Activities and Amenities

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Special Events at Shoreline

If you are interested in hosting a special event at Shoreline such as a 5K/10K run, vehicle test in our parking lot, nature walk, kite flying event or any gathering of 50 people or more, then we request that you complete a Shoreline At Mountain View General Use Permit Application. General Use Permits and event dates are approved once required documents are received and approved including:

  • Completed permit application;
  • Insurance Certificate/waiver template (if required)
  • Event layout and route (sample 5K route and sample 10K route); and
  • Non-refundable permit fee (credit card authorization form or make checks payable to: City of Mountain View). 

For more information about special events or the permit application process,  please contact the Shoreline Administrative Office at 650-903-6392 or email


To access Shoreline, visitors can run, walk, or bike on the Stevens Creek Trail, Permanente Creek Trail or Bay Trail. Once in Shoreline, there are extensive trails and pathways to take in all the sights or gets some exercise. For more information, please visit the Trails page.

Designated Kite Flying Area at Shoreline (Kite Lot)

The Kite Flying Area at Shoreline is a large expanse of open space and the ONLY area of Shoreline where kites are permitted to be flown. It is an ideal location for flying kites from the beginner’s level to more advanced multi-colored stunt kites. To ensure your own safety at the kite lot area, please be aware of air space regulations administered by the Federal Aviation Administration and the State Aeronautic Act. All kites must be flown at a maximum height of 150’ and may not weigh more than five pounds. Kites should not be flown in the rain, over T.V. or radio antennas or near electric power lines. Never retrieve a kite caught on a power line, telephone pole or light pole. Stunt or dual-line kite flying is allowed at the kite lot, however "combat" flying between kites is not permitted.

Dog Park

Dogs and other domesticated animals are not allowed within Shoreline at Mountain View boundaries. As an alternative, the City of Mountain View has a wonderful dog park located just outside Shoreline’s main entrance gate, at the intersection of Shoreline Boulevard and North Road. The Dog Park is open daily from 6 a.m. until half an hour after sunset. Dogs may run off of their leash and socialize with other dogs when inside the designated area. Please respect all rules and regulations governing the City of Mountain View Dog Park. If you observe a dog with aggressive and/or unwanted behavior, calmly speak to its owner about the problem. If the problem persists, remove yourself from the situation and call the Shoreline on-duty Ranger at (650) 930-6655. In the event of an emergency, call 911. A maximum of three dogs per handler.

Shoreline Athletic Fields

Shoreline Athletic Fields are available for exclusive use with a field reservation for any ongoing league, tournament or organized use of the athletic field. Field reservations are for City-ran programs, youth sport groups and adult sport groups. Drop-in use is only permitted when field reservations are not taking place. Commercial activities for private profit are prohibited. For more information, please visit the Field Rentals page.

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