San Carlos, CA

Parks and Recreation Capital Improvement Projects

North Crestview Park 4North Crestview Park Master Plan Project
City Council is exploring recreation amenities for North Crestview Park through a Master Plan process. Join the community in providing your input!

The City of San Carlos hosted two community workshop meetings to discuss the future of North Crestview Park. The first workshop was held on January 24, 2024 and the second workshop was held on March 13, 2024. Residents and community members were invited to participate in the planning process by sharing ideas of what recreation amenities to include in the plan. Following each of the workshops, an online survey was posted to gain additional feedback and input from the community. 

Project Files: 
January 24, 2024 Community Workshop #1 Presentation
Community Outreach Results from Workshop #1, Farmers' Market Pop-up & Survey

March 13, 2024 Community Workshop #2 Presentation 
Community Outreach Results from Workshop #2 and Survey

Concept A
Concept B
Alternative Pool Concept
Upcoming Meetings: 
Parks, Recreation and Culture Commission Meeting
Wednesday, June 5, 2024
7:00 p.m.
Library Community Rooms, 610 Elm Street, San Carlos

City Council Meeting
Monday, June 24, 2024
7:00 p.m.
Council Chambers, City Hall, 600 Elm Street, San Carlos

Crestview Pickleball Courts at Crestview Park 
The Parks, Recreation and Culture Commission was hearing from the community about the need for pickleball opportunities in San Carlos and asked for staff to present options to consider. At the December 2022 Commission meeting, staff presented options to integrate pickleball into existing facilities. One idea was converting the sport court area at Crestview to pickleball courts and the other was the dual lining of the Highlands tennis courts to include pickleball lines. The Commission unanimously recommended both of these improvements.

Work at Crestview Park began the week of October 9, 2023. The project is anticipated to take about 3 weeks to complete. The operations of the sport court area will not change, and kids will continue to be able to bike and scooter around the area.

flanagan fieldInstallation of New Sports Field Lighting at Flanagan Field & Stadium Field
Design Contract Awarded: August 23, 2021
Design estimated to be completed in Spring 2022

On August 23, City Council approved a contract for design services for the new field lighting at Flanagan Field and Stadium Field. Following the Council action, staff met with the design team from Salas O’Brien to begin planning the design and timeline of the project. It is anticipated that design of the new field lights will take 6-8 months. There will be opportunity for community input at a public meeting during the design process.
On Monday, September 20th, Geotech engineers were onsite at both fields to perform soils investigations. Information gathered from these investigations will provide engineers with information to determine what foundations for the light poles to use during construction. Addendum to EIR for Burton and Highlands Park Lighting Project

For questions regarding the project, contact Amy Newby,

Chilton Park 9Chilton Park Improvement Projects
Construction completed November 2021.

The Chilton Park Improvements Project was completed in November 2021 with improvements to the undeveloped park setting including improved pathways and stair entrance from Bayview Drive, gathering area near the rock outcrop, benches, small tot play area, drinking fountain, newly planted trees and an interpretive sign near the rock outcrop. Project cost was offset by the California State Per Capita Grant Program, originating from Proposition 68, the amount of $178,000.

Chilton Park Master Plan Concept

sports field lightingLED Sports Field Lighting Design - Burton & Highlands Parks

City Council approved a project to convert existing sports field lighting to LED lighting as well as add new night lighting to Flannagan Field (Burton Park) and Stadium Field (Highlands Park). Through two phases, the lighting project was completed in 2022. New lighting technology reduces light glare and spillover, resulting in less impact to adjacent neighbors.

highlands lighting - CopyEIR for Improved and Additional Field Lighting and Operations of Highlands Field
Final EIR Certified by City Council on November 13, 2018
Burton-Highlands Parks EIR
Burton-Highlands Parks Final Response to Comments
Burton-Highlands Parks Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program
Burton-Highlands Project Finding
Notice of Public Comment Period Extension 
Draft EIR
Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C
Appendix D
Appendix E
Appendix F

Parks Master Plan

Field Use and Agronomic Specifications Report (Mahady Report)

Parks Master Plan 
Completed in 2008
The purpose of the master plan is to provide the City with a long-term vision for its park system, by identifying needs and creating a plan of action to implement priority improvements, changes and additions to the existing parks system. The plan also provides a strategy for funding the capital improvements, and for ongoing operation and maintenance. The master plan defines a balanced system of city-wide facilities to serve the City’s entire population. It is intended to be a "living document" that is regularly used by City Staff, Commissions, and Council as a tool for planning and decision making.

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