Commission supports expanding access to Foothills Park

Seeking to grant more visitors access to Palo Alto's scenic and exclusive Foothills Park, the city's Parks and Recreation Commission on Tuesday threw its support behind a pilot program that would open up the site to non-residents.

The policy, which the commission has developed over the past year, calls for selling up to 50 permits to non-residents per day and gives the city the ability to adjust that number to prevent spikes in attendance. Permits would be sold for $6 each, similar to what Santa Clara County parks charge for entrance.