COMPLETED PROJECT – THE PLAYGROUND IS OPEN!
Re-opened in January 2019, the renovation of Washington Square Playground is part of Let’sPlaySF!, a partnership between the Recreation and Park Department and the San Francisco Parks Alliance that seeks to inspire creativity and play throughout the City.
In the coming years, 13 playgrounds prioritized for improvement by a citizen task force will be reimagined and redesigned for this and future generations of San Francisco’s children. The Washington Square Playground Renovation will create an entirely new children’s play area for the community, and is the first of the 13 LetsPlaySF! playgrounds to be renovated around the City.
The playground renovation is complete! The scope of work for the project included the following:
- New safety surfacing throughout play area with undulating topography
- New play equipment featuring: a slide, tot swings, nest swing, babble drum, balancing disks, monkey bars, a tunnel, sculptural play elements, and a red-masked parrot
- Removal of Filbert St. stairway to provide a safer naturally contained space
- New perimeter wall and playful art elements
- Improved paving and drainage systems, planting and irrigation
- ADA site and playground accessibility upgrades
During construction of the children’s playground at Washington Square Park nine (9) pine trees and one (1) olive tree sustained damage by the contractor. After consultation with Department of Public Works and with multiple tree experts, due to the extent of the root damage the trees must be removed. The contractor will be responsible … Continue reading
The Washington Square Playground Renovation is finally here! The playground area will close for construction on Monday May 7th, 2018. We anticipate re-opening the playground in the fall of 2018. The northwest corner of the park will be closed during construction. The public restroom will remain open for public use. … Continue reading
Thank you to all the community members who attended the last Washington Square Playground meeting on 11/9/2016. Feedback for the proposed concept design was overwhelmingly positive, and we received many thoughtful comments on the treatment of the play surface, the overall materials/color palette, seating, and the play structures. Please see … Continue reading
The Recreation & Parks Department is pleased to announce the third community meeting for the Washington Square Children’s Playground Renovation, funded by the 2012 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond. Please join … Continue reading
Thank you to those who attended community meeting #2 on June 22nd for the Washington Square Playground Renovation. The project is a work in progress, and your participation has been invaluable. We know there are many community members who would like to attend these meetings but are unable. In an … Continue reading
The renovation of Washington Square Playground is part of Let’sPlaySF, a partnership between the Recreation and Parks Department and the San Francisco Parks Alliance that seeks to inspire creativity and play throughout … Continue reading