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 under construction at the McLaren Community Garden! The renovation has begun with grading and utility work happening first. Construction is progressing smoothly, and is anticipated to last through early 2019. We are planning to re-open the Community Garden in the Spring of 2019. In the photograph of the … Continue reading
The construction documents for the McLaren Park Playground and Group Picnic Area renovation are nearly complete. The project is planned to be put out to bid this Fall with bids due at the end the end of 2018. We are eager to start construction in 2019!
The construction documents for the McLaren Park Playground are moving forward as planned. The project is still on track to go out to bid by the end of 2018. We are looking forward to construction in 2019!
We have great news to share! We are ready to move forward with construction of the McLaren Community Garden renovation! Renovation will include replacing the existing raised planter beds and compost bins, and providing new site amenities such as picnic tables, benches and potting table. We will also be installing … Continue reading
Visitacion Valley neighbors are invited to participate in the next community workshop on Saturday, July 28, 2018, 10am – 12:30pmat the Visitacion Valley Library. The workshop agenda will be organized in two parts. Rec and Park and city staff have begun preliminary planning and design work on projects identified by the … Continue reading
We are happy to report that Rec and Park has been awarded an Outdoor Environmental Education Grant for $250,000 from the California Natural Resources Agency Department of Parks and Recreation to help fund trail improvements in McLaren Park. This funding will supplement the 2012 Bond funding that we have committed for … Continue reading
Thank you to all who participated in the McLaren Park vision planning process. You can find the final Vision Plan report by clicking here. 4 priority project areas and best management practices were developed as part of the Vision Plan, which was approved by the Rec and Park Commission in … 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.