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.
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.
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.
|The Reimagine Creek Park Community Advisory Committee (RCPCAC) Meetings:|
November 9, 2020 RCPCAC Meeting Recording - ZOOM - Passcode: a9*$SWeC