Parks and Recreation

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Remove the buildings from this photo taken early one morning last week at Bedwell Bayfront Park, and you’d be left with a landscape that’s slightly other worldly thanks to the colorful salt ponds.

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Spotted: Campaign to bring restrooms to Fremont Park

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An opinion piece on InMenlo has spurred at least one local to lobby for restrooms at Fremont Park during the summer concert series. One former Hawaii state resident came up to the sign holder to say: “All of our parks have restrooms. Thought it strange that this is not the case here.” We ask, as […]

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Big Dish will be closed for two weeks starting July 21

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Locals used to getting a daily or weekly Big Dish fix will need to find other hills to walk or jog up and down when the Big Dish area on the Stanford campus closes for two weeks starting July 21. After undergoing maintenance, it is scheduled to re-open on August 4. “The Dish area has […]

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Spotted: Two porta-potties at Fremont Park

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Yes, they do allow porta-potties at Fremont Park, we say tongue-in-check. In a bit of irony, the day InMenlo ran an opinion piece suggesting that porta-potties be brought to the Park during the summer concert series, these two potties were planted in the park. They were there during the Emergency Preparedness Drill that took place […]

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Opinion: Build restrooms at Menlo Park city-managed parks – or bring in portables

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With summer arriving, many Menlo Park residents will travel to Fremont Park for the Summer Concert Series on Wednesday evenings. This event is popular, and my wife and I thoroughly enjoy attending. But I have a major concern about Fremont Park and other popular parks in the city. The issue: Numerous parks have no public […]

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Wildlife refuge enchancements bring trucks through Bedwell Bayfront Park but minimal trail impact

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge has launched levee maintenance work at its Ravenswood Ponds in Menlo Park. This effort will be followed by Phase 1 of the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project, which will build a new public trail, create almost 300 acres of new […]

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Parks and Recreation facilities master man community workshop set for June 9

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Come to the Menlo Park Senior Center (110 Terminal Ave) on Saturday, June 9, 2018, between 10:00 am and Noon for a community workshop, where the City is seeking input on the Parks and Recreation Master Plan Project. Share your thoughts on the current parks, facilities, and recreation programs and bring a neighbor or friend. The outreach […]

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Ladera Recreation District offers swim, tennis and more in a family-friendly atmosphere

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Drive up a winding road in Ladera and you come to a little piece of paradise run by the Ladera Recreation District. You’ll find a spiffy playground (aka Laderaland), a Junior Olympic-size pool, an enclosed/gated wading pool, along with  tennis courts, bocce ball, a skate board ramp, volleyball and community recreation room. And here’s the […]

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Kites take to the skies over Menlo Park

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Yesterday, the hills of Bedwell Bayfront Park came alive with color, and hundreds of kites brightened the overcast skies as part of the City of Menlo Park’s annual kite day. InMenlo contributing photographer Robb Most was there to capture the action.

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Menlo Park’s annual Kite Day is May 5

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Enjoy a beautiful breezy day at Bedwell Bayfront Park for Menlo Park’s annual Kite Day on May 5, 2018 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 […]

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Restrooms are coming to Jack W. Lyle Park in early 2019

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Jack W. Lyle Park, located at Middle Avenue and Fremont Street, will be getting a restroom facility in early 2019. The restroom will be located next to Rosener House and will serve the community and the many field user groups, such as the American Youth Soccer Organization, Alpine Strikers Soccer and Grizzlies lacrosse sports teams. […]

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