West Portal Playground Renovation Project


The renovation of West Portal Playground is part of the Let’sPlaySF! Initiative, 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.


Friends of West Portal Playground (FWPP) embarked on a mission to “reimagine, redesign, and renovate the well-used current playground. In their Community Opportunity Fund application, FWPP states that the playground’s facilities and grounds receive a great deal of use but are in disrepair; and that the proposed improvement plan considers ways in which to increase safety for the playground and increase its usability for users of all ages.The proposed renovations include new, vibrant and inclusive play equipment and accessible surfacing, in addition to various amenity upgrades to the park, including a “nature nook” for children, as well as new planting, seating and paving.


The project is funded by multiple sources including: the Let’sPlaySF! Initiative; the Community Opportunity Fund program of the 2012 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond; General Fund Add-Backs FY 2014-17 (Supervisor Yee); and potential fundraising efforts from FWPP, all totaling approximately $1.8 million.


The schedule for bidding and construction will be determined once funding has been fully identified.