California League of Park Associations  

Partners in park sustainability, education and advocacy!


CALPA Wants You

All non-profit volunteer groups and/or individuals serving the California State Park System are invited to join CALPA, which is founded on the principle that member organizations are independent, but not alone. 


As of July 1, 2018, CALPA has joined forces with PLA (Public Lands Alliance), the support organization for nonprofit organizations serving national parks and public lands, to provide our member organizations with joint membership benefits. While CALPA and PLA will remain separate, CALPA members will enjoy the benefits of both organizations. For more information on this exciting partnership, please read the CALPA-PLA Membership FAQs or go to the CALPA-PLA Membership Home Page.

To start enjoying the CALPA-PLA joint membership benefits, please complete the online membership application for your organization. Once your organization’s membership application is approved, you will be provided instructions on where to mail your membership dues.

Organization Membership


For individuals who are not part of a nonprofit member organization supporting a California State Park, CALPA still offers an individual membership for $30 per year, and an individual lifetime membership for $300.

You can now use our secure online payment option to become an individual member today!

You do not have to have a PayPal account to pay online. 
Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover are accepted for payment.

Individual Membership Fees

Board Member Dues

Enjoy the Benefits of Membership Today!

Your CALPA-PLA Membership Now Includes Benefits in Both Organizations
CALPA Membership Benefits PLA Membership Benefits

Enhanced focus on advocating for California State Parks and our nonprofit members supporting them

NEW! A CALPA online community launching August 2018 (supported through PLA's Connected Communities platform)

CALPA Newsletter and communications

Discounts for CALPA's annual conference

Access to Connected Communities - an online platform that connects members and shares resources

Ongoing education and training programs with a monthly complimentary webinar

Access to webinar recordings in the Resource Library

Over 20% discount on registration at PLA's annual Convention and Trade Show

Access to comprehensive and discounted insurance through MDP Programs

Access to PLA's reciprocal discount program (for organizations with retail sales outlets)

And more! Click here to review the complete list of PLA membership benefits

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