Alta Plaza Park Water Conservation Project

Alta Plaza North - Limit of Work

DESCRIPTION

Alta Plaza Park has been identified by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (PUC) as having one of the highest losses of water, due to its antiquated irrigation system. The Park recently completed (in 2013) an irrigation replacement on the southern half of the Park. Prior to the completion of the 2013 project, no major renovation had been completed on the Park since its inception. This project will affect the northern half of the park, as indicated by the red outlined area in the above photo.

PROJECT SCOPE

This project may include the replacement of the irrigation system on the Northern half of the Park. It will also include planting of species that are drought tolerant and climate appropriate for the area.

FUNDING

This project is funded by the 2012 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond and has been allocated $583,407, and has also received a PUC Grant for Water Conservation, in the amount of $583,407.

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UPDATE – Alta Plaza Park Water Conservation Project

A community-generated master plan for Alta Plaza Park was prepared through the efforts of the Friends of Alta Plaza Park. The proposed master plan is currently undergoing an environmental evaluation. A historic resources report is being prepared for the analysis of cumulative impacts by the proposed improvements. Results of the environmental evaluation is anticipated to take 3-6 … Continue reading

UPDATE – Alta Plaza Park Water Conservation Project

The Friends of Alta Plaza Park concluded the community’s master planning process for Alta Plaza Park on November 22, 2014, held at The Waldorf School. The Recreation and Park Department will confer with the Friends to discuss the next steps, including revisions to the draft master plan based on the most … Continue reading

UPDATE – Alta Plaza Park Water Conservation Project

Dear Alta Plaza Park Neighbors: The Recreation and Park Dept. (RPD) would like to take this opportunity to provide an update on the status of improvements for Alta Plaza Park: o  Soil prep work is planned for portions of the south side where extensive weed eradication was recently done. This will occur within … Continue reading

UPDATE – Alta Plaza Park Water Conservation Project

Dear Alta Plaza Park Neighbors: The Recreation and Park Dept. (RPD) would like to take this opportunity to provide another update on the status of improvements for Alta Plaza Park: + Weed wicking began in early April on the south side of Alta Plaza Park. Weed removal is expected to … Continue reading

UPDATE – Alta Plaza Park Water Conservation Project

Dear Alta Plaza Park Neighbors: The Recreation and Park Dept. (RPD) would like to take this opportunity to provide an update on the status of improvements for Alta Plaza Park: * RPD posted the south side of Alta Plaza Park for weed-wick, herbicide application in its heightened effort to eradicate … Continue reading

UPDATE – Alta Plaza Park Water Conservation Project

The Recreation and Park Department and the Department of Public Works will conduct percolation tests beginning on March 12th. Test holes will be dug two at a time along the perimeter for a total of 6-8 test holes. These holes will be covered up with plywood and marked with safety cones … Continue reading

Saving Water in Our City Parks

Maintaining beautiful, green park spaces in drought conditions is no simple task, and as an agency that stewards over 4,000 acres of public park land and as one of the largest water users in the city, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department takes its responsibility to conserve water seriously. … Continue reading

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