Vehicle fee to enter Flood Park in Menlo Park eliminated

by Linda Hubbard on August 8, 2020

At its August 4th meeting, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors eliminated the $6.00 vehicle fee to enter Flood Park in Menlo Park

The 21-acre county-owned and -operated park primarily serves residents from Menlo Park, North Fair Oaks, East Palo Alto, and Redwood City. It is popular for its playgrounds, picnic sites, reservation sites, sports fields and courts, and open grassy area.

In 2018-19, Flood Park served approximately 114,200 visitors, and generated $79,918 in revenue from vehicle entrance fees.

“When COVID-19 began and started to increase in February, our focus shift3d to how we are providing services,” said Nicolas Calderon, the county parks director. “We’re in a time when we know people are getting out to parks more and trends show that during economic downturns parks get more attention.

InMenlo file photo (c) 2019

One Comment

Linda Sako August 09, 2020 at 3:09 pm

Will this be a permanent change, even after their upcoming “Re-image” is complete? Several neighborhoods require permit parking on their own streets from April to October, created to deter Flood Park users who wouldn’t pay the entrance fee, a program that should stop with this fee elimination.

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