Square dancing at First Baptist Church of Menlo Park


The First Baptist Church of Menlo Park is located at 1100 Middle Avenue, at the corner of Arbor Avenue.  Middle Avenue intersects El Camino Real two traffic lights north of the Stanford Shopping Center.  There is a Safeway at the corner of El Camino Real and Middle Avenue. 

Normally they do not permit events that last past 9 PM so noise will not bother the neighbors.  Please be respectful of the neighbors and do not walk through or park in the church  parking lot.  Please park on the street, and enter and exit the building via Middle Avenue, NOT on Arbor or through the parking lot.  If there is no room to park on Middle Avenue, you can park on the street on Arbor, or across Arbor in the parking lot for the Rosener House senior center.  But please do not park in, or walk through the church parking lot and disturb the neighbors. 

The entrance to the Fellowship Hall is through a breezeway connecting the two main buildings on the campus.  From Middle Avenue, walk halfway down the breezeway, then enter the door on the left, which is up two steps from street level.

Here's a link to places to eat in the area.

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From Stanford Shopping Center:  Go north on El Camino Real for two traffic lights to Middle Avenue.  Turn left on Middle, then go past the stop sign at University Avenue.  Continue on Middle Avenue for about 1/4 mile to reach Arbor Road.  The church is at the far corner of Middle and Arbor.  Park on the street in front of the church.   

From 101 northbound:  Exit Embarcadero, and go west toward Stanford University.  In about 2 miles, turn right to go north on El Camino Real.  Pass Stanford Shopping Center and go two more lights to Middle Avenue.  Turn left on Middle, then go past the stop sign at University Avenue.  Continue on Middle Avenue for about 1/4 mile to reach Arbor Road.  The church is at the far corner of Middle and Arbor.  Park on the street in front of the church.   

From 101 southbound:  Exit Woodside Road, and go west toward El Camino Real.  Follow the signs to El Camino Real / 82 southbound and take El Camino south for about 3 miles, passing through downtown Menlo Park.  You will pass traffic lights at Santa Cruz Avenue, and at Roble Avenue.  Turn right at the light at Middle Avenue, where there is a Safeway shopping center.    Turn right on Middle, then go past the stop sign at University Avenue.  Continue on Middle Avenue for about 1/4 mile to reach Arbor Road.  The church is at the far corner of Middle and Arbor.  Park on the street in front of the church.   

From 280 northbound:  Exit Alpine Road, turn right at the bottom of the off-ramp.  Continue straight through the first two traffic lights, then bear right at the third traffic light to remain on Santa Cruz Avenue.  Go about 1 mile.  You may see St. Raymond's Church on the left as you pass San Mateo Drive and Windsor Drive.  Then you will turn right on Arbor Drive.  Go about 1/4 mile, then turn right when the street ends, onto Middle.  Park on the street in front of the church.

From 280 southbound:  Exit Sand Hill Road, follow the signs to Menlo Park/ Stanford University.  In about 1 mile, turn left on Santa Cruz Avenue, then bear right at the next light to continue on Santa Cruz Avenue.    Go about 1 mile.  You may see St. Raymond's Church on the left as you pass San Mateo Drive and Windsor Drive.  Then you will turn right on Arbor Drive.  Go about 1/4 mile, then turn right when the street ends, onto Middle.  Park on the street in front of the church.

We have included maps and photos to help you find the location easily.