In May, the Updated Landscape Plan reflecting feedback received throughout the project’s robust public engagement process was announced and posted here. Priorities identified through recent community meetings and surveys included preservation of heritage trees and trees at the heart of the oak woodland, the need for flexible space for field sports, and the desire for outdoor spaces to gather and play with family and friends. In response to this feedback, most of the recreational facilities and the second multi-use sport field have been relocated to preserve native trees and create better flow by grouping complimentary amenities. You can review the community survey results here.
On Saturday, June 11, the public was invited to join the design team in the park to review the Updated Landscape Plan, tour the park to see where key features would be located, ask questions, and provide comments. Approximately 50 people attended. In general, there was positive feedback regarding the increased preservation of trees in the oak woodland. Some neighbors expressed concern about the potential for increased traffic on the street directly behind the park, and noise from picnic areas and facilities near the east edge of the park. Questions about the project construction phasing and schedule, facility funding and maintenance were raised. Answers to most of these questions can be found in the Realize Flood Park FAQ. View the materials presented at June 11 meeting that provide more details about how community input influenced the Update Landscape Plan.
Comments received on June 11 are being reviewed by the design team and a refined landscape plan will be presented to the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors at the July 26 meeting. The agenda is posted at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Instructions on how to participate in meetings in person, online, and by phone are posted at the end of each agenda.