Juri Commons Park Renovation - Let'sPlaySF! Initiative


In keeping with the park’s designation as one of the 13 Let’sPlaySF! sites, the renovation of Juri Commons will include play amenities as well as a range of features designed to provide a lush, welcoming and accessible space for all who visit. The Recreation and Park Department and SF Parks Alliance have worked closely with the community, including Juri Commoners, a group dedicated to the park, to provide a complete project that includes a new children’s play area, adult fitness equipment, accessible paths, new planting and irrigation, and improved seating.

Juri Commons is the green remnant of a railroad that ran through the city beginning over 150 years ago. This former land use defines the park’s linear shape and has served to protect the site from development, enabling the park’s existence today. To celebrate this history, a portion of the primary path through the park is designed to represent the railway experience - a reminder to those using the park or passing through of its important past.

Scope of Work

The Juri Commons renovation will include:

  • Children’s play area and nature exploration area
  • Fitness equipment
  • Improved seating
  • Fully accessible pathways
  • Trees and planting
  • Upgraded irrigation
  • New fencing, gates and signage at each entry

Anticipated Timeline

  • Planning Spring 2018 - Summer 2018
  • Design Fall 2018 - Summer 2019
  • Bid/Award Fall 2019 - Spring 2020
  • Construction - Summer 2020

Funding Source

The project combines funding from the Community Opportunity Fund with citywide Development Impact Fees and is supported by Let’sPlaySF! Initiative, a partnership between the Recreation and Parks Department and the San Francisco Parks Alliance. Funding is as follows:

  • 2012 Bond (Community Opportunity Fund): $524,488
  • 2012 Bond (Let’sPlaySF!): $250,000
  • Eastern Neighborhoods Developer Impact Fees: $825,000
  • SF Parks Alliance Grant (Let’sPlaySF!): $75,512

Total Sources: $1,675,000

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  1. Capital Project Update

    Juri Commons Construction continues8/16!

    Thank you everyone for your continued patience with this renovation project. . . Read on...
  2. Capital Project Update

    Juri Commons Construction Update 6/7!

    We’re excited to share that planting is nearing completion, embedded rails are installed in the pathway and the team is about to lay down play surfacing in the playground. . . Read on...
  3. Capital Project Update

    Juri Commons Construction Update 4/23!

    We’re excited to share that the pathways and walls are nearly complete, the play equipment is installed, planting has begun . . . Read on...
  4. Capital Project Update

    Juri Commons Construction Update 2/9!

    Juri Commons is moving forward in construction and hitting a good stride . . . Read on...
  5. Capital Project Update

    Juri Commons Construction continues 9/21!

    Demolition is nearing completion and the Juri Commons Renovation is underway. . . Read on...
  6. Capital Project Update

    Juri Commons Construction is Underway!

    We have broken ground! Renovation of Juri Commons Park is underway . . . Read on...
  7. Capital Project Update

    Juri Commons Renovation Moving Forward!

    Construction documents are complete and we expect to receive contractor bids by early February Read on...
  8. Capital Project Update


    Not exactly, but you may have noticed some beautiful redwood logs stacked near the San Jose end of the park Read on...
  9. Capital Project Update


    More good news! Our conceptual design was approved this morning by the full Rec & Park Commission. Read on...
  10. Capital Project Update


    Good news! Our conceptual design for Juri Commons, including a smooth accessible pathway, nature play, slide & swings, and lush greenery throughout, has been approved! Read on...
  1. Alex Schuknecht

    Project Manager
    Phone: 628-652-6631