Cool Staging Area Improvements


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Cool Staging Area Improvements
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Implement facility improvements to the Cool Staging Area within Auburn State Recreation Area to provide improved facilities for park visitors and all abilities. Work will: In the Day Use Parking Area: -Pave and stripe the existing 90' by 170' gravel parking area to provide 33 standard parking stalls and 2 ADA compliant parking stalls; -Install a pre-cast concrete vault double restroom surrounded by 5' wide concrete apron; -Excavate to install two (2) 2'x2'x3' holes, install two (2) 4"x4" posts, backfill with concrete, and attach one (1) informational kiosk sign; -one bike wash area with hose bib requiring three 4' X 4' posts; -install one (1) steel gate at entrance to parking area and one (1) steel gate along connector between day use parking and equestrian staging area; -excavate to install a concrete accessible walkway connecting the ADA compliant parking stalls with the restroom, shade structures, information kiosk and bike wash station; -install rock slope protection/drains and rock energy dissipaters in several limited locations; -plant native trees in several locations around the parking area to provide future shade. Note: see NOE for full details

Contact Information

Jim Micheaels
Agency Name
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


El Dorado
Other Information
Auburn State Recreation Area

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
Class 1,2,3,4 Project consists of the maintenance or minor alteration of existing public facilities involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond current levels; the replacement of existing structures where the new structure will be located on the same site as the structure replaced; the construction and location of limited numbers of new, small structures; and the minor public alteration in the condition of land which does not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees and is included as "Modifications of existing facilities for disables access", "Construction or installation of park facilities such as restrooms, signs, fencing and gates" in the Department of Parks and Recreation's list of exempt activities in accordance with CR Sec. 15300.4.

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