22.04.150   Foothills Park.
   Foothills Park shall not be made available for the exclusive use by any persons except for Towle Camp and the Oak Grove Group Area, Pine Gulch Group Area, Wood Fern Group Area, and the Foothills Park Interpretative Center classroom. Foothills Park may be accessible to the general public for the purpose of using the Bay-To-Foothills trails.
   (a)   Only residents of the city and regular or part-time city employees, members of their households related by blood, marriage, or adoption, and their accompanied guests are entitled to enter on foot or by bicycle or vehicle and remain in Foothills Park. No person who is not a resident of the city may enter on foot or by bicycle or vehicle unaccompanied by a person entitled to enter and remain in Foothills Park for the purpose of using the Bay-To-Foothills trails, except as provided in subsection (b). An "accompanied guest," as used in this section, is one who enters Foothills Park in the presence of a person entitled to enter and remain in Foothills Park. Each person entitled to enter and remain in Foothills Park may be accompanied by no more than 15 guests, or two vehicles containing no more than 15 guests, at any one time. Upon the request of an authorized city employee or a member of the Palo Alto police department, a person seeking to enter Foothills Park at the main gate or a person within the boundaries of Foothills Park shall provide identification or information to satisfy the requirements of this subsection. The good faith judgment of the authorized city employee or police department member requesting identification or information shall be conclusive as to whether such identification or information provided satisfies the requirements of this subsection. No person shall enter or remain in Foothills Park in violation of this subsection. Violations of this subsection shall be a misdemeanor.
   (b)   Unless otherwise specifically authorized by the director, no person who is a resident of the city shall enter or exit from Foothills Park except through the main gate on Page Mill Road or at designated entry and exit locations on the park boundaries shared with the Enid Pearson Arastradero Preserve and the Los Trancos Open Space Preserve. No person who is a resident of the city shall enter or exit from the Bay-To-Foothills trails in the park except on foot. For the purpose of using the Bay-To-Foothills trails in the park, no person who is not a resident of the city shall enter or exit the park except on foot and at the designated entry and exit locations on the park boundaries shared with the Enid Pearson Arastradero Preserve and the Los Trancos Open Space Preserve. No entry by any person who is not a resident at these designated entry and exit locations on the shared park boundaries shall be permitted by horse or bicycle. 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, other than duly authorized city employees and permit holders or participants in city-sponsored activities, during the hours of park closure. 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 one thousand people shall be permitted in Foothills Park at any one time.
   (l)   No person owning or harboring any dog shall allow or permit such dog to enter or be in Foothills Park on any holiday, as defined in Section 2.08.100(a) of this code, or any Saturday or Sunday. At all other times, no person owning or harboring any dog shall allow or permit such dog, whether licensed or not, to enter or be in Foothills Park except when held under leash by an able-bodied person. Violations of this section shall be an infraction.
(Ord. 4865 § 1, 2005: Ord. 4435 § 70, 1997: Ord. 4368 § 2 (part), 1996)