City of Menlo Park

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The City of Menlo Park is in the process of updating the its Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan.

Over the course of the next year, the City will be gathering input from the local community about what you have, what you would like to keep, what you might like to improve. and what future amenities you would like to see brought to Menlo Park’s recreation system within the next 20 years.

The first Community Workshop is scheduled for April 26 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center, 700 Alma St., Menlo Park.

InMenlo file photo of toddler at Burgess Park (c) 2012

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Menlo Park Sidewalk Spring Art Stroll takes place April 20-22, 2018

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The Menlo Park Sidewalk Spring Art Stroll, celebrating its 36th year, welcomes visitors to browse among the handcrafted works of more than 90 artists whose displays include fine jewelry, photography from many different perspectives, decorative and functional ceramics, abstract and representational paintings, gorgeous turned woodwork and much more. Unlike an online shopping experience, patrons have […]

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Downtown parking structure community meeting scheduled for April 16

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The Menlo Park community is invited to share input on potential uses of a downtown parking structure. Uses may include, but are not limited to, retail, entertainment, housing, etc. City staff is currently in the process of researching potential development opportunities. Staff will compile community feedback for an upcoming presentation to City Council. The meeting […]

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Free shredding and recycling of confidential files and electronics for Menlo Park residents on April 7

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Free shredding and cycling will be offered to Menlo Park residents on April 7 from 9:00 am to noon, City Corporation Yard, 333 Burgess Dr. Residents will need to bring proof of residency such as a utility bill or driver’s license with Menlo Park address and businesses will need to provide a Menlo Park business […]

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Divers complete Menlo Park reservoir inspections and cleaning

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Did you know Menlo Park Municipal Water owns and operates two drinking water reservoirs? The reservoirs are located near Highway 280 and Sand Hill Road. The reservoirs’ interior and exterior are cleaned and inspected on a periodic basis to maintain proper operations. The City employs a contractor with certified commercial divers using an underwater vacuum […]

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Spotted: Friendship tree being planted at Laurel School Upper Campus

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A drizzly Irish day was the perfect backdrop for a gathering of sister cities, friendship trees, and curious school children as a new tree was planted at the Laurel School Upper Campus earlier this month. Menlo Park Mayor Peter Ohtaki was joined by Galway Mayor Pearce Flannery, and hosted by Principal Linda Creighton and Assisstant […]

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Menlo Park City Manager announces City Hall staffing changes

City Manager Alex D. McIntyre has named Judi Herren as Menlo Park’s new city clerk, effective April 2. She has served as the deputy city clerk for the Town of Atherton for six years and previously worked in the City of Redwood City. Ms. Ms Herren is the latest in a number of staff changes […]

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Learn about Menlo Park’s city-run summer camps on March 2 at at Arrillaga Family Recreation Center

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Bring the family and learn about this year’s upcoming summer camp offerings on March 2 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at Arrillaga Family Recreation Center, 700 Alma St. Free pizza, games, and crafts will be available for attendees while they learn about the many options and get a chance to meet the staff! Register your child […]

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Changemaker: Menlo Park superintendent of schools Eric Burmeister

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Most in my local community already knows this dynamic community leader: Erik Burmeister is the Menlo Park City School District‘s young and progressive Superintendent. His vision for our schools is creative and thoughtful. I had the pleasure of meeting Erik a few years ago when he was still a middle school principal, and I have been […]

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Advisory Districting Committee submits final recommendations, favors five voting districts

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The Advisory Districting Committee presented its results to the Menlo Park City Council: A recommendation for dividing the City into five voting districts A recommendation for dividing the City into six voting districts (with an at-large elected mayor) A recommendation for election sequencing for each map, taking into account the City’s practice of staggering elections […]

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Menlo Park teens invited to apply for cultural exchange trip to Japan

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Menlo Park residents between the ages of 12 and 15 years old are invited to apply for the Student Cultural Exchange Trip which will visit the town and families of Bizen, Japan, a Friendship City with Menlo Park. The trip is for 10 teens and three parents/related adults. It is tentatively scheduled for one week […]

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