South Park is located at 64 South Park Avenue. The park is approximately 34,000 square feet and has a children’s play area, a walkway, natural lawn, landscaping, and related amenities. The project has been allocated $1 million. Construction will start January 2016 and end late Fall 2016.
South Park is the oldest public park in San Francisco. Originally intended to be an English picturesque strolling park, it has fallen into disrepair and has been subject to ad-hoc improvements over the years. The Recreation and Park Department worked with the South Park Improvement Association, Fletcher Studio Landscape, park neighbors and community leaders to develop a master plan for the park’s renovation. Proposed improvements to the park include upgrades to the park’s infrastructure, including new paths, irrigation, drainage, site lighting, site furnishings, 24 mature trees and landscaping.
The approved plan proposes a variety of different programmatic spaces, including a children’s play area, a large open meadow, plazas of varying scales, and a variety of areas designed for sitting and/or picnicking.
Additional improvements may include bulb-outs and chicanes for traffic calming, bio-infiltration swales, and if funding is available, a rainwater cistern for irrigation usage.
The new trees are here! The nursery delivered them ahead of schedule so in order not to have them travel back, they placed the trees temporarily between cars along the park perimeter. We apologize for the inconvenience until we safely transport them into the park. The next posting … Continue reading
Tree pruning is taking a little longer that two days and will run into next week. The contractors are only posting NO PARKING signs immediately adjacent the area of daily work and only on the ‘park side’ of South Park Street. Additional signs will be posted throughout next week. Parking will be allowed across … Continue reading
Great news! More construction activity at South Park! Tree pruning within the park will start on Wednesday, July 13 and continue through Thursday, July 14, 2016 from 8AM to 5PM. Please note that NO PARKING will be allowed on the ‘park side’ of South Park Street.The signs were just posted today. Parking will be … Continue reading
Construction is progressing and the vision for South Park is coming to life. For months the site looked messy due to all the subsurface work and now the distinguishing site features, like concrete seat walls that swirls through the park, are taking shape. How exciting! So what happened in the past … Continue reading
Construction of South Park Renovation started last Thursday, January 14, 2016, with the installation of fences! The park is closed for the duration of construction and anticipated completion is late Fall 2016.For your safety, please use the pedestrian sidewalk across the street from the park. No Parking will be available along sections … Continue reading
We heard your concerns and wanted to reassure you that along with removal comes replacement. The project will plant 24 new, mature trees (36” box-example shown below). A major contributing factor to the decline of the trees at this site is overcrowding. The new trees will be spaced at intervals appropriate … Continue reading
The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department will begin construction this November at South Park, one of San Francisco’s oldest parks. The $2.8 million renovation is funded by both the 2012 and 2008 Parks Bonds, as well as Eastern Neighborhoods Impact Fees and a generous donation from the South Park … Continue reading