California Issues RFP for Private Operation of 5 State Parks
For years, Reason Foundation has recommended that cash-strapped states
consider tapping the private sector to take over operations of state
parks as a means to lower costs and rescue parks threatened with closure
in a difficult budget environment. Both the U.S. Forest Service (USFS)
and BC Parks (British Columbia) have long pioneered the use of
public-private partnerships (PPPs) for park operations, but states have
been slow to follow their lead…until now, that is.
Editorial by Leonard Gilroy, Reason Foundation, March 20, 2012.