Parks and Trails

 STevens creek trail closure and detour 13 January 2017

A large section of creek bank eroded during winter storms forcing the City to close a section of Stevens Creek Trail between El Camino Real and Yuba Drive. A temporary detour has been setup for trail users. A new engineered creek bank will have to be built for which there currently isn’t a timeline. The City is in discussions with Hotel Zico to construct a bypass tail on hotel property in the interim.

SAVE OUR TREES

As you cut back on water, you may not realize the impact to your trees. Tree loss is very costly, not only the expense of removal, but also the loss in beauty to the community. Residents are being asked to conserve 10% and this can be done while still providing water for your trees.

Parks Division

231 North Whisman Road
Mountain View, CA 94043
(650) 903-6326

The Parks Division is responsible for the protection and maintenance of 37 urban parks and 5.0 miles of bicycle and pedestrian trails along Stevens Creek, Permanente Creek and the Hetch-Hetchy Right-of-Way. The Division is also responsible for other regional open space throughout the City.

Parks & Trail Visitor Information

Parks and trails are open from 6:00 a.m. to one-half hour after sunset.

  • Motor vehicles are allowed in designated parking lots and roadways only.
  • Dogs must be on leash at all times.
  • Animal handlers are required to clean up after their pet.
  • Groups of 50 or more people wishing to use any City park (with the exception of BBQ reservations) need to apply for a General Use Notification. Applications must be submitted at least two weeks prior to your event date, and require a five business day approval process. For more information on obtaining a General Use Notification please call (650) 903-6407 or email recreservations@mountainview.gov.  

Prohibited Activities:

  • Harming or disturbing wildlife and plants; and feeding animals
  • Assembly of structures, commercial vending or posting of signs 
  • No camping
  • No fires 
  • No powered airplanes
  • No golfing
  • No weapons 
  • No alcohol, air jumpers/bounce house, or portable BBQ's allowed without a permit and under conditions set forth by the City. For more information on obtaining a permit, please call (650) 903-6407 or email recreservations@mountainview.gov.

Special Provisions for Trails

  • Trail users are permitted on developed trails only.
  • Trail users must limit speed to trail conditions and pass with caution.
  • Trails and underpasses may be closed due to seasonal flooding.
  • Skateboarding is prohibited.

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