City of Menlo Park

The Menlo Park Police Department reminds local residents and visitors that all forms of fireworks and gunfire are strictly prohibited in Menlo Park. This includes “safe and sane” fireworks, as the potential for fires is extremely high due to hotter temperatures and dryness of grass and brush. It only takes one spark to start a fire.

Police will respond quickly to reports of unlawful use and/or possession of fireworks and firearms. Anyone found using or in possession of fireworks or discharging a firearm are subject to citations and/or arrest. Residents can report the use of fireworks and firearms by calling the police non-emergency number at 650-330-6300. In the event of an emergency, dial 9-1-1 immediately.

Avoid the use of consumer fireworks and instead enjoy firework displays conducted by trained professionals. The closest public fireworks display is at the port of Redwood City. Find out more online.

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Bicycle safety improvements in downtown Menlo Park completed

Work on permanent treatments for the bicycle facilities along Oak Grove Avenue, Crane Street, Live Oak Avenue and University Drive in Menlo Park are now complete. Final construction of the project began in May 2019 and consisted of refreshing the faded painted lines from the pilot project with reflective thermoplastic striping. Between El Camino Real […]

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Menlo Park residents can drop off unwanted or expired medications for safe disposal

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City of Menlo Park seeks your feedback on Safe Routes to School strategy, walk and roll maps

The Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program is a citywide program that encourages and enables children to walk, bike or bus to school by making school travel safer, easier and more fun. At the March 24, 2019, spring party, participants had the opportunity to see the SRTS Strategy Guide and the newly-developed Walk and Roll […]

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Menlo Park City Council to review request for citywide development moratorium

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Community meetings planned for Bayfront Canal and Atherton Channel project

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Grazing goats return to Sharon Hills Park in Menlo Park

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Keep Menlo Park storm drains free of debris for a clean San Francisco Bay

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Earth Day in Menlo Park is noted with a ceremony to celebrate the city’s Climate & Sustainability Resolution

Emailed Diane Bailey of Menlo Spark: “An amazing thing happened this week. With the leadership of Menlo Park Mayor Ray Mueller, the Menlo Park City Council unanimously approved a momentous Climate & Sustainability Resolution for Earth Day.” Today, Earth Day, the signing of that resolution was celebrated in front of City Hall by the Mayor […]

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Menlo Park kids are on the hunt for Easter eggs at Burgess Park

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