SF Rec and Park to Turn Parking Lot into a Park

Mission Neighborhood Community Meeting to Discuss 17<sup>th</sup> and Folsom Street Open Space

SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) will be hosting a Mission District Community Planning Meeting at Marshall Elementary School on Sunday, March 11, 2012.  The meeting will focus on community’s design vision of how to turn a parking lot currently located at 17th and Folsom Streets into an open space.  RPD’s goal for this meeting is to finalize the concept design so the RPD team can begin work on the details of the design.

“This is part of SF Rec and Park’s overall efforts of improving our environment and building a sustainable ecology in our park system,” said, Phil Ginsburg, SF Rec and Park General Manager.  “We envision a greener future with better parks and more open space in our City for many generations to come.”

Since January 2010, RPD and fellow city agencies have been working with the Mission District community to develop a park on a portion of a parking lot at the corner of 17th and Folsom Streets.  Then concept designs were developed with the community and submitted for a State grant in 2010.  In 2011, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously supported this development.  Now RPD has received this grant and have funded the development of this site, RPD is moving forward to collaborate with the community on the design vision for the site.  For more information about SF Rec and Park, please visit http://www.sfrecpark.org/.

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