Descanso Gardens Master Plan


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Los Angeles County
Document Title
Descanso Gardens Master Plan
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Project Applicant
Los Angeles County
Present Land Use
Botanical Garden/Public Facilities and Open Space Zones/Open Space General Plan designation

Document Description
The County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation proposes to adopt a comprehensive 15-year Master Plan (proposed project) to guide the development of Descanso Gardens (Master Plan Area) between 2020 and 2035. Descanso Gardens is one of the four botanic gardens/arboreta of Los Angeles County's park system. The Master Plan Area is an approximately 149-acre property located in the City of La Canada Flintridge adjacent to the eastern City of Glendale boundary, within the Fifth Supervisorial District of Los Angeles County, approximately 11 miles north of the Los Angeles Civic Center. The Master Plan Area is located in the San Rafael and La Canada Land Grants of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) 7.5-minute Pasadena topographic quadrangle in Township 1 North, Range 13 West, Section 2; and Township 2 North, Range 13 West, Section 35 (Figure 1, Topographic Map with USGS 7.5-Minute Quadrangle Index). See Attachment for Full Details.

Contact Information
Julie Yom
Los Angeles County
1000 S. Fremont Avenue Unit #40, A-9 West, Third Floor
Alhambra, CA 91803

Phone : (626) 588-5311


34°12'5.115"N 118°12'40.38"W
La Cañada Flintridge
Los Angeles
Cross Streets
Descanso Drive
Total Acres
Parcel #
5813-008-909. 5813-008-9 10. 5813-008-902, 5813-008-903, 5813-008-904
State Highways
SR-2, I-210
See Attachment
Winery Canyon Channel, Flint Canyon Wash, Arroyo Seco, Verdugo Wash
1, 2 N
2, 35

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Recreational (Botanical Garden)
Local Action
Master Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Septic System Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Growth Inducing Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board California Department of Conservation California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Water Resources California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Natural Resources Agency California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region 4 California Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy California State Lands Commission Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality California Department of Transportation, District 7 California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5


Environmental Document
Attachment   PDF 1431 K Descanso Gardens Master Plan_MND   PDF 32469 K Descanso Gardens Master Plan_MND_Vol   PDF 16713 K Descanso Gardens Master Plan_MND_Vol   PDF 26262 K NOC_Descanso Gardens Master Plan MND   PDF 1534 K NOI_Descanso Gardens Master Plan MND   PDF 43 K Summary_Form_for_Document_Submittal_Descanso Gardens MND   PDF 581 K
NOC   PDF 815 K
State Comments
2020019072_07-LA-2020-03145 Descanso Gardens Master Plan - MND - SIGNED   PDF 488 K 2020019072_CDFW Comments on Descanso Gardens Master Plan MND   PDF 1604 K

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