of every dollar donated to Friends of Palomar Mountain State Park while under the auspices of CRSPIA will go directly and exclusively towards supporting Palomar Mountain State Park. No portion will be used for any other park or for general CRSPIA overhead. Board members and officers serve without compensation. Contributions to Friends of Palomar Mountain State Park are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law under CRSPIA's 501(c)(3) status.