About Open Space and Parks
In an effort to protect the community from COVID-19, the following park amenities are closed:
We welcome you to enjoy a walk in a park or an open space preserve while maintaining social distancing of more than 6 feet from persons outside of your household. It is essential that we stop the spread of the virus by not having in-person social interactions.
Park Services is responsible for the maintenance of 162 developed acres of urban park lands. Individual parks range in size from under two acres to large community parks such as Rinconada Park, Mitchell Park, and Greer Park. In addition to maintaining urban parks, Parks Services is responsible for landscape maintenance of libraries, community centers, business districts and utility sub-stations.
Park Services maintenance programs include the maintenance of landscape plant materials, irrigation systems, turf management, tennis courts, soccer fields, softball fields, baseball fields, playground equipment, picnic facilities, dog runs, basketball courts, and a lawn bowling green. Park Services also maintains school athletic fields and tennis courts at all elementary and middle school sites.
Palo Alto's Open Space
The City of Palo Alto has almost 4,000 acres of open space to explore, recreate and relax in. Whether you are looking for a place to picnic with your family, a site for a wedding, or trails that will help you to escape to nature, there is a broad assortment of open space areas to enjoy!
View the Interactive Parks map.
Open Space, Parks and Golf Administration
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