Visitacion Valley neighbors are invited to participate in the next community workshop on Saturday, July 28, 2018, 10am – 12:30pmat the Visitacion Valley Library. The workshop agenda will be organized in two parts. Rec and Park and city staff have begun preliminary planning and design work on projects identified by the … Continue reading
Construction of a permanent restroom will include installing a single user restroom will be installed at the Bike Park along with a Muni bus driver restroom. SFMTA is installing the restrooms, as well as adding a sidewalk in front of the bike park and curb ramps on both sides of … Continue reading
George Christopher Playground renovation includes: site work/playground renovation, paving, restroom upgrades, maintenance road work and irrigation work. We plan to go out to bid in mid July 2018 and are aiming for a construction start date December 2018. Construction duration – approximately 10 months (depending on the elements and unforeseen … Continue reading
An on-site construction update is schedule for Saturday morning, May 19, 2018. The project manager, Anne Baskerville, will discuss schedule and scope with the community. Saturday May 19, 2018 Meeting location: At Playground Time: 10:00 am We look forward to seeing you.
On March 15, 2018 the Rec and Park Commission approved the conceptual design to renovate the Francisco Reservoir. The project design team continues to refine drawings with the desire to break ground in the Fall of 2018.
We are excited to share with you the final Vision Planning Process Report. Click here to view the report and click here for the Appendix. Watch this space for upcoming continued planning meetings for the Trails + Paths, Courts, and Amphitheater portion of the project. We look forward to speaking … Continue reading
The project team has completed the construction documents for the McLaren Community Garden Renovation and the project is out to bid. We are aiming to begin construction this Summer. Stay tuned for updates!
Hello Park Neighbors: Just a quick update on the status of the new restroom project. Our contractor is moving forward and is currently on schedule. Over the last several weeks, they have been completing the site grading operations, installing underground water and drain lines and they recently poured the concrete … Continue reading
Moscone East Playground and Dog Play Area are getting closer to completion. The contractor is working to tie up loose ends throughout the project areas. Once we have a definitive completion date, the Department will start a public outreach process inviting neighbors to a park opening event. In the interim, … Continue reading
Rec & Park is pleased to announce the beginning of construction of safety measures, principally speed humps, along the entire length of John F. Shelley Drive in McLaren Park. The project, funded and constructed by SFMTA, begins February 7, 2018 and will take several weeks to complete. The project includes … Continue reading
We are excited to announce that the Recreation and Park Department Commission has approved allocating an additional $250,000 to the Community Garden’s Project budget. With these funds, we hope to fund a greenhouse, additional site furnishings including benches and tables, and additional raised planter beds. We are planning to be … Continue reading
Hi everyone! We have wasted no time beginning our schematic design phase, and we are eager to show you the latest graphics of the playground design. Since the playground is geared to school-aged children, the design team has refined how the various elements are being used within the playground. The … Continue reading
We have exciting news to share! The concept design for the John McLaren Park Playground has been approved by the Recreation and Park Department Commission. This means that the project can continue to move forward. The design team has been working hard to incorporate feedback, which included a desire to … Continue reading
We are excited to announce the installation of a free standing restroom in Golden Gate Park at the Playground at 45th and Lincoln, otherwise known as the Boat Playground. Check here for updates on progress and for the opening date. Click here for final design. Thanks so much to the … Continue reading
Hi folks! We are headed into the home stretch of construction of the John McLaren Bike Park! The trail and pump track portions of the project have been completed and the wall rides are installed. The contractor is finalizing the irrigation and then, the concrete plaza area will be poured … Continue reading
Repair work for the swings pole and the net structure fire-pole will be done on Saturday, August 26, from 7 am to 3:30 pm. The children’s play area will remain open during construction. For your safety, please do not enter fenced areas. Community Playgrounds will perform the repairs. The construction … Continue reading
We have great news to share! We have initiated the construction contract for the renovation of the east playground and the new dog play area. We just issued the notice to proceed and the contractor is expected to start mobilizing on site this week. It’s been a long road to … Continue reading
Please visit the Art Commission website for more info here: http://www.sfartscommission.org/content/garfield-pool-public-art-project-artist-proposals
Regarding the renovation of Garfield Pool Center, the Capital Division is requesting that the Concept Design being presented to the Commission on August 20, 2017 be approved. The design thoughtfully integrates the Clubhouse and the Pool – adding a gathering space and redesigning the Clubhouse so community groups can use … Continue reading
Hello West Sunset Park Neighbors- We are still pushing hard to keep this project moving forward at an aggressive pace. We have recently completed most of the new irrigation improvements for the athletic fields and will be starting to plant new shrubs and trees. See the attached photos which show … Continue reading
Hi all! We have been working hard on construction of the John McLaren Bike Park! Everything has been moving along smoothly and most of the site has been graded. Our next steps will be to install swales, and drainage & irrigation lines. We anticipating wrapping up construction in the fall, … Continue reading
I am happy to inform all our constituents that we are entering the final phase of the project. With the rain subsiding, great progress have been made in the past few weeks. Concrete installation of the pathways is substantially complete; Irrigation and planting is underway this week; Safety surfacing installation … Continue reading
Hi everyone! We are getting started on construction of the John McLaren Bike Park in April! Construction will last approximately 6 months. We are excited to be creating San Francisco’s first BMX/mountain bike park. The project will include an interior dirt pump track, and a perimeter trail with bicycle platform … Continue reading
Construction progress for 17th and Folsom Park has been impacted by the heavy rains and adverse weather that started mid-December 2016. The prior scheduled opening in Winter 2016/2017 has been rescheduled to late Spring 2017. Anticipating dry weather, the Contractor will be able to complete the remaining concrete work, commence … Continue reading
– Arts Commission’s Arts Enrichment Program: a panelist selected an artist on 3/8/2017. The Arts Commission staff will present the panel’s results to the Arts Commission for review and approval, and then the team will work with the artist to develop an installation concept. A big change here – the … Continue reading
The project is approximately 22% complete. In terms of progress, the months of January and February has been a very wet one, thus slowing down considerable the progress of work in the past few weeks. This has impacted the contractor’s ability to perform some of its planned activities. Fortunately this … Continue reading
We continue to make progress at the playground, and are nearing completion. Due to the heavy rains we have experienced over the last 2 months, our anticipated completion is set for late spring 2017. Remaining work includes, concrete & Flatwork, installation of rubber safety surfacing, landscaping, and installation of playground finishes. … Continue reading
Hi everyone! I am happy to share that yesterday, the Recreation and Park Department Capital Committee approved the concept design for the McLaren Community Garden renovation. The item will go on the Consent Calendar for full Commission on February 23. The construction documents are moving along smoothly and we are … Continue reading
Hello Park Advocates- I would like to give you a brief update on the status of the children’s playground and the dog play area project. We successfully completed the construction documents and sent the project out for our formal bidding process. We anticipate the bids will be submitted on February … Continue reading
The survey has ended; the next meeting will take place in January or February. In the meantime you can email your comments to Toks.Ajike@sfgov.org and plan on attending the upcoming community meeting. Garfield Pool is about to undergo renovations, as part of the 2012 Bond. Rec and Park has partnered … Continue reading
Once the renovation at Balboa Pool is completed in Fall 2017, the $11 million Garfield Pool renovation and $8.2 million Rossi Pool renovation will follow. The three renovations will not overlap in an effort to serve the public with as much aquatic recreation as possible.
Here are the Presentation Boards used to inform the decision making process behind the Game Board. The Game Board was used to illustrate indivdual needs and wants for the Park. Imagine My McLaren – Game Board A. What We Heard B. Site Analysis C. Activation/Safety D. Identity Station E. Programming … Continue reading
Since the last Community Workshop, we have been refining the overall plan proposal for the improvements to Margaret Hayward Playground. Rec and Park staff have met with the San Francisco Arts Commission twice to review the design. We’ve also been working with our neighbors at the Department of Emergency Management … Continue reading
The new trees are here! The nursery delivered them ahead of schedule so in order not to have them travel back, they placed the trees temporarily between cars along the park perimeter. We apologize for the inconvenience until we safely transport them into the park. The next posting … Continue reading
Construction commenced on the Project in September 2015, the project is approximately 65% complete. We continue to make good progress on the Mountain Lake Playground Renovation. Completed work includes the majority of low landscaped walls, irrigation and drainage infrastructure, rough installation of toddler playground equipment, and foundation work related to … Continue reading
Within the next few weeks contractors will be moving onsite and will be staging at the basketball courts, which will remain closed for the duration of construction due to safety concerns as the building gets seismically retrofitted, and the renovated. Thank you for your patience!
Hi everyone, The construction along Mansell Street is moving along. The road work is mostly complete, and the contractor is currently working on the pedestrian and bicycle path on the north side of the road. We are anticipating that the work will finish up early November. The construction is requiring … Continue reading
Construction will begin on Monday, October 3, 2016. It is scheduled for two months, but weather dependent, may be extended to December 2016. The project scope includes installing benches, trash can and surface mounted bike racks on the north side of the Panhandle. New trash cans will be installed on the south side … Continue reading
We are excited to announce that we received a responsive bid for the Balboa Pool Renovation which will allow us to move forward with the implementation of the project as envisioned. The name of the contractor is CLW Builders. They have worked with on numerous Rec Park Projects that include the … Continue reading
With 16,800 panes of glass, the Roof Improvements project is an important component of the ongoing maintenance this unique building requires. Currently, we are replacing deteriorating roof putty with new silicone caps and sealant while preserving the historic integrity of the building. Additionally, we are replacing or securing panes of glass as necessary. … Continue reading
Unfortunately, the Balboa Pool project bids all came in over our budget. This continues to be a challenging bidding environment on all fronts, including material cost increases, competition for labor and a very hot market for builders. We are re bidding the project now and bids will be received in … Continue reading
Architectural Resources Group (ARG) finalized the Structural Assessment for the Mothers Building in February 2016. Input was received from Rec and Park, the Arts Commission, Office of Workforce and Economic Development, the Planning Department and other interested stakeholders. The Structural Assessment was funded by a grant awarded by the Historical … Continue reading
Thanks to everyone who participated in the planning process. Click here to see the concept design, you helped shape.
Thanks for your patience with this project. We have identified a source to close a $40k shortfall in the cost of the project. Our Capital and Natural Areas teams have communicated with the contractor who looks forward to signing a contract once the funding has been formally approved by … Continue reading
Update as February 8, 2016 We are pleased to inform that the Recreation and Park Commission awarded a construction contract for the 17th & Folsom Street Park project at their Meeting of December 17, 2015. The construction contract is currently under certification and start of construction is anticipated in March … Continue reading
As we get ready for our first community meeting in January, we want to hear from you! If you did not already answer this survey in the spring of 2015, please follow this link to tell us what you want at an improved Willie “Woo Woo” Wong Playground. The survey … Continue reading
Click here for posted Notice. The purpose of the Walter Haas Connector Trail project is to improve the degraded and eroding social trail. The completed project will provide a safe pathway promoting increased neighborhood connectivity. How was the design developed? The San Francisco Recreation & Park Department facilitated community meetings to … Continue reading
We heard your concerns and wanted to reassure you that along with removal comes replacement. The project will plant 24 new, mature trees (36” box-example shown below). A major contributing factor to the decline of the trees at this site is overcrowding. The new trees will be spaced at intervals appropriate … Continue reading
Phase 1 of scope of work includes the Powerhouse portion of the Geneva Car Barn complex: repair/restoration of the historic brick and concrete siding; repair/restoration of the historic (wood) windows; introduction of contemporary entry doors at the primary (west) façade; roof replacement of non-historic roof; at roof, restoration of the … Continue reading
Thank you so much for all of your input and for participating in such an exciting process. We value your suggestions and greatly appreciate all of the information you shared with use, throughout this process. We would now like to share with you the document we produced from all your … Continue reading
Thanks to those who voted in favor of the 2012 Park Bond, Garfield Pool was allocated $11 million dollars for improvements. We would like the community’s feedback on what you would like. The meeting will take place in the Clubhouse next to the pool building, which is located at 26th … Continue reading
On May 21st, the Recreation and Park Commission approved the concept plan for the Walter Haas Connector Trail as well as allocated funding for the project. A certified arborist has identified five hazardous trees to be removed as part of the project. The hazardous trees are scheduled to be removed … Continue reading
The overall floor plan and the latest renderings can be seen here: http://sfrecpark.org/wp-content/uploads/GlenParkConceptual-Design.pdf The contract for the renovation was awarded to the contractor at the August Recreation and Park Commission Meeting. Since that time we have been cleaning out the building to prepare for the renovation, and working with the … Continue reading
We wanted to invite you to an upcoming Task Force Meeting regarding upcoming planning for the new addition to the India Basin shoreline – 900 Innes. Learn more and share your ideas. Please see the meeting details below: Thursday August 27 2:30 – 5:30 pm Our Lady of Lourdes Church … Continue reading
We are excited to announce that the playground is going into construction! You will see onsite notices soon, but in the meantime we wanted to invite you to a pre-construction meeting (click here for more details): Tuesday, August 18, 5:30 – 6:30 PM Mountain Lake Park Playground 12th Avenue, north … Continue reading
MEETING POSTPONED for July 30th! We apologize for the inconvenience, we will send out a new mailer and post the new date here, when we have a new date set.
We hope you can join us onsite at the Panhandle to discuss safety improvements to the pathways, lighting and signage issues. Please tell your neighbors and friends, we will be onsite to answer questions about the upcoming improvements. SATURDAY AUGUST 1ST, 2015 ON THE PANHANDLE AT ASHBURY INTERSECTION 10-12:00AM We … Continue reading
The first meeting of the Schlage Lock Parks Design Review Advisory Panel will be held Saturday, July 25, 2015, 12:00-1:00pm, in the Visitacion Valley Library Community Room. This meeting will follow a meeting hosted by the Schlage Lock Development project sponsor regarding the design of the proposed buildings. The building design … Continue reading
Hi Community Leaders and Community Opportunity Fund Applicants, I hope this email all finds you well. Thank you all so much for working so hard on your applications this round. I am always really impressed with your efforts and talent! We have been hard at work, meeting with each of … Continue reading
Make the Change You Want to See This Thursday, July 16th there will be a community meeting to discuss the renovations to the Buchanan Mall Project. Do you want to see a garden at the Buchanan Mall? What would you want to grow? What else do you think should be … Continue reading
We are happy to announce that South Park is getting close to going into construction. Construction will more than likely begin in September, unless there are unforeseen circumstances. Thank you for your patience and support, it has been great working with the community.
Update as of June 24, 2015 The construction documents for the 17th & Folsom Streets Park will be completed mid July 2015. A review of 90% construction documents was held with the Planning Department and the Community Organization PODER. RPD is working in coordination with the PUC for a permit to … Continue reading
Twin Peaks is a world-famous tourist destination and one of the most visited areas in San Francisco. Come join us for our first open house to review redesign options for the Twin Peaks Figure 8 roadway, to improve access. We will share proposals that address the following project objectives: • Reallocate … Continue reading
We are excited to announce that we are getting ready to go into construction! Thanks again to San Francisco Voters who overwhelmingly supported the 2008 and 2012 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond, without your support this project would not be possible. We are going to be completing the project … Continue reading
It’s time for an update on the Playground Renovation at Mountain Lake Park and we are thrilled to share exciting news with you! After an extended fundraising and bidding process that just concluded this month, we are pleased to announce that the Recreation and Park Commission will be reviewing the … Continue reading
Apply for the Design Review Advisory Panel Now! The agreement between the developer and RPD includes a citizen’s design review advisory panel and internal RPD review to finalize the designs for the two parks. RPD is accepting applications for this panel until June 25th. The panel will meet 4-8 times, … Continue reading
Since our last community meeting we have incorporated feedback and started going through reviews to make sure we meet accessibility codes, playground safety, structural engineering requirements and maintenance requirements among other key considerations. We have also been focusing on developing the lighting design. Based on these reviews the design has evolved but still kept … Continue reading
FINAL CONCEPT PLAN We are excited to share the revised concept plan for the McLaren Community Garden with you. We have made some minor changes since the final community meeting. Some of these changes include the following: Reducing the amount of hardscape at the top and bottom terraces Removing the … Continue reading
You know the best part about rain??? We get to see where the water flows and make adjustments…… Building: We sealed the building before the first rain last month. The plumbing and electrical work in the building is about 80% completed. The doors are already installed and painted. The exterior is looking … Continue reading
The Recreation and Park Department, in partnership with the City Fields Foundation, has begun construction work at the Beach Chalet Athletic Fields. A temporary construction fence has been erected around the site while the contractor begins the demolition activities associated with the project. The attached photo shows the turf being … Continue reading
Mayor Ed Lee along with Supervisors’ Breed, Farrell, and Tang visited the site on 11/05/14 and were able to see first-hand progress of work, which is now at 35% completion. Trench drains are complete, concrete curbs are complete, irrigation, sand catchers and D Zone prep work is ongoing. … Continue reading
Hi all! We had a great first meeting about renovating the McLaren Community Garden. We heard lots of inspiring ideas such as building communal plots where gardeners can share herbs, having artwork that uses wind as an element, and creating a more welcoming space for children and seniors at the … Continue reading
Please be advised that the Children’s Play Area at Jose Coronado Playground will be temporarily closed on Thursday, October 30th and Friday October 31st to install the planter fencing.
Sorry for the typo, Moscone Rec Center is located at 1800 Chestnut Street at Buchanan Street. We hope you can join us.
The following has occurred onsite since the contractors mobilization on September 30th: – Temporary barriers are in place to secure the site; – Removal of the old track is substantially complete; (See attached pictures) – Additional Demo is ongoing; and – Mondo Submittal Review for the new track is ongoing.
We wanted to make sure that you are aware of our upcoming temporary fencing expansion, in the vicinity of the restroom renovation project. We recently uncovered soil at Portsmouth Square that will require temporary expansion of the construction fencing for excavation. The fenced area will get expanded for 3 weeks … Continue reading
The renovation work on the restroom structures has begun. The contractor is currently working on general demolition work and hazardous material abatement work. The next phase of the project will be to start the new roofing work and structural stabilization of the historic clay block walls. Please note that the … Continue reading
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their patience during this athletic field renovation project. We have now completed this project and the field is open for recreational play. Hope you enjoy this newly renovated park facility. GET OUT AND PLAY! Thank you, Dan
Dear Mission Dolores Park Neighbors, Due to unforeseen challenges, the first phase of the construction taking place on the north side of the Park is now going to be delayed by as much as four months, and is expected to be completed by early 2015. Shortly after, the second phase … Continue reading
Please join us for an informational meeting on the project plans for the Marina Bay Trail, along Marina Boulevard. GOALS OF THE PROJECT Ensure safety for people walking and biking; Provide uninterrupted views of the bay; Meet parking and loading needs for marina berth holders; Enhance the experience along the … Continue reading
Join us to discuss improvements to Balboa Pool funded by the 2012 Clean & Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond. Your input is very important. Everyone is invited to attend! Tell your friends and neighbors! – Discuss plans and needs of the Pool – Solicit Feedback Date: Thursday,September 18th, 2014 Time: 6:00-7:30pm Place: Ingleside … Continue reading
Meeting 5 – July 29, 2014 Nearing their goal of narrowing down the “potential universe,” the Failing Playgrounds Task Force discussed potential, prioritized lists of children’s play areas at Meeting 5. Each list was created using a different method. Between the three lists, a total of 28 playgrounds remained from … Continue reading
Hi Everyone, As you may have heard, it has come to our attention that the slope of the tennis courts at Glen Canyon Park are not in line with current United States Tennis Association (USTA) recommendations. Rec and Parks has worked with the design and construction management staff at the … Continue reading
The fourth meeting of the Failing Playgrounds Task Force was held on Wednesday, July 9. Task Force members, members of the public, and RPD staff gathered to discuss data collected to address the priority items voted on in Meeting 3, including demographics, Parks Alliance Report Card Grades, CCA-Treated Wood, and … Continue reading
Thanks to the great work to date by the Task Force and the public, the third Failing Playgrounds Task Force meeting introduced the “potential universe” of playgrounds eligible for renovation. Specific elements of RPD playgrounds were discussed, such as further clarification as to what CCA-treated wood is and how it … Continue reading
The second Failing Playgrounds Task Force meeting sent participants through San Francisco to observe children’s play areas in Hayes Valley, Alamo Square and the Western Addition. The tour began at Hayes Valley Playground and then continued on to Alamo Square Playground, Kimbell Playground, and Buchanan Mall. The Teacher with the … Continue reading
The Failing Playgrounds Task Force had its first meeting on Tuesday, April 29. The Task Force is cohosted with the Parks Alliance and is comprised of thoughtful representatives from local and citywide organizations, such as the Boys and Girls Club of San Francisco, Coleman Advocates, Trust for Public Land, San … Continue reading
Thank you again to those of you that came out and volunteered on the hillside Friday, June 13th! It was great! That combined with the work of our gardening staff over the last few week, we have been focusing on taking out the radish and the mustard, starting at the … Continue reading
Hi Everyone! As some of you may know, all public capital projects like the upcoming renovation of the Glen Canyon Recreation center, include a public art component. We have been working with the San Francisco Arts Commission and the Department of Public Works artists to develop artwork that will highlight … Continue reading
Please note the below revised meeting schedule. We apologize for any inconvenience and will post the rescheduled 4th meeting here, when we have a date and location. Meeting 4: Tuesday, June 17th, 2014, 5:30-7:30 pm – City Hall, Room 278 CANCELLED – TBD Meeting 5: RESCHEDULED to Tuesday, July 29th, 2014, 5:30-7:30 … Continue reading
Hi Everyone: Rec and Park is extremely impressed with the effort that was poured into the draft applications for COF Round 4. We received a lot of really well-thought out project drafts and are looking forward to reviewing the final applications. Please note that we have changed the deadline for the … Continue reading
Hi Everyone! As some of you may know, all public capital projects like the upcoming renovation of the Glen Canyon Recreation center, include a public art component. We have been working with the San Francisco Arts Commission and the Department of Public Works artists to develop artwork that will highlight … Continue reading
An important step is starting soon that will set the stage for our park renovation: The old library demolition is beginning later this month. The playground, bocce courts, and tennis courts will be temporarily closed during the demolition. This temporary closure is to ensure the safety and security of park … Continue reading
Hello Minnie & Lovie Park Advocates- Over the next ten days, the contractor will be moving forward with the installation of the fields’ sub-base drainage rock. This rock layer is installed to provide optimal drainage functions for the field. The attached photo shows the beginning phase of this process. … Continue reading
Hi Everyone, I wanted to provide an update on the tennis courts at Glen Canyon. It has come to our attention that the slope of the courts are not in line with current USTA recommendations. Rec and Parks has worked with the design and construction management staff at the Department … Continue reading
We wanted to remind everyone that the Recreation and Park Department has launched the Failing Playgrounds Task Force, which will identify criteria for failing playgrounds and make recommendations to the Recreation and Park Commission on childrens play areas that are priorities for renovation in accordance with the 2012 Clean and … Continue reading
Hello Park Advocates- The athletic field project is still moving forward as planned. The various contractors are aggressively completing their various work tasks. If you swing by the site you will see the concrete contractors completing their final work on the southern retaining walls as well as the installation of … Continue reading
Thank you for your concern regarding the newly constructed Tennis Courts at Glen Canyon. It has come to our attention that the slope of the courts may not be in line with current USTA recommendations. Rec and Park is working closely with the Department of Public Works staff to review … Continue reading
Have you stopped by Dolores Park lately and wondered what all of the activity was? Here are a few pictures that show all of the top soil being removed, in order to replace the old irrigation and to correct the grade, so the lawn area will drain properly. Above is … Continue reading
The Recreation and Park Department invites you to attend the third concept planning meeting to discuss the proposed capital improvements for this park facility, specifically addressing field and athletic court improvements, and site accessibility. We will be presenting the concept plan which will show the proposed improvements based on feedback … Continue reading
(Photo: hundreds of yards of crushed drain rock being moved across the project site) If you haven’t been by the site recently, the contractor has started working on the underground drainage system. The field will have a new, elaborate drainage system which will allow that field to be played on … Continue reading
Although, issues related to drainage near Steiner and Clay Streets’, and the asphalt at the Scott St. entrance are not part of this project; RPD wants to make sure that the community knows that their safety is of the utmost importance. RPD has applied for General Fund dollars to take … Continue reading
The above image is of the tower getting prepped, by power-washing, for concrete and stucco repair. Color-matching of Historic door and window paint colors is happening along with the Art Commission survey for mural restoration. Modification to internal and external hand-rails is being completed to improve accessibility. Repair to building … Continue reading
The contractor is taking advantage of our dry winter and continuing to work on the retaining walls on the north side of the project. Once this wall is in place, they plan to move to the project corners to start construction on the new concrete stairways which will lead to … Continue reading
Two years ago, the Bayview community came together to design a concept plan for Hilltop Park. Now, with funding, the park renovation is going to be a reality! Join us for the kick off meeting to learn about the project and how you can be involved in this excellent community … Continue reading
Thanks again to everyone who came out to provide feedback on the conceptual design at our community meetings this summer. Our team is on track with the schedule outlined at the community presentations and just completed design development this past month. This phase allows our team to evaluate code, cost, … Continue reading
Thank you all for joining us at last nights meeting. We are so glad to see so many community members participating in the process and hope you continue to give us feedback. Please see the main project page for last nights PowerPoint Presentation and let us know if you have … Continue reading
Just a reminder, Coit Memorial Tower is officially closed today, November 18th, 2013 for rehabilitation and will remain closed until Spring 2014. Work will be restricted to regular construction hours: Monday – Friday 7:00am – 4:00pm. In the coming week the contractor will be installing a construction fence and setting … Continue reading
Hi Folks, I know many of you are eager for an update. The Glen Canyon Playground and Tennis Court Project is really moving along, if you see the park now, you will see that the new tennis courts are in place, and the new playgrounds are emerging. Over the next … Continue reading
Hello Park Advocates. As you can see from the photo, our contractor is aggressively moving forward with the rough grading operations on the fields. The project includes regrading the site so that we reduce the cross slope grades which will improve the fields overall playing condition. The next phase of … Continue reading
Hello Minnie & Lovie Park Supporters. We wanted to let everyone know that we have finally started construction on the athletic field project. The contractor has already started some of the demolition work on fencing and site furniture. Over the next few weeks, you will see a lot of construction … Continue reading
We had a very productive meeting on 7-19-2013. We were joined by neighbors, a representative from Supervisor Cohen’s Office, and a Public Safety Officer. We will continue to work with the community during construction, and the Supervisor’s Office to address concerns. Thank you for joining us, we value your input!
Thank you so much for coming out last night; we appreciate and value your participation and heard your concerns. We are very grateful for V-O-Cal’s gift, which is making the first phase of the Trails Improvement Project possible. Please let us know if you have any additional questions. Click here … Continue reading
Below you will find a link to the Tree Assessment we promised you. This is the final report, as with the previous two reports copies will be provided at tonight’s meeting. Click here to view the Tree Assessment.
As we promised, below is the Hydrologists’s assessment of the site; we will bring additional copies to tonight’s meeting. Questions regarding this assessment and the Geotechnical Report will be answered at tonight’ s meeting. Click here to download the Hydrologists Assessment. We look forward to seeing you at tonight’s meeting.
As promised, here is the report from the Geotechnical Engineer (see below link); we will also bring copies to the meeting tonight. We are awaiting the arrival of the Hydrologists’ report, and will post that info as soon as we receive it. We hope you can make tonight’s meeting, please … Continue reading
Dear Twin Peaks Trails Improvement Project Neighbors, Attached please find 3 documents for your review: 1) CatEx determination in response to community request for environmental impact report (I was working with the Planning Department this week to secure an official copy of this document to share with you) 2) Map … Continue reading
Please join us for a meeting to address the concerns raised by community members. As requested RPD will answer questions, including presenting the Hydrology Report from the recent Hydrologists’ testing, planting schematic, plant variety types, security and visibility to property, and erosion control measures. The Supervisors Office will also be … Continue reading
Thank you for taking your relaxing Saturday morning to join us, we had a very good discussion on the project and will present the new plan to the community. Your voices have been heard and we are taking all of the comments we have received so far and will modify … Continue reading
As a reminder, we will be having our second community meeting to review the conceptual design for the Joe DiMaggio Playground renovation next Wednesday August 28th, from 6 -7:30 pm. The meeting will be held at the same location as last time, in the Multi-Purpose Room in the clubhouse at … Continue reading
[This photo shows an example of tree failure: Arroyo Willow, Creekside Loop Trail] Pending award of contract by the Rec and Park Commission, we will begin the Trails Improvement Project in late September. This project is the result of extensive community input provided at three community meetings and a site … Continue reading
Thanks so much for attending the first meeting to discuss the renovation of the fields and courts at West Sunset Playground. We had a great turn out, but would really like to hear from as many of you as we can. If you have not sent in your comments to … Continue reading
Thank you for joining us to discuss the renovation of Gilman Playground. We really value your input on this project and would like to hear what you have to say regarding the renovation. If you have not spoken to Marvin Yee, the Project Manager or emailed him comments, please do … Continue reading
As some of you may have seen walking past the garden, construction is close to complete. The garden will combine demonstration gardens, programming and workshops, a native plant nursery and materials/tool distribution, etc. with a combination of individual and shared plots, all of which will provide an invaluable resource for … Continue reading
The first round of bond projects has begun the planning phase, and we need your help! Click on the Park you are interested in helping with to find out about upcoming community meetings and announcements. First Round Projects: Balboa Pool Gilman Playground Glen Canyon Park Joe DiMaggio Playground Mountain Lake … Continue reading
The meeting will be held again at St. Philip’s Church Parish Hall at 725 Diamond Street (between 24th/Elizabeth Streets).
We heard concerns from neighbors regarding the location of the ADA accessible ramp, the vegetation impact, and the overall look of the restroom. We will present alternatives to the current design at the next meeting.
The Project is being recommended for $1.7M in One Bay Area Grant (OBAG) funding. If we secure the OBAG funds, we will have about $5.1M in transportation funds for the project. After months of community outreach including distributing a community feedback form and hosting multiple community meetings, the project team created … Continue reading
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Today the Mission Dolores Improvement Project Plan received an approval of the environmental review document. The document, a Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) was accepted and the project appeal was rejected unanimously by the Planning Commission. Stay tuned for more news.
Please join us at one of our upcoming meetings to discuss the 2012 Parks Bond Program After three months of community outreach with numerous stakeholders, we incorporated your feedback and developed the 2012 bond program. We will be discussing the proposed neighborhood parks for 2012 bond inclusion and our list … Continue reading
You are cordially invited to join Mayor Edwin M. Lee, Supervisor Scott Wiener, San Francisco Recreation and Park Department General Manager Phil Ginsburg, Mrs. Helen Diller, San Francisco Parks Alliance and Friends of Dolores Park Playground for the grand opening ceremony of Helen Diller Playground at Mission Dolores Park on … Continue reading
Weather permitting, Area 1 of Mission PG will be complete in March. This includes the Valencia St courtyard, soccer filed, tennis & basketball courts. Area 2 which includes the Clubhouse, Pool Building, interior playground and 19th Street entry will be complete in August. This project is funded by the 2008 … Continue reading
The Helen Diller Playground Renovation is now 80% complete. This past week we installed a marvelous and stunning pedestrian bridge. Additionally, planting , including trees and irrigation are ongoing. Play equipment is arriving and is being laid out. Precast boats, crawl tubes are being set in final places. The contractor … Continue reading
The project is 50% complete, contractor is proceeding with concrete flatwork, including curbs and walls. In addition irrigation lateral lines are being installed. Anticipating the delivery of the bridge in mid January, play equipment is scheduled to start arriving thereafter. Project will be open to the public in Spring 2012. … Continue reading
On Monday, August 8th, 2011, a tree fell at the Mission Playground construction site. No one was injured with only minor property damage. An independent tree assessment was conducted prior to the construction, two trees were already identified unsafe and removed. Later, the Recreation and Park Department’s arborist arrived at … Continue reading
Below is a sketch of the areas of work which will be fenced during the construction of the Helen Diller Playground and a sketch of the temporary access driveway. Click on the image for a full size and more detailed view. Quick Project Facts: Contractor: Bauman Landscape Construction, Inc. Estimated … Continue reading
Cool and stunning short video taken at Dolores Park. Hope to see more scenes from Jason soon. Dolores Park – JFAIRBRO from Jason Fairbrother on Vimeo. via Dolores Park Works.