San Anselmo Town officials will hold a third public meeting this week to get community feedback about plans to turn Memorial Park into a flood detention basin.
The meeting is set for Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m., in the San Anselmo Town Council Chambers.
Officials hope to turn the park into a dual-use facility — a park that doubles as a water detention basin in the event of a flood.
San Rafael-based Abey Arnold Associates landscape architects created the conceptual graphics (attached at the right) outlining how Memorial Park will still consist of athletic fields and the park’s amenities. Most of the park would be lowered 10 to 15 feet.
The project — which is still in early conceptual stages — could take around five years to fully implement, according to town staff.
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Community members packed the council chambers for a Dec. 3 meeting on the same topic, which happened to take place a day after San Anselmo Creek came inches away from flooding downtown. Another meeting was held on Nov. 3.
Flood fees and grant funding will likely fund the project, according to San Anselmo Town Manager Debbie Stutsman. Town and county officials and will be working together on grant applications, which will require a large amount of community involvement, she wrote in her Patch blog earlier this month. Anyone interested in getting more involved in the project can contact Gerhard Epke at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 258-4653.
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