Get ready to go out and play, San Francisco! Through the Park Playfield Repair and Reconstruction Program initiative, part of our 2008 Clean and Safe Neighborhoods Park Bond, we are working with the City Fields Foundation to provide $8.5 million worth of renovations and improvements to 10 lucky fields across the City.
Over the years, a chronic shortage of quality athletic fields has made it difficult for sports-loving locals to enjoy their favorite pastimes. Through our program, we will provide fields across the City with new synthetic turf and lights. We are also working to increase capacity so that players can get more use out of our existing fields.
We are currently in the third phase of a multi-phased program to furnish city soccer, baseball, and other playing fields with more durable synthetic turf. In previous years, we invested over $8 million in this program through a revenue bond. Through the 2008 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond, we added another $8.5 million to support the cause. With $25 million in matching funds from the City Fields Foundation, we will all be playing soon!