The Barron Park Association

Jun 162020

During this time of shelter-in-place, Bol Park – and the donkey pasture with Perry and Jenny – has become a popular destination. The City of Palo Alto has posted signage cautioning against petting the donkeys and touching the gate as these are possible modes of exposure to the Coronavirus, but we do urge everyone to keep visiting!

With so many new visitors, we would like to ask regulars to help guide everyone on proper behavior at the pasture. Please DO step up and say something if you see something wrong! Here are a few reminders when you visit the pasture:

No feeding of anything! We feed the donkeys a balanced veterinarian-approved diet, and other foods may be dangerous, including especially apples or carrots, as Perry is missing teeth and may choke on food offered at the gate. Dozens of people come by every day, and if we allow random feeding, we would have no idea of what or how much the donkeys are eating. This was a problem for both Mickey and Niner in the past.

Do not pet and do not taunt them or throw stones to get their attention. This is their home. They will come and say hello if they wish but please respect their preference to stay away from the gate. You can see them “up close” on Sunday mornings, 10 to 11 a.m. at Bol Park.

Contact us if you see anything concerning (phone numbers posted in the pasture kiosk). We count on neighbors and passersby to alert us to any problems at the pasture as well as any injuries that you may notice.

Thank you for the love and caring and helping to keep the donkeys healthy and safe.

On behalf of Jenny Kiratli and all the donkey handlers

Keep Calm and Bray On!

Feb 242020

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we are unable to proceed as planned with the Juana Run this March 28th. We considered postponing until the fall, but we saw several other local races already doing that, and given that fall is already a crowded time of year for races getting now more crowded this year, we decided that the best thing to do would be to defer to next year.

Our probable date which we are trying to lock down is Saturday, Feb 27th, 2021.

We appreciate your understanding with this difficult decision we had to make for the benefit of the community. All current registrations will, by default, be deferred until next year. When our 2021 date becomes official, there will be a period for refunds for those unable to attend.”

Oct 152019
Barron Park’s Outdoor MOVIE NIGHT is in Bol Park is this Sunday, October 20th at 6:30pm
The movie is Disney’s “The BFG”
Bring Your Own Blankets and Picnic Dinner and drinks/water for a great BPA event!
The weather looks promising with a warm day and dry evening predicted!
The BPA will be selling Popcorn at Movie Night
Come and enjoy a unique neighborhood experience in Bol Park!
Event Schedule and Logistics
Location: BOL PARK
Date: Sunday, OCTOBER 20TH
Time: 6:30PM
This Event is FREE and is brought to you by the Barron Park Association.  
If you are not a member, please consider joining or donating at