Forest, Parks & Beach


Forest, Parks, and Beach

The Division of Forest and Beach is responsible for the maintenance of and improvements to the urban forest, all City parks, and the Carmel beach. The Division manages over 13,000 trees growing on public property and provides staff support to the Forest and Beach Commission.



The City of Carmel-by-the Sea has nine formally designated park, open space, and recreational areas. The parks and open space amount to over 68 acres of land.  In addition, the City has approximately 67 acres of other areas that can be considered an important open space resource but are not available for traditional park and recreation use. Unimproved Right of Way, otherwise known as a linear greenbelt, as well as miniature parks are examples of such resources.