Father Alfred E. Boeddeker Park

Iron fence at The New Boeddeker Park

This inner-city sanctuary in the Tenderloin offers a basketball half-court, swings, slide and play structures. The community clubhouse hosts year-round activity programs.

Wander through the plaza to see its historic clock, kiln and two public sculptures. The globe created by Anthony Smith celebrates the area’s diverse heritage, while Bruce Hassan’s bronze ‘Ark’ symbolizes the park as a safe haven for neighborhood families.

Opened in 1985, the park is named for beloved local pastor Father Alfred Boeddeker. Renovations are coming soon thanks to a grant from the Trust for Public Land.

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CPRS Awards of Excellence for Two Recent Park Projects

Great news! The California Parks and Recreation Society (CPRS) has awarded its Excellence in Park Planning award for two recent capital renovation projects– Boeddeker Park and Cayuga Playground. The CPRS awards program recognizes outstanding achievement in the areas of facility design, park planning, marketing and communication, and community improvement and … Continue reading

The Architect’s Newspaper: San Francisco’s Boeddeker Park is a green refuge

By Michael Webb A few blocks from San Francisco’s Financial District and the tech wealth of SOMA is the Tenderloin, the city’s densest neighborhood, where the homeless line up for free meals, and many low-income tenants live in windowless rooms. Boeddeker Park, redesigned by WRNS Studio, serves as a desperately … Continue reading

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