Purchase a Foothills Nature Preserve Annual Pass

Would you like to purchase an annual pass to the Foothills Nature Preserve? Let us help!

Annual passes to the Foothills Nature Preserve are available for purchase. Please note single day use passes are available at the entrance gate at a fee of $6 per vehicle per day. Free entry is offered to City designated volunteers that day in the preserve, active military, veterans, students with ID who are driving, and vehicles with disabled person placard/license plate.  

  • Active military and veterans please purchase via phone or in person only (bring valid military or veteran identification).
  • The Community Services Fee Reduction Program is applicable to annual passes. Download the Fee Reduction Application(PDF, 133KB) and send completed forms to csd@cityofpaloalto.org). After application approval, annual pass can be obtained online, via phone, or in person.

 

Online

Step 1.Rules & Requirements

  • $50 for residents and City employees.
  • $65 for non-residents.
  • 25% discount for seniors (resident or non-resident).
  • Free for active military, veterans, and low-income visitors (residents or non-resident).
  • Annual Pass may be interchanged between two vehicles in the same household.
  • Your pass will be valid for one year and will expire on the last day of the month in which you purchased. 
  • Memberships are non-refundable, non-transferrable, and able to be used by only members of your house hold. 

Step 2.Documents and Information Needed

Step 4.We'll Get Back to You

  • Your physical pass will be mailed to you. Passes should arrive 7-10 days after purchase date. Your pass will need to be displayed on your rear view mirror when in the nature preserve. If you plan on visiting the park prior to receiving your pass, please have your transaction receipt available as proof of purchase for entrance (available via your Enjoy! Online account). 

Phone

Step 1.Rules & Requirements

  • $50 for residents and City employees.
  • $65 for non-residents.
  • 25% discount for seniors (resident or non-resident).
  • Free for active military, veterans, and low - income visitors (residents or non-resident).
  • Annual Pass may be interchanged between two vehicles in the same household.
  • Your pass will be valid for one year and will expire on the last day of the month in which you purchased. 
  • Memberships are non-refundable, non-transferrable, and able to be used by only members of your house hold. 

Step 2.Documents Needed

  • Enjoy! Online account
  • Vehicle(s) license plate information
  • Credit card required for payment

Step 3.Phone Number

Step 4.We'll Get Back to You

  • An email receipt will be sent to you via Enjoy! Online once your transaction is complete and your physical pass will be mailed to you. Passes should arrive 7-10 days after purchase date. Your pass will need to be displayed on your rear view mirror when in the nature preserve. If you plan on visiting the park prior to receiving your pass, please have your transaction receipt available as proof of purchase for entrance (available via your Enjoy! Online account).

In-Person

Step 1.Rules & Requirements

The in-person option is only available on Tuesdays from 9.am. to 5 p.m.

  • $50 for residents and City employees.
  • $65 for non-residents.
  • 25% discount for seniors (resident or non-resident).
  • Free for active military, veterans, and low - income visitors (residents or non-resident).
  • Annual Pass may be interchanged between two vehicles in the same household.
  • Your pass will be valid for one year and will expire on the last day of the month in which you purchased. 
  • Memberships are non-refundable, non-transferrable, and able to be used by only members of your house hold. 

Step 2.Documents Needed

  • Vehicle(s) license plate information
  • Credit card, exact cash, or check required for payment

Step 3.Walk-In Location

Head to the Lucie Stern Community Center to purchase your annual pass.

Step 4.Enjoy Your Pass

  • A receipt and physical pass will be given to you after the transaction is complete. You can enjoy the benefits of your Foothills Preserve Annual Pass immediately.