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  • New October 2016 update on ongoing and new Transformation projects
  • New Transformation website design launch

 In August, we sent out an update on Transformation projects; those projects ranged from the starting stage to completion. Today, we are presenting updates on many of those projects, including completions, and announcing the start of more new exciting projects. The spreadsheets linked below are updated on a weekly basis by the Transformation Team to keep the executive team from the California Department of Parks and Recreation up-to-date on their efforts and most importantly to keep everyone accountable on their tasks.

Highlights of the October update include:

  • Phase 1 of the Wi-Fi Implementation Project is complete; 18 new locations bringing the total to 44.
  • Developed a partnership with UC Riverside and UC Santa Barbara History Programs and began offering coursework this semester (fall 2016).
  • Two new projects were added:
    • Creating interactive 3D visitor experiences: A pilot project integrating history, interpretation and 3D documentation at Bodie State Historic Park.
    • Framework for an adaptive reuse program: Guidelines and standards for the use and management of historic properties.

We would like to share these with you on a regular basis – next spreadsheets will be available in December. The goal is to keep you, our public and partners, informed on the Transformation effort approach. Thank you for being a part of our journey.

The spreadsheets can be viewed online at www.parks.ca.gov/TransformationTeam by clicking the “Document Library” icon. Feedback on our effort can be e-mailed to us or submitted anonymously online.

In addition, the Transforming California State Parks website has a new look and is easier to navigate. Thanks to the hard work of the department’s webmasters, the new site launched in September and has easier to use icons prominently displayed at the top.



  • Stay abreast of the Transformation Team’s progress on their website.
  • The Transformation Team is interested to know your ideas, thoughts and comments. Let us know what you think.
  • Connect with us on Twitter and Facebook and stay updated on #TransformationTuesdays!


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