After 6 years of various planning, presentations, and reports, San Mateo County Parks Department’s Reimagine Flood Park project was approved in November 2020.
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 met and that harm to the park’s natural environment and heritage woodland is avoided.
Case in point: The destruction of the heart of the park’s heritage woodland. A large population in County feel that the woodland should be preserved. County’s own research identified the preservation of the park’s trees was of the highest priority — yet the plan, as drafted and approved, is to destroy a large percentage of trees from the very heart of the heritage woodland.
Many county residents have other major concerns regarding the projects plan of severely reducing popular amenities (picnic capacity, volleyball, softball). Yet there is wide support for the project to move forward with restoring the sport fields, adding a soccer-lacrosse field, and building accessible playgrounds. We can do both! Preserve the woodland AND build out the eastern sports fields. County Parks will be having public meetings to gain input for plan modification in the near future (see Press Release).