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News - August 22, 2018

Flood Park plans move forward

San Mateo County is working on a landscaping plan for Flood Park, a 24.5-acre park along Bay Road in Menlo Park, and most recently, the county's Parks and Recreation Commission accepted the environmental analysis of the plan and recommended that the Board of Supervisors approve it. In the meantime, the county reports, it will begin to work with a design firm to help redevelop the park and hone in on the location and dimensions of the proposed park features.

Before the commission's decision, Menlo Park submitted some last-minute feedback to the county July 26 in the form of a letter from City Manager Alex McIntyre. McIntyre asked the county to work with residents who live adjacent to the park to address potential impacts, such as noise and traffic, that they might experience as a result of the changes, which include the addition of a new sports field.

The city asked that the county not restrict people from using sports fields there during peak traffic hours, arguing that people will use them anyway, and that it would severely limit when local sports teams would have access. The city also asked that the county have a clearer plan about how its water use would work with the Menlo Park Municipal Water System, and suggested the city and county work together to get sidewalks on Bay Road.

By Kate Bradshaw

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