What's New at California State Parks
Native American Heritage Month
November is National Native American Heritage Month, where the original peoples of what is now the United States of America are celebrated. California Native Americans have been caring for the land of California since time immemorial. California State Parks recognizes this legacy as we work together with Tribal partners to preserve and protect California's natural and cultural heritage for generations to come. To learn more and find upcoming events near you, visit parks.ca.gov/NAHM.
California State Parks is excited to announce its partnership with innovative location technology, what3words. A new tool in the State Parks toolkit, what3words provides dispatchers with state-of-the-art technology to assist visitors in the event they become lost, stranded or who otherwise need help from emergency services. Using this revolutionary technology, State Parks dispatchers will now be able to pinpoint the precise locations of individuals who become lost with just three dictionary words, so that help can be sent quickly to exactly where it is needed.
The app is available in over 50 languages to date, and is free to download for both iOS and Android devices. Click here to learn more about this new tool.
California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA) Career Center – Now Open!
California State Parks is excited to take part in the first agency-wide collaborative physical career center! The career center is located in the heart of Downtown Sacramento at California State Parks headquarters, the brand new California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA) headquarters building.
Located inside the Poppy Pavilion, the career center features 11 individual workstations,
a children’s play area, and career, exam, and open vacancy information for participating CNRA departments. Job seekers are encouraged to take advantage of the free career services offered by California State Park's experienced recruiters! Job seekers can also meet recruiters from the Department of Fish and Wildlife, CalFire, Department of Conservation, and Department of Water Resources. Services provided include one-on-one career consultations, application/resume reviews, career guidance, mock interviews, and tips for applying.
Drop in or schedule an appointment with a California State Parks recruiter today! Walk-ins are welcome every Tuesday and Thursday from 11 AM to 4 PM.
Address: Poppy Pavilion, 715 P Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
California State Library Parks Pass
In partnership with the First Partner’s Office and the California State Library, State Parks is providing free vehicle day-use entry to over 200 participating state park units operated by State Parks to library-card holders. California public library card holders can check out the vehicle day-use pass at their local public library. The California State Library Parks Pass is valid for entry of one passenger vehicle with capacity of nine people or less or one highway licensed motorcycle. Visit our California State Library Parks Pass webpage for more information.
Outdoors for All Initiative
With the leadership of Governor Gavin Newsom and First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom, California was able to create for the very first time, innovative access programs for children and families to explore California’s State Park System. Learn more about the Outdoors For All initiative.
FREE PASS - California State Parks, the First Partner and the Natural Resources Agency are expanding youth access to state parks. If you have a fourth grader in your family, you can get the new California State Park Adventure Pass. The pass will provide FREE entry to fourth graders and their families at 54 state parks. Get your pass today at parks.ca.gov/AdventurePass.
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California State Parks works closely with the state’s network of local, state and federal law enforcement agencies to ensure our parks and their surrounding communities are safe.
Our State Parks Peace Officers respond to all types of emergencies. Information on significant incidents such as, but not limited to wildfires, earthquakes, floods and Public Safety Power Shutoffs, will be posted on this website.
California State Parks Launches Mobile App, Making It Easier to Connect Visitors to Nation’s Largest State Park System
State Parks is proud to announce the availability of a new mobile app that will make it easier for visitors to connect with nature and enhance access for all to the nation’s largest state park system.
Powered by OuterSpatial, the mobile app is free and provides visitors with real-time updates about on-the-ground conditions and access to a library of park and trail information, including directions to parks, interactive maps, visitor guidelines, park brochures, points of interest, events and more. Learn more here.
California State Parks E-bike Policy Addresses Growing Usage and Increases E-bike Recreational Opportunities
With the increasing usage of electric bicycles (e-bikes) as a form of recreation and commuting, State Parks seeks to address their growing presence within the California State Park System.
Through State Parks' enacted policy, effective August 27, 2021, the department seeks to accommodate e-bike users and increase the opportunities to use this form of recreation, while also taking into consideration safety concerns and the preservation of our natural resources. Learn more here.
State Parks Releases Sea Level Rise Adaptation Strategy
In an era of sea level rise and extreme weather events amid climate change, State Parks has developed a Sea Level Rise Adaptation Strategy to guide its approach to coastal management.
Driven by science and state guidance, as well as growing impacts to the existing 128 coastal state park units, the Strategy recommends actions to build sea level rise considerations into existing department planning and project development processes.
Learn more at parks.ca.gov/SeaLevelRise
State Parks Addresses Discriminatory Names and Inequities
Secretary for Natural Resources Wade Crowfoot, State Parks Director Armando Quintero and Department of Transportation Director Toks Omishakin announced a series of actions to identify and redress discriminatory names of features attached to the state parks and transportation systems.
The move comes in the wake of a national conversation about the names of geographic features and builds upon Governor Gavin Newsom’s work to support equity, inclusion and accountability throughout the state to better reflect our values. To learn more, visit www.parks.ca.gov/ReexaminingOurPast.
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.
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.