Richmond Playground

BackgroundRichmond Playground

The renovation of the children’s play area at Richmond Playground is part of the Let’sPlaySF! Initiative, a partnership between the Recreation and Park Department and the San Francisco Parks Alliance that seeks to inspire creativity and play throughout the City. In the coming years, 13 playgrounds prioritized for improvement by a citizen task force will be re-imagined and redesigned for this and future generations of San Francisco’s children.

Scope of Work

The proposed project includes upgrades and accessibility improvements to the public restrooms, accessibility improvements at park entrances, placemaking improvements with new planting, paving, seating and other furnishings, and a complete renovation of the children’s play area with new surfacing and equipment for both the toddler and school aged children’s play areas at Richmond Playground.

Funding

Funding for this project comes from multiple sources, including:

$2,106,642 – RPD 2012 Bond, Let'sPlaySF!

$639,886 – General Fund

$28,471 – Open Space Fund

$700,000 – In Kind Grants from SF Parks Alliance


Total Sources: $3,475,000


The construction contract award for this project was approved by Recreation and Parks Commission on July 20, 2023 (PDF). This construction contract award obtained and complies with all city, state, and federal regulatory approvals, including any that are specific to this project's funding sources. 

Project Schedule

PhaseTimeline
PlanningFall 2019
DesignSpring 2021
Construction contract awardedJuly 20, 2023
ConstructionLate 2023
Open to the publicSummer 2024


Project Updates

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  1. Project Update Blog
  2. Documents and Materials
  1. Capital Project Update

    Richmond Playground | Construction update January 2024

    Since our last update at the end of November, construction work is making good progress. We’ve kicked off demolition, abatement, and renovation work on the restroom. Most of the old sand has been removed from the play area, and the site is being prepped Read on...
  2. Capital Project Update

    Richmond Playground | Construction update, Nov-Dec 2023 | Richmond Playground Renovation Begins!

    We're excited to share that the Richmond Playground renovation has begun! The project will include new furnishings, upgrades to the Read on...
  3. Capital Project Update

    Richmond Playground | Construction update October 2023

    We issued the Notice to Proceed (NTP) to our contractor and you should expect to see construction mobilization on-site starting in December or January. Once construction starts, there will be Read on...
  4. Capital Project Update

    Richmond Playground | Construction update September 2023

    Construction work for Richmond Playground will begin soon and includes a complete renovation of the children’s play area with new Read on...
  5. Capital Project Update

    Richmond Playground | Project update July 2023

    We’re excited to share that a construction contract award for the Richmond Playground was approved by Rec and Park Commission on July 20! Read on...
  6. Capital Project Update

    Richmond Playground | Project update June 2023

    We’re looking forward to starting construction at Richmond Playground later this year. The project will feature a complete renovation of Read on...
  7. Capital Project Update

    Richmond Playground Construction Update 8/17.

    We’re almost at 100% completion of the construction drawings . . . Read on...
  8. Capital Project Update

    Richmond Playground Project Update April 2022

    Richmond Playground is moving forward! Read on...
  9. Capital Project Update

    Richmond Playground Project Update 8/20!

    Design work for the Richmond Playground renovation has resumed! Read on...
  10. Capital Project Update

    Richmond Playground Project Update 4/26!!

    Design work on the Richmond Playground renovation is temporarily halted but we are hopeful that the project can resume shortly . . . Read on...
  11. Capital Project Update

    Richmond playground Project Update 2/9!

    The concept design for Richmond Playground is complete! Read on...
  12. Capital Project Update

    Richmond Playground Concept Design Moving Forward 9/21!

    Thank you so much to all who attended the third and final community workshop and to all who have contributed feedback along the way. . . Read on...
  13. Capital Project Update

    Join us to discuss the final concept design for Richmond Playground!

    Please join us for a final community meeting to celebrate and discuss the final concept design for the upcoming renovation . . . Read on...
  14. Capital Project Update

    Richmond Playground Open House and Design Workshop

    Give your input on concept designs for the upcoming renovation of the play area at Richmond Playground Read on...
  15. Capital Project Update

    Richmond Playground Open House- Thank You!

    We had a wonderful Public Open House on November 2nd! About 50 people stopped by on a sunny Saturday morning to participate in the project Read on...
  16. Capital Project Update

    Richmond Playground Open House

    Recreation and Parks hosted an Open House in November 2019 regarding the upcoming renovation of the play area at Richmond Playground Read on...
  1. Alex Schuknecht

    Project Manager