The Sunset’s Sparkling New Jewel

Sunset Rec center ribbon cutting ceremony

District 4 Supervisor Carmen Chu and Hydra Mendoza from the Mayor’s Office, along with 750 of their closest friends from the Sunset District, helped cut the ribbon on the newly renovated Sunset Recreation Center on November 16.  The event marked the completion of a $14 million project that transformed the original center, built in 1951, into a state-of-the-art community center featuring flexible and adaptable spaces for a variety of uses.

The center, funded by the 2008 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond, includes a number of green features, including LEED Silver Certification, a water infiltration and retention area that will take building stormwater to landscaped areas, and solar panels on top of the clubhouse room to help offset electrical costs.

Also in attendance at the event were Recreation and Park Commissioners Tom Harrison and Allan Low, Rec and Park GM Phil Ginsburg, DPW director Mohammed Nuru, Susan Pontius from the SF Arts Commission and about 500 students from nearby Lawton Alternative School. See our photo album here.