Herz Recreation Center Project

Aerial Rendering of what the Rec Center will look like, this is a drawing illustrating those plans.Project Details

The Recreation and Park Department is partnering with the HOPE SF Team, including Mercy Housing and Related CA, to construct a new recreation center/gymnasium at Herz Playground, a site within John McLaren Park.The new recreation center would be designed and built to fit cohesively within the existing park landscape and “the Hub,” a new community center campus with childcare services and recreational facilities. The vision for the overall Hub is to be an inclusive, safe, friendly, family and youth focused place for neighborhood residents and visitors.

The recreation center will feature an indoor basketball court with bleachers, a multi-purpose room, restrooms, and associated staff spaces such as offices.

This facility would provide a much needed recreation center on the south side of San Francisco, and the goal is to create a clean, safe, warm and modern resource for all.

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

    Herz Rec Construction Update 9/16!

    Hi everyone- We are making steady progress on having our construction documents reviewed by the Department of Building Inspection and other City agencies. . . Read on...
  2. Capital Project Update

    Herz Recreation Center Update 8/24!

    Hi all- We are closing to wrapping up the permitting review through the Department of Building Inspection! Read on...
  3. Capital Project Update

    Sanjay Vora selected for the Herz Rec Center Public Art Piece!

    We are thrilled to share that Sanjay Vora has been selected as the artist for the . . . Read on...
  4. Capital Project Update

    Art finalists for Herz Rec Center!

    Hi all- Thank you to those who provided input the proposed artwork for the Herz Recreation Center. . . Read on...
  5. Capital Project Update

    Herz Recreation Center Update 5/20!

    Hi all- Thank you to those who provided input the proposed artwork for the Herz Recreation Center. . . . Read on...
  6. Capital Project Update

    Herz Rec Art Proposals on Display, View them at Coffman Pool.

    The Herz Recreation Center Artist Selection Panel has selected three artists to create proposals for . . . Read on...
  7. Capital Project Update

    Herz Rec Center Project Update March 2022

    The project team and Rec Park staff continue to finalize details in the design of the new Rec Center and outdoor spaces Read on...
  8. Capital Project Update

    Herz Recreation Center Project Update 2/23/2022

    We are excited to share that the Board of Supervisors approved the grant/gift acceptance of $10 million from Sunnydale LLC! Read on...
  9. Capital Project Update

    Herz Recreation Center Project Update 1/21/22!

    In February, are looking forward to presenting to the Board of Supervisors for a grant/gift acceptance of $10 million for the project! . . . Read on...
  10. Capital Project Update

    Herz Recreation Center Project Update 12/17!

    Hi everybody- Our project team is finalizing the structural design of the building and then we will submit for a Building Permit. . . Read on...
  11. Capital Project Update

    Herz Recreation Center Project Update 11/18!

    Hi all- The Building Department has completed their Site Permit review and the permit notification has been posted at the park. . . Read on...
  12. Capital Project Update

    Herz Recreation Center Project Update 9/20!

    Hi all- The Arts Commission received over 100 applications from potential artists for the public art piece at Herz Recreation Center. . . Read on...
  13. Capital Project Update

    Herz Recreation Center Project Update 8/20!

    The architects and engineers are still hard at work finalizing the details of the building and landscape design. . . Read on...
  14. Capital Project Update

    Herz Recreation Center Project Update 7/19!

    Hi folks, We continue to develop the construction documents for the new Recreation Center and the outdoor spaces. . . Read on...
  15. Capital Project Update

    Herz Recreation Center Project Update 6/21!

    Hi everybody, Our design team is working on the construction documents for the project and we are going through the permitting process with the Department of Building Inspection. . . Read on...
  16. Capital Project Update

    Herz Recreation Center Project Update 5/21!

    Hi folks, We are performing a cost estimate for the project and then, we will begin construction documents. . . Read on...
  17. Capital Project Update

    Herz Recreation Center Project Update 4/20!

    Hi all, Thank you to all the community members who helped make this project a reality! Read on...
  18. Capital Project Update

    Herz Recreation Center Project is Going to the Commission for Approval!

    Hi all, This Thursday, March 18th at 10am, we will be presenting the Recreation Center concept plan to the Rec Park Commission for . . . Read on...
  19. Capital Project Update

    News about the Herz Projects!

    We are excited to share that Rec Park staff will be presenting the . . . Read on...
  20. Capital Project Update

    Herz Rec Center Virtual Community Meeting 2/3/21

    SF Rec & Park, Mercy Housing and Related CA are pleased to share the final concept plan for the Herz Recreation Center. . . Read on...
  21. Capital Project Update

    Herz Recreation Center Project Update Dec '20

    We are thrilled that Prop A passed! This will provide $10 million of funding towards this project Read on...
  22. Capital Project Update

    Herz Recreation Center Project Update 10/29!

    Hi everyone- We have been busy working with the project architects to . . . Read on...
  23. Capital Project Update

    Herz Recreation Center Project Update 9/18!

    Hi folks- The project team has been working to incorporate all the community feedback that we heard this summer. . . Read on...
  24. Capital Project Update

    Herz Rec Center Project Update 7/27!

    Thank you so much to those who participated in our virtual community meeting! Read on...
  25. Capital Project Update

    Herz Recreation Center Virtual Community Meeting 7/18!

    We are excited to announce that we will be hosting a virtual community workshop in partnership with Mercy Housing and Related CA. Read on...
  26. Capital Project Update

    Herz Recreation Center Project Update!

    Hi all! The Herz Recreation Center Project has been placed on the 2020 Health & Recovery Bond. Read on...
  27. Capital Project Update

    HERZ REC CENTER PLANNING PHASE UPDATE

    The project team is working on developing an overall project budget. This project will be a partnership project with Mercy Housing Read on...
  28. Capital Project Update

    HERZ RECREATION CENTER PLANNING UPDATE

    Thank you to those of you who attended our community meeting on June 22nd. We continue to get valuable input Read on...
  1. Alexis Ward

    Project Manager
    Phone: 1-628-652-6641