After hearing from a chorus of critics about the temporary pop-up park or "paseo" installed on Curtis Street in downtown Menlo Park, the City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to shut it down.
The park will likely be removed in two to three weeks, according to Assistant City Manager Chip Taylor.
At least 20 people at the council meeting raised their hands when asked from the council dais if they opposed the mini park. Only one or two raised a hand in favor of the park.
In a previous council meeting, several people who work in the area had several complaints: the mini park generates noise, eliminates car access and six spots of street parking, and attracts transient people.
The council did not rule out considering whether a mini park might work on a seasonal or permanent basis, or in another location, but agreed to postpone the discussion until a later date.
Councilwoman Catherine Carlton endorsed the movie nights that were hosted at the park, saying she saw upwards of 100 people at one recent showing, but supported removing the mini park. "I would like to see the program, where successful, remain," she said, noting, "I think the paseo's time has come to an end."