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Bedwell Bayfront Park

Other Link Bedwell Bayfront Park Master Plan


  1. Benches
  2. Bike Trail
  3. Drinking fountain
  4. Natural wooded area
  5. Open play field
  6. Restrooms
  7. Trails
  8. Walking path


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 hours

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

Park rules

  • 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)

Rental information

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
  • Rental information and use policy
  • Reservation form