Bedwell Bayfront Park

We admit to being a bit confused about how people who never ventured out to nearby parks are now flocking to them. After the notice of the Dish closure today, we learn that Bedwell Bayfront Park is closing effective 8:00 pm tonight due to “twice the daily average of visitors.” For many years it was our favorite jogging place before going to a Pilates class nearby. Here’s one of our favorite photos from there, we think taken by Frances Freyberg.

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Ranger service begins at Bedwell Bayfront Park and Kelly Park

On November 1, park ranger service began at Bedwell Bayfront Park and Kelly Park. Rangers will work 365 days per year, with the weekly hours worked ranging from 28 to 40 hours depending on the time of year. The ranger’s work includes daily patrol, educational outreach, verbal and/or written warnings pursuant to municipal code, fire […]

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Portion of perimeter trail at Bedwell Bayfront Park closed for repairs

Starting Wednesday, July 31, part of the Bedwell Bayfront Park perimeter trail will be closed for repairs for up to two weeks. The affected area is a small part of the 2.3-mile trail around the park’s edge, which is also part of the San Francisco Bay Trail. Repairs involve the leachate collection system that pumps […]

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Kites take to the sky over Bedwell Bayfront Park in Menlo Park

Families flocked to Bedwell Bayfront Park yesterday with the goal of hoisting kites into the air. Most were successful (unlike the Warriors last night, undoubtedly to one youngster’s dismay). This Menlo Park open space is well situated near the Bay so gets some gusty winds, especially at this time of the year. InMenlo contributing photographer […]

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Kite Day comes to Bedwell Bayfront Park on May 4

Come enjoy wonderful views of the San Francisco Bay as you take your kite to the skies while enjoying great food and activities for the kids. Since our first Kite Day in 1988 there has been no better place to fly a kite in Menlo Park, then Bedwell Bayfront Park. Enjoy: – Kite flying – […]

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Spotted: Grass as high as an elephant’s eye

Well almost. The point is that in many years jogging and hiking at Bedwell Bayfront Park in Menlo Park we’ve never seen grass as tall as this year’s spring crop, which stands well over six feet. Whether that is as “high as an elephant’s eye” as the song from the musical Oklahoma notes, we aren’t […]

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Spotted: Red globe of a sun rising in smoky skies

The rising sun had an extra eerie glow early this morning as it rose surrounded by the smoke that still lingers over Menlo Park, the result of the devastating fire in Butte County. The birds of Bedwell Bayfront Park took little notice.

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Maintenance work continues at Bedwell Bayfront Park in Menlo Park

As construction at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge continues, workers have completed a parallel track for trucks that will remove truck traffic from most parts of the San Francisco Bay Trail in Bedwell Bayfront Park. Trucks continue to use the park’s entrance and the first ¼ […]

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Spotted: Bedwell Bayfront Park’s colorful landscape

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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Wildlife refuge enchancements bring trucks through Bedwell Bayfront Park but minimal trail impact

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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Kites take to the skies over Menlo Park

Yesterday, the hills of Bedwell Bayfront Park came alive with color, and hundreds of kites brightened the overcast skies as part of the City of Menlo Park’s annual kite day. InMenlo contributing photographer Robb Most was there to capture the action.

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