Stagecoach Stop Park at Gilman Historic Ranch


SCH Number
Public Agency
Riverside County Regional Park and Open Space District
Document Title
Stagecoach Stop Park at Gilman Historic Ranch
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The proposed park, Stagecoach Stop Park, would be located on the grounds of Gilman Ranch and Museum in the City of Banning. The ranch currently operates as a historic site and wagon museum dedicated to the preservation, celebration, and interpretation of the history of late 1800’s California. Stagecoach Stop Park would make use of largely vacant previously disturbed farmland, surrounding the historic core of the site. The creation of this park would complement the history of Gilman Ranch through carefully selected design elements and aesthetics, while providing residents of the surrounding disadvantaged community much needed, currently non-existent park amenities and socially equitable access to outdoor recreation. The New facilities will include the replacement of a previously removed barn and restroom building into a less than 2,500 s.f. community center. Stagecoach Stop Park will also include new interpretive playground area, fencing, signage and small parking lot as well as landscaping and grading enhancements to the existing trail system and walkways including drinking fountains and interpretive signage. RivCoParks requires that for any projects that are similar to the Stagecoach stop park project, archeological monitoring will be incorporated where a project has ground disturbing activities. The location of the Stagecoach stop park project will not disturb any known archeological or historical resources, however during any project conducted by RivCoParks archeological monitoring may uncover unknown subsurface resources during ground disturbing activities.

Contact Information

Analicia Gomez
Agency Name
Riverside County Regional Park & Open-Space District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant / Parties Undertaking Project


Banning, Beaumont, Calimesa
Citywide, Countywide, Southern California
Parcel #
535060008, 535070018, 535070023, 535070038

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15302, 15303, 15304, 15311
Reasons for Exemption
Replacement or reconstruction (CEQA Guidelines, Section 15302): This project will include the replacement of previous restroom buildings and the replacement of existing utility systems and/or facilities involving negligible expansion of capacity. New construction or conversion of small structures (CEQA Guidelines, Section 15303): The project will include the construction of a new, small facilities; and installation of small new equipment. This would include an institutional structure not involving the use of significant amounts of hazardous substances, and not exceeding 2500 square feet in floor area as well as the water mains, sewage, electrical, gas, and other utility extensions. The project also includes the building of accessory structures such as picnic patio decks and fencing. Minor alterations to land (CEQA Guidelines, Section 15304): This project consists of minor public or private alterations in the condition of land, and vegetation which do not involve removal of mature, scenic trees and include: Grading on land with a slope of less than ten (10) percent, and wew gardening or landscaping; including the replacement of existing conventional landscaping with water efficient or fire resistant landscaping. Accessory structures (CEQA Guidelines, Section 15311): This project consists of construction or placement of minor structures accessory to (appurtenant to) existing commercial, industrial, or institutional facilities, including but not limited to: A. On-premises signs; B. Small parking lots;
County Clerk


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