Boeddeker Park – TPL Initiative

Father Alfred E. Boeddeker Park


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.

The Architect’s Newspaper: San Francisco’s Boeddeker Park is a green refuge

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

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