SF Rec and Park Announce $500,000 for Kezar Triangle Renovation
Celebration in partnership with SF Parks Alliance and Friends of Kezar Triangle
SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Recreation and Park Department celebrated the Kezar Triangle renovation in partnership with SF Parks Alliance and Friends of Kezar Triangle on Saturday, March 22. Celebration activities include tour about the landscape and the Plot to Grow Art project, nature arts activities, circus skills workshop and face painting, bubble making, and music. Supervisor London Breed joined SF Rec and Park General Manager Phil Ginsburg, SF Parks Alliance Executive Director Matt O’Grady, and Friends of Kezar Triangle for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the Kezar Triangle renovation.
“We want to thank the Friends of Kezar Triangle for their dedication and support in making this once humble with limited usage into an amazing green space for everyone to enjoy,” said District 5 Supervisor London Breed. “We also want to applaud SF Rec and Park for their commitment in working with our communities to improve our parks for residents and visitors alike.”
Kezar Triangle is a 2.8 acre multipurpose grass meadow located between Kezar Drive, Arguello Boulevard, and Lincoln Way in Golden Gate Park. Carla Crane, founder of the Friends of Kezar Triangle, had a vision to turning the site into a community hub.
“This project is a great example that together with our partners and volunteers, we can create healthy and sustainable open space in our communities, one corner at a time,” said Phil Ginsburg, SF Rec and Park General Manager. “SF Rec and Park thanks David and Carla Crane for their generous support and artistic vision for Kezar Triangle.”
With significant support from the David and Carla Crane Foundation, Kezar Triangle was revitalized to promote a holistic approach to place that has combined art, ecology and community engagement.
“The David and Carla Crane Foundation wanted to find a place for artists to express themselves in the park, and saw an underutilized meadow that needed love and attention. This beautiful space is the result of their work with the Friends of Kezar, an example of what can happen when communities work together spearhead a transformation,” said Matt O’Grady, Chief Executive Officer of the San Francisco Parks Alliance.
“I hope this renovated park will delight neighbors and visitors, inviting them to slow down as they pass through,” said Carla Crane, Founder of Friends of Kezar Triangle. “We hope it will give people a chance to connect with others and with nature, and enjoy the surprises and artworks that will emerge over time.”
More than $500,000 has been donated by the David and Carla Crane Foundation to the San Francisco Parks Alliance and Friends of Kezar Triangle. Improvements include adding native plants to the landscape, upgrading the irrigation system, and installing new accessible pedestrian pathways. Landscape design was created through a community process led by Friends of Kezar Triangle with Miller Company Landscape Architects. In addition Friends of Kezar Triangle are working with community members, San Francisco Rec and Parks Department, and the San Francisco Arts Commission to install temporary nature-based art.