Palega Playground Improvements

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Palega Playground, a Portola District favorite, offers the perfect balance of indoor and outdoor recreation space to local residents. As a direct result of the community’s efforts we gave this 80-year-old park and playground a $21 million makeover with 2008 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond funds.

Park users and the local community helped mold what is one of our biggest renovation efforts of the Neighborhood Parks Program. We provided a newly renovated recreation center, children’s play area, and athletic courts that give park users even better places to play. We also restored existing roads and pathways and improved irrigation, lighting, and park accessibility to ensure a safer, more convenient community center that will stand the test of time.


Palega Rec Center Before Renovation

Palega Rec Center Before Renovation

Palega Playground offers nearly 6-acres of indoor and outdoor recreation space to its users. Visitors take advantage of the recreation center’s many offerings including basketball courts and multipurpose areas for various programs and classes. Outside, the park offers several fields and open space for athletic activities including baseball, tennis, and soccer. The play area, complete with climbing structures and swings, is a go-to spot for families with children.

Perhaps best known for its sculptured gardens, unique trails, and bustling basketball courts, the park also offers visitors a clubhouse, children’s playground, tennis court, baseball diamond, and multipurpose turf-area.

Updates on Palega Recreation Center

Palega Recreation Center is still under construction having opened 4 months ago. Palega Rec is currently closed from 03/26/2014 – 03/27/2014 for Open Gym for  floor repair. We will re-open on Friday 03/28/2014. While the gym is closed feel free to come in and enjoy our outdoor facility, various multi-purpose rooms, or our indoor … Continue reading

Palega Recreation Center Reopens After $21.2 Million Renovation

SAN FRANCISCO— The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department and city officials, including Supervisor Malia Cohen, joined hundreds of Portola District friends and neighbors today in celebrating the reopening of Palega Recreation Center, a neighborhood favorite. The 80-year-old park and recreation center recently underwent a $21.2 million makeover, thanks to … Continue reading

Palega Playground Renovation _ update

Project is 92% complete, we are now entering the final phases of work; Gym interior painting is ongoing, Gym floor is currently being installed, all toilet & bathroom fixtures are complete, interior radiators are substantially complete. New storefront windows are being installed at the addition, wrapping up miscellaneous roof installation. … Continue reading

Palega Construction Progress_ Project update

Project is approximately 72% complete. Progress continues on the Palega Improvements, including window flashing, exterior stucco. On the interior, contractor is proceeding with sheetrock and taping, storefront windows prep work, casework, mechanical registers, radiant piping are proceeding. Site work is also ongoing, including main lines, irrigation, underground utilities and fencing. Structural steel … Continue reading

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