Forty years ago, the City of Mountain View embarked on a mission to create a recreational park within what came to be known as Silicon Valley. Their canvas was 544 acres of junkyard, hog farm, two substandard dumps, low-lying flood plains, and a sewage treatment plant. Fifteen years later, in 1983, the City’s plan came to fruition, resulting in Shoreline Regional Park. The park’s centerpiece was Shoreline Lake, a 50-acre saltwater lake that has become a playground for sailors, paddleboarders, kayakers, foiling craft, and pretty much everything one can do on or around the water.
Many have started at Shoreline and become life-long sailors. We recently ran the story of Adrian Maciuca who is now racing at Redwood City High School and has invented a new product for the sailing world.
This Sunday, October 15, the City of Mountain View is celebrating the 40-year milestone with a family-friendly Community Celebration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Along with live music, food vendors, carnival games and many other activities covering the themes of “Future, Present and Past,” the day will feature Shoreline Lake’s new wing foiling class, skippered sailboat rides, a waterfront BBQ and much more.
There’ll even be an appearance by Shoreline Lake’s signature Burrowing Owl Cookies in support of Mountain View’s favorite bird.
You can find full details of the day’s events, including location, parking and shuttle information here.