Should Foster City Add an Ice Rink?

Foster City residents are being asked to weigh in on options for two parks in town.

Foster City residents are invited to help the city study options for the use of two city-owned parcels along the bayfront levee pedway.

Werder Park, adjacent to Werder Pier, consists of 2.6 acres and includes a picnic area, restroom and parking lot. DestinationPark is a triangular-shaped parcel near Halibut Street.

A public forum will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 620 Foster City Blvd., to discuss the potential uses of these two parcels. This is the first in a series of public meetings on the subject.

The public is being asked to help answer the following questions:

  1. What are the possible uses of these locations?
  2. How can they be best utilized by the city to enhance the quality of life of its residents?
  3. How can these sites support Foster City as the ideal community on the Peninsula to live, work and play?

The city has hired Callander & Associates, a park planning and landscape architectural firm, to assist in engaging the community to identify viable options for the use of these properties. Some ideas that have already been proposed include:

  • Passive open space/landscaping with natural vegetation – Both sites
  • Installation of picnic tables and benches – Both sites
  • Community garden – Both sites
  • Single stall restrooms/operational at Werder Park, new at Destination Park
  • Interpretive signage for birds, wildlife, etc. – Both sites
  • Potential construction material lay down area for City projects - Werder Park
  • Bike or other concession/vendor opportunities - Werder Park
  • Ice rink and concession stands – Werder Park

For more information, contact Kevin Miller, Director of Parks and Recreation, at (650) 286-3388 or emailkmiller@fostercity.org.


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Troy January 30, 2013 at 04:27 PM
I vote yes if we're going to loose the Bridgepoint location (but I'm only one person, who cares about all the children that ice skate.)
Josef March 02, 2013 at 04:29 AM
Wide OPEN space with with pathways. Make it Low maintenance. Ice Rink?? NO can do. That needs more money to maintain.
Troy March 02, 2013 at 10:07 AM
Josef, it's hard to make sense of what you're saying. The ice skating rink at Bridgepoint has done well for years yet we recently lost Cold Stone, Togos, Baja Fresh, the $1.25 Store, Foster City Video, and many other businesses. Why do we need to build more retail space that won't be occupied when an ice skating rink would?
Paul Brucker April 29, 2013 at 04:40 AM
I agree Yes on ice rink . If Bridgepoint is not available.


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