Thanks so much to everyone who has participated in the McLaren Park Vision Plan Process. The Recreation and Park Commission approved the Vision Plan and the expenditure of the 2012 Bond money in November 2017 for the Tier One Priority Projects.
With help from our design and outreach consultant team, we have created a report that documents the overall Vision Plan Process and the Tier One Priority Projects that resulted from it. To view it click here and click here to view the Appendix.
If you have comments on the report please feel free to reach out to Alexis Ward at Alexis.Ward@sfgov.org.
Thank you for all your involvement!
We are excited to share with you the final Vision Planning Process Report. Click here to view the report and click here for the Appendix. Watch this space for upcoming continued planning meetings for the Trails + Paths, Courts, and Amphitheater portion of the project. We look forward to speaking … Continue reading
The project team has completed the construction documents for the McLaren Community Garden Renovation and the project is out to bid. We are aiming to begin construction this Summer. Stay tuned for updates!
Rec & Park is pleased to announce the beginning of construction of safety measures, principally speed humps, along the entire length of John F. Shelley Drive in McLaren Park. The project, funded and constructed by SFMTA, begins February 7, 2018 and will take several weeks to complete. The project includes … Continue reading
We are excited to announce that the Recreation and Park Department Commission has approved allocating an additional $250,000 to the Community Garden’s Project budget. With these funds, we hope to fund a greenhouse, additional site furnishings including benches and tables, and additional raised planter beds. We are planning to be … Continue reading
Hi everyone! We have wasted no time beginning our schematic design phase, and we are eager to show you the latest graphics of the playground design. Since the playground is geared to school-aged children, the design team has refined how the various elements are being used within the playground. The … Continue reading
We have exciting news to share! The concept design for the John McLaren Park Playground has been approved by the Recreation and Park Department Commission. This means that the project can continue to move forward. The design team has been working hard to incorporate feedback, which included a desire to … Continue reading
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
Rec and Park Commission
Amphitheater Focus Area Workshop
Roadways Focus Area Workshop
Group Picnic and Playground Focus Area Workshop 2
Trails + Paths Focus Area workshop 3
Group Picnic Focus Area Workshop 1
Trails + Paths focus Area Workshop 2
Courts Focus Area Workshop
Trails + Paths focus Area Workshop 1
Score Card (English)
Score Card (Chinese)
Score Card (Spanish)
Process and Summary Boards (English)
Process and Summary Boards (Chinese)
Process and Summary Boards (Spanish)
Informational Boards (English)
Informational Boards (Chinese)
Informational Boards (Spanish)
Here are the Presentation Boards used to inform the decision making process behind the Game Board:Imagine My McLaren - Game Board
A. What We Heard
B. Site Analysis
D. Identity Station
F. Points of Interesting
Treasure Hunt and Fun Day!
How much money was mclaren park allocated from the 2012 Bond?
John McLaren Park was allocated $10 million in general funding and $2 million for Trails. These funds can be used for capital improvements and may include, but are not limited to, the following types of projects:
- Restoration of natural features, including lakes, meadows, and landscapes
- Recreational Assets, such as playgrounds, playfields, courts, and picnic areas
- Connectivity and Access, such as roads, pedestrian safety, paths, and trails
What about Natural Areas? Don't they get additional funding?
$1.5 million of funds allocated to John McLaren Park, shall be allocated to projects that create or restore:
- Natural features, such as lakes, meadows, and landscapes;
- Habitat for the park's many species of plants and animals.
How will Projects be prioritized?
Rec and Park staff will make recommendations to PROSAC and the RPD Commission on a capital plan to guide expenditure of these funds. These recommendations will be informed by:
- Community process and outreach;
- Evaluating existing master plans and policy documents;
- Scoping by RPD Capital staff; and
- Overall project readiness.