Neighborhood Parks

We welcome you to enjoy a walk in a park or an open space preserve while maintaining social distancing of more than feet from people outside of your household. 

NEW UPDATED INFORMATION:  Effective December 10th all outdoor Playgrounds including Magical Bridge will be open to the Public.   Please follow protocols posted while at the park.

Magical Bridge will be open to the public, Tuesday through Sunday, from 9 AM to 4:30 PM. The playground will be closed every Monday for cleaning.  For more information visit the Magical Bridge foundation page.

Park Services handles the maintenance of 162 developed acres of urban park lands. Individual parks range in size from under two acres to large community parks such as Rinconada Park, Mitchell Park, and Greer Park. Besides maintaining urban parks, Parks Services handles landscape maintenance of libraries, community centers, business districts and utility sub-stations.

Park Services maintenance programs include the of landscape plant materials, irrigation systems, turf management, tennis courts, soccer fields, softball fields, baseball fields, playground equipment, picnic facilities, dog runs, basketball courts, and a lawn bowling green. Park Services also maintains school athletic fields and tennis courts at all elementary and middle school sites.

Park Hours: Sunrise - 10:30 PM


Volunteer at the Magical Bridge Playground

Help us keep the Magical Bridge Playground Open!  We are looking for volunteers to help give back to the community and provide a safe and healthy experience at the park during Covid-19.  For volunteer opportunities please contact Volunteer Coordinator Chase Hartmann with questions or to sign up!

Friends of the Palo Alto Parks

Friends of the Palo Alto Parks is a non-profit organization that works the City of Palo Alto, private groups, non-profits, and citizen organization to have the best possible parks and open spaces.

To learn more and donate, please visit the Friends of the Palo Alto Parks website.

Contact Us
Open Space, Parks and Golf Administration 
Municipal Service Center 
3201 East Bayshore Road 
Palo Alto, CA 94303 
Phone: 650-496-6962 
Fax: 650-496-5925