Look at what’s in Lake Lagunita: Water!
The normally dry Lake Lagunita, which is located behind Roble Hall, is filled with enough water from the winter rains to evoke memories of its former life as a recreational area.
Lake Lagunita was created as a reservoir to provide irrigation for the orchards and alfalfa fields of the Stanfords’ Palo Alto Stock Farm. Today, it serves primarily as a flood control facility and as a habitat for the California tiger salamander.
Once upon a time, however, Lake Lagunita featured a boathouse and an abundance of campus water activities and physical education classes.