Reimagine Creek Park Community Advisory Committee

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REIMAGINE CREEK PARK NEEDS YOUR INPUT

 

San Anselmo’s Creek Park is undergoing a transformation.

 

When Marin County initiated the San Anselmo Flood Risk Reduction Project (SAFRR) in 2010, its purpose was to mitigate barriers that cause San Anselmo Creek to overflow its banks and flood our downtown.  The project’s main focus is the demolition of the structures that block the flow of the creek during heavy rains.

 

Removing buildings on San Anselmo Avenue would also open up a Town jewel, Creek Park. SAFRR became an opportunity to piggyback on the County’s construction and Reimagine what Creek Park can be for San Anselmo.

DESIGNING THE VISION


In 2019, the Town conducted a design competition to Reimagine Creek Park. We attracted renowned landscape architecture practices who produced stunning design concepts. The Town Council selected RHAA’s concept, deeming it a transformative vision for this gem in the heart of our downtown.

THE PANDEMIC AND THE PLAZA


While the pandemic has slowed the process, it has also given us the interim plaza. The public space has been a resounding success and has proven the need and value for just such an amenity in downtown San Anselmo.

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THE REIMAGINE TIMELINE


The complexity of the flood mitigation work and

Reimagining Creek Park requires a flexible schedule. Covid-19 has presented delays. State infrastructure funding issues have also postponed the replacement of the Winship Park bridge in Ross which must precede the creek modifications in San Anselmo. Current projections call for the restoration and reimagining construction to occur in 2022.

YOUR INPUT


But our progress continues and as we resolve the park’s final plans, we want to hear your wishes for the final features of the park.

Community engagement has been a hallmark of

Reimagine Creek Park. Please let us know your thoughts by participating in this survey. To participate: click on the button below, or scan the QR code, or fill out the embedded survey on this page.

News and Updates

Survey Closed

The community survey has closed on August 30th, 2021. Thank you to all San Anselmo residents and visitors who participated!


Reimagine Creek Park Project – Community Input Open House

On Saturday, September 11th, the Reimage Creek Park Community Advisory Committee will host a Community Input Open House event between 5:00 and 7:00pm on San Anselmo Avenue adjacent to the plaza at Creek Park. At this event, the committee will share the results of the recent community survey about use of the park, and staff and the design team from RHAA Landscape Architects + Planners will be on hand to help kick off the community process that will ultimately result in a design for the new Creekside Commons public space.

This community project is being done in conjunction with the Marin County Flood Control & Water Conservation District. The Flood District will be moving into Phase 2 of the downtown flood control project which will entail the removal of the concrete abutments that currently hold up the plaza area which account for significant blockage of the creek’s flow. This work is scheduled to be carried out during the summer of 20222. The Town’s Creekside Commons project seeks to capitalize on the Flood District project by planning for and building a well thought out and desirable public space around the flood project contours that will serve the community for years to come.

The open house on the 11th is a part of a community engagement process that will run through the fall months. Please visit the project page on the Town’s website (https://www.townofsananselmo.org/1297/Reimagine-Creek-Park-Community-Advisory-) and receive up to date information about project milestones and community meetings in this newsletter.

  The Reimagine Creek Park Community Advisory Committee (RCPCAC) Meetings: