Acquisition to Expand and Enhance Noble Park and Oak Creek Park in Paradise, CA (SNC #1271-RT)


SCH Number
Public Agency
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Document Title
Acquisition to Expand and Enhance Noble Park and Oak Creek Park in Paradise, CA (SNC #1271-RT)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Present Land Use
vacant parcels
Document Description
SNC will provide $220,700 to Paradise Recreation and Park District (PRPD) for the fee-title acquisition of two vacant parcels of land in the Town of Paradise. Both parcels are adjacent to existing PRPD park properties. The Oak Creek property is 2.6 acres and will expand the open green space of Oak Creek Park and provide direct access to the existing 17 acres of park lands which are currently accessed by user-created trails across private land. The Noble property is 8.9 acres of wetlands and natural areas adjacent to 12-acre Noble Park, and it will provide additional open green space and natural features to Noble Park.

Contact Information

Jamie Sammut
Agency Name
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Paradise Recreation and Park District
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Northern California
Other Location Info
Vacant lots at 1489 Pearson Rd and 6667 Nedry Drive in the Town of Paradse, Butte County, CA.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 16, 15316 and Class 25, 15325(f)
Reasons for Exemption
This project is a simple fee-title acquisition of vacant land to expand existing public park lands. The intent of the acquisition is to increase the open space and natural habitats associated with two park properties and provide protection of natural resources on those properties. There is no ground disturbance planned as part of the acquisitions. The project is exempt under Class 16. 15316. Acquisition, sale, or other transfer of land in order to establish a park where the land is in a natural condition or contains historical or archaeological resources and the management plan for the park has not been prepared as well as Class 25. 15325. Transfers of ownership of interests in land in order to preserve open space, habitat, or historical resources; Including (f) Acquisition, sale, or other transfer to preserve open space or lands for park purposes.


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