Crystal Cove State Park Case Study

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Crystal Cove State Park is a California State Park that is located in Orange County, California. The closest city to the park is Newport Beach. The park itself is made up of 3.2 miles of beach and over 2,000 acres of wilderness, as well as an underwater section of the park. The park was established as a state park in 1979, and is now managed by the California Department of Parks and Recreation. The mission of the park is to educate and inspire California residents by preserving the culture and biological diversity of the area, as well as providing opportunities for outdoor fun and recreation. These goals are so important to the park because through education and recreation park staff can teach the public the importance of maintaining the environment and habitat of native plants and animals and through recreation the bond between the people and the area is strengthened so that they grow to have a greater appreciation of nature. This all helps the park better preserve the area for the enjoyment and education of future generations.…show more content…
In the 1760s the Spanish colonized the territory and built missions and pueblos there. When Mexico broke ties from Spain the area, which was then a part of Mexico, was granted to Jose Andres Sepulveda in 1837, who then fell into debt and had to sell the land to James Irvine and his family. In the 1890s Irvine’s son would lease the land out to farmers for agriculture. By 1917, Crystal Cove’s natural beauty attracted hollywood film makers to it. From here on through the 1930’s Crystal Cove is known as a popular spot for camping and
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