Whalen Property Acquistion


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Whalen Property Acquistion
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
California State Parks proposes to acquire a 33-acre parcel, commonly known as the Whalen Property, from the Sempervirens Fund to add this parcel to the adjacent Castle Rock State Park. The Castle Rock State Park General Plan identified the property as the ideal entrance site for the park. The parcel was purchased by the Sempervirens Fund expressly to be a new entrance for Castle Rock State Park and presently contains a park entrance and associated facilities that include a 90-car parking lot, restrooms, amphitheater, water fountains, new trails, trailheads, and interpretive facilities.

Contact Information

Sheila Branon
Agency Name
Department of Parks and Recreation Santa Cruz District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Santa Cruz District
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Santa Cruz
Cross Streets
Castle Rock State Park

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class: 16 Section: 15316
Reasons for Exemption
The project consists of the acquisition, sale, or other transfer of land in order to establish a park, and is included as "Acquisition of contiguous properties" in the Department of Parks and Recreation's list of exempt activities in accordance with CCR §15300.4.


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