February update Mission Playground Project

Weather permitting, Area 1 of Mission PG will be complete in March. This includes the Valencia St courtyard, soccer filed, tennis & basketball courts. Area 2 which includes the Clubhouse, Pool Building, interior playground and 19th Street entry will be complete in August. This project is funded by the 2008 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Park Bond project approved by voters in 2008.

Trees were removed because they were identified as being in decline and a safety hazard for the Valencia St courtyard. The Ficus trees along Valencia St were removed when one fell over during construction and the other two were determined to have similar structural defects that made them hazardous to public safety. We will be planting 28 new tree as part of the park renovation project.

The new lighting is more energy efficient and allowed us to remove half the light poles. There used to be 15 and are now down to 8. The new fence panels along Valencia Street and 19th Street were designed by Michael Bartalos a local artist who lives in the Mission District.