In compliance with county health orders on social distancing after-hours astronomy permits are currently suspended. Applications for future dates are not being accepted at this time.
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.
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.