Over 90 park supporters from Menlo Park, Redwood City and East Menlo Park painted, pruned trees and detailed the play structure at Flood Park to show their support for the park as part of National Public Lands Day on Saturday (9/24).
Boy Scouts from Encinal and Laurel Elementary Schools, Pack 565, Den 4 (pictured left), washed and waxed the play structure which has been out of use for over a year due to the park closure. Menlo Park City Council members Kirsten Keith and Kelly Ferguson (pictured below with children) joined volunteers ages two to 790 plus in preparing Flood Park for its (temporary) reopening later this fall.
Four members of Summit High School’s Baseball team racked leaves and carted away debris in Flood Park, the home of their practice and game fields prior to the closure of the park last fall for PUC pipeline repairs. This event was cosponsored by Friends of Flood Park and the San Mateo County Parks and Recreation Department, which provided staff and equipment for the families and individuals who came out to work.
The park has been fenced in and shut this year to accommodate heavy equipment, trucks and pipes required by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (PUC) pipeline replacement project near Bay Road. (For more information on the pipeline project, contact the PUC at (415) 554-3289, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the agency’s websitefor project updates).