Bedwell Bayfront 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 suppression and litter collection. The City’s ranger service contractor is California Land Management (CLM). CLM worked with the City from 1983 through 2011.

During early construction of Bedwell Bayfront Park, CLM assisted in implementing a management plan, and developed appropriate park signage and security measures. As additional development phases were completed and more people started using the park, the daily activities of enforcing park regulations, performing cleanup and park maintenance activities increased.

The master planning process for the Bedwell Bayfront Park Master Plan provided an opportunity to ask the community about reinstating a ranger at the park to provide enforcement and educational support. The community strongly supported the idea of a ranger and the adopted fiscal year budget for 2019-20 included a service level enhancement for contracted ranger services at the park.

From Menlo Park Updates; used with permission; photo of Bedwell Bayfront Park by Linda Hubbard (c) 2018

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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

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Kite Day comes to Bedwell Bayfront Park on May 4

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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

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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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Menlo Park’s annual Kite Day is May 5

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