Lake Merced

Lake Merced in the FogScope of Work

Renovation of pathways on the North side of the lake, from Skyline Boulevard & Harding Road, around to Lake Merced Blvd & Winston Drive. Site improvements to include: grading and drainage, paving, parking striping, retaining walls, adult fitness equipment, site furnishings, irrigation and planting. At the southern portion of the lake along John Muir Boulevard (where the concrete bridge is), new seating and a new outdoor fitness area will be installed, along with related plantings.  


  • $2 million  from the 2012 Parks Bond, 
  • $1 million from a California Natural Resources Agency Grant secured by California Assemblymen Phil Ting, 
  • $1 million from the Rec and Park Forestry fund.

Project Schedule

PlanningFall 2017
DesignWinter 2021
ConstructionFall 2023
Open to the publicSpring 2024

Project Updates

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  2. Documents and Materials
  1. Capital Project Update

    Lake Merced Project update | March 2023

    As a quick update, the upcoming Lake Merced project, which involves renovation of the pathways on the north side of the lake, is undergoing preparation to take construction bids Read on...
  2. Capital Project Update

    Lake Merced Project Preparing Bid Documents!

    We are happy to report that the project team is in the process of preparing for . . . Read on...
  3. Capital Project Update

    Lake Merced Joint City Agency Project Updates Meeting February 17th!

    Please join Recreation and Parks, the Public Utilities Commission (PUC), and the Municipal Transportation Authority (MTA) for a . . . Read on...
  4. Capital Project Update
  5. Capital Project Update


    Trees will be removed as part of the trail and restroom project at Lake Merced beginning Monday, February 17, 2020 Read on...
  1. Steve Tucker

    Project Manager