We are excited to announce that the McLaren Bike Park Project is moving forward! The project is finally fully funded and is currently in the design phase. Rec Park anticipates that construction documents will be completed by late Summer, and that the project will go out to bid in the Fall of 2016. Construction is planned for early 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 Mountain Bike Park Founders are funding design services and other soft costs associated with the project. The Mountain Bike Park Founders have raised money through grass roots fundraisers and the following sources:
- The Hellman Foundation
- Mr. and Mrs. Greg and Caroline Gretsch
- The Mary A. Crocker Trust
The San Francisco Parks Alliance is the fiscal non-profit sponsor for the Mountain 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!
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
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: http://mission.sfgov.org/OCABidPublication/BidDetail.aspx?K=11233 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
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
Hi folks, As you may know, the Mansell/Persia corridor through McLaren Park is under renovation. We appreciate your patience during the work. Over the next several months, there will be temporary alterations to crosswalks and other access routes at times necessary for construction activities. Starting next week, the crosswalk at … Continue reading
Hi folks, I am so glad so many of you were able to come to the ground breaking and to the update I provided at the December 8th, at the Crocker Amazon Park Monthly meeting. As you may have seen, the construction has started – some early elements have started … Continue reading
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.