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.