Reimagine Creek Park Project

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creek park Plan Rendering with text from 11 09 21


 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 has opened up a previously hidden 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 Reimagine Creek Park Community Advisory Committee (CAC) and 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 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.

Creekside commons opening photo

The ReImagine Timeline


The complexity of the flood mitigation work and

Reimagining Creek Park requires a flexible schedule. Covid-19 presented delays. State infrastructure funding issues and County downstream flood rise issues have also postponed the replacement of the Winship Park bridge in Ross among other things, which will precede the creek modifications in San Anselmo. Current projections call for the restoration and reimagining construction to occur in 2023.

Community Engagement


Community engagement has been a hallmark of

Reimagine Creek Park. We appreciate all of the community input at all of our public workshops and meetings.

News and Updates

Special Town Council meeting on Zoom to discuss the County's closure of Creek Park Plaza:

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 - 7:00 pm
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86791424945
Or Telephone: +1 669 900 6833 | Webinar ID: 867 9142 4945

Link to Agenda Packet Page:
https://sananselmo-ca.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx

Reimagine Creek Park Community Advisory Committee Meeting on Zoom for an update on the project:

Monday, September 26, 2022 – 6:00 PM
Zoom Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87043273878
Via Telephone: +1 669 900 6833
Meeting ID: 870 4327 3878

Background:

On Thursday, September 15, 2022, the Marin County Flood Control and Water Conservation District (District), owners of building and the bridge (BB #2) at 632-636 San Anselmo Avenue, locally known as the Creek Park Plaza, terminated the lease between the Town and the County for public use of the building bridge effective Friday, September 16, 2022. The District has deemed the building bridge unsafe for public use due to reports they have received showing structural deficiencies within the foundation.

  The Reimagine Creek Park Community Advisory Committee (RCP CAC) Meetings and Information: