Update on Glen Canyon playground renovation!

Hi Folks,

I know many of you are eager for an update. The Glen Canyon Playground and Tennis Court Project is really moving along, if you see the park now, you will see that the new tennis courts are in place, and the new playgrounds are emerging. Over the next several weeks you will see the remaining pathways installed, the play equipment and slide and the new planting!

Additionally, you will also see the new waterline work in progress along Diamond Heights Blvd and around the steps at Elk Street. At times, the path along the guardrail on Diamond Heights and the entrance – the steps from Elk Street – might be impacted due to the utility work. Most days, they will be able to finish work and allow for access after 4:30pm.  We apologize for the inconvenience. The entrance behind the backstop on Elk and the Bosworth entrance are expected to remain open throughout the remainder of the project.

Simultaneously, we will be working to improve the new sidewalk and build the new drop off at Elk street, so over the final phase of the project, a portion of Elk Street’s sidewalk on the west side will be closed in front of the construction area at times to allow for this work. The east side of Elk Street’s sidewalk will remain open.

As you may know, in the course of the construction, we have encountered some unanticipated complications.  We encountered some site conditions that delayed the work including unanticipated utility work, including the installation of a new water line. At this time we expect the Rec Center work to be completed in late November or early December, allowing for the center to reopen for Spring programming which starts in January. The new playground and tennis courts and the related park work are anticipated to be complete in late January.

Thank you all for your patience.

Please use this link to find out more info on the project if you have additional questions!


If you have further questions, please contact me at Karen.Mauney-Brodek@sfgov.org or call me at415-575-5601.