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Future's Not So Bright For Candlestick Point

Of the 70 state parks fit to be closed because of the latest state budget, about half are likely to be saved because of nonprofit groups and community efforts. Unfortunately Candlestick Point isn't one of them. Candlestick Point, which attracts 150,000 visitors annually and has a bit of a crime problem, costs about $507,000 a year to maintain. If the proper funds aren't secured, the park will close on July 1. "We've worked hard over the years to keep Candlestick a safe environment," said Supervising State Park Ranger Ann Meneguzzi. "I don't know if we'll be able to keep it that way after it closes." [SF Examiner]