Hilltop Park is situated at the heart of the bustling Bayview neighborhood on the highest point of Bayview Hill, with spectacular views of San Francisco Bay.
For decades this was a vibrant community park famous for its signature 78 feet sundial and the city’s first skatepark, but today this 3.5 acre space has fallen into decline. The Bayview community, Rec and Park, and the Trust for Public Land are committed to revitalizing this park into a vibrant place to play, exercise, congregate, and enjoy nature.
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Scope of Work
As part of the Trust for Public Land Parks for People initiative, in partnership with Rec and Park and Parks 94124 and with enthusiastic help from the community, are undertaking a complete renovation of Hilltop Park.
The participatory design process has inspired a site plan with amenities for all ages from a fully remodeled skate park to a tranquil seating area overlooking of the Bay; a picnic and barbecue area to an adult Fitness Zone®. Sustainability features-such as native and drought tolerant plantings, natural irrigation and stormwater retention-are also embedded in the park design.
A grant in the amount of $5 million dollars was granted to the Recreation and Park Department from a California Recreation and Parks Department Statewide Park and Community Revitalization grant programmed transferred to the Trust for Public Land. Most of the project costs will be covered by the grant.
On top of this grant the skate park at Hilltop Park received a 2012 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond Community Opportunity Fund grant of $218 thousand dollars. And a $500 thousand dollar housing related parks grant.