Bol Park

13.8 acre park in the Barron Park neighborhood.  Long, narrow, lower meadow is bordered on one side by Matadero Creek, a paved path on the other. Redwoods and oaks provide perimeter shade.  At the corner of Matadero and Laguna, a Native Plant Garden is a work in progress. Upper meadow remains undeveloped as per neighbors’ wishes.


A “donkey pasture” became a park when Cornelis Bol’s heirs sold to Barron Park residents 4.75 acres of family property for $65,000, half the market value. Bol was a native of Holland; a Stanford physicist and research associate; the inventor of the high-intensity mercury vapor lamp; and, along with his wife, the operator of the Barron Park Water Company for eleven years.

Of Special Interst

Adjacent to Bol Park in a private corral are donkeys who visit the park.



3590 Laguna Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306  View Map

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