New Brighton State Beach Development – Capitola CA

Description

Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp SP-24 was established at Capitola, just east of Santa Cruz, for the purpose of working on nearby California beach state parks at New Brighton and Sea Cliff.

The California state parks system had only been created c 1930, and all parks existing or purchases in the 1930s needed work on recreational facilities.  The CCC was active in state parks all over California.  New Brighton Beach was purchased by the state in 1933.

Camp SP-24 was active in the late 1930s, but we do not have exact dates.  We know that the CCC enrollees of Company 5447 worked on New Brighton Beach State Park in 1938, but lack further details about what work was done or when the work began and finished up.

No doubt, the CCC also did early development work at Sea Cliff State Beach.

 

Source notes

https://nddaily.blogspot.com/2022/02/the-three-cs-of-capitola-camp-new.html

Official Annual, Civilian Conservation Corps, Fresno District, Ninth Corps Area, 1938

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Brighton_State_Beach

https://www.parks.ca.gov/pages/543/files/Seacliff-NewBrightonFinalWebLayout010317.pdf

 

Project originally submitted by Brent McKee on February 21, 2022.
Additional contributions by Richard Walker.

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Location Info


New Brighton State Beach
Capitola, CA 95010

Coordinates: 36.982050 , -121.933476

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