SF Rec and Parks Opens New Playground for Underserved Neighborhood

SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) and District 10 Supervisor Malia Cohen celebrated the grand opening of Potrero Hill Playground with a ribbon cutting ceremony. In addition, there were face painting, arts and crafts for children and family, and RPD recreation programming registration were available for everyone at the event.

“We are thrilled to open the newly renovated and improved playground and play field that will serve as a community hub for the diverse families living on Potrero Hill,” said Phil Ginsburg, RPD General Manager. “We thank the communities for their support to make this project a success.”

“I look forward to renovating and building many more new playgrounds in our District serving children and families in our vibrant neighborhoods,” said Supervisor Malia Cohen. “I thank the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department for their efforts to this wonderful project.”

The scope of work for the Potrero Hill Playground Renovation project includes the following:

  • Reconfiguration of the Arkansas Street entry for ADA compliance
  • Renovation of the softball infield and fencing
  • A 6,000 square foot tot lot with play equipment, site furniture and fencing
  • Picnic Areas
  • Site furniture including picnic tables and benches
  • New paving, planting and fencing around the perimeter of the recreation center

The Potrero Hill Playground is part of the 10.5 acre park contains a variety of recreational activities. The park has a baseball field; a softball field; a recreation center; two children play areas; basketball and tennis courts and a dog play area. The renovation of the Potrero Hill Playground next to the Potrero Hill Recreation Center started construction in fall 2010. The budget total for the playground renovation is $1.2 million, and the funding for the renovation came from 2004 Revenue Bond.

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