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Divisions of Boating and Waterways, Historic Preservation and Off-Highway Vehicles

News Release

For Immediate Release: 11/10/2014

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Carpinteria State Beach Breaks Ground on Exciting New Improvements

Contact: Tyson Butzke




Carpinteria, CA. — Carpinteria State Beach has begun construction on a variety of projects to improve visitor services and expand access to park visitors. California State Parks is developing a network of park-wide environmental education features focusing on the dunes, intertidal reef, Carpinteria Creek, and Tar Pits. Project elements include a children’s outdoor learning center, amphitheater, boardwalk and viewing areas; as well as native plant and bluff restoration.

This is a wonderful opportunity to refresh and update the educational facilities and features available to park visitors. The new features, including the beach boardwalk and visitor center, will be ADA compliant to provide a truly enriched experience that is accessible to everybody.

Construction is expected to last until spring 2015. Impact will be minimal, though park visitors may notice new fencing and construction crews in the campground. The Visitors Center will also be closed during this time.

The implementation of projects is being funded through a Nature and Education Facilities grant that was obtained in 2011.

For more information, visit the Carpinteria State Beach web page.


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