Sen. Fran Pavley has long been at the forefront of the effort to save Los Encinos State Historic Park. from closure, and she was recently able to give the community some more good news: the park will now stay open for at least another two years.
The park's proposed closure was first announced in May 2011 when Gov. Jerry Brown's administration revealed a plan to close up to 70 of its 278 parks due to budget cuts.
An , which was enough to propose that the park be kept open for another year. Then, in July, it was revealed that the State Parks Department had a surplus in its budget of $54 million.
Pavley, who was speaking at a recent Tarzana Neighborhood Council meeting, revealed that the anonymous donor was actually from Tarzana, noting that perhaps people were unaware of that fact.
She also said that, after discussions with the State Parks Department after the July disclosures of its budget, it had agreed to keep the park open for a further year. This means that the park will be kept open until at least through 2014.
Click on the video above to see Pavley make the announcement.
And click on the links below to see Encino-Tarzana Patch coverage of the fight to save Los Encinos.
Why Pavley Is Pushing to Save Encino's 'Hidden Jewel'
Saving Los Encinos State Historic Park: Will They Pave Paradise?
A New Way to Help Save Los Encinos State Historic Park
Commentary: Neighborhood Council Update on Los Encinos State Historic Park
Vote for the Los Encinos State Historic Park 'SpokesDuck'!
Encino Neighborhood Council Raises Awareness for Los Encinos With New Banner
State Senator Pavley Issues Statement on Oversight of Parks Department
Brothers Donate Bake Sale Funds to Help Save Los Encinos Park
Los Encinos State Historic Park Targeted for Shutdown