Thanks to the Friends of Franklin Square who lobbied successfully to install new adult exercise equipment including: two level parallel horizontal bars, parallel bars, horizontal ladder and light fixtures on fence poles to illuminate the western area of the park.
The project received $120K Eastern Neighborhood Benefit Funds; and $16K General Fund for the exercise equipment costs. Lighting is funded by an add-back allocated from the General Fund, secured by Supervisor Malia Cohen’s Office at $25K. The project may receive showplace Square/Potrero Open Space funding.
Lighting and Equipment
The project received $120K Eastern Neighborhood Benefit Funds for the improvement costs which includes a two-level parallel horizontal bar, parallel bars, horizontal ladder.
Because of little illumination along the western area of the park, the community requested several lights along this edge. With $25K funded by the Supervisor’s Office, several lamp fixtures will be attached to the athletic field fence poles illuminating the west path and patch of green.
The field was replaced in early 2017 and is now open to the public.
Construction for this project will begin summer 2018.
Franklin Square scope of improvements has been expanded to meet access code requirements and site constraints. The specific items are: Access: When the path leading to the exercise equipment is made accessible, the slope to the neighboring paths are increase requiring new steps and handrails for safety. Drainage: Leveling the … Continue reading