Energize Yourself!


Learn how you can stay energized with Palo Alto's amazing opportunities for recreation. Here you will find information about our sports leagues, athletic fields, tennis courts, kayak and canoe rentals, golf course, and the aquatic center. 

Join Palo Alto in its pledge to stay healthy by exercising and by eating well. Join our community and boost your healthy lifestyle with BOOST! Palo Alto, a diverse array of fitness classes.

Sports Leagues & Community Based Organizations
Discover all of the great sports and athletic options that Palo Alto has to offer. The city organizes adult sport leagues and middle school athletics. Take a look at our list of community based sport organizations for youth and adults.



Field & Tennis Court Reservations

In Palo Alto, you can reserve fields and tennis courts. Fill out a Field or Court Request Form to request your space.

Go Golfing!
The Baylands Golf Links (formerly the Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course) is open and ready to play.  


Just Keep Swimming
Swimming is an excellent way to get active! Visit Palo Alto Swim and Sport to discover everything that happens in our aquatics program, including information on the Rinconada pool, lap swimming, swim lessons, and recreation swimming.  



Healthy Living in Palo Alto
In addition to keeping active, it's important to stay energized by eating healthy and living a healthy lifestyle!  Join the Palo Alto community by committing to healthy eating. Learn about nutrition by learning more about what you put on your plate on Choose My Plate.

Stanford Medicine offers healthy living tips and classes that you can use to help improve your living style. You can find information about nutrition and physical health as well. 

The Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) provides a full range of primary care, medical services, and health education classes.

Visit the two Palo Alto farmers' markets and find local, organic, traditionally grown food options that can help to improve your nutrition and healthy living!  

Palo Alto Farmer's Market
Every Saturday 8am-12pm from second Saturday in May until second Saturday in December at Gillman Avenue
Call 650-328-2827 for more information
Farmers and merchants sell locally grown fruits and vegetables, as well as cheeses, bread, eggs, honey, fish, and flowers.

Urban Village Farmer's Market
Every Sunday 9am-1pm at California Avenue
Call 510-745-7100 for more information
A wide variety of organic and traditionally grown produce is sold such as fresh produce, fish, breads, cheese, honey, flowers, and other foods.

BOOST! Palo Alto
Want to improve your healthy habits and get more active? With BOOST!, you can have access to excellent and unique healthy fitness options in the community through BOOST! Fitness Classes. You can buy a pass to take any of the classes listed on the fitness classes calendar. Boost offers a variety of classes such as yoga, zumba, aerobics, and line dancing.

You can Canoe too!
Canoes and kayaks are available for rent at Foothills Park. It's easy to rent canoes or kayaks.  Canoe and Kayak Rental Information. For more great options for more outdoor programs and rentals, check out the Special Request Interpretive Program Form.




Visit the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center and the Palo Alto Family YMCA for more information about what they offer.


For more information about sports and recreation options, local attractions, businesses, and visitor information, visit the Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center.