Menlo Park, a Tree City USA community, is a quiet yet vibrant city of pleasant, tree-lined neighborhoods and friendly people.

Overnight parking enforcement will resume at 2 a.m., Sunday, January 3, 2021. At that time, enforcement of the overnight parking ordinance will continue by parking officers. Overnight parking permits can be purchased online or at the Police Department. All parked vehicles without a parking permit will receive a courtesy warning.

The City of Menlo Park suspends residential overnight parking enforcement over the holidays to shift some resources to help deter crime. Please remember not to leave purchases, laptops, wallets, purses and other items visible in your vehicles, which can be a target for criminals.

The year 2020 has been a year like no other we have experienced. The pandemic has forced the cancellation of some of our most cherished community events. Traditionally crowds would gather at Fremont Park for the annual Tree Lighting festivities, but with the COVID-19 cases surging across the country, in California, and in San Mateo County, city leaders still wanted provide some of the special decorations that help brighten our spirits.

The City Council approved lighting the Fremont Park tree near Santa Cruz Avenue downtown, as well as those outside the Belle Haven Youth Center, to bring some holiday cheer to our community. You can admire the lights every evening and into the New Year.

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