Join San Francisco Recreation and Parks and the San Francisco Parks Alliance for a groundbreaking event marking the beginning of two exciting playground renovation projects under the Let’sPlaySF! initiative, Saturday June 8, … Continue reading
Concrete is being poured today as construction continues on the walls at Guy Place Mini Park.Thank you for your patience with any temporary street closures.
SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Recreation and Park officials this week are expected to approve plans for a food and beverage kiosk at the eastern entrance of Golden Gate Park, the latest in a series of planned improvements in the area. The San Francisco Recreation and Park Commission on Thursday will authorize … Continue reading
Join the New Community Leadership Foundation and San Francisco Beautiful to review the scope of work, schedule and budget for potential for improvements to the Fillmore Turk Mini Park. The second meeting … Continue reading
A quick update: The Department recently bid the construction contract for this renovation project and we will be awarding the contract this month. The goal is to move into the construction phase of the project which is tentatively scheduled to start in July 2019. The overall construction duration is anticipated … Continue reading
Demolition is 99% complete – and the park is taking shape: See photos of the new community building form work and the location of the new playground nestled against Turk Street. Thank you for your patience during construction. Due to unforeseen weather impacts on construction, we will be extending the … Continue reading
The project’s contractor is continuing to build the site’s extensive retaining walls.
Join us in celebrating the rejuvenated Ralph D. House Mini Park (845 Meade Avenue across from 890 LeConte Avenue)! The event will now take place on Wednesday, May 29 beginning at noon … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO – Under the watchful eyes of 45 preschoolers, city officials and community members broke ground today on five playground renovations—a major milestone in a project that promises to transform 13 timeworn play areas used by 20,000 children in neighborhoods across the City. Today’s groundbreaking ceremony, held at the … Continue reading
Please join us for a community meeting to discuss improvements to the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater in McLaren Park. Date/Time: Tuesday, May 14th 6:30-7:30 pm Location: Crocker Amazon Clubhouse Moscow Street and Italy … Continue reading
Golden Gate Heights Playground Renovation A Let’sPlaySF! Initiative Project is having a planning workshop to guide future improvements to Golden Gate Heights Playground. Refreshments provided & children are welcome. We hope you … Continue reading
Hi all, the design team is wrapping up the concept design for the playground and reviewing a draft cost estimate for the project to ensure we are on-track to deliver the project in budget. We are looking forward to sharing the design with the community on an upcoming Saturday morning. … Continue reading
On April 11, Rec & Park hosted an Esprit Community Advisory Group (ECAG) meeting. The discussion topics presented included play nodes/exercise areas and circulation. Handouts from the meeting & meeting notes will be posted under the FAQs tab of the main Esprit Park Renovation Project page of the Rec and … Continue reading
Approval of the concept design for the Lake Merced Trail & Restroom project will now be presented at the June Capital Committee meeting on June 5, 2019. This item was originally intended for the May meeting but has been rescheduled as we await determination on the project’s Environmental Application.
The Let’sPlaySF! Initiative, the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department, the Trust for Public Land and, San Francisco Parks Alliance and Tenderloin partners, are pleased to invite you to the Community Groundbreaking of Sgt. John Macaulay Park! On Tuesday, April 23 at 10:30am, everyone is invited to celebrate the start … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO – Tennis enthusiasts of all ages gathered today with City officials, the Tennis Coalition of San Francisco, and the San Francisco Parks Alliance to celebrate a new era for public tennis in San Francisco with the groundbreaking of the Golden Gate Park Tennis Center renovation. The San Francisco … Continue reading
Heavy earthwork continues at Guy Place Mini Park. Over the next month the contractor will continue to “step” the site and build the wall footings as the surface of the new park will be raised to street level.
Join us and the San Francisco Parks Alliance for a groundbreaking event marking the beginning of the next five playground renovation projects under the Let’sPlaySF! initiative. The event will take place on … Continue reading
The demolition and abatement portion of the Tennis Center Project will be moving ahead with work scheduled to start on April 22nd. The courts and clubhouse will be closed effective April 20th, for the duration of the renovation project.
Despite the rainy winter, the contractors are putting the finishing touches on the bridge repair patches and plan to be complete by the end of April. The bridge looks fantastic.
We are excited to be continuing the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater Improvement Project! The scope of the project is based on the extensive McLaren Park Vision Planning Process that has been in progress. We are planning on holding the 2nd Community Meeting in early May 2019. Stay tuned for more info.
The drinking fountain has been installed and the grill replaced with a double wide version. The final component of this project is to install a community bulletin board and our staff is waiting for the rains to end for that to happen. We hope everyone is enjoying the improved amenities … Continue reading
Hi everyone — We are still on track to break ground on the Alice Chalmers Playground Project, a Let’sPlaySF! Initiative in May 2019. At that time construction fences will be going up, and the entire park (including the courts and fields) will be closed to the general public. Please visit … Continue reading
Dear Interested Stakeholders, The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board (Water Board) is the lead agency overseeing the environmental clean-up of the 900 Innes Avenue site at India Basin. The Water Board is holding a 30‑day public comment period on the Draft Clean-up Plan, also known as a … Continue reading
Thank you to everyone who attended the fourth community meeting on the evening of April 1st. The conceptual design will now be presented to the Recreation and Park Capital Committee on May 1, 2019 and then advanced to the Full Commission for approval on May 15, 2019.
Dear Panhandle Playground Friends, I’m very excited to announce that we will begin construction on Monday, April 8! The entire playground and surrounding areas will close for the construction duration. The basketball courts, rain garden, and bathrooms will remain open. The south pathway will remain open for the majority of … Continue reading
Golden Gate Park was identified by Mayor Lee in his August 2016 Executive Directive on Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety as a top priority for improved road safety through expanded traffic calming and traffic restrictions. We have long strived to make Golden Gate Park safe for bikes and pedestrians. The Recreation … Continue reading
Happy Earth Month! We have plenty of ways to help you get out in our parks to help steward our environment and planet! From our community gardens to natural areas, we have something for everyone! See below and email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP for volunteer days! Volunteer at Park Presidio: 9 … Continue reading
Hi Everyone – Community meeting 3 on March 19th was a great success! Thank you to all who helped put the event together and to all who attended. The presentation from community meeting 3 is on our website, as well as the survey. Please review the presentation and take the … Continue reading
The project’s engineers and landscape architects have been busy over the past few months developing the construction documents. The project remains on schedule as the design continues to be worked out and reviewed for building code compliance and maintenance standards.
We are making great progress on the construction at Garfield Pool. The old clubhouse building has been demolished, and the pool building has been cleared. The site has been a bit muddy due to the rain, but the foundation for the new clubhouse is well underway, and the new steel … Continue reading
Join us for the historic groundbreaking of the Golden Gate Park Tennis Center on Wednesday, April 17 beginning at 11 a.m! The facility is poised to undergo a $27 million renovation, which … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO – City leaders and community members today celebrated the opening of side-by-side environmental features at McLaren Park: A renovated oasis for community gardeners and a new rain garden system to manage stormwater. The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department’s McLaren Community Garden re-opened with additional plots to accommodate four times … Continue reading
Hi all, We are honing in on our final concept design with feedback from the community meetings, and our online surveys (we had +175 responses on our second survey!). Additionally, the two draft concept designs were presented to the Rec Park After-school Program held at JP Murphy Clubhouse. The children … Continue reading
Hi everyone! We are excited to share that the contracts have been finalized and construction will start on the McLaren Park Playground and Group Picnic Area Renovation in April. The project will be built by the same contractor that is already working on the Pathway Re-paving Project in McLaren Park. … Continue reading
Rec & Park hosted another Esprit Community Advisory Group (ECAG) Meeting on March 14. The presentation focused on the drainage at the site, and surfacing for the future dog play area. Handouts from the meeting will be posted under the FAQs tab of the main Esprit Park Renovation Project page … Continue reading
Hi everyone! We are finally complete with the renovation of the McLaren Community Garden! Hooray! This has been a Capital Project for six years, and the community has been advocating for this site even longer than that. We are thrilled to celebrate the re-opening of the Community Garden on Saturday, … Continue reading
The Ralph D House Renovation Project construction continues following the rainy season. Remaining work includes box steps, paving, railing installation, and soil preparation. The project should be completed by early Spring.
The Franklin Square Improvement Project is continuing construction following the rainy weather. During construction, the project was awarded additional funding that allowed for expanded/improved lighting and replacement of the park’s west asphalt pathway. The remaining work includes west side asphalt paving, light pole installation, and par course equipment installation. The … Continue reading
Join us from 10 a.m. to noon for a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, March 23 as we open the McLaren Community Garden! We will have brief remarks, family-friendly gardening activities and … Continue reading
Hi everyone! I am happy to announce that the Recreation and Park Commission approved the award of a construction contract for the renovation of the Alice Chalmers Playground to Azul Works, Inc. on February 21, 2019. We are anticipating to mobilize for construction in May 2019. In the next few … Continue reading
The Vision Plan is a community driven process for the future of Japantown’s central public space that builds on the sites legacy. Please join us to review a refined concept that integrates … Continue reading
You might have noticed — it has been raining a lot! So there is still a bit of work to complete on Phase 1, mostly near the turtles across from the group picnic area. The ground needs to dry out before the paving can be finished. Meanwhile, Phase 2 down … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO – A plan to rehabilitate a long-vacant bayside lot in San Francisco’s India Basin and turn it into a waterfront park took a step forward with the allocation of a $5 million grant toward tidal restoration and site cleanup. The San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority on Friday approved … Continue reading
April 1, 2019 at 6pm in the Lake Merced Boathouse, 1 Harding Road
A 4th community meeting will be held for the Lake Merced 2012 bond project at the Lake Merced Boathouse on Monday, April 1st 2019 at 6pm. The Boathouse location can be seen … Continue reading
The project landscape architect has been working with the contractor’s nursery to secure all of the plants for the new park. The new trees, shrubs, and perennials are being cared for by a grower in the Central Valley until it is time to install them later this year. The planting … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO – City officials on Saturday unveiled a sweeping transformation of the beloved Balboa Park Pool, a renovation designed to buoy aquatic programming for swimmers of all ages. Highlights of the makeover include a new community room for events, new mechanical and plumbing systems to improve the comfort of … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO –San Francisco Recreation and Park Department today unveiled its new main trail through the Oak Woodlands of Golden Gate Park, dedicating the scenic path to Phil Arnold, a longtime advocate for local parks, open space, and recreational trail opportunities. The Phil Arnold trail provides a primary, continuous nature … Continue reading
Hi all – We would love your feedback on our two draft concept designs for the renovation of Golden Gate Heights Playground. Please take ten minutes to complete this survey before March 11th to provide us with your input. Feel free to share this survey with your neighbors, fellow parents, … Continue reading
Join us on Saturday, February 23 beginning at 12:30 p.m. as we hold a reopening celebration for the community at the Balboa Pool (1878 San Jose Avenue). The event will feature special … Continue reading
Hi all, thank you to those who attended our second community meeting on February12th! During the meeting we shared two draft concept design alternatives for the playground equipment. One scheme was geared for younger kids and had more focus on ground play equipment. The other scheme was geared for older … Continue reading
Demolition is 85% complete – Only 1.5 buildings remain to be removed…and the first concrete footings will be poured next week. Check out the formwork awaiting concrete trucks next week: Margaret S. Hayward Playground Renovation or cut and paste into your browser: https://sfrecpark.org/project/margaret-s-hayward-playground-improvement-project/ UPDATE ON TENNIS COURTS: Extending the tennis … Continue reading
Hi everyone! The McLaren Community Garden is just about finished up! The contractor is completing the ornamental gates and will install them soon. All other work including the greenhouse installation is complete! Keep an eye out for the date of the Opening Celebration- an announcement will made via our Rec … Continue reading
McLaren Park Playground and Group Picnic Area Renovation is in the final stages of the Bid & Award Phase of the Project. The construction contract for the project is being signed and we anticipate starting construction this Spring!!!
Join us on Friday, February 22 beginning at 10 a.m. as we hold an opening celebration and dedication for the Phil Arnold Trail (formerly the Oak Woodlands Trail). The newly renovated trail … Continue reading
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
Not exactly, but you may have noticed some beautiful redwood logs stacked near the San Jose end of the park. Salvaged from McLaren Park, these will be part of the new natural play area in Juri Commons, just above the new slide and swing. As big as these seem to … Continue reading
Demolition is complete and the site is now nearly a clean slate. After a hiatus for Chinese New Year, we are now beginning foundation work both in the building (what’s left of it!) and outdoors as well for the walls and ramps. After this work is done in a couple … Continue reading
Please join us to discuss an upcoming project to upgrade the lighting and complete miscellaneous site enhancements to improve visibility and safety. Date: Monday, March 11th, 2019 Time: 6-8 pm Location: Gene … Continue reading
Here are a few updates on our Gene Friend Rec Center Project: Our Project Manager, Melinda Stockmann Sullivan, is on maternity leave. Levi Conover will be taking over as Project Manager. Please direct any project inquiries to: email@example.com / 415-581-2572. We have our final concept design for the new rec … Continue reading
Thank you so much for your patience! We are finalizing a bid package for contractors for phase 1 improvements at the park, which include improvements to the east and west entrances from the road to the hill (at Bernal Heights Boulevard and Folsom and at top of Esmeralda stairs) as … Continue reading
Thanks again to all who came to our community open house this Spring and to those who provided input via email. We have integrated much of this feedback and have a preliminary conceptual design for a linear park or “promenade” in the location of the closed roadway. Project Manager Melinda … Continue reading
Good news: On January 17th, 2019, The Recreation and Park Commission unanimously approved the construction contract for the renovation project! Contract preparations are currently being made and we are still on track to begin construction in Spring 2019. As we approach construction, we will be sure to alert the community … Continue reading
Good news: On January 17th, 2019, The Recreation and Park Commission unanimously approved the construction contract for the renovation project! Contract preparations are currently being made and we are still on track to begin construction in Spring 2019. As we approach construction, we will be sure to alert the community … Continue reading
Thanks to the Esprit Community Advisory Group (ECAG) members as well as additional members of the public who came out for a productive meeting on January 10, 2019. Meeting notes and relevant documents have been posted under the FAQs tab of the main Esprit Park Renovation Project page of the … Continue reading
Demolition is 80% complete – most of the existing buildings have been removed! See the photo of the HUGE excavation made for new community building foundation. New development: We will be extending the tennis court closure until February 15th * During demolition, the engineers uncovered an unforeseen structural condition on … Continue reading
Here are a few updates on the Golden Gate Park Oak Woodlands Trails Improvement Project: We are getting very close to construction completion! Many of the trail segments are completed and open for use Way finding signage will be installed in the coming days Look for habitat restoration planting in … Continue reading
Per previous update, tree work began at and around Panhandle Playground on Tuesday, January 22. We had anticipated that it would be completed by end of day today Friday, January 25; however, the contractor needs 1-2 more days to wrap up the work. To meet neighborhood demand, we have re-opened … Continue reading
Hi Folks – I just wanted to provide the latest update on the Alice Chalmers Playground Project. The work was advertised for public bid in conformance with the Public Contract Code in December 2018. Five bids were received on January 9, 2019, which the City is reviewing. We hope to … Continue reading
The project’s contractor is taking full advantage of the recent dry weather and making progress on new pier footings. These piers are drilled deep into Rincon Hill and will support the park’s new perimeter wall, which will be formed in the coming weeks.
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
In honor of Chinese New Year, we will be pausing construction at the Willie “Woo Woo” Wong Playground reconstruction from Feb 4-6. You will see that demolition work is nearly complete, and foundation work is getting underway. Happy Chinese New Year from Rec & Park!
On Thursday, January 17, 2019, the Recreation and Park Commission unanimously approved awarding the construction contract for the McLaren Park Playground and Group Picnic Area Renovation to Cazadoro Construction. Work on-site is still anticipated to begin this Spring. All tree removals related to this project have been completed. The felled … Continue reading
Hi everyone! The McLaren Community Garden is almost complete! Hooray! The contractor is putting the finishing touches on the project which include installing the gazebo, greenhouse and gates. We are currently hosting volunteer work days to fill the the raised beds with soil. If you are interested in participating please … Continue reading
Hi folks, we had a great first community meeting and large response to our online survey (125 respondents!). Our design team is hard at work developing a few conceptual design alternatives. We will be presenting these to the public during our second community meeting. We will also post them on … Continue reading
Pending confirmation on Monday of no bird nesting activity, tree work in the vicinity of Panhandle Playground will begin on Tuesday, January 22 and is anticipated to be completed by end of day Friday, January 25. For the safety of our park users and contractor staff, the playground will be closed … Continue reading
The award of construction contract for the Panhandle Playground Renovation Project will be presented to the Rec and Park Commission for approval on Thursday, January 17. The hearing is at 10 am in City Hall Room 416. Please click here for the full meeting agenda. Pending Commission approval and other contract … Continue reading
As noted in a previous update from November 2018 (click here for that full update), we are planning to move forward to prune 2 trees and remove 5 trees in the immediate vicinity of the playground ahead of the general contractor coming on board. The reason for this timing is … Continue reading
Happy New Year! We entered 2019 with ‘full demolition force,’ – several buildings are already gone! The next set of buildings, near Laguna Street, will be demolished and require the Tennis Courts to be closed through the end of January 2019. The attached sign is posted on site. Once these … Continue reading
The gates have all been installed and the benches at the Children’s Play Area have been refurbished. The drinking fountain and replacement grill aspect of the project was awarded to Cazadoro Construction and they will be installing in February 2019.
We are in the home stretch of preparing the bid package and plan to put this project out to bid by the end of January. Construction is anticipated to start in December 2019 and will run approximately 4 months.
We are in the home stretch of preparing the bid package and plan to put this project out to bid by the end of January. Construction is anticipated to start in June 2019 and will run approximately 4 months.
The repair of Alvord Lake Bridge is in full swing with the failing wall now reset in place and the pouring of the concrete retaining wall behind it taking place today. The westbound sidewalk along Kezar Drive on the south side of the bridge is now closed as the … Continue reading
Looking to give back to the community in honor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday coming up? Join us and Habitat for Humanity at Bayview Playground/MLK Pool on Saturday, January 19 from 9 a.m. to noon. Honor Dr. King’s work with a day of community service alongside other community partners. … Continue reading
Our next ECAG meeting will be this Thursday, January 10, from 6:30-8:15 pm at 654 Minnesota Street, in the Tivoli Room. Please feel free to join us for this meeting. Click here for meeting agenda. The Esprit Park Community Advisory Group was set up with two functions in mind: To … Continue reading
The Upper Douglass dog play area is closed for its annual winter closure to help the grass rest and recover, as well as improve irrigation and reseed the turf. It will reopen on Saturday, March 9 for your pooches and pups to get out and play this spring! In the … Continue reading
The West Sunset baseball fields will be closed for the winter to allow the turf to rest and for the fields to recover. They will reopen on Monday, January 7. In addition, the West Sunset soccer fields will be closed on weekends for the winter to allow the fields to … Continue reading
Demolition to begin in January! Throughout the next few months, the park will be transformed by the removal of all existing park buildings and site features. This month’s tasks were: RPD salvaged a parts of playground equipment, restroom accessories and building furnishings which will be re-purposed in city park sites … Continue reading
The concept plan for the renovation of the Golden Gate Park Dog Training Area was approved by the Recreation and Park Commission today. Thank you to everyone who attended the design workshops, participated in the community surveys, and offered many thoughtful ideas! The design team will begin producing the construction … Continue reading
The project design team has been working throughout Fall 2018 to advance the design as discussed at the last community meeting. This includes material and geotechnical investigation of the perimeter trail, tree assessments around Lake Merced, and coordination with PG&E regarding the electrical service required for a new restroom. A … 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
A new 22-foot tall magnolia tree arrived at Guy Place Mini Park last week. This tree replaces an avocado tree that was removed at the rear property boundary. With cooperation from neighbors, this tree has been planted in the landscape behind the park where it will provide a large, evergreen … Continue reading
Eight bids were received by potential contractors on the McLaren Park Playground and Group Picnic Area Renovation, and the bids were within the project budget! The project will be presented by to staff to the Rec & Park Department Commission for contract award in January 2019. Construction is anticipated start … Continue reading
We are headed to the end of construction on the renovation of the McLaren Community Garden! The contractor has completed all the site work, and installed the shipping container tool shed. They are currently installing the fencing, and the last part will be the installation of the site furnishings, including … Continue reading
Rec and Park received quotes for tree work around the playground on December 5. Pending contract finalization, we are planning to complete the tree work in January 2019. Pre-bid conference was held on site today, December 6, for contractors interested in bidding on the playground renovation project. Bids are due … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO – A project to improve park access, update play equipment and enhance programs for seniors and youth at a beloved Western Addition gathering space broke ground today. The redesign of Margaret Hayward Playground, which will be complete in 2020, will unify the sprawling 6-acre property, welcoming visitors … Continue reading
Hi all – To make the Golden Gate Heights Playground Renovation Project a success, we would love to hear from you. Please take ten minutes to complete this survey before December 19th to provide us with your feedback. Feel free to share this survey with your neighbors, fellow parents, and … Continue reading
Construction activities at the project site resumed last week with the continuation of earthwork and the underpinning of the adjacent residential building. Thank you for your patience and understanding as the project team ensured that the structural engineering revisions were thoroughly reviewed and the permits updated as required with the … Continue reading
The Panhandle Playground Renovation Project advertisement to contractors is live as of today. Click here for solicitation. Bids are due on December 19. In addition to the general contract solicitation (above), request for quotes for tree work, to be completed prior to the rest of the project, also went out today. Click … Continue reading
Hi everyone! We are thrilled to announce that we are holding our first community meeting to discuss the renovation of the Golden Gate Heights children’s playground. We are looking for community input to help us develop the playground’s new design. It will stay in the same location, but it will … 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
Thanks to the Esprit Community Advisory Group (ECAG) members as well as additional members of the public who came out for a productive meeting on October 25, 2018. Please click on links below for meeting notes and relevant attachments. All of these documents will also be posted within the coming … Continue reading
M Hayward Const Advisory Notice (2018 1109) There is a buzz around the park because construction is starting late November 2018! The attached flyer was posted around the park initiating the preparations for construction. In the next few weeks, the construction team will be surveying the area to install construction … Continue reading
Thank you to everyone who attended last night’s Community Workshop #3 and discussion concerning the final concept plan for the renovation of the Golden Gate Park Dog Training Area. The presentation from last night’s meeting may be downloaded via this link: https://sfrecpark.org/wp-content/uploads/GGP-DPA-Community-Meeting-3.pdf The next steps for the project include the presentation … Continue reading
The Gene Friend Rec Center design team presented project design and drawings to the San Francisco Arts Commission’s Civic Design Review Committee on Monday, October 15. The Commissioners were enthusiastic and supportive of the design. The design received Phase 1 approval, with the condition that the design team share lighting … Continue reading
The design team is finalizing construction documents for a renovated Panhandle Playground, based on tremendous input received from the community for the concept design. A few updates: No substantive changes have been made to the design since concept design was approved by the Rec and Park Commission in February 2018; … Continue reading
Happy to report that the first section of new trail (of many sections!) is open for use in the Oak Woodlands of Golden Gate Park. If you would like to try it out, please click here with that area called out in white bubble, with note. Trailside restoration / erosion … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO – Starting Monday, an unusual visitor will descend upon Golden Gate Park’s Chain of Lakes, chomping its way through the marshy waters and spitting out any invasive weed that dare stand in its path, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today. The Aquamog, an aquatic vehicle … 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
Last month, Commission approved the award of construction contract to Robert A. Bothman Construction who is currently submitting their documents to certify the award, so they can mobilize onsite this fall. Construction will start this fall, mid to late November 2018. Stay tuned for specific details and dates to be … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO – Offering fresh food amid the flourishing Civic Center Plaza, Bi-Rite Cafe opened its doors today, serving the neighborhood’s appetite for nourishing options and a welcoming gathering space. The opening of the cafe is the latest attraction transforming the area into a destination for neighborhood families, visitors from across … Continue reading
Verde Design, Inc. is moving along with the design of this project and we will be reviewing 90% construction documents shortly.
Rec Park’s structural maintenance team has fabricated and installed two of the three new gates, and the third gate will be installed shortly. The benches are scheduled to be refurbished by the end of the year and we are currently getting bids for the drinking fountain and grill installation.
Verde Design, Inc. is moving along with the design of this project and we will be reviewing 90% construction documents shortly.
The construction contract for this project has been awarded to Giampolini Courtney, a firm with extensive experience in historic concrete repair work. Work will begin in November 2018 and the construction duration is 5 months.
Saturday July 28th the Planning and Recreation and Park Departments hosted a meeting to discuss the Schlage Lock development project and plans for use of development impact fees in Visitacion Valley. Click here for a summary of the meeting and the presentation slides.
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
The construction project will be completed in early Winter 2018.
Hi everyone! Construction at the McLaren Community Garden is going well! The contractor has been busy grading, and installing irrigation lines. They are starting to pour the concrete at the upper terrace and build the raised planted beds. The low curbs and retaining walls are complete. We are looking forward … Continue reading
Our next ECAG meeting will be next Thursday, October 25, from 6:30-8:00 pm at 654 Minnesota Street, in the Tivoli Room. Please feel free to join us for this meeting. The Esprit Park Community Advisory Group was set up with two functions in mind: To provide community-based feedback as the … Continue reading
Please join us on Nov 1st as we begin to create the conceptual design for the entire five block length of Buchanan Mall. Together with our high caliber landscape design partnership of … Continue reading
If you have walked by the park lately, you will have noticed big changes! Site demolition is well underway, and work inside the building will begin within two weeks. Concrete demolition will continue into November, after which things should quiet down a bit. The next step will be foundation work … Continue reading
Hello, Good news! The Hyde & Turk Mini Park project has completed the design phase and we are now preparing to advertise the project to bid. The bid process will begin in November 2018 with construction beginning in Spring 2019 and finishing by the end of 2019. Once we begin … Continue reading
Hello, Good news! The Let’sPlaySF! Sgt. Macaulay Renovation project has completed the design phase and we are now preparing to advertise the project to bid. The bid process will begin in November 2018 with construction beginning in Spring 2019 and finishing by the end of 2019. Once we begin construction, … Continue reading
Beautiful weather means construction is moving along smoothly at the Car Barn.
We are making our way through the Department of Building Inspection permit review process. Our design team just met with the building desk to discuss the plans and we are now waiting for our mechanical review. As we close out the permitting review, we will go straight into bidding and … Continue reading
Bi-Rite Cafe will open its doors in the Civic Center Plaza later this month, serving up soft serve ice cream, healthy food options, and a lively gathering space! The cafe was born … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO – A plan to revitalize a network of waterfront open space in the city’s southeast by rehabilitating and uniting several poorly conditioned existing open spaces into a single, seamless design received approval by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors today. Supervisors voted to certify the environmental impact report … Continue reading
Work required to reinforce the foundation a building adjacent to the park (which must occur before the park walls are built) is temporarily delayed while structural engineering drawings are being revised. This is due to conditions under the building varying from what was anticipated. Work at the park site is … Continue reading
Hi Everyone! The Peace Plaza Vision Plan process is moving along smoothly. The Recreation and Parks Department is fortunate to collaborate with the Japantown Task Force as a partner on this project. As we look towards our second community meeting, we would like to provide you with some updates: At … Continue reading
The vision plan is a community driven process for the future of Japantown’s central public space that builds on the site’s legacy. Come see initial design concepts that integrate the community’s feedback … Continue reading
Please join us for the third community workshop for the Golden Gate Park Dog Training Area at 6pm on November 8, 2018! The meeting will be held in the basement of the Senior Center at Fulton Street and 37th Avenue.
Thank you for using San Francisco Recreation & Parks Pools. Garfield Pool will be closing for renovation on Monday, October 22, 2018. During the Garfield Pool closure, staff and resources from Garfield Pool will be reallocated to other city pools. We have expanded lap swimming hours at Coffman, North Beach, … Continue reading
Fleet Week officially begins on Tuesday, October 2 and runs until Monday, October 8. There will be events throughout the city that honor the contributions of the men and women of the United States Armed Forces while advancing cooperation and knowledge among civilian- and military-based Humanitarian Assistance personnel, including in … Continue reading
Thanks to all those who attended our community workshop last night to discuss concept design progress for a new Gene Friend Rec Center – and for providing some thoughtful feedback. For those unable to make it, you can view the workshop presentation (22 pages) (which was focused on project background, … Continue reading
Dear Interested Stakeholders, we are wrapping up the construction documents (plans and specifications) for the Alice Chalmers Playground Renovation, a Let’sPlaySF Initiative. We expect to have the 90% at the end of the month. We are working closely with SF Public Works to advertise and bid the project later this … Continue reading
The Recreation and Park Department applied for two Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grant opportunities in 2017 to support the 900 Innes site remediation. The Department was awarded grant funding from the Brownfields and Water Division Programs for $348,204 and $1.2 million, respectively, to help fund the clean-up of upland and subtidal areas. The … Continue reading
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 Balboa Pool renovation project has experienced delays related to the new electrical service connection to the facility. We are continuing to work with the contractor and utility providers including PG&E & PUC to complete construction as soon as possible. Installation of the new electrical service has begun, this week … Continue reading
The Recreation & Park Department is excited to announce the upcoming renovation of the Garfield Pool and Clubhouse. The final day to swim at Garfield Pool is Sunday October 14th, 2018. Garfield Pool will be closed for renovation starting Monday October 15th. The SF Recreation & Park Department is undertaking … Continue reading
More good news! Our conceptual design was approved this morning by the full Rec & Park Commission. This means we are on schedule for completing the design by late winter 2019, and beginning construction by summer 2019. Look forward to a new smooth (and accessible) pathway, nature play, slide & swings, … Continue reading
Reminder: Community Workshop for a New Gene Friend (SOMA) Rec Center Tuesday, September 25, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Gene Friend (SOMA) Recreation Center 270 6th Street We will present updated designs for a brand new rec center for your review and feedback. We’ll also talk about next steps. Food will … Continue reading
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 design development for the future park at Francisco Reservoir continues to develop, providing a diversity of fully accessible public spaces, preserving dramatic mature trees, creating natural habitat, and of course maximizing the spectacular views. In an exciting development, the Francisco Park Conservancy has announced a $6M challenge grant from … Continue reading
We are excited to have The Office of Cheryl Barton (O|CB) join us as designers for the conceptual design proposals for the entire 5 block length of Buchanan Mall. O|CB was selected by a joint committee of Rec & Park, the Trust for Public Land, and community groups from among … Continue reading
As you may have seen, construction has just gotten underway at the park. The Construction fence is up and play equipment has been salvaged for reuse in other parks (including Portsmouth Square). Passersby may not see much outdoor activity since work in September will be mostly site assessment, preparation, and … Continue reading
Good news! Our conceptual design for Juri Commons, including a smooth accessible pathway, nature play, slide & swings, and lush greenery throughout, has been approved! The RPD Commission Capital Committee approved the design on Sept 5, and it is expected to be approved by the full commission on Sept 20. … Continue reading
Save the Date and Join Us! Community Workshop for a New Gene Friend (SOMA) Rec Center Tuesday, September 25, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Gene Friend (SOMA) Recreation Center 270 6th Street We will present updated designs for a brand new rec center for your review and feedback. We’ll also … Continue reading
Greetings park advocates! My name is Charlene and I am the Project Manager providing support on the India Basin Project. On August 16, 2018, the Recreation and Park Commission approved the conceptual designs for 900 Innes Avenue and India Basin Shoreline Park, and adopted CEQA Findings, including the Mitigation Monitoring and … Continue reading
Thanks to everyone who came out to our fifth and final community workshop on July 11th, where over 200 people attended. We are grateful for the consistently high level of engagement the Chinatown community has demonstrated throughout our community process and all 5 workshops, resulting in an inspiring concept design … Continue reading
We are still moving through construction at the Geneva Car Barn. We have been removing paint and graffiti from the brick walls inside the powerhouse. Take a look for a comparison of two walls, one before and one after!
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!
Hi everyone! We continue to make progress on the Alice Chalmers Playground Renovation. We just completed our 60% design package and we’re excited to move onto 90% designs. We’re incorporating the feedback received from our community meetings, as well as the continued feedback we received from Rec and Park operations and maintenance … Continue reading
Join the San Francisco Parks Alliance on Saturday, September 15 from 6 to 11 p.m. for the annual Party for the Parks at the Music Concourse in Golden Gate Park! The Party benefits the … Continue reading
Exciting News- the project received several bids and SF Public Works- Contract Administration team is in the process of confirming that city requirements are met before identifying the winning bidder. Once the information is verified, the contractor can be announced and construction contract awarded. For additional details on the bid/award … Continue reading
The complete renovation of the park, playground, and clubhouse is about to begin! The last day the park will be open is Sunday, August 26, 2018. The park will close on August 27, 2018 as we begin the 14-month project. Please stay tuned here for updates, and see you for … Continue reading
We are excited that with the community’s robust input we have arrived at a design concept that is both responsive and exciting to the variety of neighbors and community park users. You can see the latest design and presentation materials on the right hand side of this page (scroll down … Continue reading
Construction on the new Guy Place Mini Park is scheduled to commence Wednesday, August 22, 2018. Please stay tuned for future updates and photos of the construction process!
A community meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 6pm in the Lake Merced Boat House. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the scope of improvements proposed for the recreational spaces around Lake Merced, made possible through a combination of California Natural Resources Agency General … Continue reading
Our contractor is making steady progress with the Golden Gate Park Oak Woodlands Trail Improvement Project. A previous update here covered the fact that restoration and construction work would occur in stages throughout the Oak Woodlands, that individual trail segments would be closed during work, and that the overall trail … Continue reading
Please be advised of the following road closures in Golden Gate Park this week and next week: Wednesday, August 15 and Thursday, August 16, 8 am through 4 pm: Arguello between Fulton and Conservatory Drive and Conservatory Drive West entrance closed: Parking will still be available along Conservatory Drive (accessed from Conservatory … Continue reading
Construction activity at Potrero Hill Recreation Center playfields and lower level dog play area is scheduled to begin in mid-August 2018. Construction Notification Banners were posted on site in June 2018 providing information as shown below. Progress updates will be provided throughout the construction duration. Thank for your collaboration and … Continue reading
Potrero Hill Recreation Center Project includes the renovation of the natural turf playfields, improvements to the lower level dog play area, and pedestrian lighting at the on-site pathway for the Walking School Bus Route. The 5.4 Million project budget is funded by the 2012 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond … Continue reading
Join us for the grand opening of the new boat playground restroom (45th Avenue and Lincoln Way) in Golden Gate Gate Park on August 25 from 3 to 4 p.m. There will … Continue reading
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
Hi Everyone, An update on Merced Heights, thanks to Supervisor Safai, we received an additional $900,000 in funding for the Let’s Play SF! – Merced Heights Playground Project! This funding will be used for upgrading the courts, fencing and lighting at the site. We have also wrapped up our design … Continue reading
The Walter Haas Dog Play Area will be closed for the day on Friday, August 3rd for the installation of the new drinking fountain. It will reopen on Saturday, August 4th and the project will be complete. Thank you for your patience as we put the finishing touches on this … Continue reading
117th San Francisco City Open Tennis Tournament September 1 – 3, 2018 Golden Gate Park Tennis Center Register on the USTA website Long weekends are made for tennis! What better way to spend Labor Day than to compete against some of the Bay Area’s greatest players in in the … 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
An online survey has been created to gather feedback on two design concepts for the renovation of the Dog Training Area. A copy of the July 16, 2018 Community Design Workshop presentation may be downloaded under the Documents & Materials section of this project page. Please use the following link … Continue reading
Our contractor is making good progress with improvements to the trails in the special Oak Woodlands area of Golden Gate Park. Trail realignment work and hazardous tree removal work has started at the western edge of the Oak Woodlands. Trail surfacing work will begin the week of July 23. The … Continue reading
Hello Juri Commons Neighbors, Partners, and Friends, Please join us as we discuss and review the proposed design direction for the renovation of the park and play space at Juri Commons Park. … Continue reading
Construction activity at Guy Place Mini Park is scheduled to begin in late July or early August 2018. Please observe the information in the bulletin below. Regular progress updates will be provided throughout the construction process. Thank you to the supporters of this long-awaited project!
Join us for the groundbreaking of Willie “Woo Woo” Wong Playground (850 Sacramento Street) on Saturday, July 14 in conjunction with Waverly Saturdays from 11 a.m. to noon! There will be a … Continue reading
Thanks again to everyone who came out to our fourth community workshop on January 11th, where we once again had a wonderful turn out and a packed house! Since then, the design team has been vetting the concept design from a feasibility standpoint and making the necessary refinements to achieve … Continue reading
The SF Recreation & Park Department is pleased to announce the Washington Square Water Conservation Project. The project seeks to reduce the park’s existing irrigation water use to conserve 2 million gallons … Continue reading
The vision plan is a community driven process for the future of Japantown’s central public space that builds on the site’s legacy. Community-supported studies completed so far, will serve as the basis … Continue reading
The Golden Gate Park Dog Play Area survey results are in and we have 2 exciting design concepts to share with you. Please come to discuss and vote on your favorite design! … Continue reading
We will be discussing the plans that were informed by community feedback. Please join us to give us your thoughts on the designs we have created. July 11, 2018 4:00 – 6:00 … Continue reading
I am delighted to announce that the Walter Haas Playground Dog Play Area will reopen on Sunday, July 1st at 1:00 pm. Sen. Wiener and Sup. Sheehy will be in attendance, as we honor them for their support for the improvements at Walter Haas DPA.
Please pardon our dust while we build the new children’s playground at Washington Square. We are making good progress, the old playground was recently demolished, and new drain infrastructure is being installed. Over the last week we have been working on a new sewer line connection for the drainage beneath … Continue reading
The Balboa Pool Renovation Project recently received approval for a new electrical service connection from PG&E – the project is entering the home stretch! Thank you to everyone in the community for your patience during the pool closure. We anticipate re-opening the pool this fall, 2018. We will follow up with … Continue reading
Planning for the Rossi Pool renovation is moving along as the design team completes construction documents. We intend to put the project out to bid later this year – 2018. The department anticipates keeping the pool and programming open through the fall, and we expect to close for construction late … Continue reading
The Garfield Pool Renovation is coming soon! The Department will be opening bids for the construction contract on June 27th. The pool and programming will remain open through the summer. We anticipate closing the pool for construction in fall of 2018. Anticipated construction duration is 14 months. Please join us … Continue reading
Hello everyone! I wanted to provide a quick project update on the Alice Chalmers Playground Renovation. The Alice Chalmers Playground design efforts are well underway, thanks to the Recreation and Park Commission’s approval of the Concept Design on March 15, 2018. Please follow the links to view the staff report and concept design images. … 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
We are happy to report that the Rec and Park and Public Works team working on the Bernal Heights Park Trails Improvement Project is picking back up with the project this summer. Work remaining includes completing the close to final construction documents, advertising the project to contractors, awarding contract and … 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
The second community meeting for the Golden Gate Park Dog Training Area renovation project has been set for Monday, July 16 at 6pm in the Senior Center. (This is the same location as our last meeting.) The project team is looking forward to sharing two design concepts for community input. … Continue reading
Just a heads up that on-site work will be beginning in the Golden Gate Park Oak Woodlands on Monday, June 25. Restoration and construction work will occur in stages throughout the Oak Woodlands. Individual trail segments will be closed during work. However, the overall trail network will remain mostly open … Continue reading
Hi folks, The McLaren Playground Project is moving along an d is currently in the Design Phase. Some renderings of the current design can be seen below. The project should be put out to bid in the Winter of 2018. Construction is planned for Summer 2019. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
The turf is almost fully installed and we hope to reopen the Walter Haas Dog Play Area by early July. I will confirm the opening date the week of June 25th. Thank you for your patience as we make these improvements.
After making some modifications to the design, the McLaren Community Garden Project is back out to bid. Potential contractors are encouraged to review the bid solicitation here: http://mission.sfgov.org/OCABidPublication/BidDetail.aspx?K=13212 Construction is planned to begin in Fall of 2018!
In March 2017, Rec & Park’s partners, the Trust for Public Land (TPL) together with Citizen Film, completed an intensive community engagement process and published a Vision Statement for Buchanan Street Mall. Based on this vision, TPL has just issued a request for conceptual design proposals for the entire 5 … Continue reading
Construction is underway at the Geneva Car Barn! The lead project team of Rec and Park, Aidlin Darling Design, Department of Public Works and Roebuck Construction is currently conducting hazardous abatement of the building. We will update with pictures and progress as we begin the retrofitting process. Thank you and … Continue reading
The Golden Gate Park Tennis Center remains on track to reimagine the public tennis facilities at Golden Gate Park. We received our Commission and Board of Supervisors Approval of the Conceptual Design and Grant Acceptance in Spring of 2018. Currently we are working our way through engineering design and the … Continue reading
Hi Everyone, Just wanted to provide an update on the Let’sPlaySF! Sgt Macaulay Renovation project. We received our CEQA and approval of concept design by the Recreation and Park Commission in late 2017. We are currently in the middle of engineering design for the project and hope to complete the … Continue reading
Hi All, Just wanted to update everyone on the Turk Hyde project. We are currently in the early stages of engineering design for the project and hope to complete the design phase and put the project out to bid in early fall 2018. We anticipate starting construction early 2019 and … Continue reading
The new Sussex Stair opened for use today! We truly appreciate the support provided by Supervisor Sheehy that made this project possible. Thank you to everyone in the Glen Park community for your patience and understanding throughout the construction process.
Consultant work on site has been completed and Panhandle Playground has reopened. Thank you for helping us to spread the word. Thank you for your patience as we work toward renovation of the playground!
Rec and Park has issued NTP (Notice to Proceed) to Yerba Buena Engineering & Construction, Inc. for this coming Tuesday, June 5, which starts the clock on the construction contract, which will include work until early 2019. Restoration and construction work will occur in stages throughout the Oak Woodlands. Individual … Continue reading
Construction of a permanent restroom will include installing a single user restroom will be installed at the Bike Park along with a Muni bus driver restroom. SFMTA is installing the restrooms, as well as adding a sidewalk in front of the bike park and curb ramps on both sides of … Continue reading
Please be advised that Panhandle Playground will be temporarily closed for 2 days Tuesday, June 5 through Wednesday, June 6. Thank you for your patience as we work to complete some standard testing to help confirm specific playground renovation design parameters. The playground will reopen by Thursday, June 7. Click … Continue reading
Thank you for your input over the past few years on the feasibility study and concept design for a brand new Gene Friend Rec Center. Since our last community meeting, the design team has studied the possibility of including a pool with the new rec center. This process was useful … Continue reading
Please join us as we discuss ideas and next steps for the renovation of the park and play space at historic Juri Commons. We want to hear from you! Help us understand … Continue reading
Please join us as we discuss ideas and next steps for the renovation of the park and play space at Juri Commons. We want to hear from you! Help us understand the … Continue reading
An on -site construction update is schedule for Saturday morning, May 19, 2018. The project manager, Anne Baskerville, will discuss schedule and scope with the community. Meeting location: At Playground Time: 10:00 … Continue reading
The Recreation and Park Commission has approved the issuance of a contract with Azul Works, Inc.for the construction of Guy Place Mini Park. Azul Works was the low bidder as determined after the February 14th bid opening. City staff are now processing the contract so that the project can begin … Continue reading
George Christopher Playground renovation includes: site work/playground renovation, paving, restroom upgrades, maintenance road work and irrigation work. We plan to go out to bid in mid July 2018 and are aiming for a construction start date December 2018. Construction duration – approximately 10 months (depending on the elements and unforeseen … Continue reading
An on-site construction update is schedule for Saturday morning, May 19, 2018. The project manager, Anne Baskerville, will discuss schedule and scope with the community. Saturday May 19, 2018 Meeting location: At Playground Time: 10:00 am We look forward to seeing you.
On March 15, 2018 the Rec and Park Commission approved the conceptual design to renovate the Francisco Reservoir. The project design team continues to refine drawings with the desire to break ground in the Fall of 2018.
The new stairway has been built! The contractor is now working on rebuilding the top landing and barrier rail where the sidewalk meets the stair. Fabrication of the stair handrail is ahead of schedule, so we will forego the temporary one and proceed with installing the permanent handrail the week of May … Continue reading
Thanks to the 30+ community members who made it out to Midtown Terrace Clubhouse for our open house this Tuesday evening to review concept design progress for a new promenade along the eastern half of the Twin Peaks “Figure 8.” For those of you who couldn’t make it out, we … Continue reading
A reminder that this Tuesday we are hosting an Open House to review and collect input on proposed designs for the eastern half of the Twin Peaks Boulevard “Figure 8 Promenade:” Tuesday, May 8, 2018 6:30 – 8:00 pm Midtown Terrace Clubhouse Clarendon Ave + Olympia Way The purpose of … Continue reading
Walter Haas Construction Notice The Walter Haas Dog Play Area will be closed during construction from May 9th, 2018 to Summer 2018. We apologize for the inconvenience. Alternative Dog Play Areas in the vicinity are located at Upper Noe Recreation Center (Day Street/Sanchez Street) and Upper Douglass (26th St/Douglass St). … Continue reading
The first round of standard testing to inform design parameters has been completed and Panhandle Playground has reopened. Thank you for helping us to spread the word. We will have to close the playground for a day or two at least one more time in the coming month or so … Continue reading
Members of the Dogpatch & NW Potrero Hill Green Benefit District (GBD)’s Esprit Community Advisory Group (ECAG) convened this past Sunday, April 29 for a tour of various park sites to get to know each other and the design team and to provide a reference for the developing design for … Continue reading
Please be advised that Panhandle Playground will be temporarily closed for 2-3 days beginning morning of Wednesday, May 2. Thank you for your patience as we work to complete some standard testing to help confirm specific playground renovation design parameters. The playground will reopen by Saturday, May 5. Click here … Continue reading
Construction of the new Sussex Street stair is nearing completion. The new stair treads are being filled and the hillside will receive fine grading before it is covered in erosion control netting. It is expected that the stair will open in mid-May with a temporary handrail. The permanent handrail is … Continue reading
Just a heads up that a contractor team will be on site at Noe Valley Town Square starting on Tuesday, May 1 to install protective steel sleeves at the base of each post of the trellis that runs along the east side of the plaza. These sleeves are meant to … Continue reading
Hi All, Just wanted to update everyone on the Merced Heights project. We received our CEQA designation, and Commission approval of the concept design in late 2017. We are currently in the final stages of design for the project and hope to put the project out to bid in late … 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
The McLaren Bike Park will be closed from April 23 – May 4 for improvements to the drainage on-site. Public access to the Bike Park will be closed during construction activity. Thank you for your patience. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. For further information, please contact Alexis … Continue reading
Framing for the lower portion of the stair has been installed. The construction crew is now working on grading and excavation prior to building the upper stair.
Save the date and join us for an Open House to review and collect input on proposed designs for the eastern half of the Twin Peaks Boulevard “Figure 8”: Tuesday, May 8, 2018 6:30 – 8:00 pm Midtown Terrace Clubhouse Clarendon Ave + Olympia Way Rec and Park staff, together … Continue reading
Work has resumed on the replacement of the Sussex stair. Thank you for your patience during the delay. Completion of the stair should take approximately 4 weeks. Fabrication and installation of the permanent metal handrail may take a few weeks longer, in which case a temporary wooden handrail will be … Continue reading
We are excited to share with you the final Vision Planning Process Report. Click here to view the report and click here for the Appendix. Watch this space for upcoming continued planning meetings for the Trails + Paths, Courts, and Amphitheater portion of the project. We look forward to speaking … Continue reading
Dear Glen Park Neighbor, Thank you for your patience throughout the Sussex stair replacement at the Glen Canyon Recreation Center. As you are aware, demolition of the stair occurred in late November of 2017. When construction began, we made an unexpected discovery regarding the existing soil conditions, which required minor adjustments … Continue reading
Guy Place Mini Park was advertised to prospective contractors in January, 2017. Bids were opened on February 14, 2018 and the apparent low bidder was Azul Works, Inc. with a bid of approximately $2.3M for the Base Bid scope. The project will be presented at the upcoming Recreation and Parks … Continue reading
The project team has completed the construction documents for the McLaren Community Garden Renovation and the project is out to bid. We are aiming to begin construction this Summer. Stay tuned for updates!
Warmer weather has arrived for us to complete the traffic calming features! Please be mindful the next several weeks of parking restrictions at both ends of South Park (indicated in red on the attached map).South Park Update & Parking Restrictions 2018 0327 Expected activities: The crew will first remove and patch … Continue reading
Rec and Park received 2 bids from contractors for the Golden Gate Park Oak Woodlands Trail Improvement Project. The apparent low bidder is Yerba Buena Engineering & Construction, Inc. Pending final review of bid and confirmation that it is responsive, construction contract award will be presented to the Recreation and … Continue reading
Hello Everyone, Thank you for your ongoing support for the Turk Hyde project, I am proud to share the final concept, Boulder Garden here:Turk Hyde Final Concept We will be presenting this concept at the RPD Capital Committee on Wednesday April 6th, 2018 at 2pm in City Hall, Room 416 … Continue reading
Now that the concept design has been approved, the Panhandle Playground design team is moving into schematic design. An important part of this phase is gathering technical information. The team completed a site visit this week, on a rainy morning, to look at and discuss important project factors such as … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (SF Rec & Parks) announced today the commission approval of conceptual design to convert 4.5 acres of former reservoir to a brand new park located atop of Russian Hill. The Park, bounded by Bay, Hyde and Larkin Streets and is intersected … Continue reading
We have recently received a lot of interest from the community in the status of construction for the Balboa Pool Renovation. Our current estimate to re-open Balboa Pool is in the summer of 2018. The project has experienced delays to the original schedule due to unforeseen site conditions and our … Continue reading
The Golden Gate Park Oak Woodlands Trails Improvement Project has been advertised to contractors. Pre-bid conference and site walk was held on March 6. Bids are due on March 22. We are hoping to present construction contract award to the Rec and Park Commission in April and start construction in … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today the groundbreaking of the $14 million Geneva Car Barn and Powerhouse renovation. The Geneva Car Barn and Powerhouse (also known as the Car Barn) will become the latest addition of recreation space in Excelsior neighborhood. A groundbreaking ceremony … Continue reading
All the bulb-outs and curb cuts in the surrounding sidewalk into South Park are completed! The asphalt stamping will be installed over a two week period in March, pending weather conditions. The process is similar to street paving. The stamping equipment slowly heats the asphalt and impresses a cobblestone pattern, … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announces the opening of the Geneva Community Garden today. The 10,427-square-foot community garden, located at Geneva and Delano Ave, is the 40th addition to the Department’s citywide community garden program. Last spring, the Department opened In Chan Kaajal at 17th and Folsom … Continue reading
The Public Realm Plan process illuminated community interest in an official off-leash dog play area (DPA) within Esprit Park. For the SFRPD Dog Play Area Proposal Outline, please click here: SFRPD Dog Play Area (DPA) Proposal Outline This document highlights the general process for all proposed DPAs. Since with Esprit there … Continue reading
Rec and Park staff, together with SFMTA staff, recommend extending the Twin Peaks Figure 8 Pilot, which uses paint and concrete barriers to designate the eastern half of the Figure 8 roadway for people walking and biking. The Pilot has been in place since July 2016, during which time the … Continue reading
Plant yourselves over at Geneva and Delano Avenues on February 24 for the grand opening celebration of the Geneva Community Garden! The opening of San Francisco’s newest community garden goes from 10 a.m. to noon … Continue reading
The Recreation and Park Commission approved the concept design for a renovated Panhandle Playground on February 15, 2018. Thank you for your patience and support as we have worked over the past nine months to collect your ideas and move through several iterations with our design team. We are happy … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (SF Rec & Parks), The Trust for Public Land (TPL) and the Helen Diller Family Foundation, to officially open the newly renovated Helen Diller Civic Center Playgrounds, located in the heart of San Francisco’s Civic Center Historic District, on Valentines … Continue reading
Hello Park Neighbors: Just a quick update on the status of the new restroom project. Our contractor is moving forward and is currently on schedule. Over the last several weeks, they have been completing the site grading operations, installing underground water and drain lines and they recently poured the concrete … Continue reading
Moscone East Playground and Dog Play Area are getting closer to completion. The contractor is working to tie up loose ends throughout the project areas. Once we have a definitive completion date, the Department will start a public outreach process inviting neighbors to a park opening event. In the interim, … Continue reading
The Recreation & Park Department is excited to announce the Grand Re-Opening of Randall Museum! Please join us for the celebration this Sunday, February 11th from 10:00am – 3:00pm The opening celebration will include entertainment, kid’s activities, demonstrations of new museum programs, and the new Wild in California Animal Exhibit. … Continue reading
Rec & Park is pleased to announce the beginning of construction of safety measures, principally speed humps, along the entire length of John F. Shelley Drive in McLaren Park. The project, funded and constructed by SFMTA, begins February 7, 2018 and will take several weeks to complete. The project includes … Continue reading
Get ready for the Reopening of the Randall Museum (199 Museum Way) on Sunday, February 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.! Bring your curious minds to this opening as we bring science, nature … Continue reading
Join us for the fourth community meeting and open house for the Alice Chalmers Playground Renovation Project. We invite you to provide your feedback and input on the playground renovation. Let’sPlaySF! is … Continue reading
Based on community input, the Panhandle Playground design team has made the following updates to the design for the new playground (for those of you who participated in Workshop 3 and / or completed our online survey, we have combined Alternatives 2 and 3): Includes swings for tots and older … Continue reading
Join San Francisco Recreation and Parks and the Trust for Public Land for Hyde + Turk Park and Sgt. Macaulay Park for a Concept Design Open House. Details: January 31st, 2018 6:00pm … Continue reading
<3 your parks? Well Cupid is coming to the Civic Center! Everyone is invited to celebrate the opening of these creative play spaces with interactive lighting in the heart of the city … Continue reading
Two of the three South Park bulb-outs are done! The third bulb out (on the northwest corner) will be completed late January/early February, pending adverse weather. You’ll notice the engineers confirming the structural substrate for accessible crosswalk are compliant prior to the concrete pour this month. The remaining tasks are: Street … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department and Randall Museum Friends (RMF) proudly announce the opening of the Randall Museum after its recent $9 million renovation. The Randall Museum, a one-of-a-kind art and science education center, reopens to the public on Sunday, February 11th, 2018. The renovation … Continue reading
Neighborhood and Community members are cordially invited to attend Shoreview Park Renovation Planning Meeting #2 on Saturday January 20, 2018 from 1pm to 2:30 pm at Bayview Adult Day Health Center, 1250 … Continue reading
**Please note, this date is a change from the previous save-the-date sent in the December newsletter. There will NOT be a meeting on January 27. The Francisco Park Conservancy and the SF … Continue reading
Shoreview Park Planning Meeting #2 Saturday January 20, 2018 Bayview Adult Day Health Care 1pm-2:30pm You are cordially invited to review conceptual design options for the renovation of Shoreview Park. We would like your opinion of the proposed designs!
Stop by and let us know what you think! Open House Agenda – Share concept plan. – Outline next steps in project process. Thursday, January 25, 2018 6:30 – 8:00 pm Park … Continue reading
The stair replacement at Sussex and Elk Streets has been delayed for several weeks. Upon demolition of the existing stair, it was determined that field conditions varied from anticipated conditions, requiring adjustments to the design and additional coordination with the contractor. Progress should resume shortly. Thank you for your patience.
The Guy Place Mini Park project was advertised to prospective bidders today! The bids will be due in approximately one month. It is anticipated that park construction would begin in late spring 2018. Please stay tuned for details!
Join us to share your vision and thoughts on the Portsmouth Square Improvement Project. Bring your ideas and imagination to Workshop #4, and let’s all work together to make the park better! … Continue reading
We are supporting the Dogpatch & Northwest Potrero Hill Green Benefit District (GBD) in setting up an Esprit Community Advisory Group of community members to support the renovation of Esprit Park. The Esprit Community Advisory Group has two functions: To provide community-based feedback as the plan develops and to carry information about the … Continue reading
Survey Link: http://bit.ly/alicesurvey2 Thank you to the community members who attended Meeting #3 on Saturday, Dec. 16 and provided feedback on the revised Alice Chalmers Playground designs. For those who were not able to attend, please take 5 minutes to fill out the online survey. We will use this information … Continue reading
Franklin Square scope of improvements has been expanded to meet access code requirements and site constraints. The specific items are: Access: When the path leading to the exercise equipment is made accessible, the slope to the neighboring paths are increase requiring new steps and handrails for safety. Drainage: Leveling the … Continue reading
We are excited to announce that the Recreation and Park Department Commission has approved allocating an additional $250,000 to the Community Garden’s Project budget. With these funds, we hope to fund a greenhouse, additional site furnishings including benches and tables, and additional raised planter beds. We are planning to be … Continue reading
Hi everyone! We have wasted no time beginning our schematic design phase, and we are eager to show you the latest graphics of the playground design. Since the playground is geared to school-aged children, the design team has refined how the various elements are being used within the playground. The … Continue reading
Thanks to the 30+ adults and kids who attended our Community Workshop 3 for the Panhandle Playground Renovation project on Saturday, December 9. The design team shared 3 variations on a final concept design. Each of these 3 alternatives has the same overall playground footprint and many common elements and represents an … Continue reading
Project Goals: A world class public tennis facility. A vibrant, inclusive hub of San Francisco tennis that is open to all ages and abilities. A place that builds community and supports youth development through the game of tennis. A flexible center that supports expanded tennis programming and a variety of … Continue reading
The Notice to Proceed was issued (November 29, 2017) by DPW to Azul’s Works, Inc, the General Contractor. The Notice to Proceed, allows the General Contractor to start mobilizing the week of December 4th and install fencing and a job site trailer. Printed banners about the project’s scope of work … Continue reading
The Francisco Conservancy, Rec & Park, and the Design team continues to refine concept plan incorporating feedback from the community. The team presented to the Civic Design Review Committee and the Committee/Community is pleased with the design. The team is establishing community focus groups on specific major park elements. The … Continue reading
All new bike racks, trash receptacles and benches are installed, the Pedestrian Safety Improvements at the Panhandle are complete! Additionally our operations staff has repaved the south path!!!
We have exciting news to share! The concept design for the John McLaren Park Playground has been approved by the Recreation and Park Department Commission. This means that the project can continue to move forward. The design team has been working hard to incorporate feedback, which included a desire to … Continue reading
We are excited to announce the installation of a free standing restroom in Golden Gate Park at the Playground at 45th and Lincoln, otherwise known as the Boat Playground. Check here for updates on progress and for the opening date. Click here for final design. Thanks so much to the … Continue reading
Hello Neighbors! Please join us for our third community meeting on Saturday, December 16, 2017, at 10:00am at the Alice Chalmers Clubhouse (670 Brunswick Street) to provide feedback and to help guide … Continue reading
We are supporting the Dogpatch & Northwest Potrero Hill Green Benefit District (GBD) in setting up an Esprit Community Advisory Group of community members to support the renovation of Esprit Park. The Esprit Community Advisory Group has two functions: To provide community-based feedback as the plan develops and to carry information … Continue reading
We are required to gain approval from the Recreation and Park Commission for construction contracts that exceed 10% base bid change orders or have considerable construction duration extensions. We will be presenting this situation to the Capital Committee of the Commission this coming Wednesday, December 7. Please see agenda item wording … Continue reading
The sidewalk bulb outs have started on three end corners of South Park intersections. Two curb/ramps near Third Street: City Official is inspecting the concrete curb edge to confirm installation so that the concrete pour could be scheduled. Pending winter rain, the work will be completed in December 2018. The … Continue reading
Join us for our third community workshop and provide your input to help guide future improvements to Panhandle Playground, part of the Let’sPlaySF! Initiative – a partnership with the San Francisco Parks … Continue reading
Save the Date! Panhandle Playground Community Workshop 3 Saturday, December 9, 10:00 am- 11:30 am The Urban School of San Francisco 1563 Page Street Join us for our third community workshop and provide your input to help guide future improvements to Panhandle Playground, part of the Let’sPlaySF! Initiative – a … Continue reading
Replacement of the stairs at the intersection of Sussex and Elk Streets will begin on November 27, 2017. Please observe the trail detours and closures as shown on the map above. It is anticipated that construction of the new stair will be complete in February 2018. Thank you again to members of the … Continue reading
Thank you so much for those of you who attended the Turk Hyde Community Meeting last week. We truly appreciated your feedback and are so excited to be at the end of finalizing our concept for the park. I have updated the blog with the presentation here; those of you … Continue reading
We want to hear from you on how we can improve the Dog Training Area in Golden Gate Park (north of the Bison Paddock). Come share your ideas! If you would like … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department announced today the reopening of the playfields at West Sunset Playground after $13.6 million renovation funded by the 2012 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond. West Sunset Playground, 18 acres in size, features a children’s playground, athletic courts, two baseball … Continue reading
Thanks again to everyone who came out to our third community workshop on October 25th. The design team is compiling the feedback received (over 250 survey responses) to incorporate into a single revised concept for our forth community workshop in early January (date/time and details will be announced in December). … Continue reading
Thank you to the 30+ people who participated in our Community Workshop 2 and to the 126 people who responded to our online survey. We appreciate your thoughtful feedback. The design team is reviewing all the input we received to help inform development of final concept design. Stay tuned for … Continue reading
Come join us and Supervisor Katy Tang for the reopening of the newly renovated West Sunset Playground Athletic Fields (41st Avenue between Pacheco and Quintara Street) on Thursday, November 16! Opening ceremony … Continue reading
Thanks to our neighbors for your cooperation and partnership and thanks to those waiting to grow plants or just enjoy the garden for your patience. The construction of the new Geneva Community Garden has been delayed for various reasons, including those listed below; however, we are excited to report … Continue reading
Thank you to the community for the continued interest and support for the Randall Museum Renovation Project, we are nearing project completion. We thank you for your patience with the unexpected delay due to additional electrical challenges. The power is back up, and we are closing out the remaining construction … Continue reading
Please join us Thursday November 16th from 6-7:30pm at Boeddeker Clubhouse for the fourth public meeting for the Turk Hyde Mini Park Improvement Project. We will be showcasing two updated layouts based on community input park and will use community feedback to develop a final proposed layout. We look forward to … Continue reading
The Recreation and Park Department is undertaking a renovation of Balboa Pool. The project commenced in November 2017, and the department currently anticipates re-opening the facility in early 2018. Earlier this week I was privileged to give a construction tour to a few Havelock Street neighbors. The group got to … Continue reading
The final design for Guy Place Mini Park was approved by Civic Design Review on October 23rd. This review followed a revision to the park design that eliminated a vine column from the new bulb-out fronting the park. It is anticipated that the project will go out to bid in November 2017 … Continue reading
The existing stair leading to the intersection of Sussex and Elk Streets is scheduled for replacement beginning this November. Funding for the stair was arranged via the Office of Supervisor Sheehy and the Mayor’s Budget Office. This is a long-anticipated improvement that will require a temporary trail detour behind the Glen … Continue reading
We had a productive third community meeting and appreciate those who were able to join us in person. If you couldn’t make it, please see our updated concept design here: Group Picnic + Playground Concept Design. Our next step will be to present the draft concept design to the Capital Committee … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today the construction of a new free-standing restroom at Golden Gate Park’s Boat Playground located at 45thAvenue and Lincoln Way. The $ 2 million restroom construction is a community driven project, advocated for by an Outer Sunset community group … Continue reading
Thanks to the 30+ adults and kids who attended our Community Workshop 2 for the Panhandle Playground Renovation project. The project team presented 3 unique preliminary design schemes to the community and collected input via round robin review of the schemes. Click here to view the presentation given at Community … Continue reading
SAN FRANCSICO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today the opening of the McLaren Bike Park in McLaren Park, the first Bicycle Motocross (BMX) and Mountain Biking Park in San Francisco. Designed by Alpine Bike Parks, the $1,131,921 project features a beginner bikes skills trail, youth BMX … Continue reading
Strap on your helmets! You’re invited to the opening of San Francisco’s first bike park, McLaren Bike Park, on Saturday, October 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a ceremonial first … Continue reading
Survey Link: http://bit.ly/alicesurvey The San Francisco Recreation & Park Department is pleased to announce the online design options survey for the Alice Chalmers Playground Renovation, a Let’sPlaySF! Project. Please take a moment to fill out the survey to select a preferred playground design, and help us prioritize the type of … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department announced today that the Department has received a cash grant of $864,000 from San Franciscans for Sports and Recreation (SFFSR) to resurface tennis courts in the City’s park system. Throughout 2016, the Department and SFFSR worked together to identify a … Continue reading
Hi Everyone, Since it has been awhile since we’ve touched base we wanted to provide an update on the Turk Hyde Mini Park Project. We heard from the community a desire for a more flexible and versatile space in the park and wanted to take a step back in our … Continue reading
Join us for our second community workshop and provide your input to help guide future improvements to Panhandle Playground, part of the Let’sPlaySF! Initiative – a partnership with the San Francisco Parks Alliance. The design team will be presenting 3 different playground designs for your review. * Food will be provided … Continue reading
The Golden Gate Tennis Center has completed Schematic Design and moving into Design Development. We are awaiting CEQA determination. The CEQA determination will provide the project team with a timeline in which to seek RPD Commission Approval. The desire is to start construction in Spring of 2019. We will present … Continue reading
On September 21, 2017 Rec and Park Commission approved to award a construction contract for the Alta Plaza Park – North Side Irrigation and Drainage Project to Azul Works Inc. The scope includes: replacement of sod and automatic irrigation system, installation of perimeter drainage, installation Donor Recognition Circle, and installation … Continue reading
Construction is underway. The completion date is scheduled for early spring 2018.
The Francisco Conservancy, Rec & Park, and Design team continues to refine concept plan incorporating feedback from the community. The team presented to the Civic Design Review Committee and the Committee is pleased with the design. The team is establishing community focus groups on specific major park elements. The groups … Continue reading
All new bike racks, trash receptacles and benches are installed. Pathway striping is complete. Final signage elements will be installed October 19, 2017.
Sidewalk improvements on South Park southeast corner (near Second Street) will be starting this Friday 10/13/2017. The work will take approximately 10 calendar days and will include sidewalk demolition, and bulb out installation with concrete form work and concrete pours and curb cuts for a safe and accessible entrance into … Continue reading
Join us for our second community workshop and provide your input to help guide future improvements to Panhandle Playground, part of the Let’sPlaySF! Initiative, a partnership between the San Francisco Recreation and … Continue reading
Save the Date! Panhandle Playground Community Workshop 2 on October 19: Join us for our second community workshop and provide your input to help guide future improvements to Panhandle Playground, part of the Let’sPlaySF! Initiative – a partnership with the San Francisco Parks Alliance. The design team will be presenting 3 … Continue reading
The Traffic Calming Improvements at South Park will be starting this October and include sidewalk bulb-outs, asphalt stamping and crosswalk striping for pedestrian safety and park access. Streets will remain open to vehicles; however, expect intermittent delays and partial sidewalk closures throughout construction. Target construction schedule is: October & … Continue reading
If you haven’t checked out the events page. Please do. Mclaren bike park will have its grand opening Saturday, Oct 21st. See flier here. McLaren Bike Park Opening on October 21 Photos: Mclarenbikepark.com
Thank you so much to everyone who has attended a Workshop, submitted comments and filled out surveys for the project. Join us as we summarize all of the great feedback we have … Continue reading
Join us to share your vision and thoughts on the Portsmouth Square Improvement Project. Bring your ideas and imagination to Workshop #3, and let’s all work together to make the park better! … Continue reading
Attention: Basketball Courts CLOSED 10/10/17 – 12/5/17 The Crocker Amazon basketball & surrounding courts will be CLOSED between 10/10/17 – 12/5/17 for resurfacing and the installation of new courts. We apologize for the inconvenience. For more information or questions about this job, please contact the project manager, Laura Pate, at … Continue reading
Please join us for Community Meeting #2 on the Alice Chalmers Playground renovation. We would like your feedback and input on the proposed playground renovation concepts. This project brought is brought to … Continue reading
Thanks again to everyone who came out to our second community workshop on July 13th. Since then, the design team has compiled the feedback received and incorporating it into initial concepts for our third community workshop in mid-October (date/time and details will be announced later this week). The presentation from the … Continue reading
Join Rec & Park’s Natural Resources Division and Volunteers for Outdoor California (V-O-Cal) for a large scale trail building event in McLaren Park this coming Saturday and Sunday, September 23 and 24. Rec and Park has partnered with V-O-Cal every year for several years to complete significant trail improvements in … Continue reading
The driveway of the Glen Canyon Recreation Center will be closed for repaving this Friday, September 22, 2017. During this time, please observe the trail detours as shown below. Thank you!
Happy to report that we received over 300 responses to our Panhandle Playground Renovation online survey. The survey was live for 2 weeks. Respondents weighed in on their priorities for playground components and provided a wealth of other input. Over 50% of survey respondents live within a 2- to 5-minute … Continue reading
Marina second tenant event will take place on September 27, 2017 from 4pm to 7pm. Come join us for live music, drinks, snacks, and the fireboat will be here for water display. … Continue reading
Hi folks! We are headed into the home stretch of construction of the John McLaren Bike Park! The trail and pump track portions of the project have been completed and the wall rides are installed. The contractor is finalizing the irrigation and then, the concrete plaza area will be poured … Continue reading
On June 24, the beloved Koret Children’s Quarter playground was vandalized, severely damaging the structure and closing part of the playground. The SF Parks Alliance is leading the community effort to raise funds to restore the playground. To donate or for more information, click here: https://t.co/YjxCK2TqJn On behalf of San … Continue reading
The design team for the Panhandle Playground Renovation, which is part of the Let’sPlaySF! Initiative, is collecting additional feedback via an online survey. Please click here to take the brief online survey. The design team will collect the input received from the survey and add it to the information that … Continue reading
Fourteen new benches and three new picnic tables are arriving soon at Alamo Square. It is anticipated that the installation will be complete by mid-September.
The new landscape around the Glen Canyon Recreation Center is nearing completion. The front and rear plazas are open and feature new lighting, decorative stone inlays, and seat walls. As part of the building’s LEED Certified renovation, the wood seats atop the walls were salvaged from the gymnasium bleachers prior to construction. Two … Continue reading
Repair work for the swings pole and the net structure fire-pole will be done on Saturday, August 26, from 7 am to 3:30 pm. The children’s play area will remain open during construction. For your safety, please do not enter fenced areas. Community Playgrounds will perform the repairs. The construction … Continue reading
We have great news to share! We have initiated the construction contract for the renovation of the east playground and the new dog play area. We just issued the notice to proceed and the contractor is expected to start mobilizing on site this week. It’s been a long road to … Continue reading
The two saucer swings at children’s play area will be removed for the upcoming safety repair of the loose center post. We will provide a schedule for repairs of the post at the saucer swings and firepole at net structure. The children’s play area will remain open during construction. Bauman … Continue reading
Please visit the Art Commission website for more info here: http://www.sfartscommission.org/content/garfield-pool-public-art-project-artist-proposals
The Recreation and Park Department is undertaking a renovation project at Balboa Pool. The project commenced in November 2017, and is approximately 60% complete. The contractor is making good progress and the department currently anticipates re-opening the facility in early 2018. Work Occurring this Month: Preparing the pool for new … Continue reading
The target timeline that we posted late last year was to complete construction documents and advertise to contractors sometime this summer. Please see updated anticipated project schedule below. The largest reason for the updated timeline is that our landscape architect was unexpectedly out on leave for several months; however, there … Continue reading
The sliding gate featured above, one for each restroom, is being fabricated for installation September/October 2017. The restrooms will remain open during the month long installation, although at times, access to the restrooms may be temporarily delayed or interrupted for public safety. Please stay tuned! For questions, please contact Marien … Continue reading
The Golden Gate Tennis Center has just completed Schematic Design. We are awaiting a CEQA determination which is due in August 17. The CEQA determination will provide the project team with a timeline for their review. Once this has been determined the schedule will be adjusted accordingly. We are planning … Continue reading
Scope of Work: Irrigation and Drainage Replacement – North Side We are currently reviewing bids.
Scope of Work: 2 new playgrounds Construction is underway. The completion date is scheduled for February 2018.
Regarding the renovation of Garfield Pool Center, the Capital Division is requesting that the Concept Design being presented to the Commission on August 20, 2017 be approved. The design thoughtfully integrates the Clubhouse and the Pool – adding a gathering space and redesigning the Clubhouse so community groups can use … Continue reading
Join us for one of two focus group workshops and give us your input to help guide future improvements to Panhandle Playground, part of the Let’sPlaySF! Initiative – a partnership with the … Continue reading
Join us for one of two focus group workshops to discuss future improvements to the Panhandle Playground as part of the Let’sPlaySF! Initiative – a partnership with the San Francisco Parks Alliance: Wednesday, August 9, 2017 Park Branch Library Meeting Room, 1833 Page Street (between Cole and Shrader) The parents … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department in partnership with The Trust for Public Land and Civic Center Community Benefit District (CCCBD) announced today that Helen Diller Family Foundation will be expanding its $10 million playground renovation gift to Civic Center Plaza. Through The Trust for Public … Continue reading
San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (SFRPD) and San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) are partnering to improve McLaren Park Leland Avenue entrance with two projects: SFPUC will build a new Rain Garden to capture, retain, filter, and absorb rain water in a series of terraced planters between the Visitacion … Continue reading
Please observe the temporary trail detour route in the rear of the Glen Canyon Rec Center.
Please join us on August 2, 2017 for the kickoff workshop of the South Downtown Design Activation Plan! Representatives from City of San Francisco agencies including SFMTA, Public Works, Recreation and Parks, and Planning, will be on hand to discuss current and upcoming projects in the South Downtown area, including … Continue reading
New park information signs were installed at Noe Courts today thanks to a generous donation by the Friends of Noe Courts! Thank you!
Glen Park Recreation Center’s Gym is now officially open to the public! Feel to drop by the facility from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily (except Sundays) for open gym on the newly renovated basketball courts! In addition, take a sneak peak at some of the building’s new features, which … Continue reading
Hello West Sunset Park Neighbors- We are still pushing hard to keep this project moving forward at an aggressive pace. We have recently completed most of the new irrigation improvements for the athletic fields and will be starting to plant new shrubs and trees. See the attached photos which show … Continue reading
The long-anticipated Guy Place Mini Park project is on the move again! The park design, which was approved in 2014, has been adjusted to replace eight of the park’s proposed vine columns with eight multi-trunk birch trees. These trees will provide canopy coverage with dappled shade over the park. The trees feature … Continue reading
A year ago, on July 13, 2016, the eastern half of the “Figure 8” roadway loop of Twin Peaks Boulevard was transformed to a car-free area for people gazing, hiking and biking on top of San Francisco’s famous Twin Peaks. This pilot project was legislated by the SFMTA and is part of a … Continue reading
Thank you to everyone who attended our Community Meeting for the Let’sPlaySF! Initiative park renovation of Sgt. John Macaulay playground. We really enjoyed hearing your feedback about the park design. If you weren’t able to make the meeting, please take a look at the attached presentation. SJM Community Meeting 4 … Continue reading
Join us this Saturday, July 15 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Alemany Farm (700 Alemany Boulevard) for our Urban Agriculture Resource Day! Urban Agriculture Resource Days are a free seasonal service … Continue reading
Construction progress continues on the new rear landscape area at the Glen Canyon Rec Center. A concrete patio has been built and wood decking is now under construction. These pathways and seating areas will be surrounded by new planting areas featuring rain gardens, pathway lighting, and a new irrigation system. As this … Continue reading
Please join us to review and give feedback for the final proposed concept design for the Sgt. Macaulay Park Renovation Project. Thursday, June 29th 6:00 – 7:30 pm Boeddeker Clubhouse 246 Eddy … Continue reading
Join us to share your vision and thoughts on the Portsmouth Square Improvement Project. Bring your ideas and imagination to Workshop #2, and let’s all work together to make the park better! … Continue reading
Hi all! We have been working hard on construction of the John McLaren Bike Park! Everything has been moving along smoothly and most of the site has been graded. Our next steps will be to install swales, and drainage & irrigation lines. We anticipating wrapping up construction in the fall, … Continue reading
Hello Park Advocates. Exciting news. The Recreation and Park Commission approved the construction contract for the playground renovation project. As part of this project, the Department will also be installing a new dog play area on the west edge of the park property and with the generous grant donation from … Continue reading
Please join us for the upcoming community meeting for the Sgt. Macaulay Renovation Project on Thursday, July 29th, from 6-7:30pm at Boeddeker Clubhouse. We will be presenting the final proposed concept and look forward to hearing your feedback! Community Meeting Flyer For any questions or concerns, please email: Philip Vitale … Continue reading
New park benches, picnic tables, and dual-stream garbage/recycling cans will be coming to Alamo Square later this summer. Gardeners from the Recreation and Park Department have also continued to beautify the park with new drought-tolerant and pollinator-friendly plants.
We had a great turnout for our final McLaren Park Trails + Paths Focus Group Workshop this Tuesday, June 13. About 35 community members attended. After staff gave a presentation on updates (click here for presentation), participants circulated to 5 stations that outlined priority project area proposals (click here for … Continue reading
We are pleased to announce the opening of San Francisco’s newest park at 17th and Folsom Streets! The Opening is now set for Friday, June 23rd at 3:30PM. The new name will be … Continue reading
Thanks again to everyone who came out to provide feedback at our first community workshop on May 18th. Our team is compiling the feedback we received and gearing up for our second community workshop in mid-July (exact date and time will be announced in late June). The presentation from the May … Continue reading
We are making great progress on the Randall Museum Renovation, which is approximately 85% complete. Although the project has experienced delays related to the new PG&E electrical service requirements, SF Rec and Park’s Project Management and Construction team is working in close collaboration with SFPUC, the construction contractor and PG&E … Continue reading
On Tuesday June 6th we held the final community meeting for the development of the Rossi Pool Renovation concept design. Thank you to the many dedicated swimmers who attended the meeting to provide their support for the project and give valuable feedback to the design team. The final concept design … Continue reading
Join us for the reopening of Mountain Lake Park on June 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. This $3 million dollar project was funded by the 2012 Clean & Safe Neighborhood Parks … Continue reading
Join us to discuss future improvements to the Alice Chalmers Playground a Let’sPlaySF Initiative funded by the 2012 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. RSVPs are … Continue reading
Thanks to the over 50 folks who came out for the kickoff community workshop for the Panhandle Playground project, including lots of little ones! We had a brief presentation and then time for folks to circulate and review the existing playground and possible components for a new and improved playground. … Continue reading
Construction Advisory: June 5-9, 2017 Hilltop Playground will remain open during the repair to the see-saw bumper. The scope of work consists of removing and replacing the bumper and patching the safety surface. Robert A. Bothman (Construction), Community Playgrounds and Robertson Industries (wearing branded safety vests) will perform the repairs throughout … Continue reading
Dear Friends of Alamo Square Park, Thank you for your interest in Alamo Square Park. We are very pleased to have re-opened the park after investing $5.3 million in this twelve acre, iconic property. Much of the work we completed, you cannot see. Most significantly, we replaced the park’s 70 year … Continue reading
The contractor is making progress at Geneva Community Garden. Due to rainier weather than usual and unforeseen property line coordination issues, we are now anticipating project completion and garden opening in late summer. Thanks to our many adjacent neighbors for your cooperation and partnership and thanks to those waiting to … Continue reading
The Recreation and Park Department (RPD), in partnership with the San Francisco Parks Alliance (SFPA), has officially initiated the Alice Chalmers Playground Renovation Project. This project is part of the Let’sPlaySF Initiative, funded by the 2012 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond. We are thrilled to be working with landscape … Continue reading
Last week Rec and Park staff along with the design team, Groundworks Office, met with elementary-aged students at San Francisco Christian School to find out what students want to see in their future playground. We had so much fun imagining and designing the future of Alice Chalmers with them, while hearing … Continue reading
Join us for a celebration event marking the completion of signficiant improvements to this iconic neighborhood park. Funded by the 2008 and 2012 Clean and Safe Neighbhorhood Park bonds as well as … Continue reading
Noe Valley Town Square will be closed briefly this coming Tuesday, May 23 so the contractor can replace the storage container at the back of the site. The plaza is being closed for this work for the safety of the public and the workers. We estimate that the park will … Continue reading
The newly aligned, more sustainable trail adjacent to Mission Blue Butterfly habitat opened to the public this afternoon! Improvements include the replacement of deteriorated steps, new wayfinding signs, erosion control and habitat protection. This work was funded by the 2008 Clean & Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond and by a Habitat … Continue reading