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How do we solve the playing field shortage in Menlo Park?
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by Kids need more playing fields, Menlo Park: Downtown,
on Apr 10, 2007
The majority on the City Council opposed Measure J to develop playing fields in East Menlo Park. They said we need instead to create playing fields more centrally located within our community. Now, the City Council has voted 3-2 against moving forward with any further consideration of joint-use agreements with the schools for artificial turf playing fields despite the fact that city staff said artificial turf is playable 100 more days every year than grass. So the only way to increase the availability of playing fields for our kids is to come up with a plan to buy land in central Menlo Park and turn it into playing fields. Is there any realistic and doable way to get a plan in motion to make this happen?