We are not done yet.

Your Participation and Attendance is Essential!

Friday, May 6, 2016, 7:00 p.m.
Gomes Elementary School Library (555 Lemos Lane)
Save Kimber Park Community-Wide Meeting

Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 7:00 p.m. (Plan to be there early. It will be a packed house.)
City Council Chambers (3300 Capitol Avenue, Bldg. A)
City Council Meeting

We Need You!

The developer/owner of the parcel (10 East Las Palmas Avenue) sued the City of Fremont, challenging the completeness of the process the City took to designate the parcel as private open space. The courts ordered that the City must go through the full General Plan Amendment process.

On April 14, 2016, the City's Planning Commission voted in favor of recommending the parcel as "private open space" to the Fremont City Council. At the upcoming June 7 City Council meeting, the five City Council members will cast the final votes and decide on the parcel's land designation. We are uncertain of the outcome, given the City Council's recent voting track record in favor of developers. 

Please join us at the May 6 Save Kimber Park Community-Wide meeting to discuss our strategy and plan of actions as we prepare to take this fight to the next level (a city-wide referendum) in case the City Council votes in favor of the developer/owner.

To get more up to date details ask to join our Facebook Group: "Save Kimber Park"

Latest News!

  • Planning Meeting April 14, 2016 There will be a Planning Commission meeting (probably April 14th), and a City Council Meeting coming up. Not all of you have been receiving notifications from the city for ...
    Posted Mar 28, 2016, 9:35 PM by Edward Wustenhoff
  • Mercury news article on 11/20 council meeting outcome "The 5-0 vote approved the plan that reduces the proposed footprint of the new facility at 10 E. Las Palmas Ave., east of Mission Boulevard. Council members also voted ...
    Posted Nov 22, 2012, 9:30 AM by Edward Wustenhoff
  • Great editorial about last week's meeting An example of the paralytic effect of these competing instincts was evident at the last meeting of the Fremont Planning Commission on October 25. The thorny issue of deciding whether ...
    Posted Oct 30, 2012, 6:39 PM by Edward Wustenhoff
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Mission statement:  We are a community committed to forever preserving a park-like natural and open area including a recreational facility in the Kimber Park Neighborhood. 

Who we are and why we formed:

Save Kimber Park, a grassroots effort, was created in March 2011 to educate and inform the community regarding issues surrounding the privately owned parcel in the center of the Kimber Park neighborhood.  Our group is an advocate for preservation of the Open Space that is an integral part of the original Planned Development built in the early 1970's. The current owner, Sheena Chang of Fremont Mission Hills LLC,  was working with a developer, Bella Vina Development LLC who submitted, on November 10, 2011, an application for development of 26 homes.  On May 18, 2012 a new application was submitted which included a plan for 18 homes, a new clubhouse, poolhouse and childcare area and eliminated 10 of the 13 tennis courts.  This plan was submitted by a new agent for the owner, Dwane Kennedy of City Shapers, Inc.  On September 7, 2012 the new agent submitted another new plan that did not contain residential housing but now showed 41,920 sq. feet of buildings and 107 parking spaces with 7 courts and 2 additional pools plus 9 hotel rooms, a business center and two conference rooms.  On November 20, 2012 the new developer submitted another proposal for a plan closer to 24k square feet, 9-10 tennis courts, 2 swimming pools, a cafe, multipurpose gym and fitness areas.

Who is affected?: Community Members, Club Members, Tompkins Tennis Students and Parents

Who are our supporters?

We have over 600 individuals on our supporter list, an online petition with over 2,500 signatures, and an endorsement from the Sierra Club chapter for Alameda County, the Tri-City Ecology Center, the Washington Historical Society and Richard King. Our supporters include local politicians, neighbors, business owners, outside community members from Fremont and beyond, Mission Hills Tennis and Swim Club members, and Tompkins Tennis clients. We believe the trees, wildlife and recreational use have helped create a special neighborhood and that no zoning change should be made.  The intimate character of the facility should be preserved.

What can YOU do to help today?

  1. Make a donation to help fund the legal fees and other related expenses of the SKP effort.
  2. Go to the "Want To Help" page to see other ways you can help, including social media sites.