Friends of Flood Park has organized an opportunity to help at the park this Saturday (12/8/2012), spreading mulch at the Flood Park playground from 9A – 12P, rain or shine. Bring shovels and work gloves! All ages welcome.
THANKS TO ALL OF YOU! The county has reopened flood park with no current plans to shut the park in the future. Thanks to the wonderful folks who wrote the San Mateo Board of Supervisors pleading for the reopening of our beloved park. You’re calls, letters and yard signs helped pursuade our local county board of supervisors to reverse direction and reopen flood park. Friends of Flood Park is greatful for all of your support!
After being shuttered for 13 months to facilitate San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) upgrades to their water supply pipelines, Flood County Park will re-open on November 12, 2011 at 12 noon with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebration event co-hosted by Friends of Flood Park and San Mateo County Parks Department. Community please join us at 12:00 p.m. for a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony led by San Mateo County Supervisor, Rose Jacobs Gibson. Friends of Flood Park’s “Party in the Park” celebration will kick-off at 12:30 pm with gourmet food trucks, live music and a kid’s scavenger hunt .
San Mateo County Board of Supervisors announced last spring that the park would remain closed indefinitely due to county budget troubles after the pipeline repairs near Flood Park were completed this fall. However, the supervisors reversed course last summer after an outpouring of community support for Flood Park. The park is now slated to remain open from November 12, 2011until June 30, 2012. The possibility of closing Flood Park again after June 30, 2012 remains a concern to park neighbors, city residents and the new park supporting organization, Friends of Flood Park. The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors and County staff have considered several options to address the long-term status of the Park. The County Manager and staff have approached the City of Menlo Park to determine if the City is interested in assuming management of the property. The County continues to explore sources of funding that could be used to maintain the operation of the Park on an ongoing basis.
Friends of Flood is committed to Flood Park and plans to kick off a fund raising campaign to benefit the park in December 2011.
Friends of Flood Park needs friends like you!
Friends of Flood grew from the seed of community support that was planted in the spring of 2011 when Flood Park was slated to be closed indefinitely. Flood Park’s neighbors and friends rallied to support the park and persuade local officials of the park’s value to the community. This grass roots movement blossomed into a formal organization focused on ensuring Flood Park’s future and preserving its rich offerings of spaces to play, spaces to explore, spaces to relax and observe all that natural Menlo Park has to offer. Friends of Flood Park was created to generate funding and support for projects and programs that enhance and supplement the recreational, environmental, educational and leisure activities offered in Flood Park’s beautiful 21 acres in Menlo Park, California. We are the only San Mateo County Parks organization solely dedicated to supporting a bright future for Flood Park!