McLaren Park Playground and Group Picnic Area Renovation in Bid/Award Phase

Eight bids were received by potential contractors on the McLaren Park Playground and Group Picnic Area Renovation, and the bids were within the project budget! The project will be presented by to staff to the Rec & Park Department Commission for contract award in January 2019. Construction is anticipated start … Continue reading

McLaren Community Garden Construction Progress Update

We are headed to the end of construction on the renovation of the McLaren Community Garden! The contractor has completed all the site work, and installed the shipping container tool shed. They are currently installing the fencing, and the last part will be the installation of the site furnishings, including … Continue reading

Alice Chalmers Playground, 90% Design Update

Dear Interested Stakeholders, we are wrapping up the construction documents (plans and specifications) for the Alice Chalmers Playground Renovation, a Let’sPlaySF Initiative. We expect to have the 90% at the end of the month. We are working closely with SF Public Works to advertise and bid the project later this … Continue reading

EPA Awards Two Additional Grants

The Recreation and Park Department applied for two Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grant opportunities in 2017 to support the 900 Innes site remediation. The Department was awarded grant funding from the Brownfields and Water Division Programs for $348,204 and $1.2 million, respectively, to help fund the clean-up of upland and subtidal areas.  The … Continue reading

Women’s History: Margaret S. Hayward

Margaret S. Hayward is the only woman commissioner (including park, recreation, or playground) to have a park or other recreational facility named for her in San Francisco. And Hayward Playground is one of the few Recreation and Park properties named after a woman. The others include: Alice Chalmers (school principal), … Continue reading

South Park Renovation Update 1/20/17

  Photo credit: Fletcher Studios Wow! The playground structure looks complete, but …..this incredible state of the art playground is carefully inspected to make sure each connection and opening comply to safety standards. The testing and inspection started last week and adjustments will continue into next week when the weather … Continue reading

NOTIFICATION: SoMa West Skatepark to open at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 1, 2016

SoMa West Skatepark will remain closed until 2 p.m. on Friday, April 1st for park/course maintenance, which will include graffiti abatement, cleaning, drain clearing and other miscellaneous site repairs. For your convenience, here is a list of other skateparks in the city: Balboa Skatepark Ocean & San Jose, SF, CA … Continue reading

Community Budget Meetings

Join us for two budget meetings to discuss preliminary plans for Fiscal Years 2016-17 and 2017-18, Wednesday, February 3, at Palega Rec Center (500 Felton St.), and Tuesday, February 9, at Gene Friend Rec Center (270 6th Street), 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Learn about our department’s budget instructions for … Continue reading