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Current Projects


County Parks is constantly working to improve our parks, coastal access points, trails and facilities to maximize community benefit, recreational opportunity, and stewardship of natural resources! Parks projects include grant applications, master plans, environmental review and design and construction of capital projects including new playgrounds, restrooms, trails and other park amenities!
Due to COVID-19, information on this page is subject to change.
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Projects Underway at County Parks

Moran Lake County Park

County Parks is working with a consultant team to prepare a restoration and public access plan for Moran Lake County Park. The project will evaluate and continue with previous draft park improvement plans prepared by the Redevelopment Agency in 2010 and include community outreach and development and assessment of restoration goals as well as public access improvements at the park. The planning project is funded in part by the State Coastal Conservancy, including funding from Prop 1, and is expected to be completed by the end of 2023!

Community Meetings were completed at the park in summer 2021:
Thursday, August 19, 2021 3PM – 6PM
Sunday, August 22, 2021 11AM – 2PM

Comments received at community meetings and through the online survey were summarized and shared with the Parks and Recreation Commission on October 4, 2021. To attend this meeting via video conference, or to see the agenda packet containing the written summary before or after the meeting, use this link.

Join the project email list for updates. Previous Park Plans & Studies:

Chanticleer Avenue County Park

Chanticleer Avenue County Park is a 4.5-acre neighborhood park in the Live Oak community. Construction of phase 1 is complete. The park opened on January 18th, 2020. During fall 2020 Parks staff held a series of community meetings to get input on phase 2 park improvements at Chanticleer Park to include in the Prop 68 Statewide Park Program application. Based on the input received at these meetings, the Draft Phase 2 Site Plan has been developed.

Hidden Beach County Park

Hidden Beach County Park has two upcoming improvements: playground replacement and the installation of a permanent restroom. The County Parks Department is working with consulting firm SSA Landscape Architects to design a permanent restroom facility at the park. The restroom will be accessible to people with mobility impairments and provide flush toilets and running water for handwashing. Preliminary planning has the facility sited between the existing playground and the service road.

Live Oak Library Annex at Simpkins Swim Center

The Live Oak Library Annex vision is to provide multi-use learning spaces accessible to all. Specific goals include creating a learning environment which serves all ages and provides gathering spaces which encourage intergenerational activities, provide learning facilities not available at the Existing Live Oak Library branch that are free to the public, locate the facility in a central location accessible to the Live Oak Community, design the facility to function in partnership with other community organizations maximizing the opportunities for collaborative and engaging programming as well as providing the most efficient use of resources and personnel.

Completed Projects

View some of our recently completed projects!

Contact Us


(831) 454-7901

Monday – Friday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, except holidays

Our physical office is open, but staff availability is limited as most staff members are working remotely.