In 2022, the Flood Park project will transition from reimagining to realizing a new park for the community. Building upon the vision developed for Flood Park in 2015, we will ask the community to join us again to help design the 2020 Landscape Plan features. Beginning in early February and continuing to the fall, we will host a variety of events, including meetings, community events and online activities to gather your ideas.
With intensifying drought and wildfires across Northern California, officials and first responders are promoting a “Know Your Zone" campaign, which encourages residents to enter their address into the Zonehaven platform to identify the zone in which they live. The zone code will be used when alerting the public and coordinating 'hyperlocal' evacuations during fire and other extreme weather events.
Park staff patrol parking lots, but taking your own precautions against theft is always advised. Familiarize yourself with precautions you can take to protect your valuables and vehicle.
San Mateo County Parks Department’s Natural Resource Manager, Hannah Ormshaw, was recently named the department’s assistant director. Ormshaw’s extensive background in natural resource management will be instrumental as the department implements its Wildfire Fuel Management Program and develops and implements plans that protect sensitive species while also providing recreational access across more than 16,000 acres throughout San Mateo County.
The project to convert Tunitas Creek Beach into San Mateo County's newest park moves ahead as community members weigh in on aesthetic details and learning opportunities for the preferred design.
At their November 9 meeting held via video conference, the Board of Supervisors certified the Off-Leash Dog Recreation Pilot Program IS/MND and approved the pilot that will introduce off-leash dog access at Quarry Park and Pillar Point Bluff, on a trial basis. At the November 16 Board of Supervisors meeting, the ordinance allowing the pilot will be read into the County ordinance code.
A Draft Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND) for the Off-leash Dog Recreation Pilot Program at Pillar Point Bluff and Quarry Park was posted for public review and comment from July 15 to August 13, 2021.
Weigh in on the aesthetics of future amenities determined in the Tunitas Creek Preferred Design, as well as what learning opportunities to emphasize through signage and interpretive programming.
We’re excited to begin the next phase in the Reimagine Flood Park project that will call on community members to help develop the details needed to make the 2020 Revised Conceptual Landscape Plan a reality.
The San Mateo Resource Conservation District (RCD) has received a $1 million grant from the State Coastal Conservancy to fund a 100-acre fire mitigation project in Quarry County Park located in El Granada. On September 8 we will begin the first phase of work, which will take approximately a week to complete.
The Tunitas Creek Beach Improvement Project Draft Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration is now posted for review and comment.
Plans to renovate for Junipero Serra Park's Iris Point youth day camp are in development. The site is closed until further notice.