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Palo Alto Landfill Conversion to Park Land Informational Handout

Information on the conversion of the Landfill to dedicated park land.

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2017 Open Space Hours

Note: Last entry to all preserves is one half hour before preserve closing time.
( 2017 Open Space Hours (PDF) )

Value of Volunteering in Open Space

The City of Palo Alto contracts with Grassroots Ecology and Save the Bay as stewardship partners. Based on this analysis by Grassroots Ecology, the city gets a return of almost double its investment in the contract.


No Smoking in Open Space and Parks Effective 10/9/2013

Smoking of any type will be prohibited in neighborhood parks and Open Space preserves beginning October 9, 2013.

Baylands Nature Preserve Birding

Information about birding at the Baylands.

History of Waste and The Baylands

The area now known as the Palo Alto Baylands started as a waste disposal site in the early 20th century. Over time we learned how to better treat and dispose of our waste, and even convert some of it into useful energy. The landfills are now closed and being turned into additional parkland.
( Landfill Timeline )

History of Baylands Nature Preserve

History of the John Fletcher Byxbee Recreation Area, more commonly known as the Baylands Nature Preserve.
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Open Space Medallions - Order Yours Today

Fundraiser for Adopt-a-Park
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