What is new at California State Parks!
We’re modernizing the way we manage the Distinguished Veteran (DVP) and Disabled Discount (DDP) pass programs. Starting this month, DPR will be issuing new credit card design passes for current pass holders as part of its transition to California’s new reservation system: ReserveCalifornia™. These individuals will need to visit a designated state park location to work with our staff to create a new online profile and exchange their current pass for the new credit card design pass.
It is important to note that current pass holders under the DVP and DDP programs may continue using their passes for camping reservations through July 31, 2017. Individuals may also use their current pass for day use through Feb. 28, 2018. Old passes will not be valid after these dates.
Please visit the pass exchange webpage for more information on this important effort.
A New Parks Reservation System is coming to California
California State Parks is excited to announce ReserveCalifornia, the new camping and tour reservations service coming AUGUST 1, 2017. Between now and August 1, 2017, continue to make reservations through ReserveAmerica.com as you do today. Beginning August 1, 2017, use ReserveCalifornia.com to make or modify your camping or tour reservations. Please check back frequently on ReserveCalifornia.com to get the latest information on our new reservations service, including frequently asked questions (FAQs), news releases and social media posts!
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.
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.