Halloween Walk 2016

Halloween is coming!

Bring your kids in their Halloween costumes to Marlin Park on Saturday October 29th, 1:00 PM sharp for a spooky good time in the park.

Trick Or Treat

We’ll have treats for the little ones, so bring a goodie bag/bucket!

** Event Ends at 2:00pm **

And PARENTS, don’t forget your cameras for photo opportunities with the Good Witch.

Our local RWC Police will also be available to provide voluntary FINGERPRINTING for children of parents who might wish to have this record for identification. Because a child’s appearance can change in a short time, fingerprinting can be the best way to identify a lost child.

Friends of the Library will be holding a BOOK SALE at Marlin Park for all of the Halloween Parade participants, so please visit their table and enjoy a nice selection of books to take home for your reading pleasure. Cash is appreciated !

RSCA holds this event each year for Shores children elementary school age and under.

It’s easy work and lots of fun to watch our children enjoy their “dress-up” time in Marlin Park. Your help will be greatly appreciated!

Halloween Walk 2015

Bring your kids in their Halloween costumes to Marlin Park on Saturday October 24th, 1:00 PM sharp for a spooky good time in the park.

Trick Or Treat

We’ll have treats for the little ones, so bring a goodie bag/bucket!

** Event Ends at 2:00pm **

And PARENTS, don’t forget your cameras for photo opportunities with the Good Witch.

Our local RWC Police will also be available to provide voluntary FINGERPRINTING for children of parents who might wish to have this record for identification. Because a child’s appearance can change in a short time, fingerprinting can be the best way to identify a lost child.

Friends of the Library will be holding a BOOK SALE at Marlin Park for all of the Halloween Parade participants, so please visit their table and enjoy a nice selection of books to take home for your reading pleasure. Cash is appreciated !

RSCA holds this event each year for Shores children elementary school age and under.

CAN YOU HELP?

The Redwood Shores Community Association needs some adult help for the Halloween Parade. The number of children in the Shores has increased dramatically in the past few years (really good schools and a great quality of life for families!) We could use a few more adult (young or old) “helpers” to look over the large numbers of children at this event. If you have the time and would help us on Saturday, October 24 from 12:00-2:00pm, email .

It’s easy work and lots of fun to watch our children enjoy their “dress-up” time in Marlin Park. Your help will be greatly appreciated!

Halloween Walk 2014

Bring your kids in their Halloween costumes to Marlin Park on Saturday October 25th, 1:00 PM sharp for a spooky good time in the park.

Trick Or Treat

We’ll have treats for the little ones, so bring a goodie bag/bucket!

** Event Ends at 2:00pm **

And PARENTS, don’t forget your cameras for photo opportunities with the Good Witch.

Our local RWC Police will also be available to provide voluntary FINGERPRINTING for children of parents who might wish to have this record for identification. Because a child’s appearance can change in a short time, fingerprinting can be the best way to identify a lost child.

RSCA holds this event each year for Shores children elementary school age and under.

CAN YOU HELP?

The Redwood Shores Community Association needs some adult help for the Halloween Parade. The number of children in the Shores has increased dramatically in the past few years (really good schools and a great quality of life for families!) We could use a few more adult (young or old) “helpers” to look over the large numbers of children at this event. If you have the time and would help us on Saturday, October 25 from 12:00-2:00pm, email .

It’s easy work and lots of fun to watch our children enjoy their “dress-up” time in Marlin Park. Your help will be greatly appreciated!

Redwood Shores Construction Alert

The following message has been shared with RSCA regarding road work being done in the Marlin Park area of Redwood Shores. Residents in the affected areas should have received this message in a letter, but for those outside the region or visiting this area, please be aware of work being done that may affect access or may be disruptive with noise. 

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Halloween in the Shores

The annual spooky walk takes place in our haunted Marlin Park! Bring your children in their Halloween costumes to the park this Saturday and join in the fun!

Saturday, October 27th
Halloween Parade — 1PM to 2PM

RSCA volunteers will have treats for the little ones, so bring a goodie bag/bucket! And parents, don’t forget your cameras for photo opportunities with the Good Witch.

** Event Ends at 2:00pm **

RSCA holds this event each year for Shores children elementary school age and under. Please come and have frightful fun in the park!

Marlin Park Playground Has Re-Opened!

It’s finally time again to play in the park! Redwood Shores’ Marlin Park has been under construction for a few weeks, but at last it is finished and ready to be opened to the public.

The all-new Marlin Park playground had its grand re-opening on Saturday August 4th, where residents were able to celebrate the renovation of Redwood Shores’ central park and be amongst the first to enjoy the new playground and facilities.

Marlin Park’s playground is now open for play, so come on out and see what’s new to do.

Redwood Shores Marlin Park Grand Re-Opening

Marlin Park Playground Renovation Project Update

We’re getting very close to initiating the Marlin Park Playground Renovation Project. The contractor has been selected and we are working on a timeline, finalizing orders and delivery dates for equipment, and gearing up.

Up-to-date information on the project’s development and contracting is stored on the Redwood City website at www.redwoodcity.org/marlinpark . Door hangers notifying residents who live within 400 feet of the park will be placed by the contractor within the next two weeks.

–Christopher Beth, Director, Redwood City Parks, Recreation and Community Services

Marlin Park Playground Renovation Plans are Underway!

A newly renovated playground area for school age and tots is coming shortly to Marlin Park in Redwood Shores. Two community meetings were held in Redwood Shores (one at the Sandpiper Community Center on January 8th and the other at Marlin Park on April 9th) to gather input into what residents and users would like in the renovation of the existing playground at Marlin Park. Staff, and the Landscape Architect on the project (Abey Arnold Landscape Architects), received excellent comments, suggestions, and onsite requests to help us put together the final concept plan that is shown.

We’re excited that in addition to refurbishing the large playground structure with new slides and climbable equipment, we will be adding an “Aero-Net” for more climbing fun, two saddle spinners, a shade canopy (over section of the play structure), new trees, and more seating areas. And, we will be creating a new, separate tot only play area that will be fenced in for safety; a request we heard loud and clear throughout the input process. In this new area, we will place a playhouse slide, a “daisy bouncer”, a dune buggy bouncer, safari play panel, and toddler swing.

Through our community input process, residents, by consensus, decided to spend the majority of the renovation budget on main playground area rather than the beach area. We will remove all of the old equipment to form an open viewing area of the beautiful lagoon.

Right now, we are finalizing the construction plans and hope to award the project by early July. Once a contractor and a construction schedule is determined, the renovation project could begin near the end of August. A similar sized project typically has an approximately 120-day construction period (with additional days added due to any weather or other unforeseen issues).

For more information, please contact Claudia Olalla, Project Manager, ; or Chris Beth, Director of Parks, Recreation and Community Services at

— Chris Beth, Director of Parks, Recreation and Community Services

Marlin Park Upgrade Meeting

 

 

 

Saturday, April 9th at 2:00 pm
Marlin Park – Main Playground Area

The play features at Marlin Park are being replaced after many years of service. The project is part of the City’s Play Equipment Replacement Program, and it is time to renovate Marlin Park’s playgrounds.

If you have any questions, please contact the Redwood City Parks, Recreation and Community Services at 780-7250.

City Update from Councilperson Gee

Every couple of years, the City conducts a satisfaction survey of our residents. In November 2010, over 400 residents were surveyed on the phone, and asked a number of questions related to our Quality of Life in Redwood City. This is not just a one time, survey — by repeating the survey on a regular basis, we are able to track and review results.

What the 2010 Satisfaction survey revealed is that over 90% of our residents feel very satisfied or somewhat satisfied with the overall quality of life in Redwood City. These results were particularly high in Redwood Shores. Other notable categories that received high marks from Redwood Shores residents included our satisfaction with city services, and public safety.

And how can we not be satisfied here in Redwood Shores? We have a great library that was supported by our community, a new school, books for both the new school library and the library, levees that are now certifiable, restored bay wetlands at no direct tax payer expense, and a community that enjoys the opportunities to be outside! The weedwhacker makes its annual visit to the lagoons, and last year, for the first time, parts of the lagoon were dredged. For those that continue to say “Redwood City does not pay attention to the Shores” — Not True! Building on the foundation that Councilmember Foust laid when she was first elected, I can assure you that Redwood Shores is part of Redwood City.

As life happens in its own way, things do happen that we need to address. Last year we had the sewer line break at Lighthouse Cove. Several homes suffered damaged and several gallons of sewage spilled into the lagoon. Our city staff responded wonderfully, and many cities on the Peninsula offered their help. Marilyn Harang, the Interim Director of Public Works Services led our response Team, and Evan Boyd, our new Director of Public Works Services arrived in time for all of the post-event paperwork.

Evan and his staff are working hard to make sure that street lights and signals are working properly out here n the Shores. During repairs, they have discovered crushed conduits, broken fixtures, and in some cases, missing copper wiring — probably removed by those seeking its recycling value. I can assure you that functioning traffic signals and street lights are receiving attention from Evan and his staff.

Another area of the Shores that is also receiving attention is Marlin Park. Chris Beth, our Director of Parks, Recreation and Community Services and his Team are working with our residents on plans for the renovation of Marlin Park. They are looking for your ideas about what you want our “new” Marlin Park to be.

Justin Ezell, Superintendent, is working with an additional 15 HOA’s that want to use recycled water for landscape irrigation. As the President of my HOA, I can attest that the financial savings of recycled water are definitely positive. We are not using recycled water where children can come into regular contact with it, and our landscape has not suffered.

The challenge ahead for all of us is “what do we need to do to maintain the Quality of Life we enjoy in Redwood Shores”. In partnership with our staff, department heads, executive Team and labor groups, we are working hard towards achieving financial sustainability for our City. But what about our greatest asset in the Shores — our lagoons? The GID fund is basically gone, and we will have on-going maintenance and repair needs for our lagoons (e.g., dredging) and for maintenance of the levees. How do we fund these improvements and others?

There are a number of choices that need to be made on these issues and others. Whatever choices are made, all of us need to be informed. I ask that you stay engaged and involved, and let me know what’s on your mind.

— Jeff Gee, Redwood City Councilperson