State and federal authorities announced today that two popular Marin County state parks will remain open with the help of the National Park Service.
Samuel P. Taylor State Park, a campground nestled among redwoods in West Marin, and Tomales Bay State Park, which lies on the shore of its eponymous bay, were slated for closure because of state budget cuts. In May, state parks officials announced that close to 70 of the state's 278 parks would be shut down because of inadequate money for staff and maintenance.
However, today a deal was announced that will keep Sam Taylor and Tomales Bay open. Since both lie within the boundaries of the federally administered Golden Gate National Recreation Area, the NPS has agreed to pitch in staff to help keep the parks open.