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Menlo Park Updates

Apr 15

Help protect Menlo Park inlets and storm drains

Posted on April 15, 2019 at 6:22 pm by Peter Ibrahim

With the end of the rain season in sight, it is important to keep debris away from storm drain inlets. The three main types of stormwater pollutants are:
  • Litter (e.g. cans, paper and plastic bags and cigarette butts)
  • Chemicals (e.g. detergents, automotive fluids and fertilizers)
  • Organic waste (e.g. leaves, lawn and garden clippings and animal excrement)

The City’s storm drains flow directly to the bay impacting our water, fish and wildlife. 

Top tips to help reduce pollution and dispose of items properly:
If you notice waste dumped illegally in or near the storm drains or in the public right of way, please report an illicit discharge online to the City’s stormwater management staff or call 650-330-6750. Reported illicit discharges will be logged and addressed in a timely manner. 

For more information, please contact Associate Civil Engineer Clarence Li

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Apr 15

Summer recreation classes and camp registration opens April 22

Posted on April 15, 2019 at 6:17 pm by Peter Ibrahim

Ready to kick it into high gear this summer? Make Menlo Park your destination for taking a new fitness class or enrolling your child in a week of camp. We have a wide range of recreation and wellness classes for all ages to enjoy. The City also offers a variety of City-run summer camp programs such as: Menlo Madness, Menlo Palooza and Camp Menlo. Camps are for children 3–12 years old. Campers will spend time on field trips, cooking, arts and crafts, court and field sports, gymnastics, swimming and forming new friendships. 

New offerings this year are Beginning Robotics and Intermediate Robotics taught by T2 Robotics. This teaches children how to build a broad range of robotic configurations, and learn to program and command the robot to explore, conduct experiments and use innovative engineering and design processes, while learning and applying the latest technology. 

Online registration opens 
  • Monday, April 22, 2019, for residents
  • Thursday, April 25, 2019, for unincorporated Menlo Park residents
  • Monday, April 29, 2019, for nonresidents

All classes and summer camps are detailed in the Summer Activity Guide. Let Menlo Park be your ultimate summer destination.

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Apr 15

April 23 Transportation Master Plan meeting to discuss project priorities

Posted on April 15, 2019 at 6:15 pm by Peter Ibrahim

The Transportation Master Plan Oversight and Outreach Committee will discuss the project prioritization system identified for the Transportation Master Plan at its upcoming meeting April 23, 2019, at 6 p.m. in the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center. The meeting agenda will be published the evening of Thursday, April 18. 

The Transportation Master Plan will help identify appropriate projects that enhance the transportation network, provide for community engagement to ensure projects meet the community’s goals and values and prioritize projects based on implementation needs. When completed, the master plan will provide a detailed vision, set goals and performance metrics and outline an implementation strategy for local improvements as well as local contributions toward regional improvements. It will serve as an update to the City’s Bicycle and Sidewalk Plans

Concurrently, the City is updating its Transportation Impact Fee program, which will modernize the City’s fee program to collect funds for construction and implementation of improvements included in the master plan. 

For more information or to sign up for project updates, visit the Transportation Master Plan project page.