Mission Dolores Park – Palm Tree Transplant

If you were at the park last week, you may have witnessed another amazing construction moment – the transplanting of 2 mature palm trees. Here’s how they did it: Step 1: The crew, led by palm experts, tie up the palm tree fronds & excavate the root ball:  Step 2: the … Continue reading

SF Chronicle: Cayuga Playground reopens

By Neal J. Riley, SF Chronicle It was almost impossible to hear a Recreation and Park Department official call Cayuga Playground a “hidden treasure” because he had to shout over the roar of a train passing overhead. Many of the city’s open spaces have claimed that cliche, but there’s no doubt … Continue reading

SF Rec and Park Breaks Ground on Cabrillo Playground in Richmond District

San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) kicked off the renovation of Cabrillo Playground with a groundbreaking ceremony on Saturday, June 9th, 2012.  SF Recreation and Park Commissioner Meagan Levitan led the ceremony with District 1 Supervisor Eric Mar, Friends of Cabrillo Playground, SF Parks Alliance and Dept of Public … Continue reading

SF Chronicle: Dolores Park Neighbors Agree on Renovation Plan

By John Wildermuth After years of wrangling, the various groups that call Dolores Park home have agreed on a plan to remake a city green space that has been a victim of its own popularity. “Is everyone happy? It’s San Francisco and there are always a lot of different opinions,” … Continue reading

McCoppin Square Reopens: First Project Completed Under 2008 Bond

McCoppin Square, an 8.9-acre park in San Francisco’s District 4, reopened today after a $3.8 million renovation.  The project is the first to be completed under the Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond, which voters overwhelmingly supported in 2008.  The project was completed $1.5 million under budget, a direct result … Continue reading