Port of Redwood City Opens New Fishing Pier

Port of Redwood City
Port of Redwood City
An aerial view of the Port of Redwood City. Photo via U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The Port of Redwood City on Thursday, March 3 celebrated the grand opening of its newly finished public fishing pier, another step in reinvigorating the area as a waterfront destination, said Port Executive Director Kristine Zortman.

Replacing the wooden pier that was constructed in the 1960s, the new pier in the main channel of Redwood Creek features “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,” according to the port.

The pier, which is consistently dredged to accommodate larger cargo vessels, has drawn larger species of fish, including leopard shark and white sturgeon, as well as a habitat for jacksmelt, striped bass and bat rays, according to the Northern California port.

The new pier comes as the port’s free Rock the Dock live music series begins this month on the waterfront. The concert will start at 3 p.m. and feature food and drinks from local businesses.

For more, visit https://www.redwoodcityport.com/

By Karen Robes Meeks