Roll On Over to Bike Palo Alto! It’s FREE AND FUN!

WHAT: Kickoff for PAUSD’s Walk & Roll Events
WHERE: Fairmeadow Elementary Blacktop
WHEN: Sunday, 10/1 from 1-3pm
HOW: Register online or at the school, select a route map and ride!

Discover bike bridges, off-road trails and underpasses, bike boulevards, protected bike lanes, and alternative bicycle routes that connect you to Palo Alto parks, libraries and other local destinations.

Planned bike routes take you into local parks, open space and other destinations, including: the Baylands, El Palo Alto (our city’s namesake redwood tree), meet Perry, the model for the donkey in Shrek on Barron Park trail and stop for ice cream or other snacks along the way.

Enjoy the Fairmeadow event fair. At the Stanford Research Park booth, receive rechargeable bike tail lights and make your own trail mix to enjoy along the way (while supplies last). Other booths offer: Mini bike tune-ups to ensure an easier ride, a traffic garden for practicing bike handling off road, a booth where you can talk with city planners about improving bike routes. Families can visit the Safe Routes to School information booth.

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Join Us for an Evening of Food Trucks, Fun & Festivities at the College Terrace Block Party!

It’s time to celebrate together at the Annual College Terrace Block Party!
Date: Sunday, 9/17
Time: 4pm – 7pm
Location: 2300 Wellesley Street (College Terrace Library)
Activities: Games & face-painting for kids of all ages | Music to get your dancing on | Information about our beautiful, little College Terrace Library!

This is a fantastic opportunity to meet your neighbors, make new friends, and enjoy our community. Please RSVP and share with your College Terrace neighbors!

Some complementary food and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. There will also be a FOOD TRUCK selling DELICIOUS food, so bring your whole family and enjoy an evening out in the Terrace!

Whether you’re a student, a family who recently moved to the Terrace, or a long-time resident, this block party has something for everyone.

See you there!

College Terrace Library Presents: What’s Up Wednesday – Songs and Stories With Andy Z!

Wednesday, August 16, 2023
3:30 pm – 4:15 pm
College Terrace Library (2300 Wellesley Street, Palo Alto, CA 94306)

Join us at College Terrace Library Branch for a performance with Andy Z, an award-winning children’s performer and recording artist! Andy Z will combine music, movement, storytelling and puppets to create an experience that keeps kids engaged and families entertained.

His performances have earned him high-profile appearances in Pandora’s Video Series, Pottery Barn Kids Stylehouse, and Austin City Limits Music Festival.

Join Us for the Neighborhood Town Hall Meeting!

Neighborhood Town Hall Meeting Details:
DATE: Sunday, 6/11 @ 3pm – 5:15pm
TIME: 3pm – 5:15pm
LOCATION: Palo Alto High School, Peery Family Center (Large Gym)
Palo Alto Neighborhoods: College Terrace, Evergreen, Mayfield, Ventura & Palo Alto Central.

Connect with Your Neighbors | Learn About City Updates | Provide Input on Neighborhood Issues


  • Introductions by City Council Members and Neighborhood Leaders 
  • Neighborhood Topics (Q & A session after each item)
    • California Avenue/El Camino Real Updates
    • Housing units planned for the area and construction-related traffic and community impacts
    • NVCAP & Portage (Fry’s site) Update
    • Vehicle dwellers on El Camino Real and Park Blvd
  • City Updates (Q & A session after each item)
    • Housing Element Update
    • Crime Update, Chief Andrew Binder
  • General Q&A (Facilitated by Neighborhood Leaders)
  • Closing Remarks by Council Members and Neighborhood Leaders

Around the Terrace: May 10, 2023

Here are some recent announcements and news stories of interest to College Terrace and the surrounding area.

  • New Murals Coming to California Avenue
    The Palo Alto Public Art Program is planning a mural event on California Avenue this summer. Artists Olivia Losee-Unger, Nicole Ponsler, and Paz de la Calzada have been selected to paint vibrant temporary murals in the California Avenue District. The murals will be painted at two wall sites: Palo Alto Central on 149 California Avenue, and Izzy’s Brooklyn Bagels on 477 California Avenue. The third mural will be a streetscape ground mural at the intersection of California Avenue and Ash Street. Mural painting will take place from June 1-9.
  • Third Thursday Live Music on California Avenue
    Enjoy six bands performing on California Avenue on Thursday, May 18, from 6pm-9pm with the launch of Third Thursday–a new monthly live music event that will bring the community together through the joy of live music.
  • Fireworks at Stanford on Friday Evening
    Stanford Baseball will host its annual Fireworks Night at this Friday’s game against Arizona, which starts at 5:35pm. The fireworks will start after the game, which is expected to end around 8:30pm-9pm, and will last approximately 15 minutes.