Geneva Ave Strip is an undeveloped open space located in District 11 at Geneva and Delano Avenues. Formerly, this 10,427sf site contained a few fruit and evergreen trees, and was overgrown with invasive ivy and pampas grass. The site is narrow and steep with a lot of potential to be developed into a productive, useful space for community members.
This is a community-driven project that received a 2008 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond Community Opportunity Fund (COF) Grant for $387,534 (View COF application by clicking here), with additional contributions totaling $55,00 from Supervisor Avalos. Because of rising construction costs and the fact that the site remediation was more extensive- and expensive- than anticipated, Rec and Park secured two additional grants totaling $900,000 from the State of California Department of Housing and Community Development to support the project.
The new garden will include the following features:
• Perimeter walls, fencing and gates
• Primary entrance along Delano Avenue
• Raised garden boxes with space for over 50 community garden assignments
• Accessible area of common amenities
• Additional landscaped areas
Once completed, this garden will be integrated with Rec and Park’s Community Gardens Program.
The Environmental Report for the Geneva Avenue Parcel (2010) found that the near-surface soil contained high concentrations of lead. Environmental remediation on site has been completed by a contractor, so the site is now food-safe and ready for a community garden!
The garden plan has been simplified and re-advertised to contractors as of Fall 2016. We anticipate having a contractor by January 2017 and the project being completed by Summer 2017.
SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announces the opening of the Geneva Community Garden today. The 10,427-square-foot community garden, located at Geneva and Delano Ave, is the 40th addition to the Department’s citywide community garden program. Last spring, the Department opened In Chan Kaajal at 17th and Folsom … Continue reading
Plant yourselves over at Geneva and Delano Avenues on February 24 for the grand opening celebration of the Geneva Community Garden! The opening of San Francisco’s newest community garden goes from 10 a.m. to noon … Continue reading
We are required to gain approval from the Recreation and Park Commission for construction contracts that exceed 10% base bid change orders or have considerable construction duration extensions. We will be presenting this situation to the Capital Committee of the Commission this coming Wednesday, December 7. Please see agenda item wording … Continue reading
Thanks to our neighbors for your cooperation and partnership and thanks to those waiting to grow plants or just enjoy the garden for your patience. The construction of the new Geneva Community Garden has been delayed for various reasons, including those listed below; however, we are excited to report … Continue reading
The contractor is making progress at Geneva Community Garden. Due to rainier weather than usual and unforeseen property line coordination issues, we are now anticipating project completion and garden opening in late summer. Thanks to our many adjacent neighbors for your cooperation and partnership and thanks to those waiting to … Continue reading
Please join us for the ground breaking of the Geneva Community Garden! It will take place on Thursday, February 9 from 4 to 5 p.m at Geneva and Delano avenues in District … Continue reading