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File #: 22-564    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/8/2022 Departments: PARKS
On agenda: 7/26/2022 Final action: 7/26/2022
Title: Adopt a resolution accepting the Revised Flood Park Landscape Plan.
Attachments: 1. 20220712_attA_RevisedFloodParkLandscapePlan.pdf, 2. 20220712_attB_RevisedFloodParkLandscapePlan.pdf, 3. 20220712_r_RevisedFloodParkLandscapePlan.pdf, 4. 20220712_ResoexhibitA_att_RevisedFloodParkLandscapePlan.pdf, 5. 20220712_att_resoExhibit_RevisedFloodParkLandscapePlan.docx.pdf, 6. Item No. 3 - Revised Flood Park Landscape Plan Presentation.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Nicholas J. Calderon, Parks Director
Subject: Revised Flood Park Landscape Plan

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution accepting the Revised Flood Park Landscape Plan.

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BACKGROUND:
Flood County Park ("Flood Park") is a 21-acre County-owned and operated park that is located in the City of Menlo Park. Founded in 1937, Flood Park has served the recreational needs of residents of southern San Mateo County for 85 years.
Historically, Flood Park was a destination for outdoor play and adventures, at one point even providing one of the only public swimming pools in the county and hosting regular baseball games and practices, including minor league baseball games. In the 1980's, Flood Park was renovated to provide the public with enhanced active recreational opportunities and to make the park more accessible for people of all abilities. Although Flood Park was a thriving public resource for much of its existence, in recent decades, park facilities have deteriorated. Today, Flood Park consists of a playground, sand volleyball courts, baseball and softball fields (unusable due to poor condition), picnic/reservation sites, tennis courts (unusable due to poor condition), and open grassy fields with mature trees. The park serves as a major recreation resource for many residents of Menlo Park, North Fair Oaks, and East Palo Alto.

In 2014, the San Mateo County Parks Department ("Department") assessed the condition of Flood Park's amenities and determined that a complete overhaul is warranted. This led to the creation of the Reimagine Flood Park Project ("Project"), a multi-year public engagement process that led to the development of the 2020 Landscape Plan (Attachment A) and Final Revised Environmental Impact Report ("EIR") which were adopted and certified by the Board of Supervisors in November 2020.

In 2021, the Department contracted ...

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