South Park

Completed and opened to the public in March 2017! 

South Park Actual Play Structure


South Park is located at 64 South Park Avenue. The park is approximately 34,000 square feet and has a children's play area, a walkway, natural lawn, landscaping, and related amenities. The project was allocated $1 million.

Project Scope

South Park is the oldest public park in San Francisco. Originally intended to be an English picturesque strolling park, it had fallen into disrepair and had been subject to ad-hoc improvements over the years. The Recreation and Park Department worked with the South Park Improvement Association, Fletcher Studio Landscape Architects, park neighbors and community leaders to develop a master plan for the park's renovation. Improvements to the park included upgrades to the park's infrastructure, including: 

  • Adding 24 mature trees and landscaping
  • Drainage
  • Irrigation
  • New paths
  • Site furnishings
  • Site lighting

The site now features a variety of different programmatic spaces, including a children's play area, a large open meadow, plazas of varying scales, and a variety of areas designed for sitting and/or picnicking.


South Park
South Park Entry Rendering
South Park Rendering of the Entry
South Park Main Plaza Rendering

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