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Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation

Enhances the quality of life for county residents and visitors of all ages. Promotes health and wellness, safe communities, community ownership, and civic pride. Operates and manages campgrounds, regional and local parks, community and teen centers, sports complexes, historic sites and open space preserves. Park facilities are open year round and departmental programs enrich the lives of all patrons with a special focus for families, seniors, people with disabilities and at-risk youth

125 Parks & Facilities

36 Local Parks

19 Regional Parks

8 Campgrounds

37 Open Space Preserves

5 Community/Teen Centers and 2 Gymnasiums

5 State-of-the-Art Sports Complexes

Nearly 50,000 acres of parkland

Over 364 miles of trails

3 Nature Centers/Botanic Garden

11 Historic Sites



Achievement Award – Using Technology So Everyone Can Find a Park

Achievement Award – Gramping

National Association of County Park and Recreation Officials: Marketing Award, Ask A Ranger Video Series

California Park & Recreation Society:

Award of Excellence, Bi-Annual Warrior Hike

Award of Excellence, Marketing & Communication, Digital Media Video

California Trails & Greenways: Merit Award-Development, Historic Flume Trail