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Dog-friendly Bedwell Bayfront Park is a 160-acre park with hiking/biking trails, lovely vistas, and various bird habitats at the end of Marsh Road in Menlo Park.

You can help shape this park’s future by attending a second meeting on June 17 to get community input on the Bedwell Bayfront Park Master Plan project. The meeting will take place from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Park near the restrooms.

More information is available online at project website.

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Spotted: Notes of encouragement for girls at Burgess

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We received this email from a reader: “My daughter and I were at gymnastics at Burgess last week, and we found dozens of post-it notes on the mirror in the women’s bathroom. They had so many beautiful, encouraging words. I thought it was so awesome that girls can inspire and empower other girls. Thank you […]

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Spotted: Goats waiting patiently for more grass to munch at Sharon Hills Park

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The goats arrived last week for their annual task of clearing the grass at steep Sharon Hills Park. And boy do they have their work cut out for them this year. The grass is over three feet tall in some places, thanks to all the rain. Early this morning, they were huddled at the top […]

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Kites fly high in the sky at Bedwell Bayfront Park

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Yesterday was Kite Day in Menlo Park and families gathered at Bedwell Bayfront Park to test their kite flying skills. The annual event was co-sponsored by the Menlo Park Kiwanis Club and Streets Alive! Parks Alive!. City of Menlo Park staff were on hand to help kids assemble their kites and get them in the air. […]

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Annual Kite Day in Menlo Park is May 6 at Bedwell Bayfront Park

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Enjoy a nice breezy day at Bedwell-Bayfront Park for Menlo Park’s annual Kite Day on May 6, 2017 from Noon to 3:00 pm. Bring the family and watch hundreds of kites fill the Menlo Park sky with gorgeous views of the San Francisco Bay. Kite Day is free to the public, but you may purchase a kite […]

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What’s next for Menlo Park’s Bedwell Bayfront Park?

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At 160-acres, Bedwell Bayfront Park is Menlo Park’s open space by the bay. Located at the end of Marsh Road, the Park is surrounded on three sides by the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge. From the late 1950s through 1984, locals used the former salt pond as a garbage dump, and kids who […]

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Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District holds 8th annual digital photo contest

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The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (Midpen) invites amateur and professional photographers alike to enter its eighth annual digital photo contest. The contest gives participants an opportunity to explore the outdoors while capturing the natural beauty of Midpen’s open spaces. Eligible contestants can visit openspace.org/contest to submit photographs in one or all of four categories: […]

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Victorian Walking Days at Wunderlich Park on Aug. 6

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Take a step back in time this Saturday, Aug. 6, at 1:00 pm and enjoy a docent-led tour  of the Folger Estate Historic District and Carriage Room Museum, part of Victorian Walking Days being held at Wunderlich Park. Kids will enjoy leather stamping and a scavenger hunt. Wunderlich Park also has miles of trails to explore. If you aren’t […]

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May 7 is Kite Day in Menlo Park

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Bedwell-Bayfront Park, the best place to fly a kite in Menlo Park, will be the site of Kite Day from noon to 3:00 pm on May 7, featuring music, bounce houses, and a hot dog lunch. If the wind is just right, you might see the return of “Mega Fish,” a 46′ giant kite. Volunteers […]

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Spotted: Interesting dog walking sign at Holbrook Palmer Park

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Menlo Park resident Jennifer Morrissey started a dog walking business, Canine Concierge, earlier this year. She was amused to spot this sign during a recent dog walk at Holbrook Palmer Park in Atherton. Her question: What is the definition of “competent”?! Photo by Jennifer Morrissey

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Happy egg hunting at Holbrook-Palmer Park in Atherton

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Emails Diane McGrath, a member of the Friends of Holbrook-Palmer Park about yesterday’s festivities at the Park: “With wonderful weather and hundreds of children and adults attending, the Easter Egg Hunt was a great success. After the kids had their fill of Easter Egg treats, they visited with the Easter Bunny, enjoyed a magic show […]

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