Pop Up Patio Pilot Program

Pop Up Patio – Piloting Outdoor Operations in Fremont

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Interactive Map of open businesses and Pop Up Patios/outdoor commerce in Fremont.

List of open fitness programs in Fremont. 

Pop Up Patio Logo

In June 2020, the City of Fremont launched the Pop Up Patio program to allow brick and mortar restaurants, retailers, and personal services to use outdoor space to conduct business during the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses can apply to use outdoor space on the public sidewalk; within public on-street parking spaces; and/or within private off-street parking lots. Over 70 businesses have taken advantage of the program to gain additional capacity to serve their customers outdoors.

The Pop Up Patio program is still accepting applications! Businesses who participate in the program will be allowed to operate their patios until at least 60 days after the termination of the Alameda County COVID-19 Declaration of Emergency. 

For more information on the Pop Up Patio Program, please visit:

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Fall 2021 Update

As the City transitions into the next phase of the pandemic response and recovery, we are making plans to allow the vibrant outdoor spaces created through the Pop Up Patio program on a more permanent basis. Over the next few months, City staff will be developing formal, codified standards in the zoning ordinance that allow restaurants to more easily create permanent outdoor dining areas through a simplified permitting process.

Opportunities to provide feedback on the permanent Pop Up Patio regulations will be posted here as they become available. Please contact us via email if you have any questions or feedback about the code update.

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Now offering Parks Business Operating Permits

Park Business Operating Permit

Community Services is now accepting Parks Business Operating Permits (P-BOP) to allow commercial businesses when permitted by the County, to use outdoor temporary park space to conduct fitness classes. Learn more at the PBOP Webpage.

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As of June 15, 2021, Alameda County is following the State of California’s Beyond the Blueprint framework. For more information on the Beyond the Blueprint framework, please visit the Alameda County Public Health Department’s Beyond the Blueprint webpage.

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