Geneva Community Garden

Completed and Opened to the Public February 24, 2018!

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Geneva Avenue Strip was an undeveloped open space located in District 11 at Geneva and Delano Avenues. Formerly, this 10,427 square feet site contained a few fruit and evergreen trees, and was overgrown with invasive ivy and pampas grass. The site is narrow and steep with a lot of potential to be developed into a productive, useful space for community members. 

The Environmental Report for the Geneva Avenue Parcel (2010) found that the near-surface soil contained high concentrations of lead. Environmental remediation was completed by a contractor and the site is now food-safe and ready for a community garden.

This is a community-driven project that received a 2008 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond Community Opportunity Fund (COF) Grant for $387,534, with additional contributions totaling $55,00 from Supervisor Avalos. Because of rising construction costs and the fact that the site remediation was more extensive- and expensive- than anticipated, Recreation and Park secured two additional grants totaling $900,000 from the State of California Department of Housing and Community Development to support the project.

The new garden includes the following features:

  • Accessible area of common amenities
  • Additional landscaped areas
  • Perimeter walls, fencing and gates
  • Primary entrance along Delano Avenue
  • Raised garden boxes with space for over 50 community garden assignments

This garden is now part of SF Recreation and Park's Community Gardens Program.

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