Park Trails Improvement Program

Boardwalk TrailSoon, hikers and recreational enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy new and improved hiking trails throughout our beautiful city. Voters approved the 2012 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond which allocated $4 million to the Park Trail Improvement Program. Prior to 2012 voters approved the 2008 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond which included the Park Trail Improvement Program, which was allocated $5 million for the restoration of recreational trails, protection of our natural resources, development of trail networks, and improvement of overall trail safety. Miles and miles of safe and renovated paths to explore are now being created and improved!

Completed Improvements

Since the summer of 2008, we’ve been busy prioritizing the areas of greatest need in parks and open spaces, and we’re thrilled to have many of our restoration programs now underway. Trail improvements have been completed at Billy Goat Hill, Grand View Park, Corona Heights, and Glen Canyon Park.

Parks Currently Slated for Improvements

Parks with Completed Trail Reconstruction Projects

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  1. Capital Project Update
  2. Capital Project Update

    Bernal Heights Trail Construction Nearing Completion!

    Construction work on the Bernal Trails Project is ongoing and nearing completion. Read on...
  3. Capital Project Update


    Trail improvements southern trail (across from Ellsworth Street) have been completed with new box steps and seeding Read on...
  4. Capital Project Update


    Restoration and construction work will occur in segments throughout Bernal Heights Park from September 2019 through early 2020. Read on...
  5. Capital Project Update


    Construction crews have removed loose debris from the park road from Bernal Heights Boulevard to the Folsom Street entrance Read on...
  6. Capital Project Update

    San Francisco Marina Improvement and Remediation Project | Survey + Community meeting presentation

    Thank you to everyone who took part in our first two community meetings this month! The meeting presentation and first project survey are now available online Read on...
  7. Capital Project Update

    Upcoming community meetings for San Francisco Marina Improvement and Remediation Project

    Please join us for our first two community meetings to discuss the future of the San Francisco Marina... Read on...
  8. Capital Project Update

    SF Rec and Park Commission Meeting at Joe Lee Rec Center | March 16 at 10 a.m.

    Come meet your Rec and Park Commissioners at our offsite Commission meeting at Joe Lee Rec Center Read on...
  9. Capital Project Update

    Louis Sutter Playground update | February 2023

    Construction is underway south of Louis Sutter Playground! We are removing a failing pathway... Read on...
  10. Capital Project Update

    McLaren Park Trails Project Presentation to Commission on 12/7!

    The final draft conceptual design for the McLaren Trails Priority Improvements project will be presented to the Recreation and Parks Capital Committee . . . Read on...
  11. Capital Project Update

    Presentation of the McLaren Trails final draft plans, Monday 10/17/2022 at 6:30pm

    Thanks to everyone who attended trail walks or otherwise shared dialogue with staff this summer . . . Read on...
  12. Capital Project Update

    Trail walks in McLaren Park 6/29 and 7/14

    Recreation & Parks is hosting two trail walks to share proposed priority trail improvements . . . Read on...
  13. Capital Project Update

    McLaren Trails Project Walk POSTPONED for the June 14th event

    June 14th at 8:30 am site walk postponed . . . Read on...
  14. Capital Project Update

    Trail Walks in McLaren Park, June 14th (Postponed) and June 29th!

    Kickoff summer with some time out in nature and join us for one or two upcoming walks through McLaren Park! Read on...
  15. Capital Project Update

    Volunteers on Saturdays at the McLaren Native Plant Garden

    Volunteer at the McLaren Park Native Plant Garden in Visitacion Valley on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Read on...
  16. Capital Project Update

    Trails update and Visitacion Ave Streetscape Meeting 2/10

    The McLaren Trails Priority Improvements project team has been working with the Planning Department on environmental compliance Read on...
  17. Capital Project Update

    Construction at the McLaren Park Native Plant Garden will begin this week!

    The McLaren Park Native Plant Garden will showcase the benefits of California Native Plants, beautify the Visitacion Avenue corridor, . . . Read on...
  18. Capital Project Update

    McLaren Park Native Plant Garden Project Plans

    The McLaren Park Native Plant Garden transforms a blighted and hazardous corner of McLaren Park into a functional open space, providing a safe resource for recreation and environmental education about the . . . Read on...
  19. Capital Project Update

    McLaren Trails - Native Plant Garden meeting this evening and pathway work upcoming

    Parks Alliance is hosting a virtual meeting this evening at 6pm to . . . Read on...
  20. Capital Project Update

    Follow Up from 5/20/20 Virtual Community Meeting

    Thank you to the 40 community members who stepped into the unknown with the Project Team for Rec and Parks first virtual community meeting! Read on...
  21. Capital Project Update

    McLaren Trails Virtual Community Meeting TODAY 4pm

    The next community meeting for the McLaren Trails Priority Improvements Project will be online TODAY at 4pm. Read on...
  22. Capital Project Update

    Conceptual Design Process Continues for McLaren Trails Priority Projects

    I hope you are well and finding opportunities to connect with nature and virtually connect with community during this time of sheltering in place. Read on...
  23. Capital Project Update

    McLaren Park 3/7 Trails Walk Recap

    Notes from the 3/7 trails walk through three priority areas. Read on...
  24. Capital Project Update


    We will have our second trails walk in the concept design process on Saturday, March 7th Read on...
  25. Capital Project Update


    Thanks to everyone who came out on Saturday 11/16/19 for our 1st Trail Walk in the concept design process! Read on...
  26. Capital Project Update


    We are all set to have a site walk to discuss the trails and paths portion of the McLaren Park Project. Read on...
  27. Capital Project Update


    The McLaren Park Trails Improvement Project team has applied for another grant in an effort to leverage already committed 2012 Bond funding. Read on...
  28. Capital Project Update

    Twin Peaks Pedestrian Walkway update | February 2023

    We’re happy to share that our design team at the Department of Public Works (DPW) has completed a major project milestone... Read on...