Mount Davidson, much of which is covered by urban forest, has some of San Francisco’s best examples of WPA-era rock stairs and retaining walls. Unfortunately, they had been damaged by falling trees and limbs, and by tree root growth.
Scope of Work
The Urban Trails Program relied on experts to make repairs. The project realigned short segments of trails that were steep and narrow to improve safety and reduce erosion. Trail signs were installed at trail heads and junctions.
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