2012 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond

McLaren Playground Image of newest rendering

With 72% approval, voters enthusiastically supported the 2012 San Francisco Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond (2012 Bond) giving the department an additional $195 million to continue capital projects for the renewal and repair of our parks, recreation, and open space assets. The 2012 Bond includes funding for 15 neighborhood parks, long awaited investment in Golden Gate Park, John McLaren Park, and Lake Merced, as well as renovations to the parks’ support infrastructure.

Specifically, the 2012 Bond proposal allocates:

– $99 million for Neighborhood Parks, selected based on community feedback, their physical condition, the variety of amenities offered, seismic safety risk, and neighborhood density
– $34.5 million for Waterfront Open Spaces
– $15.5 million for Failing Playgrounds
– $12 million for the Community Opportunity Fund
– $21 million for Golden Gate Park, Lake Merced, and McLaren Park
– $13 million for forestry, trails, and water conservation

The 2008 bond has helped to address the more than $1 billion in capital needs faced by the city’s park system by implementing $195 million in park improvements project at sites all across the city. The 2012 Parks Bond will focus on renovating and improving parks to respond to our neighborhoods’ and users’ needs.

Below is the list of projects, contained in the Bond; please note that not all projects will begin planning this year, as the Bond projects are rolled out in three separate phases.

PROJECTS & PROGRAMS

Neighborhood Park Sites

Citywide Programs

WATERFRONT PARKS

  • Pier 43 New public plaza adjacent to Pier 43 Trail Promenade
  • Northeast Wharf Plaza Construct new 2.7 acre park withlarge lawn and view areas
  • Agua Vista Park Renovated and connected shoreline access with walking, biking, and view areas
  • Pier 70 Parks Shoreline restoration, environmental remediation, landscaping, and new public access
  • Warm Water Cove Renovate and expand park, with improvements to park access and amenities
  • Islais Creek Improvements Construct new public access with walkway and scenic lookouts

Buena Vista Park – Community Meeting

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 project, meet the team, … Continue reading

Margaret Hayward Playground Renovation Update – September 26, 2019

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 structure at plaza level is being framed. Compare the construction photos with previous renderings presented at our … Continue reading

West Portal Playground Construction to Start Week of Sept 30

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 met with contractor staff on site this week to complete a pre-construction survey. … Continue reading

Herz Playground – Outreach Continues!

Hi all- We are continuing to seek input on three draft designs for the Herz Playground renovation. The designs can be seen in Document Materials sidebar of the project page. The project team met with children from the local Boys & Girls Club and with residents from the Sunnydale Neighborhood. … Continue reading

McLaren Park Group Picnic Playground + Restroom News

Hi folks! The contractor is continuing to work at the Group Picnic Area in McLaren Park. The grading is complete and the concrete work is on-going. Rec Park staff will be presenting at October’s Rec Park Capital Committee Commission meeting for approval to increase the construction contract amount to include … Continue reading

Golden Gate Heights- Design Update

Hi folks! We are half way complete with the construction documents for the playground and field renovation. We will be performing a review with our maintenance yard and a cost estimate for the project at this milestone. We are still on track to complete this phase of the project by … Continue reading

CITYWIDE PROGRAMS

  • Playground Safety: Improve, renovate, replace playgrounds that are dilapidated
  • Citywide Parks: Enhance natural features of Golden Gate Park, John McLaren Park, and Lake Merced
  • Community Opportunity Fund: Continue to provide funds for small community-nominated projects as well as to leverage for matching funds for larger projects
  • Water Conservation: Replace old and outdated irrigation equipment with new permeable features and water efficient systems
  • Trails Improvement: To enhance existing trails and their surrounding landscape
  • Forestry: Address hazardous trees to protect life and property, and replant trees for a safer and healthier urban forest

WATERFRONT PARKS

  • Pier 43 New public plaza adjacent to Pier 43 Trail Promenade
  • Northeast Wharf Plaza Construct new 2.7 acre park withlarge lawn and view areas
  • Agua Vista Park Renovated and connected shoreline access with walking, biking, and view areas
  • Pier 70 Parks Shoreline restoration, environmental remediation, landscaping, and new public access
  • Warm Water Cove Renovate and expand park, with improvements to park access and amenities
  • Islais Creek Improvements Construct new public access with walkway and scenic lookouts

To follow the Waterfont projects click here to be taken to the Port website.