A no-fee permit is required for after-hours use of the Monte Bello Open Space Preserve parking lot for astronomical viewing. The parking lot is open for permit-only parking from dusk to 2:00 a.m.
- Preserve closes at dusk. No use of surrounding trails is allowed, and camping is prohibited.
- Fires and camp stoves of any type are prohibited.
COVID-19 Permit Restrictions
Midpen is issuing permits for groups of up to 50. We are following county health orders for guidance on social distancing.
Please note: If you are charging a fee for your event, you must provide an insurance certificate and endorsement listing the District as additionally insured.