Raymond Kimbell offers a breath of fresh air to its very urban setting. For many locals, this park has become a central piece of the community. In 2008, park supporters voted to give Raymond Kimbell a $3.3 million renovation through the 2008 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks bond in an effort to ensure that their park continues to serve San Francisco for years to come.
Raymond Kimbell will offer an upgraded play area, improved landscape, and safer infrastructure.
We are excited to be working with the community in making Raymond Kimbell a better place to play!
A PARK READY FOR A MAKEOVER
Located at the corner of Geary Boulevard and Steiner Street, Raymond Kimbell serves a very urban part of San Francisco. The park offers a clubhouse, childrens play area, three baseball fields with bleacher seating, and open green areas for visitors. Over the years, many of these facilities have become unusable, unsafe, and in need of repair. Our goal is to restore and improve Raymond Kimbell Playground for the benefit of its loyal community.
During and immediately following rain events, you may have noticed small pools of standing water in the low area of the two meadows at Kimbell Playground. The SFPUC requires that new projects retain rainwater within the project/property boundaries to relieve the storm water/sewer drainage system; therefore, the two meadows were … Continue reading
Kimbell Playground is open! Unfortunately, the opening festivities were postponed due to rain but clearly a crowd of youngsters did not mind a wet day in a new playground. The renovation is mostly completed with only a few items that will be finalized in the next few months. Temporary signs will … Continue reading
Join Supervisor London Breed, the Friends of Kimbell Playground, Rec and Park and the Western Addition community for a Summer Kickoff celebrating the reopening of Kimbell Playground, Wednesday, June 10, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event includes a ribbon cutting ceremony, climbing wall, activities for kids and a … Continue reading
The project is 95% complete and we are really excited to announce that the end is near! Thank you to all onlookers for their supportive emails these past few weeks. So what’s left to do? All those little details that ensure the contract is complete and open the park safely … Continue reading
You know the best part about rain??? We get to see where the water flows and make adjustments…… Building: We sealed the building before the first rain last month. The plumbing and electrical work in the building is about 80% completed. The doors are already installed and painted. The exterior is looking … Continue reading
Walk the perimeter of the construction site for a glimpse of: Building: The plumbing and electrical work in the building are about 40% completed. The new door frames are being installed. The roof is completely sealed in case of early rain…..the sky is already misting this week. Playground: The playground boundaries are in place … Continue reading
Demolition and excavation has catapulted this park into full construction. Building: The roof eaves have been trimmed back to the building face and is currently being framed. We discovered a bit of dry rot at the front entrance and replaced all the wood surrounding the glass. The skylights and courtyard will … Continue reading