A Collaborative Effort
The project to restore the tower and reopen it for public viewing is multi-organizational one. California State Parks, as the property owner, is and will be involved with every aspect of the restoration effort. However, funding for a major project with only state funds is not normally feasible. The California State Park Foundation raised the initial money that helped stabilize the structure, prepare the construction drawings, and protect the structure from further damage by replacing and refurbishing many windows and doors throughout the tower. As the local cooperating association, Coastside State Parks Association stepped up to help with fund-raising as well as get smaller projects completed thereby raising the profile of this significant project.
Pigeon Point Light Station State Historic Park relies upon its collaborative relationships with its nonprofit partners, including Coastside State Parks Association, California State Parks Foundation and Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks. These organizations provide support for the tower restoration, the operation of the park and the development of visitor-serving programs and amenities.