Update on Glen Canyon Recreation Center Renovation – Planning to Start Construction Summer 2015

Hi Everyone,

Just wanted to provide you with a brief update on the Glen Canyon Recreation Center Project.

Additionally, I attended the Glen Park Neighbors Meeting last night briefly to provide a update in person. You can always email or call me (see my below contact info if you have questions).

As a reminder, you can always follow the project here:


Rec Center Renovation Coming Up/ What to Expect:

We are still on track with the presentation timeline we provided at the July 30, 2014 Glen Park Neighbors meeting. I will let you know if that changes.

The overall floor plan and the latest renderings can be seen here:


Recently, we did incorporate the required public art into the project, via the Art Commission Process. Charles Sower’s proposal was selected, and it will be incorporated into the area which is current designated for planting and picnic area in front of the auditorium. We will still have 3 picnic tables in this area. His proposal, and the others considered are displayed on the SFAC website here: http://www.sfartscommission.org/pubartcollection/featured/2014/12/18/artwork-proposals-for-the-glen-park-recreation-center/ 

We plan to close the Recreation Center to the public at the end of May.

Starting in June, we will be doing move out of equipment and furniture, and we plan start construction thereafter.

During renovation of the recreation center the ballfields, playground, and tennis courts will all be open.

We will also provide a ADA port-potty  for the public to use, 7 days a week.

The areas that will be closed during construction includes the recreation center building and the related patio (in front of the restroom door), the lawn directly to the north, the picnic areas directly around the building, including the picnic area at the back of the auditorium. The main construction staging area is planned behind the rec center on the lawn area.

All of the current access points from Elk Street will remain open and are NOT anticipated to be used for construction access, including the Sussex Street Stairs, the trail from Elk Street above the tennis court and the new ADA drop off constructed at Elk street, used today.

It is anticipated that construction access will be from the Bosworth Entrance. We will work to minimize impact on the neighbors to the greatest extent we can.You will be hearing more from me as we get closer to the construction start!Thank you again for your patience, let me know if you have any questions in the future.

Sincerely, Karen

(415) 575-5601  |  Karen.Mauney-Brodek@sfgov.org