This update gives more detailed information on the progress of the Burnham Park plan to date. Many thanks to GCSD board member, Nancy Marsh!
Thanks to the more than 90 community members who emailed comments on the Burnham Park Preliminary plan in the summer.
The Granada Community Services District Board considered the feedback and in November agreed several updates to the preliminary plan, including:
- more parking
- flexible design (TBD) of skate feature (in addition to the ramp)
- reduce congestion of the active areas
- realign main trails
- increased area of active play lawn
- define areas for potential large and small off-leash dog areas
The final name for the park will also be subject to further community discussion.
The community comments which were submitted by email are available for review here: https://granada.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Burnham-Park-Preliminary-Plan-Public-Outreach-Report-September-16-2020.pdf
Video and slides from the updated plan presentation from landscape architects Kikuchi + Kankel are available for review at www.granada.ca.gov/parks.
There is still a LOT of process to go through before the plan is final.
Environmental impact, hydrology and traffic studies will be done.
Preparation is underway to submit the plan for review by the County and other agencies with jurisdiction, probably in early spring, 2021.
The agency reviews will provide further opportunity for public input and GCSD will continue to engage the community as further details (plant palette, play equipment, name, etc.) are developed.
It’s likely that the review and permitting processes will take more than a year, and that when building begins, it will be in phases.
The picture on the big sign at the foot of Portola will be updated very soon.
We are continuing to accept community comments by email to firstname.lastname@example.org as the plan evolves.
Thanks again for great community engagement.
GCSD is committed to making this a truly community-driven project.
Granada Community Services District (GCSD) Meeting ~ Every 3rd Thursday
Thu December 17 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Links to previous GCSD meetings’ videos.
The Granada Community Services District (GCSD), formerly the Granada Sanitary District, gained park and recreational jurisdiction on October 1, 2014, for the unincorporated areas of El Granada, Miramar and Princeton (i.e. the “GCSD Community”) by a positive vote of 60% of the voters in the District. This reorganization allows the district to provide parks and recreation services in addition to the sewer, solid waste and recycling services it currently provides to over 2,500 residences and businesses in the District as well as the northern portion of the City of Half Moon Bay. Solid waste and recycling services are provided by Recology of the Coast under a franchise agreement with GCSD.
The parks and recreation function is funded by utilizing a portion of GCSD’s share of San Mateo County property tax revenues, not from sewer charges. GCSD’s goal is to provide parks and recreation services that benefit the GCSD community, with a commitment to robust neighborhood outreach on new projects.
Granada Parks Advisory Committee (PAC) Agenda
GCSD owns the undeveloped “Burnham Strip” property along Obispo Street between Coronado Street and Avenue Alhambra in El Granada, which may be developed as an El Granada gateway park.
Additional potential park areas are a small GCSD-owned parcel on Capistrano Road in Princeton and the road medians in El Granada. GCSD and SMC completed a Permit Agreement in February 2018 which allows the District to make improvements to the El Granada Medians. GCSD may implement landscaping, seating, and active and passive recreational improvements on these properties, following an open and transparent community outreach process and all required permit and environmental review processes.