Photos: Who's Going to Take Responsibility for Flood Park?

With an annual operating cost of more-than $200,000, San Mateo County is ready to close the place for good. Some people in Menlo Park want the city to take charge of it. See what the fuss is about in these photos.

Flood Park is a county-maintained, 21-acre piece of property that is officially closed through September, 2011. On March 17, San Mateo County said it would consider closing it down for good to save more than $200,000 a year in operating costs. Since then, Menlo Park residents have encouraged the city to take charge of the space and allocate it for use by Menlo Park residents.  See what your tax dollars are paying for in this slide show.

Matt Siegel April 22, 2011 at 08:36 PM
Google search "Flood Park". 3 of the first 4 images shown are pictures of the park (the 4th is a cartoon map of the park). I live right next to Flood Park. The pictures you took were heavily biased, so there is some sort of emotional investment there. I can take some additional photos if you would like. Will you post them on this website if I do?
Vanessa Castañeda April 22, 2011 at 09:11 PM
Of course. As long as they're family friendly, that sounds great. You can either send them to vanessa@patch.com, so I can publish them. Or you could add them directly to the article, so that they appear immediately. To add your photo to this article, click on the green text that says "add" underneath the photo that's up there right now. I look forward to seeing them. (:
Matt Siegel April 23, 2011 at 12:54 AM
Thanks! The new photos of Flood Park have been added.
Jill Olson May 19, 2011 at 10:25 PM
Thanks to everyone for their support of the park!
Jill Olson June 09, 2011 at 03:28 PM
Good News. County to vote soon regarding new temporary reopening plan for Flood Park! City of Menlo Park is still in talks with County re: possible Flood Park transfer to the city and permanent reopening. Keep writing the county & city to show your support for these efforts!!!!! Article in the Examiner: http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/bay-area/2011/06/san-mateo-county-budget-both-gives-and-takes-away#ixzz1Okv5AOcg


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