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Nealon Park


  1. Off-leash dog area
  2. Picnic areas
  3. Picnic tables
  4. Playground
  5. Softball field
  6. Tennis court

Playground update

The playground at Nealon Park is estimated to open in November. A conflict with underground utilities was discovered during construction, and it delayed the project because custom equipment had to be designed and ordered. As soon as this equipment arrives, the final aspects of construction will be completed, and the new playground will open with a ribbon cutting event. The City thanks residents and playground users of Nealon Park for their patience, as quality and safety are City priorities.


On April 27, 1948, the Menlo Park City Council voted to rename Menlo Recreation Park, located at Middle Avenue west of El Camino Real. The park was renamed Nealon Recreation Park in honor of James J. Nealon.

Mr. Nealon was the chairman of the San Mateo County Youth Activity Committee. After retiring in Menlo Park after 48 years in the U.S. Custom Service in San Francisco, Mr. Nealon worked tirelessly to provide local boys with athletic opportunities including basketball and baseball.

Nealon Park is by far one of the City's most popular destinations with activities available for all. Based on the recreation master plan, Measure "T" Improvements are now complete.

For field status in questionable weather please call the field weather hotline at 650-330-2590.


Nealon Park is 9 acres.

Dog Park

Dog Park hours are Monday-Friday from 8-10 a.m.

Rental Information

For information on reserving fields, tennis courts, or picnic areas, please visit our online facility reservation portal.