Foothills Park Entrance Closed Until 3 p.m. When Visitor Capacity Reached

Foothills Park Entrance Closed Until 3 p.m. When Visitor Capacity Reached

Foothills Park Entrance Closed Until 3 p.m. When Visitor Capacity Reached

With Foothills Park newly open to everyone as of December 17, holidays and weekends have seen very high visitation. Foothills Park has reached max capacity numerous times, most frequently between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on weekends, which creates safety, traffic and other issues, and a large number of visitors have been turned away.

Starting Saturday, January 9, when Foothills Park reaches capacity the entrance to Foothills Park will close (typically around 10 a.m.) and stay closed until 3 p.m. Pedestrians and bikers may enter the park as long as they are not parked illegally.

This temporary step is to help manage the number of visitors in the park at one time and provide a safe, enjoyable and consistent experience for parkgoers. Signs will be posted at Page Mill and Arastradero Road when it is closed so that visitors driving are notified of the closure.

If Foothills Park is at capacity, we encourage you to visit one of Palo Alto's other open spaces or parks or return at a later time.

Seeking Foothills Park Docent Volunteers!

The City is seeking docent volunteers to help welcome visitors, answer questions and share Foothills Park information, and other support opportunities. If interested, please email Community Services at CSD@cityofpaloalto.org

Online Resources

For a map of Foothills Park (recently updated) go here: http://bit.ly/PAFoothillsParkMap

For a flyer on what to know before you visit Foothills Park, go here: English Flyer, Spanish Flyer

Learn more about the City’s open spaces here: cityofpaloalto.org/visitsafely

 

Last Updated: January 9, 2021