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Public Works Plan for Oceano Dunes SVRA and Pismo State Beach

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The Public Works Plan (PWB) process began with at Listening Session, held on November 30, 2017 in the City of Pismo Beach. This meeting offered a forum for the public to learn about the PWP process and provide input about their vision for visitor experiences and recreational opportunities at these park units. This will be the first of several public meetings about the PWP project. Download the official transcript of the meeting.

If you have questions or comments about the PWP and to sign up to receive notices about meetings and input opportunities, please use the email

For more information about the Public Works Plan and documents related to the plan process, follow the links located on the upper right side of this page.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please download the Frequently Asked Questions for the Public Works Plan. [2/13/17]

Project Background

California State Parks is currently developing a PWP for Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA) and Pismo State Beach. A PWP is authorized under the California Coastal Commission statutes and serves as a long-range land use and development plan. Existing conditions for park operations, recreation opportunities, coastal access are analyzed, recommendations for improvement and future development projects and programs proposed and environmental compliance completed.

DPR operates Oceano Dunes SVRA and Pismo State Beach. Because the park is within the Coastal Zone, the California Coastal Commission (Commission) also issues permits for certain developments. A PWP would promote greater efficiency for DPR to meet obligatory code compliance, provide a diverse range of recreation opportunities, and improve public service facilities while complying with the California Coastal Act.

The Commission reviews and approves PWPs in the same manner as Local Coastal Programs as described in Chapter 6 of the Coastal Act (commencing with Public Resource Code Section 30500). Environmental review of the PWP will include a California Environmental Quality Act-compliant document that examines potential significant impacts arising from implementing the PWP. DPR anticipates the planning process will take 18-24 months to complete.