Introducing James M. Foisia Park

Carson CAT

MAR. 28, 2019

On Dec. 4, 2018, the City Council unanimously voted to approve the renaming of General Winfield Scott Park to James M. Foisia Park.

Foisia was a longtime community activist who passed away in 2005. A city employee of 30 years, Foisia started out as a recreation leader at Scott Park before becoming the Senior Recreation Center Supervisor of the park.

A respected member of the Carson community, Foisia supported athletic programs and was a mentor to numerous youths in the city.

On Dec. 4, 2018, the City Council unanimously voted to approve the renaming of General Winfield Scott Park to James M. Foisia Park.


Foisia was a longtime community activist who passed away in 2005. A city employee of 30 years, Foisia started out as a recreation leader at Scott Park before becoming the Senior Recreation Center Supervisor of the park.


A respected member of the Carson community, Foisia supported athletic programs and was a mentor to numerous youths in the city.


Foisia was born in Hawaii and relocated with his family as a child to California where he attended Catskill Elementary School, Wilmington Jr. High School, and Carson High School. He then attended University of California, Los Angeles on a football scholarship.


The Samoan Community previously rallied to have the park renamed in honor of Harry T. Foisia, but was unsuccessful nearly 30 years ago. The renaming is a success for the Foisia brothers and their many contributions to the City.

©2020 by Carson Accountability and Transparency