Community meeting

Community meeting seeks to make Flood Park project a reality

A virtual community meeting is being held on Wednesday, February 2 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Zoom to help Flood park project moving from the Reimagine Stage, aka Reimagine Flood Park, to the Realize Stage, Realize Flood Park.

During the meeting, San Mateo County Park staff and members of CMG’s Landscape Architecture team will summarize community priorities, along with the organizers’ approved 2020 Landscape Plan. The meeting will also include a review of the design phase schedule, which will be followed by breakout sessions where attendees can discuss and provide feedback on the 2020 Landscape Plan.

Flood Park in Menlo Park has been a community gathering place for nearly a century, according to the San Mateo County Parks Department. An assessment of the park indicated that various features and infrastructure required attention. The Park Service launched Reimagine Flood Park, a multi-year process that welcomed community input on the park’s redesign goals and priorities.

A concept plan underwent environmental review from 2017 to 2019, by the Parks Department, and in 2020 the County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the landscape plan. The Realize Flood Park stage of the process aims to make the “collaborative design plan a reality,” according to the San Mateo County Parks Department.

To join the virtual community meeting via Zoom, click here; the meeting ID is 834 6639 5772 and the password is 317455. To access the meeting by phone, dial +1 669 900 6833 US (local). Find your local number on https://us06web.zoom.us/u/kc8qaaOeIW. For live Spanish interpretation of the meeting, dial the toll-free conference line: +1 877 568 4106 with passcode: 877 394 869. Registration for the meeting is not required. See a video about the project here.

Flood Park at Menlo Park. (Photo courtesy of San Mateo County Parks Department)