Reserve a Banner Spot

Want to reserve a banner spot? Let us help. Follow the instructions below.

Banner spots are located at the overpasses positioned at Embarcadero Road/Alma Street and University Avenue/Alma Street and are reserved for City of Palo Alto events, City-sponsored events, non-profit organizations, and community events (in that order of priority).

The City of Palo Alto reserves the right to remove any, and all banners at any time and assumes no responsibility or liability for banners, theft, damage or injury that may result from the placement of banners at overpasses.

Online

Step 1.Rules & Requirements

  • Reservations may be limited to a maximum of four (4) consecutive slots depending on availability per calendar year. You may book up to two (2) banner spots for two (2) weeks or one (1) banner spot for four (4) weeks per calendar year.
  • Banner start at one (1) week, beginning Monday at 12:00PM and ending the following Monday at 10:00AM.
  • Reserving groups are responsible for hanging and taking down their own banners on time. Banners not removed on time may be charged a removal fee and will be disposed of. The City is not liable for any replacement fees associated with your banner.
  • If a banner from the previous week is left up prior to your rental time, renters are responsible for taking it down, rolling it up, and either leaving it next to the overpass or dropping it off at the Lucie Stern Community Center (address to the right)
  • Visit the Banner Reservation website and become familiar with the different banner spots, banner specifications, and reservation fees.   

Step 2.Documents Needed

  • Enjoy! Online account
  • Credit card required for payment

Step 3.Online Reservation

  • Enjoy! Online - City of Palo Alto, uses Rec1 for online reservations.

Reservation / Availability Website

Banner Reservation Website

Step 4.We'll Get Back to You

  • By reserving online, you will be able to receive immediate confirmation of your reservation and check transaction history. For questions, e-mail csd@cityofpaloalto.org. Staff will get back to you within one (1) business day.

E-Mail

Step 1.Rules & Requirements

  • Reservations may be limited to a maximum of four (4) consecutive slots depending on availability per calendar year. You may book up to two (2) banner spots for two (2) weeks or one (1) banner spot for four (4) weeks per calendar year.
  • Banner start at one (1) week, beginning Monday at 12:00PM and ending the following Monday at 10:00AM.
  • Reserving groups are responsible for hanging and taking down their own banners on time. Banners not removed on time may be charged a removal fee and will be disposed of. The City is not liable for any replacement fees associated with your banner.
  • If a banner from the previous week is left up prior to your rental time, renters are responsible for taking it down, rolling it up, and either leaving it next to the overpass or dropping it off at the Lucie Stern Community Center (address to the right)
  • Visit the Banner Reservation website and become familiar with the different banner spots, banner specifications, and reservation fees.   

Step 2.Documents Needed

  • Reservation Form
  • Credit card required for payment

Step 3.Fill out, download, and send the completed PDF reservation form

Reservation/Availability Website

Banner Reservation Website

Banner Reservation Form(PDF, 288KB)

Step 4.We'll get back to you

  • Staff will give you a call within one (1) business day to process a one-time credit card payment. Confirmation receipt will be emailed within 24 hours of credit card transaction.  For questions, e-mail csd@cityofpaloalto.org

Mail

Step 1.Rules & Requirements

  • Reservations may be limited to a maximum of four (4) consecutive slots depending on availability per calendar year. You may book up to two (2) banner spots for two (2) weeks or one (1) banner spot for four (4) weeks per calendar year.
  • Banner start at one (1) week, beginning Monday at 12:00PM and ending the following Monday at 10:00AM.
  • Reserving groups are responsible for hanging and taking down their own banners on time. Banners not removed on time may be charged a removal fee and will be disposed of. The City is not liable for any replacement fees associated with your banner.
  • If a banner from the previous week is left up prior to your rental time, renters are responsible for taking it down, rolling it up, and either leaving it next to the overpass or dropping it off at the Lucie Stern Community Center (address to the right)
  • Visit the Banner Reservation website and become familiar with the different banner spots, banner specifications, and reservation fees.   

Step 2.Documents Needed 

  • Reservation Form
  • Credit card required for payment

Step 3.Fill out, download, and send the completed PDF reservation form

Reservation / Availability Website

Banner Reservation Website

Banner Reservation Form(PDF, 288KB)

  • Mail completed reservation form to Lucie Stern Community Center (address listed to the right).

Step 4.We'll Get Back to You

  • Once reservation form is received, staff will give you a call to process a one-time credit card payment. Confirmation receipt will be emailed within 24 hours of credit card transaction.  For questions, e-mail csd@cityofpaloalto.org.

In-Person

Step 1.Rules & Requirements

  • Reservations may be limited to a maximum of four (4) consecutive slots depending on availability per calendar year. You may book up to two (2) banner spots for two (2) weeks or one (1) banner spot for four (4) weeks per calendar year.
  • Banner start at one (1) week, beginning Monday at 12:00PM and ending the following Monday at 10:00AM.
  • Reserving groups are responsible for hanging and taking down their own banners on time. Banners not removed on time may be charged a removal fee and will be disposed of. The City is not liable for any replacement fees associated with your banner.
  • If a banner from the previous week is left up prior to your rental time, renters are responsible for taking it down, rolling it up, and either leaving it next to the overpass or dropping it off at the Lucie Stern Community Center (address to the right)
  • Visit the Banner Reservation website and become familiar with the different banner spots, banner specifications, and reservation fees.   

Step 2.Documents Needed

  • Reservation Form
  • Credit card, check, or exact cash required for payment

Step 4.Walk in Your Application

  • Completed registration forms can be submitted at Lucie Stern Community Center (address listed to the right). Confirmation receipt will be emailed or printed on site. For questions, e-mail csd@cityofpaloalto.org