The purpose of the Project is to ensure the North Lake Merced boat dock’s continued operation as an important regional natural recreational resource for the community, to improve accessibility for the general public (particularly seniors and individuals with disabilities) and to avoid the displacement of the diverse user groups (particularly cultural/youth groups) that rely upon the well-established recreational and cultural opportunities that the North Lake Merced boat dock offers.
Scope of Work
The project scope is to remove the existing gangway and freeboard wooden dock that extends approximately 130 feet into Lake Merced and to replace these facilities with an updated gangway and (slightly larger) dock that complies with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards. The existing 30 foot gangway exceeds the accessible slope making it hazardous for seniors and users with disabilities. The new 80 foot gangway and 140 foot dock will allow for safe access to docked boats on either side of the new dock. Additional work includes site and landscape work and the Installation of a new accessible parking stall and concrete path leading to the new dock, installation of one new light pole, and Installation of a new asphalt driveway.
This project is currently being funded by the Rec and Park Open Space Fund and the 2012 Bond Project COF.
Planning and Design were been completed by the Summer of 2020, and all Federal, State and Local Agency approvals were completed in the Fall of 2020. Construction will commence in Late Fall of 2020 with a completion date anticipated in Winter 2021.