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New name, new rules: Foothills Park is in for more changes

Original post made on Feb 17, 2021

After opening Foothills Park to the broader public in December, the City Council is preparing to consider new visitor limits, annual passes for entry and a name that underscores the destination's status as a nature preserve.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, February 17, 2021, 10:50 AM

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Posted by CC
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Feb 17, 2021 at 9:33 pm

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As an avid local hiker, I have been following this story with interest. Has the Palo Alto council considered a deal for this preserve to be purchased and managed by Peninsula Open Space Trust? I don't understand why Palo Alto needs to reinvent the wheel on managing this beautiful section of nature. P.O.S.T does a great job managing most of the undeveloped land and forests along the peninsula. Does anyone know why the city of Palo Alto needs to be involved in managing this considerably sized nature preserve? No snarky comments please. Thanks!


Posted by Bernie Brightman
a resident of North Whisman
on Feb 18, 2021 at 10:25 am

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This all seems extremely premature. Of course when the park first opens there are going to be huge crowds of people who want to check it out for the first time, Especially amid a pandemic. But probably a year from now things will be much different. They shouldn't be making long term plans until they have spent enough time to understand what the typical usage pattern will be.


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