Stow Lake Perimeter Path Renovation

Description A puddle of water sits on a deteriorated pathway.

Stow Lake is popular destination in Golden Gate Park for strolling, boating and picnicking. The existing asphalt path that circles the perimeter of the lake has deteriorated and is in need of repair. The project’s design will keep the perimeter path in its current alignment to minimize impact on the overall site and the landscaping. Additionally, the site furnishings will be refurbished.

Scope of Work

The intent of this project is to renovate the existing perimeter path at Stow Lake and the site furnishings, including benches and picnic tables to achieve ADA compliance. The construction will be performed in two phases so that half of the perimeter path will be open at all times. No work will be occurring in the area in front of the Boathouse. 

Funding Source

This project is being funded by multiple sources including the following:

  • Recovery Stimulus and Critical Repairs
  • General Fund
  • Mayor’s Office on Disability

Schedule

Upon approval by the Commission and contract certifications, construction activities will commence Fall 2022, with a construction duration of approximately 9 months and opening targeted for Summer 2023.  

The perimeter path work around Stow Lake shall be completed in two separate construction phases to allow for public access to at least half of the perimeter path at all times.  Park visitors will have access to Strawberry Island throughout the entire project.  The Stow Lake Boathouse and Stow Lake Drive will also remain open and accessible for the entire project duration.

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

    Stow Lake Pathway Improvement Project Update 9/6/22!

    Hi all- We are pleased to report that on August 18, the RPD Commission approved the contract award for the construction of Stow Lake. . . Read on...
  2. Capital Project Update

    Stow Lake Perimeter Path Project Update March 2022

    Our biologist will conduct a few more wildlife surveys at Stow Lake over the next month. Once complete, we will incorporate measures Read on...
  3. Capital Project Update

    Stow Lake Perimeter Path Project Update 2/23/2022

    Our biologist has been conducting surveys of the wildlife at Stow Lake. Once the surveys wrap up later this Spring, we will be Read on...
  4. Capital Project Update

    Stow Lake Perimeter Path Project Update 1/21/22!

    We are anticipating having a biologist on-site in January and February to conduct wildlife surveys. . . . Read on...
  5. Capital Project Update

    Stow Lake Path - Pathway interruption 12-14 through 17!

    Path may be interrupted by tree removal . . . Read on...
  6. Capital Project Update

    Stow Lake Perimeter Path Project Update 12/17!

    Hi all- We will be working with a biologist to conduct surveys around Stow Lake for red-legged frogs and to make recommendations on how to minimize any biological impacts. . . Read on...
  7. Capital Project Update

    Stow Lake Perimeter Path Project Update 11/18!

    Hi all- The project team is working with a biologist to minimize impacts to the wildlife around the lake. . . Read on...
  1. Omar Davis

    Project Manager