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Posted on: February 16, 2024

SF Celebrates Reopening of GGP Golf Course Clubhouse

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San Francisco, CA – Today, Mayor London N. Breed joined Phil Ginsburg, Executive Director of the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department and community stakeholders to celebrate the reopening and unveiling of the Golden Gate Park Go...

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Posted on: February 14, 2024

New Improvements Unveiled at Lake Merced South

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Assemblymember Phil Ting, District 7 Supervisor Myrna Melgar, and the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today the completion of several new upgrades at Lake Merced South, including ADA i...

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Posted on: February 12, 2024

Live Music to Kick Off in Civic Center Area

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SAN FRANCISCO – Civic Center Soundtrack, a free concert series by Illuminate, will kick off Tuesday at Fulton Plaza between San Francisco Main Library and the Asian Art Museum, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today.

 

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Posted on: February 5, 2024 | Last Modified on: September 21, 2016

City Leaders and Community Members Break Ground on New Gene Friend Rec Center in SOMA

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San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed joined City leaders and community members today to break ground on the transformative Eugene L. Friend Recreation Center pr...

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Posted on: January 25, 2024

Entwined Meadow Elements to Illuminate UN Plaza

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA  Beginning Friday night, elements from artist Charles Gadeken’s illuminated installation Entwined Meadow will dazzle visitors to UN Plaza with changing light and color, the San Francisco Recreation and Park ...

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Posted on: January 18, 2024

Golden Gate Park’s Stow Lake Renamed Blue Heron Lake

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA  San Francisco Recreation and Park Commissioners today approved changing the name of Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park to Blue Heron Lake. 

William W. Stow, the lake’s original namesake, was a State Asse...

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Posted on: January 17, 2024

New Dual-lined Outdoor Pickleball Courts Coming to Moscone Park Playground

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Building off the success of the Larsen Pickleball Complex at Carl Larsen Park, which opened last month, San Francisco Recreation and Park Department officials announced today the department is continuing to provide more pickl...

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Posted on: January 3, 2024

SF Enforcement & Activations Lead to Decrease in Theft Citywide, Increase in Visitors During Holiday

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San Francisco, CA – City leaders today announced that the 2023 holiday shopping season saw the lowest levels of reported theft in San Francisco in years and an increase in visitors to major Downtown destinations, including in Union Square.

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Posted on: December 21, 2023

Rec and Park Commission Approves South Sunset Clubhouse Design

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – A plan to renovate the South Sunset Clubhouse, which serves as an important community hub for neighborhood seniors, is one step closer to becoming a reality after the San Francisco Recreation and Park Commis...

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Posted on: December 19, 2023

Report: SF Parks Hit High Marks, Earn Gains in Equity

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SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco’s parks and plazas continued to earn top marks for maintenance over the past fiscal year, while two public spaces—Muriel Leff Mini Park in the Richmond District and Sunnyside Conservator...

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Posted on: December 18, 2023

City’s Newest Pickleball Complex Opens at Carl Larsen Park

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – A much-anticipated public pickleball complex in the Sunset District opened for play today, marking a significant milestone in the ongoing effort to accommodate the skyrocketing popularity of the sport, San F...

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Posted on: December 15, 2023

Mayor Breed Celebrates the Reopening of Fillmore Turk Mini Park

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San Francisco, CA —Mayor London N. Breed, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, community organizations, and Fillmore neighborhood families kicked off the holiday season today with the reopening of the Fillmore Turk Mini Park. The mini park’s ...

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Posted on: December 7, 2023

94-Year Tradition Marks Start of Holiday Season in Golden Gate Park

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – San Francisco and state officials helped kick off the holiday season on Thursday evening by leading a countdown to lighting the historic 135-year-old Monterey cypress tree in Golden Gate Park’s eas...

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Posted on: November 14, 2023

Entwined: Elder Mother Marks a New Chapter for Art Installation in GGP

SAN FRANCISCO, CA  – San Francisco Parks Alliance and the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department in partnership with Bay Area artist Charles Gadeken announce ‘Entwined: Elder Mother’, a new iteration of Entwine...

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Posted on: November 14, 2023

Skystar Ferris Wheel Opens at Fisherman's Wharf

San Francisco, CA - Today, Mayor London N. Breed announced the arrival of the City’s beloved Ferris Wheel, which will begin operations in its new location at the iconic Fisherman’s Wharf this evening at 6 p.m. After a three-year run at...

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Posted on: November 8, 2023

Mayor Breed & City Leaders Celebrate the Reopening of UN Plaza

San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed, the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department, and community members today unveiled a transformed UN Plaza, which will now serve as a dynamic hub for recreation and scheduled activities in the Civic...

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Posted on: November 7, 2023

Mayor London Breed & Chef Tyler Florence Celebrate New Cafes in Union Square Plaza

San Francisco, CA —Mayor London N. Breed today joined Tyler Florence, City leaders and community to celebrate the opening of the renowned Chef’s new café concepts. Miller & Lux Provisions, two new artisanal cafes now loc...

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Posted on: October 16, 2023

Community Innovation Lab Opens to Serve Bayview-Hunters Point

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The Community Innovation Lab, a tech, sports and recreational programming hub for the Bayview-Hunters Point community, opened Sunday amid celebration at the India Basin Waterfront Park project’s Fall Festiv...

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Posted on: September 30, 2023

SF Rec and Park Receives $5.1M Grant for India Basin Waterfront Park

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA  The India Basin Waterfront Park project in San Francisco’s Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood will receive $5.1 million through a grant from the California Coastal Conservancy to improve public access, and ...

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Posted on: September 13, 2023

Plan for Concerts in Golden Gate Park and Downtown Plazas Approved

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San Francisco, CA — Today the City’s plans for a series of ticketed concerts in Golden Gate Park following Outside Lands Festival and three Downtown locations beginning next year was approved by the Board of Supervisors. The concert se...

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Posted on: September 13, 2023

First Padel Courts in Northern California to Break Ground at Embarcadero Plaza

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Padel, a racket sport enjoying a meteoric rise in popularity across the world, will officially land in San Francisco this October with the opening of two courts in Embarcadero Plaza, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department and...

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Posted on: September 5, 2023

Mayor Breed Announces Partnership with Renowned Chef Tyler Florence to Open Two Union Square Cafes

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San Francisco, CA - Mayor London N. Breed today announced The Greater Organization, Chef Tyler Florence’s restaurant group, has been selected to revitalize two spaces within Union Square Plaza. Miller & Lux Provisions will have two artisanal...

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Posted on: August 28, 2023

Tennis Center at Golden Gate Park Earns Coveted National Award

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The Lisa and Douglas Goldman Tennis Center, located in Golden Gate Park, has been selected by the U.S. Tennis Association (USTA) to receive the 2023 Outstanding Facility Award. Of the 29 facilities to earn this year’s award, the Goldman Tennis C...

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Posted on: August 25, 2023

Community, City Officials Celebrate $3.38 Million Makeover of Herz Playground

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SAN FRANCISCO—Creative new play equipment for kids of all ages and a park makeover inspired by nature greeted families Thursday evening at the unveiling of the renovated Herz Playground in McLaren Park, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Depa...

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Posted on: July 31, 2023

San Francisco Announces Four Day Carnival to Open in Civic Center

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San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed announced today the upcoming arrival of Civic Center Carnival, a vibrant four-day carnival that promises to infuse the heart of the Civic Center with summer delights and thrilling family entertainment. &...

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Posted on: August 7, 2023

SF Rec and Park installs new Goalphers at Sunset Rec Center

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA  New Goalphers have gone up at the Sunset Recreation Center’s basketball courts, meaning more kids will be able to play soccer, roller hockey, and other sports on the blacktop, SF Rec and Park officials anno...

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Posted on: August 7, 2023

SF Announces Expansion of Lyft's Bike Share Program into Golden Gate Park

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San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed today joined the Recreation and Parks Department (RPD), the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority (SFMTA), and Lyft to announce San Francisco’s first-ever bike share stations placed ...

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Posted on: July 21, 2023

Agreement Reached on Proposed Concerts in GGP, Downtown, Pending Vote from Board of Supervisors

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – A proposal to host a series of ticketed concerts in the Golden Gate Park Polo Fields will go before the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in September following an initial agreement reached today between the Recreat...

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Posted on: July 14, 2023

Esteemed National Organization Welcomes SF Rec and Park GM to Board

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA  San Francisco Recreation and Park Department General Manager Phil Ginsburg has become the newest addition to the board of directors for the national nonprofit organization Children and Nature Network, San Francisco R...

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Posted on: June 30, 2023

SF Announces Plans to Operate Over 23 Acres of Public Parks in Mission Bay

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San Francisco, CA —Mayor London N. Breed today announced the City ‘s plans to begin operating the more than 24 acres of public parks in the Mission Bay neighborhood beginning July 1. The Port of San Francisco and Recreation and Park De...

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Posted on: June 28, 2023

Free Pickleball Access Expanded to Palace of Fine Arts

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – San Francisco’s fastest growing sport, pickleball, has found a new home in one of the city’s most historic spots. Starting July 11, players will be able to reserve three indoor courts during peak morning t...

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Posted on: June 15, 2023

Proposed Concerts Would Include Free Muni, Increased Funding for Neighborhood Projects

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA –  A proposal to put on a series of outdoor concerts in the Golden Gate Park Polo Fields and downtown plazas has been updated to include key benefits: free Muni rides for concertgoers and additional funding for communi...

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Posted on: June 16, 2023

Free Concerts in Golden Gate Park, UN Plaza, Main Library & Across SF for Make Music Day

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA –Music will fill Golden Gate Park and United Nations Plaza, and all over San Francisco on Wednesday, June 21, as San Francisco celebrates Make Music Day with free concerts, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department annou...

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Posted on: June 14, 2023

SF Announces Return of World Cup Village in Downtown this Summer

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San Francisco, CA - Mayor London N. Breed today announced the City will welcome Summer of Soccer to Downtown San Francisco, to include partnering with Street Soccer USA (SSUSA) to host free public screenings of the Women’s World Cup in ...

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Posted on: June 14, 2023

Mayor Breed & Treasurer Cisneros Celebrate Success of SF Museums for All

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San Francisco, CA – Mayor London N. Breed and Treasurer José Cisneros today announced that the SF Museums For All program was used more than 130,000 times by low-income San Franciscans for free admissions to 22 museums and cu...

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Posted on: June 14, 2023

Another Planet Entertainment Proposes Free Downtown Concerts

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San Francisco, CA —Mayor London N. Breed announced today that Another Planet Entertainment (APE) has committed to bringing free outdoor concerts to downtown San Francisco’s historic plazas.   

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Posted on: May 24, 2023

16 Graduate from India Basin Workforce Development Program

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SAN FRANCISCO—Sixteen recently trained construction professionals graduated from the India Basin Waterfront Park project’s workforce development program and stand ready to build San...

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Posted on: May 19, 2023

Merced Heights Playground’s Lower Terrace Transformed by Renovation

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A $1.67 million renovation has transformed a former grassy field at Merced Heights Playground into a paradise for neighborhood recreation, with areas for people to picnic or exercise, dogs to frolic, and hummingbirds and butterflies to feed. 

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Posted on: May 12, 2023

City Plan Would Bring More Music to Golden Gate Park

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San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced today that the City is planning to bring more summer concerts to Golden Gate Park beginning next year. If approved, the two to three days of headliner-driven events would be held on the weekend following the annu...

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Posted on: May 17, 2023

SF Joins KABOOM! in National Effort to End Playspace Inequity

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Today, Mayor London N. Breed announced the City of San Francisco will partner with KABOOM! in the national nonprofit’s five-year plan toward achieving playspace equity in 25 priority places across the United States. 

Through the initiative, KABOOM...

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Posted on: April 19, 2023

420 Celebration Returns to Hippie Hill

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA San Francisco’s legendary 420 celebration will return to Golden Gate Park Thursday, drawing an estimated 20,000 cannabis fans and sparking a citywide effort to ensure the high spirits bring minimal hassles.&...

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Posted on: March 17, 2023

SF Rec and Parks Head Phil Ginsburg Named Chair of State Parks Commission

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SAN FRANCISCO –San Francisco Recreation and Park Department General Manager Phil Ginsburg has been elected to chairperson of the California State Park and Recreation Commission. 

Ginsburg was unanimously elected to the position by his fe...

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Posted on: March 17, 2023

Design for Improved Jackson Park Moves Forward

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – A new playground, sports viewing areas, community learning gardens and an outdoor ball court are among the features included in the Jackson Park concept design approved Thurs...

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Posted on: March 11, 2023

Fallen Tree Severely Damages Historic Trocadero Clubhouse

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA  An approximately 85-foot eucalyptus tree fell onto the Trocadero Clubhouse in Sigmund Stern Grove early this morning, causing severe damage to the San Francisco Historical Landmark, the San Francisco Recreat...

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Posted on: March 7, 2023

Winners of 39th Annual Randall Museum Science Fair Advance to Regional Championships

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SAN FRANCISCO – Young scientists from several San Francisco middle schools will compete in a Bay Area-wide science fair happening later this month after they recently took first place spots in a citywide competition held at the Randall Museum.

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Posted on: February 24, 2023

Golden Gate Bandshell Welcomes Back More Live Performances in 2023

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Live music will return for its third season at the Golden Gate Bandshell’s iconic stage with another series of free outdoor concerts in Golden Gate Park, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department and the arts nonprofit Illuminat...

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Posted on: February 23, 2023

‘London N. Breed’ Tulips Blooming in Golden Gate Park

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA Five thousand tulip bulbs gifted to the City of San Francisco last year commemorating a visit by Queen Máxima of the Netherlands are now in full bloom in the Queen Wilhelmina Garden in Golden Gate Park, the...

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Posted on: February 13, 2023

National Tennis Group Recognizes Innovative San Francisco After-School Program

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA A unique San Francisco after-school program that promotes success in both academics and tennis has been chosen by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Northern California to receive their 2022 Awards Celebratin...

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Posted on: January 27, 2023

City Receives $425,000 Gift for Noe Valley Restroom Project

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA The cost to San Francisco for a public restroom at Noe Valley Town Square has plunged to $300,000—thanks to a donation of a prefabricated modular unit and much of the labor required to install it, the San Fr...

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Posted on: January 20, 2023

Esprit Park Renovation Breaks Ground

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – A renovation project broke ground today that will strengthen Esprit Park to better serve the Dogpatch neighborhood that has grown up around it, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced.&...

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Posted on: January 18, 2023

Blanche, Palace of Fine Arts Swan, Dies at 28

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA Blanche, the swan who captured the hearts of generations of visitors to the Palace of Fine Arts, has died at 28, the San Francisco Recreation...

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Posted on: December 6, 2022

San Francisco Breaks Ground on New Community & Recreation Center at Sunnydale Hope SF

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San Francisco, CA — Today, Mayor London Breed joined community leaders to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Sunnydale Community Hub, a joint d...

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Posted on: December 1, 2022

Holiday Tree Lighting Kicks Off ‘Jingle on JFK’

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Surrounded by community members, Mayor London Breed tonight led the countdown to lighting of the iconic Monterey cypress tree in Golden Gate Park’s east end—a San Francisco holiday tradition that began in 1929. 

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Posted on: October 25, 2022

Waller Street Skate Park Rolls Out New Paving and Design

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department rolled out improvements to the Waller Street Skate Park today—a project spearheaded by local skaters who helped shape its inclusive design that honors its street ska...

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Posted on: October 25, 2022

SF City leaders, families celebrate groundbreaking of improvement project at Herz Playground

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SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department broke ground on renovations at Herz Playground in Visitacion Valley on Monday as part of the Let’sPlaySF! initiative that is delivering creative play spaces to c...

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Posted on: October 3, 2022

Rec and Park GM Phil Ginsburg to serve on NRPA Board of Directors

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The National Recreation and Parks Association has named San Francisco Recreation and Park Department General Manager Phil Ginsburg to its Board of Directors, SF Rec and Park officials announced today.

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Posted on: September 29, 2022

Famed 107-Year-Old Pagoda in Japanese Tea Garden Restored

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The Japanese Tea Garden’s towering pagoda, one of the few surviving structures from the 1915 world’s fair, has been revived to its former glory following a meticulous restoration, the San Francisco Recreat...

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Posted on: September 23, 2022

‘100 Things to Do in Nature in SF’ Invites Kids to Experience Outdoor Adventures

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA –Whether kids want to spend a tranquil day communing with turtles at McNab Lake or an exhilarating five minutes rolling down a hill at Alamo Square Park, San Francisco Children & Nature is offering over 100 ideas for outdoo...

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Posted on: September 16, 2022

Rec and Park Launches Golden Gate Park Busking Program

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA The San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department has launched an initiative that may be music to the ears of street performers: Busking in Golden Gate Park.

The program allows musicians and other performers to easily obtain permits and ...

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

Promenade Play Days to Feature Art, Performance, and Connection on JFK

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA The JFK Promenade will be alive with street art, public pianos, live performances and even a Halloween event—free temporary activations to foster health, happiness, and social connection, the San Francisco Recreation...

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Posted on: September 14, 2022

SF Breaks Ground on India Basin Waterfront Park

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Together with community members who shaped the historic project from its conception, San Francisco officials broke ground today at the future India Basin Waterfront Park.

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Posted on: August 30, 2022

SF Rec and Parks Head Phil Ginsburg Reappointed to State Parks Commission

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SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Recreation and Park Department General Manager Phil Ginsburg will serve a second term on the California State Park and Recreation Commission, after the California State Senate unanimously confirmed his reappointment...

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Posted on: August 25, 2022

Shoreline Cleanup Complete in India Basin Waterfront Park Project

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA –Decades of industrial pollution has been cleaned from a former shipbuilding site in Bayview-Hunters Point, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today. The restoration of the land, shoreline, and shallow w...

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Posted on: August 13, 2022

Naming Ceremony Honors Legendary SF Photographer David Johnson

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – San Francisco Recreation and Park officials held a dedication ceremony on Friday for the newly named David Johnson Photo Processing Lab, located within the Harvey Milk Photo Center at the Harvey Milk Center for the A...

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Posted on: July 21, 2022

Contractor Approved to Build New Park on Former Industrial Site at India Basin

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA –The San Francisco Recreation and Park Commission today approved construction firm Swinerton to build the first portion of India Basin Waterfront Park, a community-led project that will train and hire Bayview-Hunters Point resi...

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Posted on: July 9, 2022

21-Hayes Returns, Free Adaptive Bike Program Unveiled in Golden Gate Park

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA –Western Addition, Hayes Valley and Tenderloin residents today celebrated the restored 21-Hayes bus service to Golden Gate Park, while park visitors with disabilities took their first spin on adaptive bikes on car-free JFK, the...

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Posted on: June 21, 2022

Tuesday: Free Concerts in Parks, Plazas for Make Music Day

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Parks and plazas are taking center stage as San Francisco celebrates Make Music Day on Tuesday, June 21 with concerts in Union Square, Golden Gate Park, and Civic Center Plaza, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced...

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Posted on: June 10, 2022

Golden Gate Park’s Skatin’ Place Reopens Featuring New ‘Psychedelic’ Mural

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA –A vibrant new ground mural at the legendary Skatin’ Place in Golden Gate Park made its debut today when the iconic outdoor roller skating spot reopened following rep...

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Posted on: June 1, 2022

New Parking Lot Offers 20 Free Accessible Spaces in Heart of Golden Gate Park

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – A new, all-accessible parking lot in the heart of Golden Gate Park offers 20 free blue zone spaces, bringing visitors with disabilities closer than ever to museums, gardens and other cultural attractions, the San Francisco Re...

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Posted on: May 19, 2022

Visitacion Valley Playground Renamed Yik Oi Huang Peace & Friendship Park

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA  San Francisco Recreation and Park Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve changing the name of Visitacion Valley Playground to Yik Oi Huang Peace & Friendship Park. The name honors the memory of a neighb...

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

Mayor London Breed Announces $3.9 Million in Federal Funding for Buchanan Street Mall Renovations

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San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed today announced the allocation of $3.9 million in federal funding to renovate Buchanan Street Mall, which stretches five consecutive blocks between Eddy and Grove streets in San Francisco’s Wes...

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Posted on: May 3, 2022

Stern Grove Concert Meadow to Re-open in Time for Summer Concerts

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SAN FRANCISCO—The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department along with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) announced today that repairs at Sigmund Stern Grove’s Concert Meadow are nearing completion and will be rea...

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Posted on: April 27, 2022

Mayor London Breed Celebrates Opening of Francisco Park in Russian Hill

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Today, Mayor London N. Breed, Supervisor Catherine Stefani, Recreation and Parks General Manager Phil Ginsburg, and the Francisco Park Conservatory celebrated the opening of Francisco Park. Located in Russian Hill, the 4.5-acre park consists of panoramic ...

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Posted on: April 26, 2022

Board of Supervisors Approves Mayor Breed's Legislation to Make Car-Free JFK Permanent

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San Francisco, CA —Today the San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved Mayor Breed’s legislation to ensure John F. Kennedy Drive in Golden Gate Park remain vehicle-free permanently. The legislation, co-sponsored by Supervisors Matt H...

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Posted on: April 22, 2022

Neighborhood Field Trips Spark Golden Gate Park Love

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA  A new program aims to make San Franciscans from all over the city fall in love with Golden Gate Park. Like any good love story, it starts with a charming introduction and continues with a follow-up date to get to kno...

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Posted on: April 18, 2022

Annual 420 Celebration Returns to Hippie Hill

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA  San Francisco’s legendary 420 celebration will return to Hippie Hill/Robin Williams Meadow in Golden Gate Park on Wednesday following a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, City officials and event organize...

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Posted on: April 6, 2022

Ambitious Bayview Swimming Program Makes Debut Splash

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San Francisco Recreation and Park Department: RPDcommunications@sfgov.org 

YMCA of San Francisco: Danielle T Jones, DTJones@ymcasf.org 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — A free program to ensure every Bayview-Hunters Point child is co...

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Posted on: March 23, 2022

SF’s First Tai Chi Court Opens in McLaren Park

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA — San Francisco’s first public space designed and dedicated specifically for the practice of tai chi opened today amid a community celebration in McLaren Park, the San Francisco Recreation and Park announced....

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Posted on: March 15, 2022

Mayor London Breed Introduces Legislation to Implement Car-Free JFK

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San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed today introduced legislation to authorize permanent changes to make 1.5 miles of JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park car-free. It would also authorize making certain street segments one-way, creating new bicyc...

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Posted on: March 15, 2022

Wanted: Locals to Build San Francisco’s Next Great Park

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA —Making good on its promise to create jobs in the Bayview, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department is seeking local building professionals who will create the City’s next great waterfront park, a onc...

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Posted on: March 9, 2022

Free Resident Admission to Conservatory of Flowers & Japanese Tea Garden Approved by Supervisors

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San Francisco, CA — The Board of Supervisors today passed legislation introduced by Mayor London N. Breed to make admission to the Conservatory of Flowers and Japanese Tea Garden free for San Francisco residents and all veterans. The ordinance r...

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Posted on: March 7, 2022

SFMTA, RPD Recommend JFK Remain Car-free with Community Requested Access & Signage Improvements

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA — The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency today announced their recommendation that John F. Kennedy Drive in Golden Gate Park remain vehicle-free. The prop...

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Posted on: March 8, 2022

Humanitarian Relief Concert For Ukraine set for Saturday Afternoon in Golden Gate Park

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SAN FRANCISCO–A coalition of organizations led by Sunset Piano, Illuminate, the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department and the Ukrainian American Coordinating Council will host an extraordinary event called “Slava Ukraini!&r...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 1, 2022

Golden Gate Bandshell Welcomes Back More Live Performances in 2022

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Images can be found here

Season schedule can be found at GoldenGateBandshell.org

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Live music will soon return to the Golden Gate Bandshell’s iconic stage with another season of free outdoor performanc...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 25, 2022

Major Access Improvements Launched in Golden Gate Park

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Starting Saturday, February 26, 2022, riders of Golden Gate Park’s free shuttle will enjoy major improvements, including new weekday service, an expanded route with connection to public transit, more stops, and less w...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 14, 2022

Valentine’s Day Comeback for Café in Civic Center Plaza

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA— Food lovers looking to embrace new offerings in the heart of Civic Center Plaza are in luck—Assembly Café and Beer Garden opened today—Valentine’s Day, the San Francisco Recreation and ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 9, 2022

Rossi Pool Reopens After $15M Renovation

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA—The newly remodeled Angelo J. Rossi Pool will welcome back community members Saturday with a celebratory free swim in its modern facility, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today. 

The Feb. 12 f...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 1, 2022

India Basin Project to Be Guided by Historic Plan

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Contact:

Tamara Barak Aparton, SF Recreation and Parks, tamara.aparton@sfgov.org

Rebecca Bullis, The Trust for Public Land, rebecca.bullis@tpl.org 

Sonia Gonzalez Banks, media@sfparksalliance.org

 

Video Release Here 

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 27, 2022

Entwined Illuminated Art Installation Extends Residency in Golden Gate Park

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA ­–­ San Francisco Parks Alliance and the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, in partnership with San Francisco artist Charles Gadeken, are pleased to announce the extension of Entwined, the illuminated...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 22, 2022

Bayview/K.C. Jones Playground Reopens After Renovation

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA –City officials and community members held a celebration today for the reopening of Bayview/K.C. Jones Playground following a $6 million renovation that includes a bigger and better play area for kids, an improved new ballfield,...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 21, 2022

Portsmouth Square Renovation Gains Major Approval

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA –Plans for a new and improved Portsmouth Square cleared a major hurdle after being unanimously approved by the Recreation and Park Commission Thursday, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today. 

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Mayor Breed Proposes Free Resident Admission to Golden Gate Park Gardens

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Contact: Mayor’s Office of Communications, mayorspressoffice@sfgov.org

San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed today proposed legislation to make admission to the Conservatory of Flowers and Japanese Tea Garden free for San Francisco residents. ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 16, 2021

Psychedelic Roller Skate Mural Approved by Rec and Park Commission

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA  A ground mural featuring a golden roller skate surrounded by a psychedelic pattern may add new color to a legendary skating spot in Golden Gate Park after the San Francisco Recreation and Park Commission voted unanim...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 13, 2021

SF Park Projects Receive $11.6 Million

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA –Two ambitious San Francisco park projects focused on environmental justice for residents of the Bayview and Western Addition have been awarded a combined $11.6 million in grants from the State of California, the San Francisco ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Winter Lights to Brighten Holiday Season in Golden Gate Park

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA– Starting in  December, visitors to Golden Gate Park will journey through an immersive wonderland of light, nature and art as illuminated paths, interactive exhibits, and live performances brighten nearly a mile of car...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Pilot Program Welcomes Food Trucks to Great Highway

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA– The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department today announced the launch of a three-month pilot program for food trucks on the Upper Great Highway during days the roadway is closed to vehicle traffic, the San Francisco Recr...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Mayor Breed & Senator Wiener Announce Funding for Buchanan Mall

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San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed and State Senator Scott Wiener today announced the allocation of $4.8 million in state funding secured by Senator Wiener to renovate the Buchanan Street Mall, which stretches five blocks across San Franc...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 15, 2021

RPD and SFBGS Propose Unified Management of Golden Gate Park Gardens

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA– In a move to improve visitor services and position the “Gardens of Golden Gate Park” as a one of the top cultural and environmental institutions in the country, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Departm...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 13, 2021

New Boat Dock Makes Waves at Lake Merced

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA– City officials gathered with community members and dragon boat racers at Lake Merced today to say ahoy to a new boat dock and gangway that allows safer recreation for seniors and people with disabilities and ensures future acc...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 2, 2021

Imagination Runs Wild at San Francisco’s New Nature Exploration Area

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Downloadable photos:

Children at Play | photo credit: Maria Durana

Ribbon Cutting | photo credit: James Watkins 

 

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Video credit: LaTajh Weaver

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2021

‘Green’ Makeovers of Child Care Spaces Connect San Francisco’s Youngest Children to Nature

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Young children at nine San Francisco child care centers and family child care homes are enjoying green outdoor play spaces after community volunteers worked multiple weekends to create natural play spaces that allow c...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 7, 2021

McLaren Park Ropes Course Officially Opens With Treetop Thrills

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Contact: SF Recreation and Parks – Tamara Aparton, RPDCommunications@sfgov.org

              Outward Bound California – Emma Rapp, (540) 270-5839 erapp@obca.org

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 2, 2021

Beloved Sue Bierman Playground Burns

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA–A fire consumed a beloved playground late Thursday night near the Ferry Building, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today. 

Park rangers were alerted at 11:30 p.m. that firefighters had extingui...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 30, 2021

Conservatory Drive West to Re-Open Oct. 1

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA–Conservatory Drive West, which runs behind the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park, will partially re-open Friday, Oct. 1 to provide closer access for  delivery vehicles, drop-offs and drivers, the San Francisc...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2021

Jerry Garcia Amphitheater Opens Following Major Renovation

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, an outdoor concert venue nestled in McLaren Park, re-opened today following a $1.45 million facelift that made it more comfortable and accessible for both performers and audience members, the San Francisco Re...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2021

San Francisco’s Largest Nature Exploration Area Breaks Ground at Heron’s Head

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept.16, 2021

San Francisco Recreation and Park Department: Tamara Barak Aparton | 415-568-0551|  RPDcommunications@sfgov.org

Kaiser Permanente: Matt Skryja  | 415-696-0120 | matt.skryja@kp.org  

SF Port: Rand...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2021

Juri Commons Park Reopens Following Renovation

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA –Juri Commons reopened today following a $1.9 million renovation honoring the Mission District park’s railroad history while featuring a seamless redesign with new plantings, an improved play space for children, grass...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 5, 2021

City Reveals Next Phase for Great Highway to Start August 16

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San Francisco, CA — Today Mayor London N. Breed and Supervisor Gordon Mar with support from Supervisors Connie Chan and Myrna Melgar, announced that starting Monday, August 16th, the Great Highway will have an adjusted operational plan tied to t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 20, 2021

Golden Gate Heights Playground Re-Opens Following Renovation

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(For images click here. Photo credit Jim Watkins) 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA With a design inspired by its wooded surroundings, a nature play area to spark creativity, and a dramatic spiral tower soaring above it all, the newl...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 16, 2021

Rec and Park to Phase Out Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers with Two-Stroke Engines

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA Gardeners maintaining the City’s parks, open spaces and public plazas will soon turn over a new leaf—trading gas-powered blowers with two-stroke engines for electric battery pack models instead, th...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 14, 2021

Rec and Park and SFPA Launch Program to Turn Kids into Golden Gate Park Experts

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA A field trip program launched this week acquaints kids from underserved neighborhoods with the joys of Golden Gate Park—then empowers them to return with their families, the San Francisco Recreation and Park...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 25, 2021

New Photo Library to be Named for Legendary SF Photographer David Johnson

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA A new photo library at the Harvey Milk Photo Center will be named for legendary photographer David Johnson, who chronicled Black life in San Francisco in the mid-twentieth century, the San Francisco Recreation and Par...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 19, 2021

Art installation Honoring Black Lives Arrives for Juneteenth

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In commemoration of San Francisco’s Juneteenth holiday, Mayor London N. Breed today unveiled Monumental Reckoning, a two-year art installation in Golden Gate Park honoring Black history and lives.

The piece, by Bay Area artist Dana King, consists...

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Monumental Reckoning Press Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2021

City Breaks Ground on India Basin Shoreline Park

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Contact: Mayor’s Office of Communications, mayorspressoffice@sfgov.org

 

San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed today joined with community members, environmental advocates, and public officials to kick off the resto...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 16, 2021

Coit Tower to Welcome Visitors Again on June 17

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San Francisco, CA — Coit Tower, the iconic white column defining the San Francisco skyline, will welcome visitors Thursday, June 17 for the first time in 15 months, Mayor London N. Breed announced today.

The 210-foot welcoming beacon, wh...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Shoreview Park Re-Opens Following $3.3M Renovation

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA A once-overlooked park in Bayview Hunters Point reopened today with a community celebration after a $3.3 million renovation transformed it into a family-friendly oasis with an adventure playground, the San Francisco R...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 26, 2021

Stern Grove Festival Returns with 2021 Dates

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San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed today announced Stern Grove Festival, the longest-running free outdoor music festival in the Bay Area, will return to Sigmund Stern Grove for its 84th season this summer beginning June 20, 2021....

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 18, 2021

Esprit Park Poised for Robust Renovation

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 18, 2021

Contact:San Francisco Recreation and Park Department

RPDcommunications@sfgov.org

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Esprit Park is one step closer to a $7.7 million renovation designed to balance the needs of it...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 7, 2021

San Francisco Proposes Art Installation to Honor Black Lives, History of African Americans

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Friday, May 7, 2021

Contact: Mayor’s Office of Communications, mayorspressoffice@sfgov.org

 

Video of the proposed installation is available here.

San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed today anno...

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Additional Info... Press Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2021

TPC Harding Park, SF Rec & Park Unveil High-Tech Practice Facility

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 28, 2021

Mayor London Breed Announces Reopening of Remodeled George Christopher Playground

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Contact: Mayor’s Office of Communications, mayorspressoffice@sfgov.org

 

Media: Photos can be found here.

San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed today announced the reopening of the...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2021

City of San Francisco and School District to Host Outdoor Commencements for High Schools

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San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed and Supervisor Ahsha Safaí today announced the City of San Francisco will partner with the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) to host socially-distanced, outdoor commenceme...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 12, 2021

First Indoor Pools to Reopen in Bayview, Sunset

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA Two of San Francisco’s indoor pools are poised to welcome back lap swimmers with reservations and all pools will reopen by mid-June, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today. &nbs...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 19, 2021

RPD and Community Partners Fund New Recreation Center for Sunnydale/Vis Valley

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Contact: 

Tamara Aparton, SF Rec and Parks 

415-568-0551; tamara.aparton@sfgov.org

 

Shashi Jivan, Mercy Housing 

510-542-4064; sjivan@mercyhousing.org

San Francisco, CA-- Visitacion Valley and Sunnydale res...

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Herz Recreation Center Project Press Releases
Posted on: March 15, 2021

Mayor London Breed Announces Completion of Garfield Square Recreation Area in the Mission District

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San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed today announced the completion of the newly transformed Garfield Square Park in the Mission District. The facility has a renovated indoor pool, clubhouse, courtyard, and public art installation....

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 3, 2021

SkyStar Wheel to Spin Until 2025 Following Unanimous Approval

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SAN FRANCISCO –  The SkyStar Wheel in Golden Gate Park will be permitted to spin until 2025, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today.  

The Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) voted unanimously this afternoon t...

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Skystar Wheel Tickets Press Releases
Posted on: March 2, 2021

Skystar Wheel to Open Thursday, March 4

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SAN FRANCISCO  — SkyStar Wheel, the 150-ft. tall Observation Wheel located in the Music Concourse of Golden Gate Park, will reopen Thursday, March 4 at noon, SkyStar and the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today. ...

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Reserve Tickets Here Press Releases
Posted on: February 26, 2021

Outdoor Youth Sports to Return to San Francisco with Safety Precautions

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The San Francisco Department of Public Health and Recreation and Park Department today announced the expansion of youth sports in San Francisco. The City’s anticipated reassignment to the red tier next week...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 26, 2021

State-of-the-Art Tennis Center to Open in Golden Gate Park

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San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed today announced the new Lisa & Douglas Goldman Tennis Center in Golden Gate Park will open on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. The $27 million renovation has transformed the legendary Golden Gate P...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 12, 2021

Newly Renovated Willie "Woo Woo' Wong Playground & Clubhouse Opens in Time for Lunar New Year

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San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed today announced the opening of the Willie “Woo Woo” Wong Playground—a center for community engagement and recreation for all ages in the heart of Chinatown. The pla...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 5, 2021

Renovated Golden Gate Park Dog Training Area Opens Saturday

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFeb. 5, 2021

Contact:San Francisco Recreation and Park Department

RPDcommunications@sfgov.org

Renovated Golden Gate Park Dog Training Area Opens Saturday

SF Pups Embark on New Era in Off-Leash Play

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Opening Video Press Releases
Posted on: October 30, 2020

Margaret Hayward Playground Reopens

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Note: Photos of the renovation can be found here.

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA  Margaret Hayward Playground reopened today following a $28 million renovation that transformed the beloved 6-acre park in the heart of the Western Addition in...

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Posted on: October 14, 2020

City Playgrounds Reopen

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San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed, San Francisco Recreation and Park Department General Manager Phil Ginsburg, and Director of Health Dr. Grant Colfax today announced the City’s outdoor ...

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Mayor's Press Room Press Releases
Posted on: March 3, 2020

Turk-Hyde Mini Park Re-Opens Following Renovation

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA  Turk-Hyde Mini Park, an oasis for preschoolers and their parents in the heart of the Tenderloin, re-opened with updated play equipment and landscaping, as well as a redesign to make the space more accessible and cond...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 2, 2020

Golden Gate Park to Welcome Five New Bison

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San Francisco, CA – Golden Gate Park’s Bison Paddock is doubling in size, with the addition of five young female bison that will be introduced to the public during a special welcome ceremony on Saturday, April 4, 2020 as part of a park...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 27, 2020

State Awards $8.5 Million for Waterfront Park in India Basin

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San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed today announced that funding from a voter-approved bond measure to create new parks and recreation opportunities in underserved communities will contribute to the creation of a new park in San F...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 22, 2020

Focus on Equity Will Increase Access to Camp Mather for Low-Income Residents

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San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed today announced recent initiatives have resulted in expanded access for visitors at Camp Mather, San Francisco’s family camp in the High Sierras. The San Francisco Recreation and Park ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 7, 2019

New Mural on Historic Shipwright’s Cottage Celebrates India Basin Community

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SAN FRANCISCO – Amid a neighborhood celebration, city officials today unveiled a new mural celebrating the Bayview-Hunters Point community on a historic building that will become an integral part of its future. The block party featured ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 25, 2019

India Basin Project Receives $5 Million in Funding

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SAN FRANCISCO – A plan to rehabilitate a long-vacant bayside lot in San Francisco’s India Basin and turn it into a waterfront park took a step forward with the allocation of a $5 million grant toward tidal restoration and site cleanup....

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 16, 2018

India Basin Open Space Plan Moves Forward

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SAN FRANCISCO – A plan to revitalize a network of waterfront open space in the city’s southeast by rehabilitating and uniting several poorly conditioned existing open spaces into a single, seamless design received approval by the San F...

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Press Releases

News Flash

Posted on: February 23, 2024

Marina Project Update

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Recently, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed an ordinance that limits the expansion of the West Harbor Marina beyond the Wave Organ’s western edge. Rec Park is now assessing what adjustments to our plans are needed to comply with this...

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Additional Info... RPD Park Improvements | All Project Updates
Posted on: February 21, 2024 | Last Modified on: May 10, 2023

Golden Gate Park Golf Course Clubhouse project | Project complete! Clubhouse now open!

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Hello neighbors! The Golf Course Clubhouse in Golden Gate Park is now open! You can read our press release here and check out some of our favorite photos below.

The new and completely redesigned 1,500 square-foot clubhouse features a multifunctional lounge...

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Additional Info... RPD Park Improvements | All Project Updates
Posted on: February 21, 2024 | Last Modified on: May 10, 2023

Golden Gate Park - Kezar Pavilion Renovation Project | Community Meeting Tuesday, March 12 6 to 7:30

Capital Project Update

Kezar Pavilion Renovation Project

Community Meeting

Tuesday, March 12

6 to 7:30 p.m.

SFPD Park Police Station – Community Room

1899 Waller St

People of all ages and abilities welcome.

Optional facility tour of Kezar Pavilion, 5:30-6:00 p.m. For tour, m...

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Additional Info... RPD Park Improvements | All Project Updates
Posted on: February 21, 2024

Gene Friend Rec Center | Deadline for feedback on Art Proposals extended one week to March 1, 5 PM

Capital Project Update

Reminder! The San Francisco Arts Commission is conducting a review process to choose an artist to create an integrated wall artwork for the interior north-facing wall of the gymnasium at the new Gene Friend Recreation Center. The deadline for fee...

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Additional Info... RPD Park Improvements | All Project Updates
Posted on: February 16, 2024 | Last Modified on: May 10, 2023

Silver Terrace Children's Play Improvements | Last Call for Survey Participation!

Capital Project Update

ONLINE SURVEY – LAST CALL!

Due to a rise in participation this week, we are extending the Silver Terrace Online Survey through February 20! Please encourage fellow park users to share their valuable feedback.

We’re at the very beginning of this design proce...

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Additional Info... RPD Park Improvements | All Project Updates
Posted on: February 15, 2024 | Last Modified on: May 10, 2023

Gene Friend Rec Center | Notice to Proceed for Construction and Feb 23 Deadline for Art Proposals

Capital Project Update

Hello neighbors! We have three exciting announcements to share about the construction of the new Gene Friend Recreation Center:

Construction Start

First, we are excited to announce that the City issued Notice to Proceed (NTP) today, February 15, 2024, which...

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Additional Info... RPD Park Improvements | All Project Updates
Posted on: February 14, 2024

Lake Merced South | New Improvements Unveiled at Lake Merced South

Capital Project Update

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Assemblymember Phil Ting, District 7 Supervisor Myrna Melgar, and the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today the completion of several new upgrades at Lake Merced South, including ADA i...

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Additional Info... RPD Park Improvements | All Project Updates
Posted on: February 13, 2024

Noe Valley Town Square Restroom | Construction update February 2024

Capital Project Update

We are excited to announce that construction began this week for the Noe Valley Town Square Restroom Project!

The contractor is working now to prepare the site, including demolition work and the installation of connection points that will tie the new restr...

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Additional Info... RPD Park Improvements | All Project Updates
Posted on: February 12, 2024

McLaren Park | Demolition at Mansell East begins this week

Capital Project Update

At the east end of Mansell Street in McLaren Park, the restroom and clubhouse building near the tennis courts was destroyed by two arson fires in the past three months. With environmental assessment now complete, demolition at Mansell East will begin this...

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Additional Info... RPD Park Improvements | All Project Updates
Posted on: February 12, 2024

Lake Merced South | Reopening celebration, February 14, 2-3 PM | New start time, 2 PM

Capital Project Update

Join us for the reopening of Lake Merced South!

February 14, 2-3 PM

516 John Muir Drive Parking Lot, San Francisco, 94132

You'll love our newest park amenities!

Fitness court | Picnic tables | Benches | Landscaping | ADA parking

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Additional Info... RPD Park Improvements | All Project Updates
Posted on: February 8, 2024

Golden Gate Park Golf Course Clubhouse | Reopening on February 16!

Capital Project Update

Join us for the reopening of the Golden Gate Park Golf Clubhouse on Friday, February 16 at 11 a.m. This event will celebrate the brand new clubhouse with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The clubhouse will serve as a hub for the 9-hole par 3 course, which is po...

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Additional Info... RPD Park Improvements | All Project Updates
Posted on: February 8, 2024

Gene Friend Rec Center | Share Feedback on Gene Friend Rec Center Art Proposals

Capital Project Update

The San Francisco Arts Commission is conducting a review process to choose an artist to create an integrated wall artwork for the interior north-facing wall of the gymnasium at the new Gene Friend Recreation Center. Three artists were chosen as finalists ...

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Additional Info... RPD Park Improvements | All Project Updates
Posted on: February 7, 2024

Lake Merced South | Reopening celebration, February 14, 2-3 PM | New Fitness Court and more!

Capital Project Update

Join us for the reopening of Lake Merced South!

February 14, 2-3 PM

516 John Muir Drive Parking Lot, San Francisco, 94132

You'll love our newest park amenities!

Fitness court | Picnic tables | Benches | Landscaping | ADA parking

RSVP to lamonte.bishop...

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Additional Info... RPD Park Improvements | All Project Updates
Posted on: February 5, 2024

Gene Friend Rec Center | City Leaders & Community Members Break Ground on new Gene Friend Rec Center

Capital Project Update

Contact: Mayor’s Office of Communications, mayorspressoffice@sfgov.org

San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed joined City leaders and community members today to break ground on the transformative Eugene L. Friend Recreation Center pr...

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Posted on: February 2, 2024

Gene Friend Rec Center | REMINDER: Project Groundbreaking on February 5 at 1 PM

Capital Project Update

Join us for a special groundbreaking ceremony for the Gene Friend Recreation Center (270 6th Street) project on Monday, February 5 beginning at 1 p.m. The event will take place at the Harriet Street entrance and will feature community remarks and a ceremo...

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Additional Info... RPD Park Improvements | All Project Updates
Posted on: February 1, 2024

Silver Terrace Children's Play Improvements | Project update, February 1, 2024

Capital Project Update

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend our community meeting on January 20!

We had more than 50 people stop by our tables to meet the design team, review the concept boards, ask questions, and offer feedback. Big thanks to our friends at KABOOM!, SF ...

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Additional Info... RPD Park Improvements | All Project Updates
Posted on: January 31, 2024

Esprit Park | Construction update, January 2024

Capital Project Update

The weather is not on our side to pick up pace of construction; however, we have come to resolution on a few key coordination issues with the contractor and they are back on site as of this week, picking up with granite wall work and then completing insta...

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Additional Info... RPD Park Improvements | All Project Updates
Posted on: January 26, 2024

Noe Valley Town Square Restroom | Project update January 2024

Capital Project Update

Hello Neighbors! We’re pleased to share that our donor, Volumetric Building Companies, has sent a letter of intent to the contractor, Roebuck Construction, to install the new restroom building at Noe Valley Town Square. Construction work is slat...

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Additional Info... RPD Park Improvements | All Project Updates
Posted on: January 25, 2024

Golden Gate Park - Bay Area Young Survivors (BAYS) Memorial Garden | Super Stroll and Roll, Feb. 11

Capital Project Update

On February 11, join the Bay Area Young Survivors and the Bay Area Ridge Trail in the trail's 9th annual Super Stroll and Roll, a free event to walk and ride through San Francisco's streets and trails. This year, the event will begin at ...

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Additional Info... RPD Park Improvements | All Project Updates
Posted on: January 25, 2024

Gene Friend Rec Center | Project Groundbreaking on February 5

Capital Project Update

Join us for a special groundbreaking ceremony for the Gene Friend Recreation Center (270 6th Street) project on Monday, February 5 beginning at 1 p.m. The event will take place at the Harriet Street entrance and will feature community remarks and a ceremo...

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Posted on: January 23, 2024 | Last Modified on: May 10, 2023

McLaren Trails Improvement Project | Tree work starts along Visitacion Ave the week of February 19

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For the last four years, the Recreation and Park Department has been engaging neighbors and other stakeholders, developing designs, and working through regulatory compliance for priority trail improvements and natural features restoration in McLaren Park....

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Posted on: January 19, 2024

Stern Grove Playground Renovation | Project update, January 2024

Capital Project Update

Hi everyone! We are excited to announce that we received three bids from prospective contractors for the Stern Grove Playground Renovation! We are currently evaluating the bids and we will share more once we have confirmed the lowest responsive, responsib...

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Posted on: January 19, 2024

Lake Merced | Construction update, January 2024

Capital Project Update

Hi everyone! We are nearly complete with our new fitness court installation near the John Muir Parking Lot. We have recently installed new benches and picnic tables. Our landscape contractor is putting the final touches on the planting and irrigation work...

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Posted on: January 19, 2024

Portsmouth Square | Reminder: Community Meeting, January 30 | Arts & Interpretative Program

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Hello neighbors! Please join SF Rec and Park, SF Arts Commission, SF Planning Department, and community stakeholders for a community meeting on the Portsmouth Square Arts & Interpretative Program. We will be meeting in-person to review interpretive an...

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Posted on: January 19, 2024

Golden Gate Park - San Francisco Botanical Garden Bookstore | Project out to bid

Capital Project Update

SF Botanical Garden Bookstore Barrier Removal Project is out to bid! Bids are due on February 7, 2024 at 2:30 pm PDT.

Please see links below for more information including the bid documents, requirements, and more:

Eoanna Harrison Goodwin, Pr...

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Posted on: January 16, 2024

Silver Terrace Children's Play Improvements | Survey Now Open | Community Meeting this Saturday!

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San Francisco Recreation & Park Department (RPD), in partnership with KABOOM!, will be improving the children’s play area at Silver Terrace Playground. The project will add new nature-based structures, including a nature exploration area and...

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Posted on: January 12, 2024

Portsmouth Square | Community Meeting, January 30 - Portsmouth Square Arts & Interpretative Program

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Hello neighbors! Please join SF Rec and Park, SF Arts Commission, SF Planning Department, and community stakeholders for a community meeting on the Portsmouth Square Arts & Interpretative Program. We will be meeting in-person to review interpretive an...

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Posted on: January 11, 2024

Gene Friend Rec Center | Construction update, January 2024

Capital Project Update

Happy New Year, all!

We’re getting excited to break ground on the new Gene Friend Rec Center as soon as next month!

Here are some project updates:

  • Our project team has been coordinating closely with the project teams for the adjacent Folsom-Howard ...
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Posted on: January 10, 2024

Golden Gate Park - Golf Clubhouse project | Construction update January 2024

Capital Project Update

The construction of the Golf Clubhouse is getting closer to completion!

For the building exterior, windows and doors are now fully installed at the building, and the contractor is finishing up the installation of the siding.

Inside, there is lots of work ha...

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Posted on: January 10, 2024

Golden Gate Park - 9th and Lincoln Gateway | Project update January 2024

Capital Project Update

Hello neighbors! We anticipate that construction will begin this month on 9th Avenue and Lincoln Way in Golden Gate Park. Expect to see fencing and construction equipment being staged onsite in the coming weeks. Soon after, we will remove three mature tre...

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Posted on: January 10, 2024

Golden Gate Park - Middle Lake | Construction update January 2024

Capital Project Update

Hello neighbors! We have some exciting progress to report since our last update at the end of November.

Due to the rains, the lake has begun to refill with water. This has given us the opportunity to observe the new lake liner in action. The lake liner is ...

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Posted on: January 10, 2024

Richmond Playground | Construction update January 2024

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Hello neighbors! Since our last update at the end of November, construction work is making good progress. We’ve kicked off demolition, abatement, and renovation work on the restroom. Most of the old sand has been removed from the play area, and ...

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Posted on: January 10, 2024

11th and Natoma Park | Project update January 2024

Capital Project Update

Hello neighbors! Exciting news to share about the future park at 11th Street and Natoma Street.

In December, our Rec & Park Commission approved the concept design for the new park! With this, the project will move into design phase to prepare the proj...

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Posted on: January 10, 2024

Crocker Amazon Soccer Fields | Construction updates January 2024

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Hello neighbors! Our contractors are wrapping up the installation of the new rain garden and improvements to the ADA parking spaces in the Geneva Street parking lot at Crocker Amazon. We’re expecting substantial completion of this project and pi...

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Posted on: January 9, 2024

Silver Terrace Playground Renovation | Community Meeting: Saturday, January 20, 10 am to noon

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Join us for a community meeting about the upcoming renovation of Silver Terrace Playground!

San Francisco Recreation & Park Department (RPD), in partnership with KABOOM!, will be renovating Silver Terrace Playground. The new playground will feature a n...

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Posted on: January 9, 2024

Herz Recreation Center | Construction update January 2024

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Since our last update in November, demolition, excavation, and site work has wrapped up. Contractors are now working on preparing the footings for the future building structure.

The City has been working on workforce development through CityBuild and Offic...

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Posted on: January 9, 2024

South Sunset Clubhouse | Project Update January 2024

Capital Project Update

Our community open house in November at South Sunset Clubhouse was a big success. Over 40 community members attended the open house. We were also pleased to welcome Tita Bell of Supervisor Engardio’s office who joined us as a show of support for...

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Posted on: January 9, 2024

Fillmore Turk Mini Park | Project update January 2024

Capital Project Update

Hello neighbors! As we shared in our December update, the Fillmore Turk Mini Park renovation is now complete! Thank you for your support throughout construction. This will be our last blog update for this project. 

You can learn more about our oth...

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Posted on: January 9, 2024

Golden Gate Park - San Francisco Botanical Garden Bookstore | Project update January 2024

Capital Project Update

Rec & Park will be performing work on a new accessible ramp and deck at the San Francisco Botanical Garden Bookstore in Golden Gate Park to ensure it complies with all current building codes and the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act....

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Posted on: December 26, 2023

Fillmore Turk Mini Park | Mayor Breed Celebrates the Reopening of Fillmore Turk Mini Park

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Mayor London N. Breed, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, community organizations, and Fillmore neighborhood families kicked off the holiday season on December 15 with the reopening of the Fillmore Turk Mini Park. The mini park’s ...

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Posted on: December 26, 2023

Japantown Peace Plaza Renovation | Construction contract awarded!

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Recreation and Park Commission awarded the construction contract for Japantown Peace Plaza Renovation to Plant Construction on December 21, 2023 (PDF).

Thank you to the Japantown Task Force Executive Members that voiced their support throughout this projec...

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Posted on: December 26, 2023

Silver Terrace Playground Renovation | Community Meeting: Saturday, January 20, 10 am to noon

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Join us for a community meeting about the upcoming renovation of Silver Terrace Playground!

San Francisco Recreation & Park Department (RPD), in partnership with KABOOM!, will be renovating Silver Terrace Playground. The new playground will feature a n...

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Posted on: December 21, 2023

Esprit Park | Construction update, December 2023

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We have received two large deliveries of trees this month, last week and this week. Our hearty landscape architects, Rec and Park operations team, resident engineer, and landscape subcontractor worked to unload and review and approve the trees, even with ...

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Posted on: December 21, 2023

Buchanan Street Mall | 2023: Community Building Before Park Building

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Tremendous thanks to everyone who has participated in community gatherings, events, focus groups, and surveys in 2023!

The Fillmore Community showed up, shared honestly and vulnerably, offered innovative ideas, and made new connections, inspiring changes i...

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Posted on: December 15, 2023

Stern Grove Playground Renovation | Project update, December 2023

Capital Project Update

Hi everyone – We have officially published the bid documents for the Stern Grove Playground Renovation. We held an on-site meeting with potential contractors. Bids are due in early January. We are looking forward to building this playground renovation!

The...

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Posted on: December 15, 2023

Lake Merced | Construction update, December 2023

Capital Project Update

Hi Folks – Construction is wrapping up on the improvements near the John Muir Parking Lot area. The site furnishings should be delivered and installed soon, and the landscaping work has begun. We are still on track to finish by the end of 2023 a...

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Posted on: December 15, 2023

Shelley Promenade Project in McLaren Park | Board of Supervisors Vote to Make Promenade Permanent

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The Shelley Promenade in McLaren Park is now a permanent pedestrian promenade after the San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved the Ordinance on October 24 and Mayor London Breed signed it into law on November 3. This nearly half-mile stretch of Shell...

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Posted on: December 8, 2023

Buchanan Street Mall | End-of-year Community Gathering, Thursday, December 14

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In 2023, Rec and Park and core partners hosted twelve gatherings in the Fillmore Community with a focus on community-building, equity, and healing. The Park Improvement Equity Action Initiative has led to the development of specific recommendations for th...

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Posted on: December 8, 2023

Golden Gate Park - Golf Clubhouse project | Construction update December 2023

Capital Project Update

Construction on the Golf Clubhouse experienced delays this fall related to supply chain issues that slowed down the delivery of some necessary building materials. This has pushed back our expected completion date for the project to February 2024.

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Posted on: December 7, 2023

Fillmore Turk Mini Park | Reopening Celebration on December 15!

Capital Project Update

Join Mayor London Breed, CHARM SF and key community leaders for a holiday event celebrating the reopening of Fillmore Turk Mini Park (Fillmore and Turk streets) on Friday, December 15 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. The event will feature a toy giveaway, holiday c...

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Posted on: December 1, 2023

McLaren Park – Yosemite Creek | Project updates December 2023

Capital Project Update

Hello neighbors! As we shared in our September project update, Rec and Park, in partnership with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), is “daylighting” the historic Yosemite Creek in McLaren Park.

“Daylighting...

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Posted on: December 1, 2023

Portsmouth Square | Project update, December 2023

Capital Project Update

Hello neighbors! On October 19, 2023, San Francisco residents learned more about the Arts and Interpretative Program for the upcoming Portsmouth Square project.

SF Recreation and Park Department, SF Planning, SF Arts Commission, and the project Design Team...

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Posted on: November 30, 2023

Golden Gate Park - 9th and Lincoln Gateway | Project update Nov-Dec 2023

Capital Project Update

Hello neighbors! We anticipate that construction will begin in January on 9th Avenue and Lincoln Way in Golden Gate Park. No construction is planned for December 2023.

The construction contract commenced in November and now the contractor is preparing the ...

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Posted on: November 30, 2023

Crocker Amazon Soccer Fields | Construction updates Nov-Dec 2023

Capital Project Update

Hello neighbors! Our contractors are working to complete the Geneva parking lot expansion and the installation of the new rain garden at Crocker Amazon. Sidewalk repair and other paving improvements will require temporary detours around the Crocker Soccer...

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Posted on: November 30, 2023

Golden Gate Park - Middle Lake | Construction update Nov-Dec 2023

Capital Project Update

Construction is moving swiftly at Middle Lake. Much of the soils are prepped and the contractor has begun laying out planting.

You will start to see some colorful flagging out there – Each color represents a different species of native plant.

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Posted on: November 30, 2023

JFK Promenade | Construction work now complete! (street striping removal)

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Rec and Park has completed the removal of outdated street striping (painted lines) from portions of JFK Promenade from Kezar Drive to Transverse Drive. Check out the video below of the truck removing the painted lines from JFK Promenade – It loo...

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Posted on: November 30, 2023

Herz Playground | Project update Nov-Dec 2023 | Restrooms open and all construction now complete

Capital Project Update

Hello neighbors! The Herz Playground renovation is now all complete! All restrooms are now open and available, and all of the new picnic tables, partitions, and permanent fencing have also been installed. Thank you for your support throughout construction...

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Posted on: November 30, 2023

Richmond Playground | Construction update, Nov-Dec 2023 | Richmond Playground Renovation Begins!

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We're excited to share that the Richmond Playground renovation has begun! The project will include new furnishings, upgrades to the public restrooms, accessibility improvements, and a complete makeover of the children’s play area.

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Posted on: November 28, 2023

Jackson Playground | Project update, Nov-Dec 2023

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On November 11, 2023, over 100 San Francisco residents joined SF Recreation and Park department and the Friends of Jackson Park at a public community meeting in the historic Jackson Park Clubhouse. The organizations shared the plans and approved concept d...

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Posted on: November 21, 2023

Gene Friend Rec Center | Project update, November 2023

Capital Project Update

Hello neighbors! We’re getting excited to break ground on the new Gene Friend Rec Center in the early part of next year.

** PLEASE NOTE ** The old Rec Center’s last day of operation will be December 21, 2023.

We are wor...

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Posted on: November 21, 2023

Stern Grove Playground Renovation | Project update, November 2023

Capital Project Update

Hello neighbors! We are excited to share updates on the Stern Grove Playground Renovation!

Construction is estimated to start by mid-2024. We are working now to finalize our building permit with the Department of Building Inspection. We will advertise this...

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Posted on: November 21, 2023

Lake Merced | Construction update, November 2023

Capital Project Update

Hi everyone! Construction is going smoothly on the improvements near John Muir Parking Lot. The contractor has installed the concrete pad for the new fitness court, as well as the concrete pad where the new picnic tables will be located. They are getting ...

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Posted on: November 20, 2023

Esprit Park | Tree Removal and Replacement | Construction update, November 2023

Capital Project Update

During our ongoing monitoring efforts, we discovered that a tree that we were attempting to preserve in place during construction was in decline. The tree is located adjacent to 20th Street and is in the immediate vicinity of the planned large plaza and p...

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Posted on: November 17, 2023

Ocean Beach Climate Change Adaptation Project (OBCCAP) | Commission Approval – Nov 17, 2023 Update

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Following the Planning Commission (9/28/23) and PUC Commission (10/10/23) hearings, the Ocean Beach Climate Change Adaptation Project was heard at the Rec Park Commission on Thursday, October 19th. The Commission unanimously approved the project the assoc...

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Posted on: November 19, 2023

Starting Tomorrow: JFK Promenade | Construction Advisory for November 20-22

Capital Project Update

Starting tomorrow, Monday, November 20th, Rec and Park will be removing outdated street striping (painted lines) from portions of JFK Promenade from Kezar Drive to Transverse Drive.

Construction to grind off this street striping will take place in two phas...

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Posted on: November 7, 2023

REMINDER: Jackson Playground project | In-person Community Meeting, Saturday, Nov 11, 10 a.m.-noon

Capital Project Update

Calling all Jackson Park Users! Join us for an in-person Community Meeting.

Come help us design the future play spaces and learn more about the renovation plans, funding, and timing. There will be activities for the kids and snacks.  

Where: Jackso...

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Posted on: November 7, 2023

JFK Promenade | Construction Advisory, November 2023

Capital Project Update

Rec and Park will be removing outdated street striping (painted lines) from portions of JFK Promenade from Kezar Drive to Transverse Drive.

Construction to grind off this street striping will take place in two phases over six total days: November 20-22 and...

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Posted on: November 7, 2023

Fillmore Turk Mini Park | Project update November 2023

Capital Project Update

Construction on Fillmore Turk Mini Park is nearing completion. Last month, we passed all of our electrical, plumbing, and accessibility inspections with the Department of Building Inspection, and we’re submitting our paperwork for our final buil...

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Posted on: November 7, 2023

Herz Recreation Center | Construction update November 2023

Capital Project Update

Hello neighbors! Since our last construction update in October, our contractors have completed surveying the site and installing all the necessary tree protection measures.

This month, we will be continuing to install erosion controls and clearing the site...

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Posted on: November 3, 2023

Jackson Playground project | In-person Community Meeting, Saturday, Nov 11, 10 a.m.-noon

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Calling all Jackson Park Users! Join us for an in-person Community Meeting.

Come help us design the future play spaces and learn more about the renovation plans, funding, and timing. There will be activities for the kids and snacks.  

Where: Jackso...

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Posted on: November 1, 2023

Golden Gate Park - Bay Area Young Survivors (BAYS) Memorial Garden | Project updates November 2023

Capital Project Update

Since our last update in September, we’re excited to report that the design of the BAYS Memorial Garden is now complete. BAYS is currently in the process of contract procurement and evaluation of contractor bids. Construction is expected to begi...

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Posted on: October 31, 2023

Richmond Playground | Construction update October 2023

Capital Project Update

Hello neighbors! We have good news to share since our last update in September. We issued the Notice to Proceed (NTP) to our contractor and you should expect to see construction mobilization on-site starting in December or January.

Once construction starts...

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Posted on: October 31, 2023

Crocker Amazon Soccer Fields | Construction updates October 2023

Capital Project Update

Hi neighbors! We’re happy to report that all five of the Crocker Amazon Soccer Fields are now completely renovated and opened to the public again.

Our contractors are now working to complete the Geneva parking lot expansion, as well as the instal...

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Posted on: October 30, 2023

South Sunset Clubhouse Renovation | REMINDER: Project Open House this Friday, Nov 3, 10 to 11:30 am

Capital Project Update

Reminder that our Open House is this Friday, November 3, 2023, 10 to 11:30 a.m., at the South Sunset Clubhouse (2601 40th Avenue. San Francisco, CA 94116).

Rec and Park staff, the design team at Paulett Taggart Architects, and members of Self-Help for the ...

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Posted on: October 30, 2023

Golden Gate Park - Middle Lake | Construction update October 2023

Capital Project Update

Hello neighbors! We’ve made some great progress since our last update at the end of August. Both lake islands have been constructed and the lake grading and clay liner are now almost complete! Our contractor also recently completed a pipe repair...

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Posted on: October 30, 2023

Golden Gate Park - Golf Clubhouse project | Construction update October 2023

Capital Project Update

The construction of the Golf Course Clubhouse is moving right along. Earlier this fall, we experienced some supply chain delays that lengthened the duration of the project and pushed back our projected opening date. The project is now scheduled to wrap up...

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Posted on: October 30, 2023

San Francisco Marina Improvement and Remediation | Project Update October 2023

Capital Project Update

On October 19, 2023, the Recreation and Park Commission authorized RPD to proceed with planning and design for environmental review under CEQA for the Marina Improvement and Remediation Project. This work will include a financial feasibility study of the ...

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Posted on: October 25, 2023

Esprit Park | Construction update, October 2023

Capital Project Update

We’re happy to report on our progress at Esprit Park in the past month since our last update:

  • Nearing completion on the two boardwalk decking areas.
  • Coordinating with our supplier to ship adult exercise equipment.
  • Working to complete installation o...
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Posted on: October 23, 2023

South Sunset Clubhouse Renovation | Project Open House on Friday, November 3, 10 to 11:30 am

Capital Project Update

Join us for an Open House at South Sunset Clubhouse on Friday, November 3, 2023, 10 to 11:30 a.m., to discuss plans to renovate the clubhouse. 

Rec and Park staff, the design team at Paulett Taggart Architects, and members of Self-Help for the Eld...

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Posted on: October 23, 2023

Japantown Peace Plaza Renovation | Construction bids opened

Capital Project Update

Japantown Peace Plaza Renovation bids were opened in a Public Works virtual meeting on October 18, 2023. Public Works Contract Administration is reviewing the bid package of the lowest bidder to confirm the package is completed. This verification will tak...

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Posted on: October 18, 2023

Portsmouth Square | Reminder! Community Engagement Meeting on Arts & Interpretative Program

Capital Project Update

Reminder! We will be hosting an in-person community meeting this Thursday, October 19, 1:00-2:30 p.m. for the Portsmouth Square Improvement Project. We will be meeting to review interpretive and arts themes, analyze existing plaques and monuments, and ide...

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Posted on: October 17, 2023

Ocean Beach Climate Change Adaptation Project (OBCCAP) | Rec Park Commission hearing Thurs, Oct 19

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Following the Planning Commission (9/28/23) and PUC Commission (10/10/23) hearings, the Ocean Beach Climate Change Adaptation Project will be heard at this week’s Rec Park Commission on Thursday, October 19th at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held ...

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Posted on: October 13, 2023

Jackson Playground | PICKLEBALL is coming! Open for play on October 21

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We are excited to announce that lines for two pickleball courts will be added to the tennis court at Jackson Playground.

The tennis court will be closed for one day to complete striping work, and all courts will be open for play on October 21, 2023.

For mor...

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Posted on: October 6, 2023

Golden Gate Park - 9th and Lincoln Gateway | Project update October 2023

Capital Project Update

Hello neighbors! As we shared in our September update, construction will begin soon on 9th Avenue and Lincoln Way in Golden Gate Park.

We designed the project to be completed in two phases (east and west corners) to minimize disturbance during construction...

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Posted on: October 6, 2023

Golden Gate Park - San Francisco Botanical Garden Bookstore | Project update October 2023

Capital Project Update

Rec and Park is working on the design of a ramp and deck at the San Francisco Botanical Garden Bookstore in Golden Gate Park to ensure it complies with all current building codes and the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Since our August...

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Posted on: October 6, 2023

Noe Valley Town Square Restroom | Project update October 2023

Capital Project Update

Since our August update, the prefabricated modular restroom donated for Noe Valley Town Square by the Public Restroom Company and Volumetric Building Companies has been painted to match existing furnishings and modified to fit the site.

We have received th...

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Posted on: October 6, 2023

Fillmore Turk Mini Park | Project update October 2023

Capital Project Update

Construction on Fillmore Turk Mini Park is nearing completion. We’re pleased to report that all the new light poles and site furnishings have been installed, and inspections by the Department of Building Inspection are scheduled for this month.

W...

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Posted on: October 5, 2023

Portsmouth Square | Community Engagement Meeting on Portsmouth Square Arts & Interpretative Program

Capital Project Update

Hello neighbors! We want to share news of an upcoming Community Meeting for the Portsmouth Square Improvement Project. We will be meeting in-person to review interpretive and arts themes, analyze existing plaques and monuments, and identify potential inte...

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Posted on: October 5, 2023

Herz Recreation Center | Project update October 2023

Capital Project Update

Exciting news to share. We broke ground this month on Herz Recreation Center, an all-new facility set to open in early 2025, located at the southeast corner of John McLaren Park.

Construction fences are now up around the work site, and our contractor has b...

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Posted on: October 5, 2023

South Sunset Clubhouse | Project Update October 2023

Capital Project Update

South Sunset Clubhouse will be renovated beginning in late 2024 with a projected opening slated for the end of 2025. As we announced in our August update, we’ve brought on the architectural firms who will be designing the new clubhouse.

Since our...

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Posted on: October 4, 2023

Buchanan Street Mall | Project update October 2023

Capital Project Update

Design continues to progress, and—though there is a slight delay due to utility conflicts—park renovations are still planned to begin early summer 2024 and complete in late summer 2025.

Late September, the conceptual design for the Buch...

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Posted on: September 29, 2023

Gene Friend Rec Center | Public Art Project Updates

Capital Project Update

Robust Response to RFQ

We are excited to announce that the San Francisco Arts Commission received over 100 responses to the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for artists for public art for the project!

The goals of the Gene Friend Recreation Center Improveme...

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Posted on: September 28, 2023

Esprit Park | Construction update, September 2023

Capital Project Update

We’re happy to report on our progress at Esprit Park in the past month since our last update:

  • Installed the pipes and backflow preventer for two new drinking fountains,
  • Installed a new irrigation pump to improve water pressure throughout the site,...
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Posted on: September 26, 2023

Golden Gate Park - Stow Lake Perimeter Path Renovation | All paths open! Project now complete!

Capital Project Update

Hello neighbors! The Stow Lake Perimeter Path Renovation project is now complete! All paths around the lake are now open. Work for this project included repaving the path around the lake, restroom modifications, repainting the ADA parking spot at the boat...

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Posted on: September 25, 2023

Shelley Promenade Project in McLaren Park | Board of Supervisors review, next Monday, Oct 2, 1:30pm

Capital Project Update

In June 2023, SF Recreation and Park Commission voted to recommend that the Board of Supervisors approve the conversion of a section of John Shelley Drive in McLaren Park, from a vehicular roadway to a permanent pedestrian and bicycle promenade. Board of ...

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Posted on: September 25, 2023

McLaren Park – Yosemite Creek | Project updates September 2023

Capital Project Update

Hello neighbors! Rec and Park, in partnership with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), is daylighting the historic Yosemite Creek in McLaren Park, as well as piloting a high efficiency irrigation and stormwater reuse system at the Louis...

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Posted on: September 25, 2023

Crocker Amazon Soccer Fields | Construction updates September 2023

Capital Project Update

Hi neighbors! We’re happy to report that construction on Field 5 was completed this month, which means that Crocker Amazon Soccer Fields 1, 2, and 5 are now completely renovated and opened to the public again.

Construction on the remaining two fi...

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Posted on: September 25, 2023

Bay Area Young Survivors (BAYS) Memorial Garden | Project updates September 2023

Capital Project Update

Bay Area Young Survivors (BAYS) is a support and action group for young people in the San Francisco Bay Area diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 45 or younger. Inspired by the success of the beautiful AIDS Memorial Grove in Golden Gate Park as an e...

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Posted on: September 21, 2023

Richmond Playground | Construction update September 2023

Capital Project Update

Hello neighbors! As we announced in July, our Rec and Park Commission unanimously approved a contract award to Treaty Construction for the renovation of Richmond Playground. The contract is now fully executed, and construction should be starting soon.

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Posted on: September 21, 2023

Golden Gate Park - 9th and Lincoln Gateway | Project update September 2023

Capital Project Update

Hello neighbors! The gateway to Golden Gate Park at 9th Avenue and Lincoln Way is one of the most well used park entrances by pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers. Very soon, construction will begin on landscape and wayfinding improvements that will create ...

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Posted on: September 20, 2023

Ocean Beach Climate Change Adaptation Project (OBCCAP) | Response to Comments Published

Capital Project Update

The San Francisco Planning Department has published the Responses to Comments document for the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Ocean Beach Climate Change Adaptation Project on the San Francisco Planning Department’s website at sf...

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Posted on: September 18, 2023

Buchanan Street Mall | Memory Walk design reviews + workforce development meetings this week!

Capital Project Update

This is a full week for the Buchanan Street Mall Renovations project!

The Buchanan Street Mall project team is seeking San Francisco Arts Commission Civic Design Review committee approval on the landscape features of the Memory Walk: decorative paving and ...

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Posted on: September 12, 2023

Herz Playground Now Open! | Project update September 2023

Capital Project Update

Hello neighbors!

Following a spectacular, $3.38 million dollar renovation, we were pleased to re-open Herz Playground at the end of August. Read our press release here >>

Thank you to all of the community members who attended the ribbon cutting ceremo...

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Posted on: September 11, 2023

Marina Project Update | NEW Rec Park Commission Meeting Information

Capital Project Update

Due to the significance of this project, we will be presenting this to the Rec Park Commission on two occasions in October. The first will be to the Capital Committee on Wednesday, October 4th, at 2 pm. Following this meeting, we will be returning to the ...

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Posted on: August 30, 2023

Golden Gate Park - Middle Lake | Construction update, August 30, 2023

Capital Project Update

Hello neighbors! Construction at Middle Lake in Golden Gate Park took a brief break during August to make room for Outside Lands but the project is now back up and running!

Next steps are grading and construction of the second island, planting around the l...

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Posted on: August 30, 2023

Herz Playground Now Open! | Community, City Officials Celebrate $3.38 Million Makeover

Capital Project Update

SAN FRANCISCO—Creative new play equipment for kids of all ages and a park makeover inspired by nature greeted families Thursday evening at the unveiling of the renovated Herz Playground in McLaren Park, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Depa...

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Posted on: August 30, 2023

San Francisco Marina Improvement and Remediation Project | Community Meeting Update and Survey Link!

Capital Project Update

Thank you to all those who were able to attend our two community meetings on August 23 and 26. We had 279 people attend and we heard a lot of feedback on this project and its elements.  

For those of you who were not able to attend the meetings, p...

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Posted on: August 29, 2023

Gene Friend Rec Center | Call for Artists, Zoning Variance, Contract Amendment

Capital Project Update

Excited to report on some updates for the Gene Friend Rec Center Project!

Call for Artists!

The Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for artists for public art for the project has been posted on the Arts Commission website. Please note that the deadline for qua...

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Posted on: August 25, 2023

Golden Gate Park - Golf Clubhouse | construction update August 2023

Capital Project Update

The construction of the Golf Clubhouse is progressing nicely. Our contractor has been working on installing all of the building rough-ins, the ductwork, finishing the roof, and site work for the area surrounding the clubhouse. There has ...

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Posted on: August 25, 2023

McLaren Park - Louis Sutter Playground ADA | Project update August 2023

Capital Project Update

The Louis Sutter ADA project is currently in the design phase. We're excited to announce that the project was recently awarded a Green Infrastructure Grant by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), which will allow us enhance stor...

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Posted on: August 25, 2023

Buena Vista Park | Project update August 2023

Capital Project Update

The topographic survey for this project has been received and we are coordinating with the Department of Public Works to bring a design team fully on board. We anticipate the design process starting in the fall of this year. Please stay tuned and we will ...

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Posted on: August 24, 2023

Esprit Park | Construction update, August 2023

Capital Project Update

Thanks to community members who have been keeping an eye on the park and on construction progress and reaching out to the Rec and Park team with questions and concerns.

A majority of inquiries we’ve received are in the following two categories:

  1. Wh...
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Posted on: August 22, 2023

Japantown Peace Plaza Renovation | Construction bid opportunity now advertised!

Capital Project Update

Japantown Peace Plaza Renovation bid has been advertised! Please share the links below with interested contractors and subcontractors.

Bid Opening: 

Wednesday, September 27, 2023, at 2:30pm (conducted live online via Microsoft Teams)

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Posted on: August 22, 2023

Louis Sutter Playground | Temporary parking closure, August 23 + 24

Capital Project Update

San Francisco Recreation & Park announces a temporary parking closure at Louis Sutter Playground. The southern parking lot and driveway from University Street at Woolsey Street will be closed Wednesday, August 23 through Thursday, August 24 for irriga...

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Posted on: August 17, 2023

Ocean Beach Climate Adaptation Project | Project update August 2023

Capital Project Update

Upcoming Opportunity to Provide Public Comment for the Ocean Beach Climate Adaptation Project (OBCCAP)

Phase 3 of the San Francisco Arts Commission’s Civic Design Review for the Ocean Beach Climate Change Adaptation Project will be taking place on Monday, ...

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Posted on: August 10, 2023

Gene Friend Rec Center | RFQ for Public Art with Online Pre-Application Workshop, August 30

Capital Project Update

The Arts Commission approved the Public Art Project Plan for the Gene Friend Rec Center Project earlier this week. The Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for artists has been posted on the Arts Commission website. Please note that the deadline for qualifica...

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Posted on: August 10, 2023

Herz Playground | Reopening Celebration, August 24!

Capital Project Update

Herz Playground Ribbon Cutting Celebration

Join us to celebrate the renovation of Herz Playground.

August 24, 5 to 6 p.m.

1701 Visitacion Avenue

Refreshments | Kids Activities | Brief Speaking Program

A project of the Let'sPlaySF Initiative

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Posted on: August 9, 2023

Last call for the Buchanan Mall Memory Walk survey!

Capital Project Update

Thanks for all the wonderful feedback folks have shared on the latest designs for the Buchanan Street Mall Memory Walk.

If you haven’t yet, please take 10 minutes to complete the survey before 5pm on this Thursday, 8/10/2023!

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Posted on: August 5, 2023

San Francisco Marina Improvement and Remediation Project | Community meetings, August 23 and 26

Capital Project Update

Community meetings for San Francisco Marina Improvement and Remediation Project

Please join us for our second round of community meetings to discuss the future of the San Francisco Marina.

Session 1: Wednesday, August 23, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Session 2:&a...

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Posted on: August 3, 2023

Herz Rec Center | Project update August 2023

Capital Project Update

Hello neighbors! We have some excellent news to share. On June 15, our Rec and Park Commission unanimously approved a contract award to SJ Amoroso Construction Co., LLC. to construct the new Herz Rec Center. 

To get an idea of what the new Rec Cen...

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Posted on: August 3, 2023

South Sunset Clubhouse | Project Update August 2023

Capital Project Update

We’re happy to announce that we have brought Paulett Taggart Architects and MARJANG Architecture onboard as our project designers for South Sunset Clubhouse to work alongside the mechanical and structural engineers from San Francisco Public Work...

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Posted on: August 3, 2023

Fillmore Turk Mini Park | Project Update August 2023

Capital Project Update

We’re happy to report that construction on Fillmore Turk Mini Park is moving right along. The majority of the precast furnishings have been delivered and placed on site. Most of the pavers have been laid out and additional soil is being brought to site as...

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Posted on: August 3, 2023

Noe Valley Town Square Restroom | Project update August 2023

Capital Project Update

Good news. Since our last update, the design plans for the new restroom were approved by the State of California. With this approval, we can now finish the final design for the exterior grounds, including how the restroom ties into existing landscaping an...

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Posted on: August 3, 2023

Golden Gate Park - San Francisco Botanical Garden Bookstore

Capital Project Update

In response to a citizen complaint about access into the San Francisco Botanical Garden Bookstore in Golden Gate Park, Rec and Park will be performing construction work to ensure that the Botanical Garden Bookstore complies with current building codes and...

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Posted on: August 2, 2023

McLaren Park Vision Plan Update + Upper Yosemite Creek Daylighting Project | August 2023

Capital Project Update

Hello neighbors! We have two important updates to share about John McLaren Park:

1) McLaren Park Planning Survey Extended through 8/25/2023!

The McLaren Park 2020 Bond Planning priorities survey has been extended through 8/25/2023. Please complete this map-...

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Posted on: August 1, 2023

Gene Friend Recreation Center | Project update August 2023

Capital Project Update

We have hit some exciting milestones for the Gene Friend Rec Center Project!

On July 17, the Arts Commission Civic Design Review Committee approved the project to move forward from schematic design into design development, also known as Phase 2 of the thre...

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Posted on: July 25, 2023

Golden Gate Park - 9th and Lincoln Gateway | Project update July 2023

Capital Project Update

We have great news to share. On July 20, our Rec and Park Commission unanimously approved a contract award to Bauman Landscape and Construction for project work that we believe will greatly improve and revitalize Golden Gate Park's 9th Avenue Gateway. Com...

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Posted on: July 26, 2023

Golden Gate Park - Middle Lake | Project update July 2023

Capital Project Update

Construction at Middle Lake in Golden Gate Park is moving along nicely. Work on the cascade below the Angler’s Lodge casting ponds continues. Check dams and pools are scheduled to be constructed soon. 

In preparation for Outside Lands, t...

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Posted on: July 25, 2023

Richmond Playground | Project update July 2023

Capital Project Update

We’re excited to share that a construction contract award for the Richmond Playground was approved by Rec and Park Commission on July 20!

Treaty Construction plans to begin work in the coming months and we’re aiming to reopen the new pl...

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Posted on: July 24, 2023

Esprit Park | Construction update, July 2023

Capital Project Update

Thanks to community members who have been keeping an eye on the park and on construction progress. A couple of community members have reached out to express concerns about the dryness of the trees preserved on site.

The viability and health of the trees on...

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Posted on: July 24, 2023

Crocker Amazon Soccer Fields | Construction updates July 24, 2023

Capital Project Update

Hi neighbors! Good news! As of July 18, Crocker Soccer Fields 1 and 2 are now completely renovated and opened to the public again. 

We opted to complete the replacement of Crocker Amazon’s five fields in three phases this year so that th...

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Posted on: July 24, 2023

Golden Gate Park - BAYS Memorial Garden | Project update July 2023

Capital Project Update

Hi neighbors! The BAYS Memorial Garden is wrapping up the design phase, having received approval of the concept design from the Recreation and Parks Commission earlier this year. Below is an image of the concept design, which was developed and refined wit...

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Posted on: July 20, 2023

Buchanan Street Mall Renovations | Healing circles and Memory Walk design

Capital Project Update

Thanks to everyone who is showing up and participating in summer healing circles. Community gatherings continue every other Wednesday (see below for details). National Healing Collective and Atunse Justice League are also preparing a training to skill com...

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Posted on: July 20, 2023

Louis Sutter Playground | Path improvements complete | Construction update July 2023

Capital Project Update

Our replacement of a failed asphalt pathway south of Louis Sutter Playground is now complete! The fencing has been removed, large logs are in position to prevent vehicle access, and the adjacent area is prepared for future planting. This new Outdoor Recre...

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Posted on: July 18, 2023

Gene Friend Recreation Center | Visual Arts Committee and Civic Design Review Updates

Capital Project Update

Public Art Project Plan Presentation for Gene Friend Rec Center

Thank you to community members who have provided input on the Public Art Project Plan!

The Public Art Project Plan for Gene Friend Rec Center will be presented to the Arts Commission Visual Art...

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Posted on: July 14, 2023

Gene Friend Recreation Center | Civic Design Review and Visual Arts Committee Next Week

Capital Project Update

The Gene Friend Rec Center project team will be presenting to the Arts Commission, Civic Design Review Phase 2, this coming Monday, July 17, 2:00 pm. This is a public meeting and there is an opportunity for public comment. Registering your comments in thi...

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Posted on: July 10, 2023

Stow Lake Perimeter Path | Construction update July 2023

Capital Project Update

Hi neighbors! The repaving work at Stow Lake continues to be moving along very well. We have completed 75% of our repaving work and are still on pace to finish by August. The areas of pathway that have been completed are open to the public and look great....

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Posted on: July 7, 2023

Louis Sutter Playground | Construction update July 2023

Capital Project Update

Hello neighbors! A quick construction update on Louis Sutter Playground. We passed our accessibility inspections and construction fencing is coming down soon. You will see ongoing planting work after the fencing is removed, but we’re excited to ...

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Posted on: July 6, 2023

Crocker Amazon Soccer Fields | Construction updates July 2023

Capital Project Update

Hi neighbors! We wanted to share an update on the turf replacement happening now at Crocker Soccer. Fields 1 and 2 will be re-opened by late July and then fields 3 and 4 will close for renovation, ensuring at least 2 fields are always open. Field 5, which...

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Posted on: July 5, 2023

Complete the McLaren Park 2020 Bond Planning priorities survey

Capital Project Update

Happy summer, McLaren Park neighbors and visitors!

We’ve created a new map-based survey to collect your thoughts on possible programming, infrastructure, and connectivity improvements in John McLaren Park.

Please take 15-20 minutes over the next s...

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Posted on: July 5, 2023

Golden Gate Park - Golf Clubhouse construction update | July 2023

Capital Project Update

Hi neighbors! Construction of the Golf Course Clubhouse is moving right along. Over the next few weeks, the contractor will be working on installing the roof of the clubhouse, as well as excavating the area around the clubhouse in preparation for landscap...

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Posted on: June 29, 2023

Golden Gate Park - Middle Lake | Project update June 2023

Capital Project Update

Hi neighbors! The rehabilitation work at Middle Lake continues. The scope of this project includes recontouring the lake bottom, installing a clay liner to help the lake hold water, installing an aeration system to promote the lake’s ecological ...

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Posted on: June 28, 2023

Herz Playground | Project update June 2023

Capital Project Update

Hi neighbors! The Herz Playground renovation is rounding the corner this summer and you can see the space is really taking shape! The new play equipment has been installed and the foundation for the climbing wall is now up. The playground surface is being...

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Posted on: June 28, 2023

Richmond Playground | Project update June 2023

Capital Project Update

Hi neighbors! We’re looking forward to starting construction at Richmond Playground later this year. The project will feature a complete renovation of the Children’s Play Area, accessibility improvements at the park entry and restrooms...

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Posted on: June 26, 2023

Buchanan Street Mall Renovations | Join us for Summer Community Gatherings in June, July, and August

Capital Project Update

Join neighbors and facilitators to continue conversations on healing and transformation in our community. Help recreate Buchanan Street Mall as a park that strengthens the neighborhood, builds economic opportunity, and improves health and wellness for eve...

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Posted on: June 21, 2023

San Francisco Marina Improvement and Remediation | Project Update June 21, 2023

Capital Project Update

We are gearing up for our next round of community meetings to be held at the end of August. We will post the meeting info here as soon as they are confirmed.

We look forward to utilizing these community meetings to share what we've been hearing fr...

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Posted on: June 16, 2023

Portsmouth Square Improvement Project | Project update June 2023

Capital Project Update

Hello neighbors! We wanted to share some updates from the Portsmouth Square Improvement Project, a complete renovation of the park slated to begin next year. We have just completed construction drawing updates to include design improvements to the followi...

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Posted on: June 16, 2023

Buena Vista Park | Project update June 2023

Capital Project Update

Hello neighbors! A quick update on the Buena Vista Park Improvement Project, a construction project slated for 2025 that will make extensive improvements to the paved path network throughout the interior of the park.

The topographic survey that we said in ...

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Posted on: June 14, 2023

Shelley Promenade Project in McLaren Park | Reminder: Proposal at Rec & Parks Commission tomorrow

Capital Project Update

Shelley Promenade Project in McLaren Park – Recreation and Parks Commission – June 15, 2023, 10:00 a.m.

 The Recreation and Parks Commission will hear the proposed Shelley Promenade Project tomorrow at 10:00 a.m.

  • The Pr...
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Posted on: June 14, 2023

South Sunset Clubhouse | Project Update June 2023

Capital Project Update

Hello neighbors! Rec and Park has completed our review of proposals for the complete renovation of the interior spaces of South Sunset Clubhouse and we are one step closer to bringing on a design team for the project. Once the team is of...

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Posted on: June 14, 2023

Fillmore Turk Mini Park | Project Update June 2023

Capital Project Update

Hi neighbors! Construction continues at Fillmore Turk Mini Park. We're happy to report that most of the underground work is now wrapped up. The pavers are on site and the construction crew has begun laying them out. Some of the new site furnishin...

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Posted on: June 12, 2023

Gene Friend Rec Center | Civic Design Review meeting today cancelled

Capital Project Update

Hi neighbors! We found out today that the SF Arts Commission (SFAC), Civic Design Review Committee meeting scheduled for this afternoon was cancelled due to lack of quorum. We anticipate that the project team’s presentation about Gene Friend Rec...

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Posted on: June 12, 2023

Esprit Park | Construction update, June 2023

Capital Project Update

You may have noticed that the pace of construction at Esprit Park has slowed over recent weeks. This is in part because the project team is working together to minimize impact to the roots of trees on site. We have also experienced a large amount of vanda...

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Posted on: June 9, 2023

Gene Friend Rec Center | Submit Feedback on Gene Friend Proposed Public Art Plan by 6/15

Capital Project Update

Thanks to all who joined for our online community update on June 8. Project updates were well-received by attendees.

To view the full presentation by Rec and Park and Arts Commission staff, click here >>.

Current schedule is for Arianne G. Davidian, P...

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Posted on: June 8, 2023

Gene Friend Rec Center | Virtual Community Update meeting today + Civic Design Review this Monday

Capital Project Update

Gene Friend Rec Center | Virtual Community Update and Civic Design Review

The project team has completed the design development phase of the project and is working with the Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC) and three cost estimating ...

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Posted on: June 7, 2023

Buchanan Street Mall Renovations | Summer Community Gatherings, June-August

Capital Project Update

Join neighbors and facilitators to continue conversations on healing and transformation in our community. Help recreate Buchanan Street Mall as a park that strengthens the neighborhood, builds economic opportunity, and improves health and wellness for eve...

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Posted on: June 1, 2023

San Francisco Marina Improvement and Remediation | Project Update June 2023

Capital Project Update

The San Francisco Marina Improvement and Remediation Project is really two projects in one: 1) a legally mandated environmental remediation project to clean up old industrial pollutants in the harbor and 2) a marina improvement project to enhance accessib...

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Posted on: June 1, 2023

11th and Natoma Park Project Update | Public Art Survey and Meeting on June 14

Capital Project Update

11th & Natoma Park: Public Art Survey and Meeting on June 14

Join the San Francisco Arts Commission and Rec and Park for a virtual community presentation on the upcoming public art opportunity at 11th and Natoma Park on Wednesday, June 14 from 6 to 7 p...

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Posted on: May 31, 2023

Gene Friend Rec Center | Virtual Community Update: Thursday, June 8, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Capital Project Update

Virtual Community Update | Gene Friend Rec Center

The project team has completed the design development phase of the project and is working with the Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC) and three cost estimating teams to update the cost estimate...

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Posted on: May 25, 2023

Shelley Promenade Project in McLaren Park | Proposal goes to Recreation and Parks Commission in June

Capital Project Update

Shelley Promenade Project in McLaren Park – Recreation and Parks Commission – Operations Committee, June 1, 2023

 The Operations Committee of the Recreation and Parks Commission will hear the proposed Shelley Promenade...

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Posted on: May 23, 2023

Herz Rec Center | Project update May 2023

Capital Project Update

Hello neighbors! Bids from contractors for the construction of Herz Recreation Center opened on May 17. Rec and Park is now reviewing the bids we have received and contractor qualifications. Once that is complete, we look forward to moving into t...

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Posted on: May 22, 2023

Merced Heights Playground’s Lower Terrace Transformed by Renovation

Capital Project Update

A $1.67 million renovation has transformed a former grassy field at Merced Heights Playground into a paradise for neighborhood recreation, with areas for people to picnic or exercise, dogs to frolic, and hummingbirds and butterflies to feed.

The San Franc...

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Posted on: May 17, 2023

India Basin Waterfront Park | Project update May 2023

Capital Project Update

On May 12, India Basin Waterfront Park project partners welcomed attendees from the Together Bay Area conference to India Basin Shoreline Park. More than 30 conference attendees learned about the rich history and culture of the Bayview-Hunters Po...

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Posted on: May 16, 2023

Crocker Amazon Soccer Fields Project | Project updates May 2023

Capital Project Update

Hello neighbors! We’re excited to report that construction work to replace the field turf at Crocker Amazon has begun.

Construction will occur in three phases so that for the duration of construction there will always be access to a minimum of tw...

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Posted on: May 16, 2023

McLaren Park - Louis Sutter Playground | Project update May 2023

Capital Project Update

The pathway replacement work south of Louis Sutter Playground is almost complete! The new stabilized natural surface trail is the first segment of a new multi-use ribbon trail that will be built to extend all the way to the Mansell Tai Chi court within th...

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Posted on: May 12, 2023

Buchanan Street Mall | May Community Gatherings focus on the Memory Walk

Capital Project Update

Thanks to everyone who has participated in healing circles over the past several weeks as part of the Buchanan Street Mall Equity Action Initiative. Our project team has received very positive feedback from Fillmore community members on the quality of sha...

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Posted on: May 12, 2023

Esprit Park | Project update May 2023

Capital Project Update

You may have noticed a slow down in the pace of noticeable progress on site. The project team is working hard to protect the roots of mature trees during the course of construction. This involves careful exploration with hand tools, as well as working wit...

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Posted on: May 12, 2023

Merced Heights Playground Lower Lawn Terrace | Project update May 2023

Capital Project Update

Merced Heights Playground Lower Lawn Terrace Gets Its Finishing Touches

Rec & Park Operations staff and our contractor are putting finishing touches on the Lower Lawn Terrace of Merced Heights Playground, in preparation for our re-opening celebration a...

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Posted on: May 11, 2023

Herz Playground | Project update May 2023

Capital Project Update

If you have driven down Visitacion Avenue this week, you may have noticed the large towers erected at the Herz Playground construction site. The playground equipment is being installed! The tallest tower is the basis of equipment for age 5-12, in which tw...

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Posted on: May 11, 2023

Golden Gate Park - Middle Lake | Project update May 2023

Capital Project Update

Middle Lake Rehabilitation is moving along quickly! Rough grading of the lake and cascade between the lakes is nearly complete and we are almost finished with soil off-haul. Installation of the clay liner is ongoing and moving quickly and installation of ...

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Posted on: May 9, 2023

Noe Valley Town Square Restroom | Project update May 2023

Capital Project Update

Hi neighbors! Good news – We’ve moved much closer to having public restroom installed at Noe Valley Town Square.

As you may know, in November 2022, the Department was approached by two companies, Volumetric Building Companies and the Pu...

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Posted on: May 9, 2023

Fillmore Turk Mini Park | Project Update May 2023

Capital Project Update

Hi neighbors! Construction at Fillmore Turk Mini Park is moving right along! Most all of the necessary digging is now complete. Our construction team has begun pouring the concrete for the new light pole footings. Underground utilities are being set in pl...

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Posted on: May 9, 2023

South Sunset Clubhouse | Project Update May 2023

Capital Project Update

Hello neighbors! We have a quick update to share on the progress of the South Sunset Clubhouse renovation. We are currently reviewing proposals for a complete renovation of the interior spaces that were submitted by the anticipated design team. More detai...

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Posted on: April 28, 2023

Merced Lower Terrace Re-Opening Celebration | May 19, 12 to 1 PM

Capital Project Update

Join us on Friday, May 19, from 12 to 1 pm, for a re-opening celebration of the Merced Heights Playground Lower Lawn Terrace.

We will be honoring community members who have made significant contributions to the park over the years at this event. The terrac...

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Posted on: April 24, 2023

Herz Recreation Center Project update | Bids open May 17

Capital Project Update

Hi Neighbors. 

Earlier this month, we held a pre-bid meeting on-site to review the scope of the Herz Recreation Center Project with potential bidders. We are looking forward to opening bids on May 17th.

As a reminder, the bid information can be fou...

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Posted on: April 24, 2023

Water Board meeting + public comment period | SF East Harbor + Outside East Harbor Clean Up Plans

Capital Project Update

Hello Neighbors,

We wanted to pass along the following announcement by our partners at California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region (Water Board) regarding the upcoming environmental remediation work that will be happening in E...

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Posted on: April 21, 2023

Esprit Park construction update | April 2023 - Construction Resumes at Esprit Park

Capital Project Update

Due to heavy rain and winds, and then saturated soil, construction at Esprit Park was paused for nearly a month. We are happy to report that our contractor is back on site and making progress. Recent updates include:

  • Street Improvement Permit approved by t...
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Posted on: April 21, 2023

Golden Gate Park - Golf Clubhouse construction update | April 2023

Capital Project Update

After a rainy winter, construction for the Golden Gate Park Golf Clubhouse has hit the ground running. Our contractor has poured the slab for the new clubhouse and has started to install the structural elements for the building. As you can see from these ...

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Posted on: April 19, 2023

Follow up from McLaren 2020 Bond Planning meeting on April 11th

Capital Project Update

Thanks to the forty community members who joined us on April 11th for our second virtual community meeting in our public engagement to determine how to spend the $6 million of 2020 Health & Recovery Bond funding that was designated for capital improve...

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Posted on: April 13, 2023

Nancy Pelosi Secures $3 Million in Funding for Japantown Peace Plaza

Capital Project Update

On Wednesday, Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi announced that she had secured $3 million in federal funding for the Japantown Peace Plaza Renovation Project, which will install new paving, plantings, informal seating and more. 

The Peace Plaza is an i...

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Posted on: April 12, 2023

Design for Improved Jackson Park Moves Forward

Capital Project Update

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – A new playground, sports viewing areas, community learning gardens and an outdoor ball court are among the features included in the Jackson Park concept design approved Thursday by the San Francisco Recreation and Park Commiss...

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Posted on: April 7, 2023

Twin Peaks Improvement Project | Virtual Community Meeting on April 25, 6 pm

Capital Project Update

Please join us for an update on the Twin Peaks Improvement Project. We will be providing you with the latest information about the upcoming project. We hope you can join us!

Tuesday, April 25, at 6:00pm

Join Zoom Meeting: https://bit.ly/twinpeaksmtg42523

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Posted on: April 4, 2023

Herz Recreation Center Project update | April 2023

Capital Project Update

Herz Recreation Center is out to bid! Bids are due on May 17, 2023 at 2:30 pm PDT. 

Please see links below for more information including the pre-bid meeting, bid documents, requirements and more:

Alexi...

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Posted on: April 3, 2023

UPDATED! - Buchanan Mall Equity in Action April Gatherings

Capital Project Update

Buchanan Street Mall - Equity in Action 

April Happenings: Coming this month to the Buchanan Mall Community 

Wednesday April 5, 2023 -- CANCELLED -- NO COMMUNITY GATHERING ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5.

Stay tuned! A survey and ac...

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Posted on: March 24, 2023

McLaren Trails design is underway! Virtual meeting, 4/11 at 6pm

Capital Project Update

We have been working on environmental compliance for the McLaren Trails project, which is complicated, as most of the trail work falls within natural resource management areas and under that Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Natural Resources Mana...

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Posted on: March 23, 2023

Virtual Community Meeting, April 11 | McLaren 2020 Bond – Possible Projects and Priorities

Capital Project Update

McLaren 2020 Bond – Possible Projects and Priorities

Virtual Community Meeting

April 11th, at 6:00 pm

Join Zoom Meeting

https://bit.ly/mclarenmtg41123

Meeting ID: 861 9658 9635     Passcode: 386700

Dial in: 669.900.6833

The project team will sh...

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Posted on: March 23, 2023

Buchanan Mall Equity in Action April Gatherings!

Capital Project Update

April Buchanan Street Mall - Equity Action Gatherings

Coming this month to the Buchanan Mall Community 

Wednesday April 5, 2023 -- CANCELLED -- NO COMMUNITY GATHERING ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5.

Stay tuned! A survey and activities are being plan...

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Posted on: March 21, 2023

Gene Friend Recreation Center update | March 2023

Capital Project Update

The Gene Friend Recreation Center project represents the wholescale construction of a brand-new facility. Currently, the project team is working on implementing the Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC) contract mechanism, where the contractor t...

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Posted on: March 20, 2023

Waller Street Skate Park Project | Project Complete! Now open!

Capital Project Update

Hello neighbors! Waller Street Skate Park is now open, and we hope you get out there and enjoy it! Check out the photos below from the ceremonial ribbon cutting we hosted in October 2022. 

This will be our last blog update for the project. If you ...

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Posted on: March 20, 2023

Stow Lake Perimeter Path Renovation | update March 2023

Capital Project Update

Hi neighbors! As a quick update on the Stow Lake Perimeter Path Renovation, construction is moving faster than anticipated. We are nearly finished with the first half of the project, we should be repositioning the fencing and starting the second half of t...

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Posted on: March 20, 2023

San Francisco Marina Improvement and Remediation Project | Survey + Community Meeting Presentation

Capital Project Update

Thank you to everyone who took part in our first two community meetings this month!

These presentations were intended to introduce the community to the project and provide an opportunity for everyone to provide feedback to the project team. You can find ou...

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Posted on: March 20, 2023

Stern Grove Playground Renovation | March 2023 update

Capital Project Update

Hi neighbors! As a quick update on the Stern Grove Playground Renovation, we are making some refinements to the final concept design, while continuing regulatory and construction bid preparation. We are on target to begin construction work within the next...

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Posted on: March 20, 2023

Lake Merced Project update | March 2023

Capital Project Update

Hi neighbors! As a quick update, the upcoming Lake Merced project, which involves renovation of pathways and other site improvements, is undergoing preparation to take construction bids. This involves reviewing regulatory and permitting work, as well as a...

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Posted on: March 17, 2023

Noe Valley Town Square Restroom Project Update

Capital Project Update

The project will go to the Board of Supervisors at the end of March 2023. Upon approval, the project will proceed with construction drawings to integrate the prefabricated restroom into the existing site.

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Posted on: March 17, 2023

Community Gathering on March 22 | Buchanan Street Mall – Park Improvement Equity Action Initiative

Capital Project Update

Buchanan Street Mall Gathering

Join Us for the Next Community Healing Circle

Be a part of the conversation on healing & transformation in our community.

March 22nd 5:30-8pm (dinner from 5:30-6pm)

Rosa Parks Senior Center, 1111 Buchanan Street SF CA 94115

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Posted on: March 16, 2023

Yosemite Creek Daylighting Project Update | March 2023

Capital Project Update

Dear Neighbor,

In partnership with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency and San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department, we are excited to share this project update for March 2023 (PDF). 

You can also check out this updated Upper Y...

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Posted on: March 15, 2023

Merced Heights Playground Lower Lawn Terrace | Construction Nearing Completion

Capital Project Update

Thank you for your patience through some project delays, first due to bird nesting and, more recently, due to all this rain! 

The contractor should be reaching substantial completion on the project within the next 1-2 weeks. A portion of the curb ...

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Posted on: March 13, 2023

Japantown Peace Plaza Renovation | Upcoming Opportunities to Provide Public Comment

Capital Project Update

Hello neighbors!

We wanted to share that there are a few upcoming opportunities to provide input into the Japantown Peace Plaza Renovation:

1) San Francisco Arts Commission’s Civic Design Review for Phase 2 & 3 will be taking place on Monday, March 20, ...

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Posted on: March 10, 2023

Lafayette Park Lighting Improvements Update | March 2023

Capital Project Update

All foundation work is now completed! The last light pole foundations were installed late February and the bollard light foundations in front of the restroom were installed earlier this week. These concrete ‘bases’ take about a month to cure before the th...

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Posted on: March 9, 2023

Esprit Park Renovation | Presentation from March 8 Community Update now available

Capital Project Update

Thanks to all of the community members who joined us last night for an update on the renovation of Esprit Park.

Please click here for last night’s presentation (PDF). This presentation is also available in the "Documents and Materials" tab of the...

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Posted on: March 8, 2023

RPD Capital and Planning Team wins three awards at the 5th Annual SF Collaborative Partnering Awards

Capital Project Update

At the end of January, the SF Collaborative Partnering Steering Committee hosted its annual Collaborative Partnering Awards event to recognize project teams in San Francisco departments who demonstrate excellence in collaboration and the application of pa...

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Posted on: March 8, 2023

SF Rec and Park Commission Meeting at Joe Lee Rec Center | March 16 at 10 a.m.

Capital Project Update

Come meet your Recreation and Park Commissioners at our offsite Commission meeting at Joe Lee Rec Center!

March 16, 2023 | 10 a.m. | Joe Lee Recreation Center, 1598 Oakdale Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94124

Agenda and meeting info can be found at sfrecpark.or...

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Posted on: March 8, 2023

Upcoming Opportunity to Provide Public Comment for 11th and Natoma Park Project | March 20 at 2 pm

Capital Project Update

Phase 1 of the San Francisco Arts Commission’s Civic Design Review for the 11th and Natoma Park Project will be taking place on Monday, March 20th at 2:00 PM. Any member of the public is welcome to attend the meeting and provide public comment. We will be...

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Posted on: March 7, 2023

Golden Gate Park - Golf Clubhouse construction update | March 2023

Capital Project Update

We're happy to report that the Golden Gate Park Golf Clubhouse project has received its building permit and construction is underway. The contractor has recently installed the underground plumbing for the new clubhouse and over the next few weeks will be ...

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Posted on: March 7, 2023

Golden Gate Park – 9th and Lincoln Gateway Project Update | March 2023

Capital Project Update

The 9th Avenue Gateway is moving forward and is scheduled to be advertised for bids in April! If the city receives acceptable bids, we can expect the project to break ground in early summer for an estimated eight month construction timeline. Traffic and t...

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Posted on: March 7, 2023

11th and Natoma Park Project Update | March 2023

Capital Project Update

Thank you to everyone who has taken part in the development of the 11th and Natoma concept design! At a recent fourth community meeting a final concept design was presented and discussed. The concept has been developed over a significant outreach process ...

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Posted on: March 6, 2023

Buchanan Street Mall – Park Improvement Equity Action Initiative: First Community Gathering on 3/15

Capital Project Update

Help shape the future of the Fillmore! Your participation is key for redesigning Buchanan Street Mall to strengthen the neighborhood, create economic opportunity, and improve health and wellness for everyone.

Come to our first community gathering to circle...

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Posted on: March 6, 2023

Esprit Park Renovation Reminder: March 8 Online Community Update

Capital Project Update

A reminder to please join us for an online community meeting update hosted by Rec and Park. We will provide updates on project progress and dedicate at least half of the meeting to questions and answers. If you’re unable to make this meeting time, please ...

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Posted on: March 1, 2023

Herz Playground – Construction Update | March 2023

Capital Project Update

Even with these heavy winter rains, we continue to make progress at Herz Playground. The new sewer lines that serve the clubhouse, restrooms, and site drainage are in, and the rough plumbing for the restroom renovation is complete. As we uncover old plumb...

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Posted on: February 28, 2023

Japantown Peace Plaza Project Update | Feb 28, 2023, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Capital Project Update

Join us for an update on the renovation, being presented at a Community Briefing hosted by Japantown Task Force.

February 28, 2023 at 6:30-7:30 PM via Zoom. 

Learn more and register at: https://peaceplaza.org/

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Posted on: February 27, 2023

People want a Promenade | McLaren Park - John Shelley Drive

Capital Project Update

Thanks to the 40 people who attended the virtual community meeting on February 23rd!

We discussed the creation of a permanent promenade along John Shelley Drive West, and possible traffic calming and pedestrian and bicycle safety improvements along Shelley...

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Posted on: February 24, 2023

Louis Sutter Playground update | February 2023

Capital Project Update

Construction is underway south of Louis Sutter Playground! We are removing a failing pathway and grading the hillside to achieve an easy slope from the parking lot to the existing path between Dwight and the Hidden Bridges. This is the first segment of a ...

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Posted on: February 23, 2023

Fillmore Turk Mini Park update | February 2023

Capital Project Update

Hello neighbors! The site is transforming before our very eyes! Construction is fully underway with demolition almost completed (light poles are gone!) and subsurface drainage is being installed. The big mound of concrete seen in the panoramic photo below...

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Posted on: February 23, 2023

Twin Peaks Pedestrian Walkway update | February 2023

Capital Project Update

Hello neighbors! As you may know, the Twin Peaks Pedestrian Walkway project will convert the eastern roadway into a linear park. At this early stage, we continue to refine design elements such as overlooks, benches, multi-use features, bicycle racks, inte...

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Posted on: February 22, 2023

Upcoming community meetings for San Francisco Marina Improvement and Remediation Project

Capital Project Update

Community meetings for San Francisco Marina Improvement and Remediation Project

Please join us for our first two community meetings to discuss the future of the San Francisco Marina. 

Session 1: Saturday, March 11 from 10:30am to 11:30am

Se...

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Posted on: February 17, 2023

Herz Recreation Center Project update | February 2023

Capital Project Update

Hi all, We are finalizing our bid set of documents for the Herz Recreation Center Project. We hope to advertise it to contractors in the coming weeks. We will share an update as soon as the bid solicitation is available online. Contact Project Manager, Al...

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Posted on: February 16, 2023

Stern Grove Playground Renovation | February 2023 update

Capital Project Update

Hello everyone! We are wrapping up our construction documentation for the playground renovation at Stern Grove. We aim to get permits in March. For questions please contact Project Manager, Steve Tucker, at steven.tucker@sfgov.org.

Approved concept design....

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Posted on: February 13, 2023

Stow Lake Path Project Update - 2/13/2023

Capital Project Update

Hey Neighbors! We are happy to report that the first quarter of the Stow Lake Perimeter Path Renovation is now complete – ahead of schedule! Our contractor is now moving into the next phase. Preparation for this work has begun. This work will include ligh...

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Posted on: February 9, 2023

Esprit Park - March 8 Online Community Update and Construction Progress

Capital Project Update

Save the Date for an online community meeting update hosted by Rec and Park

Wednesday, March 8

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Zoom Link: https://bit.ly/espritmarch8mtg

Meeting ID 889 9042 2696#

Passcode: 156715 

Dial in: 669.444.9171

The Contractor has mobilized and...

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Posted on: February 1, 2023

Construction Progress for Merced Heights Playground Lower Lawn Terrace

Capital Project Update

Trees and plants are in the ground and contractor will be completing installation of mulch by early next week. 

The sod lawn is also installed.

We’ll be keeping the lowest terrace closed for a couple more months, to allow the lawn and plants to tak...

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Posted on: February 1, 2023

Lake Merced Project Preparing Bid Documents!

Capital Project Update

We are happy to report that the project team is in the process of preparing for the project to go out to bid. We will keep you updated as to when the project will be going into construction. Watch for signs to appear around the Lake, informing you of clos...

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Posted on: January 24, 2023

11th and Natoma New Park Project Virtual Community Meeting #4

Capital Project Update

Please join us for our fourth community meeting to discuss the future park at 11th and Natoma!  Recreation and Parks invites you to attend a presentation of the concept design, which has been developed through community input and includes many of...

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Posted on: January 23, 2023

Crocker Amazon Fields Project Update 1/23!

Capital Project Update

The fencing work for this project was completed in August 2022 and the contract for the Field Replacement portion of this project has been awarded to Minerva Construction.  We plan to start construction in March 2023 and work will be completed by...

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Posted on: January 23, 2023

South Sunset Clubhouse Project Update 1/23!

Capital Project Update

The Public Works design team is developing a concept plan for the renovations at the Clubhouse that will be shared with the community at a public meeting to be held later this winter.

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Posted on: January 20, 2023

John Shelley Drive in McLaren Park – Virtual Community Meeting

Capital Project Update

Please join us in discussing the future of John Shelley Drive, including a proposed car-free promenade segment on the Western portion of the road. Together we will review:

-             Extent ...

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Posted on: January 20, 2023

Buena Vista Improvements - Project Update 1/21!

Capital Project Update

Design Update

The Public Works design team in now engaged for this project and the topographic survey will be prepared by March 2023.  

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Posted on: January 20, 2023

Esprit Park Fencing to Go Up Week of Jan 23rd!

Capital Project Update

We are excited to announce that, following January 19 Notice to Proceed (NTP) and January 20 groundbreaking ceremony, the contractor will be mobilizing the week of January 23.

We expect perimeter fencing to be installed around the park as early as Tuesday,...

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Posted on: January 20, 2023

Ocean Beach Climate Change Adaptation Project Update 1/20!

Capital Project Update

Design Update : The design team is finalizing the 95% Construction Documents and Rec Park will be conducting a thorough review as this project progresses.

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Posted on: January 20, 2023

Herz Recreation Center Project Update 1/20!

Capital Project Update

Hi everyone, We are thrilled to share that we obtained our building permit for the Herz Recreation Center Project! We are aiming to bid the project to potential contractors in February. Stay tuned for updates. We will announce once the project is advertis...

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Posted on: January 9, 2023

Esprit Park Renovation Groundbreaking Event and Construction Start!

Capital Project Update

We are excited to announce that we have a Notice to Proceed (NTP) date for the construction contract for the Esprit Park Renovation Project.

NTP date is January 19.

Please join us groundbreaking ceremony at the park on Friday, January 20, at 1 pm (details i...

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Posted on: December 23, 2022

Lafayette Park Lighting Improvements Update- 12/22/22

Capital Project Update

Much has happened in the park these past two months!

The main path was blocked during the weekdays in Nov while the construction crew potholed, trenched, and laid conduits and backfilled the area parallel to the main path- Although easy to peer over the ba...

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Posted on: December 22, 2022

GGP Golf Clubhouse Construction Update 12/22!

Capital Project Update

Now that the temporary facilities are up and running, the contractor has started to prepare the site for the construction of the new Golf Clubhouse.  They have started the demolition of the foundation of the previous clubhouse.  Over the...

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Posted on: December 22, 2022

Merced Heights Playground Lower Lawn Terrace Construction Update

Capital Project Update

Construction is progressing and the lower terrace of Merced Heights Playground is starting to look like a park!

Concrete plaza and pathways within the park are poured and the dog play area is installed. Irrigation and drainage improvements have also been m...

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Posted on: December 22, 2022

Esprit Park Renovation Update 12/22!

Capital Project Update

We are excited to announce that we completed a pre-construction planning meeting with the contractor this month and anticipate construction starting in early 2023.  Please stay tuned for more details soon after the New Year, including invitation ...

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Posted on: December 22, 2022

Updates Related to the New Gene Friend Recreation Center

Capital Project Update

Notice to Proceed for pre-construction services was awarded to Swinerton Builders just prior to Thanksgiving, and they have hit the ground running, working with the design team to review documents and start cost estimating and constructability. As a remin...

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Posted on: December 20, 2022

McLaren Park Improvement Projects Update 12/20/22!

Capital Project Update

Thank you to everyone who participated in our community meeting on December 6th. We appreciated hearing feedback on top priorities for investing the 2020 Bond funding in McLaren Park. We look forward to returning to the community in Spring 2023 to present...

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Posted on: December 20, 2022

Herz Rec Project Update 12/20/22

Capital Project Update

Hi folks, We enjoyed celebrating a joint groundbreaking for the new Community Center with our project partners Mercy Housing, Related CA, the Boys & Girls Club and Wu Yee Children’s Services in early December. We are very close to finalizing our build...

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Posted on: December 19, 2022

Twin Peaks Pedestrian Walkway and Trail Improvement Project is Making Progress on Design

Capital Project Update

Over the last several months we’ve been working on construction documents for the three remaining trail segments slated for renovation: the trail up and over Noe Peak, the switch back trail south of Noe Peak, and the trail to Crestline Drive. We are still...

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Posted on: December 19, 2022

Herz Playground – Construction Demolition Almost Complete!

Capital Project Update

Treaty Construction is busy at work with their backhoe! Demolition is nearly complete at Herz Playground. At least 75% of materials being disposed of are sorted, reused, or recycled in compliance with San Francisco’s Recovery Plan. The playground sand was...

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Posted on: December 6, 2022

San Francisco Breaks Ground on New Community & Recreation Center at Sunnydale Hope SF

Capital Project Update

Contact: Mayor’s Office of Communications, mayorspressoffice@sfgov.org   

San Francisco, CA — Today, Mayor London Breed joined community leaders to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Sunnydale Community Hub, a joint development comprised...

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Posted on: December 1, 2022

McLaren Park Trails Project Presentation to Commission on 12/7!

Capital Project Update

The final draft conceptual design for the McLaren Trails Priority Improvements project will be presented to the Recreation and Parks Capital Committee next Wednesday 12/7 at 2pm. Connection details are at the bottom of this post.

A summary of the project s...

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Posted on: December 1, 2022

Fillmore Turk Construction Groundbreaking, CANCELLED!

Capital Project Update

Fillmore Turk Renovation starts 12/12/22 with construction fence installation and the contractor prepares the site for demolition. 

Thank you to all who have helped us get to this point!

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Posted on: November 29, 2022

McLaren Park Improvement Projects Community Meeting December 6th online!

Capital Project Update

Due to expected rain, the McLaren Park Project Improvements meeting on December 3rd will now be held virtually on December 6th. See information below.

Join us to share ideas and prioritize park improvements!

We are seeking input on how to invest the 2020 He...

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Posted on: November 22, 2022

Golden Gate Park Golf Clubhouse Construction Update 11/22!

Capital Project Update

The Construction of the new Golden Gate Park Golf Clubhouse is getting underway! The Notice to Proceed was issued to the Contractor in late September. The contractor has mobilized on the site, and set up the temporary golf clubhouse, which First Tee will ...

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Posted on: November 17, 2022

11th and Natoma New Park Project Virtual Community Meeting

Capital Project Update

Please join us for a third community meeting to discuss the future park at 11th and Natoma! Recreation and Parks invites you to attend for a presentation of a consolidated concept design for the park based on the community input to date. This is another o...

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Posted on: November 10, 2022

McLaren Park Improvement Projects Community Meeting December 6th online!

Capital Project Update

Join us in person to share ideas and prioritize park improvements!

We are seeking input on how to invest the 2020 Health & Recovery Bond funding in McLaren Park. Staff will be presenting preliminary project ideas to gather community feedback.

Tuesday, D...

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Posted on: October 27, 2022

Twin Peaks Project Update 10/27/22!

Capital Project Update

Our design team at Public Works is busy at work developing details for the renovation of trails. We’re focused on the three remaining trails to be renovated: 1.) the trail up and over the south peak, 2.) the trail south of the peaks that connects to the c...

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Posted on: October 26, 2022

McLaren Park Vision Plan Update 10/26!

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Hi everyone-

We are busy behind the scenes preparing to host a community meeting later this year. Stay tuned for announcement on the date/time. We will be discussing potential project ideas to receive funding from the 2020 Health & Recovery Bond. For q...

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Posted on: October 26, 2022

Herz Recreation Center Update 10/26/22

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Hi all- We are excited to share that the children’s playground at Herz is now in construction! The recreation center project is still moving along in the design and permitting phase. We hope to share an updated schedule soon. Please reach out to Project M...

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Posted on: October 25, 2022

SF City leaders, families celebrate groundbreaking of improvement project at Herz Playground

Herz Groundbreaking

SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department broke ground on renovations at Herz Playground in Visitacion Valley on Monday as part of the Let’sPlaySF! initiative that is delivering creative play spaces to children across San F...

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Posted on: October 20, 2022

Herz Playground Groundbreaking Celebration October 24th!

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Save the date! Please join, Monday, October 24 from 4:30-5:30, in celebration of the much-anticipated renovation of Herz Playground. Come share a memory and look forward to the revitalization of the neighborhood park. The builders are set to mobi...

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Posted on: October 20, 2022

Middle Lake Rehabilitation Project Update October 2022!

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The rehabilitation project received a low bid from Bauman Landscape and Construction Inc. which will be presented to the RP Commission for approval on 10/20. With approval from the Commission we plan to move forward with the tree removals (the first part ...

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Posted on: October 20, 2022

Commission and Permitting and Construction for Esprit

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The Recreation and Park Commission has approved the construction contract, and we are working to get our contractor started as soon as possible.

We have posted “Construction Coming” advisories at the park.

Please stay tuned for updates as we have them on co...

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Posted on: October 12, 2022

Presentation of the McLaren Trails final draft plans, Monday 10/17/2022 at 6:30pm

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Thanks to everyone who attended trail walks or otherwise shared dialogue with staff this summer, as we continue to refine the concept design for priority trail improvements and enhancement of natural features in McLaren Park.

You can click these links to r...

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Posted on: October 6, 2022

Merced Heights Playground Lower Lawn Terrace Construction Update

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You may have noticed a pause in construction recently. Work stopped as we discovered some infrastructure below ground that we had not anticipated. 

The landscape architect has issued updated direction to the contractor, who has been back on site a...

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Posted on: October 6, 2022

Fillmore Turk Mini Park Update- 10/05/22

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We are excited to report that the construction contractor is currently being certified after receiving Commission approval to award. In preparation,  tree removal notices were posted last week.

Stay tune for a ground breaking event before year end...

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Posted on: October 6, 2022

Lafayette Park Lighting Improvements Update- 10/05/22

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Construction will start this Fall 2023 through Early 2023 (target mid October -mid February). See attached construction advisory notices with site map that was installed throughout the park mid Sept.. 

The construction will be confined to the dash...

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Posted on: September 29, 2022

India Basin - City Breaks Ground on New Waterfront Park

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Together with community members who shaped the historic project from its conception, San Francisco officials broke ground last month on the future India Basin Waterfront Park.

The groundbreaking ceremony marks the beginning of construction of the future pa...

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Posted on: September 20, 2022

Japantown Peace Plaza Project Update, Sept 2022

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September 20, 2022 at 6:30-7:30 PM via Zoom

The Japantown Task Force is hosting a virtual Community Briefing on the Peace Plaza Renovation Proje...

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Posted on: September 19, 2022

Waller Street Skate Park Project Construction Update 9/19!

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2 inches of fine asphalt was laid during the last week of August. After the asphalt cured, the Sportsmaster Skatemaster system was applied; first with a layer of acrylic then later with a sealant atop. The project will look to develop the adjacent landsca...

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Posted on: September 16, 2022

Herz Rec Construction Update 9/16!

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Hi everyone- We are making steady progress on having our construction documents reviewed by the Department of Building Inspection and other City agencies.

Construction has begun adjacent to the park on the new Community Center, which will be home to the lo...

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Posted on: September 16, 2022

McLaren Park Vision Plan Update 9/16!

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Hi all-

We are looking forwarding to meeting with the community this Fall to discuss project ideas for investing the 2020 Bond funding. Also, the golf operator at Gleneagles Golf Course will be ending their lease Fall 2023. We have the opportunity to re-im...

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

Merced Heights Playground Lower Lawn Terrace Construction Update

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You may have noticed a pause in construction recently. Work stopped as we discovered some infrastructure below ground that we had not anticipated. 

The landscape architect has issued updated direction to the contractor, who is back on site this we...

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Posted on: September 14, 2022

Stow Lake Pathway Improvement Project Update 9/6/22!

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Hi all- We are pleased to report that on August 18, the RPD Commission approved the contract award for the construction of Stow Lake. Pre-construction coordination will begin at the end of September with an anticipated construction start date of early Oct...

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Posted on: September 12, 2022

Preparing for Tree Work at Esprit Park

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Rec and Park is coordinating with the Public Works Bureau of Urban Forestry (BUF) to notice community members about upcoming tree work at Esprit, as part of a wholescale renovation of the park. BUF will be posting trees within the right of way proposed fo...

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Posted on: September 7, 2022

Middle Lake Rehabilitation Project Update September 2022!

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The rehabilitation project was advertised for bids last month and, because of the complexity of the project, the bid due date was extended to today, 9/7/2022. The bidding contractors will be named shortly. Assuming a low bid is received within range of th...

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Posted on: September 7, 2022

Golden Gate Park – 9th and Lincoln Gateway Project Update September 2022!

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The design team is closing in on 100% completion of the construction documents and the project will soon be advertised for bids. The project is on track to begin construction in early 2023 for an 8 month construction duration. Rec and Parks will coordinat...

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Posted on: September 6, 2022

Ocean Beach Climate Change Adaptation Project Art Proposals are posted!

Capital Project Update

Ocean Beach Climate Change Adaptation Project Art Proposals are posted! The three finalists are Mark Baugh-Sasaki, Leo Bersamina, and Ana Teresa Fernandez. One of these art proposals will be selected for construction and installation. Public comment on th...

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Posted on: September 2, 2022

Great Highway Pilot Project Legislation

Capital Project Update

This Fall 2022, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors will consider legislation that will authorize a three-year pilot study using the Upper Great Highway between Lincoln Way and Sloat Boulevard as a car-free promenade on weekends, holidays, and Friday a...

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Posted on: September 1, 2022

Esprit Commission Presentation Sept 7!

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Staff have worked with Public Works Contract Administration and the City’s Contract Monitoring Division to confirm responsiveness of the low bid contractor, Bauman Landscape and Construction, Inc.  Staff will present award of construction contrac...

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Posted on: August 24, 2022

Contract Awarded for Herz Playground Construction

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On August 18, 2022, Commission approved that Treaty Construction be awarded the contract to renovate Herz Playground. Not only was Treaty the lowest, responsive bidder, we’ve had great success working with them in the past. Treaty Construction has built s...

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Posted on: August 24, 2022

Herz Recreation Center Update 8/24!

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Hi all- We are closing to wrapping up the permitting review through the Department of Building Inspection! Once this is finalized we will be ready to move into the bid phase.  E-mail Project Manager, Alexis Ward, at alexis.ward@sfgov.org for ques...

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Posted on: August 24, 2022

Twin Peaks Pedestrian Walkway and Trail Improvement Project Receives Construction Funding

Capital Project Update

Earlier this season Twin Peaks was awarded $500K from the State Coastal Conservancy (SCC), Priority Conservation Area Grant (PCA). That coupled with $1MIL from the SF 2020 Health & Safety Bond, set our design team in motion planning for the restoratio...

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Posted on: August 17, 2022

Richmond Playground Construction Update 8/17.

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We’re almost at 100% completion of the construction drawings, which is a big milestone! We are on target for mid-winter to start construction, which we’ve estimated at an 8 month duration, and we should expect the playground to be open to the public aroun...

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Posted on: August 17, 2022

Esprit Project Update Presentation and Commission Award of Construction Contract

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Thanks to the nearly 30 people who attended and participated in yesterday evening’s online community meeting update. Please click here to view the presentation from last night. In addition, please click here to find the Materials Plan from the bid set, wh...

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Posted on: August 12, 2022

India Basin - Contractor Approved to Build New Waterfront Park

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The San Francisco Recreation and Park Commission last month approved construction firm Swinerton to build the first portion of India Basin Waterfront Park, a community-led project that will train and hire Bayview-Hunters Point residents.

Crews, which will ...

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Posted on: August 2, 2022

Visitacion Avenue Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Project, Site Walk 8/25 at 6pm

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Please join Rec and Park and SFMTA staff for a site walk to review design options proposed for slowing traffic and improving pedestrian and bicycle safety and access along Visitacion Avenue.

Thursday 8/25/2022, 6-7:30pm 

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Posted on: August 2, 2022

Lafayette Park Lighting Improvements Update- 07/29/22

Capital Project Update

The construction contract has been awarded!

It was a journey through design, pandemic challenges to get us to this point. The contractor has ordered the lights (four month to manufacture) and our team held multiple meetings to prepare for construction some...

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Posted on: August 2, 2022

Community Opportunity Fund Update - 07/29/22

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Thank you, neighborhood park advocates, for your continued support of the Community Opportunity Fund Program, which is in its third Bond cycle. We are updating the process for the next application cycle, Round 6, and will have more information on those ch...

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Posted on: July 27, 2022

LOCATION CHANGE FOR BUCHANAN STREET MALL MEETING THIS EVENING.

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LOCATION CHANGE FOR BUCHANAN STREET MALL MEETING THIS EVENING. 

The meeting will be at 1981 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94115

The Buchanan Street Mall project team is hosting our first community meeting for the Memory Walk on Wednesday 7/27, 5-7pm ...

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Posted on: July 27, 2022

Esprit Park Renovation Project Virtual Community Meeting August 16th!

Capital Project Update

We are hosting an online meeting on August 16 to update community members on project progress and answer questions.  

Please join us!

Tuesday, August 16, 6:00-7:00 pm

Here is the link to join the Zoom meeting: https://bit.ly/espritaug2022 

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Posted on: July 20, 2022

Gene Friend Rec Center Project Update 7/20/22

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The design team is up and running and working on completing schematic design by later this Summer. Please stay tuned for details on design updates.

We have issued Notification of Intent to Award to Swinerton Builders for the Construction Manager / General ...

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Posted on: July 18, 2022

India Basin - Water Barrier Removed

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We are excited to share that the water barrier has been removed at 900 Innes, a huge step in completing the remediation of this site that allows water to return to the cleaned area. We have additional work to wrap-up the project and anticipate finishing r...

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Posted on: July 14, 2022

Sidewalk Work at Merced Heights Playground.

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Today our contractor began work demolishing sections of the sidewalk along Byxbee, from the main playground entrance to the corner of Byxbee and Shields Streets.

Please note that the contractor is currently providing temporary pedestrian access around this...

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Posted on: July 14, 2022

Sanjay Vora selected for the Herz Rec Center Public Art Piece!

Capital Project Update

Hi everyone- We are thrilled to share that Sanjay Vora has been selected as the artist for the public art piece at the new Herz Recreation Center! You can review his proposal under the Documents tab. Please contact Rec Park Project Manager, Alexis Ward, a...

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Posted on: July 13, 2022

Thank you for attending the Buena Vista Park Improvement Project Meeting!

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Thank you to all those who attended the July 12, 2022 Community Meeting. With over 50 people in attendance, we finalized the project scope to include improving the pathways throughout the park.  The meeting presentation is available by c...

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Posted on: July 12, 2022

Memory Walk Design at Buchanan Street Mall - Community Meeting

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Core to the community-driven redesign of Buchanan Street Mall, the Memory Walk is envisioned to physically connect all five blocks of the park, showcase local art, and honor community history.

Thanks to grant funding from the Prop 68 Statewide Parks Progra...

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Posted on: July 12, 2022

Esprit Park Renovation Project is Out to Bid!

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The Esprit Park Renovation Project is out to bid! The solicitation and supporting documents can be found by clicking here.

Bids are due July 27!  Pending receipt and confirmation of a bid we can afford, from a contractor team that meets the requir...

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Posted on: July 6, 2022

Bids received for Herz Playground Construction!

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Hi everybody- We have great news to share- we received 7 bids on the Herz Playground Renovation Project! We are currently identifying the lowest, responsive bidder. We plan to present the contract award for construction to the Recreation and Park Departme...

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Posted on: July 6, 2022

Art finalists for Herz Rec Center!

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Hi all- Thank you to those who provided input the proposed artwork for the Herz Recreation Center. Arts Commission staff will soon be making a final recommendation on the selected artist. To review the three finalists’ proposal click here. The project tea...

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Posted on: July 1, 2022

Twin Peaks Pedestrian Walkway Commission Approval and Project Manager Transition

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The Twin Peaks Pedestrian Walkway conceptual design was approved by the Recreation and Park Commission in June 2022!

Design aspects that will be addressed and refined during schematic design and onward, some of which is based on input from community stakeh...

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Posted on: July 1, 2022

Construction Updates for Merced Heights Lower Lawn Area!

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We are excited to report that, as of early June, the contractor’s certified consulting biologist has confirmed that bird nesting activity on site has been completed.  Thank you for your patience as we waited for the eggs to hatch and the baby bir...

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Posted on: June 29, 2022

Trail walks in McLaren Park 6/29 and 7/14

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Recreation & Parks is hosting two trail walks to share proposed priority trail improvements, highlight natural resources, and hear park user suggestions for signage that will help people navigate and appreciate McLaren Park. We will also discuss propo...

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Posted on: June 29, 2022

11th and Natoma Street New Park Project Meeting #2

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Please join us for a second virtual community meeting to discuss the future park at 11th and Natoma! Recreation and Parks invites you to attend and share your input on the design, character, and programming of this exciting new park site in the South of M...

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Posted on: June 27, 2022

Buena Vista Park Improvement Project Virtual Community Meeting July 12th!

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Please join us for a virtual community meeting to review the findings of the 2020 Buena Vista Park Needs Assessment and Cost Analysis and finalize the scope of the improvements to be funded with three million dollars from the 2020 Health & Recovery Bo...

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Posted on: June 13, 2022

McLaren Trails Project Walk POSTPONED for the June 14th event

Capital Project Update

We apologize for the inconvenience as our Project Manager is out sick. We will be postponing the June 14th 8:30 am site walk, but will still be moving forward with the 29th. We will reschedule as soon as possible.

Thanks for your continued interest in McLa...

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Posted on: June 3, 2022

Esprit Park Project Update 6/2!

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We are happy to report that 100% bid documents have been submitted by the design team and shared with the Public Works Contract Preparation group, to prepare for advertisement to contractors. 

The set of drawings and specifications that comprise t...

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Posted on: June 3, 2022

Trail Walks in McLaren Park, June 14th (Postponed) and June 29th!

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Kickoff summer with some time out in nature and join us for one or two upcoming walks through McLaren Park!  

Our McLaren Trails project team will be sharing proposed priority trail improvements in four areas of the park, as identified in the 2017...

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Posted on: May 24, 2022

11th and Natoma New Park Survey Closing Soon!

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Are you interested in the future of the 11th and Natoma park property? Take our 11th and Natoma park survey! We’ve extended the deadline and the survey will be open until May 25th. The survey is available online at: https://forms.gle/vMz5viNaZhARF8qH8. A ...

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Posted on: May 24, 2022

Twin Peaks Pedestrian Walkway Concept Design to Rec and Park Commission for Approval in June

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Rec and Park is incorporating feedback we received from our online update and survey (Oct-Nov 2021) and moving forward presenting a conceptual plan for the pedestrian walkway to the Rec and Park Commission in June. Click here for the proposed concept desi...

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

Contractor bids are due on Wednesday, May 25! for Herz Playground!

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Hi all- We nearing the end of our advertisement period for Herz Playground! Contractor bids are due on Wednesday, May 25! We will update everyone on our schedule and the start of construction once bids are received. For questions on the project, please re...

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

Herz Recreation Center Update 5/20!

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Hi all- Thank you to those who provided input the proposed artwork for the Herz Recreation Center. The Selection Committee will be meeting in early June to review the community input and make a final recommendation to the Arts Commission. For questions on...

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Posted on: May 18, 2022

Please take a short survey regarding Visitacion Avenue Pedestrian and Streetscape Improvements

Capital Project Update

Please take a moment to fill out a survey about improvements you would like to see made on Visatacion Avenue no later than June 20th, 2022.

Click the link here to begin. https://bit.ly/Visitacion-Ave-Survey

Please look for surveys in other languages at the ...

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Posted on: May 3, 2022

11th and Natoma New Park Survey!

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Please take a brief survey to help shape the design of this new Park in Western South of Market (SoMa) area. The survey will close on May 18th, 2022.

https://forms.gle/kxpT4RnuRvsYEThbA

Thanks so much!

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Posted on: May 2, 2022

Upcoming Opportunity to Provide Public Comment for Ocean Beach Project

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Phase 2 of the San Francisco Arts Commission’s Civic Design Review for the Ocean Beach Climate Change Adaptation Project will be taking place on Monday, May 16th at 2:00 PM.  Any member of the public is welcome to attend the meeting and provide p...

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Posted on: May 2, 2022

Twin Peaks Project Update 5/2/22!

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Thanks to the 698 people who completed our online survey in Fall 2021 regarding Twin Peaks Promenade design. We will share some highlights of information gleaned from the survey in our next update, in the coming weeks, as we move to finalize a concept des...

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Posted on: April 28, 2022

Construction Has Begun on Merced Heights Lower Lawn Area!

Capital Project Update

We are excited to announce Notice to Proceed was  issued to the Contractor, Cazadoro Construction, Inc, on April 20. Here are some specific updates:

  1. We are working around a bird nest that has been identified by a certified biologist, per the surve...
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Posted on: April 28, 2022

Esprit Park Project Update 4/28!

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The design team is continuing to close design and coordination loops as efficiently as possible, still with the goal of finalizing construction documents and advertising to contractors this spring.

Here are some specific updates from this month:

  • SFPUC has p...
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Posted on: April 26, 2022

Fillmore Turk Mini Park Project Update 04/26/22

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The contractor asked to be relieved from the construction contract and in February, Commission approved the termination so that we can close this chapter and rebid the project to get back on track.

Contract termination does not happen very often and takes ...

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Posted on: April 25, 2022

Thank You for Joining Our April 20th Webinar!

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On April 20, 2022 the Recreation & Park Department, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission and San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency hosted a multi-agency, virtual community webinar to share status updates on the City’s Ocean Beach Climate ...

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Posted on: April 22, 2022

Japantown Peace Plaza April 2022 Update!

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Bringing the vision plan to a buildable reality….

During the first quarter of 2022,  the project team addressed code issues, structure, the intricacies of access throughout the multi-level plaza, researched durable exterior materials for the highl...

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Posted on: April 22, 2022

11th and Natoma New Park Project Virtual Meeting 5/3/22!

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We are excited to announce an upcoming community meeting for a new park in the South of Market Area.

Recreation and Parks invites you to attend and provide your input on the character, programming, and design of this future park space.

Please join us for a ...

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Posted on: April 22, 2022

Herz Rec Art Proposals on Display, View them at Coffman Pool.

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The Herz Recreation Center Artist Selection Panel has selected three artists to create proposals for artworks for the new Herz Recreation Center. The proposals are currently on display at Coffman Pool, 1700 Visitacion Avenue. Come visit and share your fee...

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Posted on: April 22, 2022

Herz Playground Project is going out to bid!

Capital Project Update

Hi everyone- We will be advertising the Herz Playground Renovation Project this week. Please see below for a link to the bid documents. 

Public Works Bid Opportunities

City Partner

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Posted on: April 9, 2022

Visitacion Avenue Sidewalk & Streetscape Meeting Recap

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Recreation and Park, together with the SFMTA, presented the first public meeting on the Visitacion Avenue Sidewalk and Streetscape Project. The project is part of the departments larger efforts to address pedestrian, bike and street improvements throughou...

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Posted on: April 8, 2022

Mansell Tai Chi Court Open to the Public

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Mansell Tai Chi Court is open to the public! A ceremony on 3/12/22 kicked off with a beautiful Tai Chi demonstration and marked the official opening for the space. The court is intended to serve the needs of Tai Chi practitioners, but the space has an end...

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Posted on: April 8, 2022

Richmond Playground Project Update April 2022

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Richmond Playground is moving forward! The project is at 60% design review and moving fast. We expect that the project will be advertised for bids by the fall 2022. 

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Posted on: April 8, 2022

Golden Gate Park Middle Lake Rehab Project Update April 2022

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Middle Lake Rehabilitation is on track to go out to bid in April or May 2022. That means that the project could be in construction by the fall! Thank you everyone for your patience as this wonderful project progresses – the rehabilitation will create a be...

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Posted on: April 1, 2022

Ocean Beach Climate Change Adaptation Project—Webinar on April 20

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The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, and Recreation & Park Department will be holding a multi-agency, virtual community webinar to share status updates on the City’s Ocean Beach Climate Change A...

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Posted on: March 28, 2022

Buchanan Mall stage preview and last call for the Phase 1 design refinement survey!

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Design is progressing for the stage on the McAllister to Fulton block, thanks to the thoughtful input input provided by local performing art stakeholders, including the African American Art & Culture Complex, African-American Shakespeare Company, Afro...

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Posted on: March 25, 2022

Gene Friend Rec Center Project Update 3/25

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We are officially under contract with the architecture and engineering team, the Mark Cavagnero Associates + Kuth Ranieri Architects Joint Venture, as of March 23. We are looking forward to working with this team to finalize the project design and constru...

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Posted on: March 25, 2022

Volunteers on Saturdays at the McLaren Native Plant Garden

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Interested in helping improve our parks? Volunteer at the McLaren Park Native Plant Garden in Visitacion Valley on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The garden is located on Visitacion Avenue across from Herz Playground. Work will include moving mulch ...

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Posted on: March 23, 2022

Esprit Park Project Update 3/23/2022

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The design team is continuing to close design and coordination loops as efficiently as possible, still with the goal of finalizing construction documents and advertising to contractors this spring.

Here are some examples of specific things we’re working th...

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Posted on: March 18, 2022

Herz Rec Center Project Update March 2022

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The project team and Rec Park staff continue to finalize details in the design of the new Rec Center and outdoor spaces. We are happy to announce that the public art proposals will be on display in the lobby of Coffman Pool in April. Community feedback on...

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Posted on: March 18, 2022

Herz Playground Project Update March 2022

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We have finalized structural engineering for the playground equipment and we aim to bring the construction documents to the Department of Building Inspection for permitting by April. Please contact Project Manager, Alexis Ward, at alexis.ward@sfg...

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Posted on: March 18, 2022

Merced Heights - Notice to Proceed to Contractor in Early April 2022

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We are excited to announce that we are on track to issue Notice to Proceed to the Contractor, Cazadoro Construction, Inc, by early April.  Here are some specific updates:

  1. There’s often a lag between when NTP is issued and when you observe work hap...
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Posted on: March 18, 2022

Stow Lake Perimeter Path Project Update March 2022

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Our biologist will conduct a few more wildlife surveys at Stow Lake over the next month. Once complete, we will incorporate measures into our specifications that ensure the protection of special status species during construction.  We are also co...

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Posted on: February 24, 2022

Stow Lake Perimeter Path Project Update 2/23/2022

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Hi folks- Our biologist has been conducting surveys of the wildlife at Stow Lake. Once the surveys wrap up later this Spring, we will be incorporating measures into our specifications to ensure the protection of special status species during construction....

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Posted on: February 24, 2022

Esprit Park Project Update 2/23/2022

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The design team has completed and submitted 90% construction documents drawings and specifications.  These are currently being reviewed by several individuals and agencies for the following: accessibility, cost, tree impacts,  maintenanc...

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Posted on: February 24, 2022

Herz Playground Project Update 2/23/2022

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Hi folks- We have our final set of drawings and specifications ready for bidding! We are coordinating with the Public Works Contract Preparation group to advertise the project to potential contractors. We will also be taking the project to the Department ...

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Posted on: February 24, 2022

Herz Recreation Center Project Update 2/23/2022

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Hi folks- We are excited to share that the Board of Supervisors approved the grant/gift acceptance of $10 million from Sunnydale LLC! This funding is essential to completion of the new Recreation Center. Our design team has submitted the project drawings ...

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Posted on: February 23, 2022

Buchanan Street Mall Phase 1 – Community Meeting on 2/24/2022

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COMING SOON: Renovations on Buchanan Street Mall

It’s time to CELEBRATE! For seven years, the Western Addition community has dreamed about what Buchanan Mall could become with the right vision and resources. Those dreams are coming true!

With our p...

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Posted on: February 14, 2022

Gene Friend Rec Center Project Updates

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Here are some updates on the project:

 

  1. We are finalizing contracting with the architecture and engineering team, the Mark Cavagnero Associates + Kuth Ranieri Architects Joint Venture, and hope to officially have them on board by early Mar...
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Posted on: February 14, 2022

Merced Heights - Award of Construction Goes Before RecPark Commission

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We are happy to report that we will be presenting award of construction contract to the Recreation and Park Commission for approval this Thursday, February 17.

 

We received 10 bids from contractors on January 25.  We have confirmed the co...

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Posted on: February 10, 2022

Public Art Opportunity at Ocean Beach!

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The San Francisco Arts Commission invites artists and artist teams residing in the United States to submit qualifications for a public art opportunity at Ocean Beach in San Francisco. Proposals for this public art opportunity for the Ocean Beach Climate C...

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Posted on: February 9, 2022

Trails update and Visitacion Ave Streetscape Meeting 2/10

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The McLaren Trails Priority Improvements project team has been working with the Planning Department on environmental compliance, thoroughly reviewing the proposed trail improvements and natural features restoration work alongside the activities previously...

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Posted on: January 31, 2022

Rossi Pool Project Update 1/31/22

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Great news! The Rossi Pool Renovation project is nearly complete! The construction team is putting on the final touches, and everyone is eagerly awaiting the grand re-opening.

Recent construction activities include site and landscape planting, mechanical a...

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Posted on: January 31, 2022

Yosemite Creek Daylighting Project Update January 2022

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The Yosemite Creek Daylighting Project is moving forward following a number of Commission approvals.  On December 16, 2021 RPD Commission approved the 2018 concept design and draft MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) between RPD and PUC.  ...

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Posted on: January 26, 2022

Lake Merced Joint City Agency Project Updates Meeting February 17th!

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Please join Recreation and Parks, the Public Utilities Commission (PUC), and the Municipal Transportation Authority (MTA) for a virtual community meeting to get the latest updates on all the projects related to Lake Merced.

February 17th at 5:30 pm

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Posted on: January 25, 2022

McLaren Park Pedestrian, Bike and Streetscape Projects Community Meeting 2/10!

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Please join us for a Virtual Community Meeting to discuss improvements to Visitación Ave in McLaren Park including new sidewalks, bike lanes, and traffic calming. We look forward to your feedback on the draft plan.

 February 10th at 5:30p...

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Posted on: January 21, 2022

Bay View/KC Jones Playground Opening Celebration - Jan 2022

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Please join us for a day of fun events:

2:30PM                Brief remarks and ribbon cutting

2:30-4PM             Free swimming a...

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Posted on: January 21, 2022

Herz Recreation Center Project Update 1/21/22!

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Hi everybody- In February, are looking forward to presenting to the Board of Supervisors for a grant/gift acceptance of $10 million for the project! Additionally, the Arts Commission will be publicly displaying three proposals from artists for the public ...

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Posted on: January 21, 2022

Stow Lake Perimeter Path Project Update 1/21/22!

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Hi all- We are anticipating having a biologist on-site in January and February to conduct wildlife surveys. We are still looking forward to bidding later this Spring! For questions, please reach out to Project Manager, Alexis Ward, at alexis.ward@sfgov.or...

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Posted on: January 21, 2022

Herz Playground Project Update 1/22!

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Hi everybody- We are putting the final touches on our permit set of drawings and we are planning to advertise the project to contractors in February. Stay tuned for more updates! Please e-mail Project Manager, Alexis Ward, at alexis.ward@sfgov.org with qu...

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Posted on: January 7, 2022

Happy New Year rainbow over Francisco Park!

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On January 5 we reached a major milestone moving closer to the park opening when permanent power went live at Francisco Park. Final work is being done on the Children’s Play Area and Community Garden.  During this time some final grading and plan...

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Posted on: January 5, 2022

Japantown Peace Plaza Project Update January 2022

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Happy New Year! This year we will bring the vision plan into a buildable reality.

2021 marked a year of investigations, structural testing, materials studies and confirming the permit codes with Department of Building Inspections (DBI) and work on the pago...

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Posted on: December 23, 2021

Merced Heights Lower Terrace Project - Contractor Bid Advertisement!

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We are happy to report that the project has been advertised to contractors!

Bids are due on January 25. If you know any contractors who may be interested in bidding on the project, please direct them to this page

Thanks to all who took our online...

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Posted on: December 23, 2021

Bay View Playground Renovation, update 12/2021!

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We're excited to announce that Bayview Playground is open! Thank you for your patience as we’ve worked to complete the renovation. Fences have been removed and the site is available for you to play. An official park opening will be on Jan 22, 2022. Stay t...

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Posted on: December 22, 2021

Fillmore Turk Mini Park Project Update 12/2021

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Say goodbye to 2021 and to the drainage problems at Fillmore Turk—then, welcome the start of the transformative renovation taking place throughout 2022!

These Construction Advisory notices are posted on site in preparation for the upcoming renovation. Janu...

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Posted on: December 17, 2021

Herz Recreation Center Project Update 12/17!

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Hi everybody- Our project team is finalizing the structural design of the building and then we will submit for a Building Permit. The Arts Commission has selected three finalists who will create proposals for the public art piece at the new Rec Center. Th...

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Posted on: December 17, 2021

Herz Playground Project Update 12/17!

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Hi everybody- We have wrapped up our permit set of drawings and the next step is to have the drawings reviewed by the Building Department for approval. We hope to advertise the project to contractors early in 2022. Please e-mail Project Manager, Alexis Wa...

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Posted on: December 17, 2021

Stow Lake Perimeter Path Project Update 12/17!

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Hi all- We will be working with a biologist to conduct surveys around Stow Lake for red-legged frogs and to make recommendations on how to minimize any biological impacts. Once this is finalized, we will advertise the project to potential contractors. &am...

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Posted on: December 9, 2021

Draft EIR for Ocean Beach Climate Change Adaptation Project Published

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The San Francisco Planning Department has published the draft environmental impact report for the Ocean Beach Climate Change Adaptation Project. The Draft EIR is available for review at www.sfplanning.org/sfceqadocs, at the San Francisco Permit Center (49...

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Posted on: November 29, 2021

Gene Friend Rec Project Architecture and Engineering Services Team Updates

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We are excited to be moving toward onboarding our new design team for the project!

We completed recruitment via a competitive RFP process and received 3 very strong proposals, including one from a joint venture that included the architecture firm that comp...

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Posted on: November 23, 2021

Middle Lake Rehabilitation Project Update 11/22!

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The Middle Lake Rehabilitation project is moving forward and 90% design documents are nearly complete. In order to pave the way for a smooth construction project on the main scope of work, now due to go out to bid in the summer of 2022, we are initiating ...

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Posted on: November 23, 2021

Esprit Park Project Update 11/23!

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Recreation and Park, together with Fletcher Studio, presented updates on the Esprit Park Renovation Project to over 35 members of the community on Thursday, November 18. The team also responded to many community member questions about design development a...

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Posted on: November 23, 2021

Fillmore Turk Mini Park Project Update 11/23/21

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We are awarding the construction contract in December!! Then, the contractor, sub-contractors, and engineers will be entering all pertinent data in city system for ground breaking in the new year. Construction advisory notices are on site and additional p...

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Posted on: November 23, 2021

Bay View Playground Renovation, update 11/23/21!

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The project is 95% completed! The sod still needs a bit more time to be fully established. Visible from these images, are the brown spots and joints that have not fully mended; however, that recent rainfall and fog has proven nourishing!  All sys...

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Posted on: November 18, 2021

Stow Lake Perimeter Path Project Update 11/18!

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Hi all- The project team is working with a biologist to minimize impacts to the wildlife around the lake. We will be moving forward with the hazardous tree removals later this year. We are aiming to advertise the project to potential contractors in the co...

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Posted on: November 18, 2021

Stern Grove Playground Virtual Community Meeting #3 12/14 at 5pm!

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Join us for the third community meeting for the Stern Grove Playground Renovation Project. We invite you to share input and feedback on proposed playground design options. The playground is part of the Let’sPlaySF! Initiative, a partnership between the Re...

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Posted on: November 18, 2021

Herz Playground Project Update 11/18!

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Hi everybody- We are putting the finishing touches on the permit set of drawings, which we will submit to the Building Department for approval. We will also be conducting a final cost estimate for the project. Please e-mail Project Manager, Alexis Ward, a...

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Posted on: November 18, 2021

Herz Recreation Center Project Update 11/18!

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Hi all-  The Building Department has completed their Site Permit review and the permit notification has been posted at the park. The next step will be submitting additional drawings for the Building Permit. The Arts Commission team is busy as the...

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Posted on: November 16, 2021

Construction at the McLaren Park Native Plant Garden will begin this week!

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The McLaren Park Native Plant Garden will showcase the benefits of California Native Plants, beautify the Visitacion Avenue corridor, increase public access and participation, and provide a venue for outdoor education. Click here to view the site plan.

Sta...

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Posted on: November 12, 2021

Fillmore Turk Mini Park Project Update 11/2021

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The construction contract is being awarded in November 2021 and the team, preparing for site work, has posted these notices throughout the park. Please check back for actual closure date which we will post here.

Thank you all within the community who have ...

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Posted on: November 2, 2021

Rossi Pool Project Update 11/2/21!

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The Rossi Pool Renovation Project progress is moving along well, and we have reached a significant milestone: the pool shell has been plastered and is currently being filled with water! Current construction activities are now focused on pool mechanical eq...

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Posted on: October 28, 2021

Esprit Park Project Virtual Community Meeting on November 18th!

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Rec and Park is hosting an online update to community members on the Esprit Park Renovation Project on Thursday, November 18, from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm.

This update will include a presentation from staff on the following items:

  • Progress on the park design and ...
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Posted on: October 15, 2021

Victoria Manalo Draves Park - VMD reopening Saturday, 10/16/2021

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We are please to announce the re-opening of Victoria Manalo Draves Park! The summer renovation included installation of new sports lighting, new pedestrian lighting, expansion and reconfiguration of the community garden, the addition of a nature explorati...

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Posted on: October 13, 2021

McLaren Park Tai Chi Court Project Update

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Construction on the Mansell Tai Chi Court is underway and moving fast! The plants haven’t even been installed yet one can already feel the new berm sheltering the future plaza from wind. We hope to have this beautiful space open to the public by the end o...

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Posted on: October 9, 2021

Francisco Park construction moves forward towards December completion

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Francisco Park construction is moving forward towards a December 2021 completion!

The Hyde Street stairway has been installed and the view from the top is spectacular.  The pathway from the stairway to the great lawn will be poured next week. &...

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Posted on: October 5, 2021

Juri Commons is now open to the public!

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Juri Commons is open to the public! On September 13th the city held a ribbon cutting celebration to commemorate the park’s opening with many neighbors, community members, donors and city leadership in attendance. The process for getting Juri Commons renov...

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Posted on: October 5, 2021

Lake Merced Boat Dock Ribbon Cutting Ceremony November 13th!

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We are happy to announce that construction for the Lake Merced Boat Dock is complete, and the site is open to the public. Construction fencing was removed on 9/16/21 and the new dock, boat ramp, seating area, and ADA parking stall are ready for use! A rib...

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Posted on: October 2, 2021

Victoria Manalo Draves Park - Construction wrapping up at VMD

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Lighting and safety improvements at VMD are close to completion. We have had a few unfortunate delays from suppliers and subcontractors, but are in the home stretch of construction! PG&E will be installing our new meter and energizing the site on Octo...

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Posted on: September 30, 2021

Esprit park Project News 9/30/21!

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Consultant on site at Esprit this week to inventory the condition of the storm drainage system that was installed approximately 15 years ago. The goal of this inventory is to understand what existing infrastructure can be retained and incorporated into ou...

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Posted on: September 20, 2021

Fillmore Turk Mini Park Project Update 9/2021

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We received seven bids in June and Public Works contracting administration is in the final stages of identifying the lowest responsive and responsible bidder. We are excited to be so close to awarding the contract. Stay tuned.

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Posted on: September 20, 2021

Herz Playground Project Update 9/20!

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Hi everybody- We are getting close to wrapping up our construction document for the new playground and the bathroom renovation at Herz Clubhouse. We aim to get permits through the Building Department in November. For questions please contact Project Manag...

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Posted on: September 20, 2021

Bay View Playground Renovation, update 9/2021!

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The project is 85% completed! The sod was recently installed and needs 60 days for full establishment (recommended time for roots to attach to the earth and grow strong before being walked on) The fences are 90% installed, fixtures are starting to be inst...

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Posted on: September 20, 2021

Herz Recreation Center Project Update 9/20!

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Hi all- The Arts Commission received over 100 applications from potential artists for the public art piece at Herz Recreation Center. The Arts Commission staff will work with a selection panel to narrow down the applicants and establish a shortlist for fu...

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Posted on: September 18, 2021

Jerry Garcia Amphitheater Opens Following Major Renovation

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, an outdoor concert venue nestled in McLaren Park, re-opened today following a $1.45 million facelift that made it more comfortable and accessible for both performers and audience members, the San Francisco Re...

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

Buchanan Mall, Turk – Golden Gate at SFAC Civic Design Review Monday 9/20

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After almost seven years of community-driven engagement and visioning, SF Rec and Parks is thrilled to be moving forward with a clear schedule for detailed design and construction of the Turk – Golden Gate block of Buchanan Street Mall!

We have an importan...

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Posted on: September 13, 2021

Juri Commons Park Reopens Following Renovation

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA –Juri Commons reopened today following a $1.9 million renovation honoring the Mission District park’s railroad history while featuring a seamless redesign with new plantings, an improved play space for children, grass for dogs, and an ad...

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Posted on: September 10, 2021

Esprit Park Project Update 9/11!

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We have been assessing conditions on site over the past few months, including the following:

  • Soils investigation (infiltration study, testing for Maher Ordinance compliance, and agricultural suitability), with the Public Works Site Assessment and Remediati...
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Posted on: September 5, 2021

Victoria Manalo Draves Construction Updates and Support for Neighboring Bessie Carmichael School

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CONSTRUCITON UPDATES:

This lighting project was anticipated to be completed in Fall 2021 (as noted on construction banners). We are several weeks away from the start of Fall and construction work continues (see photos below).

We do not have a firm reopening...

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Posted on: August 20, 2021

Herz Playground Project Update 8/20!

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Hi folks- The landscape architect is developing the construction documents for the project. We are sharing the drawings with our Structural Maintenance team to ensure that the new playground is beautiful, fun and maintainable by our staff!  For q...

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Posted on: August 20, 2021

Richmond Playground Project Update 8/20!

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Design work for the Richmond Playground renovation has resumed! We are thankful to everyone who helped get this project moving again and remain hopeful that we can have the project in construction by mid 2022. Thank you to the wonderful community who has ...

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Posted on: August 20, 2021

Golden Gate Park - 9th and Lincoln Gateway Project Update 8/20!

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As this project neared 60% design completion it was put on hold due to COVID related funding delays – but we are back up and running! With new funding allocated to the project the design team is moving forward and we hope to put the project out to bid by ...

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Posted on: August 20, 2021

Golden Gate Heights Playground Update 8/20!

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Hi folks- We have wrapped up work on the Golden Gate Heights Playground & Field Renovation. It was great to celebrate with many of you at the park opening celebration. Thank you again to all of the community members who spent countless hours helping t...

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Posted on: August 20, 2021

Herz Recreation Center Project Update 8/20!

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Hi everybody- The architects and engineers are still hard at work finalizing the details of the building and landscape design. We are also hoping to receive our Site Permit from the Department of Building Inspection soon. Construction is still planned for...

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Posted on: August 17, 2021

Updates to RFP for Architectural & Engineering Services and Recruitment Timeline for Gene Friend Rec

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Thank you for helping us to get the word out to folks who may be interested in working on the project.

An online pre-proposal conference will be held on Wednesday, August 18, at 10 am (this was postponed from August 5).

The deadline for written questions is...

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Posted on: August 16, 2021

Design continues and additional funding received for Buchanan Street Mall!

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Thanks to the 174 people who participated in the survey to refine the design of Buchanan Street Mall, Turk – Golden Gate block. There are clear community preferences for a big kids play structure, belt swings, bench swings, stationary bikes, balance-focus...

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Posted on: August 16, 2021

Juri Commons Construction continues 8/16!

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Thank you everyone for your continued patience with this renovation project. Construction is nearing completion and we are now waiting on a few final sign-offs. Look for a posting for the official ribbon cutting soon! We are aiming for early-mid September...

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Posted on: August 12, 2021

McLaren Park Native Plant Garden Project Plans

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The McLaren Park Native Plant Garden transforms a blighted and hazardous corner of McLaren Park into a functional open space, providing a safe resource for recreation and environmental education about the value of planting native plants throughout the Cit...

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Posted on: August 6, 2021

Construction expedited for Bessie Carmichael students

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Good news is that construction is going great! Our new utility work on Sherman was inspected and approved by PG&E and trenching across the street and down the sidewalk will be repaired by early next week.

Sports lighting pole foundations were inspected...

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Posted on: July 26, 2021

Construction progress at Victoria Manalo Draves

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Construction is moving forward quickly at VMD! Cazadoro Construction, Inc. has been a collaborative partner in accelerating the schedule, with the goal of opening key areas of the park prior to the start of the SFUSD academic year.

 

Recent activit...

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Posted on: July 26, 2021

George Christopher project wrapping up,

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The final piece of work for George Christopher’s renovations, resurfacing the tennis court, is almost complete! The slip sheet system requires dry weather and our contractor experienced many schedule delays due to the dripping fog the park experienced thr...

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Posted on: July 23, 2021

George Christopher Playground is Now Open!

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Thanks so much for those of you who were able to attend the grand reopening, here are some photos of the newly renovated playground. We can not do these renovations without your support.

Attached are a few pictures of the completed playground, just prior t...

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Posted on: July 23, 2021

Merced Heights - Our design team is moving along with construction document production!

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As we work on that, we’re reaching back out to solicit input from the community.

As discussed during an online community meeting in February 2021, we are exploring including adult exercise equipment if budget allows. 

If you have preferences on wha...

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Posted on: July 23, 2021

The Request for Proposals for Architectural & Engineering Services for the Gene Friend Rec is Live

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Thank you for helping us to get the word out to folks who may be interested in working on the project.

An online pre-proposal conference will be held on Thursday, August 5, at 1:30 pm.

Proposals are due on Tuesday, August 24, by 5 pm.

For the full RFP as wel...

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Posted on: July 22, 2021

Portsmouth Square Draft EIR Publication Date: August 4, 2021!

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The Portsmouth Square project team has been incredibly busy over the past several months, pushing forward both the detailed design and the environmental review for the project. On August 4th, the Draft EIR will be published and available for public commen...

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Posted on: July 22, 2021

South Sunset Fields Construction Update 7/22/21!

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The construction contract has been awarded to OBS Engineering Inc. and construction activities will start on site in early August. We expect the project to be complete by this winter.

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Posted on: July 19, 2021

Golden Gate Heights Playground Final Construction Update 7/16!

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Hi everyone! We are thrilled to share that construction is wrapping up at Golden Gate Heights and we are opening on July 20th at 11:30. Join us to celebrate the completion of this project! Thank you to all the community members who helped make this projec...

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Posted on: July 19, 2021

Rossi Pool Project Update 7/19!

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Project progress is moving along well, and the construction team is working diligently despite some delays due to unforeseen site conditions. Current construction activities include:

Building Envelope – Concrete scope complete. Painting subcontractor is on...

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Posted on: July 19, 2021

Herz Playground Project Update 7/19!

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Hi everybody, We are continuing work on the construction documents for the project. We are happy to share that we will be including an ADA accessible swing in the younger children’s playground. Other playground elements include bucket swings, belt swings,...

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Posted on: July 19, 2021

Herz Recreation Center Project Update 7/19!

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Hi folks,  We continue to develop the construction documents for the new Recreation Center and the outdoor spaces. We are updating our drawings to incorporate comments from the Department of Building Inspection and our Structural Maintenance Yard...

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Posted on: July 7, 2021

Golden Gate Heights Playground is Opening 7/20!

Capital Project Update

Hi everyone- We are thrilled to announce the opening celebration of the Golden Gate Heights Playground and Renovation Project! See the attached invitation for details about the event.

Thank you to everyone who helped make this project happen!

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Posted on: July 7, 2021

Stern Grove Playground Virtual Community Meeting #2 (7/21 at 5pm)

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Join us for the second community meeting for the Stern Grove Playground Renovation Project. We invite you to share input and feedback on proposed playground design options. The playground is part of the Let’sPlaySF! Initiative, a partnership between the R...

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Posted on: June 30, 2021

Gene Friend Rec Center Project Update 6/21/21!

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We are pushing to advertise an RFP (request for proposals) for a design team (architecture and engineering) this July, with the goal of selecting a team and having them start work by right after the New Year 2022. If you know of any firms that might be in...

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Posted on: June 22, 2021

Lake Merced Boat Dock Replacement Update 6/22!

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We are making great construction progress and nearing the finish line! The prefabricated dock and gangway were installed in late May, and the contractor is currently making minor adjustments before it is ready for use. Other ongoing site work includes irr...

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Posted on: June 22, 2021

Victoria Manalo Draves Park - Construction begins at VMD on Monday, June 28!

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Your Victoria Manalo Draves lighting upgrades and park improvements are coming soon! Rec and Park has been working on final preparations with our contractor Cazadoro Construction, Inc. for the past month, and the builders will take control of the park and...

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Posted on: June 22, 2021

Bay View Playground Renovation, update 6/21!

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The fence poles, those silver vertical sticks, are 80% installed awaiting the black finish and mesh. Grading, almost complete on the ballfield, is preparing for sod installation next month. Then we’ll move to the areas outside the field. The fitness equip...

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Posted on: June 22, 2021

Golden Gate Heights Playground Construction Update 6/21!

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Hi all, We are nearing completion of construction at Golden Gate Heights. The contractor is installing the finishing touches. Please stay tuned for information on an opening celebration later this summer! For questions please contact Project Manager, Alex...

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Posted on: June 22, 2021

Herz Recreation Center Project Update 6/21!

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Hi everybody, Our design team is working on the construction documents for the project and we are going through the permitting process with the Department of Building Inspection. Please contact Project Manager, Alexis Ward, at alexis.ward@sfgov.org with a...

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Posted on: June 22, 2021

Herz Playground Project Update 6/21!

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Hi all, We are wrapping up our cost estimating and we will be moving into construction documents for the playground renovation. For questions please contact Project Manager, Alexis Ward, at alexis.ward@sfgov.org.

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Posted on: June 14, 2021

Esprit park Project News 6/14!

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We are happy to report that the Board of Supervisors has approved the grants that support the project. This renovation was made possible thanks to a generous $5 million funding commitment from UCSF, who committed this grant through their Dogpatch Communit...

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Posted on: June 14, 2021

Merced heights Lower Lawn Project Update 6/15/21!

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The Arts Commission Civic Design Review Committee approved the design in April, under their “Small Project Review” category.

Our team is moving forward to flesh out details of the approved concept design. We are expecting a 50% construction document submit...

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Posted on: June 8, 2021

Juri Commons Construction Update 6/7!

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We’re excited to share that planting is nearing completion, embedded rails are installed in the pathway and the team is about to lay down play surfacing in the playground. We look forward to opening the park to the public! By August we expect the sod to h...

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Posted on: June 1, 2021

Construction starting soon at Victoria Manalo Draves Park in SOMA

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The Recreation and Parks Department has executed a construction contract with Cazadoro Construction, Inc. for a summer renovation of Victoria Manalo Draves Park in SOMA. The work includes the addition of sports lighting at the ballfield and basketball cou...

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Posted on: May 28, 2021

Save the Date: India Basin Groundbreaking Event on June 17!

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Mark your calendars! A groundbreaking event marking the beginning of remediation work on the India Basin project is scheduled for Thursday, June 17 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at India Basin Shoreline Park (Hunters Point Boulevard and Hawes Street). Join us for t...

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Posted on: May 21, 2021

Golden Gate Heights Playground Construction Update 5/21!

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Hi everyone, The contractor has installed the sod and they are working on the remainder of the landscaping and site furnishings. We are looking forward to opening this summer! For questions please contact Project Manager, Alexis Ward, at alexis.ward@sfgov...

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Posted on: May 21, 2021

Herz Playground Project Update 5/21!

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Hi all, Our design has completed the detailed design phase and we are currently cost estimating the project and doing regulatory reviews. Later this summer we will begin construction documents. For questions please contact Project Manager, Alexis Ward, at...

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Posted on: May 21, 2021

Herz Recreation Center Project Update 5/21!

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Hi folks, We are performing a cost estimate for the project and then, we will begin construction documents. The project has been submitted to the Department of Building Inspection for permitting. Please contact Project Manager, Alexis Ward, at alexis.ward...

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Posted on: May 18, 2021

Esprit Park Poised for Robust Renovation

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 18, 2021

Contact:San Francisco Recreation and Park Department

RPDcommunications@sfgov.org

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Esprit Park is one step closer to a $7.7 million renovation designed to balance the needs of its growing ...

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Posted on: May 17, 2021

Bay View Playground Renovation, update 5/17!

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Playground fixtures are in! AND the field is finally taking shape. Much of the work since the start has been centered around everything underground: the field fencing foundation, the retaining walls for the bio retention planting, the drainage, irrigation...

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Posted on: May 3, 2021

Japantown Peace Plaza project Update 5/3!

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The design started this spring with our team taking a deep ‘technical’ dive into the existing structure and elements to inform each feature of the vision/concept plan. In addition, we are meeting all regulatory departments to confirm compliance processes,...

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Posted on: May 3, 2021

Francisco Park Construction Update 5/3!

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The elevated walkway is complete connecting the lower part of the park along Bay Street with the upper level and future great lawn. All flatwork has been complete thorough the park: the Bay Street entrance, upper plazas and Bay Street  and Larkin...

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Posted on: April 28, 2021

Rossi Pool Project Update 4/28!

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Project progress is moving along well. Current construction activities include: 

  • Sitework/Landscaping – The site utility subcontractor is currently working on the side sewer scope from Arguello East towards the property.  
  • Structural Steel...
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Posted on: April 28, 2021

Lake Merced Boat Dock Replacement Update 4/28!

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Construction progress at the Lake Merced Boat Dock project is moving along well. Current ongoing work includes roadway paving, lighting installation, shipping container delivery and irrigation. See construction in progress below.

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Posted on: April 26, 2021

George Christopher Playground Reopening 4/29/21!

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The long-awaited date has been appointed! George Christopher Playground is scheduled to reopen to the public on Thursday, April 29th!

Our contractor put on the finishing touches this past month, installing benches, signs, and the drinking fountain, making ...

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Posted on: April 26, 2021

Middle Lake Rehabilitation Project Update 4/26!

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The design is progressing and the Middle Lake Rehabilitation project is moving forward! We anticipate construction drawings to be complete by the summer, to begin construction by fall of this year. Assuming no significant project delays, Middle Lake is st...

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Posted on: April 26, 2021

Juri Commons Construction Update 4/23!

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We’re excited to share that the pathways and walls are nearly complete, the play equipment is installed, planting has begun, and the space is starting to feel like a cohesive park! We hope to have Juri Commons open to the public by June so that the neighb...

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Posted on: April 26, 2021

Richmond Playground Project Update 4/26!!

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Design work on the Richmond Playground renovation is temporarily halted but we are hopeful that the project can resume shortly. This snag will likely push the project schedule back at least one month. Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to the ren...

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Posted on: April 23, 2021

Esprit park Project News 4/23/21!!

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Rec and Park staff will be presenting two related Accept and Expend resolutions to the Board of Supervisors Budget & Finance Subcommittee on Wednesday, April 28. This is part of the process for approving grants. This renovation was made possible thank...

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Posted on: April 20, 2021

Herz Playground Project Update 4/20!

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Hi everyone, Thank you so much for your support at the Recreation and Park Commission and for participating in all our community outreach for this project. The project’s concept design has been approved by our Commission. Now, the project team is working ...

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Posted on: April 20, 2021

Golden Gate Heights Playground Construction Update 4/20!

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Hi folks- The contractor is working on flatwork around the playground including pouring concrete and asphalt for the paths and picnic area. For questions please contact Project Manager, Alexis Ward, at alexis.ward@sfgov.org..

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Posted on: April 20, 2021

Herz Recreation Center Project Update 4/20!

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Hi all, Thank you to all the community members who helped make this project a reality! The concept design for the new Recreation Center was approved by our Rec Park Commission in March. The architecture and engineering team is now in detailed design and t...

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

Arts Commission Review and Design Coordination for Merced Heights Lawn Terrace Project!

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Following Rec and Park Commission of concept design in March, we are moving forward! The Arts Commission Civic Design Review Committee will be reviewing the project this Monday, April 19, under their “Small Project Review” category.

Members of the public w...

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

Gene Friend Rec Center Project Update 4/16/21!

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Dear Friends and Neighbors of the Gene Friend Rec Center,

As you have likely heard by now, Prop A passed in November, and the Health and Recovery General Obligation Bond is a go. We are expecting to have this bond funding for the Gene Friend Rec Center Pro...

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

Temporary Playground Closure Apr 26-27 and Donor Recognition Tile Installation Complete

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The West Portal Playground (Children’s Play Area Only) will be temporarily closed April 26 through sometime on April 27 as we do some safety surfacing repairs. The playground is being fenced to allow the surfacing repairs to cure properly. Please consider...

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

Bay View Playground Project Update 3/29/21

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The entire site has been graded and fence footing installed—so that the boundaries of the field (such as,… home plate, backstop foul lines etc) are easier to see. Notice the white (layout) lines throughout were replaced with pipe sleeves embedded into the...

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

Fillmore Turk Mini Park Project Update 3/29/21

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Target bid advertisement will be mid-Spring 2021. COVID has impacted the bid advertisement of the project, but it gives us additional time to tighten the construction documents to achieve better bid results.

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Posted on: March 29, 2021

Esprit Park Renovation Update MAR '21

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Now that the Rec and Park Commission has approved a final concept design, the team is working to build a detailed schedule and project plan.  Rec and Park is also transitioning project managers from Alexis Ward to Melinda Sullivan, who worked on ...

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Posted on: March 19, 2021

Merced heights Lower Lawn Project Update 3/19/21!

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The Recreation and Park Commission approved a concept design for the Merced Heights Playground Lower Lawn Terrace Renovation on March 18, 2021. Please see the final design here. You can view more background information in the staff report, as well as the ...

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Posted on: March 19, 2021

West Portal Playground Project Update 3/19/21!!

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We hope you are enjoying the recently renovated West Portal Playground! We have received some concerns about the functioning of the merry-go-round at the playground. Our contractor and subcontractors have visited the site to check the merry-go-round and w...

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Posted on: March 16, 2021

Golden Gate Heights Playground Construction Update 3/16!

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Hi folks- The playground equipment is installed and the contractor is working on grading the upper field and installing the new irrigation system. For questions please contact Project Manager, Alexis Ward, at alexis.ward@sfgov.org..

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Posted on: March 16, 2021

Herz Playground Project is Going Before the Commission for Approval!!

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Hi all, This Thursday, March 18th at 10am, we will be presenting the playground concept plan to the Rec Park Commission for approval. The Commission agenda and call-in information can be seen here. If you are not able to call-in to the meeting, you can em...

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Posted on: March 15, 2021

Merced Heights Lower Lawn Terrace Project Headed to Commission for Approval!

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Staff will be presenting the proposed concept design to the Full Recreation and Park Commission this week. Please find details below:

Full Recreation and Park Commission Hearing

Thursday, March 18, 10 am

Call in number for members of the public:

1.415.655.000...

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Posted on: March 12, 2021

Ocean Beach Climate Change Adaptation Project Update 3/11!

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There are two upcoming opportunities to provide public comment on this project.  We will be presenting the overall concept plan for this project for Civic Design Review of the San Francisco Arts Commission on Monday, March 15th at 2 pm. ...

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Posted on: March 9, 2021

Rossi Pool Project Update 3/9/21!

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Project progress is moving along well, despite some recent construction delays due to unforeseen site conditions. Current construction activities include: Exterior window and doors installation, interior tiling, epoxy flooring, painting. Pool and mechanic...

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Posted on: March 9, 2021

Garfield Pool Project Update 3/9/21!

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We are thrilled that the construction fencing is down, and the Garfield site is now open to the public. The Clubhouse and Community Center are scheduled to open in mid/late March for select activities, and the pool will remain closed per current SF Health...

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Posted on: March 8, 2021

POSTPONED - Stern Grove Virtual Community Meeting 3/25 at 5 pm!

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Join us for the second community meeting for the Stern Grove Playground Renovation Project. We invite you to share input and feedback on proposed playground design options. The playground is part of the Let’sPlaySF! Initiative, a partnership between the R...

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Posted on: March 1, 2021

Merced Heights Lower Lawn Terrace Project Update 3/1!

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We have received great input to help us finalize a proposed concept design for the Merced Heights Playground Lower Lawn Terrace Renovation Project, during an online community meeting on Thursday, February 18 with over 20 members of the public attending, a...

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Posted on: March 1, 2021

Construction in the final stretch at Shoreview Park (3/2/21)

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The project has experienced significant delays due to COVID-19, winter rain, and subcontractor scheduling challenges, but construction is over three quarters complete at Shoreview Park and there is a solid plan for finishing work in early spring.

Exciting ...

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Posted on: March 1, 2021

Plants, paths, sculptures, and turf installed at George Christopher

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The project suffered COVID-19, weather, and subcontractor scheduling delays around the turn of the year, still, construction has moved steadily forward at George Christopher Playground. Our contractor achieved an important milestone at the end of January:...

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

The Lisa and Douglas Goldman Tennis Center will open on March 3rd!

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Wednesday, March 3, 2021, the Lisa and Douglas Goldman Tennis Center will open to the public.  

Note that when the Tennis Center opens court reservations will be required for play due to COVID.

Check out the press release here: https://sfrecpark.or...

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

News about the Herz Projects!

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We are excited to share that Rec Park staff will be presenting the concept design for the Herz Playground Renovation and the concept design, grant acceptance and donor recognition plan for the Herz Playground Recreation Center to the Recreation and Park C...

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

Esprit park Project News 2/23!

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Hi everyone- At long last, we have an approved conceptual design for the project! Thank you so much to everyone who has participated in this project. The next phase will be focused on developing the construction documents. We will update this blog monthly...

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

Golden Gate Heights Playground Construction Update 2/23!

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Hi everyone! The playground equipment is being installed at Golden Gate Heights! Next week, the contractor will be moving the construction fencing back to enclose the upper field as they start grading the field. For questions please contact Project Manage...

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Posted on: February 22, 2021

India Basin Shoreline Park Meeting to Discuss the Playground 3/2/21!

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Join us for a virtual community meeting!

We need your feedback! The India Basin Project partners are looking for inspiration to design the new children’s play area at India Basin Shoreline Park. We want to hear from families, including children, about what...

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Posted on: February 18, 2021

Ocean Beach Climate Change Adaptation Project Update 2/18!

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Thank you to the 90+ community members who joined us for the December 2020 Virtual Community Meeting, and contributed comments and questions! 

Click  here for the 12/3/2020 Virtual Community Meeting Notes, including a summary of all quest...

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Posted on: February 18, 2021

Willie "Woo Woo" Wong Playground is Now Open!

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We’re excited to have opened the Willie “Woo Woo” Wong Playground on February 12, 2021 to help kick-off the Year of the Ox!  Thank you to everyone who made this renovation possible. We sincerely hope you enjoy this unique park as much as we do - ...

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Posted on: February 9, 2021

Juri Commons Construction Update 2/9!

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Juri Commons is moving forward in construction and hitting a good stride. The crew discovered some faulty utility infrastructure during demolition which caused some delays, which pushed our new anticipated completion date out to April of this year. We’re ...

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Posted on: February 9, 2021

Richmond playground Project Update 2/9!

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The concept design for Richmond Playground is complete! The concept has been granted all of the necessary approvals to move into the next phase, during which the design team will get into more detail on how exactly this amazing new playground will be buil...

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Posted on: February 9, 2021

Middle Lake Rehabilitation Project Update

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The Middle Lake Rehabilitation is moving forward! With 50% construction drawings now complete, we anticipate construction to begin this summer. Assuming no significant project delays, Middle Lake will be complete and open to the public by mid-2022.

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

Merced Heights Lower Lawn Terrace Project Community Meeting!

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Dear Community Member,

Thank you for your patience as some important preparations were made over the last several months since my last update to you.

I’m excited to report that we will be convening an online community meeting for 2 weeks from today:

Merced H...

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Posted on: January 29, 2021

Bayview Playground Project Update 1/29!

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With sadness we honor the namesake of this athletic field, K.C. Jones, who left us on December 25, 2020.

Jones played college basketball for the University of San Francisco Dons and led them to the 1955 and 1956 NCAA championships. He was also part of the ...

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Posted on: January 29, 2021

Complete the survey to refine the design of an all-ages play area in Buchanan Street Mall

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Thanks to everyone who participated in the Virtual Community Meeting on Tuesday, January 19th, and for your engagement and feedback to help refine the design. You can review the presentation slides here and meeting notes here.

 The Western Additio...

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Posted on: January 29, 2021

Fillmore Turk Mini Park Project Update 1/29/21

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We just received notice that the building permit has been approved! Our next step is to bid advertise again in February. The first bids received late last year were beyond our budget. So our team rolled up sleeves and tighten the construction documents to...

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Posted on: January 25, 2021

Construction almost complete at GGP Dog Training Area

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The work at the historic Golden Gate Park Dog Training Area is SO CLOSE to being finished… and many humans and dogs are eager to return!

Please be patient with our contractor. Some final items, important to user safety and the effectiveness of long term ma...

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Posted on: January 25, 2021

Stern Grove Virtual Community Meeting 2/18 at 5 pm!

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We hope you can join us for the first of many virtual meetings to discuss the renovation of the playground at Stern Grove. The playground is part of the Let’sPlaySF! Initiative, a partnership between the Recreation and Park Department and the San Francisc...

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

Golden Gate Heights Playground Project Update 1/22/21

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Hi everyone! Construction is continuing at Golden Gate Heights. The contractor is currently working on the footings for the playground equipment.  For questions please contact Project Manager, Alexis Ward, at alexis.ward@sfgov.org.

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

Esprit park Project Update 1/22!

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Hi folks- We have exciting news! We will be presenting a concept plan for approval at the Rec Park Commission in February! Thank you everyone who has participated in our many meetings, discussions, and our most recent online survey about this park renovat...

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

Herz Playground Project Update 1/22!

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Hi everyone, We are very close to finalizing our concept plan based on feedback from the Historic Preservation team at the Planning Department. We will be sharing the concept plan on our website and we are planning to present it to the Rec Park Commission...

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Posted on: January 20, 2021

Herz Rec Center Virtual Community Meeting 2/3/21

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SF Rec & Park, Mercy Housing and Related CA are pleased to share the final concept plan for the Herz Recreation Center Project (com-munity gym).The discussion will include a presentation about including public art at the site and we will be sharing op...

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Posted on: January 19, 2021

Stern Grove Playground Survey is Now Closed Thank you!

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The Stern Grove Playground Community Survey is now open!

 

The San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department (RPD) is pleased to kick-off the Stern Grove Playground Renovation Project. The play area at Stern Grove is about to undergo a renovation, ...

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Posted on: January 19, 2021

Virtual Meeting and Survey to Refine the Design for Buchanan Street Mall

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The Western Addition community has been driving a new vision for Buchanan Mall since 2014. A Vision Plan was published in March 2017 and the conceptual design for all five blocks was approved in April 2020. With the passing of the Health and Recovery Bond...

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Posted on: January 14, 2021

Willie "Woo Woo" Wong is Almost Complete!

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We are very close to finishing construction and opening the park again! The pagoda has a fresh coat of paint, the clubhouse’s wood bleachers are sparkling, and the hummingbirds are loving the new plants. There are only minor details left to complete and t...

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Posted on: December 29, 2020

GGP Dog Training Area December Update

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The historic Dog Training Area is very close to completion, however project opening has been delayed until late January. We have had some December delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the timelines for additional improvements that will support the ease...

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Posted on: December 28, 2020

Golden Gate Park Tennis Center December Update

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The Tennis Center is making great progress towards completion in early 2021. The courts are now fully color coated, fences are installed, and planting is nearing completion. Flat work at the Nancy Pelosi Drive entrance and along the west side of the clubh...

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Posted on: December 24, 2020

Bay View Playground Renovation Holiday Update

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The park is beginning to take shape as some of the boundaries are being set. Construction excavation continues with foundation installation and a few deep pits. See the recent images below.  Can you tell which amenity it is?

On behalf of Recreatio...

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Posted on: December 23, 2020

Golden Gate Heights Update Dec '20

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Hi folks- The contractor will be working on the retaining wall on the north side of the playground. Then, they will be laying out the play equipment.  For questions please contact Project Manager, Alexis Ward, at alexis.ward@sfgov.org.&a...

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Posted on: December 23, 2020

Esprit Park Renovation Update Dec '20

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Hi everyone- Thank you to those who attended our virtual community meeting! We are currently conducting an online survey for the project. The survey will close on December 28th. Click here to access the survey. If you would like to be on the proj...

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Posted on: December 23, 2020

Herz Playground Project Update Dec '20

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Hi everyone, We are working with the Historic Preservation team at the Planning Department to review the playground design. Once this is complete, we will present the design to the Rec Park Commission for approval and then begin construction documents. To...

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Posted on: December 23, 2020

Herz Recreation Center Project Update Dec '20

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Hi folks- We are thrilled that Prop A passed! This will provide $10 million of funding towards this project. We are planning to return to the community early in 2021 for a final virtual community meeting to share the design. For questions please email Pro...

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Posted on: December 22, 2020

Francisco Park Construction Update DEC '20

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Construction at Francisco Park continues to move along smoothly.  The elevated pathway structure has been painted and the crew is starting to install the boardwalk.  Form work for the concrete at the Bay Street entrance is installed and ...

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Posted on: December 3, 2020

West Portal Playground: Update on Temporary Closure of Children’s Play Area This Week

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The West Portal Playground (Children’s Play Area Only) was temporarily closed today (Thursday, December 3) for some work on the perimeter fencing.

 

The playground will re-open by 5 pm today.  Contractor staff will be on site on Friday, De...

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Posted on: December 2, 2020

West Portal Playground: Temporary Closure of Children’s Play Area This Week

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The West Portal Playground (Children’s Play Area Only) will be temporarily closed this week as we do some work on the perimeter fencing. Please consider using this alternative playground: Larsen Playground (850 Vicente St) 

 

The playgroun...

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

Margaret Hayward Project Update 11/18!

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The tennis courts reopened early November, ahead of schedule .

During the park renovation, the tennis courts received an entirely new southern edge: a new foundation, new drainage and new fencing, new gate and accessible path to the rest of the park, new d...

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

Please Join us for Virtual Community Meeting on Upcoming Ocean Beach Project

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Please join the City’s multi-agency virtual community meeting to learn more about the proposed South Ocean Beach Multi-Use Trail Project!

Together with the SF Public Utility Commission, this proposed Recreation and Parks project will replace the Great High...

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

McLaren Trails - Native Plant Garden meeting this evening and pathway work upcoming

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Parks Alliance is hosting a virtual meeting this evening at 6pm to review the scope of a Native Plant Garden, just south of the Leland community garden and adjacent to the proposed new trail along Visitacion Avenue.

Growing Outdoors and Learning (...

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Posted on: November 12, 2020

Francisco Park Construction Update 11/12!

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Recent construction activities at Francisco Park include install of the footings and piers for the elevated walkway, flat work on pathways around the main lawn, and construction of the new Maria Manetti Shrem Community Garden (click here to enter...

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Posted on: November 12, 2020

Construction wrapping up at the GGP Dog Training Area!

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We are in the final phases of construction at the historic Golden Gate Park Dog Training Area. All of the site grading and drainage is completed, as is the electrical work to connect the irrigation timer to power source at the Senior Center. The large and...

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Posted on: November 10, 2020

McLaren Group Picnic Area and Playground Project Update 11/10!

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We will be removing two additional trees that are on the path south of the playground. These trees have been recommended for removal by an independent arborist. The trees will be re-planted at a 2:1 ratio. Let us know if you have any questions! Alexis.war...

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Posted on: November 6, 2020

George Christopher schedule update 11/5!

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The ball field fence repairs are complete and look fantastic! Construction in the playground area continues with the lower planting areas and wood stepper borders almost complete and final concrete “riverbed” and curbs soon to be poured.

 The cont...

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Posted on: November 5, 2020

Bay View Playground Renovation, update 11/02!

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Demolition is in full force as most of the structures have been removed….clearing the path for new work….See the current photos.

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Posted on: November 4, 2020

Golden Gate Park Tennis Center Project Update 11/4!

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We are very excited to announce that the Tennis Center is nearing completion. Check out this great article with more details, by clicking here.

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Posted on: November 4, 2020

Check out the Discussion on South Ocean Beach Project with SPUR

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Thanks for your interest in the project. This panel discussion will give you more information, click here to read more and view.

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Posted on: October 29, 2020

Golden Gate Heights Playground Construction Update 10/29!

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Hi everyone- The construction fences are going up at Golden Gate Heights. The playground and picnic area are currently fenced off. Later in the project, the upper lawn will be fenced as well. The first step will be removing four trees and installing a new...

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Posted on: October 29, 2020

Golden Gate Park Golf Clubhouse Project Update 10/29!

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Planning and Design for the Golden Gate Park Golf Clubhouse Project is moving along nicely and  the design team is working hard to complete the construction documentation. We intend to put the project out to bid in early 2021. 

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Posted on: October 29, 2020

Herz Playground Project Update 10/29!

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Thank you so much to those who joined us for our final community meeting. To see the presentation please see our project webpage under Documents & Materials tab or click here. We also passed an important milestone, which was presenting the project to ...

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Posted on: October 29, 2020

Herz Recreation Center Project Update 10/29!

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Hi everyone- We have been busy working with the project architects to develop the technical side of the design and begin the various regulatory reviews. We hope to return to the community soon for a final virtual community meeting to review the concept de...

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Posted on: October 29, 2020

Rossi Pool Project Update 10/28!

Capital Project Update

Much progress has been made over the past couple months on the utilities, sitework and interiors. Highlights include formwork for the new North Stairs, Mechanical Enclosure steel columns, and Boiler System connections in the basement.

On the interiors, wal...

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Posted on: October 29, 2020

Esprit park Project Update 10/29!

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Hi everyone - We are getting organized for a virtual community workshop. Stay tuned for an announcement on the date/time. If you would like to be on the project contact list, please send an email to Project Manager, Alexis Ward, at alexis.ward@sfgov.org.

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Posted on: October 29, 2020

McLaren Park Redwood Grove Playground is Open for Play!!!

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Hi everyone- We are officially open for play! Woohooo! Please continue to adhere to posted signage and local health orders. Once the picnic site is available for permitting, it will be available to reserve on our website. https://sfrecpark.org/426/Picnic-...

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Posted on: October 29, 2020

Jackson Playground Planning Update 10/29!

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The project team is working on developing an overall project budget and securing agency approvals. We will re-engage with the community in the coming months to get additional input on the design of the building and park improvements. Send your questions a...

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Posted on: October 27, 2020

Garfield pool Renovation Update 10/27!

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The major construction activities have been completed and we are near the finish line on this much anticipated addition to the neighborhood! The Design and Construction teams have been working hard, and much progress has been made over the past couple of ...

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Posted on: October 22, 2020

Margaret Hayward Project Update 10/20!

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We still have many utility inspections to go; however, to round off the Margaret S. Hayward Playground Renovation, tennis courts will be CLOSED for resurfacing from10/26 through mid-November 2020.

 Over the last two years, tennis courts r...

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Posted on: October 14, 2020

Jerry Garcia Amp - Construction Slated to Begin November 2020!

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The project has been advertised and we plan to award the contract this month, with construction to start in November. We intend to phase the work as much as possible to allow access to the overall amphitheater area during construction.

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Posted on: October 14, 2020

Children’s Play Area Now Open at West Portal Playground!

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The contractor has a few minor items remaining, including some work around the playground fencing. This may require closure of the children’s play area for 1-2 days, which we’re targeting for the last week in October. Thanks for your patience as parts com...

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Posted on: October 13, 2020

We are excited to report that Bay View Playground Renovation has started - 10/13!

Capital Project Update

Construction fences were installed last week to prepare for demolition next week. The long-awaited renovation features a new ballfield, new playground, fitness equipment, new lawn for gathering and accessible pathways throughout the park. 

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Posted on: October 13, 2020

Fillmore/Turk Mini Park Project Update 10/13!

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So much to report!

Building permit application was submitted to DBI this week. Bid advertisement target will be late October/early November. 

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Posted on: October 13, 2020

George Christopher play equipment installed, fence work underway, and planting!

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The play equipment is now installed at George Christopher! As are most of the new light posts. The project has really taken shape over the last month, as you can see from the photos. You’ll see people repainting the posts and installing new chain link at ...

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Posted on: October 13, 2020

Sergeant John Macaulay Playground ready for opening!

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The site is getting final touches to be ready for opening. The community can look forward to a brand-new site, including new swings, a ship-themed play structure, new plantings, seating and art throughout! Thank you to all who have participated in the dev...

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Posted on: October 13, 2020

Portsmouth Square Schematic Design Complete! (10/13)

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The project has reached an important milestone as schematic design wraps up. The team has maintained all aspects from the concept design while integrating much more technical information into the project, as well as meeting with various committees and reg...

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Posted on: October 9, 2020

Gene Friend Rec Project Update 10/9!

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Gene Friend Recreation Center has been included as a project that would receive funding through the Health and Recovery General Obligation Bond, which is included on the November 2020 ballot. For more information, please click here. The project team is cu...

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Posted on: October 9, 2020

Geneva Powerhouse Project Update 10/9!

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We are excited to announce that our tenant, the Performing Arts Workshop, is in the process of moving into the Powerhouse. The site is also being considered for the City’s learning hubs program. Thank you to our project architect, Aidlin Darling Design, a...

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Posted on: October 9, 2020

Merced Heights Playground Lower Lawn Terrace Project Update 10/9!

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A community meeting was held in November 2019 to review preliminary designs for a transformation of the lowest terrace of Merced Heights Playground. A second community meeting was planned for March 2020 but was cancelled due to the onset of COVID 19 virus...

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Posted on: October 9, 2020

Merced Heights Lower Lawn Terrace Project Update 10/9!

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A community meeting was held in November 2019 to review preliminary designs for a transformation of the lowest terrace of Merced Heights Playground. A second community meeting was planned for March 2020 but was cancelled due to the onset of COVID 19 virus...

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Posted on: October 9, 2020

West Portal Playground Project Update 10/8!

Capital Project Update

The restored field, as well as the nature exploration area, picnic area, and clubhouse restrooms, are now open (as of September 17)!  The children’s play area will be opened to the public pending confirmation with public health officials (anticip...

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

Ocean Beach Climate Adaptation Project Update 10/7!

Capital Project Update

Planning and design is ongoing for this project and we are planning on holding a community meeting in December.

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

Visitacion Avenue Crossing Project Update 10/7!

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We are awaiting bid results for this project and hope to be in construction by the end of the year.

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

Francisco Park Construction Update 10/7!

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Francisco Park construction is moving along at a rapid pace while the contractor continues to carefully adhere to the City’s required COVID-19 health and safety guidelines for construction sites. As you can see in the photos, the above ground work is real...

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

Buena Vista Park Needs Assessment and Cost Estimate Update 10/7!

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A presentation of the Needs Assessment and Cost Estimate report was made to the Rec Park Commission in October.

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

Golden Gate Park Stanyan Edge Project Update 10/7!

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Hello Park Advocates, 

Wanted to give a quick update on the this project. As mentioned in our last post, the contractor will be working on a few outstanding improvement items. This includes adding chains between all the new bollards, minor irrigat...

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

Golden Gate Park Tennis Center Project Update 10/7!

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The Tennis Center construction continues to move forward with finishes and technology in the building and site work on the exterior that shows what the facility will look like when it is complete. The contractor has been busy with finishes inside the buil...

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Posted on: October 5, 2020

Bay View Playground Construction is just about to start!

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The perimeter fences were installed last week and pre construction preparations are in place for demolition. Stay tuned for the start of this transformation.

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Posted on: October 5, 2020

Margaret Hayward Project Update 10/5!

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The construction completion getting closer, but not quite ready yet…..inspections are half way through and systems testing starts next week.

See the finishing touches in these photos that speak for themselves…..

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Posted on: October 2, 2020

Herz Playground Project Final Community Meeting!

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Since we cannot meet in person, join us virtually via Zoom. Please help us spread the word that there will be Chinese and Spanish translation available.

Time: Oct 13, 2020 06:30 PM 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://sfrpd.zoom.us/j/98363855194

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Posted on: September 21, 2020

Middle Lake Design Pushing Forward 9/21!

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The talented design team for the Middle Lake Rehabilitation is nearing completion of the 50% design phase. This will include detailed information about planting, layout and the inner workings of this artificial wetland system. As we narrow in on a complet...

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Posted on: September 21, 2020

Juri Commons Construction continues 9/21!

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Demolition is nearing completion and the Juri Commons Renovation is underway. During the course of site demolition several faulty utilities were discovered, and although replacing them will add some weeks to the overall schedule we are still hoping to hav...

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Posted on: September 21, 2020

Richmond Playground Concept Design Moving Forward 9/21!

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Thank you so much to all who attended the third and final community workshop and to all who have contributed feedback along the way. On August 13th we held a final community workshop to celebrate and gather feedback on the final concept design for Richmon...

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Posted on: September 18, 2020

McLaren Group Picnic Area and Playground Project Update 9/18!

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Hi folks- We have completed installing the new table tops and barbecues. We are currently wrapping up the landscaping and irrigation near the restroom. The final step will be to get sign off on our building permit. Once this is done and when local health ...

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Posted on: September 18, 2020

Willie "Woo Woo" Wong Playground Update 9/18!

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The Willie “Woo Woo” Wong project is quickly approaching completion! Here are a few recent photographs from the site. If you are in the neighborhood, peek through the windows on Waverly to see inside the clubhouse, the beautiful new mural, and all the way...

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Posted on: September 18, 2020

Golden Gate Heights Playground Construction Has Begun!

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Hi folks- Construction has officially begun on the project! The contractor will start with paperwork. The fences will go up on-site in October. As a reminder, the upper field and playground will be closed to the public during construction. For questions p...

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Posted on: September 18, 2020

Herz Recreation Center Project Update 9/18!

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Hi folks- The project team has been working to incorporate all the community feedback that we heard this summer. We hope to organize a final community meeting this Fall. For questions please contact Project Manager, Alexis Ward, at alexis.ward@sfgov.org.

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Posted on: September 18, 2020

Esprit park Project Update 9/18!

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Hi all- We are planning for additional community outreach this Fall. If you would like to be on the project contact list, please send an email to Project Manager, Alexis Ward, at alexis.ward@sfgov.org. Current project graphics are available under the Docu...

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Posted on: September 18, 2020

Construction is Completed for the Stanyan Street Edge of Golden Gate Park!

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Hello,

If you haven’t noticed yet, all the construction fencing has been removed on the project that the public should have full access to the east edge of the park. Over the next couple of weeks, you will most likely see small construction crews completin...

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Posted on: September 18, 2020

Herz Playground Project Update 9/18!

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Hi all- Our project designers have been updating the playground design to reflect the survey results on the play equipment. We are also starting to plan a virtual community workshop for October. To receive notifications about the meeting please e-mail Pro...

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Posted on: August 21, 2020

Guy Place Project Update 8/21!

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Hi all- This will be our last blog update for the project. The park is open and we hope you all are enjoying it! We are wrapping up a small amount of finishing touches on-site and we are completing all the paperwork to official close the project. Thanks a...

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Posted on: August 21, 2020

George Christopher Playground project Update 8/21!

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Cheers George Christopher Community,

There has been tremendous progress on George Christopher Playground Renovation this summer. The irrigation mainline piping has been installed, the concrete and CMU walls around the plaza and ramp area are almost complet...

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Posted on: August 21, 2020

Golden Gate Heights Construction Starting Soon!

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Hi everyone- We are getting close to the official start of construction! We will notify neighbors prior to the construction fences going up. We recently posted four trees nearly the park entrance that will be removed due to their condition. We will be rep...

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Posted on: August 21, 2020

Herz Rec Center Project Update 8/21!

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Hi everyone! Thanks to those who participated in our focus group meetings. We have uploaded the presentation on our website under the Documents tab. The next step is for the project team to continue work on the design of the building and park. We will ret...

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Posted on: August 21, 2020

McLaren Group Picnic Area and Playground Project Update 8/21!

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Hi all- We are close to wrapping up work at the new Redwood Grove Playground! Our next step is replacing the table tops and benches and a small amount landscaping near the restroom. We hope to open soon if local health orders permit us. For questions plea...

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Posted on: August 21, 2020

Herz Playground Project Update 8/21!

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Hi all- Thank you so much to everyone who participated in our online survey! We had a great response with over 150+ respondents. The Parks Alliance will be helping to raffle off the Safeway gift card to one lucky participant! The next step will be for the...

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Posted on: August 21, 2020

Esprit Park Project Update 8/21!

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Hi all- We are working on details for additional community outreach in the next few weeks. Once we have finalized our plans we will share them here and send out updates to everyone on our project contact list. If you would like to be included, please send...

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Posted on: August 19, 2020

Bay View Playground Renovation Pre-Construction Preparations

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The awarded contractor is in the final stages of certification (meaning the back ground check and paperwork has been completed) and we are expected to give them the go ahead “notice to proceed” with construction next month!

In preparation, we are clarifyin...

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Posted on: August 10, 2020

Buena Vista Community Meeting 6/2/20 Notes and Presentation

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Thank you to the 80 community members who stepped into the unknown with the Project Team for our June virtual community meeting! Thanks for your comments and questions and for bearing with us as we worked with the new technology.

Click here for the 6/2/20 ...

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Posted on: August 6, 2020

Jackson Playground Meeting Follow-Up

Capital Project Update

Thank you for joining us for the Virtual Meeting and for your patience as we navigate this new medium. We appreciate you taking the time to participate.

If you would like to listen to the meeting please click here and be sure to use this password 1Q+=@4e7....

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Posted on: August 6, 2020

Juri Commons Construction is Underway!

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We have broken ground! Renovation of Juri Commons Park is underway and major demolition activities are nearly complete. Notice to Proceed was received on the 14th of July and we expect six months of construction after which this wonderful new park will be...

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Posted on: August 6, 2020

Join us to discuss the final concept design for Richmond Playground!

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Please join us for a final community meeting to celebrate and discuss the final concept design for the upcoming renovation of the play area at Richmond Playground. This virtual meeting will be the final of three community events hosted by SF Rec and Parks...

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

Margaret Hayward Project Update 7/31!

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The construction continues revealing the vision and beauty of this park! See the recent photos.

The building is enclosed! The interior furnishings have arrived and interior detailing truly expresses warmth of the wood, durability of concrete and steel, cla...

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Posted on: July 29, 2020

Buena Vista Park Needs Assessment and Cost Analysis Final Report is Published!

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Thanks to the community and the project team, we are proud to present the Buena Vista Park Needs Assessment and Cost Analysis Final Report and Appendix. This was a tremendous effort and we are pleased with the comprehensive fina...

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Posted on: July 27, 2020

Golden Gate Heights Playground Project - Construction Starting Soon!

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Hi all-

The contracts are getting signed and we are looking forward to starting construction very soon! As soon as we know when the construction fences will be installed, we will update this page. Thank you to all the community members who helped make this...

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Posted on: July 27, 2020

Guy Place Mini Park is Officially Open!

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Hi everyone- We are officially open! Thank you to all the community members and City staff that have helped make this project a reality! We hope you can get out and enjoy the park.

Thank you and take care!

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Posted on: July 27, 2020

McLaren Group Picnic and Playground Project Update 7/27!

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Hi everyone- We are continuing to finalize the entrance area at the new playground and restroom. Our next step will be replacing all the table tops and benches on the picnic tables. We are hoping to wrap up in August. Send questions to Project Manager, Al...

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Posted on: July 27, 2020

Herz Rec Center Project Update 7/27!

Capital Project Update

Hi all- Thank you so much to those who participated in our virtual community meeting! We will be uploading the design presentation and meeting notes next week. Our next step is to conduct focus groups. If you would like to included or have a suggestion fo...

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Posted on: July 27, 2020

Herz Playground Project Survey Still Open!

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Hi everyone- We have had a great response to our survey and we are going to keep it open a little longer to make sure all neighbors have a chance to participate!

Click here to take the survey in English: Herz Survey

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Posted on: July 24, 2020

Esprit Park Project Update 7/24!

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Hi Everyone,

We had a meeting of the Esprit Park Advisory Group and associated meeting materials are available under the Documents & Materials Link on our website. The meeting was also recorded and is available by clicking here (Access Password is: EBa...

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Posted on: July 23, 2020

Garfield Pool Project Update 7/22!

Capital Project Update

Much progress has been made over the past couple months on the utility and sitework, including concrete curbs, walls, paving and ramps, regrading, as well as installation of irrigation systems, water service, PG&E power, and gas service. The multi-pur...

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Posted on: July 21, 2020

Esprit Community Advisory Group Meeting 7/23/2020!

Capital Project Update

The next ECAG meeting will take place on Thursday, July 23 from 3-4:30. If you would like to attend please RSVP here: https://tinyurl.com/ECAG723.

RSVP is encouraged but not required. Thank you! Send question to Alexis.Ward@sfgov.org.

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Posted on: July 10, 2020

Herz Recreation Center Virtual Community Meeting 7/18!

Capital Project Update

Hi everyone-

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting a virtual community workshop in partnership with Mercy Housing and Related CA. The meeting will be held on Saturday, July 18 from 11am-12pm on zoom. We will be updating the community on the cu...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Golden Gate Heights Project is about to start Construction!

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Hi folks-

We have great news to share! Yesterday, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Commission approved the construction contract award for the Golden Gate Heights Playground and Field Renovation Project!

The next step is for the contract and other pape...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

McLaren Group Picnic and Playground Project Update 6/25!

Capital Project Update

Hi everyone, the construction team has been working hard at McLaren. The playground work is nearly complete and the restroom was installed yesterday!!For questions contact, Alexis Ward, at alexis.ward@sfgov.org.

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Take a Brief Survey to Help Us with the Herz Playground Renovation!

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Hi everyone-

During these times of civil unrest, we hope that parks can provide essential spaces for gathering, recreating and connecting to nature. We would like to hear from you, the community in Visitacion Valley and Sunnydale, to make sure we are build...

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Posted on: June 15, 2020

GGP Dog Training Area: Construction Underway!

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Construction is underway at the Golden Gate Park Dog Training Area!

Our contractor has quickly demolished the existing fencing and scraped away the top surface of sand, removed the asphalt parking lot, and removed stumps from last fall’s tree removals. Exi...

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Posted on: June 15, 2020

George Christopher Update: Construction Moving Quickly

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Construction is moving apace at George Christopher! The focus of late has been shaping the various walls for the new plaza, planters, and ramps between the clubhouse and the playgrounds. You can see how the removal of several courses of concrete masonry u...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

GGP Tennis Center Construction Update June 2020

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The Tennis Center construction is moving along on schedule and despite some delays due to COVID-19 the Tennis Center is still on track for a late fall opening. 

The contractor has completed all behind the walls and ceiling utility infrastructure a...

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Posted on: June 8, 2020

Esprit Park Project Update June 2020

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Hi everyone-

The project team is scheduling the next ECAG meeting and broad community outreach will follow. Anyone that would like to receive project specific updates should email Project Manager, Alexis Ward, at alexis.ward@sfgov.org. Thank you a...

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Posted on: June 8, 2020

Margaret Hayward Project Update June 2020

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Exciting progress! The athletic field and playground are 95% completed, the building is 85% completed, and the entrances and plaza are 75% completed. Once utilities are installed, connected and tested…the finishing touches will seal the deal!

We are thrill...

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Posted on: June 3, 2020

Follow Up from 5/20/20 Virtual Community Meeting

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Thank you to the 40 community members who stepped into the unknown with the Project Team for Rec and Parks first virtual community meeting! Thanks for your comments and questions and for bearing with us as we worked with the new technology.

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

Merced Heights Project Update 5/28!

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Merced Heights Playground Renovation scope of work includes a new children’s play area, upgrades to the clubhouse restrooms and utility/mechanical room for code requirements and accessibility compliance, clubhouse exterior painting, sport courts new light...

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

Shoreview Park Project Update 5/28!

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The $1,784,000 contract awarded to JDB & Sons Construction for Shoreview Park Renovation Project started construction on November 18, 2019 and is currently 45% complete. The original substantial completion date of June 14, 2020 is extended to October ...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Herz Playground Project Update 5/22

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Hi everyone-

We are putting finishing touches on our playground survey and getting it translated into multiple languages.

Check back soon for a link to the survey or email Project Manager, Alexis Ward, at alexis.ward@sfgov.org to receive project updates.

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Golden Gate Heights Playground Project Update 5/22!

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Hi everyone-

We are moving forward with awarding the construction contract on the project next month! We will be presenting the project to the Recreation and Park Department Commission, Capital Committee on June 3rd for contract award. Construction is plan...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Guy Place Project Update 5/22!

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Hi everyone-

The contractor on Guy Place Mini Park has been busy finalizing details on-site such as installing wire mesh around the columns and installing planter railings. Work will be complete very soon and we appreciate everyone’s support and patience w...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Esprit Park Project Update 5/22

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Hi all- The project team is completing the design updates and we are looking forward to sharing them with the community this summer. For any questions please contact project manager, Alexis Ward, at alexis.ward@sfgov.org. Take care!

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Herz Recreation Center Project Update!

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Hi all! The Herz Recreation Center Project has been placed on the 2020 Health & Recovery Bond. The project team will be continuing to develop the design in the coming months and we are looking forward to connecting with community members to get their ...

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

Buena Vista Park Needs Assessment and Cost Analysis Virtual Meeting #3

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With current social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Rec and Park is continuing community engagement virtually. Please join us online for a presentation and question and answer forum for the third and final community meeting for the Buena Vista Pa...

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Posted on: May 20, 2020

McLaren Trails Virtual Community Meeting TODAY 4pm

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The next community meeting for the McLaren Trails Priority Improvements Project will be online TODAY at 4pm.

Please follow this link to join: https://bit.ly/mclarentrailsvirtualevent1

Please note that the meeting is accessible in Spanish, Traditional Chines...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

Francisco Park construction has restarted!

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Francisco Park construction has restarted after being paused under the City’s shelter-in-place order. The contractor is adhering to the City’s required COVID-19 health and safety guidelines as they are getting back up and running. The contractor is contin...

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

Garfield Pool Project Update 5/13!

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Construction has continued through Shelter In Place, albeit at a reduced pace. The glass installation is nearly complete, of which the art-glass mural is now completely installed on the west face of the pool building (photos enclosed). The sitework around...

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

Golden Gate Park Tennis Center Construction Update 5/13!

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The Tennis Center construction team continues to move forward with construction as they adhere to all safety protocols for workers during COVID-19 shelter in place. This is great news for the construction schedule and opening the courts this fall.

The boar...

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Posted on: May 12, 2020

Construction continues on Stanyan Edge Project

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Hello Park Advocates,

After a months long pause on our project, we have finally given the green light for the contractor to begin work again. Over the next 4-6 weeks you will the contractor wrapping up work in the Oak Woodland, Haight Street and Page Stree...

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Posted on: May 6, 2020

West Portal Playground Project is Nearing Completion!

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We are excited to report that the renovation of the West Portal Playground is nearing completion. Please stay tuned as we work to figure out what that means while we are still under Stay at Home public health directive. Here are some specifics:

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Posted on: May 4, 2020

George Christopher Playground Construction to Resume after Pause for COVID-19 Social Distancing

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I hope you are well and finding opportunities to connect with nature and virtually connect with community during this time of sheltering in place.

Construction proceeded off and on through the winter and early spring, when COVID 19 public health orders put...

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Posted on: May 4, 2020

Conceptual Design Process Continues for McLaren Trails Priority Projects

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I hope you are well and finding opportunities to connect with nature and virtually connect with community during this time of sheltering in place.

I’m posting this blog with immense gratitude for our urban parks: the home these lands provide for myriad spe...

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Posted on: May 4, 2020

Geneva Car Barn Phase I construction is nearly complete!

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We are happy to report that construction has reached substantial completion as of April 15, 2020. The project is expected to reach final completion by the second half of June; however, a couple items have been impacted by the COVID-19 situation so please ...

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Posted on: May 4, 2020

Bay View Playground Renovation – Bid/Award Update

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Four bids were opened on April 15, 2020 after an extended bid advertisement. The result will be presented at the Recreation and Park Commission -Capital Committee with recommendation for award on May 6, 2020, 2PM.

The Capital Committee will be a ‘phone in’...

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Posted on: May 4, 2020

Construction at the Golden Gate Park Dog Training Area Starting Soon!

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I hope you are well and finding opportunities to connect with nature and virtually connect with community during this time of sheltering in place.

It’s been a whirlwind since taking over Golden Gate Park Dog Training Area project from previous Project Mana...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

Guy Place Project Update 5/1!

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Please see the photograph of the artist fence and the metal columns that have been installed at Guy Place Mini Park. For questions please contact Project Manager, Alexis Ward, alexis.ward@sfgov.org.

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

Margaret Hayward Project Update 5/1!

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Warm weather has arrived an allowed us to keep moving. Check out the real progress.

Looking sharp….50% of the glass is in!

Public restroom is almost completely sealed

From the bleachers, “Play Ball!....well, not quite, but almost.

These tiers will showcase pl...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

Willie "Woo Woo" Wong Play Equipment Installed!

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The custom play equipment has been installed and looks incredible.  We hope you enjoy these "sneak peeks" of the future children’s play area.

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Posted on: April 17, 2020

Golden Gate Heights Playground Project Update April 17

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Hi all, we are continuing to work closely with the Public Works Contract Administration team to review the contractors’ bids and qualifications. We are hoping to award the contract at the Rec & Park Commission in the coming months and start work on-si...

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Posted on: April 17, 2020

McLaren Group Picnic Area Playground and Restroom Update 4/17

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The updated Shelter-in-Place Order has place additional restrictions on construction projects and we are required to pause work on-site at this time.

We are getting close to the end of construction and we are looking forward to resuming once it is safe to ...

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Posted on: April 17, 2020

Bernal Trails Construction Update 4/17

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Construction work activities at Bernal Heights have been suspended through the duration of the Shelter in Place order.  Fortunately, all trails are now open and while there is still some finishing work to do, we expect it to be wrapped up within ...

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Posted on: April 17, 2020

Willie “Woo Woo” Wong Playground – Play Equipment Delivery

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The playground construction is continuing, with an exciting feature arriving next week – the custom play equipment! Here’s a sneak peak of the equipment being loaded onto the delivery truck.

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Posted on: April 17, 2020

Esprit Park Project Update 4/17

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Hi everyone- The project is team is developing a plan for continuing community engagement digitally. We are looking forward to reaching out to the community soon with updates on the design and the outreach process. Please send an email with any questions ...

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Posted on: April 17, 2020

Herz Playground Project Update 4/17

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Hi all- The project team is has developed three different options for the large play structures. We will be presenting this information to the community in an online survey, which we will share in the coming weeks. To receive notifications about upcoming ...

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Posted on: April 14, 2020

Francisco Park COVID-19 Project Update

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COVID-19 UPDATE:

In consultation with the City’s health officer and the City Administrator, on-going projects were evaluated, and a determination was made on each of our current construction projects based on criteria described within the most recent healt...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Sergeant J Macaulay Park Construction is Nearing Completion!

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Sergeant J Macaulay Park is getting the final touches as we look towards the end of construction. If you’ve passed by recently, you will have noticed the bright red, ship-inspired playset that adorns the corner of the park. Within the past week, and looki...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Japantown Peace Plaza Project Update 3/31!

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You may have seen some scaffolding erected around the pagoda over the last month. This is one part of a larger seismic study we are conducting for the Pagoda. This is an important step to take to ensure public safety as we plan for future improvements to ...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Lake Merced Project Update 3/31!

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Over the last month, we removed and pruned approximately 120 trees and trimmed overgrown shrubs primarily around the northern portions of the Lake to make for a safer pedestrian environment and provision for future improvements. To answer some questions f...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Portsmouth Square Project Update 3/31!

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We are excited to move towards our next phase for the Portsmouth Square improvement project! Over the last month, our design team began working on the schematic design phase. They are working to integrate the community’s feedback to ensure we provide a su...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Margaret Hayward Playground Renovation Update 3/26!

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The building’s ceiling sprinkler system is being installed in this photo.

The small field got turf this week! See the cork ballast being installed.

The large field, one city block in size, has almost completed the irrigation system; see photo.

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Golden Gate Heights Playground Project Update March 26

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Hi everyone- We have an exciting update on the Golden Gate Heights Playground & Renovation Project. Earlier this month, we received 5 bids from prospective contractors, and many of the bids were within budget! Thank you so much to those of you who hav...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Bernal Heights Trail Construction Nearing Completion!

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Construction work on the Bernal Trails Project is ongoing and nearing completion.  We expect to have all the newly restored trails open by early April. 

The only trail that currently has a detour is on the eastern end where the completion...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

McLaren Park Group Picnic and Playground Construction Update 3/24

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Hi all,  work on public projects such as this one is continuing at this time. The contractor has recently installed the sod and completed installing utilities for the new restroom along John F. Shelley Drive. The focus will mostly be on restroom ...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Esprit Park Project Update

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Hi everyone-

The project team has been updating the project design based on feedback from the community workshop. We are also re-grouping to determine if it is possible to continue outreach digitally during this time. Please send an email with any question...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Guy Place Construction Update

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Hi all-

Work on public projects such as Guy Place will continue at this time. The contractor has been focusing on installing the pavers and cobbles at the site.

We hope everyone is safe and healthy.

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

Margaret Hayward Playground is Taking Shape!

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Roof is on and sealed! The building mass takes shape. The playground equipment has just arrived and is being installed. Check out the concrete slide in the distance.

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

McLaren Park 3/7 Trails Walk Recap

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Thanks to the 25 passionate and dedicated park users who showed up for our trails walk on Saturday despite social distancing and rain! This post includes some highlights from the walk.

We opened with RPD staff sharing a summary of the McLaren Trails Priori...

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Posted on: March 5, 2020

SGT MACAULAY PARK NEARING COMPLETION

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The park is quickly headed toward completion as the play features are currently being installed. The most exciting of which is the custom ship play component! Within the next month, final paving will be installed, in addition to play surfacing and landsca...

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Posted on: March 2, 2020

TURK-HYDE MINI PARK REOPENS!

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Turk-Hyde Mini Park looks forward to it’s grand reopening! The Park will be open to the public after the grand opening celebration on Monday, 3/2/20. The newly renovated space includes beautiful plantings, boulder terrace, new play equipment, seating and ...

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Posted on: February 27, 2020

BUCHANAN STREET MALL FINAL CONCEPTUAL DESIGN COMPLETE!

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The Fillmore community has been reimagining Buchanan Street Mall since late 2014, to design a safer more inclusive neighborhood space. The Vision Plan, published in 2017, offered four goals to guide design priorities for the neighborhood: connecting all b...

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Posted on: February 27, 2020

GGP GOLF CLUBHOUSE PROJECT COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION EVENT

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Join us! Meet the Designers! Please join us for an informal discussion and visioning session to rebuild the Golden Gate Park Golf Clubhouse. Give your input and learn more about this exciting project!

Date/Time:

February 29, 2020

Open House: 10:00am - 12:00p...

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Posted on: February 26, 2020

CANCELLED: Merced Heights Community Meeting #2 on March 7

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Merced Heights Playground Multi-Purpose Field Improvements Open House and Public Meeting #2 for Saturday, March 7 has been cancelled per temporary closing of the IT Bookman Community Center due to the recent City directive to cancel non-essential programs...

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Posted on: February 21, 2020

MCLAREN PLAYGROUND & RESTROOM PROJECT UPDATE FEB 2020

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Hi everyone! Work is continuing on-site with the installation of the new pathways which connect to the playground and the picnic areas. The contractor is currently installing the swings in the playground and next week they will begin to trench down John F...

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Posted on: February 21, 2020

GOLDEN GATE HEIGHTS PROJECT OUT TO BID FEB 2020

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Hi all- The project is currently out to bid, which means that potential contractors are reviewing the construction documents and pricing the work. The bids are due in early March. Stay tuned for more updates next month!

Alexis Ward, Project Manager

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Posted on: February 21, 2020

ESPRIT PARK RENOVATION - POP-IN WORKSHOP SUMMARY FEB 2020

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Hi everyone! Thank you so much to those who attended this month’s Pop-In Workshop! We got some great feedback on the design alternatives, which are currently reviewing. In case you missed the workshop, the meeting materials are available on our website.

We...

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Posted on: February 21, 2020

GUY PLACE PROJECT UPDATE FEB 21 2020

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Hi everyone- Earlier this week, the contractor installed the new sidewalk in front of the park. Please note that this weekend, the contractor is planning to work on Saturday, Feb. 22 in order to lay out the new pavers inside the park. We apologize for any...

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Posted on: February 21, 2020

GENE FRIEND REC CENTER PROJECT UPDATE FEB 2020

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Thanks to the large group of representatives from community organizations who came out for the Recreation and Park Commission Capital Committee hearing on September 4, 2019 to support the concept design for a new Gene Friend Recreation Center. Our item wa...

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Posted on: February 19, 2020

GUY PLACE ROAD CLOSURE FEB 19 2020

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Thank you to Sup. Haney and neighbors for organizing the community meeting in early February. FYI on traffic impacts:

The contractor for Guy Place Park, may need to close a portion of the road in front of the park on Wednesday, February 19, from 10:00am-3:...

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Posted on: February 18, 2020

TEMPORARY WALKWAY CLOSURE AT LAKE MERCED FEB 2020

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Trees will be removed as part of the trail and restroom project at Lake Merced beginning Monday, February 17, 2020. During this time, the northwest pedestrian walkway will be intermittently closed to accommodate work. Please use the alternate route throug...

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Posted on: February 11, 2020

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE FEB 2020

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Construction is well underway for the Garfield Pool renovation project. The glass installation has begun, the sitework around the buildings has begun, and the interiors are fully framed. Utility work, pool equipment installation and mechanical/electrical/...

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Posted on: February 10, 2020

GEORGE CHRISTOPHER: PROGRESS DURING THE WET WINTER MONTHS

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Construction is moving along at George Christopher Playground!

The playground demo progressed quickly in the fall, and the site has been a little more quiet this winter due to rain. Until this past Friday, the soil was too wet to pour concrete due to Janua...

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Posted on: February 10, 2020

BUENA VISTA PARK- 2ND COMMUNITY MEETING ON FEB 24

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The second community meeting for the Buena Vista Park Needs Assessment and Cost Analysis project will be held on Monday, February 24th, 2020 at 7pm in the Randall Museum Theater Room, located at 199 Museum Way.

Please join us to learn about the initial pla...

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Posted on: February 7, 2020

WASHINGTON SQUARE UPDATE- FEB 2020

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What’s going on with the grass at Washington Square? 

You may have noticed areas of grass are sometimes cordoned off at Washington Square this winter. Here’s the good news: It is temporary and normal while the sod is in its root establishment peri...

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Posted on: February 6, 2020

MCLAREN PLAYGROUND/GROUP PICNIC PROJECT UPDATE FEB 2020

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Hi everyone-

The contractor continues to make progress on-site. The boulders are in and they are currently working on the playground entrances. Nex