Glen Canyon Park Renovation Update and Additional Information on Tree Work and Recent Tree Failures

Hi everyone,
As you may know, the Glen Canyon Park Renovation Project will begin soon! As a reminder, major improvements include: a new larger children’s play area, new tennis courts, improved park paths, an improved Elk Street entry, a new accessible restroom, new landscaping, and new heating in the Recreation Center.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the planning process that began back in December 2010 and continued to through this summer, attended one of our 12+ community meetings, and provided us helpful feedback and suggestions.

As part of all capital projects, an independent arborist assessed the health and condition of trees in the area and found many to be in poor or hazardous condition. As a part of the renovation trees in poor condition or hazardous will be removed and new trees planted using best management practices, which will maintain the park landscape over time. We will be removing approximately 58 trees total and planting back over 163 – almost 3 to one replacement.

As you may have also heard, on Monday of this week, at approximately 8:30pm, two of the trees we had identified for removal and replacement broke off, and large portions of the tops of the trees, 10-20′ long fell onto the Elk Street entrance path and the hillside of the park. No one was hurt, but power was affected to the Recreation Center and Silver Tree. The area was cleaned up and power was restored the following day.

There is more info about this work and a letter from Supervisor Wiener under the “Info & Publications” tab or try this link
http://sfrecpark.org/documents/ProjectUpdateLetterSupervisorWiener.pdf

We are planning to start construction in a couple of weeks and look forward to getting the work underway.
Please continue to check the blog for updates!
http://sfrecpark.org/glenParkProject.aspx

If you have concerns or would like additional information, feel free to contact me at (415) 575-5601 or karen.mauney-brodek@sfgov.org.

Best,
Karen