Tonight: Community to hear three design alternatives for Flood Park


Three design options for Flood Park will be presented tonight (Sept. 1) at a community meeting on the future of the park. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at at the Fair Oaks Community Center, 2600 Middlefield Road in Redwood City.

This is the third community meeting on the Reimagine Flood Park project. The San Mateo County Parks Department and the consulting firm Gates + Associates will present the design alternatives for the 21-acre park, located between Bay Road and the Bayshore Freeway.

"The designs reflect what was expressed as priorities for park features and uses at the previous community meetings and through the online survey," said Carla Schoof, community programs specialist for county parks. "We want to learn which design resonates with the community or how different elements from the three designs may be incorporated into one final plan."

The target date for a final plan is February 2016, she said. The county will post updates and next steps on its website.

Spanish translation and child care services will be available at the meeting, she said.

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Posted by Joe
a resident of Menlo Park: Suburban Park/Lorelei Manor/Flood Park Triangle
on Sep 1, 2015 at 11:35 am

Interesting -- while this is a county park and all the community meetings have been held in North Fair Oaks, it's the folks around the park who will be impacted by decisions that are made. Hopefully, any decision that is made will include input from the park's neighbors not just those people who use it.

If I hadn't read this article today I wouldn't have know about this. I don't remember seeing any outreach to those neighborhoods around the park.

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Posted by Carla Schoof, San Mateo County Parks
a resident of Menlo Park: Suburban Park/Lorelei Manor/Flood Park Triangle
on Sep 1, 2015 at 2:00 pm

The Parks Department has worked to engage park neighbors and users in this process with a focus on learning the interests and needs of the community related to outdoor space. Our first community meeting was held on May 20 and hosted by the Menlo Park Parks and Recreation Department at the community center on Alma Road.

To invite and to keep park neighbors informed of the project, we mailed notices to home owners who live within 500 yards of the park. In addition, we have posted information at, in park kiosks, and via Facebook, twitter, Next Door, and news releases. We have partnered with the Friends of Flood Park and with the office of San Mateo County Board of Supervisor Warren Slocum, the elected representative for District 4, which includes Redwood City, North Fair Oaks, Menlo Park, and East Palo Alto. We are open to learning about other communication avenues that would help us reach more of the community.

At the meeting on September 1, participants will have a chance to look at three conceptual designs that reflect what we learned through community meetings and surveys, and again share their ideas for a refreshed Flood County Park.

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Posted by TBD
a resident of Menlo Park: Suburban Park/Lorelei Manor/Flood Park Triangle
on Sep 2, 2015 at 4:54 pm

@Carla Schoof. Where can one find the proposals online? Is there a reason it seems to be missing from the link provided?

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