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Nealon Park


Off-Leash Dog Park Rules

Picnic Rental Information and Use Policy


  1. Off-Leash Dog Area
  2. Picnic Areas
  3. Picnic Tables
  4. Playground
  5. Softball Field
  6. Tennis Court


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.

Nealon Dog Park Update

Temporary dog park now available next to the Little House Community Center while the sports field renovation is underway. Dog Park hours are 8:00 am-dusk daily.  

Nealon Temporary Dog Park Survey

Thank you for your patience while the sports field was rebuilt. The Nealon dog park is scheduled to reopen at the end of October consistent with the previous hours of 8:00-10:00 am, Monday through Friday. Before the temporary dog park closes at the end of October, we'd like to get your feedback on our short survey.