Bicycle Pump Track will be opening October 21.
At this site, you can learn more and discover ways to take action. This front page offers brief summaries of new and urgent items. You can use the menu above to explore in greater depth.
After 6 years of various planning, presentations, and reports, San Mateo County Parks Department’s Reimagine Flood Park project was approved in November 2020. In July of 2023, the first phase of construction is planned to start.
This website focuses on the County’s Reimagine project plans with the goal of helping County, through community engagement to refine plan features and to ensure the project reflects the interests of the community. We, citizens of San Mateo county, can use this website and other resources to understand the Plan and provide input and feedback to County Parks and County management as to priorities and modifications to the Reimagine Project. This website resource will help insure that the community’s objectives for the park are known to County and that harm to the park’s natural environment and heritage woodland is avoided.
Many county residents have other major concerns regarding the projects priorities of moving the youth sports fields out 2 or 3 years (or more) in the future, of spending millions of dollars on picnic areas that might have more simply been renovated, and the removal of mature trees when they could have been saved by simply moving a tennis court of basketball court a few feet one direction. Yet there is wide support for the project to move forward with restoring the baseball field, adding a soccer-lacrosse field, and building accessible playgrounds.
Flood Park is the oldest San Mateo county park east of Skyline Blvd. Its woodland area contains scores of old oaks, bay, and redwood trees, some dating back to the 1800s.
The park is home to family traditions, where family gatherings to celebrate family, birthdays, graduations, marriages, births, and other treasured events are traditions that have gone on for generations.
Concerned citizens are joining together to advocate for this historic park and to preserve the nature and environment the park woodland provides for all that visit, that walk the woodland, that use the beautiful shaded picnic areas.
Flood Park’s sports fields have been unmaintained and now unusable for well over a decade and are projected to be that for a few more years. We are working to restore these sport fields back to the beautiful sports fields they once were and introduce a multipurpose soccer/lacrosse field.
Just as important is to preserve the woodland and shaded picnic areas, home of countless organizations and family traditions. Some have used these locations year after year, for generations.
We support the basis for the Reimagine Flood Park project, yet we want to correct the misassumptions made in the project plans. We are striving to protect the heritage woodland where a great number of the beautiful trees in the heart of the this area are planned to be destroyed
Playgrounds and sport fields on the edge of the woodland and picnic and BBQs throughout the beautiful shaded woodland.
This website advocates for maintaining Flood Park, restoring the sports fields, and preserving the woodland environment. On this website, you can explore the Reimagine Flood Park project, increase your understanding of the project, enter the discussion by asking questions, giving feedback on the park, and helping County Parks and our community achieve the restoration of a unique and beautiful park, full of nature, traditions, and fun for all.
The Sports and Play sessions of the Feb 2nd Public meeting are presented here with video, audio, and transcription of session. Comments can be viewed and written.
The Ending sessions of the Feb 2nd Public meeting are presented here with video, audio, and transcription of session. Comments can be viewed and written.
The Picnic and History sessions of the Feb 2nd Public meeting are presented here with video, audio, and transcription of session. Comments can be viewed and written.