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Palo Alto closes damaged Baylands boardwalk, dock

Original post made on Mar 17, 2014

Palo Alto has had to temporarily close two aging Baylands structures in the past week due to damage and unsafe conditions.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, March 17, 2014, 8:58 AM

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Posted by Annette
a resident of College Terrace
on Mar 17, 2014 at 10:50 am

Annette is a registered user.

Q to Mr. Bicknell: perhaps I am just being optimistic, but I infer from your comments that BOTH closures are TEMPORARY even though the reopening of the boardwalk is likely to take much longer than the reopening of the dock. Is that accurate?


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Posted by Kate
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Mar 17, 2014 at 11:11 am

Given the city's "track record' for building or pairing the Creek problems, streets, Mitchell Park Library, and on and on, I do not think I"ll see this boardwalk repair 'in my lifetime'. Especially if the agency that threw a total halt to the Creek/golf course project at the last minute gets involved in this. That Boardwalk has been falling apart for a LONG time.


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Posted by Kate
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Mar 17, 2014 at 11:11 am

Given the city's "track record' for building or pairing the Creek problems, streets, Mitchell Park Library, and on and on, I do not think I"ll see this boardwalk repair 'in my lifetime'. Especially if the agency that threw a total halt to the Creek/golf course project at the last minute gets involved in this. That Boardwalk has been falling apart for a LONG time.


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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Mar 17, 2014 at 1:26 pm

I am truly saddened by both of these closures. We have been watching these facilities deteriorate in the past few years and it sounds more like neglect rather than anything else. The interpretive center could be a wonderful place for coffee/brunch at weekends now that the sea scouts hut has been updated. I don't care if we get some sponsorship to make it happen, but please can we make it happen. The neglect out there is a not a reflection on how much it is used and enjoyed by many local people. It could be a great asset to Palo Alto.


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Posted by Midtown
a resident of Midtown
on Mar 17, 2014 at 2:26 pm

Nah, not going to happen, no money in it for a developer. Write your city council.


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