REMINDER: Alamo Square Park

Alamo Square Park is closed for renovation until fall/winter 2016. Chain link fence panels are installed around the entire park perimeter. Please do not enter the construction for your own safety. If you observe someone trespassing or an opening along the perimeter, please contact 311. Thank you for your patience … Continue reading

Gilman Playground – JUNE 3rd GRAND OPENING

Gilman Playground is nearing completion! Tot panels and play equipment are installed, including a pyramidal net climbing structure. Colorful rubber surfacing is being poured in sections. You are invited to the GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION on June 3rd, 3 PM. This event will include a climbing wall, sports and games and youth activities. … Continue reading

UPDATE: Gilman Playground Renovation

The chartreuse-colored posts of the new children’s play structure are now going up. The play equipment will get fully installed by mid-week of next week, then followed by the rubber surfacing in colors that reference the site’s historic location along the original bay shoreline. For more information, please contact Marvin Yee, … Continue reading

UPDATE: Gilman Playground Renovation

Since the winter rains have subsided, great progress has been made on the Gilman Playground renovation project. The ground dried sufficiently to proceed with soil compaction and installation of the gravel sub-base for the new playground rubber fall surface. The new trellis over the group picnic area is assembled and installed. … Continue reading

TEMPORARY CLOSURE ADVISORY: Alamo Square

Alamo Square will close on May 10 (Tue) to undergo a park-wide irrigation system replacement, construction of a new wheelchair-accessible restroom, and installation of new landscaping. Alamo Square will remain close for seven months, and is expected to reopen in fall/winter 2016. This $4.3M project is made possible by the Restroom … Continue reading

Guy Place Mini Park Development – FAQ

In an effort to address concerns about the Guy Place Mini Park development, the Recreation and Park Department is pleased to share this FAQ on the process and planning of the design concept. For more information, please contact Marvin Yee, Project Manager, at (415) 581-2541, or at Marvin.Yee@sfgov.org. Please check … Continue reading

UPDATE: Gilman Playground Renovation

Although intermittent wet weather continues to slow down the renovation work, tree work is completed and new concrete paving was poured last week. Planned activities for the next few weeks include installation of light poles, modification of the clubhouse restrooms for wheelchair access, and base preparation for the new playground’s rubber … Continue reading

UPDATE: Guy Place Mini Park Development

In February 2015, the Recreation and Park Commission approved a community-supported conceptual plan for the development of a new park at 4-8 Guy Place. Bid documents with plans and specifications were developed for competitive bidding. In February 2016, the City received 5 bids for construction. 2 bids are within the … Continue reading

UPDATE: Golden Gate Panhandle Pedestrian Safety Improvements

In September 2015, the Recreation and Park Commission approved a community-supported, concept plan to improve pedestrian safety along the multi-use pathway on the north side of the Golden Gate Park Panhandle. Planned pedestrian (and bicycle!) safety improvements to the multi-use path shall include: Restriping the centerline of the multi-use pathway; … Continue reading

UPDATE: Alamo Square Renovation

In preparation for the Alamo Square restroom and irrigation upgrade project, the Recreation and Park Department is performing the removal of up to 14 trees which have been evaluated as hazards or declining in health. This work will occur after March 8 when Alamo Square is fenced for construction. To minimize … Continue reading

NOW OPEN! Noe Courts Restroom

The Recreation and Park Department is pleased to report that the renovation of the Noe Courts restroom is now complete. These restrooms are now open! Each restroom has been converted to single-occupancy units for wheelchair accessibility. Water-saving fixtures and lighting were updated while maintaining the historic character of the building. The renovation … Continue reading

UPDATE: Noe Courts Park Renovation

In June 2015, the Recreation and Park Commission approved a renovation plan to improve lawn drainage and walkway, wheelchair-accessible ramp between the playground and restrooms, terraced seating, site furnishings and landscaping. These improvements are made possible through the Community Opportunity Fund and Restroom Program of the 2008 Park Bond. The project … Continue reading

UPDATE: Gilman Playground Renovation

Despite the rain, the renovation of Gilman Playground has made steady progress. Underground utilities are mostly in. Concrete curbs are built to define the play area. Tree work is in progress. When the ground dries up, grading and sub-base preparation will continue. The anticipated completion has been pushed back to summer … Continue reading

UPDATE: Alamo Square Restroom and Irrigation Project

The Recreation and Park Dept. received 5 bids in mid-December for the Alamo Square Restroom and Irrigation Project. The lowest 2 bids are within the City’s construction budget. Currently the City is reviewing the bids for qualifications and anticipates making a recommendation for contract award in February. Construction is anticipated to … Continue reading

Woh Hei Yuen – Children’s Playground Resurfacing

這個遊樂場的橡膠地磚和沙地正在更換成新的橡膠地面。該項目將在11月初完成。 公園與康樂局 (Recreation and Park Department) 對此帶來的不便深表歉意。在此期間請去華人娛樂中心 (Chinese Recreation Center) 或黃顯護遊樂場 (Willie “Woo Woo” Wong Playground)。 監事Julie Christensen負責該項目的籌資。 如想了解詳情,請聯繫項目經理Marvin Yee:Marvin.Yee@sfgov.org 或 (415) 581-2541。 The rubber tiles and playground sand in this playground is being replaced with new rubber surfacing. The project will be completed by early November. The Recreation and … Continue reading

Portsmouth Square – Trash Enclosure Construction

一個新的垃圾桶外殼將成為限制訪問的垃圾收集區圍繞建設。該項目將在11月初完成。 垃圾桶外殼與規劃,這是在2015年三月完成了花園角廁所更換項目有關。 監事Julie Christensen負責該項目的籌資。 如想了解詳情,請聯繫項目經理Marvin Yee:Marvin.Yee@sfgov.org 或 (415) 581-2541. A new trash enclosure will be construction around the garbage collection area for restricted access. The project will be completed by early November. The trash enclosure is associated with the planning for the Portsmouth Square Restroom replacement project that was completed … Continue reading

UPDATE – Noe Courts Park Improvements

In 2011, the Friends of Noe Courts obtained a Community Opportunity Fund grant in the amount of $211,000 for general park improvements for lawn drainage and walkway improvements, terraced seating, site furnishings and landscaping. Concurrently under the Restroom Program of the 2008 Parks Bond, the Noe Courts Park restroom building … Continue reading

Portsmouth Square Restroom Receives Honor Award

The newly constructed Portsmouth Square restroom building (opened in February) received an Honor Award from the Concrete Masonry Association (cmacn.org) for its design using concrete masonry units. The Portsmouth Square restroom building was designed by Hamilton Aitken Architects for the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department through a community design process. … Continue reading

Gilman Playground Renovation – UPDATE

The Recreation and Park Commission is awarding a contract to Anvil Builders in the amount of $1,093,595 for the renovation of Gilman Playground. Scope of work includes – Swings and independent events (zip line, net spinner, and independent spinners); – Pour-in-place rubber surface depicting a shoreline setting in reference to … Continue reading

Portsmouth Square Restroom – OPEN!

The Portsmouth Square restrooms are now open! Through the 2008 Park Bond, a Restroom Task Force evaluated free-standing restrooms on park property. Due to the high-user count of the Portsmouth Square restroom, the Task Force recommended that its user capacity be increased. At the conclusion of the first community meeting, the … Continue reading

Portsmouth Square Restroom – UPDATE

Despite the interruption by the recent rains, you will notice a renewed flurry of activities as the sun comes out again. This week, landscaping is getting planted, and metal roof and cracked-ice pattern grills are getting installed. Concrete paving on the exterior and epoxy flooring in the interior are also happening this week. The restroom will re-open … Continue reading

UPDATE – Guy Place New Park

A concept plan, based on that generated through community meetings and refined through the Arts Commission, was recommended for approval by the Capital Committee of the Recreation and Park Commission. Final action will occur on February 19 (Thu) in City Hall, Room 416 at 10 AM. Public comments are welcome at … Continue reading

UPDATE – Alta Plaza Park Water Conservation Project

A community-generated master plan for Alta Plaza Park was prepared through the efforts of the Friends of Alta Plaza Park. The proposed master plan is currently undergoing an environmental evaluation. A historic resources report is being prepared for the analysis of cumulative impacts by the proposed improvements. Results of the environmental evaluation is anticipated to take 3-6 … Continue reading

DuPont Courts Restroom Renovation – UPDATE

The DuPont Courts restroom will undergo renovation beginning 1/26/15. Completion is anticipated for summer 2015. Scope of improvements will include restoration of the concrete columns; a wheelchair-accessible, single-occupancy restroom; drinking fountain and bottle filler. Dupont Tennis Courts shall remain open during this time. Please note that no restroom facility is … Continue reading

Flint St. Tennis Courts at Corona Heights – UPDATE

Flint Street Tennis Courts are in the process of getting resurfaced so that they are playable once again. Although the courts were slated for completion in November 2014, progress was delayed due to inclement weather (heavy rain events and cooler temperatures). Work will resume and complete in spring 2015. We … Continue reading

Portsmouth Square Restroom – UPDATE

Despite the heavy rain delays, the building shell is finally up! Next step is the completion of the curving, metal roof. We are pushing to open the new and much-needed restroom by Chinese New Year, February 19, 2015, by working longer days and on weekends. Stay tuned for more progress … Continue reading

UPDATE – Alta Plaza Park Water Conservation Project

The Friends of Alta Plaza Park concluded the community’s master planning process for Alta Plaza Park on November 22, 2014, held at The Waldorf School. The Recreation and Park Department will confer with the Friends to discuss the next steps, including revisions to the draft master plan based on the most … Continue reading

UPDATE – Gilman Playground Renovation

Beginning in 2013, the Recreation and Park Department conducted three (3) community meetings and attended community events to publicize the project and for public input. Consequently the Recreation and Park Commission approved the community-supported concept plan in March 2014. The concept plan depicts the replacement of the play equipment within the same general … Continue reading

DuPont Courts Restroom Renovation – UPDATE

On September 9th, neighbors of DuPont Courts attended an informational meeting on the upcoming renovation of the DuPont Court restroom building hosted by the Recreation and Park Department at the Rochambeau Clubhouse. The renovation will include a new wheelchair-accessible ramp from 30th Ave, and single-occupancy restroom on the west end of the restroom building. … Continue reading

Telegraph Hill Safety Improvements Informational Meeting

The Recreation and Park Department and the Department of Public Works invite you to attend an Informational Meeting on the upcoming Safety Improvements to Telegraph Hill to be held on September 10th 2014 from 6 :00 to 7:30 pm at Joe DiMaggio Clubhouse,  651 Lombard Street. Please see attached invitation … Continue reading

UPDATE: Portsmouth Square Restroom

The Portsmouth Square restroom building is being demolished to make way for a new, larger facility. Demolition began Aug. 27th beginning with the jack-hammering of the concrete roof, then followed by the removal of the concrete walls. The Recreation and Park Department apologizes for the noisy activity, which should end … Continue reading

Portsmouth Square Restroom – Closed for Construction

Portsmouth Square restroom is currently closed for construction, and shall re-open by spring 2015. Six (6) porta potties and 2 wash stations are provided in the interim. The new restroom building was designed through a community process and increases the user capacity to six (6) for each gender, plus a family … Continue reading

New Mini Park on Guy Place – Public Art Proposals

The San Francisco Arts Commission is working with the Recreation and Parks Department to commission a public artwork as part of the development of a new mini park on Guy Place. Three artists were selected by a Public Art Selection Panel to create proposals for this artwork: Jenny Balisle, Adriane … Continue reading

UPDATE – DuPont Courts Restrooms

The City received an appeal of the demolition permit for the replacement of the free-standing restrooms. Due to prolonged delay, the Recreation and Park Department is re-evaluating the scope of the project. In the interim, Dupont Tennis Courts remains open. Note that restrooms are not available at DuPont Tennis Courts … Continue reading

UPDATE – Alta Plaza Park Water Conservation Project

Dear Alta Plaza Park Neighbors: The Recreation and Park Dept. (RPD) would like to take this opportunity to provide an update on the status of improvements for Alta Plaza Park: o  Soil prep work is planned for portions of the south side where extensive weed eradication was recently done. This will occur within … Continue reading

UPDATE – Alta Plaza Park Water Conservation Project

Dear Alta Plaza Park Neighbors: The Recreation and Park Dept. (RPD) would like to take this opportunity to provide another update on the status of improvements for Alta Plaza Park: + Weed wicking began in early April on the south side of Alta Plaza Park. Weed removal is expected to … Continue reading

UPDATE – Portsmouth Square Restroom Replacement Project

The Recreation and Park Department is pleased to report that the City is advertising the Portsmouth Square Restroom Replacement Project for contractor bids on 4/11/14. Bids will be due on May 7th. Barring any unforeseen complications, an award of contract is anticipated in July 2014, with construction beginning in fall … Continue reading

UPDATE – Alta Plaza Park Water Conservation Project

Dear Alta Plaza Park Neighbors: The Recreation and Park Dept. (RPD) would like to take this opportunity to provide an update on the status of improvements for Alta Plaza Park: * RPD posted the south side of Alta Plaza Park for weed-wick, herbicide application in its heightened effort to eradicate … Continue reading

DuPont Courts Restroom – UPDATE

Dear Neighbors of DuPont Courts: As you may know, the DuPont Courts restroom project is funded under the 2008 Park Bond to improve free-standing restrooms, supported by 71% of voters. Subject to the outcome of a permit appeal hearing on April 9, 2014 (Wed) the project replaces the existing restrooms … Continue reading

UPDATE – Alta Plaza Park Water Conservation Project

The Recreation and Park Department and the Department of Public Works will conduct percolation tests beginning on March 12th. Test holes will be dug two at a time along the perimeter for a total of 6-8 test holes. These holes will be covered up with plywood and marked with safety cones … Continue reading

UPDATE – Gilman Playground Renovation

The children’s play area at Gilman Playground is a project of the 2012 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond. The Gilman Playground Renovation Project includes the renovation the children’s play area, modification of the clubhouse restroom for exterior wheelchair accessibility, site wheelchair accessibility, and related amenities. Public outreach on the … Continue reading

UPDATE – Walk-through for the Alta Park Park Water Conservation Project

You are invited to join in a walk-through of Alta Plaza Park to share your observations of park use and landscaping as they relate to the project goal for water conservation. The Alta Plaza Park walk-through is scheduled for 2/20 (Thu) at 4 PM. Please meet at the Scott St. entrance. … Continue reading

UPDATE – New Mini Park on Rincon Hill

More than a dozen people attended a community meeting on 2/13 to discuss the planning of a new park on Rincon Hill, located at 4-6 Guy Place. The City recounted a community planning process done in 2008 that resulted in a community-supported plan. However when the economy dipped, funding for the new … Continue reading

Alta Plaza Park Water Conservation Project – UPDATE

More than 2 dozen Alta Plaza Park supporters attended the February 4th community meeting to discuss future improvements for water conservation. Thank you for your participation and thoughtful comments! RPD is organizing a park walk-thru to learn more about water conservation opportunities from you. If interested in joining this event or to be added to … Continue reading

New Mini Park on Rincon Hill

The Recreation and Park Department invites you to participate in a community meeting to review tentative plans for the development of a new mini park at 4-6 Guy Place, and to discuss next steps. 4-6 Guy Place is located off First Street between Folsom and Harrison Streets. Your input is … Continue reading

Gilman Playground Renovation – Community Meeting

Thank you to those who participated in the second community meeting at Gilman Clubhouse! The public input was very productive in providing the City team with guidance on the final concept plan. Please join us at the final community meeting to review the proposed concept plan on February 18 at … Continue reading

Noe Courts Park Improvement Plan Update

The City hosted four (4) community meetings to develop plan options based on public input through community discussions and written comments. These community meetings were well-attended by a broad representation of park users, including young families, seniors, dog owners, and tennis advocates. We appreciate your time and interest in the future of Noe Courts … Continue reading

Check Out the New Vertical Garden

Check out the first vertical garden on a Recreation and Park Dept. park. Actually it’s in the new Golden Gate Park Community Garden, located at Frederick/Arguello Sts. This 100’x8.5′ vertical garden contains 900 edible, native and ornamental plants planted in only one day! Thanks to the hardworking crew at Bauman … Continue reading

Garden Members’ Saturday Workday!!

We’re getting ready for the first Garden Members’ Workday this Saturday! Garden plots are numbered, fresh soil piled, gopher barrier wire stocked for a productive event! Please note that this event is targeted only to garden members with assigned plots at the GGP CommUNITY Garden. An official public opening is … Continue reading

SF Chronicle: Cayuga Playground reopens

By Neal J. Riley, SF Chronicle It was almost impossible to hear a Recreation and Park Department official call Cayuga Playground a “hidden treasure” because he had to shout over the roar of a train passing overhead. Many of the city’s open spaces have claimed that cliche, but there’s no doubt … Continue reading

Noe Courts Park Improvement Plan – Community Meeting #2 on 6/10/13

Thank you, neighbors of Noe Courts Park, for participating in the second community meeting to develop a park improvement plan. 40+ participants attended the meeting to review concept plan options, break out into smaller discussion groups, and finally summarized the group discussions. The next park improvement plan is scheduled for … Continue reading