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!
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
McLaren Park Playground and Group Picnic Area Renovation was advertised to potential contractors, and the project bids are due today! There will be a public bid opening, followed by a certification of the results by City staff. The project is anticipated to go before the Rec & Park Department Commission … Continue reading
We are more than half way through our renovation of the McLaren Community Garden! The contractor has completed all the concrete work and built all the raised planter beds. The next steps will be installing the fencing, followed by the site furnishings, including benches, tables, gazebo, greenhouse, and tool shed. … Continue reading
The McLaren Park Trails Improvement Project team has applied for another grant in an effort to leverage already committed 2012 Bond funding. Staff will present this grant opportunity to the Recreation and Park Commission Capital Committee on Wednesday, November 7. Click here for hearing agenda and time and location details. The … Continue reading
We have great news to share! We have completed our design phase for the McLaren Park Playground and Group Picnic Area Renovation Project! The project will be advertised to contractors next week. The bid and award phase of the project is anticipated to take 5 months, and construction is planned … 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.