Opportunities to Participate

There will be numerous opportunities to engage in the Reimagining Big Basin planning process. Opportunities will be posted here during the planning process, and are anticipated to include:


Attend a Virtual Event

Two virtual events will be conducted, each featuring presenters discussing the topics below and providing opportunities for you to share your input.

  • (Complete) Returning with Resilience : Planning for Big Basin’s Future: January 20, 2022 6:00-8:00pm
    A recording of the meeting will be available here soon!
    We have assembled a panel of experts including Jay Chamberlin (California State Parks), Steve Auten (Auten Resource Consulting), Tim Hyland (California State Parks), Brendan Connolly (Mithun), and Schulyer Greenleaf (Yosemite Conservancy) who will give short presentations on a variety of topics, including climate change and resilience; transportation and access; forest management; as well as site design and architectural considerations. There will be a variety of opportunities to participate in the discussion and share your visions for Big Basin’s future!
  • (Complete) Redwood Roots – Big Basin: Past & Present: November 16, 2021 6:00-7:30pm
    Click here to watch the recorded meeting!
    Traci Bliss, Professor Emerita and author of Big Basin Redwood Forest: California’s Oldest State Park, and Mark Hylkema, Cultural Resources Program Supervisor for California State Parks’ Santa Cruz District will share a history of the Big Basin area including a presentation of Indigenous land management practices that once defined the regional environment, the story of how Big Basin became California’s first State Park, and a highlight of the on-going relationships with tribal descendants and residents that will shape the parks future.


Pop-Up Events 

We will be attending local and regional events. Look for our tables and exhibits for opportunities to learn more and share your thoughts! The list of events will be updated as new events are added:

  • Asian Health Services Vaccine/Testing Clinic: January 28, 2022 1-3pm
    At Oakland High School 1023 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland CA 94610

  • Daly City Farmers Market: January 27, 2022 9-1pm

    At Serramonte Mall (behind Macy’s), 133 Serramonte Center, Daly City, CA 94015

  • Asian Health Services Vaccine/Testing Clinic: January 24, 2022 1-4pm
    At Clinton Park, 655 International Blvd, Oakland, CA 94607
  • Virtual Exhibit at the Wild and Scenic Film Festival: January 13-23, 2022 https://www.wildandscenicfilmfestival.org/
  • (Complete) First Friday Santa Cruz: December 3, 2021 5-8pm 
    At the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, 1305 E Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz
  • (Complete) REI Grand Opening, Santa Cruz: November 13, 2021


Participate in the Virtual Visioning Workshop on February 17, 2022

Outreach events will culminate with a visioning workshop on February 17, 2022. Stay tuned for more information.


Take the Online Survey (Closes February 5, 2022)

The online survey gathers your input about how you used Big Basin Redwoods State Park in the past and your priorities for reopening.


Share your memories of Big Basin by clicking here! 

Share your memories of Big Basin and help inform the vision for Big Basin’s future.

Share your memories of Big Basin!

The intent of this activity is to collect stories and memories about Big Basin Redwoods State Park (Big Basin). These memories offer a collective understanding of how the park’s resources and facilities shaped visitor experiences, and may inform the vision for Big Basin’s future.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Please support the Reimagining Big Basin effort by letting your community know about the opportunities to participate, including the online survey and virtual events.


Opportunities to help out on the ground are currently limited due to site conditions as well as COVID-19 related considerations. However, we encourage you to complete the Big Basin Recovery Volunteer Application. California State Parks will contact you when opportunities come up that fit your skills and interests.