The Suburban Park Association, established by a group of passionate volunteers in the 1940s, has been serving the Suburban Park neighborhood of Menlo Park for more than seven decades! This incredible organization has played a pivotal role in shaping this amazing neighborhood in Menlo Park. The Suburban Park Association fosters a sense of unity and camaraderie among its residents that makes it a friendly, social neighborhood. Kudos to the Suburban Park Association for their enduring legacy!
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Growing a Gorgeous Neighborhood for More than Seven Decades
The Suburban Park Association plays a foundational role in the Suburban Park neighborhood of Menlo Park. It’s one of the oldest neighborhood associations in California. The association’s key roles are as follows:
- Bring neighbors together, fostering an enriched sense of community with engaging annual events
- Provide assistance to residents in need with an empathetic approach
- Spearhead neighborhood beautification projects
- Tree planting efforts over the years include:
- Liquid Ambers throughout the neighborhood
- Monterey Pines on the east side of Hedge Road
- Tree planting efforts over the years include:
- Encourage civic engagement from start to finish, bringing a sense of community and togetherness
- Spearhead a level-headed approach to advocacy for the neighborhood including lobbying city, county and other government entities
“Julie and Jamie’s service and commitment is unmatched. They have an almost block-by-block knowledge of Peninsula neighborhoods including; house and lot sizes, house age, school districts, values, and overall pros and cons of each area. They recognized that we were looking for a great community to raise our children and introduced us to our eventual home in the Suburban Park neighborhood of Menlo Park. It is a hidden gem of a neighborhood and we would have not found it on our own. After we closed, they connected us with vendors and contractors to assist with a large renovation. They continue to answer our calls and texts 3 years later.
We have given Julie and Jamie’s name to several friends and colleagues who are searching for a home. We always tell them that they are receiving a gift if they choose to work with them.” – Jon Wright and Annabel Chang
Suburban Park: A friendly, social neighborhood for all year-round
The Suburban Park Neighborhood Association Board plans events each year, making it a friendly, social neighborhood for all! The following is a list of the 2023 planned events. Everyone in the neighborhood is invited and volunteers are also welcome too.
March | Holi Festival of Colors
Use this festive day to erase past errors, to forgive and forget, and throw dry colors and colored water at your neighbors! Wearing white is highly encouraged, though you should be prepared for stains.
March | International Curry Fest (NEW in 2023!)
Take the international flavor of the Festival of Colors into the night! Continue the spirit of neighborliness celebrated in Holi by sharing your favorite curry dish! Bring your own crockpot, curry, accompaniments, and table (if you have one).
April | Spring Scavenger Hunt
Gather your family and friends to find fun items throughout the neighborhood! Participants receive the hunt list a couple of weeks in advance so they can all participate.
April | Egg Hunts and Games
Kids play games and win prizes! There is also an egg hunt for different age groups and a chance to meet the Easter Bunny!
May | Neighborhood Garage Sale
Make some money off your spring cleaning! The Association posts signs in the neighborhood and key street corners to enhance traffic at any prospective sellers.
June | BBQ Awards
Create (and sample!) the best BBQ dishes. Towards the end of the evening, the Suburban Park Association presents awards for the best BBQ!
July | Independence Day Parade
Decorate your bike, scooter, stroller, wheelchair and more to parade around the neighborhood! Coffee and donuts provided.
August | Suburban Park Street Dance
Annual neighborhood block party!
October | Halloween parade
Dress up and parade the neighborhood while trick-or-treating.
November | Chili Cook Off
Bring your best pot of chili: blue ribbons are awarded. Also bring a bowl and a soup to sample!
November | Turkey Trot
Thanksgiving morning Turkey Trot. Walk, ride, run – just come out and enjoy the fun fellowship.
Suburban Park Location
Situated in eastern Menlo Park, the Suburban Park neighborhood is bounded by Marsh Road to the north and Highway 101 to the east, sit the triplet neighborhoods of Suburban Park, Lorelei Manor and Flood Triangle. These tightly knit communities provide a relatively affordable place to live in Menlo Park. Designated a Tree City USA, residents take pride in their tree-canopied streets and numerous parks and picnic areas.
All three neighborhoods share access to Flood Park, a large San Mateo County park on Bay Road. Another perk is being within walking distance of the hip Marsh Manor shopping center, with its newish grocery store, restaurants and yoga studio.
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