What should Kennedy, Fairmont Terrace parks look like in the future?

HAYWARD — The Hayward Area Recreation and Parks District is considering what some of its parks should be in the future. Next up: popular Kennedy Park in Hayward and not as well-known Fairmont Terrace in unincorporated San Leandro/Ashland depending on your definition.

A community meeting to discuss Fairmont Terrace Park’s master plan will take place at 7 p.m. April 10 at the Epiphany Lutheran Church, 16248 Carolyn St., San Leandro.

On April 11, HARD directors will hold a work session on Kennedy Park’s master plan. Residents are encouraged to attend. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the HARD administration building, 1099 E St., Hayward.

Representatives of the master plan architects, RRM Design Group, will be at both meetings.

If preliminary drawings become available, I will post. It will be interesting to see recommendations for Kennedy, which already is often at capacity on weekends.

The master plan for the Duck Pond in San Lorenzo, adopted last year, calls for a pond about a third of the size of the current one and in a different location in the park. The changes won’t occur overnight; they will likely take years, especially considering the tight fiscal times. But it is a document to guide district decisions.

So if you have opinions, now is the time to voice them.

For more information, call 510-881-6715 or email parkdept@haywardrec.org.
Those who cannot attend can mail written comments to the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District, 1099 E St., Hayward, CA 94541.