Pop-up park coming to downtown Redwood City on June 9

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A pop-up park is coming to downtown Redwood City on Saturday, June 9.

Parts of parking lots at the downtown library and City Hall at 1017 Middlefield Road will be transformed into park space from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The pop-up park is set to have various activities, including a trike/scoot/bike track (bring your own wheels), a rock wall, skate ramp and slack line, chalk art, helmet decorating, places to chill, and other family fun for all ages. The Main Street lot will remain partially open for people needing to park, along with additional nearby lots.

There’s another motive for this event: the city is going to set up a park design station where residents can provide feedback about their wants and needs for green space downtown.

“This temporary installation will convert parking lot(s) into ‘people space’ for a few hours, populated with outdoor activities that will elicit the feeling of an urban park,” the city said. “There will be activities along the entire length of the pop-up park to help people imagine what a park in that location might feel like. During the event, the City will solicit feedback from the community about the proposed location for a permanent park and their preferences for types of amenities. In addition to the surveys, large touchscreen monitors will be provided for anyone to draw their ideas. The drawings will be digitally captured and shared with the community.”

For more info about this event visit here.

For additional information about the Downtown Park Site Assessment and Feasibility Study and to take the city’s survey, visit here.