Flood Park – Menlo Park CA

Description

Flood park "was added in the 1930s. Under the direction of San Mateo Counter Planner Ronald Campbell, WPA (Works Progress Administration) workers transformed a windswept grainfield into a beautiful urban park. Campbell designed Flood Park in the style of early California ranch buildings, using adobe brick to create the caretakers cottage,restrooms, and administrative office building. This park soon became a popular place for locals to picnic and play."
Includes:
"WPA-built adobe building using native soils and redwood timbers from Memorial Park"

from "Teachers' Guide to San Mateo County Parks"

Source notes

Found in the "Teacher's Guide to San Mateo County Parks" 
written by Leslie Comnes
The Acorn Group

for

San Mateo County Parks and Recreation Foundation
http://www.recycleworks.org/pdf/SanMateoTeachersGuide-FINAL.pdf

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Location Info


215 Bay Rd
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Location notes:

Coordinates: 37.475206, -122.174328

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