View All Posts

Aug 16

Paseo on Chestnut Street to host pop-up park pilot program

Posted on August 16, 2015 at 1:34 am by Clay Curtin

For the next six weeks, the City of Menlo Park is piloting a pop-up park on the Paseo on Chestnut Street at Santa Cruz Avenue. Pop-up parks are one of the techniques used in many cities to enliven downtown areas and provide residents with a new way to enjoy the urban environment. These techniques are also referred to as tactical urbanism. First debuted last year for the Mayor's “State of the City” event, the Paseo pop-up park was well received and supports one aspect of the open space goals identified in the Specific Plan. The City intends to use this pilot as a way to assess community interest in permanent public improvements in the area. The Paseo will be programmed with passive and active uses during this time, so come check out lawn games, exercise classes or just relax and enjoy Menlo Park's great weather – with a treat from one of our downtown merchants of course!