Carter Park Improvements

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Project Updates:

  • Planning Commission provided CEQA review, adopted the Mitigated Negative Declaration, and approved the CDP earlier this year
  • Total project costs are estimated at $5.8M
  • California’s State Budget for Fiscal Year 2021-2022, approved on June 28, includes $4.75 million for major renovations and improvements to Half Moon Bay’s John L. Carter Memorial Park
  • The State funding, which makes this project a reality, is thanks to Assemblymember Marc Berman who persevered for the last few years to ensure the State budget included an allocation for Carter Park.
  • This funding now allows the project to start construction by early 2022, with completion expected in late 2022.  Without State funding, it is unclear when the City would have been able to fund and construct the project. 
  • Now, that community vision for Carter Park is very near to coming to fruition. We can all look forward to a groundbreaking event this winter, and a grand opening of the renovated and improved John L. Carter Memorial Park in the next year!

Project Description: The Parks Master Plan identified John L. Carter Memorial Park as an opportunity to create a more actively utilized space by adding improvements to facilitate greater opportunities for performances and day camps. The purpose of this project is to develop a long‐term plan for the site and identify projects that may be completed in the near-term to improve the site.

Project Status: Outreach Phase - thank you to all who filled out the Carter Park survey through June 24, 2019!

Funding Source: General Fund (With support from the State and private fundraising)


  • Karen Decker, Senior Management Analyst, E-mail
  • Maz Bozorginia, City Engineer, Email

More Information:

*Project Renderings courtesy of ELS Architecture and Urban Design

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