Tennis courts are able to open to the public on June 5, 2020 subject to the following limitations by Santa Clara County Shelter in Place Order: Non-contact recreational and athletic activitieshave low-to-moderate levels of transmission risk. Risks associated with these activities can be mitigated through measures that ensure adequate social distancing and limit intermixing between households.

i. No more than two households or living units may engage in these recreational and athletic activities together at any one time. 

ii. No equipment (except balls, frisbees, or other projectiles) may be shared between households or living units. 

iii. All recreational and athletic activities with members of another household or living unit must occur entirely outdoors. 

iv. Members of separate households or living units must remain at least six feet apart at all times.

 v. Face coverings must be worn when recreating with members of another household or living unit, except when actively exercising or by people who are exempted from the face covering

requirement pursuant to the Health Officer’s Critical Guidance on Face Coverings.


Use of playgrounds, public picnic areas, and similar recreational areas is prohibited. These areas must be closed to public use. 

City Parks restrooms are open except for Graham/MVSP, Crittenden School Park, McKelvey/Schaffer Park, and Charleston Park in Shoreline.


Parks & Trail Visitor Update                        

The City of Mountain View will be pausing all non-essential services starting Tuesday, March 17 in an effort to slow and minimize the spread of COVID-19.

How Does this Impact City Parks?

The new Public Health Order is to ensure that people remain in their residences and minimize social interactions outside of their immediate family unit.  However, you may leave your residence for reasons specified in the Order.  One of these reasons is to engage in outdoor activity that does not involve close contact with other people.

City Parks and trails remain open from sunrise to half-hour after sunset for the public to enjoy fresh air and get exercise. When visiting parks, please be aware of appropriate social distancing for yourself, your children, and your family members.

In an effort to further minimize the spread of the virus, all park playgrounds and similar equipment are currently closed. Playgrounds are “high touch” surfaces and should be avoided at this time.

 How does this impact Shoreline at Mountain View Regional Park?

Shoreline Regional Park remains open for the public to enjoy the open space and utilize the official trails for walking or biking. Dogs or other domesticated animals are NOT allowed inside the park in an effort to protect the wildlife.

Golf course, driving range, and patio at Michael's are now open. Sailing Lake operating for Summer Camps, instruction and rentals. 

Portable restrooms are available at the Kite Lot and Dog Park.  

If there is an emergency in any park, please dial 9-1-1.

For more information about what Mountain View is doing regarding COVID-19, visit


  • Do not use parks or trails if you are exhibiting symptoms.
  • Be prepared for limited access to public restrooms or water fountains.
  • Share the trail and warn other trail users of your presence and as you pass.
  • Follow CDC's guidance on personal hygiene prior to visiting parks or trails.
  • Observe CDC's minimum recommended social distancing at all times.

For information regarding social distancing in public parks and trails,visit Covid-19 Urban Parks


Parks Sites and Facilities Guide (Brochure)

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