The driveway of the Glen Canyon Recreation Center will be closed for repaving this Friday, September 22, 2017. During this time, please observe the trail detours as shown below. Thank you!
Fourteen new benches and three new picnic tables are arriving soon at Alamo Square. It is anticipated that the installation will be complete by mid-September.
The new landscape around the Glen Canyon Recreation Center is nearing completion. The front and rear plazas are open and feature new lighting, decorative stone inlays, and seat walls. As part of the building’s LEED Certified renovation, the wood seats atop the walls were salvaged from the gymnasium bleachers prior to construction. Two … Continue reading
Please observe the temporary trail detour route in the rear of the Glen Canyon Rec Center.
Please join us on August 2, 2017 for the kickoff workshop of the South Downtown Design Activation Plan! Representatives from City of San Francisco agencies including SFMTA, Public Works, Recreation and Parks, and Planning, will be on hand to discuss current and upcoming projects in the South Downtown area, including … Continue reading
New park information signs were installed at Noe Courts today thanks to a generous donation by the Friends of Noe Courts! Thank you!
Glen Park Recreation Center’s Gym is now officially open to the public! Feel to drop by the facility from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily (except Sundays) for open gym on the newly renovated basketball courts! In addition, take a sneak peak at some of the building’s new features, which … Continue reading
The long-anticipated Guy Place Mini Park project is on the move again! The park design, which was approved in 2014, has been adjusted to replace eight of the park’s proposed vine columns with eight multi-trunk birch trees. These trees will provide canopy coverage with dappled shade over the park. The trees feature … Continue reading
Construction progress continues on the new rear landscape area at the Glen Canyon Rec Center. A concrete patio has been built and wood decking is now under construction. These pathways and seating areas will be surrounded by new planting areas featuring rain gardens, pathway lighting, and a new irrigation system. As this … Continue reading
New park benches, picnic tables, and dual-stream garbage/recycling cans will be coming to Alamo Square later this summer. Gardeners from the Recreation and Park Department have also continued to beautify the park with new drought-tolerant and pollinator-friendly plants.
Dear Friends of Alamo Square Park, Thank you for your interest in Alamo Square Park. We are very pleased to have re-opened the park after investing $5.3 million in this twelve acre, iconic property. Much of the work we completed, you cannot see. Most significantly, we replaced the park’s 70 year … Continue reading
Due to construction at the Rec Center, we are experiencing problems with the tennis court lighting and drinking fountain. The project team is aware of these issues and working to resolve them as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience.
I’m happy to announce that Noe Courts will be open on Friday, May 12! The park is nearly complete with the courts being striped right now, followed by the installation of a new tennis net. Over the next few weeks while the paint cures, the Recreation and Park Department will … Continue reading
I’m happy to announce that Alamo Square will be open on Wednesday, May 24th!
As you may have noted from recent SF Chronicle reporting, the Glen Canyon Rec Center opening has experienced delays due to winter weather. We thank you for your patience as we work to complete the project. In the coming months we will be working on the interior finishes and building landscape. An anticipated opening date … Continue reading
As you may have noted from recent SF Chronicle reporting, the Alamo Square Park opening has been delayed due to winter weather. We thank you for your patience and anticipate making an announcement about the park opening by mid-April. In the coming weeks construction will focus on pathway replacement, new planting, and putting … Continue reading
The recent warm and sunny weather finally allowed us to proceed with paving the new tennis and basketball courts! This has been a much anticipated milestone as we near the completion of the Noe Courts renovation. As you may have noted from recent SF Chronicle reporting, the project opening has been … Continue reading
Despite recent rain, the Glen Canyon Recreation Center is still on track for a spring opening. Both the interior and exterior are beginning to take on their finished appearances. The final coat of stucco (a sandy brown color) is currently being applied over a darker base coat on the building exterior. Inside, … Continue reading
Construction at Alamo Square is currently on track for a spring opening as the contractor will soon be installing the remaining turf, repaving pathways, and putting finishes in the new restroom. The Recreation and Park Commission recently approved additional funding for drainage upgrades and repairs in the park, which will be made concurrent … Continue reading
If you walked past the Glen Canyon Recreation Center this week, you may have been surprised to see the building being painted blue, but do not worry! This is a layer of waterproof material being applied prior to the application of the stucco finish. Inside, elements such as cabinets and lighting … Continue reading
Rain over the past several weeks has slowed irrigation trenching and other earthwork, pushing the anticipated park reopening into the early spring. Fortunately, this winter’s ample rainfall has not only ended the drought in the Bay Area, but has also been tremendously beneficial to the establishment of the park’s new lawn and trees. Pathway … Continue reading
The “no mow” lawn area by the 24th street entrance was planted this week at Noe Courts. This blend of native grass covers the small sloped area by the park entrance and will require minimal maintenance and less water use than a traditional, mowed lawn. Two fruitless olive trees, which complement … Continue reading
Over the past six weeks the Rec Center interior has transformed as equipment, tile, drywall, and other materials have been installed. This is a very exciting time in the construction process when the finished building begins to appear! A new water line is also being installed between the Rec Center and Elk Street. … Continue reading
Hello! I’d like to introduce myself as the interim project manager for the Balboa Pool renovation while Levi Conover is on leave. As many neighborhood residents have likely noticed, there was significant damage to the grove of trees at the corner of Havelock Street and San Jose Avenue caused by Tuesday’s storm. As … Continue reading
Today the Painted Ladies viewing area along Steiner Street was relocated to Hayes Street as described here in an earlier blog post. This new viewing area is further uphill than the previous one and offers even better views of the iconic Victorian homes with the San Francisco skyline in the background. Installation of … Continue reading
A lot has been going on inside the Glen Park Rec Center! During the first few weeks of November the construction team has been busy installing new windows, insulation, and mechanical systems. The structural framing for the climbing wall is also complete while the restrooms are being prepared for the … Continue reading
Completion of the lawn installation is a major project milestone that now offers a more definitive picture of the project schedule. As of mid-November we are anticipating that the new viewing area will open shortly after the New Year at the same time that the original viewing area closes. Irrigation and grading … Continue reading
Following last week’s tree planting, new sod is now being installed at Alamo Square. The hillside along Scott Street is the first area to receive a “no mow” fescue grass, which will be used on steeper slopes throughout the park to create a naturalized landscape. When established, this grass will … Continue reading
The Alamo Square Neighborhood Association (ASNA) has provided a generous gift of 45 new trees that are being planted at Alamo Square this week. ASNA is also funding the planting of approximately 30 additional trees that will be installed in 2017 alongside the Recreation and Park Department’s new drought-tolerant tree, shrub, … Continue reading
Hello! I’d like to introduce myself as the new Project Manager for the Alamo Square Restroom and Irrigation Upgrade Project. As of mid-September we are approximately 50% of the way through the $4.3 million renovation project. The contractor has nearly completed the installation of the modern, water-efficient, irrigation system that will save … Continue reading
The contractor has completed construction of the new ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant ramp, which leads from the playground up to the restroom. This ramp provides a very gently sloping path of travel across the lawn to the upper level of the site. New retaining walls, including the curved … Continue reading
Hello! I’d like to introduce myself as the new Project Manager for the Glen Park Recreation Center. We are nearing the halfway point of construction and the contractor is working to seal the building exterior prior to the winter rainy season. After this, the majority of work will shift to the building … Continue reading
Hello! I’d like to introduce myself as the new project manager for the Noe Courts Park Improvement Project. Construction is approaching the halfway point and the contractor is currently completing the wall terraces before starting the construction of the new accessible ramp leading to the restroom. An advisory was posted … Continue reading