Devil's Punchbowl Nature Center Replacement Planning Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Los Angeles County Department of Parks & Recreation
Document Title
Devil's Punchbowl Nature Center Replacement Planning Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Zoning: Open Space (O-S). General Plan Designation: Open Space Parks and Recreation (OS-PR)
Document Description
The County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) is proposing to develop new park amenities at the Devil’s Punchbowl Natural Area. The Proposed Project entails planning for the replacement of the Nature Center that was destroyed by the Bobcat Fire in 2020 with a new building while also making improvements to the surrounding support site elements including trail heads, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) access to buildings and trails, picnic areas, and shade structures. Specifically, the Proposed Project includes: • 3,245-square-foot Nature Center, administrative offices, and gift shop • Green roof • Reinforced masonry structure • Sand colored and fire rated board-form concrete panel exterior • Protection of all remaining healthy trees onsite • Natural ventilation • Natural lighting and skylights • Native landscaping and revegetation • Storm water collection and reuse • Solar canopy over parking lot • Native seed collection and germination (incl. local manzanita seeds for future use) • Shade structures • Planting additional native trees to provide shade in the future • Inclusion of local materials in the architectural design, such as rocks on façade • Demolition of the existing Ranger’s Residence

Contact Information

Jui Ing Chien
Agency Name
Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation
Job Title
Park Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant


Unincorporated Los Angeles County
Los Angeles
Cross Streets
Devil's Punchbowl Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
3061-013-903, 3061-013-300
Big Rock Creek

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Victorville Region 6 (RWQCB), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy (RMC), State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW)
Development Types
Recreational (New park amenities at the Devil's Punchbowl Natural Area.)
Local Actions
Site Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
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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