Joe DiMaggio Playground

Completed and open to the public in November 2015! Joe Dimaggio Playground 2

Project Description & Scope

The Joe DiMaggio Playground is a 2-acre park with a children's play area, tennis courts, bocce courts, pool building, and sports courts. It sits directly next to the newly constructed North Beach Library and will transform one block of Mason Street from a street with vehicular traffic into a public park space. This project will reorganize and renovate all portions of the park, including:

  • Expanded and improved children's play area with new safety and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements
  • New and upgraded landscaping
  • New and additional seating throughout the park
  • Increased park safety and increased internal connections within the park
  • Relocated and improved tennis courts
  • New and improved lighting
  • New and expanded bocce courts and picnic area
  • Resurfaced sports courts with new sports equipment and facilities

The park's renovation realizes a decade-old vision of the North Beach community. The neighbors, led by the Friends of Joe DiMaggio Playground, have been active participants in the planning and design of the project, as well as independently fundraising for upgrades for the new project.

Funding Source

This project is funded by the 2012 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond; it has received $6.3 million for the project. Additionally, the Friends of Joe DiMaggio Playground is actively fundraising for additional upgrades to the park. For more information and to donate to these efforts, please visit the Friends' website.

Project Schedule

  • Construction begins January 2015
  • Park is scheduled to reopen Winter 2015 to 2016, pending any major unforeseen circumstances.

Documents & Materials