2008 Clean & Safe Parks Bond

Balboa Park Grand Opening


With the 2008 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond, the City and County of San Francisco began a new era of long term, strategic, and fiscally responsible capital investment in our parks and recreation system. The 2008 Bond embodies the same principals as the City’s Ten Year Capital Plan by prioritizing critical capital projects that impact the public’s safety and well-being; placing a strong emphasis on accountability and transparency, and most importantly, demonstrating the highest levels of fiscal restraint and responsibility with a comprehensive set of public oversight and accountability measures.

Neighborhood Parks Repair and Renovation Program

A safe place to play for everyone! Through our Neighborhood Parks Program, part of the 2008 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond, we are giving twelve of our most beloved parks the care they deserve. We have allocated $117 million of our Bond to fund park improvements to:

We have upgraded the parks landscape, amenities, playgrounds, buildings, and overall seismic safety in order to ensure their continued service to local neighborhoods for years to come.

Bond Programs

In addition to neighborhood parks, the 2008 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond also features:

Waterfront Park Repair, Renovation & Development Program

San Francisco’s waterfront is more than simply our city’s border. At water’s edge lies some of San Francisco’s best recreational opportunities, our most engaging parks, and enormous potential to create one of the most vibrant waterfronts in the world. Through the Waterfront Parks Repairs, Renovations, and Development Program, we are creating new publicly accessible waterfront parks along port land on the eastern, southern, and northern sides of San Francisco. We envision a continuous waterfront walkway connecting a series of major open spaces, each with a unique recreational opportunity for all San Franciscans to enjoy.

For more information regarding this program, please check the Port of San Francisco website.