Thanks so much for joining us at the First Planning Workshop; we are synthesizing all of the information you provided us and we hope you will join us in the future. Please tell your friends and neighbors if they missed the event, we will be hosting a mini-version at the upcoming Sunday Streets Excelsior on Mission and Seneca Streets, next to Mobile Rec, Sunday October 16th from 10am – 4pm.

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Planning Process

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.

Thank you to the nearly 200 of you who attended the first planning workshop on October 1st! If you would like to receive updates on the McLaren Park Project Workshop days and times email

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

Mansell Project Update: Construction moving along!

Hi everyone, The construction along Mansell Street is moving along. The road work is mostly complete, and the contractor is currently working on the pedestrian and bicycle path on the north side of the road. We are anticipating that the work will finish up early November. The construction is requiring … 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

Mansell Project Update: Going Well, Traffic to shift to other side of Mansell Soon!

Mansell Improvements Construction Traffic Routing Flyer 3.14.2016 Hi folks, just wanted to provide a quick update: Overall the project proceeding well. We are still planning for the project to be completed end of Summer/early Fall, depending on weather or other unforeseen conditions. As you may have noticed, we are working … 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, portions of the roadway and other access routes at times necessary for construction activities. The work … Continue reading

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Project FAQs


The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department cares for and stewards many of the city’s most beautiful and cherished landscapes. Each of these parks contributes immeasurably towards our quality of life in the city, and helps to define each neighborhood’s identity. McLaren Park is no exception, as the cities second largest Park.

Our citywide serving parks, which include – Golden Gate Park, McLaren Park, and Lake Merced Park – define the City of San Francisco’s special identity as an urban oasis that offers both the best urban amenities and convenient access to unique open spaces.

Scope of work and funding

John McLaren Park was allocated $10 million in general funding and $2 million for Natural Areas from the 2012 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond. 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

$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.

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