Central Valley Vision
In 2003, California State Parks began work on a long-term Central Valley Vision, to develop a strategic plan for State Parks expansion in the Central Valley. In 2009, the Department completed the Central Vallley Vision Implementation Plan.
Central Valley Vision Implementation Plan (2009)
The Implementation Plan focuses on helping to meet the public's recreation needs in the Central Valley. It outlines specific initiatives to build economic and volunteer partnerships, acquire new park lands and develop new and improved recreation opportunities.
To download the report please Click here.
You can also download the Senate and Assembly Maps, Summary Table and brochure.
Public Comments, Fall 2008
Central Valley Vision Summary Report: Findings and Recommendations 2007
This 27-page document is an overview of the Central Valley Vision process and an explanation of the findings and research conducted over the past three and a half years. The Central Valley Vision will continue to serve as a roadmap for future State Park programs as funding becomes available. Phase II includes further analysis of rivers, including the Sacramento River, Mokelumne, Stanislaus, Merced, Tuolumne, San Joaquin, Kings and Kern for their potential and significance. Please click here or on the cover to view the information (1.87mb, pdf)
California State Parks Central Valley Vision 2006
State Parks has conducted an extensive public outreach effort, holding town-hall style meetings across the Valley, from Redding to Bakersfield, asking residents for recommendations on what kinds of special places they wanted to preserve, protect, and interpret as future parks, recreation areas, and historical and cultural sites. You can click here to access the 2006 brochure (2.7mb, pdf) .
The Great Central Valley informational brochure includes a map indicating priority areas for new additions to the State Park System (2 mb .pdf).
Central Valley Strategy Map (230 kb .pdf).
Public comments received during 2005:
Spring 2005 public meeting comments
Written comments received in Spring of 2005
Emails received through Spring of 2005
Fall 2005 public meeting comments
Written comments/emails received in Fall 2005
Slide show presented at Public Outreach meetings (36 slides, 4.3 mb .pdf)