Whalen Property Acquistion


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Parks and Recreation, Department of (California Department of Parks and Recreation)
Document Title
Whalen Property Acquistion
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Project Applicant
Santa Cruz District

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
Department of Parks and Recreation Santa Cruz District
303 Big Trees Park Road
Felton, CA 95018

Phone : (831) 335-6385


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.


Notice of Exemption
2020010468_12974_Whalen Property Acquisition Castle Rock SP dNOE_1   PDF 101 K

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