County of San Mateo will hold community meeting on Flood Park changes on February 2
Editor’s note: The information below was provided by the County of San Mateo.
In 2022, the Flood Park project will transition from reimagining to realizing a new park for the community. The County of San Mateo invites you to join them as it begins to design park features included in the 2020 Landscape Plan.
The first community meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 2, 2022, from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. To protect the health of participants and minimize the spread of COVID-19, the meeting will be held virtually via Zoom. Find the information you will need to sign on to the meeting below.
At the meeting San Mateo County Park staff and members of the CMG Landscape Architecture team will briefly review community priorities identified in 2015 and the approved 2020 Landscape Plan. A review of the design phase timeline will be followed by breakout sessions during which you will be invited to discuss features of the 2020 Landscape plan and provide feedback.
Meeting registration is not required.
For live Spanish interpretation of the entire meeting, dial toll free number for conference line: +1 877 568 4106 with access code: 877 394 869
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83466395772?pwd=Zm9md2dtdmx0NEduUVNjZkNpdUdUUT09
Meeting ID: 834 6639 5772
To access by telephone, dial +1 669 900 6833 US (local)
Meeting ID: 834 6639 5772
Mike Murphy February 01, 2022 at 11:27 am
The county’s Flood Park plan has some crucial flaws. The 2020 Landscape Plan calls for cutting the heart out of the park’s woodland in order to make room for an additional soccer field.
There are better places to put such a field that would leave the central groves of the woodland intact. You can see several such alternatives at the community-built web page FloodPark.org/Balance
Please do come to the Wednesday Feb. 2nd 5:30 PM zoom meeting, and speak up for putting the sports fields in better places and saving the heart of the woodland!
Nancy Baugh February 01, 2022 at 1:06 pm
I, too, am very concerned that the woodland area in the front of Flood Park is slated for removal in order to place a soccer field in that area. I would like to see the soccer field be placed in a different location. Preferably the sports activities could be kept toward the back half of the park and allow the front half bordering Bay Rd. to remain woodland and picnic areas. Please see FloodPark.org/Balance for alternatives sites, especially Alternative A.
Alice Newton February 01, 2022 at 1:17 pm
Thank you, Mike Murphy. Adding that since realizing that the Plan 2020 for Flood Park included removing 22 historic trees, mainly large oaks, to build a second ballfield in the woodland along Bay Road, we started a petition that today has 2948 signatures. It requests that new amenities be built under and around native trees instead of removing them. See FloodPark.org/Balance for much better sites for that ballfield saving trees, close to parking etc. Please sign petition, write County officials, and speak at the public input zoom. See Actions on FloodPark.org/Balance. Two sessions of break-out groups at the zoom are Urban Forestry, Sports & Play, Picnic & Historic Resources. (You can attend two and speak.) Trees are essential in all three. Thank you and continue to look at FloodPark.org for updates.