Boulware Park and Birch Street Property Renovation Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Palo Alto
Document Title
Boulware Park and Birch Street Property Renovation Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Approval of a Park Improvement Ordinance and redevelopment of Boulware Park and the adjacent Birch Street property. The overall park plan includes the following amenities: Inclusive playground (both toddler and children); Basketball Court; Restroom; Dog Park; Turn around Drop-Off; Open Turf Area; Loop Pathway; Picnic Area; Shaded Seating Area; Bocce court; Covered picnic area; New head-in and accessible parking stalls along Lambert Ave. These would replace existing amenities at the site including an inclusive playground (both toddler and children); basketball court, open turf area; picnic area; and a shaded seating area. The project would also include additional tree planting, runoff filtration gardens to improve stormwater runoff, and native habitat gardens.

Contact Information

Jodie Gerhardt
Agency Name
City of Palo Alto
Job Title
Manager of Current Planning
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Peter Jensen
Agency Name
City of Palo Alto
Job Title
Landscape Architect
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Palo Alto
Santa Clara
San Francisco Bay Area
Parcel #
APN 132-39-065; 132-33-06; 132-03-062; and 132-33-063

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
CEQA Guidelines §15301 (existing facilities); 15303 (Small Structures)
Reasons for Exemption
The Project is eligible for a Class 1 (15301) and Class 3 (15303) exemption because it consists of the redevelopment of an existing park.
County Clerk
Santa Clara


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