Recreation and Parks is partnering with The Trust for Public Land on a feasibility study and concept design for the Gene Friend Recreation Center (SOMA Rec). The Rec Center and Playgrounds are celebrating 25 year anniversary this year and are in need of renovation. The Rec Center and playgrounds serve an area where open space and recreation opportunities are limited, The facility is used by school children, seniors and people who live and work in the neighborhood. The goals for this study and design is to set the stage for renovation to create a safe, welcoming, modern resource for individuals, families and children of different ages.
PARTNERSHIP WITH THE TRUST FOR PUBLIC LAND
The Trust for Public Land is a national non-profit organization that works in partnership with the City and communities to ensure that everyone has access to quality parks and open space. Some of the recent playground renovation efforts resulting from this partnership include Hayes Valley Playground, Balboa Park, and most recently Boeddeker Park.
Thank you for your input over the past few years on the feasibility study and concept design for a brand new Gene Friend Rec Center. Since our last community meeting, the design team has studied the possibility of including a pool with the new rec center. This process was useful … Continue reading
A reminder to send any comments on the Gene Friend Rec Center Project concept design to the Project Manager by this Friday, January 8. Project Manager contact info is available on the right hand bar of the project page. Also, Hoodline published an article online about the project status. Please … Continue reading
A community meeting was held on December 15 for the Gene Friend Rec Center Improvement Project. At the meeting, the design team followed up on the previous meeting in October, at which 4 design options were vetted with the community. The December 15 meeting provided a review of the building design … Continue reading
The Gene Friend (SOMA) Recreation Center Project will be up for conceptual design review with the San Francisco Arts Commission Civic Design Review Committee this coming Monday, December 14. This is a public hearing. Anyone interested in the project or the Civic Design Review process is welcome to attend. The meeting … Continue reading
Join us on Tuesday, December 15 for our next community meeting for the Gene Friend (SOMA) Rec Center Improvement Project. Meeting will be from 6-7:30 pm in the auditorium. Food will be provided. Come see how plans are shaping up for the rec center design and provide input to the … Continue reading
Rec and Park, together with the Trust for Public Land and project architect WRNS Studio, convened community meeting #3 on Thursday, October 1, 2015. At this meeting, 4 different options for a new rec center were presented and community members had an opportunity to give their input with green dots, … Continue reading
Friends and Neighbors! Our next community meeting for the Gene Friend (SOMA) Rec Center Project was originally scheduled to be on July 9, 2015, however we are pushing it back to October 1, 2015. This new date will give our design team more time to collect info and will hopefully … Continue reading