California State Park Commission Visits El Presidio SHP!

On April 30, 2015 the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation was honored to host the California State Park and Recreation Commission during a recent meeting in Carpinteria.   Executive Director Jarrell Jackman and Archaeologist Michael Imwalle took the commissioners on a tour of El Presidio SHP, and then the group adjourned for dinner in the newly-restored Alhecama Theatre. The Channel Coast District of California State Parks hosted the evening meal, which included delectable Middle Eastern cuisine from El Presidio SHP tenant Zaytoon Restaurant.

The following day Park Commissioners  met just south in Carpinteria where they heard several presentations about partnerships and local parks projects, and discussed issues of importance to the future of parks with members of the community.

Park Commissioners, Channel Coast District staff and SBTHP staff gather for dinner in the Alhecama Theatre. Photo by Mike Imwalle.
Park Commissioners, Channel Coast District staff, and SBTHP staff gather for dinner in the Alhecama Theatre. Photo by Mike Imwalle.

The California State Parks and Recreation Commission is made up of nine appointees, who help establish policies for the guidance of the parks system, and report and make recommendations to the governor, via the director of State Parks, on the status of the parks.

SBTHP is proud to have been a part of the busy agenda of the Parks Commission’s recent visit.

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