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COVID-19 Permit Restrictions

Permits are currently available for daytime permit parkingsmall ceremoniescamping and fire reduction work ONLY.

In compliance with county health orders on social distancing all other activity permits are currently suspended. Applications for future dates are not being accepted at this time.

A no-fee permit is required for all groups planning to meet in a preserve to run or exercise together, whether formally organized or not. To avoid overcrowding at Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve, permits are NOT issued for weekend days or holidays. Schools and other organized groups are encouraged to submit specific dates they wish to be in the preserve(s) to avoid reaching the weekday cut-offs. Weekend permits may be available for other preserves including Fremont Older Open Space Preserve, St. Joseph’s Hill Open Space Preserve, Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve, and Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve.

  1. Politeness and safety are to take precedence over the clocked time of the run.
  2. Cones or flags may be used to mark trails. Do not use paint, chalk, flour, or anything similar for marking (dangerous for wildlife).
  3. Do not attach signs to Midpen signs, fences, or trees.
  4. Permittee is responsible for own first-aid.
  5. Permittee is responsible for site clean up and removal of all trail markings and/or litter immediately after the practice.
  6. Permittee shall comply with all federal, state and local laws as well as Midpen regulations and ordinances.