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Bedwell Bayfront Park

Event #6 of 6 in the BAOC 2018 Summer Series

Date: (Sun.) Aug. 26, 2018
Location: Menlo Park, CA
Event Director: - 650.281.5280
Course Setter: Theo Verhoeven
Type: C; Details TBD; this event will be the last in the BAOC 2018 Summer Series

Please note that fees and time limits apply. Events are typically not canceled due to bad weather.

This will be the final event of the BAOC 2018 Summer Series.

Bedwell Bayfront Park started out as a landfill, but today it is so much more! Clusters of trees and shrubs, carefully placed boulders, and a maze of trails cover it now. The Bay breezes keep this place cool when the summer heat scorches the hills. Come join us in exploring it!

More information will be available closer to the event.

Venue Facilities

There is no park entrance fee. Registration will be located near the north end of the first paved parking lot, behind the restrooms. Park there, in the lot farther to the north, or alongside the access road well off the pavement. Try to use the unpaved areas efficiently; don't use more space than necessary.

Please keep in mind that we are sharing the park with the general public.

There are decent restrooms, an outdoor sink, and one drinking fountain.


  9:00 AM – Registration opens; you can register anytime until noon
  9:30 AM – Beginner's clinic instruction (free)
10:00 AM – Starts open; you can start on courses anytime until 12:30
 2:00 PM – Courses close, checkpoint pick-up begins

Beginner's clinics are short, repeating sessions that provide an introduction to orienteering and enough instruction to be able to complete a Beginner course. The sessions will begin at 9:30 continue until about 10:30 (depending on demand).

Please note that everyone must return to the Finish by 2:00 PM, and check in at E-punch, even if you don't complete your course, so we can have everyone accounted for and start checkpoint pick-up on time so those volunteers can get home.

Registration and Costs

The fees for this event will be posted here later.

2018 Summer Series

This is the final event of the BAOC 2018 Summer Series. The Series consists of six events, each of which has a "ranking course" for the overall Summer Series results. At this event, the TBD course will be that ranking course.

Request for Volunteers

As usual, we'll need people for several tasks. No experience is necessary.

Driving Directions

The approximate coordinates are 37.4909,-122.1773.

From the Peninsula, North, and South, take Highway 101 to exit 406 for Marsh Rd/CA-84E. Head east on Marsh Rd (toward Dumbarton Bridge or the Bay). Stay to the left so you can drive straight ahead into the park at the traffic signal where Marsh turns right onto Bayfront Expressway.

From the East Bay, cross the Dumbarton Bridge. Go to the fifth traffic light after the bridge and turn right into the park.

There's a map here that shows the location of the event. To use that map, drag it to center the Peninsula in the panel, then use the "+" button to zoom in. Repeat dragging and zooming to get the desired area shown. You can click on the Satellite button to see an aerial view.