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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.

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

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

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Uploaded: Thu, Nov 2, 2017, 5:58 pm

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.

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Ed
Menlo Park: The Willows
on Nov 4, 2017 at 4:40 pm
Ed, Menlo Park: The Willows
on Nov 4, 2017 at 4:40 pm
6 people like this

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


whatever
Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Nov 4, 2017 at 5:52 pm
whatever, Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Nov 4, 2017 at 5:52 pm
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Hopefully no drone flying, no playing fields and no playing courts, no concession stands. Just nature please - walking, hiking, running, sitting.


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

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!


MP Resident
Menlo Park: Downtown
on Nov 6, 2017 at 5:00 pm
MP Resident, Menlo Park: Downtown
on Nov 6, 2017 at 5:00 pm
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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?


Mayors project
Menlo Park: Downtown
on Nov 6, 2017 at 6:08 pm
Mayors project, Menlo Park: Downtown
on Nov 6, 2017 at 6:08 pm
1 person likes this

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.


Silly
Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Nov 7, 2017 at 7:15 pm
Silly, Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Nov 7, 2017 at 7:15 pm
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Ball fields.


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