About Us

The Benicia State Parks Association (BSPA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in the 1980’s.

Our Mission

The BSPA, in partnership with the California State Department of Parks and Recreation and other entities, is dedicated to keeping the Benicia State Parks open, accessible, safe and committed to expanding the knowledge and appreciation of the natural environment and cultural heritage of our parks.  The BSPA provides resources to maintain regular park visiting hours and to support volunteers to enrich the visitor experience through education, interpretation, preservation and conservation activities at the Benicia Capitol State Historic Park and the Benicia State Recreation Area.

Our Board

Board Officers
  • President – Toni Haughey

  • Board Chairman – James Lee

  • Treasurer (acting) – Norma Deaner

  • Secretary – Robin  Lancaster

  • Grants – Lance Sandvik

  • SRA Botanic Garden – Norma Deaner

  • Capitol Gift Shop Manager – Toni Haughey

  • Technology – James Lee

  • Past President – Carol Berman

  • Publicity – Mike Caplin

  • Membership – Lance Sandvik

  • Period Attire – Patricia Love