The Barron Park Association

Dec 012017

The Barron Park Association “Services List” contains BPA members who wish to offer a service or skill to local residents. The list includes:tutors, pet care, music/sport/fitness/art lessons,  computer services, ride-shares, repair services, gardening, housekeeping, tailoring, notary etc. Childcare and babysitting will remain on the BPA Babysitter List.

If you would like to offer a service or baby sitting listing, please email list coordinator Lisa Berkowitz Landers at

Link to current Service List:Barron Park Area Service List September 2017

Mar 062017

The Future of Barron Park

2017 Annual Meeting and Potluck
Sunday March 19, 2017  2PM to 4PM
Barron Park Elementary School Multipurpose Room (map)

This year’s Annual Meeting of the Barron Park Association will feature the following speakers:

  • Max McGee, Superintendent of the Palo Alto Unifed School District
  • Rob De Geus, Palo Alto Community Services Department
  • Doria Summa, Palo Alto Planning and Transportation Commission
  • Lt. James Reifschneider, Palo Alto Police Department

There will be time for Q&A after each presentation.

Snack Pot Luck

Feel free to bring cookies and snacks to share, the BPA will bring coffee and tea, and we’ll make a potluck out of it! (If you bring a dish to share, please label the ingredients to help people with allergies.)

We hope you will be able to join us!

Babysitting Service

Free babysitting service will be available in a room next door, if there is enough demand. If you are interested, please let us know how many children you will be dropping off by sending an email to Gwen Luce.

Aug 242012

The Daily Post has an article on page 8 of today’s newspaper about protests by two residents (unnamed – presumably from Barron Park? ) over the application by the owners of the Chalateco restaurant on El Camino for a liquor license. This is the location that had previously been Taco Bell.

The article quoted John Carr, the State’s Alcohol Beverage Control spokesman, as saying that his agency has received two protest letters and confirmed that the protests are valid. The protests “argued that there enough establishments that serve alcohol in the area. They also argue that it is a residential area and that it’s too close to schools.”

Carr said no hearings have been scheduled. “Now the owners will have an opportunity to work out a possible solution to overcome the objections.”

The article also mentioned the protest in 2010 over Walgreen’s application for a liquor license.

Jul 302012

Love them or not – Starbucks Drive-Thru on El Camino is open. The Daily Post had an advertisement announcing their “Grand Opening Celebration” on Tuesday July 31st 10 AM to 11 AM.
The article didn’t say whether or not you had to drive your car through to celebrate or could use your bike….or  just walk in.