Does anyone know if you have to be a Mountain View resident to use Shoreline Park? I only ask because the other day we went for a ride up to Foothills Park in Palo Alto. We wanted to show some East Coast visitors the lovely view of the Valley from up there. Well, we were promptly turned away at the gates by the guard after she checked out driver's license and informed us that the park was for "Palo-Altons" only. Of course, we were peeved because we drove all the way up there, the price of gas, the embarrassment in front of visiting guests, etc... (yeah, we could have read up before we went, but it was a spur of the moment stop on the ride back from SF).
Anyway, if Palo Alto can be so snooty about their parks, then I was wondering if Mountain View gives the same treatment to non-residents visiting Shoreline. Seems like we should. Not very neighborly though, is it?