Update on Civic Center Plaza Playground Design, Gift from the Helen Diller Family Foundation, and Upcoming Rec Park Commission Presentation

Hi everyone,

I hope you are enjoying the summer and this update finds you well.

As you may remember from our outreach meetings, this project was made possible through a generous gift from the Helen Diller Family Foundation. This gift has allowed us to work with you to develop the design for the playgrounds. Since early 2014 we had met with community groups, student groups and other stakeholders; we had site visits and community workshops to develop and refine the design. Your input has helped make the design and ideas what they are now. So THANK YOU!

An important next step, will be the Recreation and Park Commission Hearing on October 7th, starting at 2pm when we will seek approval for the design and the naming (and sign) for the future playgrounds “Helen Diller Civic Center Playgrounds” for the donor foundation’s generous gift.

To learn more about the Rec Park Commission’s meeting and information go to: http://sfrecpark.org/about/recreation-park-commission/ or contact Karen Mauney-Brodek with the Rec Park Department, at Karen.mauney-brodek@sfgov.org or 415-575-5601.

You can find the latest project information at: http://sfrecpark.org/project/civic-center-playgrounds-improvement-project-tpl-partnership/

We are still anticipating starting construction in 2016 and finishing in 2017. I will keep you updated if anything changes.

Let me know if you have questions or comments.

Thank you!

Alejandra and Karen