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California State Historical Resources Commission Considers 18 Properties for Federal Historic Designation

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 | View PDF

The California State Historical Resources Commission (Commission) will consider 18 nominations for federal historic designation this Friday, January 29.

5 MPH Vessel Speed Limit at Folsom Lake Lifted

Monday, January 25, 2016 | View PDF

State Park officials at Folsom Lake State Recreation Area have announced the lifting of the 5 mile per hour speed limit restriction for all vessels at the lake.

California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways Beach Erosion and Restoration Grants Available

Thursday, December 24, 2015 | View PDF

The California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) is accepting grant applications for beach erosion control projects and beach restoration projects. The deadline to submit applications for the fiscal year 2017/18 state budget is Monday February 1, 2016.

Calaveras Big Trees State Park Receives Sierra Nevada Conservancy Prop. 1 Grant

Tuesday, December 22, 2015 | View PDF

The Sierra Nevada Conservancy, a state agency, awarded a $500,000 Proposition 1 Water Bond grant to fund the “Big Tree Creek Watershed Forest Restoration” project located at Calaveras Big Trees State Park.

California State Parks Begins New Year With First Day Hikes

Monday, December 21, 2015 | View PDF

This New Year’s Day 2016, California State Parks will kick-off the 4th Annual First Day Hikes, planned at more than 40 parks across the state.

State Parks Announces Recommendations for $8.4 Million in Local Projects

Tuesday, December 08, 2015 | View PDF

Today, California State Parks Director, Lisa Ann L. Mangat announced competitive project recommendations for $8.4 million in funding for nine local non-motorized trail projects under the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Recreational Trails Program (RTP).

California State Parks and California Tahoe Conservancy to Host Meeting on Land Transfer

Friday, December 04, 2015 | View PDF

Land transfer affects parcels adjacent to Washoe Meadows State Park and Lake Valley State Recreation Area

Free Day-Use Admission to 49 State Parks on Friday

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 | View PDF

Last week the Save the Redwoods League (League) announced free admission to 49 redwood state parks on Friday, November 27.

El Niño Potential Impacts on Point Lobos State Natural Reserve

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 | View PDF

California State Parks (State Parks) advises visitors that it may close Point Lobos State Natural Reserve (Reserve) during and after storms in the coming months.

2015 Governor’s Historic Preservation Awards Announced

Thursday, November 19, 2015 | View PDF

The Office of Historic Preservation announced the recipients of the 2015 Governor’s Historic Preservation Awards at a ceremony today, Nov.19, 2015 in Sacramento. This year, eleven projects statewide were awarded for their exemplary work in preserving California’s richly diverse heritage.

Coloma’s Historic Holiday Houses 2015

Monday, November 16, 2015 | View PDF

The public is invited to experience an old-fashioned Christmas at Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park.

California State Parks Specialized License Plate Now Available

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 | View PDF

Today at Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park, California State Parks (State Parks) unveiled its specialized vehicle license plate "ParksPLATE”.

New “Holiday Twilight Tours” at Hearst Castle

Wednesday, November 04, 2015 | View PDF

The new “Holiday Twilight Tours” invite the public to experience Hearst Castle dressed in holiday splendor.

California State Parks Offers Free Admission to Veterans and Military Personnel on Veterans Day

Tuesday, November 03, 2015 | View PDF

California State Parks honors the service of veterans, as well as active and reserve personnel, by offering free admission at 143 participating state parks on Veteran’s Day, November 11.

Get Involved in Planning the Future of Auburn State Recreation Area

Monday, November 02, 2015 | View PDF

California State Parks and the Bureau of Reclamation are planning the future of Auburn State Recreation Area (ASRA), and we need your help.

Monterey State Historic Park Celebrates 31st Christmas in the Adobes

Friday, October 30, 2015 | View PDF

Monterey’s unique historic adobes will be decorated for the holidays and softly lit with traditional luminarias for the “Christmas in the Adobes” at Monterey State Historic Park December 11-12, 2015.

Valero to Help Hang Holiday Lights at Benicia Capitol State Historic Park

Thursday, October 29, 2015 | View PDF

With an assist from Valero Energy, the historic Benicia Capitol State Historic Park will be lit with holiday lights. On Nov. 5, 2015, with the help of Valero firefighters and their ladder truck, the Benicia Capitol façade and columns will be ringed with dazzling lights.

Celebrating Rachel Carson at Asilomar State Beach

Thursday, October 29, 2015 | View PDF

California State Parks invites the public to tour Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds in memory of Rachel Carson, an early catalyst of the environmental movement.

More to Explore at Hearst Castle Tours Extended to Better Serve Visitors

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 | View PDF

Hearst Castle’s most popular tours - Grand Rooms, Upstairs Suites, and Cottages and Kitchens tours willall be enhanced with 20 additional minutes of guided tour time beginning Nov. 2, 2015

California State Parks Seeks Public Comment On California Youth Soccer Recreation and Development Program

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 | View PDF

California State Park’s Office of Grants and Local Services is preparing guidelines to award up to $16 million in competitive grants through the California Youth Soccer Recreation and Development Program.

California State Historical Resources Commission To Consider Eight Properties for Action

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 | View PDF

The California State Historical Resources Commission will consider seven nominations for federal historic designation, and one nomination for state historic designation this Friday October 30, 2015. Nominations and photographs of properties under consideration are available at http://ohp.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=24368.

California State Parks Announces Third Series of Google Maps Street View Tours

Thursday, October 22, 2015 | View PDF

California State Parks and Google Maps are proud to announce the third installment of panoramic Street View imagery collected by Trekker cameras in state parks.

Millerton Point in Tomales Bay State Park Closing During Restoration Project

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 | View PDF

Millerton Point at Tomales Bay State Park will be closing Nov. 1-18, 2015 for a restoration project to improve native habitat.

Columbia Announces Annual Lamplight Tour “The Thing That Saved Columbia”

Thursday, October 15, 2015 | View PDF

Columbia State Historic Park and Friends of Columbia are proud to present this year’s Lamplight Tour, “The Thing That Saved Columbia”.

Parks Leaders Herald New Laws to Strengthen Partnerships, Leverage Resources

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 | View PDF

Today at Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook, California State Parks (State Parks) Director Lisa Mangat,Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills), Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-San Rafael) and a number of partners heralded the enactment of two new laws that will help strengthen the state parks system.

Governor Signs Legislation to Enhance California’s State Park System

Friday, October 09, 2015 | View PDF

California State Park’s Director Lisa Mangat will join Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills), Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-San Rafael) and a number of partners next Tuesday in Culver City to commemorate the enactment of SB 204 and AB 549.

California State Parks Encourages Addition of Latino History Sites to the National Register of Historic Places

Wednesday, October 07, 2015 | View PDF

California State Parks announces that eight grants have been awarded to prepare nominations to the National Register of Historic Places for historic properties associated with Latino History in California. Nominated locations include sites within the cities of Fresno, Los Angeles, Riverside and San Francisco.

Edge of the Sea Event Lecture: Destruction and Restoration of the Asilomar Natural Dune Preserve

Tuesday, October 06, 2015 | View PDF

Learn about the destruction and restoration of the Asilomar Natural Dunes Preserve on Friday, Oct. 9, from 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park to Host Rededication Event

Friday, October 02, 2015 | View PDF

Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park will host an annual rededication celebration on Saturday, October 10.

Columbia State Historic Parks Receives National Trust Grant

Friday, October 02, 2015 | View PDF

The National Trust for Historic Preservation awarded a $3,400 grant to fund a preservation study of the historic Wilson-McConnell House located in Columbia State Historic Park.

History Comes Alive at Coloma Gold Rush Live

Thursday, October 01, 2015 | View PDF

“Coloma Gold Rush Live” at Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park will be a weekend celebration focused on California’s rich gold rush history.

Hollister Hills SVRA 40th Anniversary Celebration

Thursday, October 01, 2015 | View PDF

California State Park’s first off-road recreation park, Hollister Hills State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA), invites the public to its 40th anniversary celebration.

36th Annual Adobe Day at William B. Ide Adobe State Historic Park

Thursday, October 01, 2015 | View PDF

California State Parks holds the 36th Annual Adobe Day on Saturday, Oct. 10 at William B. Ide Adobe State Historic Park.

Celebrate the Chinese Moon Festival at Weaverville Joss House State Historic Park

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 | View PDF

History will come alive when a traditional Mid-Autumn Chinese Moon Festival and Lion Dance will be presented at the Weaverville Joss House State Historic Park.

California State Parks to Hold Public Meeting on Proposed Developments to Mount Tamalpais State Park

Friday, September 25, 2015 | View PDF

California State Parks invites the public to attend one of two September 28 meetings to comment on proposed developments to Mount Tamalpais State Park.

Roof Project Completed at Hearst Castle

Thursday, September 24, 2015 | View PDF

Following nineteen months of careful planning, design, and installation work by California State Parks, a new roof has successfully been added to Casa Grande, the main house of San Simeon State Historical Monument (Hearst Castle).

Elephant Seal Guided Walks at Año Nuevo State Park

Thursday, September 24, 2015 | View PDF

Reservations for guided walks to see elephant seals at Año Nuevo State Park will be accepted beginning with school reservations on Saturday, October 3.

Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park and Calaveras Big Trees State Park To Reopen

Thursday, September 17, 2015 | View PDF

California State Parks will reopen Calaveras Big Trees State Park and Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park tomorrow, September 18, for all-day use and overnight recreational activities.

Geocache Bash at Hollister Hills SVRA

Thursday, September 17, 2015 | View PDF

The Fourth Annual Geocache Bash is scheduled at Hollister Hills State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA) on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015.

American River Parkway Trail Repair Work to Take Place at Folsom Lake State Recreation Area

Monday, September 14, 2015 | View PDF

Users of the American River Bike Trail should be prepared for detours between the Folsom Crossing Bridge and Negro Bar park unit in the Folsom Lake State Recreation Area beginning Monday, September 21.

Office of Historic Preservation Receives $40,000 Preservation Technology and Training Grant

Tuesday, September 08, 2015 | View PDF

California State Park’s Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) received a $40,000 grant to develop a software application to streamline the recording of historical resources data.

While Beating the Heat on California Waterways, Take Precautions to Avoid Drowning

Friday, August 28, 2015 | View PDF

California State Parks reminds boaters and swimmers that most drowning fatalities are preventable with the proper use of life jackets, knowing the water and your limits, and proper parental supervision.

Electricity Fair Returns to the Folsom Powerhouse State Historic Park

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 | View PDF

The Folsom Powerhouse State Historic Park is hosting the 4th Annual Electricity Fair on Saturday, September 12, 2015, highlighting one of the world’s oldest hydroelectric facilities.

Tule Elk State Natural Reserve Closed for Major Renovation

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 | View PDF

Tule Elk State Natural Reserve will be closed to the public Sept. 1, 2015 through Jan. 31, 2016 for a major renovation of the day use area.

California Releases Nation’s First Statewide Park Access Tool

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 | View PDF

California State Parks has released the nation’s first statewide GIS system of demographic information that can identify areas where parks are needed. The new “Park Access Tool” can produce demographic reports about every city, county, senate and assembly district, or neighborhood area in California.

 

New Vessel Sewage Guide for Boaters

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 | View PDF

A new recreational vessel sewage management guide, “When Nature Calls”, is now available for boaters. Sewage discharges are preventable. This new guide provides information on the proper use of marine sanitation devices and stationary sewage pumpouts, and proper boat sewage management.

California State Historical Resources Commission To Consider Twenty-Two Properties for Action

Tuesday, August 04, 2015 | View PDF

This week, the California State Historical Resources Commission will consider nineteen nominations for federal historic designation, and three nominations for state historic designation.

5 MPH Boat Speed Limit Imposed at Folsom Lake

Friday, July 10, 2015 | View PDF

California State Parks is imposing a speed limit of 5 miles per hour (mph) at Folsom Lake State Recreation Area beginning Monday, July 13.

First Annual Kid’s Safety Day at Millerton Lake State Recreation Area

Thursday, July 09, 2015 | View PDF

California State Parks at Millerton Lake State Recreation Area will celebrate the 1st Annual Kids’ Safety Day  Saturday, July 18, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

California Office of Historic Preservation Announces $167,000 in Federal Historic Preservation Fund Grants

Wednesday, July 08, 2015 | View PDF

California State Parks Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) announces that five cities will receive $167,000 in federal grants to assist local historic preservation programs.

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