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Posted on: January 29, 2020

Construction Update- JAN 2020

Capital Project Update

Dear Playground Advocates,

Construction activities continue at the Alice Chalmers Playground.

The contractor, Azul Works, Inc., has completed the installation of most of the playground equipment, including the Cubic Fort (tower), the slide, swing set, and n...

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Alice Chalmers Playground Renovation- Let'sPlaySF!
Posted on: November 8, 2019

ALICE CHALMERS PLAYGROUND CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS UPDATE

Capital Project Update

Construction work continues at the Alice Chalmers Playground. Azul Works, Inc. has completed the installation of all site walls, retaining curbs, and the two sloped ADA walkways. Utilities, including drainage and irrigation lines have been installed below...

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Alice Chalmers Playground Renovation- Let'sPlaySF!
Posted on: September 28, 2019

Alice Chalmers Playground Receives $30,000 for Makeover

Capital Project Update

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department has been selected to receive a $30,000 play space grant from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and The Walt Disney Company.

Rec and Parks will use the funding towa...

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Alice Chalmers Playground Renovation- Let'sPlaySF!
Posted on: June 21, 2019

CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON ALICE CHALMERS PLAYGROUND

Capital Project Update

Just a quick update. On Tuesday, June 18, 2019, the Azul Works Inc. (Contractor) began construction at the Alice Chalmers Playground, a LetsPlaySF! project!  Due to multiple expected construction activities on site, the entire park will ...

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Alice Chalmers Playground Renovation- Let'sPlaySF!

News Flash

Posted on: June 27, 2018

ROSSI POOL PROJECT UPDATE

Capital Project Update

Planning for the Rossi Pool renovation is moving along as the design team completes construction documents. We intend to put the project out to bid later this year – 2018.

The department anticipates keeping the pool and programming open through t...

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Angelo J. Rossi Pool Renovation
Posted on: January 6, 2020

ROSSI POOL RENOVATION PROJECT UPDATE

Capital Project Update

Rossi Pool Renovation Project is moving forward as scheduled.   Work has included demolition of old infrastructure and equipment and the contractor is starting on new structural improvement work.  All going as planned.

By: Dan Mauer

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Angelo J. Rossi Pool Renovation

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: May 4, 2020

Bay View Playground Renovation – Bid/Award Update

Capital Project Update

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 &lsquo...

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Bay View Playground Improvements (COF)

News Flash

Posted on: April 17, 2020

Bernal Trails Construction Update 4/17

Capital Project Update

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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Bernal Heights Park Trails Improvement Project
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Bernal Heights Trail Construction Nearing Completion!

Capital Project Update

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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Bernal Heights Park Trails Improvement Project
Posted on: January 6, 2020

CONSTRUCTION ONGOING

Capital Project Update

Trail improvements southern trail (across from Ellsworth Street) have been completed with new box steps and seeding.  The western trail (starting across from the Esmeralda Stairs) is nearing completion with the final run of stairs installed and b...

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Bernal Heights Park Trails Improvement Project
Posted on: September 4, 2019

SECTION OF TRAIL CLOSED DURING SEPTEMBER

Capital Project Update

Restoration and construction work will occur in segments throughout Bernal Heights Park from September 2019 through early 2020. Individual trail segments will be closed during work.  However, the overall trail network will remain mostly open and ...

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Bernal Heights Park Trails Improvement Project
Posted on: August 20, 2019

BERNAL HEIGHTS CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

Capital Project Update

Here is an overview of the work underway for this project:

Bernal Improvements

Construction crews have removed loose debris from the park road from Bernal Heights Boulevard to the Folsom Street entrance and are installing split rail fence along erosion cont...

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Bernal Heights Park Trails Improvement Project

News Flash

Posted on: February 27, 2020

BUCHANAN STREET MALL FINAL CONCEPTUAL DESIGN COMPLETE!

Capital Project Update

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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Buchanan Street Mall Project
Posted on: November 1, 2018

BUCHANAN STREET MALL – COMMUNITY WORKSHOP ON NOV. 1st!

Capital Project Update

Please join us on Nov 1st as we begin to create the conceptual design for the entire five block length of Buchanan Mall. Together with our high caliber landscape design partnership of the Office of Cheryl Barton and Studio-MLA, we will begin a series of i...

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Buchanan Street Mall Project
Posted on: September 7, 2018

DESIGNER SELECTED FOR BUCHANAN MALL

Capital Project Update

We are excited to have The Office of Cheryl Barton (O|CB) join us as designers for the conceptual design proposals for the entire 5 block length of Buchanan Mall. O|CB was selected by a joint committee of Rec & Park, the Trust for Public Land, and com...

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Buchanan Street Mall Project
Posted on: June 21, 2018

BUCHANAN STREET MALL PROJECT UPDATE

Capital Project Update

In March 2017, Rec & Park’s partners, the Trust for Public Land (TPL) together with Citizen Film, completed an intensive community engagement process and published a Vision Statement for Buchanan Street Mall. Based on this vision, T...

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Buchanan Street Mall Project

News Flash

Posted on: May 21, 2020

Buena Vista Park Needs Assessment and Cost Analysis Virtual Meeting #3

Capital Project Update

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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Additional Info... Buena Vista Park Needs Assessment & Cost Analysis
Posted on: February 10, 2020

BUENA VISTA PARK- 2ND COMMUNITY MEETING ON FEB 24

Capital Project Update

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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Buena Vista Park Needs Assessment & Cost Analysis
Posted on: November 8, 2019

BUENA VISTA PARK – COMMUNITY SITE WALK!

Capital Project Update

Please join us for a community site walk as part of the Buena Vista Park Needs Assessment and Cost Analysis project. This walk will be led by the project team to look at areas of the park that require renovation and improvements that may be included as pa...

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Buena Vista Park Needs Assessment & Cost Analysis
Posted on: September 27, 2019

BUENA VISTA PARK – COMMUNITY MEETING

Capital Project Update

The first community meeting for the Buena Vista Park Needs Assessment and Cost Analysis project will be held on October 7, 2019 at 7pm in the Randall Museum Theater Room, located at 199 Museum Way.

Please join us to discuss the scope and schedule of the pr...

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Buena Vista Park Needs Assessment & Cost Analysis

News Flash

Posted on: October 11, 2019

FILLMORE TURK MINI PARK – OCTOBER 2019

Capital Project Update

Exciting News!

Late September, Recreation and Park Commission approved design for Fillmore Turk Mini Park. Now, the design team can proceed with construction documents to realize the improvements initiated by Community Opportunity Fund (COF) award in 2016....

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Community Opportunity Fund
Posted on: May 31, 2019

RALPH D HOUSE COMMUNITY PARK GRAND OPENING!

Capital Project Update

The Ralph D House Community Park reopened on Wednesday May 29th!

By: Lexi Sharma


Community Opportunity Fund
Posted on: April 9, 2019

YOUNGBLOOD COLEMAN COF PROJECT COMPLETE!

Capital Project Update

The drinking fountain has been installed and the grill replaced with a double wide version. The final component of this project is to install a community bulletin board and our staff is waiting for the rains to end for that to happen. We hope everyone is ...

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Community Opportunity Fund

News Flash

Posted on: May 22, 2020

Esprit Park Project Update 5/22

Capital Project Update

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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Additional Info... Esprit Park Renovation
Posted on: April 17, 2020

Esprit Park Project Update 4/17

Capital Project Update

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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Esprit Park Renovation
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Esprit Park Project Update

Capital Project Update

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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Esprit Park Renovation
Posted on: February 21, 2020

POP-IN WORKSHOP SUMMARY FEB 2020

Capital Project Update

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 ...

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Project Page Esprit Park Renovation
Posted on: January 31, 2020

ESPRIT PARK WORKSHOP- CONCEPT PLAN

Capital Project Update

Hi all-

We are excited to announce an upcoming workshop to help finalize the concept plan for the renovation of Esprit Park on February 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Piccino Coffee Bar in San Francisco.

Please see the attached flyer for meeting information. F...

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Event Flyer Esprit Park Renovation
Posted on: December 18, 2019

ESPRIT PARK COMMUNITY OUTREACH UPDATE

Capital Project Update

Hi everyone! We had a great time at the Pop-Up Playdate in November! We are looking forward to continuing outreach efforts in the New Year. Check back for updates on the schedule for a community workshop! 

By: Alexis Ward 

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Esprit Park Renovation
Posted on: November 18, 2019

POP-UP PLAYDATE AT ESPRIT PARK!

Capital Project Update

Hi everyone! Join us for a fun day of play for kids of all ages at Esprit Park. Game will include a nature cart, disc golf and corn hole! Staff will be on hand to share updates on the upcoming park renovation.  We hope to see you there! Saturday,...

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Esprit Park Renovation
Posted on: November 6, 2019

ESPRIT PARK RENOVATION

Capital Project Update

Hi everyone- The contract with the project landscape architect is getting wrapped up and we are looking forward to hosting a community workshop about the park renovation. Hope to see you soon! 

By: Alexis Ward 

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Esprit Park Renovation

News Flash

Posted on: October 11, 2019

FILLMORE TURK MINI PARK – OCTOBER 2019

Capital Project Update

Exciting News!

Late September, Recreation and Park Commission approved design for Fillmore Turk Mini Park. Now, the design team can proceed with construction documents to realize the improvements initiated by Community Opportunity Fund (COF) award in 2016....

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Fillmore Turk Mini Park Project- COF
Posted on: December 31, 2019

Fillmore Turk Mini Park Community Meeting

Capital Project Update

Join the New Community Leadership Foundation and San Francisco Beautiful to review the scope of work, schedule and budget for potential for improvements to the Fillmore Turk Mini Park. The second meeting will take place on Monday, May 13 from 6 to 7:30 p....

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Fillmore Turk Mini Park Project- COF

News Flash

Posted on: May 15, 2020

Francisco Park construction has restarted!

Capital Project Update

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 ...

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Francisco Reservoir Project
Posted on: April 14, 2020

Francisco Park COVID-19 Project Update

Capital Project Update

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 re...

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Francisco Reservoir Project
Posted on: September 7, 2018

FRANCISCO PARK UPDATE

Capital Project Update

The design development for the future park at Francisco Reservoir continues to develop, providing a diversity of fully accessible public spaces, preserving dramatic mature trees, creating natural habitat, and of course maximizing the spectacular views.

In ...

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Francisco Reservoir Project
Posted on: May 16, 2018

FRANCISCO PARK PROJECT UPDATE

Capital Project Update

On March 15, 2018 the Rec and Park Commission approved the conceptual design to renovate the Francisco Reservoir. The project design team continues to refine drawings with the desire to break ground in the Fall of 2018. 

By: Peter Moore 

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Francisco Reservoir Project
Posted on: March 18, 2018

SF Rec & Parks Moves Forward to Add Brand New 4.5 Acre Park to San Francisco

Capital Project Update

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (SF Rec & Parks) announced today the commission approval of conceptual design to convert 4.5 acres of former reservoir to a brand new park located atop of Russian Hill. &nb...

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Francisco Reservoir Project

News Flash

Posted on: March 8, 2019

FRANKLIN SQUARE CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

Capital Project Update

The Franklin Square Improvement Project is continuing construction following the rainy weather.  During construction, the project was awarded additional funding that allowed for expanded/improved lighting and replacement of the park’s w...

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Franklin Square Improvement Project
Posted on: October 19, 2018

FRANKLIN SQUARE PAR COURSE AND LIGHTING CONSTRUCTION UNDERWAY

Capital Project Update

The construction project will be completed in early Winter 2018. 

By: Lexi Sharma 

Franklin Square Improvement Project
Posted on: December 26, 2017

FRANKLIN SQUARE-DEC 2017 UPDATE

Capital Project Update

Franklin Square scope of improvements has been expanded to meet access code requirements and site constraints. The specific items are:

  • Access: When the path leading to the exercise equipment is made accessible, the slope to the neighboring paths are increa...
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Franklin Square Improvement Project

News Flash

Posted on: May 13, 2020

Garfield Pool Project Update 5/13!

Capital Project Update

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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Garfield Pool Improvements
Posted on: February 11, 2020

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE FEB 2020

Capital Project Update

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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Garfield Pool Improvements
Posted on: March 27, 2019

GARFIELD POOL – CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

Capital Project Update

We are making great progress on the construction at Garfield Pool. The old clubhouse building has been demolished, and the pool building has been cleared. The site has been a bit muddy due to the rain, but the foundation for the new clubhouse is well unde...

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Garfield Pool Improvements
Posted on: September 21, 2018

ANNOUNCEMENT: GARFIELD POOL CLOSING OCTOBER 15TH!

Capital Project Update

The Recreation & Park Department is excited to announce the upcoming renovation of the Garfield Pool and Clubhouse.

The final day to swim at Garfield Pool is Sunday October 14th, 2018. Garfield Pool will be closed for renovation starting Monday October...

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Garfield Pool Improvements
Posted on: June 27, 2018

PROJECT UPDATE

Capital Project Update

The Garfield Pool Renovation is coming soon!

The Department will be opening bids for the construction contract on June 27th. The pool and programming will remain open through the summer. We anticipate closing the pool for construction in fall of 2...

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Garfield Pool Improvements

News Flash

Posted on: February 21, 2020

GENE FRIEND REC CENTER PROJECT UPDATE FEB 2020

Capital Project Update

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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Gene Friend Rec Center Project
Posted on: August 29, 2019

GENE FRIEND REC CENTER CONCEPT DESIGN AT COMMISSION SEPTEMBER 4

Capital Project Update

Thanks to all of our community members who have provided valuable input since early 2015 on the feasibility study and concept design for the Gene Friend Recreation Center. I am happy to report that we will be presenting conceptual design for approval to t...

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Gene Friend Rec Center Project
Posted on: January 4, 2020

GENE FRIEND REC CENTER PROJECT UPDATES

Capital Project Update

We have our final concept design for the new rec center and are just wrapping up environmental review with SF Planning. We now anticipate going to the Rec and Park Commission in April 2019.  Please stay tuned for confirmation of this and details ...

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Gene Friend Rec Center Project
Posted on: November 5, 2018

GENE FRIEND REC CENTER DESIGN CLEARS ARTS COMMISSION CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW PHASE 1

Capital Project Update

The Gene Friend Rec Center design team presented project design and drawings to the San Francisco Arts Commission’s Civic Design Review Committee on Monday, October 15. The Commissioners were enthusiastic and supportive of the design. The design...

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Gene Friend Rec Center Project

News Flash

Posted on: May 4, 2020

Geneva Car Barn Phase I construction is nearly complete!

Capital Project Update

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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Geneva Car Barn Project
Posted on: February 3, 2020

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE- FEB 2020

Capital Project Update

Construction is nearing completion on the Geneva Car Barn & Powerhouse Phase 1 improvements. Street trees and plants went in the ground in early 2020. The site received power, thanks to PG&E and PUC staff, on January 31st. The contractor is workin...

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Geneva Car Barn Project
Posted on: July 11, 2019

GENEVA CAR BARN CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

Capital Project Update

We are getting closer to our Fall opening timeline for the Powerhouse portion of the Geneva Car Barn!

I wanted to share some images put together by our project architects, Aidlin Darling Design of progress we’ve made.

Hope you’ve enjoyed...

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Geneva Car Barn Project
Posted on: October 17, 2018

GENEVA CAR BARN CONSTRUCTION

Capital Project Update

Beautiful weather means construction is moving along smoothly at the Car Barn.  

By: Reem Assaf

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Geneva Car Barn Project
Posted on: August 23, 2018

GENEVA CAR BARN CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

Capital Project Update

We are still moving through construction at the Geneva Car Barn. We have been removing paint and graffiti from the brick walls inside the powerhouse. Take a look for a comparison of two walls, one before and one after!

By: Reem Assaf

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Geneva Car Barn Project

News Flash

Posted on: May 4, 2020

George Christopher Playground Construction to Resume after Pause for COVID-19 Social Distancing

Capital Project Update

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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George Christopher Playground Improvement Project
Posted on: February 10, 2020

GEORGE CHRISTOPHER: PROGRESS DURING THE WET WINTER MONTHS

Capital Project Update

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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George Christopher Playground Improvement Project
Posted on: October 28, 2019

CONSTRUCTION BEGINNING SOON AT GEORGE CHRISTOPHER PLAYGROUND

Capital Project Update

After many years of community process and design, construction on the George Christopher Playground renovation will begin in early November 2019!

Starting next week, the construction team will begin installing fencing to protect trees and temporary fencing...

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George Christopher Playground Improvement Project
Posted on: May 16, 2018

GEORGE CHRISTOPHER PLAYGROUND PROJECT IS GOING OUT TO BID SOON!

Capital Project Update

George Christopher Playground renovation includes: site work/playground renovation, paving, restroom upgrades, maintenance road work and irrigation work. We plan to go out to bid in mid July 2018 and are aiming for a construction start date December 2018....

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George Christopher Playground Improvement Project
Posted on: May 12, 2017

GEORGE CHRISTOPHER FINAL CONCEPT RENDERINGS

Capital Project Update

Hi Everyone!

As an update to my last post, we have updated our renderings for the George Christopher project and I wanted to share them with you today. See the link below:

George Christopher Final Concept

We will be presenting this concept to the Recreation&...

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George Christopher Playground Improvement Project

News Flash

Posted on: May 22, 2020

Golden Gate Heights Playground Project Update 5/22!

Capital Project Update

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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Additional Info... Golden Gate Heights Playground Renovation
Posted on: April 17, 2020

Golden Gate Heights Playground Project Update April 17

Capital Project Update

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 ...

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Golden Gate Heights Playground Renovation
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Golden Gate Heights Playground Project Update March 26

Capital Project Update

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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Additional Info... Golden Gate Heights Playground Renovation
Posted on: February 21, 2020

GOLDEN GATE HEIGHTS PROJECT OUT TO BID FEB 2020

Capital Project Update

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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Project Page Golden Gate Heights Playground Renovation
Posted on: February 6, 2020

GOLDEN GATE HEIGHTS PROJECT UPDATE FEB 2020

Capital Project Update

Hi everyone-

We have exciting news to share! We have completed the design phase of the project, and the Golden Gate Heights Playground & Field Renovation Project is officially posted on City websites for contractors! We will have a meeting at the park ...

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Golden Gate Heights Playground Renovation
Posted on: November 20, 2019

DESIGN DOCUMENTS WRAPPING UP

Capital Project Update

Hi folks- We are just about complete with the construction document set for the Golden Gate Heights Playground & Field Renovation. We are planning to have one final cost estimate performed and to bring the project to the Building Department for permit...

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Back to the project page Golden Gate Heights Playground Renovation
Posted on: December 19, 2019

CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENT UPDATE

Capital Project Update

Hi everyone- We are putting the finishing touches on the construction documents for the renovation of the playground & field at Golden Gate Heights Park. We are working on the cost estimate now, and we will be bringing the project to the Building Depa...

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Back to the project page Golden Gate Heights Playground Renovation

News Flash

Posted on: October 25, 2019

GOLDEN GATE PARK TENNIS CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

Capital Project Update

The Tennis Center team is taking advantage of this great weather by moving quickly through construction. The team is shaping the building foundation in the picture below!   

By: Reem Assaf

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Golden Gate Park
Posted on: June 20, 2019

GGP Middle Lake Rehabilitation Project Community Meeting

Capital Project Update

Join us to discuss future rehabilitation plans for the lake!

Thursday, June 20th6:30 – 8 PMGolden Gate Park Senior Center6101 Fulton St

For more information visit: http://bit.ly/middlelakeproject or contact Dan Mauer, Project Manager dan....

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Golden Gate Park

News Flash

Posted on: May 4, 2020

Construction at the Golden Gate Park Dog Training Area Starting Soon!

Capital Project Update

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 Pr...

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Golden Gate Park Dog Training Area Project
Posted on: November 15, 2019

GGP DOG TRAINING AREA – TREE WORK COMPLETE

Capital Project Update

Tree maintenance and removals are now complete at the Golden Gate Park Dog Training Area. Thank you for your patience during the temporary closure. The construction project will be advertised to prospective contractors soon and updates will be posted to t...

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Golden Gate Park Dog Training Area Project
Posted on: October 22, 2019

GGP DOG TRAINING AREA – TEMPORARY CLOSURE WEEK OF 10/28

Capital Project Update

Please be advised that the Golden Gate Park Dog Training Area will be fully closed from Monday, October 28 through Wednesday, October 30 for tree pruning and removals.

The parking lot will also have reduced capacity on Thursday, October 31 and Friday, Nove...

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Golden Gate Park Dog Training Area Project
Posted on: September 20, 2019

GGP DOG TRAINING AREA PROJECT UPDATE

Capital Project Update

The design team is putting the finishing touches on the construction drawings for the renovation of the Dog Training Area. The next steps will include a thorough review for code compliance before a building permit is obtained. Following permitting, the pr...

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Golden Gate Park Dog Training Area Project

News Flash

Posted on: February 27, 2020

GGP GOLF CLUBHOUSE PROJECT COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION EVENT

Capital Project Update

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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Golden Gate Park Golf Clubhouse Project

News Flash

Posted on: June 20, 2019

GGP Middle Lake Rehabilitation Project Community Meeting

Capital Project Update

Join us to discuss future rehabilitation plans for the lake!

Thursday, June 20th6:30 – 8 PMGolden Gate Park Senior Center6101 Fulton St

For more information visit: http://bit.ly/middlelakeproject or contact Dan Mauer, Project Manager dan....

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Golden Gate Park Middle Lake Rehabilitation

News Flash

Posted on: May 12, 2020

Construction continues on Stanyan Edge Project

Capital Project Update

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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Golden Gate Park Stanyan Edge Project
Posted on: May 9, 2019

HAIGHT / STANYAN WORK – PUBLIC WORKS AND RECPARK COORDINATION – COMMUNITY REQUESTS

Capital Project Update

A quick update: The Department recently bid the construction contract for this renovation project and we will be awarding the contract this month.    The goal is to move into the construction phase of the project which is tentatively sch...

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Golden Gate Park Stanyan Edge Project
Posted on: January 25, 2018

Golden Gate Park – Stanyan St. Edge Project Open House

Capital Project Update

Stop by and let us know what you think!

Open House Agenda – Share concept plan.– Outline next steps in project process.

Thursday, January 25, 20186:30 – 8:00 pmPark Police Station (see map)

For more information contact ...

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Golden Gate Park Stanyan Edge Project

News Flash

Posted on: May 13, 2020

Golden Gate Park Tennis Center Construction Update 5/13!

Capital Project Update

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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Golden Gate Park Tennis Center Project
Posted on: November 21, 2019

SF REC AND PARK COMMISSION GREENLIGHTS OPERATOR OF GOLDEN GATE PARK TENNIS CENTER

Capital Project Update

SAN FRANCISCO – Lifetime Activities, a company that runs municipal tennis centers in five Bay Area cities, has been chosen to operate the Golden Gate Park Tennis Center when it opens next year.

San Francisco Recreation and Park commissioners vote...

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Golden Gate Park Tennis Center Project
Posted on: October 25, 2019

GOLDEN GATE PARK TENNIS CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

Capital Project Update

The Tennis Center team is taking advantage of this great weather by moving quickly through construction. The team is shaping the building foundation in the picture below!   

By: Reem Assaf

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Golden Gate Park Tennis Center Project
Posted on: April 17, 2019

SF Rec and Parks Breaks Ground on $27M Tennis Center

Capital Project Update

SAN FRANCISCO – Tennis enthusiasts of all ages gathered today with City officials, the Tennis Coalition of San Francisco, and the San Francisco Parks Alliance to celebrate a new era for public tennis in San Francisco with the groundbreaking of t...

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Golden Gate Park Tennis Center Project

News Flash

Posted on: May 22, 2020

Guy Place Project Update 5/22!

Capital Project Update

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 ...

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Additional Info... Guy Place Improvement Project
Posted on: May 1, 2020

Guy Place Project Update 5/1!

Capital Project Update

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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Guy Place Improvement Project
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Guy Place Construction Update

Capital Project Update

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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Additional Info... Guy Place Improvement Project
Posted on: February 21, 2020

GUY PLACE PROJECT UPDATE FEB 21 2020

Capital Project Update

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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Project Page Guy Place Improvement Project
Posted on: February 19, 2020

GUY PLACE ROAD CLOSURE FEB 19 2020

Capital Project Update

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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Guy Place Improvement Project
Posted on: February 6, 2020

GUY PLACE CONSTRUCTION UPDATE FEB 2020

Capital Project Update

Hi everyone-

We are making some good progress on-site and the contractor has installed the granite stone, which is a focal point in the new park. We are also busy planting trees and working on the new irrigation system. Next steps will include installing t...

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Guy Place Improvement Project
Posted on: November 15, 2019

GUY PLACE STREET UTILITIES

Capital Project Update

Construction progress has been intermittent over the past few weeks due to a unexpected conflict with street utilities in the area of the new bulb out. This issue affects both the Guy Place Mini Park project as well as the streetscape project, managed by ...

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Guy Place Improvement Project
Posted on: October 23, 2019

NEW GUY PLACE SIDEWALK BULB-OUT COMING SOON!

Capital Project Update

A new sidewalk bulb-out (a widened area of sidewalk) is under construction in front of Guy Place Mini Park. The bulb-out will feature a new pet relief area with permeable paving and a pet drinking fountain.

By:  Brett Desmarais

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Guy Place Improvement Project
Posted on: September 19, 2019

ORNAMENTAL GRANITE WALL ARRIVES AT GUY PLACE MINI PARK

Capital Project Update

A fourteen foot slab of granite arrived at Guy Place Mini Park this week. The contractor is currently preparing to install it in the rear corner of the park where it will serve as an ornamental focal point to the space. Granite paving and boulders as well...

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Guy Place Improvement Project

News Flash

Posted on: May 22, 2020

Herz Playground Project Update 5/22

Capital Project Update

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.

Tha...

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Additional Info... Herz Playground Project
Posted on: April 17, 2020

Herz Playground Project Update 4/17

Capital Project Update

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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Herz Playground Project
Posted on: December 18, 2019

HERZ PLAYGROUND

Capital Project Update

Hi everyone- The project team is refining the draft concept plan for the playground and getting a preliminary concept estimate done. We are looking forward to going back to the community with the overall design and options for different play equipment. To...

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Herz Playground Project
Posted on: November 20, 2019

HERZ- CHILDREN’S PLAYGROUND RENOVATION

Capital Project Update

Hi folks- Rec Park is working with our project landscape architect to consolidate the community feedback into one design for the playground renovation. Once this is complete, we will hold an additional community meeting to confirm that we are on the right...

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Herz Playground Project
Posted on: October 28, 2019

HERZ PLAYGROUND- WORKING ON THE CONCEPT DESIGN

Capital Project Update

Hi everyone, Thank you so much to those who have provided feedback on our different design options for the Herz Playground Renovation. The design team has incorporated the feedback into one overall design for the site. We will continue to do additional ou...

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Herz Playground Project

News Flash

Posted on: May 22, 2020

Herz Recreation Center Project Update!

Capital Project Update

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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Additional Info... Herz Recreation Center Project
Posted on: September 20, 2019

HERZ REC CENTER PLANNING PHASE UPDATE

Capital Project Update

Hi everyone! The project team is working on developing an overall project budget. This project will be a partnership project with Mercy Housing & Related CA. We will re-engage with the community in the coming months to get additional input on the desi...

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Herz Recreation Center Project
Posted on: July 19, 2019

HERZ RECREATION CENTER PLANNING UPDATE

Capital Project Update

Hi everyone! Thank you to those of you who attended our community meeting on June 22nd. We continue to get valuable input from the community on the design of the new recreation center and outdoor improvements to the park. We are anticipating hosting anoth...

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Herz Recreation Center Project

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: June 21, 2019

Design Survey

Capital Project Update

The San Francisco Recreation & Park Department, the Trust for Public Land and San Francisco Parks Alliance are pleased to kick-off the Schematic Design phase for the future park at the 900 Innes Boatyard at India Basin.

We are looking for your input an...

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India Basin Capital Improvement
Posted on: June 12, 2019

TAKE A SELFIE AND WIN OUTSIDE LANDS TICKETS!

Capital Project Update

Do you take the best selfies? Do you like parks? Here’s your chance to channel your inner influencer and win tickets to 2019 Outside Lands Music and Art Festival. We are celebrating India Basin Park coming to the Bayview Community!

Starting June ...

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India Basin Capital Improvement
Posted on: June 10, 2019

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

Capital Project Update

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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India Basin Capital Improvement

News Flash

Posted on: March 31, 2020

Japantown Peace Plaza Project Update 3/31!

Capital Project Update

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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Japantown Peace Plaza Project
Posted on: August 22, 2019

JAPANTOWN PEACE PLAZA RECEIVES REC PARK COMMISSION APPROVAL!

Capital Project Update

Community –

On August 14th, the Recreation and Parks Commission unanimously approved the concept design for the Peace Plaza. The Commissioners were incredibly supportive of the entire effort and many pledged to help in any way they can moving for...

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Japantown Peace Plaza Project
Posted on: March 29, 2019

COMMUNITY MEETING 3 – DESIGN AND SURVEY ARE LIVE

Capital Project Update

Hi Everyone –

Community meeting 3 on March 19th was a great success! Thank you to all who helped put the event together and to all who attended. The presentation from community meeting 3 is on our website, as well as the survey.

Please review the ...

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Japantown Peace Plaza Project
Posted on: March 19, 2019

Japantown Peace Plaza Vision Plan Meeting #3

Capital Project Update

March 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The Vision Plan is a community driven process for the future of Japantown’s central public space that builds on the sites legacy.

Please join us to review a refined concept that integrates the c...

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Japantown Peace Plaza Project

News Flash

Posted on: January 6, 2020

CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS AT 60%

Capital Project Update

The concept design was approved by the Rec Park Commission and we are currently reviewing the 60% drawing set. 

By: Monica Scott 

Jerry Garcia Amphitheater Project- McLaren Park
Posted on: July 11, 2019

JERRY GARCIA AMPHITHEATER – CONCEPT DESIGN STATUS

Capital Project Update

We have wrapped up the community outreach process with our final meeting on June 26, 2019. I will be presenting the concept design to the Rec Park Commission in August and we will be proceeding with design development. Thank you for your feedback on this ...

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Jerry Garcia Amphitheater Project- McLaren Park
Posted on: June 26, 2019

Jerry Garcia Amphitheater Project – Community Meeting 3

Capital Project Update

June 26, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Please join us for a community meeting to discuss improvements to the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater in McLaren Park.

Wednesday, June 26th6:30 – 7:30 PMHerz Clubhouse – (corner of Hahn St. &...

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Jerry Garcia Amphitheater Project- McLaren Park

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: January 29, 2020

Juri Commons Renovation Moving Forward!

Capital Project Update

Construction documents are complete and we expect to receive contractor bids by early February, putting us on track to begin construction this summer. Because the site is uniquely narrow we expect the whole park to be closed for six months through the dur...

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Juri Commons Project- Let'sPlaySF!
Posted on: February 13, 2019

REDWOODS IN JURI COMMONS??

Capital Project Update

Not exactly, but you may have noticed some beautiful redwood logs stacked near the San Jose end of the park. Salvaged from McLaren Park, these will be part of the new natural play area in Juri Commons, just above the new slide and swing. As big as these s...

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Juri Commons Project- Let'sPlaySF!
Posted on: September 20, 2018

DESIGN RECEIVES FINAL APPROVAL

Capital Project Update

More good news!  Our conceptual design was approved this morning by the full Rec & Park Commission.  This means we are on schedule for completing the design by late winter 2019, and beginning construction by summer 2019.

Look forward ...

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Juri Commons Project- Let'sPlaySF!
Posted on: September 7, 2018

JURI COMMONS DESIGN APPROVED

Capital Project Update

Good news!  Our conceptual design for Juri Commons, including a smooth accessible pathway, nature play, slide & swings, and lush greenery throughout, has been approved!  The RPD Commission Capital Committee approved the design on Sep...

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Juri Commons Project- Let'sPlaySF!

News Flash

Posted on: January 29, 2020

Project Update- JAN 2020

Capital Project Update

The Rec and Park project manager is working with colleagues in various divisions and with the Friends of Lafayette Park to finalize the scope of lighting improvements. Considerations for finalizing scope include cost and product durability. We’r...

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Lafayette Park Lighting Improvement Project
Posted on: October 16, 2019

Additional Lighting Planned

Capital Project Update

Thanks to those who attended our open house on Thursday, October 3, where we reviewed plans to add lighting per request from the Friends of Lafayette Park.  In addition to the open house, the Friends of Lafayette Park also had project boards on h...

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Lafayette Park Lighting Improvement Project
Posted on: September 24, 2019

Project Open House

Capital Project Update

Join us for an informal open house at Lafayette Park on Thursday, October 3 to discuss plans to add lighting for the park. Staff and members of the Friends of Lafayette Park board will be available between 4:30 and 6:30 pm to review the history and scope ...

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Lafayette Park Lighting Improvement Project

News Flash

Posted on: March 31, 2020

Lake Merced Project Update 3/31!

Capital Project Update

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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Lake Merced Improvements
Posted on: February 18, 2020

TEMPORARY WALKWAY CLOSURE AT LAKE MERCED FEB 2020

Capital Project Update

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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Lake Merced Improvements

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: May 1, 2020

Margaret Hayward Project Update 5/1!

Capital Project Update

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 t...

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Margaret Hayward Playground Improvement Project
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Margaret Hayward Playground Renovation Update 3/26!

Capital Project Update

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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Margaret Hayward Playground Improvement Project
Posted on: March 12, 2020

Margaret Hayward Playground is Taking Shape!

Capital Project Update

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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Margaret Hayward Playground Improvement Project
Posted on: September 26, 2019

Renovation Update

Capital Project Update

It’s been a busy summer….with lots of subsurface work (irrigation, sewer and electrical lines); however, now building is taking shape!

The basement concrete walls and ceiling were installed and now, the building’s steel struc...

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Margaret Hayward Playground Improvement Project
Posted on: June 29, 2019

Renovation Update - June 2019

Capital Project Update

The park is taking shape as most demolition is completed and the foundations are being formed. See the new building foundation walls and the bleacher steps after the concrete pour last Thursday! The tennis courts will be reopened on Saturday, June 29! Wel...

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Margaret Hayward Playground Improvement Project
Posted on: May 1, 2019

Demolition Nearly Complete

Capital Project Update

Demolition is 99% complete – and the park is taking shape: See photos of the new community building form work and the location of the new playground nestled against Turk Street.

Thank you for your patience during construction. Due to unforeseen w...

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Margaret Hayward Playground Improvement Project

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: September 27, 2017

San Francisco Marina Second Annual Tenant Event

Capital Project Update

September 27, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Marina second tenant event will take place on September 27, 2017 from 4pm to 7pm.

Come join us for live music, drinks, snacks, and the fireboat will be here for water display.

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Marina Yacht Harbor Renovation Projects
Posted on: September 30, 2014

Marina Bay Trail Connector Community Meeting

Capital Project Update

September 30, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Please join us for an informational meeting on the project plans for the Marina Bay Trail, along Marina Boulevard.

GOALS OF THE PROJECT

  • Ensure safety for people walking and biking;
  • Provide uninterrupted...
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Marina Yacht Harbor Renovation Projects

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: April 17, 2020

McLaren Group Picnic Area Playground and Restroom Update 4/17

Capital Project Update

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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McLaren Park Playground & Group Picnic Area
Posted on: March 24, 2020

McLaren Park Group Picnic and Playground Construction Update 3/24

Capital Project Update

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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Additional Info... McLaren Park Playground & Group Picnic Area
Posted on: February 21, 2020

MCLAREN PLAYGROUND & RESTROOM PROJECT UPDATE FEB 2020

Capital Project Update

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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Project Page McLaren Park Playground & Group Picnic Area
Posted on: February 6, 2020

MCLAREN PLAYGROUND/GROUP PICNIC PROJECT UPDATE FEB 2020

Capital Project Update

Hi everyone-

The contractor continues to make progress on-site. The boulders are in and they are currently working on the playground entrances. Next steps include irrigation, landscaping and asphalt paths!

-Alexis

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McLaren Park Playground & Group Picnic Area
Posted on: December 19, 2019

PROJECT UPDATE- DEC 2019

Capital Project Update

HI everyone, We have exciting updates. The playground tower has been installed and the contractor is working on installing the other elements including the slides, logs, and nets. We are looking forward to a Spring 2020 opening.

By: Alexis Ward 

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Back to the project page McLaren Park Playground & Group Picnic Area
Posted on: November 20, 2019

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: MCLAREN GROUP PICNIC AREA PLAYGROUND & RESTROOM

Capital Project Update

Hi folks- Work is continuing at the Group Picnic Area. The curb walls are being finished this week and the play equipment footings will start to be poured. The layout of the new paths is also taking shape. Check out our construction photos! &...

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McLaren Park Playground & Group Picnic Area
Posted on: October 28, 2019

MCLAREN PARK GROUP PICNIC PLAYGROUND + RESTROOM

Capital Project Update

Hi everyone! We have exciting news to share. Earlier this month, the Rec Park Commission approved increasing the construction contract amount, which will allow us to add a new swing area to the playground design. This request was made by park neighbors an...

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McLaren Park Playground & Group Picnic Area

News Flash

Posted on: May 20, 2020

McLaren Trails Virtual Community Meeting TODAY 4pm

Capital Project Update

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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McLaren Park Trails Improvement Project
Posted on: May 4, 2020

Conceptual Design Process Continues for McLaren Trails Priority Projects

Capital Project Update

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 ...

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McLaren Park Trails Improvement Project
Posted on: March 11, 2020

McLaren Park 3/7 Trails Walk Recap

Capital Project Update

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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McLaren Park Trails Improvement Project
Posted on: February 5, 2020

NEXT TRAIL WALK SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 7

Capital Project Update

We will have our second trails walk in the concept design process on Saturday, March 7th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Meet at the upper reservoir parking lot, across from the water tower on John F. Shelley Dr.

We’ll be reviewing the trail and restorati...

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McLaren Park Trails Improvement Project
Posted on: December 2, 2019

TRAIL WALK #1 – VISITACION AVENUE CORRIDOR

Capital Project Update

Thanks to everyone who came out on Saturday 11/16/19 for our 1st Trail Walk in the concept design process! This was the first of several opportunities for the McLaren Park community to provide input into trail design in the four priority areas identified ...

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McLaren Park Trails Improvement Project
Posted on: November 8, 2019

MCLAREN PARK TRAILS AND PATHS PROJECT – SITE WALK

Capital Project Update

We are all set to have a site walk to discuss the trails and paths portion of the McLaren Park Project.

The first site walk will be of the Visitacion Avenue trail.

Meet Saturday 11/16/2019 at 9:30am at the McLaren Community Garden on Visitacion Ave.

For more...

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McLaren Park Trails Improvement Project
Posted on: November 1, 2019

HABITAT CONSERVATION FUND GRANT SOUGHT FOR MCLAREN PARK TRAIL IMPROVEMENTS AT VISITACION AVE

Capital Project Update

The McLaren Park Trails Improvement Project team has applied for another grant in an effort to leverage already committed 2012 Bond funding. Staff will present this grant opportunity to the Recreation and Park Commission Capital Committee on Wednesday, No...

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McLaren Park Trails Improvement Project

News Flash

Posted on: May 28, 2020

Merced Heights Project Update 5/28!

Capital Project Update

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...

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Merced Heights Playground Project- LetsPlaySF!
Posted on: February 26, 2020

CANCELLED: Merced Heights Community Meeting #2 on March 7

Capital Project Update

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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Merced Heights Playground Project- LetsPlaySF!
Posted on: November 20, 2019

Merced Heights Playground Community Meeting on November 20

Capital Project Update

In June of this year, Assemblymember Phil Ting secured a $1,370,000 State Local Assistance Grant for Merced Heights Playground to support park improvements requested by the community. Join us for a meeting to discuss the proposed scope of the Merced Heigh...

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Merced Heights Playground Project- LetsPlaySF!
Posted on: April 25, 2019

SF Recreation and Park Department Breaks Ground on Five Playgrounds

Capital Project Update

SAN FRANCISCO – Under the watchful eyes of 45 preschoolers, city officials and community members broke ground today on five playground renovations—a major milestone in a project that promises to transform 13 timeworn play areas used by...

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Merced Heights Playground Project- LetsPlaySF!
Posted on: April 12, 2019

Let’sPlaySF! Groundbreaking

Capital Project Update

Join us and the San Francisco Parks Alliance for a groundbreaking event marking the beginning of the next five playground renovation projects under the Let’sPlaySF! initiative. The event will take place on Thursday, April 25 from 11 a.m. to noon...

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Merced Heights Playground Project- LetsPlaySF!

News Flash

Posted on: September 30, 2019

OAK WOODLANDS TRAILS PROJECT TEAM WINS AWARD- SEP 2019

Capital Project Update

Last week, the Golden Gate Park Oak Woodlands Trails Improvement Project team, comprised of staff from Rec and Park and Public Works as well as the contractor, Yerba Buena Engineering & Construction, Inc, was honored with an award for partnering.

Partn...

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Oak Woodlands Trail Improvement Project
Posted on: February 22, 2019

NEW TRAIL DEDICATED TO PHIL ARNOLD- FEB 2019

Capital Project Update

The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department today unveiled its new main trail through the Oak Woodlands of Golden Gate Park, dedicating the scenic path to Phil Arnold, a longtime advocate for local parks, open space, and recreational trail opportunit...

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Oak Woodlands Trail Improvement Project
Posted on: January 19, 2019

OAK WOODLANDS PROJECT UPDATE- JAN 2019

Capital Project Update

Here are a few updates on the Golden Gate Park Oak Woodlands Trails Improvement Project:

We are getting very close to construction completion!

  • Many of the trail segments are completed and open for use
  • Way finding signage will be installed in the coming days
  • L...
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Oak Woodlands Trail Improvement Project

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: March 31, 2020

Portsmouth Square Project Update 3/31!

Capital Project Update

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 pr...

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Portsmouth Square Improvement Project
Posted on: January 11, 2018

Workshop #4 Summary

Capital Project Update

Thanks again to everyone who came out to our fourth community workshop on January 11th, where we once again had a wonderful turn out and a packed house! Since then, the design team has been vetting the concept design from a feasibility standpoint and maki...

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Portsmouth Square Improvement Project
Posted on: July 11, 2018

Workshop #3 Summary

Capital Project Update

Thanks again to everyone who came out to our third community workshop on October 25th. The design team is compiling the feedback received (over 250 survey responses) to incorporate into a single revised concept for our forth community workshop in early Ja...

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Portsmouth Square Improvement Project
Posted on: August 27, 2018

Workshop #5 Summary

Capital Project Update

Thanks to everyone who came out to our fifth and final community workshop on July 11th, where over 200 people attended. We are grateful for the consistently high level of engagement the Chinatown community has demonstrated throughout our community process...

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Portsmouth Square Improvement Project

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: May 26, 2020

San Francisco Botanical Garden to Reopen June 1 with Additional Safety Measures

People enjoying San Francisco Botanical Garden

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 26, 2020

Press Contact: Brendan Lange

(415) 497-3268

blange@sfbg.org

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Botanical Garden will re-open to visitors Monday, June 1 with modifications in place to ensure public safety and prevent ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 14, 2020

SF Examiner: Proposed November Bond Measure Would Invest $200 Million in Parks

Bond Projects

From connecting the community to a clean, restored shoreline in the Bayview to providing safe plazas, recreation centers and gathering spaces for families in SOMA, Visitacion Valley and the Western Addition, a proposed bond for the November ballot would i...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 14, 2020

SF Chronicle: Shaming the shamers: why San Franciscans need to stop finger-pointing

ECC SF Chronicle

This article courtesy of the San Francisco Chronicle reveals how concern over Shelter in Place violators can veer into harassment of innocent people. Victims of this misguided shaming include our emergency child care workers and the children in their care...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 13, 2020

#GGP150 Concert Series: A Special Summer Solstice Performance and Comedy Day Classics in the Park

Summer Solstice

San Francisco, CA – Golden Gate Park’s 150th anniversary virtual concert series will continue to bring classic performances from the park to visitors during the month of May.  Today, organizers announced two specially-produced...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2020

SF Closes GGP's JFK Drive & McLaren Park's Shelley Drive to Vehicles

Car Free GGP

San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed today announced that beginning Tuesday, April 28 at 6:00am, John F. Kennedy Drive in Golden Gate Park and John F. Shelley Drive in John McLaren Park will be closed to vehicles 24 hours per day t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 22, 2020

GGP Virtual Concert Series Adds Special Livestream Performances for Kids & Families to Line-Up

Under The Hat

San Francisco, CA – Golden Gate Park’s 150th virtual concert series will bring music, reading and the arts to kids and families with three upcoming livestream concerts that celebrate the park and provide entertainment and fun for famil...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 9, 2020

SF Extends Emergency Child & Youth Care Until End of School Year

Emergency Child Care

Mayor London N. Breed today announced that San Francisco’s emergency child and youth care centers will remain open until at least June 2nd to provide a safe place for children of first responders, health care workers, and essential City employee...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 3, 2020

GGP Marks 150th Birthday by Launching Virtual Concert Series

Aerial Photo GGP (1)

San Francisco, CA – Golden Gate Park turns 150 on Saturday, April 4.  To mark this historic occasion, a virtual concert series is being launched that will bring some of the amazing past outdoor concerts and performances held in the park...

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Golden Gate Park 150 Website Press Releases
Posted on: March 10, 2020

April 4 Golden Gate Park 150th Anniversary Celebration to be Rescheduled

GGP Aerial

San Francisco, CA – Organizers of Golden Gate Park’s 150th anniversary celebration announced today that a parkwide birthday event on Saturday, April 4, 2020 is being rescheduled for a date later this year. 

“The 150th...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 3, 2020

Turk-Hyde Mini Park Re-Opens Following Renovation

Turk Hyde Mini Park Reopens 2020 3

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

Golden Gate Park Bison New 2020

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

Looking down a dock out at the water

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: February 18, 2020

GGP 150th Anniversary Celebration to Include Largest Display of AIDS Memorial Quilt in SF History

AIDS Memorial Quilt

SAN FRANCISCO (February 18, 2020) – Organizers of Golden Gate Park’s 150th Anniversary and representatives of the National AIDS Memorial announced today that portions of the iconic AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on display in Golden Gate ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 5, 2020

$2 Million Gift to Boost Plant Conservation Efforts

SF Botanical Garden

SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Botanical Garden is preparing to step into a new role of guarding the world’s plants from extinction with a $2 million gift to help fund a modern nursery, replacing a 50-year-old facility.

This challenge gi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 31, 2020

Improvements to Spreckels Temple of Music Pave the Way for New Community Arts Program at Bandshell

GGP Bandshell

San Francisco, CA – The Spreckels Temple of Music, also known as the Music Concourse Bandshell and one of Golden Gate Park’s historic treasures, will be enhanced this year to celebrate its historic place in the park and open t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 28, 2020

San Francisco Kicks Off Yearlong Celebration of Golden Gate Park's 150th Anniversary

Garland Cut GGP150

San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed and the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department today hosted Golden Gate Park’s 150th Anniversary kick-off event. They announced that concerts, special exhibits at museums and ga...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 22, 2020

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

Camp Mather Birch Lake

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: December 17, 2019

Community Brings Light to Tenderloin with Holiday Tree Tradition

Boedekker Tree Lighting

SAN FRANCISCO – Joy and neighborhood pride flowed in Boeddeker Park this evening as city leaders joined residents and community groups at the 2nd Annual Tenderloin People’s Holiday Tree Lighting.

State Senator Scott Wiener, Mayor London N. Breed, ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 12, 2019

SF Parks Score High, Continue to Improve in Maintenance, Report Finds

People sitting on benches in an open space

SAN FRANCISCO –San Francisco’s parks were better maintained across the city over the past fiscal year, with less disparity between neighborhoods and continued improvements to formerly lower scoring properties, according to a Controller...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 12, 2019

150-Foot Observation Wheel to Offer ‘Bay to Breakers’ Views for Riders During Golden Gate Park’s 150

observation wheel

San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed today announced an illuminated 150-foot observation wheel is among the attractions being planned for Golden Gate Park’s 150th anniversary in 2020. The wheel will provide riders with sweeping views from th...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 4, 2019

North Beach Celebrates Re-Opening of Washington Square

Ribbon cutting ceremony at Washington Square

SAN FRANCISCO – City officials and neighborhood residents today celebrated the re-opening of iconic Washington Square Park—now greener, drier and more accessible after a $3 million water conservation project that will save 2 million ga...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 19, 2019

Community Celebrates Sport Court Makeover at Potrero Rec Center

Potrero Mayors

SAN FRANCISCO – Getting onto the courts at Potrero Recreation Center is now a whole new game,  thanks to major improvements that will delight both basketball and tennis players.

About 50 neighborhood kids joined Mayor London N.  ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 15, 2019

Sloane Stephens Celebrates Upcoming Tennis Center with SF Kids

Sloane Stephens addressing kids

SAN FRANCISCO – A few miles from the whir of construction at the new Golden Gate Park Tennis Center, about 100 elementary school kids were being coached by one of the top tennis players in the world at Hamilton Recreation Center today.

Sloane Ste...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 9, 2019

New Sports Field Celebrated at Silver Terrace Playground

City staff with kids' team at Silver Terrace Play Fields

SAN FRANCISCO – Bayview neighbors, kids, and city officials were celebrating the ground beneath their feet today with the completion of a major overhaul of Silver Terrace Playground’s athletic field.

The San Francisco Recreation and Par...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 6, 2019

NFL Players, Veterans Attend Day of Service at Alemany Farm

NFL player providing community service

SAN FRANCISCO – Former and current NFL players teamed up with local veterans and their supporters to weed, mulch, plant and build today at the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department’s Alemany Farm.

The San Francisco Recreation and...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 5, 2019

SF Rec and Park Commission to Consider Operator for Golden Gate Park Tennis Center

Aerial view of tennis courts

SAN FRANCISCO – In April, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department broke ground on its project to transform its 125-year-old Golden Gate Park Tennis Center into one of the best public tennis facilities in the nation. On Thursday, Recreat...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2019

Two Hiroshima Survivor Trees Planted in Japanese Tea Garden

People planting Hiroshima survivor trees in tea garden

SAN FRANCISCO – Two second generation saplings—descendants of ginkgo trees that survived the nuclear blast on Hiroshima—were planted at the Japanese Tea Garden today in a ceremony that also honored former U.S. Secretary of St...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2019

Kaiser Permanente Contributes $1.6 Million to Provide Safe and Imaginative Playgrounds for San Franc

little girl on playground

SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco’s playgrounds are getting a major boost thanks to a $1.6 million contribution by Kaiser Permanente to the LetsPlaySF! campaign, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today.

The LetsPlaySF! campaign, a part...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 5, 2019

‘Presidio Wall Playground’ Moves Forward to Replace Julius Kahn

Julius Kahn Playground sign

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Commission’s Operations Committee today voted to recommend “Presidio Wall Playground” replace the name of the current Julius Kahn Playground.

Presidio Wall was th...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 4, 2019

Community Celebrates Renovation of Potrero Hill Rec Center Grounds

Potrero Mayors

SAN FRANCISCO – Revamped athletic fields, new sports equipment, improved lighting and accessible pathways were among the major improvements unveiled by the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department today at the Potrero Hill Recreation Center....

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 23, 2019

State Conservation Grants to Benefit Kids, Seniors, Snakes

light in the Trees

SAN FRANCISCO – Local children, seniors and—yes—snakes will be among the beneficiaries of state conservation grants totaling more than $400,000, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today.

SF Rec and Park’s McLaren Park Visitacion Ave...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 16, 2019

Due South Concert Series to be Held at McLaren Park

Due South

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department, San Francisco Parks Alliance, District 11 Supervisor Ahsha Safai, and Noise Pop are excited to announce the inaugural season of the Due South Concert Series.  Due South is a new s...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 15, 2019

Alice Chalmers Playground Receives $30,000 for Makeover

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department has been selected to receive a $30,000 play space grant from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and The Walt Disney Company.

Rec and Parks will use the funding towa...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 14, 2019

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

Phil Ginsburg

SAN FRANCISCO – Phil Ginsburg, general manager of the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department for the past decade, will bring his expertise to the state park system as well.

Governor Gavin Newsom appointed Ginsburg, 52, to the California Sta...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 29, 2019

New Sport Courts Open at Hayes Valley Playground

People with basketballs on Hayes Valley Court

SAN FRANCISCO—Renovated sport courts, including a unique basketball court that doubles as colorful street art, opened amid a community celebration today at the Hayes Valley Playground.

Improvements to the basketball court, including a colorful co...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 15, 2019

In Chan Kaajal Community Garden Wins Livability Award

Flowers at In Chan Kaajal community garden

SAN FRANCISCO – These days, In Chan Kaajal Community Garden is cultivating more than carrots and corn for the Mission District. On Sunday, the community garden located on 17th and Folsom received the Livability Award for its role in creating a c...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 12, 2019

Coit Tower Café to Open at Iconic Landmark

Coit Tower

Coit Tower Café, located in a kiosk steps away from the San Francisco skyline’s 210-foot welcoming beacon, will open today, Friday, July 12. Operated by Acquolina Restaurant in North Beach, Coit Tower Café will also feature...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 3, 2019

Street Soccer to Kick Off Sunday at Civic Center

Youth playing soccer

The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department is preparing to transform Fulton Street between the Asian Art Museum and Main Library into a temporary street soccer installation that will serve the diverse community of the Civic Center area.

Two modular t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 27, 2019

TPC Harding Park Hosts Inaugural SF Pride Golf Tournament

People playing golf

SAN FRANCISCO—LGBTQ golfers and allies gathered on the green Wednesday for the first-ever San Francisco Pride Pro-Am Golf Tournament, a historic fundraiser at TPC Harding Park.

The inaugural event was hosted by TPC Harding Park in partnership wit...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 26, 2019

World Cup Fever! SF Rec and Park Adds Additional Watch Party Friday for USA v. France

San Francisco Civic Center Park

SAN FRANCISCO—As the competition heats up, the San Francisco Recreation and Park department today announced an additional free, live FIFA Women’s World Cup viewing party to be held this Friday, June 28.

This bonus screening, held in par...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2020

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

India Basin Mural

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: May 30, 2019

Women’s World Cup to Play Live on the Big Screen at SF Parks

People watching the World Cup on an outdoor screen

SAN FRANCISCO—Looking for a way to kick off summer? The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department is hosting free, live FIFA Women’s World Cup viewing parties in this June and July.

The events, held in partnership with the S...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 15, 2019

2019 Conservatory Lighting and Summer Solstice Concert Announced

People seated on the Conservatory lawn

Psychedelic Photosynthesis and Surrealistic Summer Solstice Jam 3

  • June 19, 6-10pm
  • Conservatory lighting at approximately 9:15pm

SAN FRANCISCO– Join us for the 3rd annual outtasight, flower-powered night under the stars as we kick off summer with th...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 14, 2019

Plans Brewing for Flywheel Coffee Kiosk in Golden Gate Park’s East End

Coffee beans

SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Recreation and Park officials this week are expected to approve plans for a food and beverage kiosk at the eastern entrance of Golden Gate Park, the latest in a series of planned improvements in the area.

The San Fra...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 25, 2019

SF Recreation and Park Department Breaks Ground on Five Playgrounds

City staff interacting with group of children

SAN FRANCISCO – Under the watchful eyes of 45 preschoolers, city officials and community members broke ground today on five playground renovations—a major milestone in a project that promises to transform 13 timeworn play areas used by...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 17, 2019

SF Rec and Parks Breaks Ground on $27M Tennis Center

City staff and kids at GGP Tennis Center Groundbreaking

SAN FRANCISCO – Tennis enthusiasts of all ages gathered today with City officials, the Tennis Coalition of San Francisco, and the San Francisco Parks Alliance to celebrate a new era for public tennis in San Francisco with the groundbreaking of t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2019

McLaren Park Welcomes Improved Community Garden, New Rain Garden

People gathered around a table looking at produce

The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department’s McLaren Community Garden re-opened with additional plots to accommodate four times the number of gardeners. The renovated site, at the west end of Leland Avenue, also features a new greenhouse, ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 14, 2019

Randall Museum Science Fair Winners Head to State Championships

Science Fair

More than 160 students from San Francisco’s public and private schools competed in this year’s San Francisco Middle School Science Fair. Students from Roosevelt Middle School, St. Philip the Apostle, and Notre Dame des Victoires took f...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 27, 2019

SF Rec and Park Rolls Out 10 New Sport Wheelchairs for Public Use

Men in wheelchairs playing basketball

SAN FRANCISCO – City officials, wheelchair basketball athletes, and South of Market community members on Wednesday celebrated the addition of 10 new custom sport wheelchairs at Gene Friend Recreation Center—part of the San Francisco Re...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2020

India Basin Project Receives $5 Million in Funding

Looking down a dock out at the water

The San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority on Friday approved the funds for the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department to remediate and restore the soft-bottom intertidal and subtidal habitat and remove dilapidated structures at 900 Innes Ave. &...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 22, 2019

New Trail Through Oak Woodlands Dedicated to Phil Arnold

Phil Arnold Trail Opening

SAN FRANCISCO San Francisco Recreation and Park Department today unveiled its new main trail through the Oak Woodlands of Golden Gate Park, dedicating the scenic path to Phil Arnold, a longtime advocate for local parks, open space, and...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 14, 2019

Stern Grove Tops List of 2018 Nuptial Spots

Paved trail winding through the trees

SAN FRANCISCO – Sixty-one couples tied the knot amid the towering trees of Stern Grove last year, making it the most popular San Francisco park in which to wed in 2018.

On Valentine’s Day, the San Francisco Recreation and Park ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 13, 2019

SF Residents: Parks Make City More Livable

People walking on a paved walkway flanked by foliage

SAN FRANCISCO –– Seventy eight percent of San Franciscans think the condition of the city’s parks are improving, a bright spot in poll results measuring the public’s satisfaction with city services and issues.

The&am...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 24, 2019

Restroom Monitor Program Expands to Seven Additional Park Locations

SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco will dramatically boost the number of park restrooms staffed by trained monitors, part of the City’s commitment to improving quality of life in neighborhoods most in need.

The San Francisco Human Services Commission t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 17, 2019

Recreation and Park Commission Approves Outside Lands Contract Extension

Large crowd and stage at Outside Lands festival

The agreement, which will now go before the San Francisco Board of Supervisors for final approval, extends the contract to 2031. Outside Lands, which highlights the City’s music, arts and culinary offerings, draws more than 2 million visitors an...

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Press Releases

News Flash

Posted on: January 27, 2020

Richmond Playground Open House and Design Workshop

Capital Project Update

Please join us for an Open House and informal design workshop!

Give your input on concept designs for the upcoming renovation of the play area at Richmond Playground. The Open House will be an opportunity to express your priorities regarding playground the...

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Richmond Playground Renovation- Let'sPlaySF!
Posted on: December 11, 2019

Richmond Playground Open House- Thank You!

Capital Project Update

We had a wonderful Public Open House on November 2nd! About 50 people stopped by on a sunny Saturday morning to participate in the project by learning about the scope, making suggestions for park design and programming, voting on site elements, and engagi...

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Richmond Playground Renovation- Let'sPlaySF!
Posted on: November 2, 2019

Richmond Playground Open House

Capital Project Update

Recreation and Parks hosted an Open House regarding the upcoming renovation of the play area at Richmond Playground. The event included activities and information about the project, followed by a discussion about what you would like to see happen with the...

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Richmond Playground Renovation- Let'sPlaySF!

News Flash

Posted on: October 27, 2018

Successful Community Meeting

Capital Project Update

Saturday July 28th the Planning and Recreation and Park Departments hosted a meeting to discuss the Schlage Lock development project and plans for use of development impact fees in Visitacion Valley. 

Meeting information

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Schlage Lock Park Project

News Flash

Posted on: March 31, 2020

Sergeant J Macaulay Park Construction is Nearing Completion!

Capital Project Update

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,...

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Sgt. John Macaulay Park Renovation
Posted on: March 5, 2020

SGT MACAULAY PARK NEARING COMPLETION

Capital Project Update

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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Sgt. John Macaulay Park Renovation
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Construction Photos DEC 2019

Capital Project Update

Some exciting updates; see below: 

Formwork for curved concrete seatwalls. The area in between will be the sloped walkway to the upper play area. 

Concrete retaining wall which will contain the upper play area. 

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Sgt. John Macaulay Park Renovation
Posted on: October 18, 2019

Construction Update OCT 2019

Capital Project Update

Construction is in “full swing” at the park. Within the next month, much construction activity will be occurring, particularly concrete walls and paving, so you’ll start to see the park really take shape! Here are some photos...

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Sgt. John Macaulay Park Renovation
Posted on: June 17, 2019

Construction Begins!

Capital Project Update

We are in the exciting times as work on the ground has officially begun. Demolition will begin with removing the old play equipment, play surfacing and underlying concrete, as well as interior curbs, then will move to tree removal. As construction progres...

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Sgt. John Macaulay Park Renovation

News Flash

Posted on: May 28, 2020

Shoreview Park Project Update 5/28!

Capital Project Update

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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Shoreview Park Renovation Project
Posted on: October 16, 2019

Shoreview Groundbreaking Event

Capital Project Update

Amid a community celebration,  the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department broke ground today on a project that will transform Shoreview Park in the Bayview into a well-lit, accessible oasis for children to play and families to gather.

The $3...

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Shoreview Park Renovation Project
Posted on: August 14, 2019

Shoreview Park Renovation Update

Capital Project Update

We are happy to inform on the progress and next steps of the Shoreview Park Renovation Project. After a widespread community outreach and engagement from October 2017 to February 2018 to jointly develop the conceptual design for renovation, the Recreation...

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Shoreview Park Renovation Project
Posted on: June 15, 2019

Community Day

Capital Project Update

Join us at Hilltop Park (La Salle and Whitney Young Circle) to commemorate the upcoming renovation of Shoreview Park! Bring the family and climb high above the Bayview on our mobile rock wall! For more information, contact Paulina Araica here or ...

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Shoreview Park Renovation Project

News Flash

Posted on: April 30, 2020

COVID 19 Golden Gate Park (JFK Drive) Temporary Closure

ggp shuttle map image

Recreation and Parks, with help from SFMTA Accessible Services, is providing free accessible shuttle service in Golden Gate Park for the duration of the COVID-19 closure.  Current accessibility information follows:

The shuttle will operate seven d...

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Visual map of shuttle information Therapeutic Recreation
Posted on: April 1, 2020

Summer day camp registration postponed

save date postponed image

Families of children with disabilities who have not registered with us before:

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Therapeutic Recreation

News Flash

Posted on: March 2, 2020

TURK-HYDE MINI PARK REOPENS!

Capital Project Update

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, se...

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Turk-Hyde Mini Park Improvement Project
Posted on: December 4, 2019

TURK-HYDE CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

Capital Project Update

A view of the boulder terrace. It will be surrounded by shade trees once complete. 

New concrete seat wall and boulder terrace. 

Footings for the shade structure with hanging benches. 

Concrete seatwall formwork. The area in the fo...

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Turk-Hyde Mini Park Improvement Project
Posted on: October 18, 2019

TURK-HYDE CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

Capital Project Update

Construction is in “full swing” at the park. Within the next month, much construction activity will be occurring, particularly concrete walls, paving, and the boulder terrace, so you’ll start to see the park really take shape...

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Turk-Hyde Mini Park Improvement Project
Posted on: June 17, 2019

CONSTRUCTION BEGINS AT TURK-HYDE MINI PARK

Capital Project Update

We are in the exciting times as work on the ground has officially begun. All major demolition is complete and next up is utility work. Stay tuned for more updates and, as always, please contact the project manager with any questions. We will be sure to po...

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Turk-Hyde Mini Park Improvement Project

News Flash

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: February 7, 2020

WASHINGTON SQUARE UPDATE- FEB 2020

Capital Project Update

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 roo...

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Washington Square Water Conservation Project
Posted on: December 11, 2019

WASHINGTON SQUARE REOPENS- DEC 2019

Capital Project Update

Washington Square Park is now open!  And thank you to all of the partners that helped to make this a great project. See the piece John King wrote about it in the Chronicle here.

Thanks to all who came to the ribbon cutting ceremony and cel...

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Washington Square Water Conservation Project
Posted on: July 15, 2019

WASHINGTON SQUARE CONSTRUCTION UPDATE- JUL 2019

Capital Project Update

We are in the third week of construction on the Washington Square project. Azul Works has been making great progress and tree protection fencing was installed during the first week to define the areas where hand excavation is required. In the photo below ...

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Washington Square Water Conservation Project
Posted on: June 17, 2019

WASHINGTON SQUARE CLOSURE- JUN 2019

Capital Project Update

Washington Square Water Conservation Project set to begin this week. Construction fencing will be installed around the lawn and pathways for the Washington Square project on June 20.  During construction, the playground and restrooms will remain ...

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Washington Square Water Conservation Project

News Flash

Posted on: May 6, 2020

West Portal Playground Project is Nearing Completion!

Capital Project Update

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:

  • Playground ...
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West Portal Playground Renovation- Let'sPlaySF!
Posted on: January 29, 2020

Playground Equipment Installation

Capital Project Update

The playground is looking colorful, as the contractor has begun installing playground equipment! Once they complete playground equipment installation, they will be starting on the nature exploration area. Stay tuned for more updates.

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West Portal Playground Renovation- Let'sPlaySF!
Posted on: November 21, 2019

Tennis Court Lighting Restored

Capital Project Update

Tennis court lighting has been restored at West Portal Playground, covering both night time and morning hours. Thank you for your patience and please reach out with any questions regarding playground renovation construction to Melinda.Sullivan@sfgov.org o...

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West Portal Playground Renovation- Let'sPlaySF!
Posted on: October 24, 2019

Tennis Court Lighting Out of Service

Capital Project Update

Due to construction activities, including the need to get waterproofing work done as soon as possible, tennis court lighting is temporarily out of service. We are working to reinstate lighting as quickly as we can, anticipated sometime in November 2019.

We...

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West Portal Playground Renovation- Let'sPlaySF!
Posted on: October 22, 2019

Construction Update

Capital Project Update

Construction is moving along on West Portal Playground renovation. The contractor is finishing up with demolition work and preparing to pour the first concrete walls and complete waterproofing scope. The Rec and Park and Public Works team has been coordin...

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West Portal Playground Renovation- Let'sPlaySF!
Posted on: September 26, 2019

Construction to Start

Capital Project Update

After a successful “Play Day” on Saturday, September 21, we are excited to report that construction will start on the playground renovation this coming week of September 30.  Rec and Park and Public Works project team members ...

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West Portal Playground Renovation- Let'sPlaySF!

News Flash

Posted on: May 1, 2020

Willie "Woo Woo" Wong Play Equipment Installed!

Capital Project Update

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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Willie "Woo Woo" Wong Playground Improvement Project
Posted on: April 17, 2020

Willie “Woo Woo” Wong Playground – Play Equipment Delivery

Capital Project Update

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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Willie "Woo Woo" Wong Playground Improvement Project
Posted on: February 13, 2019

Construction Update FEB 2019

Capital Project Update

Demolition is complete and the site is now nearly a clean slate. After a hiatus for Chinese New Year, we are now beginning foundation work both in the building (what’s left of it!) and outdoors as well for the walls and ramps. After this work is...

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Willie "Woo Woo" Wong Playground Improvement Project
Posted on: October 18, 2018

Construction Underway

Capital Project Update

If you have walked by the park lately, you will have noticed big changes! Site demolition is well underway, and work inside the building will begin within two weeks. Concrete demolition will continue into November, after which things should quiet down a b...

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Willie "Woo Woo" Wong Playground Improvement Project
Posted on: September 7, 2018

Construction Begins!

Capital Project Update

As you may have seen, construction has just gotten underway at the park. The Construction fence is up and play equipment has been salvaged for reuse in other parks (including Portsmouth Square). Passersby may not see much outdoor activity since work in Se...

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Willie "Woo Woo" Wong Playground Improvement Project

News Flash

Posted on: January 6, 2020

Construction Update JAN 2020

Capital Project Update

Contractors have begun removing the old synthetic turf and infill at the soccer field.  Other improvements around the soccer field include replacing the fencing, installing new lights, repairing the bleachers and repainting the restroom.

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Youngblood Coleman Synthetic Turf Replacement Project
Posted on: July 11, 2019

Construction Award Update

Capital Project Update

The construction contract for this project has been awarded to Robert A. Bothman Construction Corporation and Yerba Buena Engineering. Work will commence in December 2019 and will run approximately 4 months.

Thank you for your patience while we complete th...

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Youngblood Coleman Synthetic Turf Replacement Project
Posted on: January 10, 2019

Preparing to Bid

Capital Project Update

We are in the home stretch of preparing the bid package and plan to put this project out to bid by the end of January.

Construction is anticipated to start in December 2019 and will run approximately 4 months.

Youngblood Coleman Synthetic Turf Replacement Project
Posted on: October 23, 2018

Design Underway OCT 2018

Capital Project Update

Verde Design, Inc. is moving along with the design of this project and we will be reviewing 90% construction documents shortly.

Youngblood Coleman Synthetic Turf Replacement Project