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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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Free compost giveaway at Bedwell Bayfront Park the first Saturday of the month

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A free compost giveaway is held at Bedwell Bayfront Park on the first Saturday of every month (except December and January) starting at 7:00 am. Residents should bring proof of residency, shovels and containers, and be prepared to help themselves to the large pile of compost just inside the park entrance. The compost comes from […]

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Midpeninsula Regional Open Space launches annual photo contest with new youth category

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The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District’s ninth-annual digital photo contest in underway. Photographers of all abilities are invited to submit images taken in publicly accessible areas of Midpen’s preserves throughout the South Bay, Peninsula and San Mateo County coast. A new youth category added this year encourages middle and high school students to participate. “The […]

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By the calendar it’s winter, but Windy Hill Open Space is in spring bloom

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InMenlo contributing photographer Betsy Sergeant Snow hiked up Windy Hill Open Space Preserve last week, the first outing for her at one of the Peninsula’s favorite open spaces. She emails: “We did the whole loop, and those white blooms are cherry blossoms in the parking lot :). “I loved the view of the ocean from […]

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Midpen offers public sale of green bonds to fund Measure AA open space projects

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The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District will offer approximately $50 million in “green bonds” for sale to the public on February 1, 2018. Proceeds will fund voter-approved projects that preserve, restore and provide access to the more than 63,000 acres of natural open space Midpen manages on behalf of the public. The sale of these […]

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Park in Menlo Park is renamed for war hero and Belle Haven activist Karl E. Clark

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Congress person Anna Eshoo, State Senator Jerry Hill, Assemblymember Marc Berman Menlo Park City Council members Ray Mueller, Cat Carlton, Kirsten Keith and Peter Ohtaki, along with family and friends of the late Karl E. Clark, gathered on Martin Luther King Day, Monday, Jan. 15, to dedicate a park named in Clark’s honor for his many […]

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La Honda Creek Open Space Preserve opens to the public today

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A new MidPeninsula Regional Open Space park, La Honda Creek Open Space Preserve, opens to the public today. Previously, this area was only opened to visitors by special reservation. Hikers and equestrians will have free daily access to six miles of trail from a new parking lot at 900 Sears Ranch Road in La Honda.. […]

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Attention local dog owners: weigh in on dog regulations for San Mateo County parks

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Local dog owners can give their opinions about dog regulations at San Mateo Parks in an online survey that will be available through noon on Friday, September 15 . For the past 11 months the San Mateo County Parks’ Dog Management Committee, comprised of 10 community members appointed by the San Mateo County Parks and […]

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Tot Lot Play Zone resumes at the Arrillaga Recreation Center on Thursdays, beginning Sept. 7

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Children can run, jump, play, and socialize with other youngsters at the City of Menlo Park’s popular Tot Lot open play zone starting this fall on Thursdays, beginning Sept. 7. Tot Lot is a weekly drop-in program held at the Arrillaga Recreation Center in Burgess Park for preschool aged children from 2 to 5 years […]

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5-year-old boy saved from drowning at Burgess pool

Menlo Park firefighters responded to a request for medical aid today at Burgess Park pool in Menlo Park at approximately 11:46am. Engine 2 arrived to find a 5-year-old boy in distress at poolside, apparently having had a drowning experience in approximately three feet of water. Menlo Fire Engine 3 arrived on scene shortly after to assist […]

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Next community meeting on plans for Bedwell Bayfront Park set for August 10

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The City of Menlo Park is hosting a community meeting to hear your thoughts on the proposed conceptual plan alternatives for Bedwell Bayfront Park. The meeting will be held on Thursday, August 10, 2017, 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Menlo Park Senior Center (110 Terminal Avenue). Spanish interpretation, childcare and light refreshments will be provided. For […]

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