Friends of Bedwell Bayfront Park

Welcome to the Friends of Bedwell Bayfront Park website

What's New?

Monthly bird mornings started on Oct 11.  See Calendar page for details. Join us every second Saturday of the month.

May 2014: a new bench has been installed near the southeast corner, thanks to a very generous family. They walk at the park regularly and wanted a place for older family members to rest.  So now all of us can enjoy this.

Informative signs!

There is a large sign in the main parking lot, with a map of the park and its trails.

Walk out to the northeast corner (where the little binoculars symbol is on the park brochure) and you’ll find signs about the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge restoration, and a panorama of what you can see from that viewpoint (as of 2013 the signs are being replaced).

Special Alerts

Do not leave any valuables in view in your car. There have been several recent break-ins at the park, sadly. If possible, put any valuables into your trunk or out of sight before you arrive at the park, so that a thief doesn't see you putting things away.

Leash your dog, please.  Park rules require this. To report problems call (650) 330-6300.

About us

Our Organization

Formed in 2005 to counter the proposal to develop a golf course at Bayfront Park, Friends of Bedwell Bayfront Park also fought the next plan to put playing fields at the park, culminating in the resounding defeat of Measure J in the November, 2006 election. Our goal now is to ensure that Bedwell Bayfront Park receives more permanent protection as open space for "passive" recreation.

We want to hear from users: tell us what you like, or donít like? Have you observed anything that concerns you? We canít fix all problems, but do try to work with city staff and departments to keep the park clean and safe. We would also like to make a few improvements to the park.

Friends of Bedwell Bayfront Park is an officially sponsored project of Acterra.

Friends of Bedwell Bayfront Park is also a member of the Kepler's Community Partners Program. Whenever anyone mentions our name while shopping at Kepler's, they record the transaction and quarterly donate back 5% to us.

Our Mission

The mission of the Friends of Bedwell Bayfront Park is to enhance the unique open space of Bedwell Bayfront Park and to promote it regionally now and for future generations.


The Friends of Bedwell Bayfront Park operates out of Menlo Park, California. View our contact information or follow us on Facebook (Bedwell Bayfront Park).

About Bedwell Bayfront Park

Location and Hours of Operation

Park opens daily at 7:00 a.m.

Park closes at:

6:00 pm January & February
7:00 pm March
8:00 pm April
8:30 pm May
9:00 pm June & July
8:30 pm August
8:00 pm September
7:00 pm October
6:00 pm November
5:30 pm December


Paved parking lot
Trails: mostly unpaved. Perimeter is flat, but there are steep trails in the interior.
Link here to park brochure with map

Getting There

The park is located on the edge of the San Francisco Bay at Highway 101 and Marsh Road. Here is a street map.

We want your input.

Please email us your feedback or comments on the park maintenance service, or on other issues, and give us your suggestions for enhancing the park for users.

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Thank you.

The park is open from sunrise to sunset every day.

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