Apr 23

Jack W. Lyle Restroom Project Update

Posted on April 23, 2018 at 4:59 pm by Peter Ibrahim

Jack W. Lyle Park, located at Middle Avenue and Fremont Street, will be getting a restroom facility in early 2019. Following a community outreach process, the plans for the development of a permanent restroom facility were finalized and issued for bid earlier this month. The restroom will be located next to Rosener House and will serve the community and the many field user groups, such as the American Youth Soccer Organization, Alpine Strikers Soccer and Grizzlies lacrosse sports teams. The restroom facility will include family-friendly amenities and water efficient fixtures. The work will also include the installation of water and sanitary utilities to serve the facility.

The City will accept and open bids on April 27, 2018. Depending on the bid results, it is anticipated that the award for the construction contract will happen in June 2018. Once a contractor is on-board, the project will involve ordering the restrooms and performing the associated site work required for the installation of the facility.

Apr 23

Stanford to begin construction at 500 El Camino Real/Middle Plaza

Posted on April 23, 2018 at 4:52 pm by Peter Ibrahim

Stanford University will soon commence pre-construction and demolition activities at their mixed-use project site located at 300-500 El Camino Real. The demolition phase of the project is scheduled to begin in April and last for three months. Following demolition, Stanford is scheduled to begin construction in July on the underground parking garages. Construction activities will take place Monday-Friday, between the hours of 8 a.m.- 6 p.m., with occasional work performed in the evenings, with City prior permission, to reduce impacts along El Camino Real. Project construction is scheduled to last through the end of 2020 with resident and office occupation of the buildings scheduled to begin in fall 2020. Additional project and contact information is available at the project website.

The 8.4 acre Stanford Middle Plaza development will include three non-medical office buildings, 215 rental apartments and a large public plaza with a 10,000 sq. ft. cafe/retail facility. The City Council approved the project in October 2017.


Apr 23

Parks & Recreation Facilities Master Plan Engagement Workshop

Posted on April 23, 2018 at 2:41 pm by Peter Ibrahim

Over the course of the next year, the City will collaborate with the local community to explore things like: what you have, what you would like to keep, what you might like to improve and what future amenities to bring to Menlo Park's recreation system over the next 25 years.

Join us for a community workshop on the City’s Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan update on April 26 from 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. at the Arrillaga Recreation Center at 700 Alma St. in Menlo Park. All community members are invited to participate in this workshop to update the City’s Parks & Recreation Facilities Master Plan. Input is desired from a broad and diverse group of Menlo Park residents to help produce a plan that will benefit the City of Menlo Park. Child care activities and refreshments will be provided. 

Have your voice heard - please take a few minutes to complete our survey (survey in Spanish), to let us know how the City’s parks and recreation facilities are working for you.