Lincoln Park Steps Improvement Project

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Great news, Lincoln Park Steps are about to receive some much needed attention. The stairs are the gateway to the Legion of Honor and Lands End, and are in disrepair.


Lincoln Park Steps are located in the Richmond District at the end of California Street and 33rd Avenue and provide vertical entry into Lincoln Park. Because the stairs were in a state of disrepair, the neighbors formed the Friends of Lincoln Park (FoLP) to develop a plan to improve the stairs.

On December 8, 2008, the Recreation and Park Commission approved the conceptual design to repair the steps, landings, pillars, benches, sidewalls and to install ornamental/mosaic tiles, designed by a local artist, on the vertical surfaces; Resolution Number 0812-008. In 2010, the Friends of Lincoln Park Steps received a Community Opportunity Fund award to implement these improvements; Resolution Number 1110-005. The stair treads and landings will be treated with slip resistance tiles approved by the Mayor’s Office on Disability.

Construction on the steps will begin mid-October and finish in Spring 2015.

Below is a map of the closure area and alternate routes to Lincoln Park and the Lands End Trail.

Lincoln Park Steps_Closer Notice

Lincoln Park Steps-Closer Area

We appreciate your patience during construction.

The first phase of the project has already been completed, see photo below.

Lincoln Park Steps before_after

Before and After

The next phase pictured below, is a rendering of the tile work to be added to the steps, as part of the renovation.

Lincoln Park Steps_rendering



Funding comes from the 2008 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond, Community Opportunity Fund award and a grant from Friends of Lincoln Park.

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