Thanks so much to everyone who has participated in the McLaren Park Vision Plan Process. The Recreation and Park Commission approved the Vision Plan and the expenditure of the 2012 Bond money in November 2017 for the Tier One Priority Projects.
With help from our design and outreach consultant team, we have created a report that documents the overall Vision Plan Process and the Tier One Priority Projects that resulted from it. To view it click here and click here to view the Appendix.
If you have comments on the report please feel free to reach out to Alexis Ward at Alexis.Ward@sfgov.org.
Thank you for all your involvement!
We are excited to be continuing the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater Improvement Project! The scope of the project is based on the extensive McLaren Park Vision Planning Process that has been in progress. We are planning on holding the 2nd Community Meeting in early May 2019. Stay tuned for more info.
SAN FRANCISCO – City leaders and community members today celebrated the opening of side-by-side environmental features at McLaren Park: A renovated oasis for community gardeners and a new rain garden system to manage stormwater. The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department’s McLaren Community Garden re-opened with additional plots to accommodate four times … Continue reading
Join us from 10 a.m. to noon for a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, March 23 as we open the McLaren Community Garden! We will have brief remarks, family-friendly gardening activities and … Continue reading
You might have noticed — it has been raining a lot! So there is still a bit of work to complete on Phase 1, mostly near the turtles across from the group picnic area. The ground needs to dry out before the paving can be finished. Meanwhile, Phase 2 down … Continue reading
Work has begun on the first of four phases, from the group picnic crossing at Shelley Drive to Gambier Plaza. We’ve experienced a few short weather delays, but Phase 2 near the basketball court should begin on schedule, weather permitting, the week of Feb 19 at which time the remaining … Continue reading
Based on the McLaren Park community’s Vision Plan, we are re-paving many of the deteriorated asphalt paths in the Gambier Plaza area of the park. We are also pruning and removing some trees whose roots or limbs obstruct these paths. For every tree removed, we will plant two new ones in the … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Commission today approved a plan to transform an under-used part of John McLaren Park into a high ropes challenge focusing on leadership and character development for local youth and others. A project of SF Rec and Parks and Outward Bound California … Continue reading
Rec and Park Commission
Amphitheater Focus Area Workshop
Roadways Focus Area Workshop
Group Picnic and Playground Focus Area Workshop 2
Trails + Paths Focus Area workshop 3
Group Picnic Focus Area Workshop 1
Trails + Paths focus Area Workshop 2
Courts Focus Area Workshop
Trails + Paths focus Area Workshop 1
Score Card (English)
Score Card (Chinese)
Score Card (Spanish)
Process and Summary Boards (English)
Process and Summary Boards (Chinese)
Process and Summary Boards (Spanish)
Informational Boards (English)
Informational Boards (Chinese)
Informational Boards (Spanish)
Here are the Presentation Boards used to inform the decision making process behind the Game Board:Imagine My McLaren - Game Board
A. What We Heard
B. Site Analysis
D. Identity Station
F. Points of Interesting
Treasure Hunt and Fun Day!
How much money was mclaren park allocated from the 2012 Bond?
John McLaren Park was allocated $10 million in general funding and $2 million for Trails. These funds can be used for capital improvements and may include, but are not limited to, the following types of projects:
- Restoration of natural features, including lakes, meadows, and landscapes
- Recreational Assets, such as playgrounds, playfields, courts, and picnic areas
- Connectivity and Access, such as roads, pedestrian safety, paths, and trails
What about Natural Areas? Don't they get additional funding?
$1.5 million of funds allocated to John McLaren Park, shall be allocated to projects that create or restore:
- Natural features, such as lakes, meadows, and landscapes;
- Habitat for the park's many species of plants and animals.
How will Projects be prioritized?
Rec and Park staff will make recommendations to PROSAC and the RPD Commission on a capital plan to guide expenditure of these funds. These recommendations will be informed by:
- Community process and outreach;
- Evaluating existing master plans and policy documents;
- Scoping by RPD Capital staff; and
- Overall project readiness.