Bedwell Bayfront Park is located at the east end of Menlo Park on San Francisco Bay at Highway 101 and Marsh Road. Parking is available along the entrance road and in two paved lots near the back of the park. Restrooms are near the first large paved parking lot. The park’s 160 acres are surrounded on three sides by the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge. People of all ages enjoy the park for hiking, running, bicycling, dog walking, bird watching, kite flying, and photography. The park has an extensive trail system, most of which is unpaved. Some of the interior trails are steep, crossing the park’s hills, and lead to several viewpoints. Some park trails are suitable for wheelchairs. The relatively flat 2.3-mile trail around the perimeter of Bedwell Bayfront Park is part of the San Francisco Bay Trail, which will encircle San Francisco and San Pablo Bays with a continuous 400-mile network of bicycling and hiking trails, connecting the shoreline of all nine Bay Area counties and linking 47 cities.
Park gates open daily at 7 a.m.
Park gates are closed and locked:
January and February - 6 p.m.
March - 7 p.m.
April - 8 p.m.
May - 8:30 p.m.
June and July - 9 p.m.
August - 8:30 p.m.
September - 8 p.m.
October - 7 p.m.
November - 6 p.m.
December - 5:30 p.m.
*If you are locked in the park, please contact Menlo PD's non-emergency at 650-330-6300
Use restricted to daytime hours (7 a.m. to sunset)
Pets to remain on leash and under full control at all times
Travel restricted to designated trails
Bikes restricted to paved trails and roads
Plants and wildlife to be left undisturbed
Commercial activities and solicitations not associated with City programs or City-sponsored
activities are prohibited
Fires, smoking, alcohol and weapons of any kind prohibited
Permit required for groups of 15 or more
Signage restricted to park rules, history, wildlife, views and visitor safety
Amplified sound not permitted
Litter and trash to be disposed of properly
Motor vehicle parking only in authorized areas
No drones or other unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)
Bedwell Bayfront Park Master Plan Project
A master planning process is underway to address existing maintenance and capital improvement needs and establish a park vision guiding improvements for the next 25 years. To learn more and how you can participate please visit theBedwell Bayfront Park Master Plan Project.
Due to restrictions designed to protect public health and prevent the spread of COVID-19, the City is not accepting rental applications at this time. For more information about COVID-19, please visit menlopark.org/coronavirus.