Parks and Recreation

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The Peninsula Bikeway was officially launched last Saturday at Burgess Park in Menlo Park. Once completed, the  Bikeway will make biking a viable option for most trips between the cities of Menlo Park, Atherton, Palo Alto, and Mountain View.

About 50 people turned out for the event which featured the chance to test ride a variety of bicycles as well as have some fun riding over and around various obstacles.

“It was inspiring to see elected officials from up and down the Peninsula affirm their support of better bike infrastructure,” said Jen Wolosin, founder of Parents for Safe Routes. “I’m hoping that we’ve reached a tipping point in our communities with regards to cycling as a real transportation option. Now we just have to make sure that the bike routes we build are safe and comfortable for all ages and abilities.”

Matteus Waldrop in bike rodeo

InMenlo contributing photographer Robb Most was there to capture the action. More information about the Peninsula Bikeway is available online.

Photos by Robb Most (c) 2018

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There’s a lot going on at the Folger Stable with upcoming Barn Dance just one highlight

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Like others who hike at Wunderlich Park, we noticed construction going on at one of the buildings at the adjacent Folger Stable Historic District. We’ve only done a few posts on what’s happening there since the renovation of the stable itself in 2010, so we stopped by with InMenlo contributing photographer Robb Most to get […]

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Third annual Paws for Paws benefits Menlo Park police K-9 unit

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Bring your furry four-legged friends and your family members to Menlo Park’s 3rd Annual Paws for Paws Walk at Burgess Park. The event benefits the Menlo Park Police Foundation and the Menlo Park Police Department K9 Unit. It will take place on Saturday, August 25 from 8:00 am to Noon. This is a fun-filled morning, […]

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Hilary Stevenson thrives in her work with Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District

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Growing up in the South Bay until the age of 10, Menlo Park resident Hilary Stevenson would frequent Deer Hollow Farm. When she came to Stanford after living out of state, her interest in biology and environmental science, along with wanting to do public service, was firm. She now has what she describes as her […]

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Spotted: Notice that Big Dish closure is delayed a week

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Dish devotees can jog/walk the Stanford hills next week. The closure is now scheduled to begin on July 28 rather than July 21.

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Spotted: Bedwell Bayfront Park’s colorful landscape

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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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