Opening of Foster City Recreation Center (1974)
Opened February 9th, 1974, the original Foster City Recreation Center was created as part of the “City Recreation Plan” created by Ellis Arndt and Truesdell, Inc in 1971. It included a three phase plan that would have included an integrated Recreation Center, a Pre-School, and Arts & Craft Wing, Teen Center with 1970’s ‘conversation pit’ with fireplace, and eventually a 11,000sf Gymnasium complex & a recreation pool indoors. The different “wings” were connected by covered walkways.
Foster City’s quarterly Recreation Dept magazine the “Leisure Update” had a full issue dedicated to the opening and long term plan for the Foster City Recreation Center.
The entire rec center was ‘refreshed’ in the early 1990’s. You can read more about that refresh here.