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California State Parks Begins Study of Fallen, Iconic "Tunnel Tree" in Calaveras Big Trees State Park

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

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State Parks Announces New Structure to Better Serve Californians and Improve Stewardship

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 | View PDF

The California Department of Parks and Recreation today announced a new organizational structure aimed at better serving Californians who enjoy the Golden State’s public outdoor spaces. The structure and related transition activities and benefits are outlined in an Operational Transition Plan that reflects extensive research and input from internal and external stakeholders. The new organizational structure is part of a two-year transformation effort that renewed the department’s commitment to improving the state parks system and the many recreational programs supported by DPR. It marks the first department-wide organizational structure change since the early 1990s.


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Historic Preservation Programs in Four California Cities Receive $160,000 in Federal Grants

Monday, August 14, 2017 | View PDF

California’s Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) announced today the selection of four cities to receive $160,000 in federal grants to assist local historic preservation programs. The cities of Benicia, Los Angeles, Riverside, and the city and county of San Francisco will receive funding from the 2017-2018 Certified Local Government Grant Program (CLG).


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California State Parks Provides Tips on New Reservation System: ReserveCalifornia™ Goes Live August 1

Friday, July 28, 2017 | View PDF

California State Parks is offering the public tips on how to access the Golden State’s new reservation system - ReserveCalifornia™. Starting next Tuesday, August 1, visitors to California’s state parks will have a new platform for booking camping and lodging sites, and tours. Using the new system will be easy to plan adventures within state parks, since it is similar to booking hotels, airline tickets and other comparable services. 


2017 Boating Infrastructure Grant Available for Marina Operators

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 | View PDF

Public and private marina owners can now apply for a Federal Boating Infrastructure Grant (BIG) through California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW). The deadline to submit applications to DBW is Aug. 1, 2017. BIG is a competitive program open to both publicly and privately owned marinas to renovate or construct visitor docks, restrooms, gangways and dockside utility hook-ups for recreational boats 26 feet or greater in length. 


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State Parks Makes It Easier to Reserve Camping and Lodging Sites with a New Rolling Window Reservation Service

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 | View PDF

The California Department of Parks and Recreation announced today that beginning Aug. 1, 2017 the reservation system will move from a block or on-sale day reservation period to a rolling window. Visitors will be able to reserve campsites and lodging six months in advance from the current date. Bookings may extend from the arrival date to the desired departure date – based on availability and the park’s maximum stay rules.


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