Recreation Center Development
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Recreation Center Master Plan Project



Proposals are now being accepted for Conceptual Design Services

For more information about this project contact Jennifer Liu, Parks and Recreation Director at (650) 286-3390 or Follow this Link to Access the FAQ Page.

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Project Description

The City Council first authorized a Recreation Center Master Plan Study as a component of the Fiscal Year 2016-2017 budget and received extensive public outreach during that fiscal year as a first step in developing a Recreation Center Master Plan. 

In FY 2017-18, the City Council took further steps to identify the issues and estimated costs associated with constructing a new recreation center as a component of a greater review of the Center and its surroundings to address the current and future recreation needs of the community.  An RFP was issued in December 2017 for developing Conceptual Plans. The Conceptual Planning process is expected to continue through 2018. 

In FY 2018-19, the project is expected to be added to the 5-Year Capital Improvement Program which will identify initial and on-going funding for the project.

What Has Occurred To Date and Future Project Time Line

Below is a preliminary timeline which may change and will be updated accordingly. Meetings and related documents are linked below.

  • December 18, 2017 - City Council approved and appropriated funding for a new Recreation Center Master Plan Capital Improvement Project and authorized Staff to issue a Request for Proposals for Conceptual Design Services
  • October 23, 2017 – City Council Study Session on Recreation Center Master Plan, Report from Council Subcommittee
  • April 3, 2017 - City Council Study Session on Recreation Center Master Plan Next Steps
  •  March 27, 2017 - City Council Special Meeting (Budget Study Session) including report from Finance Director regarding potential funding sources for future major projects, including recreation facilities
  • February 21, 2017 - City Council meeting to Present Community Outreach Findings / Receive City Council Policy Direction
  • December 1, 2016 - Planning Commission Public Meeting on the Recreation Center Master Plan
  • July 18, 2016 - City Council Study Session on Recreation Center Development
    • Report
      • Recreation Center Scoping Study Process Development
      • Public Spaces Model
      • Alignment with City Council Priorities
      • Defining and Approving Process
      • RFP Overview
    • Meeting Minutes
  • June 20, 2016 - Fiscal Year 16-17 Budget adopted with placeholder budget ($200,000) for Recreation Center Master Plan Study
  • March 28, 2016 - City Council Budget Study Session
    • Report
      • Feasibility Study for Recreation Center Improvements
      • Scope of Work
  • January 25, 2016 - Discussed as an infrastructure priority by the City Council at a Special Meeting


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Foster City, CA 94404
(650) 286-3200