Scope of Work
Rec and Park is excited to be moving forward with the renovation of the McLaren Community Garden! The design team has refined the garden’s schematic design, which can be seen here:
The design creates a welcoming entrance into the garden with communal planter beds for herbs and trailing vegetables, sheltered gathering spaces for groups, and ornamental gates and fencing, while also creating a utilitarian garden designed to accommodate over 80+ garden plots. This garden serves as an anchor for McLaren Park in the Visitacion Valley Neighborhood. Building on its history of serving the senior population, the upper terrace will be fully ADA accessible and allow seniors to recreate and work in the garden. Specific improvements will include replacing all of the raised planter beds, new compost bins, potting table, tool shed, picnic tables, beds and a gazebo, as well as infrastructure improvements including new irrigation and fencing.
The Community Garden construction will follow the construction of a new the rain garden, built by San Francisco Public Utilities Commission to reduce the rainwater entering our city’s sewer system. The Leland Avenue Rain Garden will be located immediately north of the community garden and regular project updates can be found at sfwater.org/vvgreennodes and sfwater.org/ssip
Let us know if you have any questions!
McLaren Park Community Garden: Alexis Ward email@example.com
Leland Avenue Rain Garden: SFPUC Communications at (415) 554-3289 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Funding comes from the 2008 and 2012 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond; the community applied for and received a Community Opportunity Fund Award from the 2008 Bond, and a portion of the funds designated for McLaren Park from the 2012 Bond have been allocated to this project.
After making some modifications to the design, the McLaren Community Garden Project is back out to bid. Potential contractors are encouraged to review the bid solicitation here: http://mission.sfgov.org/OCABidPublication/BidDetail.aspx?K=13212 Construction is planned to begin in Fall of 2018!
We are excited to share with you the final Vision Planning Process Report. Click here to view the report and click here for the Appendix. Watch this space for upcoming continued planning meetings for the Trails + Paths, Courts, and Amphitheater portion of the project. We look forward to speaking … Continue reading
The project team has completed the construction documents for the McLaren Community Garden Renovation and the project is out to bid. We are aiming to begin construction this Summer. Stay tuned for updates!
We are excited to announce that the Recreation and Park Department Commission has approved allocating an additional $250,000 to the Community Garden’s Project budget. With these funds, we hope to fund a greenhouse, additional site furnishings including benches and tables, and additional raised planter beds. We are planning to be … Continue reading
San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (SFRPD) and San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) are partnering to improve McLaren Park Leland Avenue entrance with two projects: SFPUC will build a new Rain Garden to capture, retain, filter, and absorb rain water in a series of terraced planters between the Visitacion … Continue reading
Guided Walk + Discussion Saturday, February 25, 2017, 9:30 am- 12:00 pm Walk leaves promptly at 9:45 and returns to starting location. WHAT: A guided walk on some of McLaren Park’s trails … Continue reading
Hi everyone! I am happy to share that yesterday, the Recreation and Park Department Capital Committee approved the concept design for the McLaren Community Garden renovation. The item will go on the Consent Calendar for full Commission on February 23. The construction documents are moving along smoothly and we are … Continue reading