3790 Department of Parks & Recreation
Major Program Changes
- Improve the Detection and Prevention of Fires at State Parks: The Budget includes $3 million General Fund and 28.5 park ranger positions to improve the detection and prevention of fires in fire prone areas of the state park system.
- Local Assistance Programs: The Budget provides $45.6 million from various funds for recreational grants to federal, state, and local agencies, and non-profit organizations.
- Off-Highway Vehicle Program Expansion (SB 742): The Budget provides $20.4 million Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Trust Fund and 84 positions for the department to expand its OHV program consistent with Chapter 541, Statutes of 2007 (SB 742).
- Proposition 84 Funding: The Budget includes $16.7 million Proposition 84 funds for deferred maintenance, interpretive exhibits, and cultural and natural stewardship programs.