We have made tremendous progress with our Community Opportunity Fund projects.
The new youth play area at Duboce Park, an innovative play area geared toward school-aged children, is now officially open! This project has activated an unused corner of Duboce Park and has given children a place that invites imaginative play and physical challenges.
We have also completed work at Sutro Dunes, installing benches at the Great Highway and Balboa Street to provide a quiet place to take advantage of the ocean views.
We have completed paving improvements to Precita Park, making this heavily-used park a safer place.
There are currently two projects in the construction phase – the Balboa Skate Park and Pioneer Park. Balboa Park Skate Park, a skating destination designed to incorporate all skill levels, will be open in September. This project, initiated by community members, has transformed a derelict corner into a much-needed recreation outlet.
In Pioneer Park, we have installed new lighting to improve safety, decrease vandalism, and reduce energy use and maintenance costs.
The projects that will be underway this Fall include: the Golden Gate Park Lawn Bowling Green improvements, the McLaren Park Peru street playground replacement, and the Panhandle Park paving and landscape improvements.
We have several other projects that will start in the late Fall/Early Winter, including the installation of the Boeddeker Park Adult Fitness Area, the Geneva Community Garden phase one installation, the Lincoln Park Steps repairs, the Jose Coronado Playground sign and fence improvements, the Upper Douglass Dog Park drainage and irrigation improvements, and the McLaren Park kiosk and signage installation.
The Community Opportunity Fund is an exciting way to bring locally-sourced park improvement ideas to fruition. We are thrilled to have your support and hope you all get a chance to go out and play!