Hilltop Park is situated at the heart of the bustling Bayview neighborhood on the highest point of Bayview Hill, with spectacular views of San Francisco Bay.
For decades this was a vibrant community park famous for its signature 78’ sundial and the city’s first skatepark, but today this 3.5 acre space has fallen into decline. The Bayview community, Rec and Park, and the Trust for Public Land are committed to revitalizing this park into a vibrant place to play, exercise, congregate, and enjoy nature.
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Scope of Work
As part of the The Trust for Public Land Parks for People initiative, in partnership with Rec and Park and Parks 94124 and with enthusiastic help from the community, are undertaking a complete renovation of Hilltop Park.
The participatory design process has inspired a site plan with amenities for all ages from a fully remodeled skate park to a tranquil seating area overlooking of the Bay; a picnic and barbecue area to an adult Fitness Zone®. Sustainability features—such as native and drought tolerant plantings, natural irrigation and stormwater retention—are also embedded in the park design.
A grant in the amount of $5 million dollars was granted to the Recreation and Park Department from a California Recreation and Parks Department Statewide Park and Community Revitalization grant programmed transferred to the Trust for Public Land. Most of the project costs will be covered by the grant.
On top of this grant the skate park at Hilltop Park received a 2012 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond Community Opportunity Fund grant of $218 thousand dollars. And a $500 thousand dollar housing related parks grant.
Construction Advisory: June 5-9, 2017 Hilltop Playground will remain open during the repair to the see-saw bumper. The scope of work consists of removing and replacing the bumper and patching the safety surface. Robert A. Bothman (Construction), Community Playgrounds and Robertson Industries (wearing branded safety vests) will perform the repairs throughout … Continue reading
After almost a year of construction, Hilltop (Sundial) Park is completed! The park showcases new accessible paths that lead to the new playground, new skateboard park, restored great lawn, and to infamous sundial. Please join us to celebrate on Saturday, 12/3/2016 at 10AM-1PM, for music, food and fun!
Join Rec and Park, Parks 94124 and the Trust for Public Land for the grand opening of Hilltop Park on Saturday, December 3, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at La Salle … Continue reading
Construction is progressing and the vision for Hilltop Park is coming to life. For months the site looked messy due to all the subsurface work and now the distinguishing site features, throughout the park, are taking shape. How exciting! So what happened in the past few months? February-March focused on … Continue reading
Hi Everyone, A sincere thank you to the Bayview community and Hilltop Park stakeholders who have given input over the last year and half on the renovation at Hilltop Park. We have completed the design and anticipate to start construction this Fall. As a refresher, Hilltop Park is 3.58 acre … Continue reading
Park Clean-Up, Exercise Boot Camp & Community Picnic Continue reading
JOIN US TO DESIGN HILLTOP PARK AT A COMMUNITY WORKSHOP WE WILL REVIEW THE CONCEPT DESIGN FOR THE HILLTOP (SUNDIAL) PARK RENOVATION WHEN: MARCH 26, 2014 | 6-8PM WHERE: JOSEPH LEE REC CENTER 1395 … Continue reading