Collaborating to connect people with the lands they love

Big Sur Land Trust, Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District, California State Parks, and the Point Lobos Foundation created the Lobos-Corona Parklands (LCP) project by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in 2014. Our integrated efforts will benefit the public and promote the preservation of parklands and open space between Carmel and Garrapata State Park. These 10,000+ acres host some of California’s most spectacular coastal areas and vistas, abundant wildlife, diverse habitats and profound historical and cultural resources. The group envisions LCP as the next great parks and conservation landscape in California, while putting a priority on responsible visits and enduring care for the land.

Through this collaboration we also hope to advance the concept of green infrastructure – a network of conserved lands, parklands and urban green spaces to be enjoyed though easy access to trails, special nature preserves and visitor centers.

Exciting update! On November 2, 2022, the Lobos-Corona Parklands Partners announced the opening of the San Jose Creek Trail just south of Carmel! By reservation and permit, interpreter/docent-led hikes and self-guided hikes with California State Parks, Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District (MPRPD), and Big Sur Land Trust will offer access to this stunningly beautiful trail while protecting sensitive habitats and culturally significant ancestral lands. See the announcement, trail map, and other information here.