Time to fish! Port of Redwood City officially opens newly constructed fishing pier
The $2 million project is ready for the community to enjoy
REDWOOD CITY, CALIF.— The Port of Redwood City (Port) hosted a community ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly completed public fishing pier Thursday, March 3.
The new pier replaces an old wooden pier built in the 1960s and includes sleek wire cables for optimal waterfront viewing, interpretational signage highlighting local fish species, ADA improvements and peek-a-boo decking to see the water beneath your feet.
Since the pier is located in the main channel of Redwood Creek, dredging is frequently carried out to keep waters in the Port deep enough for large cargo ships, which also attracts some larger fish species such as the leopard shark and white sturgeon. The fishing spot is also known for housing jacksmelt, striped bass and bat rays.
Port Executive Director, Kristine Zortman said the fishing pier is another step at reenergizing the waterfront by turning this once-obscure Port into a destination.
Along with the newly constructed fishing pier, the Port is set to host Rock the Dock, a live music series at the waterfront starting in March. Each concert will kick off at 3 p.m. and will offer food and drinks from local vendors. All concerts are free to the public, and updates will be made on the Port’s social media pages, and on the website.