Our Vision

The goal of Friends of the Palo Alto Parks is to work with the city of Palo Alto, with private groups, with other nonprofits, and with citizen organizations to have the best possible parks and open spaces in our city.  To achieve this goal, the organization has three main objectives:

•Provide funding to enrich, enhance, and beautify Palo Alto’s parks and open space preserves
•Foster greater public awareness, appreciation, and ownership of these treasured assets
•Raise funds to assist in purchasing additional parkland and open space

Did You Know

Palo Alto has over 32 parks and open spaces totaling more than 4,200 acres. For a complete list and description of the parks go to Neighborhood Parks on the City’s web site.  The City web site also provides an interactive locator map. For a consolidated overview of most of the amenities/activities provided at each park see this table.

For further information on the parks and their history, see the booklet Parks of Palo Alto, a joint publishing effort between Friends of the Palo Alto Parks and thePalo Alto Historical Association.The booklet can be purchased from the Palo Alto Historical Association.

Contact Us

Please join us in support of our local parklands.  Contributions of time, ideas, and tax-deductible donations are always welcome.  We are a nonprofit public benefit corporation, organized in December 2003. To contact us, write or call:

Email us at: friends@friendsofpaloaltoparks.org
Or join us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/friendsofthepaloaltoparks/
Or phone us at: (650) 327-7323

Or write to us at:
Friends of the Palo Alto Parks
425 Grant Ave., Suite 27
Palo Alto, CA 94306

Donations

Contributions may be made here online through PayPal, or offline in the form of a check, or through a pledge, stock transfer, bequest, or other estate-planning program.

All donations are 100% tax-deductible.

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