Menlo Park is a true hometown that sits in the midst of the energy, innovation, and cutting-edge careers of vibrant Silicon Valley. It is a community made up of tight-knit neighborhoods with young families that give the city a “small town” vibe. Here, kids play in front yards, lemonade stands and block parties abound, and you know the checker at the local grocery store.
Residents enjoy shops and restaurants on Santa Cruz Avenue in the heart of town, close proximity to Stanford University, and gorgeous hiking trails in nearby Woodside and Portola Valley. Burgess Park and Recreation Center offers a variety of classes and activities, as well as shady picnic areas, swimming pools, and playgrounds. Menlo Park has a strong public school system and a wide selection of local preschools where children meet lifelong friends. The Menlo Park Atherton Education Foundation and Menlo-Atherton Foundation for the Future fund educational programs for the public schools, fostering a rich learning environment with community-wide support.
Grab a hot dog and cheer on your little one
Take part in the food truck extravaganza every Monday & Wednesday night
Restaurants downtown open their doors for warm summer evenings
Young families gather for live music at Fremont Park on Wednesday nights
Stroll through every Sunday morning to buy fresh produce, flowers, and baked goods
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