Statement from Trust for Public Land on the Passing of Esteemed Conservationist Frank Randall

San Francisco, CA – A statement from Guillermo Rodriguez, Trust for Public Land’s California Director, on the passing of esteemed conservationist leader Frank Randall.

“It is with a heavy heart and deep sadness to learn of the passing of esteemed conservationist Frank Randall. Frank was a dedicated champion for the preservation of natural spaces, leaving an indelible impact on conservation efforts throughout Southern California. His unwavering commitment and tireless work have forever shaped the landscape and enriched the lives of countless individuals who’ve enjoyed the outdoors.

Frank’s extraordinary contributions to the conservation cause were exemplified through his instrumental role in several landmark initiatives. The acquisition and future transformation of what was a private 384-acre oilfield into a magnificent oceanfront parkland stand as a testament to his vision and tenacity. Thanks to his incredible efforts, the Southern California coast is one step closer to creating a sanctuary of natural beauty at the Frank and Joan Randall Preserve that will be enjoyed by future generations. The legacy of Frank Randall extends far beyond these remarkable achievements. His kindness, wisdom, and dedication will be sorely missed by all who had the privilege of working alongside him.

 As we mourn the loss of Frank, we take solace in knowing that his work and generosity will continue to shape the conservation landscape of California for generations to come. We extend our deepest condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues during this difficult time. Trust for Public Land and the wider conservation community are forever grateful for his invaluable contributions, and we are committed to carrying his vision forward as we continue our vital work to protect and preserve our natural spaces to help connect more people to the outdoors.”


About Trust for Public Land
Trust for Public Land (TPL) is a national nonprofit that works to connect everyone to the benefits and joys of the outdoors. As a leader in equitable access to the outdoors, TPL works with communities to create parks and protect public land where they are needed most. Since 1972, TPL has protected more than 4 million acres of public land, created more than 5,364 parks, trails, schoolyards, and iconic outdoor places, raised $93 billion in public funding for parks and public lands, and connected nearly 9.4 million people to the outdoors. To learn more, visit