Cachagua Community Center
Park Facilities

The Cachagua Community Center is a 15-acre park and community center located in upper Carmel Valley adjacent to the Carmel River, approximately 20-25 minutes past Carmel Valley Village. The property has a small historical compound area, which had been used extensively by the Essalen tribe until they were displaced by Europeans. Many native-American artifacts are still found here.
A public meeting room, a community kitchen with a screened-in eating area, and a studio apartment above a storeroom, all built in the 20's, are used by the park. The grounds feature a multi-purpose ball field, a swing set, a tot play structure, horseshoe pits, and several picnic areas. The Carmel Unified School District operates the Cachagua Childrens Center on the property. There are many capital improvement projects planned for the park. The volunteer Cachagua Community Center Board of Directors is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the park, under a lease agreement with the Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District. The MPRPD owns the property and provides substantial suppport.

Park Rules and Regulations

The following regulations have been issued by District Ordinance 3, and have been adopted to protect resource amenity values and public access.

HOURS: Access is limited to daylight hours between sunrise and sunset.
PETS: Domestic animals are allowed if under leash or immediate voice command.
ACCESS: Access is limited to hiking, equestrian, and bicycle use on the private access road only. ADA accommodations will be developed but are not in place at this time.
FIRE/SMOKING: Fires, incendiary devices, any source of open flame, and smoking are strictly forbidden.
RESOURCES: It is unlawful to injure, damage, collect, harass, remove, or disturb any cultural, historical, biological, or physical object. Metal detectors, and other collecting tools are prohibited.
HUNTING-FISHING-WEAPONS: Hunting and weapons of any type are not allowed. Fishing is allowed only as permitted by the California Department of Fish & Game.
FOOD: Food and beverages are allowed. Please deposit waste in trash and recycle bins.
TRESPASS: For everyone's benefit, obey all private property, boundary, and closure signs.
CLOSURE: Cachagua Community Park may be temporarily closed due to wildlife, fire, public safety, resource protection, or other environmental concern as they arise.

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P.O. Box 512
Carmel Valley, Ca. 93924