The Recreation and Park Department and the Department of Public Works will conduct percolation tests beginning on March 12th. Test holes will be dug two at a time along the perimeter for a total of 6-8 test holes. These holes will be covered up with plywood and marked with safety cones … Continue reading
(Photo: hundreds of yards of crushed drain rock being moved across the project site) If you haven’t been by the site recently, the contractor has started working on the underground drainage system. The field will have a new, elaborate drainage system which will allow that field to be played on … Continue reading
By John Wildermuth (Photo via sfgate.com) The thousands of visitors who cover just about every inch of lawn at Dolores Park on sunny weekends will have to squeeze a little closer for the next 14 months. The Mission District park, one of the city’s busiest and most popular recreation sites, is … Continue reading
Happy to report that we have completed trail side planting and split rail fencing along the new Portola Trail on the south side of Twin Peaks. Rice straw mulch has been added to trail side areas that have been seeded. We have also engaged a contractor for plant establishment maintenance … Continue reading
As we finalize the bid/award process, we are gearing up for the McLaren Trail Connector Project. Ten trees assessed as being hazardous by an independent arborist consultant will be removed as part of the trail gateway enhancement project. Five trees at the Persia Ave trail entry and picnic area and … Continue reading
Our Contractor is finishing up on transforming old dysfunctional asphalt ditches on the northern side of Glen Canyon, downhill of the park entrance at Turquoise and Amber, into functional vegetated swales and is beginning work on new trails in this area to replace old trails and failing steps. The Contractor … Continue reading
The children’s play area at Gilman Playground is a project of the 2012 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond. The Gilman Playground Renovation Project includes the renovation the children’s play area, modification of the clubhouse restroom for exterior wheelchair accessibility, site wheelchair accessibility, and related amenities. Public outreach on the … Continue reading
Maintaining beautiful, green park spaces in drought conditions is no simple task, and as an agency that stewards over 4,000 acres of public park land and as one of the largest water users in the city, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department takes its responsibility to conserve water seriously. … Continue reading
You are cordially invited to join Supervisor Scott Wiener, San Francisco Recreation and Park Department General Manager Phil Ginsburg, Glen Park Association and park advocates for the opening celebration of the Glen Canyon Park Playground. Saturday, March 15th, 2014 9:30 a.m. Welcome Remarks and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony SF Rec … Continue reading
You are invited to join in a walk-through of Alta Plaza Park to share your observations of park use and landscaping as they relate to the project goal for water conservation. The Alta Plaza Park walk-through is scheduled for 2/20 (Thu) at 4 PM. Please meet at the Scott St. entrance. … Continue reading
More than a dozen people attended a community meeting on 2/13 to discuss the planning of a new park on Rincon Hill, located at 4-6 Guy Place. The City recounted a community planning process done in 2008 that resulted in a community-supported plan. However when the economy dipped, funding for the new … Continue reading
Dear Bertholder, February 3, 2014 On Jan 17, 2014 the Governor of California declared a Drought State of Emergency for the State of California. All Californians have been asked to voluntarily reduce water consumption by 10%. Please minimize your vessel washing to what is necessary to keep your vessel seaworthy … Continue reading
More than 2 dozen Alta Plaza Park supporters attended the February 4th community meeting to discuss future improvements for water conservation. Thank you for your participation and thoughtful comments! RPD is organizing a park walk-thru to learn more about water conservation opportunities from you. If interested in joining this event or to be added to … Continue reading
Although, issues related to drainage near Steiner and Clay Streets’, and the asphalt at the Scott St. entrance are not part of this project; RPD wants to make sure that the community knows that their safety is of the utmost importance. RPD has applied for General Fund dollars to take … Continue reading
For those community members who participated in community meetings quite some time ago regarding Rec and Park’s planned trails improvements at Bernal Heights, thank you for your patience! We are working on several 2008 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond-funded trail improvement projects (see http://sfrecpark.org/park-improvements/park-trail-reconstruction-program/). Our design team is working on … Continue reading
The Recreation and Park Department invites you to participate in a community meeting to review tentative plans for the development of a new mini park at 4-6 Guy Place, and to discuss next steps. 4-6 Guy Place is located off First Street between Folsom and Harrison Streets. Your input is … Continue reading
Thank you to those who participated in the second community meeting at Gilman Clubhouse! The public input was very productive in providing the City team with guidance on the final concept plan. Please join us at the final community meeting to review the proposed concept plan on February 18 at … Continue reading
Join us for a project update of the Raymond S. Kimbell Playground Renovation: Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 6PM Hamilton Recreation Center, 1900 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco. San Francisco Recreation and Park staff will provide an overview of the project features, the status update and future construction, scheduled start this … Continue reading
Thank you all for your participation in last night’s community meeting. Rec and Park staff presented the solution to the drainage issues which include minor lawn excavation to install one inch pipes in a grid pattern underneath the lawn. These pipes will both contain and redirect surface water. In addition, … Continue reading
Please come to a project update! Friends of Upper Douglass Dog Park will be hosting a community meeting on January 30, 2014, 6-7:30PM at the Upper Douglass Clubhouse (26th/Douglass Streets). Recreation and Park staff will attend and provide a status update on the drainage repairs and project timeline. We hope … Continue reading
When Coit Tower reopens in April after a six-month face-lift, the Telegraph Hill icon will have a new look and a new operator. After nearly a decade of often rancorous discussions, a nasty 2012 election scrap and plenty of grudging compromises, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Commission is set Thursday … Continue reading
Tomorrow morning, the contractor we’re working with will be bringing in some equipment to begin removing the two old asphalt drainage ditches just below the entry at Turquoise and Amber. These ditches are no longer functional and will be replaced with beautiful planted swales in the coming weeks. Several folks … Continue reading
2008 Bond Project: As of January 7th, the Recreation Center is open! The Rec Center is open with a new heating system and ready to be enjoyed on the following dates and times: Tuesday – Friday: 9 am – 9 pm Saturday: 9 am – 5 pm Please note that … Continue reading
The above image is of the tower getting prepped, by power-washing, for concrete and stucco repair. Color-matching of Historic door and window paint colors is happening along with the Art Commission survey for mural restoration. Modification to internal and external hand-rails is being completed to improve accessibility. Repair to building … Continue reading
We have a solution! Department of Public Works engineers are currently designing additional drainage to help with both soil percolation as well as run off uphill from the park. The site is an active construction zone, still under the care of the contractor. Unfortunately it cannot be opened until the … Continue reading
The contractor is taking advantage of our dry winter and continuing to work on the retaining walls on the north side of the project. Once this wall is in place, they plan to move to the project corners to start construction on the new concrete stairways which will lead to … Continue reading
The City hosted four (4) community meetings to develop plan options based on public input through community discussions and written comments. These community meetings were well-attended by a broad representation of park users, including young families, seniors, dog owners, and tennis advocates. We appreciate your time and interest in the future of Noe Courts … Continue reading
Rec and Park walked the new Portola Trail with a contractor in December and will be working later this month or in early February to complete trail side seeding, planting and fencing as discussed at September 2013 community meetings. Neighbor requests for a crosswalk at the top of the trail … Continue reading
Two years ago, the Bayview community came together to design a concept plan for Hilltop Park. Now, with funding, the park renovation is going to be a reality! Join us for the kick off meeting to learn about the project and how you can be involved in this excellent community … Continue reading
Rec and Park hosted a well-attended site visit on November 7, 2013 to share plans with neighbors for the McLaren Park Trail Connector Project. Bids are due from contractors on January 21, 2014, and we anticipate that entryway improvements at the 3 sites (Persia, Visitacion Ave Fire Road and Campbell … Continue reading
Hi Folks, Just wanted to provide an update – as you can see if you have been near the project soon, The Glen Canyon Playground and Tennis Court Project is really moving along, if you see the park now, you will see that the new tennis courts are in place, … Continue reading
Our Trails Project contractor will be completing hazardous tree mitigation work by the end of the year. In the coming week, stumps of Eucalyptus trees that were already removed will be recut closer to the ground and painted with AquaMaster herbicide to discourage resprouting. This is the least toxic effective … Continue reading
Last week, Department of Public Works engineers tested and observed the rate of soil absorption in the several areas including the southern section of the park. They are evaluating several solutions which may include a combination of soil replacement and installation of additional subterranean drainage piping. Once we have a … Continue reading
Hi Everyone – Just wanted to update you – for those of you are that are still interested to see EVEN more of us, as I mentioned in my last email update and blog post, the design team will be presenting the current design (first of 3 times) to the … Continue reading
Thanks again to everyone who came out to provide feedback on the conceptual design at our community meetings this summer. Our team is on track with the schedule outlined at the community presentations and just completed design development this past month. This phase allows our team to evaluate code, cost, … Continue reading
Hi Everyone – Thanks so much to those of you who were able to attend or otherwise provide feedback on the materials presented at the community meetings we held on the Renovation of Glen Canyon Park Recreation Center on June 13th and July 13th and the Open House/Update Meeting on November … Continue reading
The southern half of the park continues to be saturated despite the replacement of clogged and collapse pipes as part of this improvement. The recent rainfall has increased the saturation levels; making the park too wet and unsafe to use. Engineers are both investigating and observing the site these past … Continue reading
Thank you all for joining us at last nights meeting. We are so glad to see so many community members participating in the process and hope you continue to give us feedback. Please see the main project page for last nights PowerPoint Presentation and let us know if you have … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO— The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department and city officials, including Supervisor Malia Cohen, joined hundreds of Portola District friends and neighbors today in celebrating the reopening of Palega Recreation Center, a neighborhood favorite. The 80-year-old park and recreation center recently underwent a $21.2 million makeover, thanks to … Continue reading
Just a reminder, Coit Memorial Tower is officially closed today, November 18th, 2013 for rehabilitation and will remain closed until Spring 2014. Work will be restricted to regular construction hours: Monday – Friday 7:00am – 4:00pm. In the coming week the contractor will be installing a construction fence and setting … Continue reading
Hi Folks, I know many of you are eager for an update. The Glen Canyon Playground and Tennis Court Project is really moving along, if you see the park now, you will see that the new tennis courts are in place, and the new playgrounds are emerging. Over the next … Continue reading
Hi Everyone – Thanks so much to those of you who were able to attend the community meetings we held to discuss the renovation of the Glen Canyon Park recreation center on June 13th and July 13th of this year. The information and feedback from those meetings is available on the Glen Canyon … Continue reading
Hello Park Advocates. As you can see from the photo, our contractor is aggressively moving forward with the rough grading operations on the fields. The project includes regrading the site so that we reduce the cross slope grades which will improve the fields overall playing condition. The next phase of … Continue reading
Check out the first vertical garden on a Recreation and Park Dept. park. Actually it’s in the new Golden Gate Park Community Garden, located at Frederick/Arguello Sts. This 100′x8.5′ vertical garden contains 900 edible, native and ornamental plants planted in only one day! Thanks to the hardworking crew at Bauman … Continue reading
Join us on Thursday, November 7, from 5-6 pm, at the western end of Campbell Ave, where we will discuss planned improvements to 3 trail entryways in McLaren Park: Campbell Ave, Visitacion Ave Fire Road and Persia just east of the picnic area. These improvements are funded by a federal … Continue reading
Our contractor will be beginning work on the Glen Canyon TRAILS project on Tuesday, October 29th. First up is setting up staging areas and completing hazardous tree mitigation work. Per community requests, we are planning to maintain the “Ticket Tree” Monterey Cypress stump just west of the trail from the … Continue reading
We anticipate that our contractor will be beginning work on the Glen Canyon TRAILS project on Tuesday, October 29th. First up is setting up staging areas and completing hazardous tree mitigation work. Per community requests, we are planning to maintain the “Ticket Tree” stump. We will post more details on … Continue reading
Join us for the free “Second Annual” 20th Avenue Soap Box Derby! WHEN: this Sunday, October 27, 11 am- 3 pm WHERE: on 20th Ave, between Wawona and Vicente Streets WHAT: If you have no idea what a soap box derby is, check out these websites for some background: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soap_Box_Derby, http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Soapbox-Derby-Car This … Continue reading
Hi Folks, The Glen Canyon Playground and Tennis Court Project is moving along, if you see the park now, you will see that the tennis courts and playground are emerging. In addition, we are finishing the limited work at the Bosworth Entrance (to replace the swing gate, etc.) and along … Continue reading
Roll up your sleeves San Franciscans and attend one the Community Opportunity Fund Round 4 – Workshops to find out how the 2012 Park Bond can fund your neighborhood park improvement. Wednesday, November 6, 6:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m. Minnie Lovie Recreation Center – Auditorium Wednesday, November 20, 6:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m. Betty Ong Chinese … Continue reading
Due to unforeseen drainage issues, the park will not open on Saturday, November 9, 2013. Up until earlier this month, the lawn had been growing evenly throughout the park; however, the south edge of the park is saturated with moisture causing the lawn to thin in the shaded areas. Given … Continue reading
We’re getting ready for the first Garden Members’ Workday this Saturday! Garden plots are numbered, fresh soil piled, gopher barrier wire stocked for a productive event! Please note that this event is targeted only to garden members with assigned plots at the GGP CommUNITY Garden. An official public opening is … Continue reading
The future home of the tool lending library was finally installed today! Thank you to RPD heavy equipment team for setting the shed in place. RPD carpenters will now begin to construct a trellis over it.
Hello Minnie & Lovie Park Supporters. We wanted to let everyone know that we have finally started construction on the athletic field project. The contractor has already started some of the demolition work on fencing and site furniture. Over the next few weeks, you will see a lot of construction … Continue reading
Hi Folks, As I noted in my last blog post and eblast, you are now seeing some limited work done a bit north of the fenced off area, around the Bosworth Entrance (to replace the swing gate, etc.) and along a portion of the connection to the road north of … Continue reading
The park is in the final stages of inspection and once they pass, a two-week transition to Recreation and Parks field crew will follow. We are close to completing the project and anticipate the park will open early November at the latest. Check back mid-October for the exact date. Thank … Continue reading
A big thank you V-O-Cal (Volunteers for Outdoor California) and to the over 150 volunteers who came out on Saturday and Sunday to complete the new Portola Trail! Our staff received much positive feedback and many thank yous from runners, cyclists and hikers regarding the trail improvement. We are working … Continue reading
We had a very productive meeting on 7-19-2013. We were joined by neighbors, a representative from Supervisor Cohen’s Office, and a Public Safety Officer. We will continue to work with the community during construction, and the Supervisor’s Office to address concerns. Thank you for joining us, we value your input!
Thank you so much for coming out last night; we appreciate and value your participation and heard your concerns. We are very grateful for V-O-Cal’s gift, which is making the first phase of the Trails Improvement Project possible. Please let us know if you have any additional questions. Click here … Continue reading
Below you will find a link to the Tree Assessment we promised you. This is the final report, as with the previous two reports copies will be provided at tonight’s meeting. Click here to view the Tree Assessment.
As we promised, below is the Hydrologists’s assessment of the site; we will bring additional copies to tonight’s meeting. Questions regarding this assessment and the Geotechnical Report will be answered at tonight’ s meeting. Click here to download the Hydrologists Assessment. We look forward to seeing you at tonight’s meeting.
As promised, here is the report from the Geotechnical Engineer (see below link); we will also bring copies to the meeting tonight. We are awaiting the arrival of the Hydrologists’ report, and will post that info as soon as we receive it. We hope you can make tonight’s meeting, please … Continue reading
Dear Twin Peaks Trails Improvement Project Neighbors, Attached please find 3 documents for your review: 1) CatEx determination in response to community request for environmental impact report (I was working with the Planning Department this week to secure an official copy of this document to share with you) 2) Map … Continue reading
Please join us for a meeting to address the concerns raised by community members. As requested RPD will answer questions, including presenting the Hydrology Report from the recent Hydrologists’ testing, planting schematic, plant variety types, security and visibility to property, and erosion control measures. The Supervisors Office will also be … Continue reading
Please join us for the final community planning meeting for the South Park Renovation Project. Fletcher Studio will be on hand to showcase the latest project design followed by a project delivery overview presented by San Francisco Recreation and Park staff. Please plan to attend, your input is very important … Continue reading
Last night approximately 25 community members attended a public meeting to discuss Portola Trail plans. In addition to several of us from Rec and Park’s Capital Division and Natural Areas Program, the Executive Director from V-O-Cal (Volunteers from Outdoor California) was on hand to answer questions and address concerns from … Continue reading
Thank you for taking your relaxing Saturday morning to join us, we had a very good discussion on the project and will present the new plan to the community. Your voices have been heard and we are taking all of the comments we have received so far and will modify … Continue reading
We had an outstanding group of new gardeners join us at a mixer for those persons chosen by lottery to have a shared plot. We look forward to opening the gates soon and welcoming community members to join us for workshops and resource sharing.
Join us for a meeting to discuss future trails improvements at Twin Peaks. At this meeting we will focus primarily on plans for the new Portola Trail, the “Peaks” portion of the “Creeks to Peaks/” Glen Canyon to Twin Peaks trail connection. This is a follow-up to meetings held in … Continue reading
The brush clearing maintenance work that the San Francisco Conservation Corps is doing along Twin Peaks Boulevard is nearly complete. Our staff have been actively monitoring this work. This is a progress picture taken September 4, 2013. The Corps has removed garbage in addition to weeds. Rec and Park is … Continue reading
Hi folks, I wanted to provide you all an update on the project’s progress. Things are going relatively well, and the work is well underway. As you might notice, the contractor has been installing form work and rebar for the new playground area and the tennis courts and is starting … Continue reading
Project is 92% complete, we are now entering the final phases of work; Gym interior painting is ongoing, Gym floor is currently being installed, all toilet & bathroom fixtures are complete, interior radiators are substantially complete. New storefront windows are being installed at the addition, wrapping up miscellaneous roof installation. … Continue reading
We are getting close to breaking ground on the field renovation. Check back with us in September for the date, as we are expecting to break ground in October.
By Neal J. Riley, SF Chronicle It was almost impossible to hear a Recreation and Park Department official call Cayuga Playground a “hidden treasure” because he had to shout over the roar of a train passing overhead. Many of the city’s open spaces have claimed that cliche, but there’s no doubt … Continue reading
[This photo shows a dead tree standing, one of the hazardous trees slated for removal] Pending approval by the Rec and Park Commission in September, we will begin the hazardous tree mitigation component of the Oak Woodlands Trails Improvement Project this Fall. The Trails Improvement Project is the result of … Continue reading
Recreation and Park Dept. at Kings of Cali’s Family Day event at MLK Playground for outreach on the Gilman Playground renovation.
As a reminder, we will be having our second community meeting to review the conceptual design for the Joe DiMaggio Playground renovation next Wednesday August 28th, from 6 -7:30 pm. The meeting will be held at the same location as last time, in the Multi-Purpose Room in the clubhouse at … Continue reading
Final touches are being made for tomorrow’s grand opening. Please join us!
[This photo shows an example of tree failure: Arroyo Willow, Creekside Loop Trail] Pending award of contract by the Rec and Park Commission, we will begin the Trails Improvement Project in late September. This project is the result of extensive community input provided at three community meetings and a site … Continue reading
Thanks so much for attending the first meeting to discuss the renovation of the fields and courts at West Sunset Playground. We had a great turn out, but would really like to hear from as many of you as we can. If you have not sent in your comments to … Continue reading
Thank you for joining us to discuss the renovation of Gilman Playground. We really value your input on this project and would like to hear what you have to say regarding the renovation. If you have not spoken to Marvin Yee, the Project Manager or emailed him comments, please do … Continue reading
We are excited to report that we are beginning Phase I of the Twin Peaks Trails Improvement Project. Phase I is part of our “Creeks to Peaks” initiative to connect Glen Canyon with Twin Peaks. Beginning on August 8, the San Francisco Conservation Corps will be clearing blackberry, ivy and … Continue reading
By: Andrea Koskey The return of the Outer Richmond’s Cabrillo Playground over the weekend is just the beginning of a wave of upgraded parks reopening in neighborhoods citywide. After eight months and $4.5 million, the Cabrillo project has brought renovations to the playground and upgrades to the clubhouse; donations brought … Continue reading
Hi folks, We continue to make progress on construction. As you might notice, the contractor has started to install form work and rebar and layout the various walls for portions of the tennis courts and playground areas. As often happens, we did encounter some complications, as we founds some of … Continue reading
Ornamental gates by Eric Powell are being installed at Cayuga Park today at the Cayuga/Naglee main entrance, and the Alemany Blvd. pedestrian entrance. These gates are made possible through the Arts Enrichment Program of the Arts Commission.
Trenching across Vicente Street to provide PG&E power to the restroom is completed. Next steps include connection to power and City inspections. Anticipated opening mid-August.
The restroom building at Parkside Square is awaiting City inspections before it may open to the public. We anticipate the restrooms to open mid-August. Thank you for your patience.
DuPont Courts Restroom remains closed due to an appeal of the demolition permit. A hearing date with the Appeals Board is tbd. Two tennis courts are open to the public during this time.
The restroom at Mt. Lake Park is awaiting City inspections before it may open. We anticipate the restrooms to reopen mid-August. Thank you for your patience.
How long are the roots now? About 20% of the lawn has 3/4″ roots. Although it can still be pulled up, the sod is increasingly becoming harder to tug without damage to the delicate roots. It wasn’t hard for a raccoon family to dig along the seams of approximately 100 … Continue reading
Join District 1 Supervisor Eric Mar, San Francisco Recreation and Parks, Friends of Cabrillo Playground, the San Francisco Parks Alliance, city officials and Richmond District neighbors in celebrating the official reopening of Cabrillo Playground on August 3, at 12 noon. This new $4.5 million playground was made possible by San … Continue reading
Hi folks, We continue to make progress on construction. After the installation of the new retaining walls grading and some soil removal, the contractor has started welding and rebar work. This will be in progress all next week. Soon new foundation work for the new tennis courts and additional concrete … Continue reading
Project is 87% complete, site work ongoing, including forming and pouring for new sidewalks. The radiant flooring at the new addition have been poured. Metal windows are in. Exterior stucco work is ongoing. Interior wall finish at the gym is ongoing including painting. On the exterior, irrigation and infield work … Continue reading
Hi Everyone! As many of you may know, thanks to the community planning process in 2010-2011 which identified the needs for renovation and improvement of the facilities at Glen Canyon Park, not only is the playground and tennis court renovation in construction now, the Recreation Center Building Renovation was funded … Continue reading
A project of the 2008 Clean and Safe Parks Bond’s Community Opportunity Fund Progam, the improvements to the Peru Street Playground in McLaren Park are well underway. We anticipate completion of the project within the next two months. Due some unanticipated construction issues work has slowed over the last few … Continue reading
Outdoor patio paving is in progress. The wavy forms will be inlaid with beautiful stonework.
The Site work is substantially complete and the Clubhouse is about to be completed in a couple of weeks. All the renovation work is looking great and the landscape is giving a wonderful framework. The donor tiles started to be installed at the seatwalls this week and will be completed on the week … Continue reading
Hi Folks – We continue to make progress on construction. After the installation of the new retaining walls, the contractor has removed the excess soil and are now completing a gas line connection. You will start to see the foundation and grading for the tennis court start. The contractor has … Continue reading
The sod arrived in truck-full rolls last week and was installed in two days. Crew of eight worked diligently to layout the ‘living carpet’, carve its edges and tighten seams resulting in this bright green acre. The project looks deceivingly complete. The new lawn is ‘floating’ on saturated soil and needs … Continue reading
Hi Everyone! Thanks to all of you that attended the community meeting in June and provided your feedback on the Rec Center Renovation Plan. The next meeting is Saturday, July 13th. I hope you can make it! Please see below and the meeting flyer for additional info – again, please feel … Continue reading
RPD received an appeal of the demolition permit for replacement of the free-standing restroom. DuPont Tennis Courts is now partially reopened until further notice.
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All trenches have been backfilled and infrastructure is almost complete. As you can see from the photo, the new irrigation system works beautifully. The sod will be delivered and installed later this week, marking the most difficult and delicate part of the improvement- the sod (lawn) establishment. The lawn will look … Continue reading
A deteriorating playground in the Richmond district is poised for a major rehab effort as part of a $3.15 million project spearheaded by neighborhood leaders and city officials. The Mountain Lake Park playground is more than 30 years old and has many outdated and dilapidated amenities, despite being visited … Continue reading
The first round of bond projects has begun the planning phase, and we need your help! Click on the Park you are interested in helping with to find out about upcoming community meetings and announcements. First Round Projects: Balboa Pool Gilman Playground Glen Canyon Park Joe DiMaggio Playground Mountain Lake … Continue reading
Metal Trellis, Paving Formwork and Clubhouse Painting (primer only to date)
You are cordially invited to join Mayor Ed Lee, Supervisor Mark Farrell, San Francisco Recreation and Park Department General Manager Phil Ginsburg for the grand opening ceremony of Marina Yacht Harbor West. The event will include a formal ribbon cutting ceremony. Thursday, July 11, 2013, 11:00 a.m. Celebration Begins … Continue reading
Hi Everyone! As many of you may know, thanks to the community planning process in 2010-2011 which identified the needs for renovation and improvement of the facilities at Glen Canyon Park, not only is the playground and tennis court renovation in construction now, the Recreation Center Building Renovation was funded … Continue reading
So much underground work has taken place! Trenching is completed and the irrigation system is being currently being installed. In the next few weeks, the irrigation pipes will be buried followed by fine grading. We also replaced the underground pipes near the drinking fountain to the park entrance to ensure … Continue reading
Greetings! I just wanted to send everyone a quick reminder that we are holding a community meeting regarding the renovation of the Glen Canyon Park Recreation Center THIS Thursday, June 13th, at St. John School, located at 925 Chenery Street. Additional details may be found below. We hope to see … Continue reading
Thank you, neighbors of Noe Courts Park, for participating in the second community meeting to develop a park improvement plan. 40+ participants attended the meeting to review concept plan options, break out into smaller discussion groups, and finally summarized the group discussions. The next park improvement plan is scheduled for … Continue reading
The next Noe Courts Park Improvement Plan on June 10 (Monday) will be held at St. Philip’s Church Parish Hall, 6-8 PM.
The meeting will be held again at St. Philip’s Church Parish Hall at 725 Diamond Street (between 24th/Elizabeth Streets).
We heard concerns from neighbors regarding the location of the ADA accessible ramp, the vegetation impact, and the overall look of the restroom. We will present alternatives to the current design at the next meeting.
The Project is being recommended for $1.7M in One Bay Area Grant (OBAG) funding. If we secure the OBAG funds, we will have about $5.1M in transportation funds for the project. After months of community outreach including distributing a community feedback form and hosting multiple community meetings, the project team created … Continue reading
Join Mayor Edwin M. Lee, District 2 Supervisor Mark Farrell, Friends of Lafayette Park, the Department of Public Works and the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department for a grand re-opening event. Children’s Play Day & Activities beginning at 10 am, Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 11 am. Bring a picnic … Continue reading
Today was a beautiful day for lawn installation at the informal ball field!Photo 1
The photos were taken from above Boeddeker Park, as the site has been cleared in order to begin renovation and turn it into a brand new park!
Project is 82% complete, site work is ongoing, including forming and pouring for new sidewalks. Transformer pad for PG&E is being poured, grading and Irrigation is also proceeding. In the addition, prep work for radiant flooring have commenced. Exterior upper new windows are complete, stucco repair work is ongoing. On … Continue reading
Rough grading was completed this month and rich organic soil, as you can see, is being distributed throughout the site.
Hi Everyone! As many of you may know, thanks to the community planning process in 2010-2011 which identified the needs for renovation and improvement of the facilities at Glen Canyon Park, not only is the playground and tennis court renovation in construction now, the Recreation Center Renovation was funded by … Continue reading
In the final push toward completion of the renovation of Lafayette Park we have found that there are three commemorative plaques for which we do not have homes: Hurbert and Elsie Lui; Martha Joy Edstrom; Shirley R. Mooser. If you know the history behind one of these plaques, or would … Continue reading
Hi Everyone- With the renovation of the Glen Canyon Park playground, tennis courts, and Elk Street entryway well underway, we are beginning to plan for the renovation of the Glen Canyon Park recreation center, funded by the 2012 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond. The Glen Canyon Park Recreation Center … Continue reading
Hi Folks – Overall, the project is now about 30% complete. Recently, the construction crew has been busy working on the new retaining walls for the tennis courts. Soon, you can expect to see more grading as we start to construct the new tennis courts. The contractor has also been hard at work inside … Continue reading
Great news! The California Coastal Commission voted unanimously today to uphold the permit for the Beach Chalet Athletic Field renovation project at the West End of Golden Gate Park, perhaps the most vetted public project in Rec and Park history. The Commission’s vote means the renovation project can move forward … Continue reading
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Project Progress The overall project is nearing completion with approximately 90% of the project scope performed. Progress over the past few weeks has focused primarily on the custom climbing structures in the children’s play area, the walls and paths around the courts, and the off-leash dog play area. The first … Continue reading
Today the Mission Dolores Improvement Project Plan received an approval of the environmental review document. The document, a Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) was accepted and the project appeal was rejected unanimously by the Planning Commission. Stay tuned for more news.
Project is approximately 72% complete. Progress continues on the Palega Improvements, including window flashing, exterior stucco. On the interior, contractor is proceeding with sheetrock and taping, storefront windows prep work, casework, mechanical registers, radiant piping are proceeding. Site work is also ongoing, including main lines, irrigation, underground utilities and fencing. Structural steel … Continue reading
Hi Everyone, Over the last few weeks and in the coming weeks, work will continue on the grading and building the new retaining walls for the new tennis courts. In addition, work is underway inside the Rec Center to prepare for the installation of the much-anticipated, new heating system. Again, there is some large equipment on … Continue reading
Street tree work is scheduled to begin this week and is estimated to take up to 2 weeks to complete. Ailing trees located along Washington Street will be removed, and young gingko trees will be planted in their place. Empty tree wells along the length of the block will also … Continue reading
Hi Everyone, Just a quick update: later this week or early next work is expected to begin to make way for the new walls for the new tennis courts. There will be some new equipment on site to perform the work. If you have children who enjoy watching construction vehicles … Continue reading
Project is 65% complete. Contractor continues to make progress on duct work, wall framing, exterior sheating and wall insulation. Steel window repairs are also ongoing. Plaster repairs are also underway on the exterior. The strutural steel work is proceeding on the addition, contractor is also prepping tp pour structural slab … Continue reading
Construction started in early January and is progressing steadily. When complete, the project will feature improvements to the tennis courts, children’s play area, recreation center, landscaping, and Elk Street entrance. To date, the tennis courts and their surrounding retaining walls, as well as the old children’s play equipment have been … Continue reading
After nearly a year of environmental review, the community members attending the Mission Dolores Park Rehabilitation Project Open House were happy to see the design is moving forward with few changes. They also pointed out that the next challenge is publicizing and managing the construction process to minimize disruption of … Continue reading
Long-Awaited Dolores Park Redesign Plans Unveiled | Local: In The Mission | an SFGate.com blog.
In the last year, the Mission Dolores Park Rehabilitation Project has moved forward through environmental review and documentation. The project team is now ready to share the updated plans with you and the entire park community. Please join us for a Community Open House this Wednesday, February 6th from 5:30-7:30 … Continue reading
In the last couple of weeks, you may have seen notices posted on trees throughout Golden Gate Park. These trees are scheduled to be removed because they present a risk to public safety. Some of them show obvious signs of failure from the outside. Others do not. For the trees … Continue reading
You may have noticed some beautiful new “box” steps ascending the more gradually sloped side of the saddle area in Glen Canyon. Our contractor is also finishing up a new switchback trail to help folks access the top of the rocks. This work is being funded through the California State … Continue reading
Bauman Landscape Construction is working diligently toward a late spring park opening. Recent dry weather has been instrumental in keeping us on schedule. Large sections of the landscape are now in place, allowing plenty of time for plants to grow. Installation of the sewer tie-ins will mean the site drainage … Continue reading
Hi folks, As you might have noticed, starting last week, the renovation project is underway! The project is anticapated to be completed in November of 2013, assuming no additional delays. As a reminder, major improvements include: a new children’s play area that will be almost twice as large as the … Continue reading
Hi folks, Just in case you notice and were wondering, there will be some work on one area of the trails in Glen Canyon Park, north of the rec center, called the “saddle area” It is north of the boardwalk and near the climbing rocks. It will see improvements beginning January 15, … Continue reading
The saddle area, north of the boardwalk and near the climbing rocks, will see improvements beginning January 15, 2013. This construction will last approximately 6 weeks. There will be crews working in the saddle area as well as materials staged nearby. The project will also include some planting of native … Continue reading
Hi Everyone – The contractor hired to start the Glen Canyon Project will be starting construction activities Thursday, January 10th. At times, on Thursday January 10th and January 11th, and the week of January 14th tennis courts may be closed in order to protect park users during some work. It … Continue reading
After over 16 months of construction, the Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center opened with great accolades with over 2,000 people attending the Grand opening in July 2012. For several decades, San Franciscans have enjoyed recreating at the Chinese Recreation Center, a heavily used facility in the heart of Chinatown. We … Continue reading
After a wet December, Progress continues on the locker room, framing of the exterior walls, sheathing and new foundation is ongoing, rough electrical and plumbing have also commenced. The Mission Pool is a public outdoor pool serving children and families in San Francisco. The renovation is funded by 2008 Clean and … Continue reading
After a very wet winter December, construction crews are mobilized fully for the week starting Jan 7th 2013. Project is 55% complete. Seismic work in the Gym continues, roofing at the upper level is substantially complete. Hydronic heating installation have commenced, rough electric and plumbing is ongoing, Fire sprinkler installation … Continue reading
GlenPark Renovation Project – Project Update Meeting 1 7 13 Greetings and happy holidays from the Recreation and Park Department! We are looking forward to starting park renovation project at Glen Canyon Park. As you may have heard, the schedule has been delayed from the original start date of October … Continue reading
Mayor Ed Lee, Supervisor David Chiu and a group of city officials, including Port officials, Rec and Park Commission President Mark Buell, and Rec and Park GM Phil Ginsburg, cut the ribbon on the new Pier 43 promenade near Fisherman’s Wharf on December 17. The new promenade extends The Embarcadero … Continue reading
The Neighborhood Empowerment Network’s NEN Awards are returning for their fifth and biggest year on January 9. Produced in partnership with the CCSF Community Challenge Grant Program, The NEN Awards are dedicated to elevating and celebrating the tremendous work that residents and organizations do every day to make our city … Continue reading
Project Progress Truck loads of new trees and plants, as well as what looks to be miles of sod, arrived this week transforming sections of the park into a green oasis almost overnight. Crews have been busy planting all week. With the exception of the dog play area, meadow, and … Continue reading
Hi Everyone, Another update - the appellant withdrew their re-hearing request today, so there is no hearing tonight, I am very sorry if you got this news too late, and already left for City Hall. I heard late in the day myself. The appeals board ’s vote of 4-0 to deny the appeal, is now … Continue reading
Netting and tarping at Lily Pond is complete.
Hi Everyone, Here is the latest update: As you know, the appeals board voted 4-0 to deny the appeal on November 14th. The appellant had a 10 day period to file a re-hearing request. The last to file this request was November 26th. On that date, the appellant submitted a … Continue reading
Appeal Update As previously reported, the Board of Appeals ruled in favor of the Department, 3-0, denying the appeal of our building permit for the maintenance complex. The denial of this appeal is now final and our permit has been reinstated. Thank you to everyone who has supported us during … Continue reading
Hi Everyone, Quick update about the appeals process. As you know, the appeals board voted 4-0 to deny the appeal, but the appellant had a 10 day period to file a re-hearing request. The last to file this request was November 26th. On that date, the appealant submitted a re-hearing … Continue reading
Originally opened in 1985, Boeddeker has certainly seen better days, but thanks to the Trust for Public Land, a variety of state grants, and the leadership of people like Betty Traynor, the cofounder of the Friends of Boeddeker Park, the park and its aging clubhouse are set for an $8.5 … Continue reading
Kids Make Lasting Impression on Balboa Park – The Trust for Public Land.
Balboa Park Reopens with New Playground and Community Art – The Trust for Public Land.
Balboa Skatepark creates space for skater community | Golden Gate Xpress.
Balboa skatepark is the third public skatepark in San Francisco – ESPN.
We are in the home stretch now. Only 3 months until substantial completion. For those keeping track, we have granted the Contractor a two month extension to perform the work. This is modest given the additional scope of work added to the project, and the complexity of the dredging operations … Continue reading
Appeal Update The Board of Appeals ruled in favor of the Department, 3-0, denying the appeal of our building permit for the maintenance complex. Thank you to everyone who has supported us during this process, with a special thanks to those who came out to the hearing last night. Unfortunately, … Continue reading
Balboa Skatepark officially opened on September 29th. The opening day was filled with families and skateboarders who enjoyed a day of live bands, free food, and skate contests. The skate park project, a partnership with the Trust for Public Land, was part of a larger renovation of the park that … Continue reading
Hello Everyone – As we have planned and communicated in flyers and elsewhere, we were planning on starting construction in mid October, this week on this project. However, on Monday an appeal was filed on the building permit that had been issued for the project. The permit and the project … Continue reading
Permit Appeal Update As reported last month, a second appeal of a Lafayette Park Renovation Project building permit was filed with the Board of Appeals. This latest appeal suspends Permit 1610, which covers the RPD operation’s maintenance complex (cargo container pad and trellis enclosure). The Board of Appeals hearing date … Continue reading
Hi everyone, As you may know, the Glen Canyon Park Renovation Project will begin soon! As a reminder, major improvements include: a new larger children’s play area, new tennis courts, improved park paths, an improved Elk Street entry, a new accessible restroom, new landscaping, and new heating in the Recreation … Continue reading
The Dolores Park Rehabilitation and Improvement Project Open House, previously scheduled for Thursday, September 27, has been rescheduled to a date to be announced later this fall. The Rehabilitation and Improvement Plan is progressing through the Planning Department’s environmental review process. This is taking a little longer than expected, so … Continue reading
Permit Appeal Update We are happy to report that last night the Board of Appeals voted unanimously to deny the appellant’s request to re-hear her appeal of our building permit no. 0448 (restroom and site improvements). This means that we should see the suspension lifted and work starting up again … Continue reading
As part of the upcoming Park Renovation Project, today a number of trees around the lower portion of Glen Canyon Park were posted with notices that the tree will be removed as part of the renovation. As a reminder, this project, which came out of a two year community planning … Continue reading
Permit Appeal Update On Monday afternoon another appeal of a Lafayette Park Renovation Project building permit was filed with the Board of Appeals. This latest appeal suspends Permit 1610, which covers the RPD operation’s maintenance complex (cargo container pad and trellis enclosure). This new appeal will follow essentially the same process as the … Continue reading
Permit Appeal Update The project appellant filed a request for a rehearing of her appeal of building permit 0448 late Tuesday. What this means is that we remain on hold for an additional two weeks while we wait to appear before the Board of Appeals again on September 19. At … Continue reading
Join Supervisors Scott Wiener and David Campos, San Francisco Recreation and Park Department General Manager Phil Ginsburg, the City Fields Foundation, neighbors and park advocates for the grand reopening ceremony of Mission Playground. The event will include a ribbon cutting ceremony, music, food trucks, an outdoor picnic and fun games … Continue reading
Please join us for the Mission Playground and Clubhouse ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, September 15th at 10:30am. Thanks to SF voters the park was renovated with funds from the 2008 Clean & Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond. The renovation includes a renovated clubhouse and new playground including an exciting water feature, new synthetic turf soccer field, resurfaced … Continue reading
Our final permits for dredging are at last in hand and the dredge equipment is expected to arrive on site the first week of September. The phase 2 dredging will be much more complex, and in turn slower, than dredging performed in 2011. This season crews will be removing sediments … Continue reading
We have made tremendous progress with our Community Opportunity Fund projects. The new youth play area at Duboce Park, an innovative play area geared toward school-aged children, is now officially open! This project has activated an unused corner of Duboce Park and has given children a place that invites imaginative … Continue reading
Playgrounds pocked with toxic equipment would be replaced, rutted basketball courts would be resurfaced, and overgrown trails, worn swimming pools and funky public bathrooms would all be made functional under a plan city leaders unveiled Tuesday to improve San Francisco’s vast network of parks. Now it will be up to city … Continue reading
APPEAL OF THE BUILDING PERMIT. The Board of Appeals hearing regarding the Lafayette Park building permits occurred last night. SF Rec and Park prevailed with the Board unanimously voting to deny the appeal and uphold our permit. We would like to thank the Friends of Lafayette Park and all the … Continue reading
Upon review of the agenda for tonight’s Board of Appeals Hearing, I see that the Lafayette Park permit appeal will be the last item heard, and by my estimation we will not possibly be up to the podium any earlier than 6 PM. In other words, no need to rush. Take your time. We … Continue reading
Thank you so much for your continued support and interest in the Lafayette Park Capital Project. I have received many emails of support and included them in our Appeals Respondent’s Brief to the Board of Appeals. As you may know, the Board of Appeals Hearing has been scheduled for Wednesday, … Continue reading
The Mission Dolores Park Rehablitation and Improvement Plan is progressing through the Planning Department’s environmental review process. In addition, a peer review of the historical evaluation process is also taking place. To keep everyone posted on the project’s progress and answer any questions that have come up, we have scheduled … Continue reading
Community Briefing. There was a great turn out for Wednesday’s briefing held at CPMC. I hope everyone found it informative. Special thanks to Lizzy, Toks, John Leffingwell from HortScience and Josiah Clark who were on hand to answer questions. One of the strongest messages we took away from last night was your concern … Continue reading
TREE UPDATE: During the planning phase for this project RPD hired HortScience, Inc., a well respected arborist, to perform an assessment of all the park trees and street trees in and around Lafayette Park. The arborist’s report was used to develop a tree removal plan to be implemented through the renovation project. The … Continue reading
Park neighbors, visitors and other interested stakeholders are invited to attend a special meeting on Wednesday, August 1st, during which project staff will provide an update on the progress of the work as well as an overview of what is to come. Details are provided below. We hope to see you there. Lafayette Park Renovation, Community Briefing Wednesday, August 1 – … Continue reading
Dear DPA Users: For those of you who may not have noticed the signs posted (I know there are a lot of them), I wanted to give you a heads up that we will be closing Temporary Dog Play Area #2 for construction beginning next week. DPA #2 is the area … Continue reading
Nesting Bird Update: Consulting Ecologist, Josiah Clark, performed a follow-up survey of the park on July 3 and report that he found no active nests. However, many young birds, including the Red-tailed Hawks, were spotted in the area. The presence of no active nests clears the way for work to … Continue reading
In order to ensure the safety of construction site workers and the public, a hazardous tree is scheduled to be removed immediately at Lafayette Park. This tree has also been identified as unsafe in the Lafayette Tree Assessment (Tree #40) and has been recommended for removal due to the tree’s … Continue reading
Dear Park Users: Please be advised that off-leash DPA #2 (grass area that stretches along Laguna Street) will be closed to dog play on Saturday, July 7th from 7 AM to Noon. This area will be used to stage a rest stop for walkers taking part in the Avon Walk … Continue reading
Apologies for our blog-writing hiatus! We’ve been busy finishing the design drawings for what is certain to be a fantastic renovation of Glen Canyon Park. Right now, we are completing the bid of the construction contract to a qualified construction company. We are on schedule to start construction on October. … Continue reading
Tree Removal Update In response to the many messages we have received regarding the extent of tree removal planned for this project, we have asked our consultant arborist, Jim Clark, and Landscape Architect, Lizzy Hirsch, review the tree removal and planting plan and make recommendations on which trees could be … Continue reading
After a few bumps and bruises construction is underway out at Lafayette Park. Bauman Landscape Construction arrived on-site on Monday, June 4 and began installing fencing and staging equipment. By Friday the site was closed to the public with the exception of the 33,000 SF temporary dog play area located … Continue reading
In these final weeks as you are completing the COF Application, please do not hesitate to contact either Jake Gilchrist at 415-581-2561 or Jeny Wegbreit at 415-581-2579.
The COF Round 3 Application Deadline is quickly approaching. The applications are due no later than 4pm Friday, June 29th. Just a reminder, please submit ten hard copies or a CD with pdf’s of your application (as described in the Application Checklist) to: ATTN: Community Opportunity Fund, San Francisco Recreation and … Continue reading
Construction work is scheduled to begin at Lafayette Park during the week of June 4. Fencing may arrive as early as Monday. I know everyone will be sad to see the park close for the 10 month construction period, but I am sure it will have been worth the wait when we cut that ribbon in … Continue reading
May is drawing to a close and the harbor renovation has seen spectacular in-water progress over the last month, while the landside work has limped along. Work interruptions, material delivery delays, and over optimism has become the norm for work on the harbormaster building. As the month draws to a … Continue reading
The Recreation and Park Department will be hosting a ribbon cutting event for the completed portion of Mission Playground on Tuesday, May 22 at 9:30am. The improvements include the newly renovated plaza at Valenica Street featuring a playground with a water play feature and artist designed fence panels, resurfaced soccer field, tennis and … Continue reading
The Recreation and Park Commission has adopted new policies for the management and operation of the San Francisco Marina Small Craft Harbor. New Marina Rules & Regulations were adopted on April 19, 2012, which are now in effect. Also, the Commission adopted a Post-Renovation Berthing Assignment Policy for the repopulation … Continue reading
THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2012 7:00PM – 8:00PM CALIFORNIA PACIFIC MEDICAL CENTER 2333 BUCHANAN STREET, SAN FRANCISCO CONFERENCE ROOM – LEVEL A PARK RENOVATION: Restoration of Lafayette Park is about to begin. Thanks to your support of the 2008 Clean & Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond, Lafayette Park will soon be even … Continue reading
Phase 2 in-water construction is currently underway. The Contractor completed demolition or C and E Docks [those accessed off the West Mole] during the first two weeks of April. Intense construction activities in the vicinity of the West Mole will continue throughout the month. Work in the area will include … Continue reading
New AMENDED Marina Rules, Regulations, and Policies posted to the department website, as amended by the Recreation & Park Commission’s Operations Committee on April 5, 2012.
Please join us at one of our upcoming meetings to discuss the 2012 Parks Bond Program After three months of community outreach with numerous stakeholders, we incorporated your feedback and developed the 2012 bond program. We will be discussing the proposed neighborhood parks for 2012 bond inclusion and our list … Continue reading
Park renovations are progressing at Mission Playground and passers-by can see the new synthetic turf soccer field, sports lighting and new play area at Valencia Street taking shape. Now here’s a sneak peek at the changes inside the Clubhouse which include new restrooms, kitchen, computer study room, music room, skylights, … Continue reading
San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) announced today the grand opening of Helen Diller Playground in Mission Dolores Park. Mayor Ed Lee, Supervisor Scott Wiener, San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, Mrs. Helen Diller and family, San Francisco Parks Alliance, Friends of Dolores Park Playground, and park advocates gathered … Continue reading
The proposed Post-Renovation Berthing Assignment Policy for the Marina West Basin and the proposed new Marina Rules and Regulations have been posted on the sfrecpark website for public review. Also, you will find the Notice of the Public Hearing pertaining to this matter and the Community Feedback Report that encapsulates the … Continue reading
The Recreation and Park Commission took action today to award the construction contract for the Lafayette Park Renovation project to Bauman Landscape and Construction. Bauman has successfully delivered a number of park renovation projects, including the lovely Sue Bierman Park and the soon to be unveiled Helen Diller Playground in … Continue reading
March is set to be an exciting month in the Marina. Beginning March 17, the first lot of newly constructed docks and slips will be opened for boat occupancy. During the course of the last two weeks of the month, the Harbormaster will begin directing boaters toward new, temporary slips … Continue reading
Get ready to roll up your sleeves San Francisco! Round 3 of the Community Opportunity Fund is about to begin. Applications will be released on Monday, March 19th. As part of the application process, attendance at one COF workshop is mandatory for all applicants. The dates and location of workshops … Continue reading
You are cordially invited to join Mayor Edwin M. Lee, Supervisor Scott Wiener, San Francisco Recreation and Park Department General Manager Phil Ginsburg, Mrs. Helen Diller, San Francisco Parks Alliance and Friends of Dolores Park Playground for the grand opening ceremony of Helen Diller Playground at Mission Dolores Park on … Continue reading
Project is 95% complete. Safety surfacing is ongoing and should be complete during the week of 3/12. Handrails installation is also ongoing at stairs and boats. New sidewalk curbs and driveway modifications will be formed and poured also during the week of 3/12. Yes, almost at the finish line !
Mission Playground park improvements are starting to take shape this week as the new soccer field is installed in Area 1. The new synthetic turf surface is being provided by a generous donation from the City Fields Foundation and will provide a safer play experience and brighten the look of … Continue reading
Five years after asking voters to approve a $185 million bond for parks, The City once again plans to court voters with a planned November bond measure to fix up parks, playgrounds, restrooms, athletic fields and the waterfront. With $1.6 billion in deferred maintenance needs, the Recreation and Park Department … Continue reading
After many years of community input, and design, construction will be commencing on the project on 3/12/12. A ground breaking ceremony is scheduled for 3/14 at the project site @ 11am. All are welcome.
At a Wednesday night Open House, the Dolores Park community gave the complete Mission Dolores Park Rehabilitation Plans two thumbs up–for accurately representing all the community’s decisionmaking and for bringing together everyone’s ideas into a beautiful design. Community members also provided dozens of comments confiming their support and suggesting further refinements. … Continue reading
The Restroom Repair and Replacement program funds the construction, repair, and renovation of restroom facilities. Many of the city park’s restrooms are old, need repair and are poorly designed for maintenance and proper supervision. Following the passage of the 2008 Clean & Safe Neighborhood Park Bond, the Recreation & Parks … Continue reading
On Wednesday, February 29th everyone in the Dolores Park community will have an opportunity to review the complete park rehabilitation plan and the proposed construction calendar. Please join us at the Mission High School Cafeteria at the corner of 18th St. and Dolores St. anytime between 5:30 and 8:30PM on the evening on of the 29th. The location is … Continue reading
The planning and construction of several of the Round 2 projects are underway and we are now begining Round 3. We have been working with the Parks Alliance to develop the applicant workshop dates and locations. Once finalized, they will be posted on this blog. For Round 3, we will be awarding $1.25 … Continue reading
Thursday, February 23rd District 2 Meeting 6:00-7:30 pm Moscone Rec Center, 1800 Chestnut Street Monday, February 27th District 7 Meeting 6:30-8:00 pm Taraval Police Station, 2345 24th Avenue Tuesday, February 28th District 6 Meeting 6:00-7:30 pm San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin Street Wednesday, February 29th District 9 Meeting Location … Continue reading
Thank you for your continued interest and participation in the renovations at Glen Canyon Park—from attending community meetings to emailing your thoughtful comments. The completion of a series of productive and informative community meetings marks the end of the planning stage of the Glen Canyon Park Renovation project. The project … Continue reading
The West Harbor construction site was relatively quite during the month of January. Crews continued work on the Harbormaster Building and subsurface utility trenching and installation on the North Jetty and around Scott Street. Demo of the end of the West Mole was completed down to the waterline. Demolition down … Continue reading
Weather permitting, Area 1 of Mission PG will be complete in March. This includes the Valencia St courtyard, soccer filed, tennis & basketball courts. Area 2 which includes the Clubhouse, Pool Building, interior playground and 19th Street entry will be complete in August. This project is funded by the 2008 … Continue reading
The Helen Diller Playground Renovation is now 80% complete. This past week we installed a marvelous and stunning pedestrian bridge. Additionally, planting , including trees and irrigation are ongoing. Play equipment is arriving and is being laid out. Precast boats, crawl tubes are being set in final places. The contractor … Continue reading
On Wednesday, February 1 Recreation and Park staff presented the Twin Peaks Trail concept plan to the Capital Committee of the Recreation and Park Commission. The Capital Committee voted to move approval of the trail concept plan to the consent calendar at the full Commission meeting to be held on Febraury … Continue reading
The Lafayette Park Renovation project has taken a major step forward. The project was advertised for bids on January 21. During the coming months, the City will follow a slow but steady course through the Contractor selection, approval and certification process. If all goes smoothly, you should see construction fences going up at Lafayette Park as early … Continue reading
After a full year of participatory community design in 2011, the proposed Dolores Park Rehabilitation Plan is ready for commission and environmental review and then implementation. The Dolores Park community worked intensely through the fall to complete the proposed Rehabilitation Plan. In the final community design workshops, participants resolved the … Continue reading
Mary A. Hobson, Capital Project Manager San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department 30 Van Ness Ave., 5th Floor San Francisco CA 94102 P: 415.581.2575 F: 415.581.2540 Mary.Hobson@sfgov.org
During December the project reached a milestone with the completion of the pile driving and installation of the Phase 1 docks, the installation of the north ADA gangway the completion of the sheet pile breakwater. The harbor office has closed for renovation and the harbor staff has be relocated temporarily … Continue reading
BERNAL HEIGHTS TRAIL RESTORATION COMMUNITY MEETINGS The Recreation and Park Department will be hosting a series of community meetings to discuss the future trail restoration improvements to Bernal Heights Trail. Your input is important to us and will help us improve the Bernal Heights Trail in a way that is … Continue reading
Project is 65% complete . Boulder walls were delivered to the site and are being placed in their final destination. The granite climbing walls have also being placed. Irrigation lateral lines are continuing at mow-band, including setting of valve boxes. Backfill and grading is ongoing at climbing wall. The south … Continue reading
Thank you to all who attended Saturday’s community meeting! We had a good turnout, and we received a lot of helpful feedback, which will continue to inform us as we move forward with the Glen Canyon Park renovation. For those of you who were unable to join us on Saturday, … Continue reading
The project is 50% complete, contractor is proceeding with concrete flatwork, including curbs and walls. In addition irrigation lateral lines are being installed. Anticipating the delivery of the bridge in mid January, play equipment is scheduled to start arriving thereafter. Project will be open to the public in Spring 2012. … Continue reading
November in-water construction activity focused on the installation of the Phase 1 docks. A permit amendment was granted to extend the in-water work window into the first two weeks of December so that Dutra can wrap up pile driving. By December 15 we should see the Contractor’s barges leave … Continue reading
Progress that was made this week includes: The Contractor continues to make good strides this week on the concrete flat work. Crews formed and poured the bridge abutments, walls at the sand table, finished pads for the climbing wall, net anchors and slabs this week. Work on the irrigation lateral … Continue reading
Glen Canyon Park Community Meeting Learn about the proposed improvements! Come give us your input! Saturday, December 10, 2011 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. At Glen Canyon Park Recreation Center (located inside the park, near the intersection of Elk & Chenery Streets) Come to the latest community meeting we are … Continue reading
It’s been an exciting month for the Community Opportunity Fund! At the end of October the Recreation and Park Commission approved the award of ten Round 2 projects! From stairway beautification at Lincoln Park to an adult fitness area at Boeddeker Park, these projects are a diverse bunch! We’ve also … Continue reading
The November 12th Community Meeting to discuss Glen Canyon Park’s renovation is just around the corner! We hope you can join us to check out the park’s new design and share your preferences for new playground equipment! Thanks to all for coming to the series of community meetings we had … Continue reading
October in-water construction activity focused on the installation of the fixed sheetpile breakwater. Reports received so far indicate that waters are noticeably calmer in the outer harbor since the breakwater was placed. Work on the breakwater will wrap-up by mid-November with the installation of the concrete cap. The first barge load of concrete … Continue reading
The Mission Dolores Rehabilitation Workshop scheduled for Thursday, October 13th has been rescheduled to Thursday, October 20th because we recognized that the public may not have been adequately notified of this particular meeting. The final workshop is still scheduled for Thursday, October 27th. The time and place of both workshops remains the same: 6:00 in the … Continue reading
Glen Canyon Park Join us! Come give us your input! Thanks to all for coming to the series of community meetings we had to identify top priorities for improvement to Glen Park. In the last meeting held this summer, we presented those items proposed for renovation with the Clean and … Continue reading
The playground is beginning to take shape, though still somewhat conceptually. The crews are working quickly to get the all the subsurface infrastructure in place before the rainy days set in. The outline of the curving entrance drive is now clearly discernible by to the concrete form-work for the retaining wall will bank it … Continue reading
The Mission Playground renovation project is progressing and some of the new improvements will start to take shape in the coming weeks. The new sports lighting will be installed starting Oct 6th. These new lights are more energy efficient than the old ones and provide better light distribution for the sports areas … Continue reading
Please join us for the McCoppin Square ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, October 22nd at 11am. Thanks to SF voters the park was renovated with funds from the 2008 Clean & Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond. The renovation includes a new playground that features both a Tot Lot and school-aged play areas, … Continue reading
The first half of September has been quiet around the SF Marina Renovation job site, but that doesn’t mean significant progress isn’t being made. At the Kie-Con yard in Antioch, crews are working feverishly to form, pour and hand-finish the concrete dock sections that will begin arriving on-site for installation … Continue reading
The entire community will have the opportunity to review and refine the Dolores Park Rehabilition Plan at two final workshops on Thursday, October 13th and Thursday, October 27th in the Mission High School Cafeteria (the universally accessible entrance is on Dolores St. just north of 18th St.) Both meetings will … Continue reading
The San Francisco Recreation & Park Department would like to introduce you to John Moren, our new Harbor Master at the Marina Yacht Harbor. John is a Certified Marina Manager with a wealth of expertise in the marine industry that includes marina management and significant operations experience at marinas and … Continue reading
The Oak Woodland Trail Restoration project is moving forward. On September 15th the Recreation and Park Commission approved the Oak Woodland Trail concept plan that was developed with input from community members. The project will now begin the design development phase and is anticipated to begin construction in 2012. Oak Woodlands Trail concept … Continue reading
The Recreation and Park Department is hosting a series of community meetings to discuss future trail restoration improvements to the Twin Peaks Trail. Your input is important and will help us improve Twin Peaks Trail in a way that is most beneficial to the community. The meeting schedule: Community Meeting #1 – … Continue reading
Hi Everyone – We are excited to report that the Recreation and Parks Commission voted to recommended that the Board of Supervisors accept the Trust for Public Land’s gifted services and improvement plan for Glen Canyon Park at their August 18th meeting, and directed RPD Staff and the design team … Continue reading
On last Thursday evening at Mission High School, over 100 Dolores Park community members gathered to review and revise the first draft of the Mission Dolores Park Rehabilitation Plan (click link below). The draft plan was the first attempt to bring together all the collective planning the community has done … Continue reading
Below is a summary of the recent construction activities associated with the Playground Renovation project: The Contractor has completed the rough grading, with the exception of the hillside just south of the play area where new irrigation lines connecting the new system to the existing are yet to be installed. … Continue reading
On Thursday, August 25th at 6:30PM in the Mission High School Cafeteria, the Dolores Park project team will present the first draft of the Dolores Park Rehabilitation Plan. The goal of the session will be to review the draft plan to be sure it captures the desires community members expressed in … Continue reading
The Glen Canyon Trail Restoration project is moving forward. On August 18th the Recreation and Park Commission approved the Glen Canyon Trail concept plan that was developed with input from community members. The project will now begin the design development phase and is anticipated to begin construction in 2012. Glen Canyon … Continue reading
On Monday, August 8th, 2011, a tree fell at the Mission Playground construction site. No one was injured with only minor property damage. An independent tree assessment was conducted prior to the construction, two trees were already identified unsafe and removed. Later, the Recreation and Park Department’s arborist arrived at … Continue reading
Below is a summary of the recent construction activities associated with the Playground Renovation project: The Contractor continues to do rough grading of the site. Excavation for the foundation footings is underway. Trenching and installation of subsurface utilities is in progress. Mock-ups of the boulder retaining walls are being constructed … Continue reading
I am sure many will be happy to hear that Phase I dredging activities concluded last week. As previously reported, Dutra Construction secured a permit to perform dredging using 24-hour shifts. This reduced the time that the dredge barge and scow were on site from a forecasted 3 to 4 … Continue reading
As we enter the crucial decision making phase of the Dolores Park Rehabilitation Project planning process, now is a great time to review the notes, materials and results of Workshops 1 and 2. If you didn’t have a chance to participate in the earlier sessions, these materials will get you all … Continue reading
Hi folks! As we announced at the last meeting, we will be headed to the Rec Park Commission this month to accept the gift of the improvement plan provided by Trust for Public Land and start the process of the final community outreach and design for the first -funded! – … Continue reading
The third Dolores Park Rehabilitation Project community workshop will be held this Thursday, August 4th at 6:30PM at Everett Middel School, 450 Church St. between 16th and 17th. The workshop entrance is off the school parking lot located on 17th St. just west of Church St. The entrance and meeting … Continue reading
In August, the RPD and the Dolores Park Rehabilitation Project Steering Committee will be hosting two important workshops to set the direction of the Dolores Park Rehabilitation Plan. The workshops will be held Thursday, August 4th and Thursday, August 25th at 6:30 at a location near the park to be announced … Continue reading
Below is a summary of the recent construction activities associated with the Playground Renovation project: Contractor commenced surveying and staking of the site last week. Tree removal commenced last week and will be completed in 2 to 3 days. The fence has been moved so that the Palms are now … Continue reading
The Recreation and Park Department is hosting a series of community meetings to discuss future trail restoration improvements to the Oak Woodlands Trail in Golden Gate Park. Your input is important and will help us improve the Oak Woodlands Trail in a way that is most beneficial to the community. The meeting … Continue reading
In anticipation of this weekend’s pride festivities a security presence will be on-site to insure that the project site is secured. The Contractor has hired Black Bear Security to patrol the site from dusk to dawn over the weekend, and they will be on hand during the peak event hours … Continue reading
Over the past three weeks we have seen major changes in the West Harbor. Demolition of about 50% of the existing timber docks has been completed and the Contractor is almost done pulling the abandoned piles. On Tuesday, June 21 dredging of the now vacated areas of marina will begin, … Continue reading
Hi Folks, Thanks again to all of you who came last night – it was a great meeting. We are excited about the plan! We will see you all in the late summer/ early fall to develop the design for the improvements to be funded by the bond funds we … Continue reading
Synergy Construction Management will be on site, beginning the week of June 13, to install a new temporary driveway near the intersection of Dolores and 19th Street. The temporary driveway will provide site access to maintenance, construction and service vehicles while the permanent road is closed for renovation.
*** Press Release *** Ceremonial Plank-Pulling Marks Start of Marina West Harbor Project Wood from SF Marina Project Being Donated to Tsunami-Damaged Crescent City Harbor For Immediate Release June 9, 2011 Contact: Elton Pon Phone: 415-831-2782 E-Mail: email@example.com San Francisco– The first renovation of the San Francisco Marina in almost … Continue reading
Please join us to for the final presentation for the Glen Canyon Park Improvement Plan on Thursday, June 9th, 6:30-8:30pm at the Glen Canyon Recreation Center. After nine community workshops, a guided trail walk, several focus groups, meetings with city agencies and departments, and countless email and mail feedback from … Continue reading
You may have noticed that the construction fence is now up around the play area in preparation of the playground renovation project. Unfortunately, after only one day a hole was cut in the fencing and fence poles were toppled allowing dozens of park visitors access to the work area. Bauman … Continue reading
Wednesday, June 9, 2011 Contact: Elton Pon Phone: 415-831-2782 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Ceremonial Plank-Pulling Marks Start of Marina West Harbor Project Wood from SF Marina Project Being Donated to Tsunami-Damaged Crescent City Harbor San Francisco – The first renovation of the San Francisco Marina in almost 50 years kicked off yesterday, June 8, … Continue reading
On June 30th at 6:30pm in the Mission High School Cafeteria, the Dolores Park Project Steering Committee and RPD will host the second Dolores Park community design workshop. During this session park users and neighbors will vote to determine the priorities of the project and then work in small groups … Continue reading
Friday, June 3, 2011 Contact: Phone: 415-831-2796 Email: email@example.com SF Rec and Park Hosts First of the Community Workshop Series for Dolores Park Improvement More than 100 community members participated in the first workshop SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) hosted the first of community workshop … Continue reading
Bauman Landscape Construction will install the first section of construction fencing on Friday, June 3. As a result, the playground and adjacent picnic areas will be officially closed to the public. The installation of the temporary access driveway for service vehicles has been delayed. This work is expected to occur … Continue reading
Construction crews from Dutra Construction and CB Kelso began work demolishing the existing docks and pulling piles along the North Jetty this week.
The Dolores Park Rehabilitation Project Steering Committee met on Thursday night to prepare for the project’s kickoff workshop on June 2nd. The Steering Committee includes representatives of over 20 park and neighborhood organizations, local businesses and park user groups—from Dolores Park Works and Dolores Park Dogs to the Mission Dolores … Continue reading
Below is a forecast of the upcoming construction activities related to the West Harbor renovation project: Weeks of May 30 and June 6: Mobilization of the dredging barge and floating equipment barge, utility capping and demolition of vacated docks along the north jetty and west of the Scott Street mole, … Continue reading
Below is a sketch of the areas of work which will be fenced during the construction of the Helen Diller Playground and a sketch of the temporary access driveway. Click on the image for a full size and more detailed view. Quick Project Facts: Contractor: Bauman Landscape Construction, Inc. Estimated … Continue reading
Friday, May 20, 2011 Contact: Connie Chan, SF Rec & Park, Phone: 415-831-2796 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Nancy Gonzalez Madynski, Chair of Friends of Dolores Park Phone: 415-828-5772 Email: email@example.com SF Rec & Park, NPC and Friends of Dolores Park Playground Partner Up for New Playground New playground to be named after … Continue reading
Mission Playground Renovation is Getting Started Park Neighbors, Supporters and City Officials Break Ground on a New Clubhouse, Synthetic Turf Soccer Field and Water Garden with Sparkling Mist, Foaming Geysers and Tropical Rain Showers For Immediate Release May 11, 2011 Contact: Elton Pon Phone: 415.831.2782 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact: Patrick … Continue reading
Thursday, June 2nd 6:30-8:30pm Mission High School Cafeteria On Thursday, June 2nd at 6:30, the community will gather for the first of a series of workshops to plan the renovation of Dolores Park. Everyone is invited to participate. At this first workshop, community members will brainstorm a wish list for … Continue reading
Please join us for the Mission Clubhouse and Playground Renovation Groundbrekaing Event on Wednesday, May 11 from 5:30-6:30pm
Looking forward to seeing you all and having another great meeting!
Dear Glen Canyon Park Community, The 2008 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond dedicated $5.8 million to improving Glen Canyon Park. SF Recreation & Parks (RPD) is partnering with The Trust for Public Land (TPL) to design and prioritize a park improvement plan at Glen Canyon Park. We will be … Continue reading
See you at our next meeting at the Rec Center, Thursday, May 5th at 6:30pm! Thanks everyone for coming to our last meeting, April 7th, and providing feedback in person or by email. We very much appreciate everyone taking the time to provide feedback on the project.
Hello Everyone, We will hold our first Outreach Steering Committee meeting for the Mission Dolores Park Improvements on April 27 at 6:30pm at Dolores Park Church (455 Dolores St). This is not a major public meeting and we will not be presenting design ideas. As we have been meeting with … Continue reading
A few notes to start… 1. What has been done so far In November 2008, Mission Dolores Park was identified as a priority site for funding under the 2008 Clean and Safety Neighborhood Park Bond. Also that year, the Friends of Dolores Park Playground (FDPP), a volunteer community organization, joined … Continue reading
The Recreation and Park Department and The Trust for Public Land hosted a series of community meetings in January through March to gather input on trail improvements within Glen Canyon Park. Together with the community we identified areas for improvement and developed a conceptual plan for the proposed trail improvements. … Continue reading
More news and info to follow. Stay tuned…
Hello! After several weeks of selection process, the Recreation and Park Department has selected the team of RHAA / Hamilton + Aitken as the designers for the renovation of Mission Dolores Park. They’re ready to work and we look forward to our next big design meeting in late April. The … Continue reading
Dear Glen Canyon Park Stakeholders and Enthusiasts: We want your feedback on conceptual design options for the Glen Canyon Park Improvement Plan! The Trust for Public Land (TPL) is partnering with SF Recreation & Parks to vision and design a Park Improvement Plan for Glen Canyon Park. At the community … Continue reading
Thanks everyone for coming to our meeting last night – the turnout and feedback was great!
The RPD/DPW project team has been hard at work selecting a designer to facilitate our upcoming community design meetings for Mission Dolores Park. Last week we interviewed three excellent local design teams and hope to have the selection results by the end of next week. We are so lucky to … Continue reading
The Mission Dolores Improvement Project has been pretty quiet over the last several weeks. The process for hiring a designer is continuing but is taking longer than planned. As I mentioned at the September meeting, any delay in that process would likely result in the next meeting being pushed to … Continue reading
A week ago we had a very successful meeting about the improvements coming to Mission Dolores Park. Thank you again to the over 70 residents and park users who attended the meeting. I’m consistently impressed by the thoughtfulness of the conversations I’ve had about Mission Dolores Park. Thanks also to … Continue reading
Hello! As summer comes to a close I wanted to alert you to a couple of meetings. First, Dolores Park Works will be hosting a meeting to discuss some issues in the park. The meeting is this Wednesday, September 1 in the Mission High School cafeteria and I hope to … Continue reading
Over the past several weeks we have been busy meeting with Dolores Park Dogs, neighborhood merchants, our own operations staff, and other community groups. I’m looking forward to upcoming meetings with the Dolores Heights Improvement Club, PODER, and the disability community. One idea that came up recently is to include … Continue reading
Welcome to our new Mission Dolores Park website! I recognize that it’s pretty modest at the moment, but over the next several months we’ll be building this into a resource for everything related to the improvements at Dolores Park. For now, have a look at the photos and the map, … Continue reading