Tuesday, October 29, 2019

On November 5, 2019, the San Mateo County Parks Department will present the Flood County Park Landscape Plan’s Final Revised Environmental Impact Report (EIR) to the Board of Supervisors for consideration. The meeting will be held at the Board of Supervisors's Chambers at 400 County Center in Redwood City and begins at 9 a.m.

Approval of the Landscape Plan and certification of the Final Revised EIR  is required before the Department can issue a Request for Proposals seeking a design firm to develop detailed project designs. The design phase will include an extensive public engagement process to determine specific park features.

Learn more about the project to Reimagine Flood Park »

Engaging the Community in the Redesign of an Historic Park

For close to 80 years Flood County Park has been considered a neighborhood park to the residents of Menlo Park, south-east Redwood City, East Menlo Park and East Palo Alto.  It is nestled along the borders of those communities and is rich with history, including once a part of the Flood family estate and a project of the Work Progress Administration in the 1930s. In recent years, Flood Park has been the preferred location for family reunions, milestone celebrations and school and corporate events.

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

It is now time to reimagine Flood Park, to hear and learn from the community about what their dreams are for their park and how new park use and concepts may be incorporated into an overall design.