Town of Atherton
HPP Park

The Friends of Holbrook-Palmer Park

The Friends of Holbrook-Palmer Park (formerly known as the Atherton Dames) recently changed their name because the membership felt it important to adopt a name that better reflects the mission and role of the organization - which is to raise funds for much needed capital improvement projects in the park and raise awareness of the importance of preserving the park.

The Friends of Holbrook-Palmer Park are hosting a New Resident Welcome Party this Thursday, February 12th. For more information click here.

Caltrain: Tree Survey

Over the next several months, Caltrain will be conducting a detailed tree survey along the Caltrain corridor from San Francisco to San Jose. The work will be conducted by HortScience and they will be identifying the trees with physical markers. Trees outside of the right-of-way will be noted but not marked.

The tree survey will not identify which trees will be removed as part of the Electrification project. The purpose of the survey is merely to create a report of the trees currently on the corridor. Identification of trees that need to be replanted, pruned or removed will likely occur in 2016.


A Friendly Reminder

The Town has received several complaints about dogs off leash in Holbrook-Palmer Park.

Please be reminded that Chapter 6.04 of the Town's Municipal Code prohibits animal owners from allowing their animals off leash on a public street, sidewalk, park, school ground, or any public property. Please be reminded this includes Holbrook-Palmer Park.

Being a responsible dog owner is more than just feeding Fido a grain-free diet or buying the latest, trendy toys. Keeping your dogs on a leash at all times when visiting Holbrook-Palmer Park or any other public property in Town ensure the safety of all pets and park users.

The Police Department continues to monitor the Park for dogs off leash. 

Atherton Calendar

Don't forget to check the Town's online calendar to stay up to date on community events and news, and Town meetings.

The calendar can be accessed from the Atherton website homepage.


Atherton joins NextDoor!

The Town of Atherton is proud to announce that it will be using Nextdoor, a free and private social network for neighborhoods to foster neighbor-to-neighbor and citywide communication.

Atherton residents can use Nextdoor to create private websites for their neighborhoods where they can get to know their neighbors, ask questions, and exchange local advice and recommendations. Topics of discussion on Nextdoor are as varied as local events, school activities, plumber and babysitter recommendations, disaster preparedness, recent crime activity or even lost pets.

Neighborhoods establish and self-manage their own Nextdoor website. Information shared on Nextdoor is only visible to members who live in the neighborhood and who have verified their address. Town staff will be able to post useful and important information to Nextdoor sites within the town, but will not be able to access the residents’ websites, contact information, or content. 
Those interested in joining their neighborhood’s Nextdoor website can visit and enter their address. If Nextdoor is available in their area, they can immediately sign up. If a Nextdoor website has not yet been established for their area, active and engaged neighbors are invited to apply to bring Nextdoor to their neighborhood.  If you have any questions about your Nextdoor website please contact

Thank You!

Thank you for being a part of Atherton Online.

Stay warm & stay dry!

Theresa DellaSanta, Assistant to the City Manager/City Clerk

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