New Aquatic and Community Center at Heather Farm Park Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Walnut Creek
Document Title
New Aquatic and Community Center at Heather Farm Park Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Existing Park/Planned Development (PD)/Open Space – Recreation (OS/R)
Document Description
The City of Walnut Creek (City) proposes to demolish the existing Heather Farm Community Center, construct a new Aquatic/Community Center and implement other associated parking and site improvements (e.g., landscaping, pathways, modifications to the existing concrete pond). Following construction of the new Aquatic/Community Center, the City would demolish the existing Clarke Memorial Swim Center. The proposed Aquatic/Community Center would be 27,023 square feet in size and single-story (approximately 30 feet) in height with event and multipurpose spaces, classrooms, locker rooms, offices, a conference room, and a kitchen. Two pools would be located between North San Carlos Drive and the proposed building: a 50-meter lap pool and a recreational pool. A pool mechanical building and a park storage building would also be constructed near the southeast corner of the project site. The proposed project would also include outdoor improvements to the project site, including a new entry courtyard and staff patio on the eastern side and an event terrace, event garden, and multiple lawns on the western side between the proposed building and the Concrete Pond. Lawns would also be provided surrounding the new pools. New accessible pedestrian paths would be installed throughout the project site, and the existing bicycle path that runs along North San Carlos Drive would be retained.

Contact Information

Rich Payne
Agency Name
City of Walnut Creek
Job Title
Interim Assistant Director of Public Works
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Walnut Creek
Contra Costa
San Francisco Bay Area
Cross Streets
North San Carlos Drive
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Acalanes Center for Independent Study

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, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Office of Historic Preservation, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Development Types
Recreational (Construction of new aquatic and community center )
Local Actions
Project Approval
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Coastal Zone, 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

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