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Public Resources Code - PRC


  ( Division 5 added by Stats. 1939, Ch. 94. )

CHAPTER 1. State Parks and Monuments [5001 - 5077.8]

  ( Chapter 1 added by Stats. 1939, Ch. 94. )

ARTICLE 5. Lease Contracts for Park and Recreational Areas [5060 - 5067]
  ( Article 5 added by Stats. 1939, Ch. 94. )


The department may enter into contracts with individuals or with other governmental agencies or departments for the lease, for park and recreational purposes and for the development and expansion of park and recreational areas, of lands which in the judgment of the department are desirable for these purposes, on such terms and subject to such conditions as the department may determine.

(Amended by Stats. 1959, Ch. 2164.)


The term of such a lease shall not exceed twenty years nor be less than two years.

(Added by Stats. 1939, Ch. 94.)


Any such lease contract shall contain an option permitting the State to purchase the lands under lease. The lease contract shall include provisions:

(a) That all payments made by the State as rental thereunder shall be applied on the purchase price of the lands.

(b) That at the end of each two-year period, if the State so elects, the lessor will convey to the State, without additional consideration, a designated area of the lands under lease, as described therein, which area shall be such proportion of the total area as the amount of rental paid by the State for such period bears to the total amount of rental to be paid under the lease.

(c) That the State may terminate the rental contract at its option at the end of any two-year period.

(d) That the total rental to be paid under any such lease contract shall not be in excess of the appraised value of the lands.

(Added by Stats. 1939, Ch. 94.)


Before entering into any such lease contract, the lands proposed to be leased shall be appraised by the Department of General Services to determine the fair market value of the lands. The total amount of rental to be paid for the entire term under any lease contract shall not be in excess of the fair market value of the lands, as determined by the Department of General Services. The Director of General Services shall deliver one copy of the appraisal to the Department of Parks and Recreation.

(Amended by Stats. 1967, Ch. 1054.)


The department for a consideration may assign such options to other governmental agencies or departments. The department may accept gifts of money or lands from individuals and from other governmental agencies for the purpose of acquiring, by purchase or exchange, the lands under option.

(Amended by Stats. 1959, Ch. 2164.)


Lands leased shall be administered as a part of the California State park system, subject to existing laws affecting the operation and administration of State parks.

(Added by Stats. 1939, Ch. 94.)


Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the State Department of Parks and Recreation shall extend until December 31, 1979 the existing concession agreement, dated May 6, 1948, as amended March 21, 1958, between the State of California and the Girl Scout Council of San Diego County, Incorporated, relating to the “Stonewall Group Organizational Area” and premises in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, San Diego County, California. Thereafter, there shall be no such agreement in force or effect other than an agreement consummated pursuant to Article 1.5 (commencing with Section 5019.10) of this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 387.)


The department may enter into, for a period not less than 20 years and not to exceed 25 years, an agreement with the Desert Pacific Council of the Boy Scouts of America for the use of a portion of Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. Any agreement so entered into shall be subject to approval by the Director of General Services pursuant to Section 11005.2 of the Government Code.

(Amended by Stats. 1996, Ch. 315, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 1997.)

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