The Santa Clara Valley Water District is hosting a workshop at the Mountain View library on Sept. 9 to develop plans for rebuilding McKelvey Park as a flood basin.
So far, conceptual plans include all-new baseball fields and related amenities, as well as a playground. Nearly the entire park will be rebuilt 15 feet lower so that in the event of a major flood, waters overflowing the banks of Permanente Creek can fill the park and be pumped out later.
McKelvey is one of four flood basins along Permanente Creek in a flood protection project recently approved by the Water District. Another design workshop for the other basin in Mountain View, the Cuesta Annex, is scheduled for Sept. 16.
After another round of design workshops in the fall, the City Council will review the designs for final approval.
The McKelvey workshop will be held Thursday, Sept. 9 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Mountain View Library community room at 585 Franklin St.