Joe DiMaggio Playground

Completed and open to the public in November 2015!

Joe Dimaggio Playground 2

Scope of Work

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 transformed one block of Mason Street from a street with vehicular traffic into a public park space. This project reorganized and renovated 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 realized a decade-old vision of the North Beach community. The neighbors, led by the Friends of Joe DiMaggio Playground, were active participants in the planning and design of the project, as well as independently fundraising for upgrades for the new project.


This project was 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 actively raised funds for additional upgrades to the park. 

For more information about the Friends of Joe DiMaggio, please visit the Friends' website.

The construction contract award for this project was approved by Recreation and Parks Commission on November 5, 2014 (PDF); Recreation and Parks Commission approved a contract amendment on September 2, 2015 (PDF). This construction contract award obtained and complies with all city, state, and federal regulatory approvals, including any that are specific to this project's funding sources.

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