McLaren Bike Park Construction Project

McLaren Bike Park Kids Riding


We are excited to announce that the McLaren Bike Park Project is moving forward!  Construction for Phase I began in April 2017.

The current design includes a youth BMX/MTB dirt pumptrack, a beginner bicycle skills trail loop with ramp features, picnic tables, benches, a toolshed, and a porta-potty. The project’s construction budget is approximately $650,000. The overall project is being funded from a variety of sources including the following:- 2008 Clean and Safe

  • – Neighborhood Parks Bond, Community Opportunity Fund Program;
  • – 2012 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond, Citywide Parks Program McLaren Park;
  • – Land and Water Conservation Fund;
  • – Supervisor Avalos’s Office; and
  • – Jumping Fences.

Additionally, the McLaren Bike Park Founders are funding design services and other soft costs associated with the project. The McLaren Bike Park Founders have raised money through grass roots fundraisers and the following sources:

  • – The Hellman Foundation;
  • – Mr. and Mrs. Greg and Caroline Gretsch; and
  • – The Mary A. Crocker Trust.

The San Francisco Parks Alliance is the fiscal non-profit sponsor for the McLaren Bike Park Founders. Rec Park wants to thank the Founders for all their hard work and dedication to this project! To learn more about the Founders see their website here:

Check back in the coming months for project updates!

McLaren Bike Park Update!

Hi all! We have been working hard on construction of the John McLaren Bike Park! Everything has been moving along smoothly and most of the site has been graded. Our next steps will be to install swales, and drainage & irrigation lines. We anticipating wrapping up construction in the fall, … Continue reading

The Bike Park is Going Into Construction!

Hi everyone! We are getting started on construction of the John McLaren Bike Park in April! Construction will last approximately 6 months. We are excited to be creating San Francisco’s first BMX/mountain bike park. The project will include an interior dirt pump track, and a perimeter trail with bicycle platform … Continue reading

McLaren Park Project: Focus Area Workshop: Trails + Paths: Part 1

Guided Walk + Discussion Saturday, February 25, 2017, 9:30 am- 12:00 pm Walk leaves promptly at 9:45 and returns to starting location. WHAT: A guided walk on some of McLaren Park’s trails … Continue reading

SAVE THE DATE! McLaren Park Project Planning Workshop!

Help us prioritize $10 Million Dollars! Come and share your ideas. Bring your friends and family. Workshop Location Group Picnic Area – McLaren Park 116 John F. Shelley Drive Saturday, October 1, … Continue reading

John McLaren Bike Park out to Bid

Rec Park is thrilled to announce that the John McLaren Bike Park Project is out to bid! Information on the bid solicitation can be found here: Key Information: Pre-Bid Conference Date – September 7 at 11:00am Bids Due – September 22 at 2:30 pm at McLaren Lodge, 501 Stanyan … Continue reading

You’re Invited to the McLaren Park Treasure Hunt and Fun Day!

Powered by Eventbrite The San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department invites you to attend the upcoming McLaren Park Treasure Hunt and Fun Day on July 23rd at 10am. Join us at the … Continue reading

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Project FAQs

From The Mountain Bike Park Founders:

Currently, there is not one single designated bicycle skills area in San Francisco.  Through community outreach, we’ve identified a need for these facilities and a location in McLaren Park where a bicycle park can be created to benefit all users, regardless of age or ability.

A unique, entertaining and sustainable facility such as a bike park would provide valuable recreation opportunities to the surrounding community, especially to families, neighborhood youth and students attending the elementary and high schools in the area.

The location we have secured is a decaying asphalt wasteland, and has been used for dumping trash and unwanted furniture, etc. Our plan would remove the asphalt, mitigate the trash dumping and result in not only a recreational facility for the community, but create additional park land and picnic facilities.

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