The Foundation is proud to support the design and construction of a new San Bruno Recreation and Aquatic Center in San Bruno City Park. The Foundation has committed $50 million in grant funding to the City of San Bruno for this project.

In February 2017, following the completion of the Community Facilities Vision Plan, the San Bruno City Council voted to move forward with the construction of a new recreation center and all-season swimming pool facility in San Bruno City Park and requested that the Foundation provide a grant of $50 million to fund the planning, design, and construction of the facility. In March 2017, the Foundation Board approved a resolution supporting the concept of a $50 million strategic grant to the City for the design and construction of the new facility and directing the Executive Director to proceed with negotiating such a grant arrangement with the City.

The Foundation is funding the Recreation and Aquatic Center with a series of grants covering different components of the project. Since 2017, the Foundation has approved six grants totaling approximately $8.4 million related to the project and expects to approve grants covering the remaining $41.6 million of its commitment to the project in 2021.

The City of San Bruno made significant headway in the planning process in 2020, with the Planning Commission in May certifying the Final Environmental Impact Report, adopting the California Environmental Quality Act Findings of Fact and Statement of Overriding Considerations and a Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program, and approving necessary use and architectural review permits. Group 4 Architecture, Research + Planning, Inc. is completing the development of construction documents based on the center’s program elements and budget, and the City anticipates hiring the general contractor for the project in the first half of 2021. Groundbreaking on the new facility is expected to take place in 2021, with construction to be completed in 2023. 

For more information on the Recreation and Aquatics Center, please visit the City's project webpage

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