Francisco Street Reservoir Improvement Project

Francisco Reservoir - Future Park Site

The 3.29 acre Francisco Reservoir site, located in the Russian Hill neighborhood, was acquired by Rec and Park in the summer of 2014. The reservoir is adjacent to Rec and Park managed Russian Hill Open Space, a 0.97-acre lot between neighbors and the southern reach of the reservoir. The future park site will provide a number of special attributes, most notably its incredible vistas of:

  • Alcatraz
  • Angel Island
  • Marin County
  • Portions of the Golden Gate Bridge
  • San Francisco Bay

This unique park project is a public-private partnership between the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) and Francisco Park Conservancy (FPC). In 2014, the Recreation and Park Department acquired an underutilized reservoir site. Upon completion, the Francisco Park project will transform this abandoned reservoir site into a new public park, providing access to some of San Francisco’s most famous views of the bay alongside open spaces lined with native plants and trees.

An ADA-accessible pathway starting at Bay Street will wind its way up the park to a central lawn area, children’s playground, picnic area, restroom, and other amenities. The project also includes a fenced dog play area.

The new park is anticipated to open to the public in early 2022.

For more information, please contact Project Manager, Kelli Rudnick – Or visit or partner: Francisco Park Conservancy.

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  1. What's New
  2. Background
  3. Documents & Materials
  1. Capital Project Update

    Happy New Year rainbow over Francisco Park!

    On January 5 we reached a major milestone moving closer to the park opening when permanent power went live at Francisco Park. . . Read on...
  2. Capital Project Update

    Francisco Park construction moves forward towards December completion

    The Hyde Street stairway has been installed and the view from the top is spectacular. The pathway from the stairway to the great lawn will be poured next week. Read on...
  3. Capital Project Update

    Francisco Park Construction Update 5/3!

    The elevated walkway is complete connecting the lower part of the park along Bay Street with the upper level and future great lawn . . . Read on...
  4. Capital Project Update

    Francisco Park Construction Update DEC '20

    Construction at Francisco Park continues to move along smoothly. The elevated pathway structure has been painted and the crew is starting to install the boardwalk Read on...
  5. Capital Project Update

    Francisco Park Construction Update 11/12!

    Recent construction activities at Francisco Park include . . . Read on...
  6. Capital Project Update

    Francisco Park Construction Update 10/7!

    Francisco Park construction is moving along at a rapid pace . . . Read on...
  7. Capital Project Update

    Francisco Park construction has restarted!

    Francisco Park construction has restarted after being paused under the City’s shelter-in-place order. Read on...
  8. Capital Project Update
  9. Capital Project Update


    The design development for the future park at Francisco Reservoir continues to develop, providing a diversity of fully accessible public spaces Read on...
  10. Capital Project Update


    On March 15, 2018 the Rec and Park Commission approved the conceptual design to renovate the Francisco Reservoir Read on...
  11. Capital Project Update

    SF Rec & Parks Moves Forward to Add Brand New 4.5 Acre Park to San Francisco

    Rec and Park announced today the commission approval of conceptual design to convert 4.5 acres of former reservoir Read on...
  1. Kelli Rudnick

    Project Manager Supervisor
    Phone: 1-628-652-6640