Foster City Preliminary Master Plan for Recreation & Parks (September 5th 1968)

Foster City Preliminary Master Plan for Recreation & Parks (September 5th 1968)

“From the moment one passes over the lagoon upon entering Foster City over a beautifully lighted arched bridge, a marine atmosphere is apparent; even at times and places water is not visible, its presence is felt, at least psychologically. Opportunities for aquatic views from such places as the Lobster Trap Restaurant provide the opportunity to combine dining with views of the lagoon.” “Leisure with dignity is the supremely desirable object of all sane and good men.” Cicero This was when…

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The Opening of the Foster City Upgraded Levee – History Now, Even More in Coming Years!

The Opening of the Foster City Upgraded Levee – History Now, Even More in Coming Years!

I had the great pleasure of attending the ceremony, at Foster City’s Shorebird Park, officially opening the upgraded levee back on February 21, 2024. This event marked the culmination of a major project initiated back in 2014 when the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) notified the city that the current levee system did not meet the minimum requirements for flood protection. From this the city launched a Levee Protection Planning Study in 2014 eventually resulting with the city a project…

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The 1990 Parks & Recreation Master Plan

The 1990 Parks & Recreation Master Plan

Foster City is a master planned community. Therefore, master plans are made and carried out to fulfill the long term goals of the community. Part of that are the Master Plans associated with the Parks and Recreation Department in Foster City.

Today, in 2024 Foster City is entering into a new Parks and Recreation Master Plan Process. Read more about that process here: https://www.fostercity.org/parksrec/page/request-proposalqualifications-foster-city-parks-master-plan-consultant

We hope the people of Foster City & Foster City government will learn from past master plans for Foster City. See what was desired, planned for, and accomplished but also what was not accomplished. The dream of master planning is both a guided process that maintains flexibility to change over time.

Bayporte Unveiled During Preview 

Bayporte Unveiled During Preview 

Bayporte Association will turn 50 on January 25th 2024. This article was originally published at “The Argus”, Fremont, California · Sunday, March 31, 1974 FOSTER CITY — Robert H. Grant Corporation will unveil Bayporte, their new $8.2 million waterfront luxury home development during a three-week preview beginning today.  According to Gary O. Brocks, president of Robert H. Grant Corporation, Northern California. Bayporte homes will be among the largest and most luxurious three and four bedroom homes to be built in…

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1973 – PROPOSED CONSTITUTION  FOSTER CITY ASSOCIATION OF BLACK RESIDENTS 

1973 – PROPOSED CONSTITUTION  FOSTER CITY ASSOCIATION OF BLACK RESIDENTS 

The Foster City Association of Black Residents is one of the longest lasting groups in Foster City. The by-laws / constitution original document was found in our archives and we share them with you today. “Believing that men and women of similar ideals of education, character and political bonds should bind themselves together in order to achieve these ideals, we have incorporated ourselves under the name of the Foster City Association Of Black Residents.”

Foster City Bridges

Foster City Bridges

Bridge inventory information collected by each State transportation department, Federal agency and Tribal government is reported to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), as requested, in accordance with the National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS) reporting requirements (23 CFR 650.315). The resulting information is maintained in the National Bridge Inventory (NBI) database, which enables state-level and national-level analyses and reporting, supports Federal funding programs, and facilitates the identification of freight and defense-critical corridors and connectors. By having a complete and thorough inventory,…

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Independence Day Through The Years

Independence Day Through The Years

Once upon a time in the picturesque city of Foster City, the year was 1976, and the air was filled with excitement as the Fourth of July celebration was just around the corner. The community was buzzing with anticipation for a day filled with festivities, patriotism, and joy. Families gathered together, preparing for a day of fun and frolic. In the heart of the city, the Leo J. Ryan waterfront park was transformed into a colorful haven, decorated with red,…

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Foster City Recreation Center Construction (photos) (1974-1976)

Foster City Recreation Center Construction (photos) (1974-1976)

The original 1970’s Foster City recreation center was an indoor/outdoor space connected by outdoor patios. It had large wind enclosed areas for childcare and pottery uses. The architectural style inside was to be ‘Polynesian’ and to this day you will see that style mirrored in homes across Foster City, but the city has more or less given up on that style and theme for Foster City civic buildings. It was eventually re-done in the 1990’s and now, again, in the 2020’s.