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.