Acquisitions – Future Park Sites


In order to meet the growing need for open space in San Francisco, RPD continues to acquire new parks. With the help of the voter-approved Proposition C: the Open Space Fund, RPD has added new park land over the past decade. Park acquisitions can be accomplished in several ways: 1) through the Open Space Acquisition Fund, 2) with Development Impact fees paid by new developments, 3) private donation, and more. Keep up to date with new park acquisitions and future park sites, and find out how RPD prioritizes and selects sites for acquisition through the tabs below.

Recent Acquisitions

Recently Opened Parks and Parks Under Construction
17th & Folsom “In Chan Kajaal” Park Site
Noe Valley Town Square

Approved Park Acquisitions
500 Pine Street – St. Mary’s Square Extension
900 Innes/India Basin Shoreline Park
11th & Natoma Streets’ Future Park Site
Francisco Reservoir
Guy Place
Schlage Lock Parks

India Basin Open Space Plan Moves Forward

SAN FRANCISCO – A plan to revitalize a network of waterfront open space in the city’s southeast by rehabilitating and uniting several poorly conditioned existing open spaces into a single, seamless design received approval by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors today. Supervisors voted to certify the environmental impact report … Continue reading

Guy Place Mini Park News!

The long-anticipated Guy Place Mini Park project is on the move again! The park design, which was approved in 2014, has been adjusted to replace eight of the park’s proposed vine columns with eight multi-trunk birch trees. These trees will provide canopy coverage with dappled shade over the park. The trees feature … Continue reading

Site Furnishings from Noe Valley Town Square Site Reused or Recycled

Per Urban Greening Grant requirements, site furnishings that were removed from the parking lot and pocket park at the Noe Valley Town Square site will be reused (vast majority) or recycled.  Site furnishings to be reused include banner poles, benches, seats and trash cans, as shown below.

Let Us Know What You Think About Artwork Proposed for Noe Valley Town Square

The San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) is working with the Recreation and Park Department and residents of Noe Valley to commission an artwork for the new Noe Valley Town Square that will inspire and engage residents and visitors and enhance their connection to recreation and to the neighborhood. The artist … Continue reading


The third meeting of the Schlage Lock Parks Design Review Advisory Panel will be held Saturday, October 24, 2015, 10:00am-12:00pm, in the Visitacion Valley Library Community Room (201 Leland Ave).  At this meeting the panel and community will discuss revised designs of the two proposed parks based on input from the … Continue reading


We wanted to invite you to an upcoming Task Force Meeting regarding upcoming planning for the new addition to the India Basin shoreline – 900 Innes. Learn more and share your ideas. Please see the meeting details below: Thursday August 27 2:30 – 5:30 pm Our Lady of Lourdes Church … Continue reading

Schlage Lock Parks Design Review Advisory Panel Meeting Schedule

The first meeting of the Schlage Lock Parks Design Review Advisory Panel will be held Saturday, July 25, 2015, 12:00-1:00pm, in the Visitacion Valley Library Community Room. This meeting will follow a meeting hosted by the Schlage Lock Development project sponsor regarding the design of the proposed buildings. The building design … Continue reading


The Recreation and Parks Department is currently in the process of acquiring a 0.48-acre lot for a new park on the corner of 11th street and Natoma in SoMa. The new park will be about the same size as Patricia’s Green and will provide additional open space in SoMa, which is expected to experience significant population growth over the next few decades. The acquisition will be paid for by the Open Space Acquisition Fund, and development costs are expected to be funded by impact fees from new developments. The acquisition has been approved by the Recreation and Park Commission in 2016 and will be before the Board of Supervisors in Spring 2017. Park construction is expected to begin in 2024, once the existing tenants’ lease expires.

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For more information, contact Deputy Director of Planning, Stacy Bradley, or 415-575-5609.


The Potrero HOPE SF Project is a revitalization of the Potrero Terrace and Potrero Annex public housing sites into a new mixed income housing development. The project will include approximately 3.5 acres of new open spaces including a 0.75-acre “Central Park” that RPD will acquire (the acquisition has been tentatively approved by the Recreation and Park Commission). Park development and maintenance for a 25-year period will be paid for by the developer. At the time of the development phase for the new park RPD will be leading the design process for the new park, and the final conceptual design will be approved by the Recreation and Park Commission. The new park, on 24th street between Arkansas and Missouri, is expected to open to the public in 2026. For more information about the Potrero HOPE SF Project, visit this page:

For more information, contact Jordan Harrison, SF Recreation and Park Department, or 415-575-5602.