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Ribbon Cutting for Carter Park Stairs July 19

July 13, 2016       

Rebuilding of Carter Park Stairs Complete
Mayor to Commemorate with Ribbon Cutting

HALF MOON BAY, CA – The City is pleased to announce that the rebuilding of a key public access point to John L. Carter Memorial Park is complete, and Mayor Kowalczyk will officially re-open that access with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting.

Opening of New Stairs to Carter Park
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 5:15 pm
Stone Pine Center Parking Lot (Stone Pine Road at Main Street)

This project replaced the old wooden structure, which was deteriorating and closed for the safety of the public. The new concrete stairs are anchored by the existing piers, with new safety-compliant metal guard rails, and accessibility-compliant handrails on both sides. With only minimal maintenance these new stairs are expected to have a usable life of more than 25-years.

We’re thrilled to be able to re-open this key public access point to Carter Park,” said Mayor Rick Kowalczyk. “This project is a great ‘quick win’ example of the City reinvesting in the infrastructure – we've come a long way as a City, financially, and it's especially gratifying to be able to bring this project to the families of Half Moon Bay."

The short ribbon-cutting ceremony on July 19 will commemorate the completion of the new stairs – a project which will not only increase community access but also help to revitalize this great community asset and improve the aesthetics of the area.

Located 28 miles south of San Francisco, the City of Half Moon Bay is a community of about 11,500 people, situated on the peninsula between forested hills and some of the most beautiful coastlines that California has to offer. Its historic downtown is home to numerous shops, art galleries, restaurants, bed and breakfasts, and other businesses, and its celebrated beaches and parks are wonders of nature, accessible to pedestrians, bicyclists, and equestrians. With its many activities and events, beautiful natural scenery, old-town charm, and abundance of retail and commercial services, Half Moon Bay is a regional destination. The City’s website is