Second meeting to get community feedback on Flood Park set for June 23

by Contributed Content on June 21, 2015

San Mateo County Parks will host a second community meeting to learn what park users want to see in a redesigned Flood County Park located in Menlo Park.

The meeting will be held on June 23, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Fair Oaks Community Center, 2600 Middlefield Road, Redwood City.

San Mateo County Park staff and design firm Gates + Associates will present information on the redesign project goals and timeline and then guide participants through several idea gathering and sharing exercises. Spanish translation and child care services will be available on site.

An electronic survey tool has been developed for those who are not able to attend meetings but want to voice their ideas about park priorities and use. The survey can be accessed on San Mateo County Park’s website.

The information collected through the community meetings and survey will be compiled and reflected in preliminary design concepts that will be presented to the community in August.

Flood County Park is a 21-acre park nestled along the borders of Menlo Park and Redwood City and has been a popular park with neighbors and nearby residents of the North Fair Oaks area in unincorporated San Mateo County and East Palo Alto.

The park is rich with history, including being a part of the Flood family estate and a project of the Work Progress Administration in the 1930s.

In the 1980s, the Park underwent a modernization process with a focus on facilities designed to accommodate visitors with physical limitations. At that time, the Park design, which included play structures, was an example of what could be done to meet the needs of people with disabilities.

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