Lake Merced

Lake Merced in the FogScope of Work

This project includes replacing existing paths at the northwest corner of the lake from the intersection with Harding Boulevard to the Sunset Circle parking lot. A new ADA accessible, asphalt path will be installed along with an adjacent stabilized soil path, which will provide a softer surface. Additional site improvements will include installing adult fitness stations, site furnishings and replacing ADA parking spaces in the parking lot 


  • California Natural Resources Agency Grant: $1,000,000
  • 2012 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond Citywide Parks Program: $2,000,000
  • 2012 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond - Forestry Program: $1,000,000
  • 2018 Parks Bond Act - Recreational Infrastructure Revenue Enhancement: $634,540

Total Sources: $4,634,540

Project Schedule

PlanningFall 2017
DesignWinter 2021
Phase I, Construction
Late 2023
Phase I, Open to the public
Early 2024
Phase II, Construction
Spring through Fall 2024
Phase II, Open to the publicLate 2024

Project Updates

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  1. Capital Project Update

    Lake Merced | Construction update, November 2023

    Construction is going smoothly on the improvements near John Muir Parking Lot. The contractor has installed the concrete pad for the Read on...
  2. Capital Project Update

    Lake Merced Project update | March 2023

    As a quick update, the upcoming Lake Merced project, which involves renovation of the pathways on the north side of the lake, is undergoing preparation to take construction bids Read on...
  3. Capital Project Update

    Lake Merced Project Preparing Bid Documents!

    We are happy to report that the project team is in the process of preparing for . . . Read on...
  4. Capital Project Update

    Lake Merced Joint City Agency Project Updates Meeting February 17th!

    Please join Recreation and Parks, the Public Utilities Commission (PUC), and the Municipal Transportation Authority (MTA) for a . . . Read on...
  5. Capital Project Update
  6. Capital Project Update


    Trees will be removed as part of the trail and restroom project at Lake Merced beginning Monday, February 17, 2020 Read on...
  1. Alexis Ward

    Project Manager