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City of Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve

The City of Palo Alto has maintained and managed open space for recreation and wildlife habitat preservation since the 1920s. Today the Baylands Nature Preserve, Pearson-Arastradero Preserve, and Foothills Park include almost 4,000 acres supporting most of the peninsula’s major plant and animal communities and a number of threatened and endangered species.Programs and activities include walking, running or biking on the trails, bird watching, boating and sailboarding on non-motorized, canoes, kayaks or small, hand-launched boats and sailboards. There are also nature walks and programs on ecology and natural history.

Contact Information

1305 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto CA 94301

Phone: 650 329-2506.


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