Reimagine Creek Park Community Advisory Committee
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.
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 the upcomimg meetings (below).
|News and Updates
Community Survey - NOW OPEN
Another opportunity for public input is here! Please review the materials below from the last meeting and take our most recent survey below or follow this link.
Please review the materials below before taking the survey.
Community Input Open House
On Wednesday, October 27th, the Reimage Creek Park Community Advisory Committee (RCPCAC) hosted another Community Input Open House event. This meeting was held in-person and simultaneously on the ZOOM Webinar platform. At this event, the committee displayed the design concepts that were generated based on input received to date, including input from the September 11th Open House event.
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 2022. 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 Reimagine Creek Park Community Advisory Committee (RCPCAC) Meetings:|
November 9, 2020 RCPCAC Meeting Recording - ZOOM - Passcode: a9*$SWeC