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Office of Historic Preservation

California State Historical Resources Commission to Consider 28 Properties for Action

Thursday, August 13, 2020

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—The California State Historical Resources Commission (Commission) will consider 15 nominations for federal historic designation and 13 nominations for state historic designation on tomorrow, August 14. Due to current pandemic, this meeting will not be held at a publicly accessible location, but the public may view the meeting starting at 9 a.m. via CAL-SPAN or by registering for attendance via Zoom. 

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Turlock Lake SRA

California State Parks Closes Camping at Turlock Lake State Recreation Area to Reduce Spread of COVID-19

Thursday, August 6, 2020

California State Parks today announced the temporary closure of Turlock Lake State Recreation Area's campground area to avoid visitation surges and reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19. The closure is effective Friday, August 7. Current reservation holders are being contacted via email by ReserveCalifornia and refunds will be automatic. Walk-up reservations will not be accepted. However, the boat ramp and day-use parking remain open at this time.

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Auburn SRA

California State Parks Partially Restricts Public Parking at Auburn State Recreation Area to Avoid Dangerous Visitation Surges

Friday, July 24, 2020

AUBURN, Calif. -- California State Parks today announced a temporary restriction for public parking on Yankee Jims Road, located within Auburn State Recreation Area (SRA). Effective today, the road will be closed to parking until further notice to avoid visitation surges and reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 in this popular outdoor destination. During this temporary restriction, the road will remain open for through traffic. Parking restrictions will be strictly enforced (view order).

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California State Parks Presents its Newest Peace Officers at Virtual Law Enforcement Academy Graduation Ceremony

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—California State Parks graduated 41 cadets July 18 to “Live the Parks Life” as rangers and lifeguards in the nation’s largest state park system. As State Park Peace Officers, they will serve, protect and educate visitors to California’s 280 state parks, while protecting the state’s most significant natural and cultural resources.

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Grants

California State Parks Accepting Applications for Round 4 of the Competitive Statewide Park Program

Friday, July 10, 2020

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California State Parks is now accepting applications for Round 4 of the Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Grant Program funded by Proposition 68. A total of $395.3 million in competitive grant funding is available to cities, counties, nonprofit organizations, local districts and joint powers authorities to create new parks and recreational opportunities in underserved communities across California.

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Grants

California State Parks Announces Proposition 68 Per Capita Allocations

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) today announced nearly $200 million available for more than 700 agencies under the Proposition 68 Per Capita Grant Program. This non-competitive grant program provides funding to local government agencies to support the rehabilitation, creation and improvement of local parks and to address deficiencies in neighborhoods lacking access to outdoor recreation facilities. 

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State Parks Implements Safety Measures to Reduce Density of Visitors over the Fourth of July Weekend

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

SACRAMENTO, Calif. —California State Parks today announced safety measures to reduce the density of visitors over the Fourth of July weekend (July 3-5) in the State Park System. All state beaches in Los Angeles and Ventura counties will be temporarily fully closed to the public in alignment with county public health orders. State Parks will also be temporarily closing vehicular access at all state beaches in nine counties: Marin, Monterey, Orange, San Diego, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz and Sonoma. The vehicular closures mean that no parking facilities are available to the public and parking on roadways is prohibited.

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Auburn SRA

Final Environmental Documents on Future of Auburn State Recreation Area Now Available - Auburn SRA General Plan/Resource Management Plan

Friday, June 26, 2020

California State Parks and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) today released the final environmental impact report/environmental impact statement (EIR/EIS) for the general plan/resource management plan (GP/RMP) that will guide the future development and management of Auburn State Recreation Area (Auburn SRA) and Auburn Project Lands (APL). 

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Grants

Public Comment Sought on Guidelines for $46.2 Million in Grant Funding to Improve California Communities

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

SACRAMENTO, Calif., - The California Department of Parks and Recreation (State Parks) is seeking public feedback on draft guidelines for $46.2 million in grants to create and improve recreational opportunities in rural communities. Input from the public will help State Parks establish two new statewide grant programs – the Rural Recreation and Tourism Program and the Regional Park Program – in support of providing equitable access to all Californians.

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