SAN FRANCISCO – Bayview neighbors, kids, and city officials were celebrating the ground beneath their feet today with the completion of a major overhaul of Silver Terrace Playground’s athletic field. The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department replaced the 13-year-old synthetic turf on the 145,000 square foot field, which hosts … Continue reading
We are all set to have a site walk to discuss the trails and paths portion of the McLaren Park Project. The first site walk will be of the Visitacion Avenue trail. Meet Saturday 11/16/2019 at 9:30am at the McLaren Community Garden on Visitacion Ave. For more information contact: Lauren.Chavez@sfgov.org … Continue reading
Please join us for a community site walk as part of the Buena Vista Park Needs Assessment and Cost Analysis project. This walk will be led by the project team to look at areas of the park that require renovation and improvements that may be included as part of the … Continue reading
In June of this year, Assemblymember Phil Ting secured a $1,370,000 State Local Assistance Grant for Merced Heights Playground to support park improvements requested by the community. Join us for a meeting … Continue reading
Construction work continues at the Alice Chalmers Playground. Azul Works, Inc. has completed the installation of all site walls, retaining curbs, and the two sloped ADA walkways. Utilities, including drainage and irrigation lines have been installed below the sub-grade and will support irrigation of the new landscaping on the site.Two … Continue reading
Here are a few updates regarding the Twin Peaks Figure 8 Redesign / Promenade Project: Rec and Park, in partnership with SFMTA, is supporting the SF Police Department to move the concrete barriers between the two peaks with the goal of reducing the incidence of auto break-in’s. The barriers were … Continue reading
Hi everyone- The contract with the project landscape architect is getting wrapped up and we are looking forward to hosting a community workshop about the park renovation. Hope to see you soon!
SAN FRANCISCO – In April, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department broke ground on its project to transform its 125-year-old Golden Gate Park Tennis Center into one of the best public tennis facilities in the nation. On Thursday, Recreation and Park Commissioners will vote on an operator to handle … Continue reading
Join us on Friday, November 8 from 4 to 5 p.m. to help us celebrate recent improvements to the Silver Terrace athletic fields, which include a newly replaced play surface, furnishings, and … Continue reading
Please join us on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 11am for a celebration of the Panhandle Playground reopening!
Join us and the San Francisco Parks Alliance for a reopening celebration of the Panhandle Playground (Oak Street at Ashbury in Golden Gate Park) on Tuesday, November 12 from 11 a.m. to … Continue reading
Join us on Tuesday, November 19 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Potrero Hill Recreation Center outdoor courts (801 Arkansas Street at the outdoor sport courts) for a special plaque unveiling … Continue reading
Hi everyone! We have exciting news to share. Earlier this month, the Rec Park Commission approved increasing the construction contract amount, which will allow us to add a new swing area to the playground design. This request was made by park neighbors and we are thrilled to be able to … Continue reading
Hi everyone, The design team at Public Works is continuing to complete the construction documents for the playground and field renovation at Golden Gate Heights. We recently completed a cost estimate for the renovation and the project is in budget. We aim to wrap up the design drawings by the … Continue reading
After many years of community process and design, construction on the George Christopher Playground renovation will begin in early November 2019! Starting next week, the construction team will begin installing fencing to protect trees and temporary fencing to secure the site for construction mobilization. The tennis court will be closed … Continue reading
Hi everyone, Thank you so much to those who have provided feedback on our different design options for the Herz Playground Renovation. The design team has incorporated the feedback into one overall design for the site. We will continue to do additional outreach to finalize the selection of the playground … Continue reading
The Tennis Center team is taking advantage of this great weather by moving quickly through construction. The team is shaping the building foundation in the picture below!
Due to construction activities, including the need to get waterproofing work done as soon as possible, tennis court lighting is temporarily out of service. We are working to reinstate lighting as quickly as we can, anticipated sometime in November 2019. We will be posting hard copy advisories at both court … Continue reading
Playground equipment and new play surfaces have been installed at Panhandle Playground over the past few weeks. The contractor is currently installing a few more play elements, ornamental plants, and finishing the site fencing. An opening celebration date will be announced shortly!
A new sidewalk bulb-out (a widened area of sidewalk) is under construction in front of Guy Place Mini Park. The bulb-out will feature a new pet relief area with permeable paving and a pet drinking fountain.
Construction is moving along on West Portal Playground renovation. The contractor is finishing up with demolition work and preparing to pour the first concrete walls and complete waterproofing scope. The Rec and Park and Public Works team has been coordinating closely with the contractor and SFMTA staff to protect facilities … Continue reading
Please be advised that the Golden Gate Park Dog Training Area will be fully closed from Monday, October 28 through Wednesday, October 30 for tree pruning and removals. The parking lot will also have reduced capacity on Thursday, October 31 and Friday, November 1 for the remainder of the work. … Continue reading
Hello Community: Construction is in “full swing” at the park. Within the next month, much construction activity will be occurring, particularly concrete walls, paving, and the boulder terrace, so you’ll start to see the park really take shape! Here are some photos highlights of the construction process thus far:
Hello Community: Construction is in “full swing” at the park. Within the next month, much construction activity will be occurring, particularly concrete walls and paving, so you’ll start to see the park really take shape! Here are some photos highlights of the construction process thus far:
SAN FRANCISCO – Amid a community celebration, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department broke ground today on a project that will transform Shoreview Park in the Bayview into a well-lit, accessible oasis for children to play and families to gather. The $3 million renovation, funded mainly through federal and … Continue reading
Please join us for an Open House regarding the upcoming renovation of the play area at Richmond Playground. The event will include activities and information about the project followed by a discussion … Continue reading
Thanks to those who attended our open house on Thursday, October 3, where we reviewed plans to add lighting per request from the Friends of Lafayette Park. In addition to the open house, the Friends of Lafayette Park also had project boards on hand to share with folks for their … Continue reading
Exciting News! Late September, Recreation and Park Commission approved design for Fillmore Turk Mini Park. Now, the design team can proceed with construction documents to realize the improvements initiated by Community Opportunity Fund (COF) award in 2016. Over the past year, the project team gathered the existing conditions documentation, conducted … Continue reading
Join us for a groundbreaking ceremony and community day to celebrate the start of construction on the Shoreview Park renovation project. The event will take place on Wednesday, October 16 from 4 to … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO – Bicycle and pedestrian advocates joined city officials today to celebrate the last of 13 raised crosswalks installed recently in Golden Gate Park, capping three years of traffic calming measures in the park as part of the city’s Vision Zero initiative. District 5 Supervisor Vallie Brown helped stripe … Continue reading
Last week, the Golden Gate Park Oak Woodlands Trails Improvement Project team, comprised of staff from Rec and Park and Public Works as well as the contractor, Yerba Buena Engineering & Construction, Inc, was honored with an award for partnering. Partnering is a requirement for City teams and contractor staff … Continue reading
The first community meeting for the Buena Vista Park Needs Assessment and Cost Analysis project will be held on October 7, 2019 at 7pm in the Randall Museum Theater Room, located at 199 Museum Way. Please join us to discuss the scope and schedule of the project, meet the team, … Continue reading
Play equipment is being installed right now at Panhandle Playground. Please stay tuned for more updates during this exciting phase of the construction project!
It’s been a busy summer….with lots of subsurface work (irrigation, sewer and electrical lines); however, now building is taking shape! The basement concrete walls and ceiling were installed and now, the building’s steel structure at plaza level is being framed. Compare the construction photos with previous renderings presented at our … Continue reading
After a successful “Play Day” on Saturday, September 21, we are excited to report that construction will start on the playground renovation this coming week of September 30. Rec and Park and Public Works project team members met with contractor staff on site this week to complete a pre-construction survey. … Continue reading
Join us for an informal open house at Lafayette Park on Thursday, October 3 to discuss plans to add lighting for the park. Staff and members of the Friends of Lafayette Park board will be available between 4:30 and 6:30 pm to review the history and scope of these planned … Continue reading
Hi everyone! The project team is working on developing an overall project budget. This project will be a partnership project with Mercy Housing & Related CA. We will re-engage with the community in the coming months to get additional input on the design of the building and park improvements. Send … Continue reading
Hi all- We are continuing to seek input on three draft designs for the Herz Playground renovation. The designs can be seen in Document Materials sidebar of the project page. The project team met with children from the local Boys & Girls Club and with residents from the Sunnydale Neighborhood. … Continue reading
Hi all- The project team is reviewing the results of the recent online survey. Thank you to all who participated. We are also coordinating with the Dogpatch and NW Potrero Hill Green Benefit District to finalize the contract with the design team for the renovation project. We plan to have … Continue reading
Hi folks! The contractor is continuing to work at the Group Picnic Area in McLaren Park. The grading is complete and the concrete work is on-going. Rec Park staff will be presenting at October’s Rec Park Capital Committee Commission meeting for approval to increase the construction contract amount to include … Continue reading
Hi folks! We are half way complete with the construction documents for the playground and field renovation. We will be performing a review with our maintenance yard and a cost estimate for the project at this milestone. We are still on track to complete this phase of the project by … Continue reading
The design team is putting the finishing touches on the construction drawings for the renovation of the Dog Training Area. The next steps will include a thorough review for code compliance before a building permit is obtained. Following permitting, the project will be advertised to prospective contractors. It is expected … Continue reading
Tree work, consisting of selective removals and pruning, is scheduled to begin in the fall of 2019 and occur through the winter of 2020. Trees scheduled for removal were posted with notices in the past week. Tree pruning and removals are intended to address required maintenance around the 4.5-mile perimeter … Continue reading
The contractor has completed the stone terrace installation and is now working on preparing the new playground surfacing. Please check back shortly for news about the installation of the new playground equipment!
A fourteen foot slab of granite arrived at Guy Place Mini Park this week. The contractor is currently preparing to install it in the rear corner of the park where it will serve as an ornamental focal point to the space. Granite paving and boulders as well as trees will … Continue reading
Join us this Saturday, September 21 from 1 to 3 p.m. to celebrate the beginning of construction at West Portal Playground (Ulloa and Lenox streets.) This project is a part of the … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco’s playgrounds are getting a major boost thanks to a $1.6 million contribution by Kaiser Permanente to the LetsPlaySF! campaign, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today. The LetsPlaySF! campaign, a partnership between SF Rec and Parks and the San Francisco Parks Alliance, promises … Continue reading
Restoration and construction work will occur in segments throughout Bernal Heights Park from September 2019 through early 2020. Individual trail segments will be closed during work. However, the overall trail network will remain mostly open and will continue to accommodate many recreation activities. The first segment of trail to be … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO – Revamped athletic fields, new sports equipment, improved lighting and accessible pathways were among the major improvements unveiled by the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department today at the Potrero Hill Recreation Center. The $5.5 million renovation also included a new irrigation system, new landscaping, concrete retaining walls, … Continue reading
The construction contract is being awarded and should be final this week.Contractor mobilization is expected to begin the last week of September, with the playground and clubhouse closure expected on Monday September 30th. We are thrilled to begin construction on this long awaited renovation!
Thanks to all of our community members who have provided valuable input since early 2015 on the feasibility study and concept design for the Gene Friend Recreation Center. I am happy to report that we will be presenting conceptual design for approval to the Recreation and Park Commission Capital Committee … Continue reading
Hi folks! Construction continues at the Group Picnic Area on the playground. The contractor is working on grading and installing a retaining wall. See the progress in the photos below!
Stone from the Sierras has been delivered to the site and is being formed into a terrace this week. The stone terrace will surround a slide and acts as a transition between the upper and lower playground areas. A temporary wood has been positioned where the slide will be installed … Continue reading
Hi folks! We had a productive community meeting this past Saturday. The project team presented preliminary drawings for three possible designs for the playground. We got some great feedback from our Youth Task Force and we are planning to continue the outreach over the next couple weeks. The designs can … Continue reading
The contractor is now installing the irrigation system at Guy Place Mini Park. This water-efficient system will support the establishment of the park’s new trees, shrubs, vines and perennials.
Community – On August 14th, the Recreation and Parks Commission unanimously approved the concept design for the Peace Plaza. The Commissioners were incredibly supportive of the entire effort and many pledged to help in any way they can moving forward. Though there is still much work to do, this is … Continue reading
Here is an overview of the work underway for this project: Bernal Improvements Construction crews have removed loose debris from the park road from Bernal Heights Boulevard to the Folsom Street entrance and are installing split rail fence along erosion control areas. Next week work will begin at the eastern … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department has been selected to receive a $30,000 play space grant from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and The Walt Disney Company. Rec and Parks will use the funding toward the current renovation of Alice Chalmers Playground in the … Continue reading
Hello Community Members, We are happy to inform on the progress and next steps of the Shoreview Park Renovation Project. After a widespread community outreach and engagement from October 2017 to February 2018 to jointly develop the conceptual design for renovation, the Recreation and Park Commission approved the concept design … Continue reading
Rec Park is conducting an online survey to gather input on the renovation of Esprit Park. This project was included in the Planning Department’s Central Waterfront/Dogpatch Public Realm Plan. We value the community’s input in the development of the concept design for the park renovation and we are looking forward … Continue reading
Community Meeting Two: A Let’sPlaySF Initiative Project Join us to discuss the renovation of the children’s play area! Refreshments provided & children welcome. Date/Time: Saturday, August 17th 10am – 12pm Location: Herz … Continue reading
New plants, including Arbutus and Cedar trees, arrived on site this week. The contractor is also preparing for the installation of granite blocks from the Sierra that will arrive shortly.
Foundations for the four vine columns are being built this week at Guy Place Mini Park. These foundations will support stainless steel mesh columns that will be planted with ornamental Roger’s Red California grapevines, famed for their scarlet red autumn color.
SAN FRANCISCO—Renovated sport courts, including a unique basketball court that doubles as colorful street art, opened amid a community celebration today at the Hayes Valley Playground. Improvements to the basketball court, including a colorful court mural by San Francisco street artist Apexer, resurfacing, and new hoops and backboards, was funded … Continue reading
Over the past week project’s contractor has been preparing to install the new paving on the north side of the playground. Stone for the terraced area around the slide will be arriving from the Sierra soon and will be installed throughout August. At a recent Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Council meeting … Continue reading
Over the past few weeks the contractor has been busy importing soil to the site to make it level with with sidewalk. Next week they will be building foundations for the ornamental granite slab wall and four vine columns. Additional subsurface drainage lines are also being installed.
Get your garden ready and join us for FREE community garden workshops this summer, including our our third Garden Resource Day of the year at Alemany Farm (700 Alemany Boulevard) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday, August 3 that will feature FREE compost, plant starts and more! For additional … Continue reading
Hi everyone! Thank you for your interest in the renovation of Esprit Park! We are excited to announce that our next step will be an online survey. The survey will go live soon; check back for the link. If you would like to be included on our project stakeholder list … Continue reading
Hi everyone! Thank you to those of you who attended our community meeting on June 22nd. We continue to get valuable input from the community on the design of the new recreation center and outdoor improvements to the park. We are anticipating hosting another community meeting in the Fall. Send … Continue reading
Hi everyone! Thank you to those who turned out for our first community meeting, which was held in June. Our second meeting will be on Saturday, August 17th from 10am-12pm and food will be provided. We will be presenting preliminary drawings for three possible design iterations for the playground. We … Continue reading
Hi everyone! The design team is hard at work on the construction documents for the playground and field renovation. We anticipate being in the design phase through the end of 2019. We are also working with the community to determine the best home for the nature exploration area, which is … Continue reading
Hi everyone! Construction is going smoothly on the playground renovation at the Group Picnic Area. Demolition is complete and the contractor continues to work on grading and underground utilities. The design team on the restroom project is working on construction documents for site work and utility connections for the new … Continue reading
We are in the third week of construction on the Washington Square project. Azul Works has been making great progress and tree protection fencing was installed during the first week to define the areas where hand excavation is required. In the photo below you can see the team hand digging … Continue reading
The construction contract for this project has been awarded to Robert A. Bothman Construction Corporation and Yerba Buena Engineering. Work will commence in December 2019 and will run approximately 4 months. Thank you for your patience while we complete these park improvements.
We have wrapped up the community outreach process with our final meeting on June 26, 2019. I will be presenting the concept design to the Rec Park Commission in August and we will be proceeding with design development. Thank you for your feedback on this project.
The construction contract for this project has been awarded to Robert A. Bothman Construction Corporation and Yerba Buena Engineering. The crews are mobilizing this week and construction fencing will be installed. We will do our best to maintain pathway access through the park during construction, but portions of the pathways … Continue reading
The contract for this project has been awarded to Yerba Buena Engineering. The crews will be mobilizing on site in mid-July and we expect this project to wrap up by early 2020. We will post on site any trails that are slated to be closed intermittently or permanently due to … Continue reading
We are getting closer to our Fall opening timeline for the Powerhouse portion of the Geneva Car Barn! I wanted to share some images put together by our project architects, Aidlin Darling Design of progress we’ve made. Hope you’ve enjoyed, please email me, email@example.com if you have any questions.
The park is taking shape as most demolition is completed and the foundations are being formed. See the new building foundation walls and the bleacher steps after the concrete pour last Thursday! The tennis courts will be reopened on Saturday, June 29! Welcome back to new windscreens and the court’s … Continue reading
The perimeter retaining walls were completed today. The contractor will soon move on to finishing the installation of drainage and utilities.
Survey Link: http://bit.ly/ibsurvey01 The San Francisco Recreation & Park Department, the Trust for Public Land and San Francisco Parks Alliance are pleased to kick-off the Schematic Design phase for the future park at the 900 Innes Boatyard at India Basin. We are looking for your input and feedback to inform … Continue reading
Just a quick update. On Tuesday, June 18, 2019, the Azul Works Inc. (Contractor) began construction at the Alice Chalmers Playground, a LetsPlaySF! project! Due to multiple expected construction activities on site, the entire park will be closed for construction. The work to be performed includes the installation of new … Continue reading
Hi folks, We are excited to share that the restroom design has been approved by the Recreation and Park Department Commission. The project team is now finalizing the construction documents for the project. Meanwhile, the Playground & Picnic Area Renovation is underway. The contractor is focused on demolition, grading and … Continue reading
Hi all- We are happy to report that the Recreation and Park Department Commission has approved the concept design for the Golden Gate Heights Playground Renovation! As a reminder this project is part of the Let’sPlaySF! Initiative, a partnership with the San Francisco Parks Alliance. To see renderings and the … Continue reading
Hello! I’d like to introduce myself as the new point of contact and project manager for the Panhandle Playground renovation. Since the playground closed in April, the project’s contractor has been busy with demolition and starting work on the new playground. They are currently working on installing concrete paths, curbs, … Continue reading
Hello Community – We are in the exciting times as work on the ground has officially begun. All major demolition is complete and next up is utility work. Stay tuned for more updates and, as always, please contact the project manager with any questions. We will be sure to post … Continue reading
Hello Community – We are in the exciting times as work on the ground has officially begun. Demolition will begin with removing the old play equipment, play surfacing and underlying concrete, as well as interior curbs, then will move to tree removal. As construction progresses, please contact the project manager … Continue reading
Washington Square Water Conservation Project set to begin this week. Construction fencing will be installed around the lawn and pathways for the Washington Square project on June 20. During construction, the playground and restrooms will remain open. We are excited to start saving water in Washington Square! Please feel free … Continue reading
Vertical formwork is in place ahead of concrete work later this month. The top of the reinforcing bar seen in this photo provides close reference for the finished elevation of the new park.
Join us to discuss future rehabilitation plans for the lake! Thursday, June 20th 6:30 – 8 PM Golden Gate Park Senior Center 6101 Fulton St For more information visit: http://bit.ly/middlelakeproject or contact Dan … Continue reading
Please join us for a community meeting to discuss improvements to the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater in McLaren Park. Wednesday, June 26th 6:30 – 7:30 PM Herz Clubhouse – (corner of Hahn St. … Continue reading
Do you take the best selfies? Do you like parks? Here’s your chance to channel your inner influencer and win tickets to 2019 Outside Lands Music and Art Festival. We are celebrating India Basin Park coming to the Bayview Community! Starting June 7, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO – Amid a neighborhood celebration, city officials today unveiled a new mural celebrating the Bayview-Hunters Point community on a historic building that will become an integral part of its future. The block party featured free food and music, followed by a screening of the Golden State Warriors game … Continue reading
Join us to discuss: + Children’s play area renovation (a Let’sPlaySF! Initiative) + New gymnasium + Visitacion Avenue sidewalk & road improvements Saturday, June 22nd Herz Clubhouse Visitacion Ave at Hahn St, … Continue reading
We have a contractor on board and have officially set the construction start for the week of June 17, 2019. The first step will be for the contractor to install the fences which will allow the Rec and Park pest management team to come in and work through the weekend. … Continue reading
Hi everyone! We are thrilled to announce that Rec Park will be hosting the first workshop to discuss improvements to Herz Playground, including the Let’sPlaySF! Project to renovate the children’s play area, and a partnership project with Mercy Housing and Related CA to construct a new gymnasium. The workshop will … Continue reading
Join us at Hilltop Park (La Salle and Whitney Young Circle) to commemorate the upcoming renovation of Shoreview Park! Bring the family and climb high above the Bayview on our mobile rock … Continue reading
The Ralph D House Community Park reopened on Wednesday May 29th! .
Hi all- It is official, construction on the Playground at the Group Picnic Area has begun with demolition of planters, old paths, and a portion of the retaining wall. Work is off to a good start and we are looking forward to sharing regular updates with photographs of the work. … Continue reading
On May 22, Rec & Park hosted an Esprit Community Advisory Group (ECAG) meeting. The meeting featured special guest Christine Gasparac, Senior Director of Community Relations for UCSF, and Toks Ajike, Director of Capital and Planning for RPD. The meeting agenda focused on receiving feedback on the proposed dog play … Continue reading
Thank you to those who joined us at our final community meeting to discuss the playground renovation. The concept design was shared with the community and feedback was received on play elements, planting and site furnishings. The final concept design features a large spiral tower for climbing, a basket swing, … 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.
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
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 –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 (51 Havelock). The event will feature special performances, speakers, … 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
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
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.
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
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
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