Herz Playground- McLaren Park

Herz PlaygroundScope

The renovation of the children’s play area at Herz Playground within John McLaren Park is part of the Let’sPlaySF! Initiative, a partnership between the Recreation and Park Department and the San Francisco Parks Alliance that seeks to inspire creativity and play throughout the City. In the coming years, 13 playgrounds prioritized for improvement by a citizen task force will be reimagined and redesigned for this and future generations of San Francisco’s children.

Complete Renovation

The proposed project includes a complete renovation of the toddler and school-aged children’s play areas at Herz Playground. The new play areas will have all-new play equipment and surfacing. Additional site improvements will include new:

  • Benches
  • Fencing
  • Landscaping
  • Pathways
  • Picnic Tables

Additionally, the restrooms at Herz Clubhouse will be brought into current code compliance and receive cosmetic upgrades.

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  1. What's New
  2. Documents & Materials
  1. Capital Project Update

    News about the Herz Projects!

    We are excited to share that Rec Park staff will be presenting the . . . Read on...
  2. Capital Project Update

    Herz Playground Project Update 1/22!

    Hi everyone, We are very close to finalizing our concept plan . . . Read on...
  3. Capital Project Update

    Herz Playground Project Update Dec '20

    We are working with the Historic Preservation team at the Planning Department to review the playground design Read on...
  4. Capital Project Update

    Herz Playground Project Update 10/29!

    Thank you so much to those who joined us for our final community meeting. Read on...
  5. Capital Project Update

    Herz Playground Project Final Community Meeting!

    Join us to see the updated design for Herz. . . Read on...
  6. Capital Project Update

    Herz Playground Project Update 9/18!

    Hi all- Our project designers have been updating the playground design to reflect the survey results on the play equipment Read on...
  7. Capital Project Update

    Herz Playground Project Update 8/21!

    Hi all- Thank you so much to everyone who participated in our online survey! Read on...
  8. Capital Project Update

    Herz Rec Center Project Update 8/21!

    Hi everyone! Thanks to those who participated in our focus group meetings. . . Read on...
  9. Capital Project Update

    Herz Playground Project Survey Still Open!

    We have had a great response to our survey and we are going to keep it open a little longer . . . Read on...
  10. Capital Project Update

    Take a Brief Survey to Help Us with the Herz Playground Renovation!

    During these times of civil unrest, we hope that parks can provide essential spaces for gathering, recreating and connecting to nature. Read on...
  11. Capital Project Update

    Herz Playground Project Update 5/22

    We are putting finishing touches on our playground survey and getting it translated into multiple languages. Read on...
  12. Capital Project Update
  13. Capital Project Update


    The project team is refining the draft concept plan for the playground and getting a preliminary concept estimate done Read on...
  14. Capital Project Update


    Rec Park is working with our project landscape architect to consolidate the community feedback into one design for the playground renovation Read on...
  15. Capital Project Update


    Thank you so much to those who have provided feedback on our different design options for the Herz Playground Renovation Read on...
  1. Alexis Ward

    Project Manager
    Phone: 1-628-652-6641