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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 up to $51.5 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 eight grants totaling up to $51.5 million related to the project. The final construction grant of $40.5 million was approved in 2021, and then in April 2023, the City requested and the SBCF Board approved up to an additional $1.5 million for construction contingency.

In June 2021, the San Bruno City Council approved the center’s design, the execution of the construction contract with Lathrop Construction, the project
budget of just under $60 million, and a funding plan for the $10 million that exceeds the Foundation’s contribution. With all environmental approvals
and building permits in hand, the City began the construction process at the end of the summer.

The new center will be built on the site of the Veterans Memorial Recreation Center in City Park. The new 48,000 square-foot facility will feature a full-size gymnasium, fitness center, indoor running track, both indoor and outdoor swimming pools
with adjacent party rooms, a catering kitchen, meeting rooms, and a large community hall.

San Bruno celebrated the start of construction on the new Recreation and Aquatic Center in San Bruno City Park with an August 27, 2021, groundbreaking ceremony. 

For more information on the Recreation and Aquatic Center - including construction updates, a virtual tour of the proposed facility, and a link to the live EarthCam of the project site - please visit the City's project webpage

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