City of Menlo Park

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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Starla Jerome-Robinson slated to become the next Menlo Park City Manager

Starla Jerome-Robinson, the current interim city manager and Menlo Park resident, has been identified by the Menlo Park City Council as its choice for the permanent city manager position. The City Council will formally consider the appointment at its February 26, 2019, meeting. Ms. Jerome-Robinson has overseen city operations on an interim basis since October […]

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Residents urged to prepare for next storm by keeping storm drains leaf free

With the National Weather Service forecasting more rain accompanied by high winds arriving Wednesday with continued showers though the weekend, residents are encouraged to keep storm drains clear of leaves and debris. Menlo Park’s incredible tree canopy is part of what has made it a Tree City USA for the last 18 years. That same […]

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Closures to impact Constitution/Independence and Middlefield Roads

A few construction projects are expected to have notable traffic impacts in the coming weeks. These impacts are expected on Marsh Road at the exit to Constitution Road as well as along Middlefield Road between Willow Road and Ringwood Avenue during nighttime hours. Night work on Middlefield Road requiring lane closures will be occurring starting […]

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Menlo Park City Council seeks public input for Feb. 2 goal setting session

The City of Menlo Park invites residents and stakeholders to share their thoughts and suggestions for this year’s City Council goals. The annual goal setting session takes place Saturday, February 2, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at 701 Laurel St. Comments and suggestions are welcome in person that […]

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Applications for the Menlo Park Grant for the Arts are being accepted

The City of Menlo Park is now accepting applications for the 2019-20 Menlo Park Grant for the Arts. The grant is for organizations looking to perform in a professional-grade theater in effort to support the Menlo Park artistic community. Ten organizations will be awarded $500-$3,000 toward subsidizing the rental cost of the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts […]

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Public forum on Jan. 8 to discuss removal of redwood trees on El Camino

Residents concerned about the removal of seven redwood trees at the corner of El Camino and Ravenswood are encouraged to attend a public forum on Tuesday, Jan. 8, from 4:00 to 5:00 pm in the downstairs conference room of the Menlo Park Library. This public forum will be a venue at which people can learn […]

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2019 downtown street banner reservations open January 2nd

The City offers two banner slots that can be used for City-sponsored events, nonprofit organizations and community events. There are two locations on Santa Cruz Avenue; one at Doyle Street and the other at University Drive. Banner slots can be reserved for the calendar year can be made beginning at 7 a.m., Wednesday, January 2, […]

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