Joe DiMaggio Playground Improvement Project

Improved View at JoeD

Completed and open to the public November 2015!


The Joe DiMaggio Playground is a 2-acre park with a children’s play area, tennis courts, bocce courts, pool building, and sports courts. It sits directly next to the newly constructed North Beach Library and will transform one block of Mason Street from a street with vehicular traffic into a public park space. This project will reorganize and renovate all portions of the park, including:

– Expanded and improved children’s play area with new safety and ADA requirements;
– New and upgraded landscaping;
– New and additional seating throughout the park;
– Increased park safety and increased internal connections within the park;
– Relocated and improved tennis courts;
– New and improved lighting;
– New and expanded bocce courts and picnic area; and
– Resurfaced sports courts with new sports equipment and facilities.

The park’s renovation realizes a decade-old vision of the North Beach community. The neighbors, led by the Friends of Joe DiMaggio Playground, have been active participants in the planning and design of the project, as well as independently fundraising for upgrades for the new project.

Funding Source

This project is funded by the 2012 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond; it has received $6.3 million for the project. Additionally, the Friends of Joe DiMaggio Playground is actively fundraising for additional upgrades to the park. For more information and to donate to these efforts, please visit the Friends’ website:


Construction begins January 2015.
Park is scheduled to reopen Winter 2015-2016, pending any major unforeseen circumstances.

Joe DiMaggio – Fence Improvements

Hello Neighbors! We hope that you are enjoying the new and improved Joe DiMaggio Playground!  As you may have noticed, the contractor has been on site making improvements to the perimeter fence. Portions of the original installed fence were not accepted by the Recreation and Parks Department and the contractor is replacing … Continue reading

Joe DiMaggio Playground – Almost There!

Dear Neighbors, It’s been awhile since my last post, but things are moving along quickly out at the park.  I am pleased to announce that the Rec & Park Department is throwing a grand opening event on Saturday, November 14th!  Save the Date! I will post the event details later this month. In the … Continue reading

Joe DiMaggio – construction photos

Hello Everyone – progress at the construction site is going very well. Here are a few recent photos from within the construction zone to show the progress. A view of the western side of the site, showing the newly finished tennis courts: The new bocce courts and picnic area (the wood … Continue reading

Joe DiMaggio Construction Updates

Hello Everyone, We are making steady progress with the Joe DiMaggio Playground’s construction. Most notably, the retaining walls all have a fresh coat of paint on them and the tennis court has fences and new lights. The contractor is focusing on the western edge of the site, including the old Mason Street area and … Continue reading

Recent Construction Photos of Joe DiMaggio Playground

We’re moving along quickly over at the Joe DiMaggio Playground & I have a few exciting updates and photos to share: The asphalt is down at the new tennis courts. Next week, you’ll start to see walls painted, the fences installed, and then the final athletic surfacing and striping installed.  … Continue reading

Joe DiMaggio Playground – Construction Advisory

Hello Neighbors, The contractor will soon begin work on the small storage room along the south wall of the “blacktop” area. In order to access the storage room safely, they will be closing a portion of the parking and the sidewalk along Greenwich Street starting late this week.  We expect this … Continue reading

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