What is new at California State Parks!
Last year, California State Parks encouraged people to get outside for Black Friday weekend and reconnect with loved ones and the outdoors. We started a campaign, #InventYourAdventure, to see how people created their own adventures in our parks. Click here to find out how you can share your story with us.
California State Parks is piloting OuterSpatial
California State Parks is launching a new iOS mobile pilot app in eight parks around the state. The OuterSpatial pilot app is available to download on all Apple iOS devices and includes detailed information about the activities you love to do in the eight parks, as well as historic locations, trail maps, events, and amenities, all in one place. The pilot project runs through 2017 and may expand to include additional parks within the state park system in the future. We’ll be monitoring feedback through the end of November, so download OuterSpatial and get outside and help us make a tool that is tailored to your adventures!
To download the OuterSpatial app directly from the Apple store, visit http://bit.ly/CAStateParksOuterSpatial.
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.
We’re modernizing the way we manage the Distinguished Veteran (DVP) and Disabled Discount (DDP) pass programs. DPR is now 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.
Current DVP and DDP pass holders can continue to use their passes for the day-use parks through Feb. 28, 2018. Old passes will not be valid after this date.
Please visit the pass exchange webpage for more information on this important effort.
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
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.