Foothills Park to Open on December 17, 2020 to the General Public

Foothills Park to Open on December 17, 2020 to the General Public

Foothills Park to Open on December 17, 2020 to the General Public

The City of Palo Alto will open Foothills Park to the general public on Thursday, December 17, 2020.

“Following thoughtful community discussion over several years, we are thrilled to open the park to everyone,” said Adrian Fine, Palo Alto mayor. “We hope this provides another regional option to go outdoors and provide opportunities for environmental stewardship and education. Foothills Park is a place for everyone to enjoy, explore and learn.”

Foothills Park to Open on December 17, 2020 to the General Public

  • Wear a mask.
  • Maintain 6 feet distance from others outside your household.
  • Be aware of the one-way trails (see map link below)
  • Stay safe and be well. 

Access to the park is free. In recognition of the community input received, the Council voted to temporarily reduce the maximum capacity of Foothills Park to 750 visitors at one time (approximately 250 vehicles) for the first 90 days of opening Foothills Park to the general public. This temporary visitor cap will provide staff an opportunity to monitor use and bring forward additional recommendations for City Council consideration in the spring.

PARK RULES

  • No smoking.
  • Dogs on leash permitted except on weekends and holidays.
  • Bicycles are allowed on paved roads only, and not on trails. Bicycle helmets required.
  • Coasting devices (e.g., skates, scooters, skateboards) are not allowed.
  • Charcoal fires in existing barbecues only.
  • Speed limit is 20 MPH throughout the park.
  • Golf practice, hardball and powered models are not allowed in the park.
  • Feeding wildlife is prohibited.
  • Remote controlled devices are not permitted.


ONLINE RESOURCES

To download a map of Foothills Park, go here.

For a blog on local partners committed to the future of Foothills Park, go here.

For Frequently asked questions, go here.

Last Updated: December 16, 2020