Monday: Save Flood Park meeting

City gets ready to bargain for park

As Menlo Park prepares to start negotiating to take over Flood Park, residents call a June 13 meeting to figure out how to help.

Faced with needing to cut 10 percent from its operating budget, the county Board of Supervisors recommended permanently shutting down the 21-acre park, located at 215 Bay Road, which costs an minimum $205,000 annually. Right now the park's closed until Sept. 30 anyway while the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission installs a water pipeline.

The county then asked Menlo Park to consider taking over park operations. A staff report for the City Council meeting on June 14 indicates Menlo Park intends to ask the county to help cover maintenance and capital improvement costs.

A survey of the park identified "a long list of outstanding deferred maintenance needs" at the park, according to the staff report, which would add to the price tag.

San Mateo did set aside enough money to keep the park open until April in its 2011-12 budget, buying the city time to figure out whether it should take over.

The "Save Flood Park" meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. at Cafe Zoe at 1929 Menalto Ave. this Monday (June 13).

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Posted by Jill Olson
a resident of Menlo Park: Suburban Park/Lorelei Manor/Flood Park Triangle
on Jun 11, 2011 at 10:18 am

Community Meeting at Cafe Zoe this Monday about Flood Park.
Join us at Cafe Zoe on Monday, June 13 at 6:30pm to meet with City and County officials about the future of the park. Goal of the meeting will be to show the city and county that we are excited to work cooperatively with them on a plan to reopen the park when the water pipeline project is completed in September. We will also discuss how the Save Flood Park community can help support the park going forwards, through donations, volunteer projects, community events, and improvements. Children are most welcome

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