ABOUT OUTDOORS FOR ALL
We believe in the right of all Californians to have access to recreational opportunities, and enjoy the cultural, historic, and natural resources found across the state.California is known around the world for its iconic and beautiful outdoor places. Yet for too many Californians, these places, recreational activities, and their benefits remain out of reach.
Championed by Governor Newsom and First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Outdoors for All is expanding parks and outdoor spaces in communities that need them most, supporting programs to connect people who lack access, fostering a sense of belonging for all Californians in the outdoors, and much more. In 2021, Governor Newsom made a historic $1 billion-plus investment to expand access to parks and open space, creating a once-in-a-generation opportunity to improve outdoor access for all Californians. Working in partnership with the legislature and local leaders and communities across the state, these investments ensure more Californians can experience the benefits that nature provides. Outdoors for All also furthers two other Agency priorities, Nature Based Solutions and 30x30, by investing in California’s public lands and natural resources.
Outdoors for All is an initiative built to strengthen a growing movement that engages all Californians. It is led by a broad array of governments in partnership with community organizations and tribes, who all bring established networks, a history of advocacy, and lived experiences. Together, this movement can continue to build momentum from these efforts towards a future where all Californians can benefit from the state’s incredible outdoor environment.
In support of Outdoors for All, the California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA) has unveiled a new professional sports-themed specialty license plate to provide a sustained revenue source to expand outdoor access. Revenue generated by the specialty license plates will improve and expand access to parks and open spaces across the state. CNRA looks forward to partnering with additional professional sports teams to make more specialty license plates available.
- Speaker Series: Outdoors for All (video)
- California State Parks Outdoors for All Park Pass Programs
- California State Parks FamCamp®
- California Department of Fish and Wildlife Fishing in the City Program
- California Grants Portal: parks and recreation related grants for disadvantaged communities