Park Trails Improvement Program

Boardwalk TrailSoon, hikers and recreational enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy new and improved hiking trails throughout our beautiful city. Voters approved the 2012 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond which allocated $4 million to the Park Trail Improvement Program. Prior to 2012 voters approved the 2008 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond which included the Park Trail Improvement Program, which was allocated $5 million for the restoration of recreational trails, protection of our natural resources, development of trail networks, and improvement of overall trail safety. Miles and miles of safe and renovated paths to explore are now being created and improved!

Completed Improvements

Since the summer of 2008, we’ve been busy prioritizing the areas of greatest need in parks and open spaces, and we’re thrilled to have many of our restoration programs now underway. Trail improvements have been completed at Billy Goat Hill, Grand View Park, Corona Heights, and Glen Canyon Park. Residents of the following parks can look forward to improved trails running through their area soon:

Parks Currently Slated for Improvements

Parks with Completed Trail Reconstruction Projects

Successful Example of an Urban Trail Project

San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (SFRPD) celebrated the grand opening of the Interior Greenbelt Park, a historic 12 acres open space during the summer of 2011, after being cut off from public access for more than 50 years. In addition, SFRPD introduced to the public a newly restored historic trail that links the park to Mount Sutro, which opens up a total of 72 acres of open space for public access.

The City and County of San Francisco purchased the open space for the public in the 1950s, however, with the request from residents nearby, the open space was gated since the 1960s. The Interior Greenbelt Park features the long-hidden Woodland Creek and a half-mile of trail constructed during the 1880s which leads to Mount Sutro. Find out more information on our Urban Trails Program page.

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  1. Capital Project Update

    CONSTRUCTION ONGOING

    Trail improvements southern trail (across from Ellsworth Street) have been completed with new box steps and seeding Read on...
  2. Capital Project Update

    SECTION OF TRAIL CLOSED DURING SEPTEMBER

    Restoration and construction work will occur in segments throughout Bernal Heights Park from September 2019 through early 2020. Read on...
  3. Capital Project Update

    BERNAL HEIGHTS CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

    Construction crews have removed loose debris from the park road from Bernal Heights Boulevard to the Folsom Street entrance Read on...
  4. Capital Project Update

    NEXT TRAIL WALK SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 7

    We will have our second trails walk in the concept design process on Saturday, March 7th Read on...
  5. Capital Project Update

    TRAIL WALK #1 – VISITACION AVENUE CORRIDOR

    Thanks to everyone who came out on Saturday 11/16/19 for our 1st Trail Walk in the concept design process! Read on...
  6. Capital Project Update

    MCLAREN PARK TRAILS AND PATHS PROJECT – SITE WALK

    We are all set to have a site walk to discuss the trails and paths portion of the McLaren Park Project. Read on...
  7. Capital Project Update

    HABITAT CONSERVATION FUND GRANT SOUGHT FOR MCLAREN PARK TRAIL IMPROVEMENTS AT VISITACION AVE

    The McLaren Park Trails Improvement Project team has applied for another grant in an effort to leverage already committed 2012 Bond funding. Read on...