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Foothills Park shall be open to all persons, regardless of residency.
(a) Foothills Park shall not be made available for the exclusive use by any persons except for Towle Camp and the Oak Grove Group Area and the Foothills Park Interpretative Center classroom. Facility reservations shall be made available to residents of the city before being offered to the general public, according to regulations promulgated by the city manager.
(b) No person shall enter or exit Foothills Park except at:
(1) The main gate on Page Mill Road;
(2) Designated entry and exit locations on the park boundaries shared with the Enid Pearson Arastradero Preserve and the Los Trancos Open Space Preserve;
(3) The Bay-To-Foothills trails; or
(4) As authorized by the director.
Violations of this subsection shall be a misdemeanor.
(c) Foothills Park shall be closed from sunset (the actual closure time to be prescribed in park regulations and posted accordingly) until 8:00 a.m. the following morning. No person shall remain in Foothills Park during the hours of park closure except for duly authorized city employees, holders of permits which authorize afterhours use, and participants in city-sponsored activities. Violations of this subsection shall be a misdemeanor.
(d) No person shall exceed the maximum speed limit for all vehicles in Foothills Park of twenty miles per hour. Violations of this subsection shall be an infraction.
(e) No person shall leave an unauthorized vehicle in Foothills Park after the closing time designated and posted for closing of the park. Violations of this subsection shall be a misdemeanor.
(f) No person shall operate a bicycle or a motorcycle except on the paved roads of Foothills Park. No person shall operate a skateboard or roller skates or blades or other coasting device in Foothills Park. This subsection shall not apply to a bicycle or motorcycle operated by a police officer or park ranger acting in the course and scope of his or her duties. Violations of this subsection shall be an infraction.
(g) No person shall smoke on any trail in Foothills Park. Violations of this subsection shall be a misdemeanor.
(h) No person shall make a wood fire in Foothills Park without a permit. Permits for wood fires within Foothills Park may be issued only for the Towle campfire ring. No person shall start or maintain any charcoal cooking fire within Foothills Park except in city-provided braziers and barbecues in areas so designated and posted. Violations of this subsection shall be a misdemeanor.
(i) No person shall shortcut across trail switchbacks. Violations of this subsection shall be an infraction.
(j) The city manager shall promulgate regulations for the use of Boronda Lake to protect the users, plants, animals, and structures of the lake.
(k) No more than six hundred fifty people shall be permitted in Foothills Park at any one time.
(1) The city manager or designee may establish a capacity limit in the range of three hundred to six hundred fifty people at Foothills Park in order to protect the health, safety, and welfare of park users; to protect the natural resources in the park; and/or due to limits in parking, facilities, or staff availability. The city shall not distinguish between residents and non-residents in setting any limits under this subsection.
(2) The following persons shall not count toward the limit in this subsection: visitors with reservations in the Towle Campground, Oak Grove Picnic Area, and Interpretive Center Meeting Room; city-sanctioned recreation and education groups (including city-run programs for summer camps, field trips, and community partner youth groups); group permit holders; city-sanctioned park volunteers; and visitors arriving in a vehicle with a valid disabled person parking placard or license plate.
(Ord. 5516 § 3, 2021: Ord. 5515 § 3, 2021: Ord. 5514 § 3, 2021: Ord. 5511 § 3, 2020: Ord. 4865 § 1, 2005: Ord. 4435 § 70, 1997: Ord. 4368 § 2 (part), 1996)