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Menlo Park to reevaluate locking up public tennis courts

Original post made on Jan 15, 2020

Menlo Park, unlike many neighboring cities (with the exception of Atherton), keeps its public tennis courts under lock and key. It's a holdover from a bygone era, Community Services Director Derek Schweigart explained.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 11:11 AM

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Posted by Ray Mengel
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Jan 15, 2020 at 12:47 am

Damn, back when I was growing up in Menlo Park, it was free. This was the way kids and adults used the courts for recreation. That was the 70s, 80s and 90s. Now it is all about the Benjamins. Sad, a bygone era. Menlo Park garners enough in taxes to be charging these rates or anything, for that matter. Money grubbing group.


Posted by Jack Whitey
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jan 15, 2020 at 1:01 pm

That's ridiculous. Menlo Park should just charge its residents a service fee just to live there. Similar to HOA fees for housing associations, Menlo Park could become one huge exclusive community that only allows those wealthy enough to afford to pay the service fee which would be on top of sales tax, school taxes, property tax and other fees/taxes it already assesses. MP could raise money, make it all pretty, drive out low-income residents and have an idyllic life in the country club seeting. In all seriousness, there must be another way to fund the court maintenance and still make available for all the residents the use of the courts.


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