Recreation and Parks is partnering with The Trust for Public Land on improvements to the two playgrounds at Civic Center. The playgrounds are 20 years old and in need of renovation. These playgrounds serve an area where open space is limited including the Tenderloin, Western Addition, Hayes Valley, and South of Market neighborhoods. The playgrounds are also used by many daycares, school children and visitors to the surrounding cultural institutions including the Library and the Asian Art Museum. The goals for this renovation are to create unique, artful, safe and inviting play areas for families and children of different ages. The play areas need to fit in the context of Civic Center and also increase programming opportunities with cultural institutions.
The playground renovations are a generous gift from the Helen Diller Family Foundation, which has supported a number of programs and institutions in the Bay Area and throughout the world, including other award winning playground renovations in the city, such as the Helen Diller Play Area at Julius Kahn Playground in the Presidio and the recent Helen Diller playground in Mission Dolores Park.
PARTNERSHIP WITH THE TRUST FOR PUBLIC LAND
The Trust for Public Land is a national non-profit organization that works in partnership with the City and communities to ensure that everyone has access to quality parks and open space. Some of the recent playground renovation efforts resulting from this partnership include Hayes Valley Playground, Balboa Park, and Boeddeker Park.
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SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (SF Rec & Parks), The Trust for Public Land (TPL) and the Helen Diller Family Foundation, to officially open the newly renovated Helen Diller Civic Center Playgrounds, located in the heart of San Francisco’s Civic Center Historic District, on Valentines … Continue reading
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Construction is underway. The completion date is scheduled for early spring 2018.
Scope of Work: 2 new playgrounds Construction is underway. The completion date is scheduled for February 2018.
SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department in partnership with The Trust for Public Land and Civic Center Community Benefit District (CCCBD) announced today that Helen Diller Family Foundation will be expanding its $10 million playground renovation gift to Civic Center Plaza. Through The Trust for Public … Continue reading
Please join us for a celebratory update and exciting announcements on the renovation of the Civic Center Playgrounds & Plaza! It will take place Wednesday, May 17 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at … Continue reading