Barnes Park Multi-Benefit Stormwater Capture Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Baldwin Park
Document Title
Barnes Park Multi-Benefit Stormwater Capture Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Open Space
Document Description
The Project will expand the existing Barnes Park and improve recreational opportunities onsite. The whole park, excluding the existing building, splash pad, exercise equipment area, and part of the parking lot, will be demolished and reconstructed. The Project will include a stormwater capture system with Best Management Practices (BMPs) to capture, treat, and infiltrate runoff from a 443-acre catchment. Improvements will also be made near the intersections of Auckland Street and Barnes Avenue, and Syracuse Avenue and Finchley Street to address perceived surface flooding/ponding. Improvements will include modified grading and new catch basins that tie into the City’s storm drain system. The Project will achieve a pollutant load reduction to downstream water bodies by capturing wet- and dry-weather runoff. Captured runoff will be discharged into a subsurface storage system that will facilitate infiltration and groundwater recharge. Project goals are summarized as follows: Enhance water quality locally and in downstream water bodies (San Gabriel River) Reduce local dependency on imported water through groundwater recharge Educate local communities through education and outreach Reduce localized flooding in the Project drainage area Expand the park to provide increased green space available and public amenities Improve the park to include accessible features and new amenities Provide community enhancements through surface restoration and improvements Surface improvements to the existing park include increasing the size of Barnes Park with development planned for two vacant parcels north of the existing park boundary. The existing park will be almost fully demolished, except for the existing building, splash pad area, exercise equipment area, and a portion of the parking lot, and replaced with new and enhanced features. Park improvements will include the following: Additional parking through an expanded parking lot and new street-side diagonal parking along Patritti Avenue south of the existing parking lot Modified and new trails around the park Two new basketball courts north of the existing building (replacing the one basketball court that is existing under existing conditions) Grass/turf improvements and space for two soccer fields New futsal court in the expanded park area with seating for spectators Drought-tolerant landscaping, trees, and new irrigation system Surface swales with pedestrian bridges, especially on the north side of the park New dog park area on the south side of the existing park with fences and monument signs to create both a small dog area and an area for dogs of any size Play lots will be replaced with new equipment, new shade structures, and a larger playground that will feature big and small kid play areas, tables, and benches around the existing exercise equipment area New and improved shade shelters with tables, grills, and other amenities Space for movies and shows in the park (allow for equipment to be temporarily used) Water features near the recreational building Fencing/wall enhancements around the park and along the expanded perimeter Improved lighting throughout the park, including pathway and sports lighting

Contact Information

Ron Garcia
Agency Name
City of Baldwin Park
Job Title
Community Development Director
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Ryan Kearns
Agency Name
Job Title
Scientist II
Contact Types
Consulting Firm


Baldwin Park
Los Angeles
Southern California
Cross Streets
Patritti Avenue and Torch Street
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
I-10 and I-605
MetroLink - San Bernardino
San Gabriel Valley Airport
De Anza Elementary, Twin Lakes Elementary
San Gabriel River, Walnut Creek Wash, Big Dalton Wash

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region 4 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Office of Historic Preservation, San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy (RMC), State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance, California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT)
Development Types
Recreational (Park), Water Facilities (Storm Drain Line & Infiltration Gallery)(Type Infiltration, MGD 4.3)
Local Actions
Specific Plan
Project Issues
Air Quality, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Hydrology/Water Quality, Noise, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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