News Release News Release The City of Palo Alto
Communications Department
250 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301


Subject :

Hoover Park Play Structure Burned
Contact : Detective Brian Philip, Palo Alto Police Department    650-353-0624
Palo Alto, CA: -- On July 7, 2010, at approximately 11pm, fire and police personnel responded to Hoover Park on the report of a fire. Hoover Park is located at 2901 Cowper Street.

Upon arrival, units discovered a play structure on the east end of the park fully engulfed in flames. Although the fire was quickly extinguished, the play structure was a total loss.

Officers spoke with some residents in the area and learned that some juveniles were seen in the park just before the fire. Investigators are continuing to investigate the fire to determine whether or not this was arson related.

Palo Alto Police urge residents to report suspicious persons or activity occurring in Palo Alto parks after hours. Anyone with information about this fire may call Palo Alto Communications at 650-329-2413. Anonymous tips may be emailed to