What is new at California State Parks.
50th Anniversary of K-9 Program
The year 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the California State Parks K-9 Program, and we want to salute this dedication and highlight the history and achievements of this unique program and the people who have made it a success. More than 80 state park peace officers and a wide variety of others have contributed to the program over the years.
Google Street View Treks!
Thanks to a partnership between California State Parks and Google Maps, you can now visit many of our beautiful parks right from your computer, tablet or smart phone. A total of 110 state park destinations have been filmed using Google Trekker, a backpack-mounted camera that provides 360 degree footage.
Help us protect California’s most valued natural and cultural resources and create opportunities for high-quality outdoor recreation. Visit the State Park Peace Officer Cadet Selection Process page to find out how to work for us as a ranger, lifeguard, interpreter, environmental scientist, training coordinator, maintenance worker, equipment operator, communications operator, office assistant, park aide, and etc.
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.
Organizational Structure Opportunities
One of the initiatives of the Transformation Team was to review California Department of Parks and Recreation’s organizational structure and identify opportunities to eliminate duplicative services, realign divisions and programs to better support field operations, consolidate some field districts, flatten field management structures and establish career paths to leadership for a broad range of professional backgrounds. The Transformation Team has completed this task. Informed by the work of the team, the department will now work with staff and stakeholders as it develops a new organizational model.
California State Parks Launched
A New Park Reservation System
We are excited to announce ReserveCalifornia as the new camping and tour reservation system for California State Parks. Our new reservation system improves service delivery to our visitors online and in our parks units. With the new system, visitors can explore California’s outdoor recreational opportunities in a more modern way via interactive maps and other online tools. Start booking you next adventure with us on ReserveCalifornia.com