News

Commission opposes air gliders, kayak launch, dog park at Bayfront Park

 

Adding an off-leash dog park, a kayak launch and an area for people to fly aerial glider airplanes to Bedwell Bayfront Park in Menlo Park is opposed by most members of city's Parks & Recreation Commission.

Those are among proposed changes to the 160-acre park, located at Marsh Road and U.S. 101, that have been considered in a master plan being developed by consultants from Callander Associates.

The parks commission, in its recommendation to the City Council, voted 6-1 on Oct. 25 to oppose an off-leash dog park and a kayak launch. The commission voted 4-3 to oppose allowing glider airplanes in a designated area of the park.

The votes came two weeks after the commission held a study session on plans for the park.

The commission gave unanimous support to an outdoor classroom at the park and otherwise recommended the City Council approve the draft master plan.

That plan is expected to go the council on Nov. 14.

__

• Sign up for Express to get news updates. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Comments

6 people like this
Posted by Ed
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Nov 4, 2017 at 4:40 pm

What is wrong with a kayak launch? Sounds like a great idea!


Like this comment
Posted by whatever
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Nov 4, 2017 at 5:52 pm

Hopefully no drone flying, no playing fields and no playing courts, no concession stands. Just nature please - walking, hiking, running, sitting.


6 people like this
Posted by Field of dreams
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Nov 5, 2017 at 4:39 pm

Just nature on top of a dump? Down wind from a treatment plant?

Do the most for the largest group in need - Menlo needs more fields!


Like this comment
Posted by MP Resident
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Nov 6, 2017 at 5:00 pm

I'm neutral on the dog park (too many dog owners are twits), but blocking a kayak launch? Really? Human powered boats are quiet, non-polluting, and an excellent way to explore the local shoreline.

Is the parks commission deathly afraid somebody, somewhere, might be having fun?


1 person likes this
Posted by Mayors project
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Nov 6, 2017 at 6:08 pm

It's well known in the conservation community that Kirsten Keith is pushing the kayak launch. The parks and recreation commission took extensive feedback from residents and stakeholders and recommended against it.


Like this comment
Posted by Silly
a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Nov 7, 2017 at 7:15 pm

Ball fields.


Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.

Email:


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Mountain View: French bakery to replace Drunken Lobster
By Elena Kadvany | 4 comments | 2,611 views

A New Way to Think About High Speed Rail
By Steve Levy | 14 comments | 1,724 views

Twenty Years in the Sixties: How an Alcoholic Hippie Became a Self-Giving Servant
By Aldis Petriceks | 0 comments | 1,392 views

Sweet Potato Canapé and Food Party! Holiday Favorites
By Laura Stec | 0 comments | 952 views

Couples: Slowing Down & Content and Process Conversation
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 854 views

 

The holidays are here!

From live music to a visit with Santa, here's a look at some local holiday activities to help you get into the spirit of the season.

VIEW