The Barron Park Association

Oct 022015

The next Senior Lunch will be on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 1:00 PM at the Corner Bakery. It is located at 3375 El Camino Real at the corner of Fernando where the Boston Market used to be, with plenty of parking either in front or behind the restaurant.

The Corner Bakery is cafeteria style so you will each pay for your own selection at the counter, and they will deliver your order to the table when it is ready. The prices are modest and there are no tips involved. You can look at the menu in advance by going to

If you are interested in joining us, please call Rosemary Jacobsen at 493-9152 by Friday, Oct 9th. so we can make a name tag for you. Changes in plans can be made up until 10:00 AM Tuesday be calling her.

Looking forward to seeing many of you there.

Aug 252015

Barron Park Association’s  3rd Annual Neighborhood Movie Night at Bol Park


Events starting at 6:30PM

It’s Friday night, why cook…

Oaxacan Kitchen Food Truck – buy your food and have a picnic dinner with old or new friends.

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society fundraising

CREAM sandwiches for dessert $5
YUM * chocolate chip with vanilla
YUMM * double chocolate chip with mint chocolate chip
YUMMY * snickerdoodle with salted caramel
YUMMIEST * butter sugar with strawberry

Donkey Fund fundraising – Popcorn 50 cents

Visit with Donkeys – Niner and Perry

Movie starts are Dusk. Admission is free.

BYO…chair and blankets, your preferred refreshments

Weather Forecast

Aug 162015


The Fourth annual Silicon Valley Tour de Coop,  a free, self-guided bicycle tours of chicken coops, gardens, bee hives, hoop houses, and coolest Silicon Valley urban homesteads,  is scheduled for Saturday, September 19, 2015 from 9AM to 4 PM.

From last year: It’s time for the Tour de Coop – Palo Alto Online

REGISTER NOW for the tour -Click HERE!

Want to show your coop on this tour, volunteer or help out?  Sign up now!

Aug 062015

Please save the evening, Friday, 8/28/2015 for our 3rd Annual Movie Night at Bol Park.

More information to follow soon, meanwhile, we need your help choosing a movie. Please review the movies available in the links provided and let us know your preference by 8/15/2015. We’ll show the movie with the most picks. Take the poll at the end of this post. 

Mama Mia 


Cats and Dogs

Back to the Future 

Despicable Me 2

Monster University

Annie (1982)

Annie (2014)

Grown Ups


Kind regards,

Lydia Kou – BPA Movie Night Organizer 

Mobile 650.996.0028 | Email



Aug 032015

TUESDAY, AUG 11, 2015

Our next lunch will again be a picnic in Bol Park at 1:00 pm with Driftwood Deli delivering box lunches consisting of a sandwich, chips, fruit, cookies and a drink, all for the low price of $10. We are able to order ahead of time to pick our choice of the sandwich and the drink.

We bring our own chairs and sit on level ground in a shady area … a great way to chat with each other and listen to the birds.

If you are interested in joining us, please email Julie Spengler at or phone 493-9151 by Friday August 7th so we can make a name tag for you and place your order.
Any responses after Aug 7th should be directed to Rosemary Jacobsen at 493-9151.

Hope to see many of you there.

Aug 152013

At last. At last. Our previously derelict little well site is looking fantastic with new landscaping, a pathway, and, most importantly, benches donated by the Barron Park Association and the Henshel family.

This barren looking area alongside the Matadero Well site:

Barren Area alongside Matadero Well site

has been transformed into this welcoming spot with the addition of some landscaping, pathways and benches.

Well site area with benches and landscaping

The Barron Park Association invites you to a little celebration of this accomplishment on:

Sunday, August 25, 2 p.m.
Matadero Well Site near Josina and Tippawingo

Enjoy some cookies and drinks and try out the benches, or bring your own seating. We will have a short program led by Dick Placone who succeeded in bringing this long-delayed project to fruition.

Lynnie Melena
Jun 282013

Palo Alto’s annual “ Chili Cook OFF and Summer Festival”  will take place at Mitchell Park on 600 E. Meadow Drive from noon to 5 p.m. and chili tasting, which is open to the public, begins at 1:30 p.m.

This year there is a new booth, representing the Barron Park Association.  Barron Park resident Mark Van Zanten has accepted the challenge and has created a new vegetarian chili that will impress the judges, and delight all those who get a taste.

The Barron Park Association’s Chill Out booth will not only have chili, but also a photo booth, music, a hula hoop contest and BPA sign up.

The Chili Cook Off and Summer Festival is a great family event with lots to offer: live music, children’s activities including bounce houses, balloon artist, face painting, food vendors and more.  Admission is free.  Chili tasting kits will be sold for a nominal fee.

The judges will decide on the awarding of over $2,000 in cash & prizes to the chili division winners and overall winner as well as for Best Booth and Best Spirit.  The Public will vote on the People’s Choice Winner, and we need your help!

Come have fun in the sun! We need volunteers, if you are interested in helping please email  Mark needs volunteers,  a small quiet generator and a few coolers.

We look forward to seeing you on the 4th!

Meet the Chef:

the Chili Chef , Mark Van Zanten

Mark Van Zanten has lived in Barron Park for a number of years and has been cooking for even longer.  He is always looking for a new recipe, and has come up with one that will chill the crowd down on the 4th.  Come visit the booth and see for yourself!

Feb 272013

The 17th Annual Juana Run  through Barron Park is this Saturday.  This popular event, initiated and organized by Barron Park resident Karen Saxena, benefits the Terman PTA and Gunn Sports Booster’s. It also benefits any participating school or team that signs up. It is intended as a fund-raiser and a community-building event.

The signature event of the Juana Run is an 8K (about 5 miles) race that begins at 8:30 AM and winds its way through and around the streets of Barron Park, ending at Juana Briones school. You can still sign up and participate. Go to the event web page,
Or just come out and line the race route and cheer on your neighbors and friends!

Here’s the map of the race route …

Juana Run – 8K run map

Streets along the course will be closed to cars while the runners are in that area.

A few streets are scheduled for complete closure:
Maybell at Pena 8:15 – 8:35;  Los Robles at La Donna, 8:45-9:30 and 11-11:15;  Los Robles at Amaranta to Laguna 9:50 – 11:15;  Amaranta 10:00 -11:15;  Orme 8:15-11:30.

The Juana Run is an event for the whole family. After the 8K race, there are special ‘Kids races’.  The children’s races, of distances from 200 yards to 1/2 mile for kids in Pre-K through 5th grade, start at 10 AM. And a  one mile race starts at 11:10 AM.

Feb 082013

…….From Bob Frost

Here is the scoop on the February BP Senior lunch.

The date is Tuesday, Feb 12, time is 1 pm, and the place is Da Sichuan, a new Chinese style restaurant located at 3781 El Camino Real.  To reach the parking behind the restaurant, turn onto Curtner and look for the parking lot immediately to the left.

Da Sichuan has agreed to a special flat price of $12 complete, tax, and tip. To get this price we need to provide an exact count of the number of people coming.

The menu has been pre-selected and includes:

  • Sweet Corn Chicken Soup,
  • Chinese Chicken Salad
  • Sweet and Sour Pork,
  • Beef with Broccoli,
  • Prawns with Vegetables,
  • Cashew Chicken,
  • Dry Sauteed String Beans (for the vegetarians),
  • Steamed Rice

Rosemary & Julie will be collecting your money and handing out name tags as you come in.

Please contact Bob Frost at or 493-8272 if you wish to join with us for this lunch.

Bob needs to know who is attending by Friday, February 8th .  People can cancel as late as 10 a.m. Tuesday morning February 12th, if necessary, by phoning Rosemary Jacobsen at 493-9152.

Since we are pre-ordering, it is important that all people who make reservations show up.  So if you change your mind or can’t make it,  please let Rosemary know, even up to the last minute. We will have to collect from anyone who makes a reservation but does not attend or cancel.

We hope to see you there  to celebrate a Happy Valentines Day….. even though we will be a little early!

Rosemary Jacobsen, Julie Spengler, & Bob Frost