New Life at Balboa Park

Balboa Park Grand Opening

After a $3.5 million renovation at one of San Francisco’s busiest parks, neighbors and park users are rejoicing. Balboa Park, one of three parks in the city that the Trust for Public Land is helping to overhaul, is a popular community hub for residents, soccer players, families, students and baseball players alike. The renovation, which was also funded in part by the 2008 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond, includes a new school-age play area, renovated tennis courts, new picnic areas, improved landscaping and pathways, safety improvements along Sgt. Young Drive, community art, and a new skate park, which is set to open in about a month. On August 18, Supervisors John Avalos, Sean Elsbernd and Scott Wiener joined Rec and Park Commissioner Allan Low to help cut the ribbon on the new park. To see a video of the event, click: