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New parking fee, lower visitor cap on the horizon at Foothills Park

Original post made on Jan 22, 2021

After seeing a spike in visits to Foothills Park, the Palo Alto City Council moved on Tuesday to sharply curtail the number of people who can enter the scenic preserve.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 2:32 PM

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Posted by Bruno
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jan 22, 2021 at 12:48 pm

Bruno is a registered user.

I grew up in Palo Alto and used to go to Foothills Park all the time. I even kept my P.A. address on my ID for as long as I possibly could after I moved to M.V. just so I could continue to gain park entrance. I'd bring my friends. We all really enjoyed it.

These days when I tell my kids about Foothills Park they ask me to take them there but I can't. Was excited to see the changes finally made to include non-P.A. residents, but we've seen what they've now decided in just one month. They should just go back to making it P.A. only, or maybe check your W-2 at the gate to see if you're worthy. I give up on trying or hoping things will change there.

Sometimes bad reputations are well earned.


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