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Tonight: Draft master plan for Bedwell Bayfront Park heads to Parks & Rec Commission

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The future of Bedwell Bayfront Park might include a boat launch, a ranger and more amenities, according to details from a draft master plan for the park that have been released in a staff report.

The draft plan will be discussed at a Parks and Recreation Commission meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, in the Cypress Room of the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center at 700 Alma St. in the Menlo Park Civic Center.

Among the recommendations are to add a park ranger, a restroom, trees to screen the sewage facility, picnic tables, seating, bike racks, trash cans, a non-motorized small boat launch, a nature play area, a ranger's office building and a fitness course to the park.

The commission will also discuss ideas that received mixed responses from the community, such as an amphitheater or group seating area, off-leash dog park, and model glider area.

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Posted by Davena Gentry
a resident of another community
on Oct 11, 2017 at 2:25 pm

I enjoy kayaking in SF Bay but I can not understand the proposal to put a "small boat launch" in the slough at Bedwell Bayfront Park. It's too narrow and the steeply sloped sides don't make for a good launch area let alone disturb the shorebirds and migrating ducks. The tide moves in and out of the slough very quickly and a launch could only be used during very short windows. Redwood City and Palo Alto offer several locations to "put-in" that I don't see being used much. IMHO this isn't a good use of taxpayer funds.

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Posted by Beth
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Oct 12, 2017 at 4:48 am

Amphitheater? Nature itself suffices for 'entertainment'.

Let Facebook build the performance hall?

This seems silly considering other needs for the community, like affordable shelter, or are we to continue turning a blind eye from needs because someone is poor and there's no profit in that.

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