City of Menlo Park

The hungry weed-eaters will be grazing in Sharon Hills Park for the next two weeks, eliminating the fire hazard of dry weeds and grass. The goats are a nontoxic alternative to using herbicides, one of the many environmentally friendly practices of the City of Menlo Park’s Integrated Pest Management Plan.

The goats are cared for 24 hours a day by an on-site shepherd and herding dogs. The park is broken into small sections using a low-voltage electric fence so the goats graze the area effectively before moving on to another area of the park.

After the goats complete their work at Sharon Hills Park, they will graze the undeveloped section of Sharon Park, near the corner of Klamath Drive and Sharon Park Drive. Visitors are welcome to watch the goats, as long as any dogs are leashed.

Photos by Robb Most (c) 2019

From Menlo Updates; used with permission

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

With the end of the rainy season, the City of Menlo Park is reminding residents of the importance of keeping debris away from storm drain inlets. The three main types of stormwater pollutants are: – Litter (e.g. cans, paper and plastic bags and cigarette butts) – Chemicals (e.g. detergents, automotive fluids and fertilizers) – Organic […]

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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

The City of Menlo Park in partnership with the Menlo Park Firefighters Association and the Menlo Park Fire District held egg hunts at both Kelly and Burgess Park this morning. InMenlo contributing photographer Robb Most stopped by the latter to capture some of the fun. Photos by Robb Most (c) 2019

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Easter egg hunts planned for Menlo Park and Atherton

Hop on over to either Burgess (701 Laurel St – pictured above.) or Kelly Park (100 Terminal Ave.) for the City of Menlo Park’s annual egg hunts presented in partnership with the Menlo Park Firefighters Association and the Menlo Park Fire District. The Bunny will arrive at 10:00 am for pictures, and the hunt will […]

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Household Hazardous Waste Collection event on April 13

The Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Program helps residents properly dispose and/or recycle their residential hazardous waste. Household hazardous waste (HHW) is waste from your home that is toxic, corrosive, flammable or reactive based on its chemical properties. Products such as paint thinner, toilet bowl cleaner, and rat bait exhibit these hazardous characteristics. It is illegal […]

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Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan efforts continue; next meeting planned for April 4

The City of Menlo Park is updating its Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan. The Master Plan includes an extensive public process to evaluate community needs and assess the conditions of the city’s parks and recreation facilities. The plan serves as a road map to guide future decisions about our local parks, open space and […]

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Section of Bay Trail in Menlo Park closing overnight April 3/4

The Bay Trail will close overnight between Willow Road and Chilco Street starting Wednesday, April 3, at 9:00 pm and reopen Thursday, April 4, at 6:00 am. The closure is necessary to complete work that will realign the Bay Trail around the future bayfront bicycle/pedestrian bridge. This will allow the Bay Trail to remain open […]

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Applications to serve on a Menlo Park Commission/Committee due April 5

The City of Menlo Park welcomes and encourages residents’ active participation through serving on a City-appointed commission or committee. Commissions examine issues of community interest and make recommendations to the City Council on policy matters. Each commission reviews specific subjects and carries out assignments as directed by the City Council or as prescribed by law. […]

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City Council study session on ConnectMenlo General Plan set for March 26

The Menlo Park City Council will hold a study session on the ConnectMenlo General Plan progress since its adoption in 2016. The meeting takes place at 6:00 pm, Tuesday, March 26, in the City Council Chambers. The meeting agenda will be published the evening of Thursday, March 21, 2019. This is part of the General […]

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New restrooms at Jack W. Lyle Park are now open

Permanent restrooms at Jack W. Lyle Park at the corner of Fremont St. and Middle Ave. are now open and operational for all park users. The new facilities replaced a portable toilet. The City of Menlo Park will host a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, March 2, from 9:00 9:30 am, which is also the […]

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