Statewide Park Program
The $368 million Statewide Park Program awarded grants for the creation of new parks and recreation facilities in critically underserved communities throughout California.
900 applications requested $3 billion for the available $368 million. This clearly shows the extent of unmet community needs throughout California.
Over 100 new parks will be created. Youth, seniors, and families determined what they wanted in these new parks through community-based planning.
List of Grant Awards
Brief Grant Descriptions
Grant Administration Guide
This guide is used to administer the grant award projects. It includes updated grant administration requirements and replaces the original January 14, 2010 guide.
The Application Guide provided application requirements and instructions. OGALS advised applicants to use the Project Selection Criteria and Technical Assistance beginning on page 26 as a project location and concept planning guide.
Joint Powers Authority Applicants
Electronic Application Forms – The following forms required for the application packet can be completed and printed by clicking on each link below:
Funding Sources Form
Grant Scope/Cost Estimate Form
CEQA Compliance Certification Form (Required only if CEQA Compliance documents are complete at time of application).
Land Tenure Form - (required only if the applicant intends to lease the project property, instead of obtaining ownership).
California State Parks Community Fact Finder
This web-based tool combines mapping and demographic data to calculate the total population, median household income, number of families below poverty, and the ratio of park acres per 1,000 residents within a half-mile radius of any project location throughout California. The data was used for Project Selection Criteria #1 and #2 (see pages 26-29 in the Application Guide.)
The above link provides program development and technical assistance information.