Alta Plaza Park Irrigation Improvements
Opened to the public September 23, 2018!
Alta Plaza Park has been identified by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (PUC) as having one of the highest losses of water, due to its antiquated irrigation system. The Park recently completed (in 2013) an irrigation replacement on the southern half of the Park. Prior to the completion of the 2013 project, no major renovation had been completed on the Park since its inception. This project affected the northern half of the park, as indicated by the red outlined area in the above photo.
This project included the replacement of the irrigation system on the Northern half of the Park. It also included planting of species that are drought tolerant and climate appropriate for the area.
This project was funded by the 2012 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond and was been allocated $583,407 and also received a PUC Grant for Water Conservation, in the amount of $583,407. In conjunction with the Friends of Alta Plaza, we worked with Supervisor Farrell's office to secure funding for additional repairs to the drainage, which totaled $1.1 million. Capital also received a $350k General Fund allocation.
The construction contract award for this project was approved by Recreation and Parks Commission on September 6, 2017 (PDF). This construction contract award obtained and complies with all city, state, and federal regulatory approvals, including any that are specific to this project's funding sources.
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