Boeddeker Park is located in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood. The Tenderloin has the highest percentage of households living below the poverty line, is one of the densest districts in San Francisco, and suffers from a critical lack of open space. The new park design addresses community concerns, including improving safety, active and passive recreation opportunities for all ages, and beautification elements.
Scope of work
The renovation replaced aging play equipment that is inaccessible and non-compliant with the Americans with Disability Act, a clubhouse with significant visibility issues, and a major lack of green space.
A Community Driven Redesign Process
Community members participated in all phases of the playground and clubhouse redesign, presenting their hopes for the park at numerous workshops. See below to view the design plan, and before and after images. The Trust for Public Land lead the meetings and worked with Rec and Park on the design and construction of this Park.
Please click here to go to the Trust for Public Land project page.
By Michael Webb A few blocks from San Francisco’s Financial District and the tech wealth of SOMA is the Tenderloin, the city’s densest neighborhood, where the homeless line up for free meals, and many low-income tenants live in windowless rooms. Boeddeker Park, redesigned by WRNS Studio, serves as a desperately … Continue reading
The Trust for Public Land and San Francisco Recreation and Parks invite you to the reopening of Boeddeker Park in the city’s Tenderloin neighborhood, Wednesday, December 10, from 1 p.m. to to … Continue reading
For updates on the project visit The Trust for Public Land.
Originally opened in 1985, Boeddeker has certainly seen better days, but thanks to the Trust for Public Land, a variety of state grants, and the leadership of people like Betty Traynor, the cofounder of the Friends of Boeddeker Park, the park and its aging clubhouse are set for an $8.5 … Continue reading