What is new at California State Parks.
Dogs at California State Parks
Every year dogs along with their owners visit California’s state parks, as our park units have many great open spaces for you and your dog to enjoy. We all know that exercise is good for the body and spirit for both you and your furry friend.
For the protection of our wildlife, natural resources and for the comfort and enjoyment of all our park visitors, please be aware of the laws and rules concerning dogs in state parks. Visit our Dogs at California State Parks webpage for park-specific information.
Oceano Dunes SVRA Safety Campaign
Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area cares for the safety of all of our visitors enjoying the dunes whether you are camping, surfing, operating an off-highway vehicle or riding your horse along the beach. We remind our visitors to employ safe practices and always be aware of your surroundings. Visit our RideSafelyCA website for more information.
Google Street View Treks!
Thanks to a partnership between California State Parks and Google Maps, you can now visit many of our beautiful parks right from your computer, tablet or smart phone. A total of 110 state park destinations have been filmed using Google Trekker, a backpack-mounted camera that provides 360 degree footage.
We have teamed with Save the Redwoods League and the National Park Service to bring back stands of towering coast redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens) on 40,000 acres of public lands in Redwood National and State Parks. Redwoods Rising creates an unprecedented level of collaboration between these three organizations to restore the redwood forests and ensure the parks’ entire 120,000 acres exist as a connected forest ecosystem and a thriving landscape that supports and protects the natural and cultural treasures found there. Visit the Redwoods Rising page to discover more on this amazing project and partnership.
Organizational Structure Opportunities
One of the initiatives of the Transformation Team was to review California Department of Parks and Recreation’s organizational structure and identify opportunities to eliminate duplicative services, realign divisions and programs to better support field operations, consolidate some field districts, flatten field management structures and establish career paths to leadership for a broad range of professional backgrounds. The Transformation Team has completed this task. Informed by the work of the team, the department will now work with staff and stakeholders as it develops a new organizational model.
California State Parks Launched
A New Park Reservation System
We are excited to announce ReserveCalifornia as the new camping and tour reservation system for California State Parks. Our new reservation system improves service delivery to our visitors online and in our parks units. With the new system, visitors can explore California’s outdoor recreational opportunities in a more modern way via interactive maps and other online tools. Start booking you next adventure with us on ReserveCalifornia.com