Carrousel Plaza in GGP Reopens

Continuing its celebration of National Park and Recreation Month, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department cut the ribbon today on a new and improved Carrousel Plaza in Golden Gate Park after a $1.25 million renovation project.
The project, supported in large part by $960,000 in Proposition 40 grants from the California Department of Parks, included the replacement of the previous large asphalt plaza with integrally colored concrete, stone walls and stairs, a secure and screened trash/recycling storage area, landscape irrigation and planting, and site furnishings.
Perhaps the showpiece of the entire project is the new colorful staircase on the west end of the plaza, which has been decorated by ceramic art tiles made by staff and patrons from the adjacent Sharon Art Studio.