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 in February 2017.
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.
It’s been a wet week and the vegetation in all our city parks loved it! The rain kept the construction crew away from South Park…We are still working to open the park soon…..Below are the activities for the next few weeks. Week 02/6/2017– Rain week. Week 02/13/2017 playground installation, … Continue reading
The grades under the playground structure were shaped and compacted to prepare for the safety surface installation that will take a few weeks. Once it is completed, the entire playground structure, connectors, openings, will be inspected to confirm they comply with safety standards. This structure is accessible from multiple areas … Continue reading
Photo credit: Fletcher Studios Wow! The playground structure looks complete, but …..this incredible state of the art playground is carefully inspected to make sure each connection and opening comply to safety standards. The testing and inspection started last week and adjustments will continue into next week when the weather … Continue reading
Happy holidays! The contractor has made significant progress. Now that the sod is installed, the park is starting to get its final look. Check out the unique, continuous and interconnected, sculptural playground structure that is being assembled, inspected and tweaked until the factory alignment is achieved. You’ll notice that some … Continue reading
The much needed rain shifted the sewer /water meter work this week moving the street patching to next week. The parking restrictions will continue throughout next week–parking spaces will be made available as each portion of construction is completed. South Park Street (eastbound) will remain open during the street patching … Continue reading
We’re beginning sewer work on Monday, December 12, 2016! This is a necessary step because the remaining tasks can follow. We could not start earlier digging due to permit officials thorough review of the traffic impacts to the neighborhood during the holiday moratorium on excavation in this district. We received the permits … Continue reading
This is an update on the renovation of South Park as of November 23, 2016: We are 80% complete with the renovation. At one point last month, we experienced a significant setback because of an issue with the storm water/sewer line in addition to a delay in the delivery of … Continue reading