Parks Division

231 North Whisman Road
Mountain View, CA 94043

The Parks Division is responsible for protecting and maintaining 43 urban parks and 9.95 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 spaces throughout the City.


The CMV Parks is enrolled in an alternative watering program that allows us to manage our budget and usage better. We must maintain a 20% reduction as part of the Stage 2 water shortage emergency. The Parks Department considers many factors when scheduling irrigation within our Parks. Youth sports organizations, school activities, and general field usage play an essential role when we can or cannot water. We also take into account environmental factors such as evapotranspiration. Evapotranspiration (Et) is the amount of water lost through the plant and the soil surrounding the plant. Wind, humidity, temperature, and solar radiation are all considered to determine the daily Et number. This helps staff only return the amount of water the plant lost throughout the day. There are times when this balancing act doesn’t always work within public spaces because areas are too large to complete watering cycles overnight. If you come across an area overwatered or saw a sprinkler that doesn’t seem to be hitting its target, please reach out to us through the Ask MV site and click on Parks, Trees, and Trails to submit your questions or comments.



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