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Angel Island Ferry Service Public Input Meeting

January 16, 2014 6:00 p.m.  California State Parks will hold a public meeting to receive comments on future concession contract(s) for the provision of water transportation services between Angel Island State Park, located Marin County, and both San Francisco and Tiburon, California.  The meeting will be held at the Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley, CA  94941.  An economic feasibility study for the future ferry operations is discussed in the attached report.  For additional information, please contact Concession Program Manager Teresa Montijo at, or (916) 653-7733.

 Angel Island Ferry Concession Feasibility Study 2012 (pdf)

Results of the Public Input Meeting
Interested parties may view comments recorded, as well as a list of written comments, received during the meeting held on January 16, 2014 here (Doc1), (Doc2). 
  Angel Island Ferry Public Meeting 1/16/2014 Final (pdf)
  Angel Island Ferry Public Input Meeting Written Comments 1/16/2014 (pdf)

Separately, and following the meeting, the Department has received many written suggestions for the future RFP.  While the purpose of this posting is specific to the comments received during the meeting, subsequent submittals will be retained for consideration as the Department develops the RFP.  The Department appreciates the enthusiasm and constructive input provided by stakeholders in the Angel Island Ferry Service operations.  Once the RFP is complete, it will be posted on this website with a notice transmitted to all stakeholders who have submitted input in the process.  Thank you.

Angel Island Concession RFP Comments Letters

Comment letters play a vital role in California State Parks Requests For Proposal (RFP) process for Angel Island Ferry. 

  Angel Island Ferry Written Comments

Will Rogers State Historic Park Equestrian Concession

PROPOSALS DUE JANUARY 15, 2015, 2:00 P.M.  California State Parks is accepting proposals for a ten-year concession contract to operate equestrian lessons and trail rides at Will Rogers SHP located in Pacific Palisades, CA.  Interested parties are required to attend a Mandatory Pre-Proposal Meeting to be held on October 21, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Will Rogers SHP, Rotunda of the Main Stables, 1501 Will Rogers Park Road, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272.  Interested parties or their designated representative must attend this meeting in order to submit a proposal.  Proposals must be submitted to California State Parks, Concessions Program Office, 1416 Ninth Street Room 1442-7, Sacramento, CA  95814 by the proposal due date.  

The RFP and Sample Contract may be downloaded here.

For information or to obtain a Concession Proposal Form, please contact Concession Specialist John Mott at (916) 654-4123 or email
Several planning documents are referenced within this RFP package.  Those planning documents include:
Will Rogers General Plan (1992)
Will Rogers Historic Landscape Management Plan 2003.pdf
Will Rogers Equestrian and Livestock Management Plan (2006).pdf
Will Rogers Interpretive Plan (1974)

The State's Response to Questions from Interested Parties, and an Errata with changes to the RFP, may be viewed here.

January 15, 2015:  The State received three proposals for this concession opportunity.  A summary of these proposals may be viewed by clicking here.


PUBLIC INPUT:  In response to the advertised Public Input Meeting held in Carlsbad, CA on Monday, September 15, 2014, the Department of Parks and Recreation, San Diego Coast District, invites public comment regarding proposed non-aquatic, concession-organized fitness activities at Carlsbad, South Carlsbad, and Torrey Pines State Beaches. Fitness activities may include organized volley ball training, yoga, yoga golf, Pilates, Zumba, turbo kick, and boot camps. Currently, short-term pilot concessions exist at Frazee, Tamarack, Warm Waters, and Torrey Pines State Beaches. The State is also considering an expansion to include South Ponto.  A summary of the comments recorded during the September 15th meeting may be viewed here.  Please send comments to by October 15, 2014.

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Folsom Lake SRA Snack Stand and Equipment Rental Concessions

PROPOSALS DUE MARCH 10, 2015, 2:00 P.M.  California State Parks is accepting proposals for up to two concession contracts to develop, equip, operate and maintain snack bar and beach equipment rental facilities at the Granite Bay and Beals Point areas of Folsom Lake SRA in El Dorado and Placer Counties. Interested parties are encouraged to attend an optional Pre-Proposal Meeting to be held on December 11, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Folsom Powerhouse State Historic Park Visitor Center, 9980 Greenback Lane, Folsom, CA.  Proposals must be submitted to California State Parks, Concessions Program Office, 1416 Ninth Street Room 1442-7, Sacramento, CA  95814 by the deadline.  The RFP and Sample Contract may be viewed and downloaded here.

On March 10, 2015 by 2:00 P.M. the State received one proposal for the development and operation of the Granite Bay Snack Bar location from Tom Adorno, Granite Bay Food Service, of Roseville, CA  The State did not receive any proposals for the Beals Point Snack Bar location by the deadline.

Columbia SHP Public Input Meeting

On January 8, 2015, California State Parks held a public input meeting for suggestions on future use of two concession locations, Columbia Mercantile and McChesney facilities.  Interested parties may view the notes of that meeting here

Columbia Public Input Meeting Notes - 1/8/2015 (pdf)

Lake Perris SRA Aerial Trail System

On February 5, 2015, California State Parks received public comments for stakeholders and interested parties on a competitively bid concession contract opportunity for a private entity to construct and operate an aerial trail system (zip line) between an area adjacent to Moreno Swim Beach and Alesandro Island within Lake Perris SRA.  Public comments during the meeting may be viewed here.

Columbia State Historic Park Concession Request for Proposals (RFP)

PROPOSALS DUE APRIL 14, 2015, May 5, 2015, 2:00 P.M.  California State Parks is accepting proposals for a ten-year contract to operate an historic-style specialty grocery and general store at Columbia SHP located in Tuolumne County, California.  Interested parties are encouraged to attend an optional Pre-Proposal Meeting to be held on March 16, 2015, at 6:00 p.m. at Columbia SHP, Eagle Cotage, 11195 Washington Street, Columbia, California. Proposal forms may be obtained from Teresa Montijo,; or Peggy Harwell, (209) 536-2917.  Proposals must be submitted by the due date to California State Parks, Concessions Program Office, 1416 Ninth Street Room 1442-7, Sacramento, CA  95814.  The RFP and Sample Contract may be downloaded here

March 24, 2015 Update:  The State did not receive questions regarding this concession opportunity by 5:00 p.m. on March 20, 2015.  However, the RFP package was revised and the proposal due date extended to May 5, 2015.  The revised RFP contains changes to cover page, notice, and pages 6, 7, and 20. 


April 2, 2015 6:00 p.m. California State Parks and City of Morro Bay's Harbor Advisory Board will receive public comment regarding the future development and operation of marina and restaurant facilities under concession contracts to be advertised for competitive bid. The meeting will be held at Morro Bay Veteran's Memorial Hall, 209 Surf Street, Morro Bay, CA, and provides stakeholders and interested parties an opportunity to provide input into the development of the Requests for Proposals (RFP).  For additional information, phone Brooke Gutierrez, Acting District Superintendent of San Luis Obispo Coast at (805) 927-2065, or; or Teresa Montijo at Interested parties may view an Economic Analysis finalized by a private consultant, Pacific Group, on May 30, 2014, which discusses project alternatives here.