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Baylands Park

Baylands Park provides over 70 acres of developed parkland offering active recreation, pathways and picnic areas for families and large groups. An additional 105 acres of seasonal wetlands is protected as a wetlands preserve, providing habitat for plants and wildlife.

Baylands Park is a successful joint venture between Santa Clara County, which owns the property, and the City, which manages and maintains the park.

Park Access and Fees

The park gate is open every day from 8 a.m. to one half hour after sunset. During the off-season of November through February there are no parking fees. From March through October there is a single car entry fee of $6. Food trucks are required to pay an entry fee of $20. Buses can drop off only and are not allowed to park in the lot. 

A $25 season pass is available for frequent visitors. The season pass is valid only at Sunnyvale Baylands Park (Santa Clara County Park season passes are not valid). We encourage carpooling and there is no charge for pedestrians or bicycles. 

Parking passes can be purchased at the Baylands Park gate.

Park Features and Rental Options

San Francisco Bay Trail

Baylands Park offers biking, hiking, nature trails and access to the San Francisco Bay Trail, which connects 300 miles of trails along the shoreline of San Francisco Bay.

View the Baylands Park Map

Reservations and Rentals

Baylands Grove Amphitheater

  • Available for group presentations, ceremonies, music and a variety of events.
  • Lawn seating can accommodate up to 300 people.
    Rate: $70 per day

Picnic Sites

  • Four small group picnic areas, each seating from 65 to 130.
    Rate: $98 per area
  • Two large group picnic areas, each seating up to 325.
    Rate: $490 per area
  • Eleven family picnic sites have two picnic tables each.
    Available on a first-come, first-served basis

Check the Picnic Site Availability Calendar
Find out if your event needs a Special Event Permit

Park Restrictions

To protect wildlife, the following are not allowed in the park:

  • Pets; no dogs even on leash
  • Balloons and kites
Last Updated: Feb 25, 2022