2012 Parks Bond

Kids at the new Hayes Valley Playground

With 72% approval, voters enthusiastically supported the 2012 San Francisco Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond (2012 Bond) giving the department an additional $195 million to continue capital projects for the renewal and repair of our parks, recreation, and open space assets. The 2012 Bond includes funding for 15 neighborhood parks, long awaited investment in Golden Gate Park, McLaren, and Lake Merced, as well as renovations to the parks’ support infrastructure.

Specifically, the 2012 Bond proposal allocates:

  • $99 million for Neighborhood Parks, selected based on community feedback, their physical condition, the variety of amenities offered, seismic safety risk, and neighborhood density
  • $34.5 million for Waterfront Open Spaces
  • $15.5 million for Failing Playgrounds
  • $12 million for the Community Opportunity Fund
  • $21 million for Golden Gate Park, Lake Merced, and McLaren Park
  • $13 million for forestry, trails, and water conservation

The 2008 bond has helped to address the more than $1 billion in capital needs faced by the city’s park system by implementing $195 million in park improvements project at sites all across the city. The 2012 Parks Bond will focus on renovating and improving parks to respond to our neighborhoods’ and users’ needs.

Below is the list of projects, contained in the Bond; please note that not all projects will begin planning this year, as the Bond projects are rolled out in three separate phases.

PROJECTS & PROGRAMS

NEIGHBORHOOD PARK SITES:

CITYWIDE PROGRAMS

  • Playground Safety Improve, renovate, replace playgrounds that are dilapidated
  • Citywide Parks Enhance natural features of Golden Gate Park, John McLaren Park, and Lake Merced
  • Community Opportunity Fund Continue to provide funds for small community-nominated projects as well as to leverage for matching funds for larger projects
  • Water Conservation Replace old and outdated irrigation equipment with new permeable features and water efficient systems
  • Alta Plaza Park Irrigation Improvements
  • – Moscone Playground Irrigation Improvements
  • Park Trails Improvement Program To enhance existing trails and their surrounding landscape
  • Forestry Address hazardous trees to protect life and property, and replant trees for a safer and healthier urban forest

WATERFRONT PARKS

  • Pier 43 New public plaza adjacent to Pier 43 Trail Promenade
  • Northeast Wharf Plaza Construct new 2.7 acre park withlarge lawn and view areas
  • Agua Vista Park Renovated and connected shoreline access with walking, biking, and view areas
  • Pier 70 Parks Shoreline restoration, environmental remediation, landscaping, and new public access
  • Warm Water Cove Renovate and expand park, with improvements to park access and amenities
  • Islais Creek Improvements Construct new public access with walkway and scenic lookouts

McLaren Community Garden Updated Concept Plan

FINAL CONCEPT PLAN We are excited to share the revised concept plan for the McLaren Community Garden with you. We have made some minor changes since the final community meeting. Some of these changes include the following: Reducing the amount of hardscape at the top and bottom terraces Removing the … Continue reading

Joe DiMaggio Playground – CONSTRUCTION ALERT!

Hello Neighbors, the next major milestone is about to start at the site: placing large steel piles for the retaining wall. The contractor will begin “driving piles” as soon as this week. Please be aware that this activity can be loud. The pile driving should be complete within 1 week of it starting. … Continue reading

Mission Dolores Park – Construction Update

The last 2 weeks have shown incredible progress at the park, with large sections of grass sod placed. Our on-site staff and contractors are constantly stopped and asked if it’s artificial turf. To clarify:  it’s real grass! There is still work to be done in the north half, including finishing the sports … Continue reading

Joe DiMaggio Playground – Construction Update

Have you walked by the project site lately?  If not, this is a photo from Tuesday showing the progress. Demolition is almost complete in the western half of the site, and the contractor is starting to place formwork for a wall that will create the edge of the new tennis court. The concrete … Continue reading

Update on Glen Canyon Recreation Center Renovation – Planning to Start Construction Summer 2015

Hi Everyone, Just wanted to provide you with a brief update on the Glen Canyon Recreation Center Project. Additionally, I attended the Glen Park Neighbors Meeting last night briefly to provide a update in person. You can always email or call me (see my below contact info if you have questions). … Continue reading

Reminder – Deadline for Community Opportunity Fund Round 5 Draft Applications – April 3rd!

Hi folks, All of you that are applying for Round 5 COF, I just wanted to remind you that Round 5 COF draft applications are due on April 3rd. If you are planning to apply, I should be corresponding with you, and confirming if you need additional community meetings, or … Continue reading

CITYWIDE PROGRAMS

  • Playground Safety: Improve, renovate, replace playgrounds that are dilapidated
  • Citywide Parks: Enhance natural features of Golden Gate Park, John McLaren Park, and Lake Merced
  • Community Opportunity Fund: Continue to provide funds for small community-nominated projects as well as to leverage for matching funds for larger projects
  • Water Conservation: Replace old and outdated irrigation equipment with new permeable features and water efficient systems
  • Trails Improvement: To enhance existing trails and their surrounding landscape
  • Forestry: Address hazardous trees to protect life and property, and replant trees for a safer and healthier urban forest

WATERFRONT PARKS

  • Pier 43 New public plaza adjacent to Pier 43 Trail Promenade
  • Northeast Wharf Plaza Construct new 2.7 acre park withlarge lawn and view areas
  • Agua Vista Park Renovated and connected shoreline access with walking, biking, and view areas
  • Pier 70 Parks Shoreline restoration, environmental remediation, landscaping, and new public access
  • Warm Water Cove Renovate and expand park, with improvements to park access and amenities
  • Islais Creek Improvements Construct new public access with walkway and scenic lookouts

To follow the Waterfont projects click here to be taken to the Port website.