The scope of this initiative included a set of projects and proposed improvements at multiple locations throughout the park.
The project aims to provide better access to courts and active spaces that specifically cater to Tai Chi and other popular park activities that were underserved by existing park amenities. The McLaren Park Vision Plan (PDF) identified this effort as a Tier 1 Priority. This scope of work includes the following sub-projects:
Crocker Amazon Court Paths – Provides accessible pathways, gate and fence upgrades, seating, and new trees in the area between Moscow Street and Crocker Amazon Courts. The courts include a large multi-use area that is heavily used by Tai Chi practitioners and other exercise groups.
Louis Sutter Roller Court – Conceptual design work and community outreach were commissioned to study an exciting proposal that would add a roller court near Louis Sutter Playground. The proposed court would cater to a variety of wheeled team sports including roller soccer, roller hockey, and bike polo. This sub-project is complete until additional funding can be identified.
Mansell Tai Chi Court – A new plaza-like space in the Mansell area of McLaren provides a great invitation for Tai Chi practitioners and a variety of other uses. The court replaced a decommissioned parking lot just north of Mansell Courts, that offers both a great view of the city and a respite from the urban environment. The court includes improved access and seating; new trees, planting, and irrigation; and 4,000 square feet of paved space for active group use.
2012 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond: $1,000,000.
The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department currently manages more than 220 parks, playgrounds and open spaces throughout San Francisco, including two outside city limits—Sharp Park in Pacifica and Camp Mather in the High Sierras. The system includes full-complex recreation centers, swimming pools, golf courses, sports fields and numerous small-to-medium-sized clubhouses that offer a variety of sports- and arts-related recreation programs for people of all ages. Included in the Department’s responsibilities are Golden Gate Park, Coit Tower, the Marina Yacht Harbor, the San Francisco Zoo and Lake Merced.
In 2017, San Francisco became the first city in the nation where all residents have access to a park within a 10-minute walk, a direct result of the Department’s commitment to increasing and improving parkland in the city.Learn More