The Esprit Park renovation is a partnership project between Recreation and Parks, UCSF and the Dogpatch & Northwest Potrero Hill Green Benefit District.
For updates and a summary of the latest Esprit Park Community Advisory Group (ECAG) Meetings, click on the FAQ tab below.
In summer 2018, the Board of Supervisors approved the Central Waterfront / Dogpatch Public Realm Plan an interagency effort led by the Planning Department that also involved Recreation and Parks. The Planning Department public process identified Esprit as one of the key sites in Dogpatch needing upgrade and renovation. At the time the Public Realm Plan was initiated, the renovation of Esprit Park was not a Rec and Park priority project and only a small amount of potential funding had been identified for Implementation. Esprit Park was highlighted by the SF Planning Department and Green Benefit District as a priority project during the Dogpatch Community Task Force negotiations with UCSF. UCSF’s subsequent commitment to contribute $5 million to the park’s upgrades elevated the project to a departmental and City priority.
Since UCSF’s commitment of $5 million, an additional $2.7 million in development impact fees has also been earmarked for the project by the Eastern Neighborhoods Citizens Advisory Committee. The proposed renovation plan for Esprit Park was developed with consultant Fletcher Studio and vetted by community members through the Planning Department-led Public Realm Plan process. This proposed renovation plan has been provisionally accepted by the Rec and Park Department. The purpose of the current phase of the project is to translate that community-driven plan into a final concept plan and construction documents that will shape the renovation.
Changes to the plan will occur only if discoveries about site conditions, regulatory reviews, budgetary restraints etc. force adjustments. And, even then, the goal is to steer as closely as possible to the original plan.
On May 22, Rec & Park hosted an Esprit Community Advisory Group (ECAG) meeting. The meeting featured special guest Christine Gasparac, Senior Director of Community Relations for UCSF, and Toks Ajike, Director of Capital and Planning for RPD. The meeting agenda focused on receiving feedback on the proposed dog play … Continue reading
On April 11, Rec & Park hosted an Esprit Community Advisory Group (ECAG) meeting. The discussion topics presented included play nodes/exercise areas and circulation. Handouts from the meeting & meeting notes will be posted under the FAQs tab of the main Esprit Park Renovation Project page of the Rec and … Continue reading
Rec & Park hosted another Esprit Community Advisory Group (ECAG) Meeting on March 14. The presentation focused on the drainage at the site, and surfacing for the future dog play area. Handouts from the meeting will be posted under the FAQs tab of the main Esprit Park Renovation Project page … Continue reading
Thanks to the Esprit Community Advisory Group (ECAG) members as well as additional members of the public who came out for a productive meeting on January 10, 2019. Meeting notes and relevant documents have been posted under the FAQs tab of the main Esprit Park Renovation Project page of the … Continue reading
Our next ECAG meeting will be this Thursday, January 10, from 6:30-8:15 pm at 654 Minnesota Street, in the Tivoli Room. Please feel free to join us for this meeting. Click here for meeting agenda. The Esprit Park Community Advisory Group was set up with two functions in mind: To … Continue reading
Thanks to the Esprit Community Advisory Group (ECAG) members as well as additional members of the public who came out for a productive meeting on October 25, 2018. Please click on links below for meeting notes and relevant attachments. All of these documents will also be posted within the coming … Continue reading
Our next ECAG meeting will be next Thursday, October 25, from 6:30-8:00 pm at 654 Minnesota Street, in the Tivoli Room. Please feel free to join us for this meeting. The Esprit Park Community Advisory Group was set up with two functions in mind: To provide community-based feedback as the … Continue reading
ECAG Meeting - May 22, 2019
ECAG Meeting - April 11, 2019
ECAG Meeting – March 14, 2019
- Agenda 3-14-19
- Questions Combined from 1/10 and 3/14/19 Meetings
- Capital Project Schedule Draft Work Plan
- Presentation 3-14-19
- Roll-up Budget Draft 3-14-19
- Notes from 3-14-19
ECAG Meeting – January 10, 2019
- Agenda 1-10-2019
- Questions from 10.25.18 ECAG Meeting
- Notes 1-10-2019
- Flip chart notes Amenities
- Flip chart notes Amenities continued
- Flip Chart Notes DPA 1
- Flip Cahrt Notes DPA 2
- Flip Chart Notes Maintenance
- DPA Performance Standards and Precedent Images_Physical Enclosure
- DPA Performance Standards and Precedent Images_Surfacing
- Esprit Audio Meeting Recordings