Exposition Park Land Exchange


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Science Center (Exposition)
Document Title
Exposition Park Land Exchange
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project consists of the exchange of three parcels within Exposition Park by the 6th Agricultural district of the State of California (California Science Center) and the City of Los Angeles, Department of Recreation and Parks (city). The objective of the exchange is to resolve historic property boundary issues, consolidate title with existing leases and recognize the long-term management of the existing surface uses. The exchange will consist of the transfer by the City of Los Angeles of a 6.58 acre parcel, the northern half which is improved with the Los Angeles Museum of Natural History, the southern half has an open space area known as the South lawn. In addition the California Science Center will receive two small (.915 acres) parcels situated along Figueroa Street that contain a portion of the California African American Museum, and a small parking area in front of the Los Angeles Sports Arena. The exchange also includes the transfer to the City of Los Angeles, a 7.17acre parcel, known as the "historic Exposition Park Rose Garden". The exchange of all four parcels, will result in no changes or underlying ownership of these public lands by the California Science Center and City of Los Angeles. In addition, the California Science Center will simultaneously enter into a Operating Agreement with the City for five years firm, and an option to renew annually at the Science Center's discretion for an additional twenty years, to be used as a playfield for youth athletic events. None of the herein described events are in conflict with the Master Plan for Exposition Park Environmental Impact Report filled with the California State Office of Planning and Research on September 2, 1993.

Contact Information

Eddie Koutoumdjian
Agency Name
California Science Center
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Los Angeles, Los Angeles, City of
Los Angeles

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1Sec 15301
Reasons for Exemption
The project is exempt under CEQA Guidelines Section 15301 because the action of exchanging and transferring areas within Exposition Park between the state and city will involve negligible or no change in the existing and future uses of the respective surface conditions. The action is limited to a change in the recordation of the underlying public ownership of the three areas.

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