Herz Recreation Center Project

Herz-Gym-rendering-586x286Project 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

    News about the Herz Projects!

    We are excited to share that Rec Park staff will be presenting the . . . Read on...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. Capital Project Update

    Herz Recreation Center Project Update 10/29!

    Hi everyone- We have been busy working with the project architects to . . . Read on...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. Capital Project Update


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