San Anselmo Creek is a precious but underutilized environmental asset. A significant flood mitigation construction project presents our Town with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reimagine Creek Park as a vibrant community commons.
With input from the community the Town established goals for the project, enlisted needed expertise, and held a design competition for professional landscape architect firms. Young Imagineers in Grades K-8 also submitted their design ideas.
Our Design Partner
We're excited to have selected RHAA-Mill Valley as the winner of the Reimagine Creek Park Design Contest. Once funds are raised, we'll begin the design process with RHAA.
The San Anselmo Town Council approved the formation of a Community Advisory Committee (CAC) of local expertise who managed the design contest with Town staff and advised the Town Council throughout the process.
From Creek Park to Creekside Commons
Downtown San Anselmo has experienced a number of historic floods, most
recently in 1982 and 2005. Marin County has had a continuing remediation program
focusing on sections of the Creek from its headwaters west of San Anselmo, to
its exit into the San Francisco Bay. The most current County flood control stormwater
plan sets the stage for reimagining Creek Park.
As part of the San Anselmo Flood Risk Reduction Project (SAFRR),
the County has scheduled building demolition, staged in Creek Park, in 2020. The removal of
several buildings makes possible this extraordinary opportunity for renewal, transforming
Creek Park into a signature community landmark: Creekside Commons.