Wildlife in Menlo Park

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Bayfront Park (Menlo Park)

The park is surrounded on three sides by the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge so the trails go around salt ponds, salt marshes, and sloughs that are home to 180 different species of birds. The park is used for hiking, running, bicycling, dog walking, bird watching, kite flying and photography.  The relatively flat unpaved 2.3-mile trail around the perimeter of Bedwell Bayfront Park is part of the San Francisco Bay Trail. There are two paved parking areas and a restroom near the large parking lot.

Flood Park (Menlo Park)

This 21 acre park is famous for its large native Oak and Bay trees. Birds like mockingbirds, woodpeckers, scrobjays, and a variety of raptors, including redtail, redsholder and American nestrals inhabit the park. There are a number of flat and paved walking paths in the park.  Restrooms are available.