Jackson Playground

BackgroundJackson Playground Aerial - North West Perspective

The purpose of the project is to ensure Jackson Playground’s continued operation as an important local and regional resource for the community, to improve accessibility for the general public, and to create a vibrant and safe open space for children and adults to enjoy for generations to come.This project will renovate the entire existing park and create a beautiful and functional reinvigorated outdoor space and clubhouse. This project is supported by many dedicated allies and partners, including Rec and Park and Friends of Jackson Park who have been working collaboratively on the park’s redesign since 2016.

(Photo Credit: View from 17th & Carolina. Site Design and Masterplan by Fletcher Studio. Building Design by Jackson Liles Architecture, Field Improvements by Verde Design)

Scope of Work

The proposed project scope includes the following: reorient and reposition the existing sports fields to improve safety, access and viewing and allow simultaneous games; to provide a new playground, an exterior ball court, a stage, sports viewing areas, dog play area, gardens, and to renovate and relocate the historic clubhouse from the southeast corner of the site to mid-block along Carolina Street. The building’s exterior will be refinished, and repainted and interior spaces will be renovated, including updated and expanded kitchen and restrooms and improved stage area. As a result of interior improvements, flexible common space will be reduced within the existing clubhouse and a new addition will be constructed. This clubhouse addition will provide space for flexible use and access by the public and will add approximately 1,850 gross SF to the 4,750 gross SF of the existing clubhouse.

Project Team

Project Management – San Francisco Recreation and Park Department

Community Partner – Friends of Jackson Park

Landscape Architect – Fletcher Studio

Architect – Jackson Liles Architecture

Project Schedule

PlanningSpring 2018
DesignSummer 2022
Construction startsSummer 2026
Open to the publicSpring 2028

Project Updates

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

    Design for Improved Jackson Park Moves Forward

    A total renovation of the Potrero Hill park includes a bigger clubhouse, new playground equipment, and more green space. Read on...
  2. Capital Project Update

    SF Rec and Park Commission Meeting at Joe Lee Rec Center | March 16 at 10 a.m.

    Come meet your Rec and Park Commissioners at our offsite Commission meeting at Joe Lee Rec Center Read on...
  3. Capital Project Update

    Jackson Playground Planning Update 10/29!

    The project team is working on developing an overall project budget and securing agency approvals. . . Read on...
  4. Capital Project Update

    Jackson Playground Meeting Follow-Up

    Thank you for joining us . . . Read on...
  1. Noah Levy

    Project Manager