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Feb 18

Visitors excited for newly opened Jack W. Lyle Park restrooms

Posted to Menlo Park Updates by Clay Curtin

Permanent restrooms at Jack W. Lyle Park are now open and operational for all park users. The new facilities have replaced the restricted portable facilities. The City will host a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, March 2 at 9 a.m. which is also the kick-off for the spring youth soccer season.   

Construction of the new permanent restrooms began in October 2018 and utilized prefabricated buildings to speed up the installation process. This project has been in high demand due to the high number of field users, especially during the spring and fall months when there can be up to 400 park users each weekend. The new fully accessible restrooms are open during normal park hours and are available for all park users. Fully accessible stalls are also available in the new building. 

Originally known as Los Amigos Park and part of the old Fremont Elementary School, Jack W. Lyle Park is named in memory of Officer Jack W. Lyle, the only Menlo Park police officer killed while on active duty in our community. Located directly adjacent to Rosener House in a residential neighborhood, the park provides a comfortable meeting spot for local residents and popular spot for playing sports. 

For more information about specific amenities available on site, visit the Jack W. Lyle Park page.

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Jan 29

Help make Menlo Park safer for students, apply to be the Safe Routes to School Coordinator

Posted to Transportation News by Clay Curtin

Menlo Park’s traffic consultant, Alta Planning Design, is hiring a Safe Routes to School Coordinator (Outreach Coordinator #1289). This individual will work as a liaison to public and private schools in Menlo Park. This position is a key component of the implementation phase of the citywide Safe Routes to School program, and will serve as a conduit to share information and gather feedback from the community. 

The Menlo Park Safe Routes to School program includes some of the following goals:
  • Getting kids to school safely by promoting biking and walking
  • Developing a comprehensive curriculum to instill basic safety skills at an elementary school age
  • Offering resources for both public and private schools to help promote alternatives for getting kids to school other than driving
Please apply for the Safe Routes to School coordinator position by Friday, February 8, 2019. For questions about the job, please contact Hannah Day-Kapell.

To learn more about Menlo Park’s Safe Routes to School program, please visit