California to open first new state park in 13 years

Mercury News

California may be opening its first new state park in 13 years. River Partners’ 2,100-acre Dos Rios Ranch Preserve near Modesto is being considered for potential inclusion in the state parks system, the largest in the country. We’re elated by the news, which is a fitting conclusion to the largest floodplain restoration project in state history.

“This will provide incredible public access,” said State Parks Director Armando Quintero as he toured Dos Rios Ranch, binoculars in hand. “People will be able to hike on trails, and fish and paddle the river.”

This is a major win for the San Joaquin Valley, which has the fewest parks of any region in the state.

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