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: http://mclarenbikepark.com/
Check back in the coming months for project updates!
We had a productive third community meeting and appreciate those who were able to join us in person. If you couldn’t make it, please see our updated concept design here: Group Picnic + Playground Concept Design. Our next step will be to present the draft concept design to the Capital Committee … Continue reading
Strap on your helmets! You’re invited to the opening of San Francisco’s first bike park, McLaren Bike Park, on Saturday, October 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a ceremonial first … Continue reading
If you haven’t checked out the events page. Please do. Mclaren bike park will have its grand opening Saturday, Oct 21st. See flier here. McLaren Bike Park Opening on October 21 Photos: Mclarenbikepark.com
Thank you so much to everyone who has attended a Workshop, submitted comments and filled out surveys for the project. Join us as we summarize all of the great feedback we have … Continue reading
Hi folks! We are headed into the home stretch of construction of the John McLaren Bike Park! The trail and pump track portions of the project have been completed and the wall rides are installed. The contractor is finalizing the irrigation and then, the concrete plaza area will be poured … Continue reading
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 John McLaren Bike Park will be open 9am-5:30pm during the Fall & Winter, and 9am-7:00pm during the Spring & Summer.
From The McLaren 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.