Parks Now is a broad coalition of experts, activists, and community leaders from across California who are concerned about the state of our public parks.
Our mission is to encourage elected leaders throughout the state to finally take meaningful action towards improving the parks system. Not all of our members are long time parks advocates: many represent communities of color, and others are experts in public health or other relevant fields. However, all of us are united in the belief that our parks can and should do better.
He is the Founder of Latino Outdoors, as well as, conservationist, environmentalist, Chicano, and educator.
Dr. David Hayes-Bautista
University of California, Los Angeles
He is currently the Professor of Medicine and Director of the Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture – School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles.
Edward M. Norton
TPG Capital, L.P.
He is currently the Senior Advisor on Environment for TPG Capital and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Grand Canyon Trust and The Wyss Foundation. He is the Founding Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the National Landscape Conservation System Foundation.
Environmental Equity Director
Church by the Side of the Road
Community Nature Connection
Nature For All
Board President & Founder
Salvadorian American Leadership and Education Fund
California State Director
The Trust for Public Land
Director of External Affairs
Family Wellness Group
Groundworks San Diego
Founder & Director
Audubon Center at Debs Park
Brown Girl Surf
Founder & Executive
Professor - Department of Recreation, Parks & Tourism
San Francisco State University
Children's Hospital of Oakland
Rebecca De La Rosa
Latino Coalition for a Healthy California
Fathers and Families of San Joaquin
Fresno Building Healthy Communities
Asian Pacific Islander Forward Movement (API Forward)
Public Safety & Community Justice Manager
Youth Policy Institute
Founder & Executive Director
South East Asian Community Alliance (SEACA)
Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust
From Lot to Spot
Yvette Lopez Ledesma
Urban to Wild Asst. Director
The Wilderness Society
Fresno Interdenominational Refugee Ministries (FIRM)