Eleven California state parks that were slated to close this summer will remain open for at least a year, California parks officials announced Tuesday. Deals to keep open at least 35 more parks are in the works, meaning that as few as 15 parks of an expected 70 will actually be shut down. New operating agreements with funding from private donors, foundations, and government entities will keep the 11 confirmed parks open at least through 2013. Most of the parks slated to close are in Northern California.
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