Schlage Lock – Future Park Sites

As part of the larger Schlage Lock/Visitacion Valley project, a private developer is going to build two new public parks on the former Schlage Lock site. The Recreation and Park Department (RPD) will purchase and maintain the parks, with financial Schlage Lock Parks Site Plan_with Labelsassistance for maintenance from the developer for 22 years. Prior to purchasing the parks, RPD will review the park design with assistance from the Visitacion Valley community and design practitioners. The goal of this review is to ensure the parks reflect community goals and RPD maintenance standards. Community members are invited to participate in this design review process.

The two parks addressed through this process are a “Linear Park” of approximately 33,000 square feet, also known as “Leland Greenway”; and a “Square Park” of about 40,000 square feet, also known as “Visitacion Park”.

More information about the Schlage project is available from the sf planning department: Click here to go to the Planning Department webpage.

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

Materials from 10-24-15 Schlage Parks meeting now available online

The Schalge Lock Parks Design Review Advisory Panel (DRAP) held another successful community meeting October 24, 2015. The community members helped narrow down the options for amenities to include the parks, discussed playground equipment and surface materials, and heard from the Art Commission staff about the Arts Enrichment process that … 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


The Schlage Lock Parks Design Review Advisory Panel (DRAP) hosted a successful meeting on Saturday, September 26th to discuss designs for the new Schlage Lock Parks.  The community participated in two design exercise.  The presentation slides, programming exercise boards, results of the park theme dot voting, and a summary of … 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

In 1999, the Schlage Lock Company closed its factory in the Visitacion Valley area. Since early 2002 the current land owner, Universal Paragon Corporation, has been working with various City agencies and residents of Visitacion Valley to develop a plan for the reuse of this important 20-acre site, which is bounded by Bayshore Boulevard, Blanken Avenue, Tunnel Avenue, and the San Francisco County-San Mateo County border.

Click here to go to the Planning Department webpage.

Several years of planning work and extensive community involvement resulted in the adoption of a Redevelopment Plan and master plan for the site, which included new housing, retail, community facilities, City services and open space. However, when the Redevelopment Agency was dissolved in early 2012, the subsequent loss of public funding for redevelopment of the site required that the City look for new ways to help make the project financially feasible. Since that time, the City’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) has been working with Universal Paragon Corporation (developer) to reassess the project’s feasibility and to look at potential ways to help move the project forward.

One way the City is able to assist with project feasibility is to purchase and maintain the parks. RPD staff negotiated with the developer regarding the potential future acquisition of the two parks. The developer will construct the parks as well as fund maintenance for 22 years, and RPD will purchase, operate and maintain the completed parks. The developer has agreed to sell the land at a significantly discounted price – a little over 50% of the appraised value – in exchange for RPD’s commitment at the time of the Development Agreement to purchase the sites. A term of the agreement is that the Recreation and Parks Commission shall approve the conceptual park design; the citizen’s Design Review Advisory Panel will advise RPD staff and the Recreation and Parks Commission.