Beginning in 2013, the Recreation and Park Department conducted three (3) community meetings and attended community events to publicize the project and for public input. Consequently the Recreation and Park Commission approved the community-supported concept plan in March 2014.
The concept plan depicts the replacement of the play equipment within the same general area. The new play equipment will encourage graduated play through the linking of composite structures with a net climber. Numerous swings and independent events (zip line, net spinner, and independent spinners) offer a variety of play opportunities. The underlying rubber surface depicts a shoreline setting in reference to the park’s former proximity to the bay. New trees will provide much-needed shade. A separate tot area with imaginary play panels will be set up at a nearby lawn picnic area.
Lastly, an arbor with picnic tables will be replaced, site lighting upgraded, existing pathways repaved for wheelchair access, and clubhouse restrooms modified for exterior access.
The Gilman Playground Renovation Project is funded through $1.8 million from the 2012 Park Bond.
The construction documents are nearing completion! The project is anticipated to go out to public bidding in early 2015, and go into construction in spring 2015.
For more information, please contact Marvin Yee, Project Manager, at Marvin.Yee@sfgov.org or (415) 581-2541.