Welcome to the Friends of Bedwell Bayfront Park website
July 2013: The city is constructing a new facility to flare off the methane produced by the capped landfill. The northern part of the perimeter trail may be closed and require a detour. Find out more at http://www.menlopark.org/departments/pwk/cip/landfill_gas_flare_replacement_project.html.
May 2013: Save the Bay includes our park in an article about trash dumps to parks. http://blog.savesfbay.org/2013/04/trash-dumps-and-the-hidden-history-of-the-bay-shoreline/?mgs1=8503bEskEJ
December 2013 and February 2013: The drainage pipes from the restrooms became clogged and the restrooms are closed while everything is fixed (ensuring no leaks into the nearby tidal waters is very important). Porta-potties have been brought in temporarily.
Information posts now mark the Great Spirit Path art installation. Take a walk and check it out. See the interpretive brochure here.
Posts also mark an orienteering trail. Find out more at http://baoc.org/wiki/Maps/Permanent_Courses. Please stay on the trail.
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).
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
The company providing cleaning, maintenance, and oversight at Bedwell Bayfront Park changed in August 2011.
Please email us your feedback or comments on the new maintenance service, so that we can add them to our comments that we will give to the city of Menlo Park.
Email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The park is open from sunrise to sunset every day.