Project Overview

This General Development Plan (GDP) document was commissioned by MPRPD to investigate the range of recreation opportunities appropriate for Palo Corona Regional Park through site assessment, master planning, and public outreach. It will serve as a roadmap for conservation, stewardship, and public access to manage the almost 4,500 acres of highly valuable public open space and habitat. In line with MPRPD’s mission, Palo Corona Regional Park is to be maintained for public enjoyment and its natural resources protected in perpetuity, and must provide recreation, educational, and research opportunities while conserving the land’s valuable natural resources.

The planning process is moving forward for Palo Corona Regional Park, which includes the recently acquired Rancho Cañnada golf course by The Trust for Public Land. Focus group meetings and a public workshop took place at the beginning of the planning process in 2016. Over the next several months, there will be additional opportunities to provide your thoughts on what types of uses you feel are appropriate for the park. We are excited about what this property will provide to the community and hope to see you at upcoming public workshops.


  • Provide safe and equitable recreation access to a variety of users and user groups
  • Promote sustainable development through re-use of suitable existing structures and infrastructure on site
  • Protect areas of high habitat and conservation value by designating appropriate access gradient and implementing low-impact recreational programming
  • Improve water quality of the park’s many sensitive stream and aquatic habitats by following development best practices in stream zones
  • Secure funding that ensures the park’s longevity through appropriate revenue-generating programming
  • Partner with like-minded organizations to improve connectivity between parklands and maximize resources for open-space improvement projects

Upcoming Events

  • April 11 Board Presentation

    The Preferred Alternative was presented to the MPRPD Board of Directors during their monthly public meeting on April 11, 2018. Follow the link to view the presentation slides.
  • Public Workshop #3, February 7 & 8

    Workshop #3 will be held on Wednesday, February 7 in Seaside and on Thursday, February 8 in Carmel Valley. Please come to review the results of the Workshop #2 survey, and provide your feedback on the preferred design alternative.
  • Public Workshop #1 – Seaside and Marina

    In order to reach a broad range of participation and feedback from the entire District, we will be hosting two repeat presentations of Public Workshop #1 in Marina on Wednesday, November 1st at the Marina Council Chambers and in Seaside on Thursday, November 2nd at the Oldemeyer Center.
  • Public Workshop #2, November 15 & 16

    UPDATE: We will host TWO presentations of Public Workshop #2 in Seaside on Wednesday, November 15th at the Oldemeyer Center and in Carmel Valley on Thursday, November 16th at Rancho Cañada. Please come to review the results of the public survey and provide your feedback on several site plan alternatives.
  • Public Workshop #1, October 5

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