Monterey County Local News: Parks & Recreation


All Local Parks & Recreation News articles contributed by our local media allies and other local newsrooms.

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05/19/2023
Access to popular spots on the southern Big Sur coast will be restored next week when Caltrans reopens a key stretch of Highway 1, just in time for Memorial Day holiday weekend travel.

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05/17/2023
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KING CITY — The dive pool at the King City Pool Facility will be undergoing a major renovation that will impact the 2023 King City Pools summer season. Over the past several years, the dive pool has experienced de-lamination of the pool floor and walls, resulting in cracks in the surface. This condition requires resurfacing [...]

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04/14/2023
“This is one of the biggest processed-based restoration projects in the state of California and will be the most significant restoration effort in the Park District's history,” said Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District Planning and Conservation Division Manager Jake Smith.

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04/11/2023
“That was so impressive tonight and to stifle that energy would be a real bummer, so I realize there's a process and I see the other side of it,” said Councilman Steve McShane. “I’ve been talked to by city staff on this subject, but we can't squash that energy, we really can’t. It would be a huge mistake.”

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04/06/2023
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A young boy in a baseball jersey named Milo stole the show briefly at the Pacific Grove City Council meeting on April 5, as he asked the council to support building a skatepark.

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04/04/2023
The first phase portion of the FORTAG trail that passes through Del Rey Oaks will be a new 1.5-mile segment.

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03/21/2023
In the largest land conservation act of his presidency so far, President Biden has established a new national monument in the Mojave Desert, protecting an area sacred to Native American tribes.

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02/27/2023
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One after another, neighbors of George Washington Park beseeched the Pacific Grove Recreation Board on Feb. 23 to remove it from a list of possible locations for a proposed skatepark.

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01/23/2023
JLL will prepare a dozen regional strategic plans to help the state marketing organization promote smart, sustainable tourism over the next decade.

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12/15/2022
Pico Partners, an entity made up of the Esselen Tribe of Monterey County, Camp Krem Camping Unlimited, and the White Stag Leadership Development Academy have entered into an agreement.

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12/10/2022
Tthe wait for a safe trail crossing the Moss Landing harbor just got longer after Caltrans employees discovered a deteriorating retaining wall.

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11/14/2022
For the first time in three years, visitors won't need to book ahead to enter the park in 2023.

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10/26/2022
Image for display with article titled Big Sur’s Sykes Hot Springs – which are illegal – have again become a destination.

As social media platforms exploded over the last 15 years, so did the exposure of picture-perfect destinations in Big Sur, which seem to have become a bucket list for many out-of-town travelers. It’s why traffic on Highway 1 often snarls…

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10/13/2022
Image for display with article titled Del Rey Oaks Officials Revisit Park Rules Amid Neighbor Complaints

Del Rey Park is one of two parks owned by Del Rey Oaks, and sits just behind City Hall, in the canyon long ago carved out by Arroyo del Rey.

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10/03/2022
Seaside is seeking a qualified consultant to develop a plan for city parks. “A lot has changed since 2005, when the city last did a Parks and Recreation Master Plan,” said Seaside Recreation Director Dan Meewis. Creating the plan would involve city staff, advisory bodies, and members of the community.

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09/29/2022
The Del Rey Oaks City Council heard a presentation on the Fort Ord Regional Trail and Greenway project that on the coastal theme chosen for the segment that runs through the city.

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09/28/2022
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The controversy over the cross-country track at Palo Corona Regional Park does not appear to be going away anytime soon.

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09/08/2022
After a contentious meeting, the Marina City Council voted 3-2 to approve a concessionaire agreement with Chaparral Country Corp. of Woodside to provide recreation facilities and public programs at the Marina Equestrian Center Park.

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08/21/2022
All over California, wildfires have ravaged iconic landscapes. Places that once seemed permanent are disappearing—and researchers are having to rethink how best to protect them.

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