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Central Park Master PlanMeetings and workshops within the Master Plan process:

Review 3 alternative design options for updated Master Plan.

Date: Tuesday March 24, 2015
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: City Hall Council Chambers, 330 W 20th Ave.,
San Mateo, CA 94403

Date: Wednesday April 8, 2015
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: City Hall Council Chambers, 330 W 20th Ave., 
San Mateo, CA 94403

Topic: Preview proposed designs for the updated Master Plan
January 8, 2015 - 3 Proposed Design Alternatives
January 8, 2015 PowerPoint Presentation

Choose the time that's best for you!

 Thursday, January 8, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM
Date: Saturday January 10, 2015
Time: 10:30 AM
Location: Central Recreation Center
                50 E. 5th Ave., San Mateo, CA 94401

San Mateo City Council and
Park and Recreation Commission

Topic: Central Park Master Plan Public Outreach Findings
Date: Monday June 16, 2014
Time: 5:30pm
Location: City Hall Council Chambers
              330 W 20th Ave.
              San Mateo, CA 94403
June 16, 2014 Administrative Report
June 16, 2014 PowerPoint Presentation
June 16, 2014 Joint Study Session Minutes
June 16, 2014 Objectives and Planning Concepts

Topic: Children's Play Area Design
Date: Saturday, May 3, 2014
Time: 10:00-2:00pm
Location: Central Park Playground

FOCUS GROUP MEETING #2 - Laurel & 9th Avenue
Date: Thursday, April 10, 2014
Facebook: Focus Group Meetings, April 9th & 10th
Meeting Feedback: Laurel Focus Group Comments

FOCUS GROUP MEETING #1 - 5th Avenue/Park Edge
Date: Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Facebook: Focus Group Meetings, April 9th & 10th
Meeting Feedback: Strengthening the Connection to Downtown Ideas and 2004 Charrette Drawing Comments

Date: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Facebook: Workshop #1 Brainstorming Exercise
Meeting Feedback: Goals & Objectives Ideas and Park Feature Idea

Master Plan Project Information
Central Park Entry off El Camino RealThe Parks and Recreation Department is updating the Master Plan for Central Park. The current adopted park master plan dates from 1982 and is no longer adequate to address the park’s current and future needs.

Project Status:
The Parks and Recreation Department is in the second public outreach phase of the Master Plan process.  This includes public workshops, online discussions at San Mateo Town Hall, and Commission and City Council meetings to review the 3 proposed alternative designs for the updated Master Plan.

Project Benefits:
The Master Plan will guide future improvements and redevelopment within Central Park that will seek to balance:

  • Its historic character;
  • Its use as a community gathering place;
  • Its strategic location adjacent to Downtown San Mateo; and
  • Its unique blend of both tranquil and active recreational spaces.

Central Park Music Series CrowdThe Master Plan update will explore the possible reuse or reconfiguration of existing on-site amenities within Central Park. However, several of the Park’s signature amenities, including the Japanese Tea Garden, the Great Lawn, the historic Kohl Pumphouse area and the Rose Garden; are intended to remain.

The public parking garage located beneath the tennis courts serves the overall downtown parking needs and the City expects, at a minimum, to replace the existing number of parking stalls in a configuration that best fits with the overall Master Plan objectives.

Project Manager:
Sheila Canzian, Director
Parks and Recreation
650-522-7400, ext. 3

San Mateo City Hall – 330 West 20th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403

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