The Latest on Flood Park and Our Thoughts on the Matter

Flood Park Landscape PlanI forget all of my problems when I play soccer.” – Destiny C. age 14

There is a regional deficit of playing fields in San Mateo County and has been for many years. Multi-purpose fields that can accommodate soccer, baseball, lacrosse, football, cricket and on it goes are in high demand.

Fifteen years ago, I engaged students from Hillsdale High School on how they would re-design Bay Meadows in San Mateo. They said definitely more playing fields! Have we made much progress?

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Hikes for History Buffs!

There are twenty-two San Mateo County Parks and two of them are historic sites, Sanchez Adobe and the Woodside Store. Sanchez Adobe is the second oldest building in San Mateo County with three major periods of California history represented on site. The Woodside Store was at one time the only store on the Peninsula between San Francisco and Santa Clara. It became the thriving heart of business and cultural activities for the logging community during the 1850s. But what about the rest of the parks? It turns out they are rich in history too. Here are our top six hikes for history buffs.

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