News Flash

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: January 29, 2020

Construction Update- JAN 2020

Capital Project Update

Dear Playground Advocates,

Construction activities continue at the Alice Chalmers Playground.

The contractor, Azul Works, Inc., has completed the installation of most of the playground equipment, including the Cubic Fort (tower), the slide, swing set, and n...

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Alice Chalmers Playground Renovation- Let'sPlaySF!
Posted on: November 8, 2019

ALICE CHALMERS PLAYGROUND CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS UPDATE

Capital Project Update

Construction work continues at the Alice Chalmers Playground. Azul Works, Inc. has completed the installation of all site walls, retaining curbs, and the two sloped ADA walkways. Utilities, including drainage and irrigation lines have been installed below...

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Alice Chalmers Playground Renovation- Let'sPlaySF!
Posted on: September 28, 2019

Alice Chalmers Playground Receives $30,000 for Makeover

Capital Project Update

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department has been selected to receive a $30,000 play space grant from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and The Walt Disney Company.

Rec and Parks will use the funding towa...

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Alice Chalmers Playground Renovation- Let'sPlaySF!
Posted on: June 21, 2019

CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON ALICE CHALMERS PLAYGROUND

Capital Project Update

Just a quick update. On Tuesday, June 18, 2019, the Azul Works Inc. (Contractor) began construction at the Alice Chalmers Playground, a LetsPlaySF! project!  Due to multiple expected construction activities on site, the entire park will ...

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Alice Chalmers Playground Renovation- Let'sPlaySF!

News Flash

Posted on: July 19, 2021

Rossi Pool Project Update 7/19!

Capital Project Update

Project progress is moving along well, and the construction team is working diligently despite some delays due to unforeseen site conditions. Current construction activities include:

Building Envelope – Concrete scope complete. Painting subcontra...

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Additional Info... Angelo J. Rossi Pool Renovation
Posted on: April 28, 2021

Rossi Pool Project Update 4/28!

Capital Project Update

Project progress is moving along well. Current construction activities include: 

  • Sitework/Landscaping – The site utility subcontractor is currently working on the side sewer scope from Arguello East towards the property.  
  • Struct...
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Additional Info... Angelo J. Rossi Pool Renovation
Posted on: March 9, 2021

Rossi Pool Project Update 3/9/21!

Capital Project Update

Project progress is moving along well, despite some recent construction delays due to unforeseen site conditions. Current construction activities include: Exterior window and doors installation, interior tiling, epoxy flooring, painting. Pool and mechanic...

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Additional Info... Angelo J. Rossi Pool Renovation
Posted on: October 29, 2020

Rossi Pool Project Update 10/28!

Capital Project Update

Much progress has been made over the past couple months on the utilities, sitework and interiors. Highlights include formwork for the new North Stairs, Mechanical Enclosure steel columns, and Boiler System connections in the basement.

On the interiors, wal...

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Additional Info... Angelo J. Rossi Pool Renovation
Posted on: June 27, 2018

ROSSI POOL PROJECT UPDATE

Capital Project Update

Planning for the Rossi Pool renovation is moving along as the design team completes construction documents. We intend to put the project out to bid later this year – 2018.

The department anticipates keeping the pool and programming open through t...

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Angelo J. Rossi Pool Renovation
Posted on: January 6, 2020

ROSSI POOL RENOVATION PROJECT UPDATE

Capital Project Update

Rossi Pool Renovation Project is moving forward as scheduled.   Work has included demolition of old infrastructure and equipment and the contractor is starting on new structural improvement work.  All going as planned.

By: Dan Mauer

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Angelo J. Rossi Pool Renovation

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: June 22, 2021

Bay View Playground Renovation, update 6/21!

Capital Project Update

The fence poles, those silver vertical sticks, are 80% installed awaiting the black finish and mesh. Grading, almost complete on the ballfield, is preparing for sod installation next month. Then we’ll move to the areas outside the field. The fit...

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Additional Info... Bay View Playground Improvements (COF)
Posted on: May 17, 2021

Bay View Playground Renovation, update 5/17!

Capital Project Update

Playground fixtures are in! AND the field is finally taking shape. Much of the work since the start has been centered around everything underground: the field fencing foundation, the retaining walls for the bio retention planting, the drainage, irrigation...

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Additional Info... Bay View Playground Improvements (COF)
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Bay View Playground Project Update 3/29/21

Capital Project Update

The entire site has been graded and fence footing installed—so that the boundaries of the field (such as,… home plate, backstop foul lines etc) are easier to see. Notice the white (layout) lines throughout were replaced with pipe slee...

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Additional Info... Bay View Playground Improvements (COF)
Posted on: January 29, 2021

Bayview Playground Project Update 1/29!

Capital Project Update

With sadness we honor the namesake of this athletic field, K.C. Jones, who left us on December 25, 2020.

Jones played college basketball for the University of San Francisco Dons and led them to the 1955 and 1956 NCAA championships. He was also part of the ...

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Additional Info... Bay View Playground Improvements (COF)
Posted on: December 24, 2020

Bay View Playground Renovation Holiday Update

Document

The park is beginning to take shape as some of the boundaries are being set. Construction excavation continues with foundation installation and a few deep pits. See the recent images below.  Can you tell which amenity it is?

On behalf of Recreatio...

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Bay View Playground Improvements (COF)
Posted on: November 5, 2020

Bay View Playground Renovation, update 11/02!

Capital Project Update

Demolition is in full force as most of the structures have been removed….clearing the path for new work….See the current photos.

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Additional Info... Bay View Playground Improvements (COF)
Posted on: October 13, 2020

We are excited to report that Bay View Playground Renovation has started - 10/13!

Capital Project Update

Construction fences were installed last week to prepare for demolition next week. The long-awaited renovation features a new ballfield, new playground, fitness equipment, new lawn for gathering and accessible pathways throughout the park. 

&nb...

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Additional Info... Bay View Playground Improvements (COF)
Posted on: October 5, 2020

Bay View Playground Construction is just about to start!

Capital Project Update

The perimeter fences were installed last week and pre construction preparations are in place for demolition. Stay tuned for the start of this transformation.

Additional Info... Bay View Playground Improvements (COF)
Posted on: August 19, 2020

Bay View Playground Renovation Pre-Construction Preparations

Capital Project Update

The awarded contractor is in the final stages of certification (meaning the back ground check and paperwork has been completed) and we are expected to give them the go ahead “notice to proceed” with construction next month!

In preparation, we are clarifyin...

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Bay View Playground Improvements (COF)
Posted on: May 4, 2020

Bay View Playground Renovation – Bid/Award Update

Capital Project Update

Four bids were opened on April 15, 2020 after an extended bid advertisement. The result will be presented at the Recreation and Park Commission -Capital Committee with recommendation for award on May 6, 2020, 2PM.

The Capital Committee will be a &lsquo...

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Bay View Playground Improvements (COF)

News Flash

Posted on: April 17, 2020

Bernal Trails Construction Update 4/17

Capital Project Update

Construction work activities at Bernal Heights have been suspended through the duration of the Shelter in Place order.  Fortunately, all trails are now open and while there is still some finishing work to do, we expect it to be wrapped up within ...

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Bernal Heights Park Trails Improvement Project
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Bernal Heights Trail Construction Nearing Completion!

Capital Project Update

Construction work on the Bernal Trails Project is ongoing and nearing completion.  We expect to have all the newly restored trails open by early April. 

The only trail that currently has a detour is on the eastern end where the completion...

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Bernal Heights Park Trails Improvement Project
Posted on: January 6, 2020

CONSTRUCTION ONGOING

Capital Project Update

Trail improvements southern trail (across from Ellsworth Street) have been completed with new box steps and seeding.  The western trail (starting across from the Esmeralda Stairs) is nearing completion with the final run of stairs installed and b...

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Bernal Heights Park Trails Improvement Project
Posted on: September 4, 2019

SECTION OF TRAIL CLOSED DURING SEPTEMBER

Capital Project Update

Restoration and construction work will occur in segments throughout Bernal Heights Park from September 2019 through early 2020. Individual trail segments will be closed during work.  However, the overall trail network will remain mostly open and ...

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Bernal Heights Park Trails Improvement Project
Posted on: August 20, 2019

BERNAL HEIGHTS CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

Capital Project Update

Here is an overview of the work underway for this project:

Bernal Improvements

Construction crews have removed loose debris from the park road from Bernal Heights Boulevard to the Folsom Street entrance and are installing split rail fence along erosion cont...

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Bernal Heights Park Trails Improvement Project

News Flash

Posted on: January 29, 2021

Complete the survey to refine the design of an all-ages play area in Buchanan Street Mall

Capital Project Update

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Virtual Community Meeting on Tuesday, January 19th, and for your engagement and feedback to help refine the design. You can review the presentation slides here and meeting notes here.

 The Western Additio...

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Additional Info... Buchanan Street Mall Project
Posted on: January 19, 2021

Virtual Meeting and Survey to Refine the Design for Buchanan Street Mall

Capital Project Update

The Western Addition community has been driving a new vision for Buchanan Mall since 2014. A Vision Plan was published in March 2017 and the conceptual design for all five blocks was approved in April 2020. With the passing of the Health and Recovery Bond...

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Buchanan Street Mall Project
Posted on: February 27, 2020

BUCHANAN STREET MALL FINAL CONCEPTUAL DESIGN COMPLETE!

Capital Project Update

The Fillmore community has been reimagining Buchanan Street Mall since late 2014, to design a safer more inclusive neighborhood space. The Vision Plan, published in 2017, offered four goals to guide design priorities for the neighborhood: connecting all b...

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Buchanan Street Mall Project
Posted on: November 1, 2018

BUCHANAN STREET MALL – COMMUNITY WORKSHOP ON NOV. 1st!

Capital Project Update

Please join us on Nov 1st as we begin to create the conceptual design for the entire five block length of Buchanan Mall. Together with our high caliber landscape design partnership of the Office of Cheryl Barton and Studio-MLA, we will begin a series of i...

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Buchanan Street Mall Project
Posted on: September 7, 2018

DESIGNER SELECTED FOR BUCHANAN MALL

Capital Project Update

We are excited to have The Office of Cheryl Barton (O|CB) join us as designers for the conceptual design proposals for the entire 5 block length of Buchanan Mall. O|CB was selected by a joint committee of Rec & Park, the Trust for Public Land, and com...

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Buchanan Street Mall Project
Posted on: June 21, 2018

BUCHANAN STREET MALL PROJECT UPDATE

Capital Project Update

In March 2017, Rec & Park’s partners, the Trust for Public Land (TPL) together with Citizen Film, completed an intensive community engagement process and published a Vision Statement for Buchanan Street Mall. Based on this vision, T...

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Buchanan Street Mall Project

News Flash

Posted on: October 7, 2020

Buena Vista Park Needs Assessment and Cost Estimate Update 10/7!

Capital Project Update

A presentation of the Needs Assessment and Cost Estimate report was made to the Rec Park Commission in October.

Additional Info... Buena Vista Park Needs Assessment & Cost Analysis
Posted on: August 10, 2020

Buena Vista Community Meeting 6/2/20 Notes and Presentation

Capital Project Update

Thank you to the 80 community members who stepped into the unknown with the Project Team for our June virtual community meeting! Thanks for your comments and questions and for bearing with us as we worked with the new technology.

Click here for the 6/2/20 ...

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Buena Vista Park Needs Assessment & Cost Analysis
Posted on: July 29, 2020

Buena Vista Park Needs Assessment and Cost Analysis Final Report is Published!

Capital Project Update

Thanks to the community and the project team, we are proud to present the Buena Vista Park Needs Assessment and Cost Analysis Final Report and Appendix. This was a tremendous effort and we are pleased with the comprehensive fina...

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Buena Vista Park Needs Assessment & Cost Analysis
Posted on: May 21, 2020

Buena Vista Park Needs Assessment and Cost Analysis Virtual Meeting #3

Capital Project Update

With current social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Rec and Park is continuing community engagement virtually. Please join us online for a presentation and question and answer forum for the third and final community meeting for the Buena Vista Pa...

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Additional Info... Buena Vista Park Needs Assessment & Cost Analysis
Posted on: February 10, 2020

BUENA VISTA PARK- 2ND COMMUNITY MEETING ON FEB 24

Capital Project Update

The second community meeting for the Buena Vista Park Needs Assessment and Cost Analysis project will be held on Monday, February 24th, 2020 at 7pm in the Randall Museum Theater Room, located at 199 Museum Way.

Please join us to learn about the initial pla...

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Buena Vista Park Needs Assessment & Cost Analysis
Posted on: November 8, 2019

BUENA VISTA PARK – COMMUNITY SITE WALK!

Capital Project Update

Please join us for a community site walk as part of the Buena Vista Park Needs Assessment and Cost Analysis project. This walk will be led by the project team to look at areas of the park that require renovation and improvements that may be included as pa...

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Buena Vista Park Needs Assessment & Cost Analysis
Posted on: September 27, 2019

BUENA VISTA PARK – COMMUNITY MEETING

Capital Project Update

The first community meeting for the Buena Vista Park Needs Assessment and Cost Analysis project will be held on October 7, 2019 at 7pm in the Randall Museum Theater Room, located at 199 Museum Way.

Please join us to discuss the scope and schedule of the pr...

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Buena Vista Park Needs Assessment & Cost Analysis

News Flash

Posted on: August 19, 2020

Bay View Playground Renovation Pre-Construction Preparations

Capital Project Update

The awarded contractor is in the final stages of certification (meaning the back ground check and paperwork has been completed) and we are expected to give them the go ahead “notice to proceed” with construction next month! In preparation, we are clarifyi...

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Community Opportunity Fund
Posted on: October 11, 2019

FILLMORE TURK MINI PARK – OCTOBER 2019

Capital Project Update

Exciting News!

Late September, Recreation and Park Commission approved design for Fillmore Turk Mini Park. Now, the design team can proceed with construction documents to realize the improvements initiated by Community Opportunity Fund (COF) award in 2016....

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Community Opportunity Fund
Posted on: May 31, 2019

RALPH D HOUSE COMMUNITY PARK GRAND OPENING!

Capital Project Update

The Ralph D House Community Park reopened on Wednesday May 29th!

By: Lexi Sharma


Community Opportunity Fund
Posted on: April 9, 2019

YOUNGBLOOD COLEMAN COF PROJECT COMPLETE!

Capital Project Update

The drinking fountain has been installed and the grill replaced with a double wide version. The final component of this project is to install a community bulletin board and our staff is waiting for the rains to end for that to happen. We hope everyone is ...

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Community Opportunity Fund

News Flash

Posted on: June 14, 2021

Esprit park Project News 6/14!

Capital Project Update

We are happy to report that the Board of Supervisors has approved the grants that support the project. This renovation was made possible thanks to a generous $5 million funding commitment from UCSF, who committed this grant through their Dogpatch Communit...

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Additional Info... Esprit Park Renovation
Posted on: April 23, 2021

Esprit park Project News 4/23/21!!

Capital Project Update

Rec and Park staff will be presenting two related Accept and Expend resolutions to the Board of Supervisors Budget & Finance Subcommittee on Wednesday, April 28. This is part of the process for approving grants. This renovation was made possible thank...

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Additional Info... Esprit Park Renovation
Posted on: March 29, 2021

Esprit Park Renovation Update MAR '21

Capital Project Update

Now that the Rec and Park Commission has approved a final concept design, the team is working to build a detailed schedule and project plan.  Rec and Park is also transitioning project managers from Alexis Ward to Melinda Sullivan, who worked on ...

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Back to the project page Esprit Park Renovation
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Esprit park Project News 2/23!

Capital Project Update

Hi everyone- At long last, we have an approved conceptual design for the project! Thank you so much to everyone who has participated in this project. The next phase will be focused on developing the construction documents. We will update this blog monthly...

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Additional Info... Esprit Park Renovation
Posted on: January 22, 2021

Esprit park Project Update 1/22!

Capital Project Update

Hi folks- We have exciting news! We will be presenting a concept plan for approval at the Rec Park Commission in February! Thank you everyone who has participated in our many meetings, discussions, and our most recent online survey about this park renovat...

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Additional Info... Esprit Park Renovation
Posted on: December 23, 2020

Esprit Park Renovation Update Dec '20

Capital Project Update

Hi everyone- Thank you to those who attended our virtual community meeting! We are currently conducting an online survey for the project. The survey will close on December 28th. Click here to access the survey. If you would like to be on...

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Back to the project page Esprit Park Renovation
Posted on: October 29, 2020

Esprit park Project Update 10/29!

Capital Project Update

Hi everyone - We are getting organized for a virtual community workshop. Stay tuned for an announcement on the date/time. If you would like to be on the project contact list, please send an email to Project Manager, Alexis Ward, at alexis.ward@sfgov.org.

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Additional Info... Esprit Park Renovation
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Esprit park Project Update 9/18!

Capital Project Update

Hi all- We are planning for additional community outreach this Fall. If you would like to be on the project contact list, please send an email to Project Manager, Alexis Ward, at alexis.ward@sfgov.org. Current project graphics are available under the Docu...

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Esprit Park Renovation
Posted on: August 21, 2020

Esprit Park Project Update 8/21!

Capital Project Update

Hi all- We are working on details for additional community outreach in the next few weeks. Once we have finalized our plans we will share them here and send out updates to everyone on our project contact list. If you would like to be included, please send...

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Esprit Park Renovation
Posted on: July 24, 2020

Esprit Park Project Update 7/24!

Capital Project Update

Hi Everyone,

We had a meeting of the Esprit Park Advisory Group and associated meeting materials are available under the Documents & Materials Link on our website. The meeting was also recorded and is available by clicking here (Access Password is: EBa...

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Esprit Park Renovation
Posted on: July 21, 2020

Esprit Community Advisory Group Meeting 7/23/2020!

Capital Project Update

The next ECAG meeting will take place on Thursday, July 23 from 3-4:30. If you would like to attend please RSVP here: https://tinyurl.com/ECAG723.

RSVP is encouraged but not required. Thank you! Send question to Alexis.Ward@sfgov.org.

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Esprit Park Renovation
Posted on: June 8, 2020

Esprit Park Project Update June 2020

Capital Project Update

Hi everyone-

The project team is scheduling the next ECAG meeting and broad community outreach will follow. Anyone that would like to receive project specific updates should email Project Manager, Alexis Ward, at alexis.ward@sfgov.org. Thank you a...

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Esprit Park Renovation
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Esprit Park Project Update 5/22

Capital Project Update

Hi all- The project team is completing the design updates and we are looking forward to sharing them with the community this summer. For any questions please contact project manager, Alexis Ward, at alexis.ward@sfgov.org. Take care!

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Additional Info... Esprit Park Renovation
Posted on: April 17, 2020

Esprit Park Project Update 4/17

Capital Project Update

Hi everyone- The project is team is developing a plan for continuing community engagement digitally. We are looking forward to reaching out to the community soon with updates on the design and the outreach process. Please send an email with any questions ...

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Esprit Park Renovation
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Esprit Park Project Update

Capital Project Update

Hi everyone-

The project team has been updating the project design based on feedback from the community workshop. We are also re-grouping to determine if it is possible to continue outreach digitally during this time. Please send an email with any question...

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Esprit Park Renovation
Posted on: February 21, 2020

POP-IN WORKSHOP SUMMARY FEB 2020

Capital Project Update

Hi everyone! Thank you so much to those who attended this month’s Pop-In Workshop! We got some great feedback on the design alternatives, which are currently reviewing. In case you missed the workshop, the meeting materials are available on our ...

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Project Page Esprit Park Renovation
Posted on: January 31, 2020

ESPRIT PARK WORKSHOP- CONCEPT PLAN

Capital Project Update

Hi all-

We are excited to announce an upcoming workshop to help finalize the concept plan for the renovation of Esprit Park on February 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Piccino Coffee Bar in San Francisco.

Please see the attached flyer for meeting information. F...

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Event Flyer Esprit Park Renovation
Posted on: December 18, 2019

ESPRIT PARK COMMUNITY OUTREACH UPDATE

Capital Project Update

Hi everyone! We had a great time at the Pop-Up Playdate in November! We are looking forward to continuing outreach efforts in the New Year. Check back for updates on the schedule for a community workshop! 

By: Alexis Ward 

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Esprit Park Renovation
Posted on: November 18, 2019

POP-UP PLAYDATE AT ESPRIT PARK!

Capital Project Update

Hi everyone! Join us for a fun day of play for kids of all ages at Esprit Park. Game will include a nature cart, disc golf and corn hole! Staff will be on hand to share updates on the upcoming park renovation.  We hope to see you there! Saturday,...

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Esprit Park Renovation
Posted on: November 6, 2019

ESPRIT PARK RENOVATION

Capital Project Update

Hi everyone- The contract with the project landscape architect is getting wrapped up and we are looking forward to hosting a community workshop about the park renovation. Hope to see you soon! 

By: Alexis Ward 

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Esprit Park Renovation

News Flash

Posted on: April 9, 2021

Fillmore Turk Mini Park Project Update 3/29/21

Capital Project Update

Target bid advertisement will be mid-Spring 2021. COVID has impacted the bid advertisement of the project, but it gives us additional time to tighten the construction documents to achieve better bid results.

Additional Info... Fillmore Turk Mini Park Project- COF
Posted on: January 29, 2021

Fillmore Turk Mini Park Project Update 1/29/21

Capital Project Update

We just received notice that the building permit has been approved! Our next step is to bid advertise again in February. The first bids received late last year were beyond our budget. So our team rolled up sleeves and tighten the construction documents to...

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Additional Info... Fillmore Turk Mini Park Project- COF
Posted on: October 13, 2020

Fillmore/Turk Mini Park Project Update 10/13!

Capital Project Update

So much to report!

Building permit application was submitted to DBI this week. Bid advertisement target will be late October/early November. 

Additional Info... Fillmore Turk Mini Park Project- COF
Posted on: October 11, 2019

FILLMORE TURK MINI PARK – OCTOBER 2019

Capital Project Update

Exciting News!

Late September, Recreation and Park Commission approved design for Fillmore Turk Mini Park. Now, the design team can proceed with construction documents to realize the improvements initiated by Community Opportunity Fund (COF) award in 2016....

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Additional Info... Fillmore Turk Mini Park Project- COF
Posted on: December 31, 2019

Fillmore Turk Mini Park Community Meeting

Capital Project Update

Join the New Community Leadership Foundation and San Francisco Beautiful to review the scope of work, schedule and budget for potential for improvements to the Fillmore Turk Mini Park. The second meeting will take place on Monday, May 13 from 6 to 7:30 p....

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Fillmore Turk Mini Park Project- COF

News Flash

Posted on: May 3, 2021

Francisco Park Construction Update 5/3!

Capital Project Update

The elevated walkway is complete connecting the lower part of the park along Bay Street with the upper level and future great lawn. All flatwork has been complete thorough the park: the Bay Street entrance, upper plazas and Bay Street  and Larkin...

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Additional Info... Francisco Reservoir Project
Posted on: December 22, 2020

Francisco Park Construction Update DEC '20

Capital Project Update

Construction at Francisco Park continues to move along smoothly.  The elevated pathway structure has been painted and the crew is starting to install the boardwalk.  Form work for the concrete at the Bay Street entrance is installed and ...

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Back to the project page Francisco Reservoir Project
Posted on: November 12, 2020

Francisco Park Construction Update 11/12!

Capital Project Update

Recent construction activities at Francisco Park include install of the footings and piers for the elevated walkway, flat work on pathways around the main lawn, and construction of the new Maria Manetti Shrem Community Garden (click here to enter...

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Additional Info... Francisco Reservoir Project
Posted on: October 7, 2020

Francisco Park Construction Update 10/7!

Capital Project Update

Francisco Park construction is moving along at a rapid pace while the contractor continues to carefully adhere to the City’s required COVID-19 health and safety guidelines for construction sites. As you can see in the photos, the above ground work is real...

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Additional Info... Francisco Reservoir Project
Posted on: May 15, 2020

Francisco Park construction has restarted!

Capital Project Update

Francisco Park construction has restarted after being paused under the City’s shelter-in-place order. The contractor is adhering to the City’s required COVID-19 health and safety guidelines as they are getting back up and running. The ...

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Francisco Reservoir Project
Posted on: April 14, 2020

Francisco Park COVID-19 Project Update

Capital Project Update

COVID-19 UPDATE:

In consultation with the City’s health officer and the City Administrator, on-going projects were evaluated, and a determination was made on each of our current construction projects based on criteria described within the most re...

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Francisco Reservoir Project
Posted on: September 7, 2018

FRANCISCO PARK UPDATE

Capital Project Update

The design development for the future park at Francisco Reservoir continues to develop, providing a diversity of fully accessible public spaces, preserving dramatic mature trees, creating natural habitat, and of course maximizing the spectacular views.

In ...

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Francisco Reservoir Project
Posted on: May 16, 2018

FRANCISCO PARK PROJECT UPDATE

Capital Project Update

On March 15, 2018 the Rec and Park Commission approved the conceptual design to renovate the Francisco Reservoir. The project design team continues to refine drawings with the desire to break ground in the Fall of 2018. 

By: Peter Moore 

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Francisco Reservoir Project
Posted on: March 18, 2018

SF Rec & Parks Moves Forward to Add Brand New 4.5 Acre Park to San Francisco

Capital Project Update

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (SF Rec & Parks) announced today the commission approval of conceptual design to convert 4.5 acres of former reservoir to a brand new park located atop of Russian Hill. &nb...

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Francisco Reservoir Project

News Flash

Posted on: March 8, 2019

FRANKLIN SQUARE CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

Capital Project Update

The Franklin Square Improvement Project is continuing construction following the rainy weather.  During construction, the project was awarded additional funding that allowed for expanded/improved lighting and replacement of the park’s w...

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Franklin Square Improvement Project
Posted on: October 19, 2018

FRANKLIN SQUARE PAR COURSE AND LIGHTING CONSTRUCTION UNDERWAY

Capital Project Update

The construction project will be completed in early Winter 2018. 

By: Lexi Sharma 

Franklin Square Improvement Project
Posted on: December 26, 2017

FRANKLIN SQUARE-DEC 2017 UPDATE

Capital Project Update

Franklin Square scope of improvements has been expanded to meet access code requirements and site constraints. The specific items are:

  • Access: When the path leading to the exercise equipment is made accessible, the slope to the neighboring paths are increa...
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Franklin Square Improvement Project

News Flash

Posted on: March 9, 2021

Garfield Pool Project Update 3/9/21!

Capital Project Update

We are thrilled that the construction fencing is down, and the Garfield site is now open to the public. The Clubhouse and Community Center are scheduled to open in mid/late March for select activities, and the pool will remain closed per current SF Health...

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Additional Info... Garfield Pool Improvements
Posted on: October 27, 2020

Garfield pool Renovation Update 10/27!

Capital Project Update

The major construction activities have been completed and we are near the finish line on this much anticipated addition to the neighborhood! The Design and Construction teams have been working hard, and much progress has been made over the past couple of ...

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Additional Info... Garfield Pool Improvements
Posted on: July 23, 2020

Garfield Pool Project Update 7/22!

Capital Project Update

Much progress has been made over the past couple months on the utility and sitework, including concrete curbs, walls, paving and ramps, regrading, as well as installation of irrigation systems, water service, PG&E power, and gas service. The multi-pur...

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Garfield Pool Improvements
Posted on: May 13, 2020

Garfield Pool Project Update 5/13!

Capital Project Update

Construction has continued through Shelter In Place, albeit at a reduced pace. The glass installation is nearly complete, of which the art-glass mural is now completely installed on the west face of the pool building (photos enclosed). The sitework around...

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Garfield Pool Improvements
Posted on: February 11, 2020

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE FEB 2020

Capital Project Update

Construction is well underway for the Garfield Pool renovation project. The glass installation has begun, the sitework around the buildings has begun, and the interiors are fully framed. Utility work, pool equipment installation and mechanical/electrical/...

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Garfield Pool Improvements
Posted on: March 27, 2019

GARFIELD POOL – CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

Capital Project Update

We are making great progress on the construction at Garfield Pool. The old clubhouse building has been demolished, and the pool building has been cleared. The site has been a bit muddy due to the rain, but the foundation for the new clubhouse is well unde...

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Garfield Pool Improvements
Posted on: September 21, 2018

ANNOUNCEMENT: GARFIELD POOL CLOSING OCTOBER 15TH!

Capital Project Update

The Recreation & Park Department is excited to announce the upcoming renovation of the Garfield Pool and Clubhouse.

The final day to swim at Garfield Pool is Sunday October 14th, 2018. Garfield Pool will be closed for renovation starting Monday October...

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Garfield Pool Improvements
Posted on: June 27, 2018

PROJECT UPDATE

Capital Project Update

The Garfield Pool Renovation is coming soon!

The Department will be opening bids for the construction contract on June 27th. The pool and programming will remain open through the summer. We anticipate closing the pool for construction in fall of 2...

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Garfield Pool Improvements

News Flash

Posted on: July 23, 2021

The Request for Proposals for Architectural & Engineering Services for the Gene Friend Rec is Live

Capital Project Update

Thank you for helping us to get the word out to folks who may be interested in working on the project.

An online pre-proposal conference will be held on Thursday, August 5, at 1:30 pm.

Proposals are due on Tuesday, August 24, by 5 pm.

For the full RFP as wel...

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Additional Info... Gene Friend Rec Center Project
Posted on: June 30, 2021

Gene Friend Rec Center Project Update 6/21/21!

Capital Project Update

We are pushing to advertise an RFP (request for proposals) for a design team (architecture and engineering) this July, with the goal of selecting a team and having them start work by right after the New Year 2022. If you know of any firms that might be in...

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Additional Info... Gene Friend Rec Center Project
Posted on: April 16, 2021

Gene Friend Rec Center Project Update 4/16/21!

Capital Project Update

Dear Friends and Neighbors of the Gene Friend Rec Center,

As you have likely heard by now, Prop A passed in November, and the Health and Recovery General Obligation Bond is a go. We are expecting to have this bond funding for the Gene Friend Rec Center Pro...

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Additional Info... Gene Friend Rec Center Project
Posted on: October 9, 2020

Gene Friend Rec Project Update 10/9!

Capital Project Update

Gene Friend Recreation Center has been included as a project that would receive funding through the Health and Recovery General Obligation Bond, which is included on the November 2020 ballot. For more information, please click here. The project team is cu...

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Additional Info... Gene Friend Rec Center Project
Posted on: February 21, 2020

GENE FRIEND REC CENTER PROJECT UPDATE FEB 2020

Capital Project Update

Thanks to the large group of representatives from community organizations who came out for the Recreation and Park Commission Capital Committee hearing on September 4, 2019 to support the concept design for a new Gene Friend Recreation Center. Our item wa...

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Gene Friend Rec Center Project
Posted on: August 29, 2019

GENE FRIEND REC CENTER CONCEPT DESIGN AT COMMISSION SEPTEMBER 4

Capital Project Update

Thanks to all of our community members who have provided valuable input since early 2015 on the feasibility study and concept design for the Gene Friend Recreation Center. I am happy to report that we will be presenting conceptual design for approval to t...

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Gene Friend Rec Center Project
Posted on: January 4, 2020

GENE FRIEND REC CENTER PROJECT UPDATES

Capital Project Update

We have our final concept design for the new rec center and are just wrapping up environmental review with SF Planning. We now anticipate going to the Rec and Park Commission in April 2019.  Please stay tuned for confirmation of this and details ...

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Gene Friend Rec Center Project
Posted on: November 5, 2018

GENE FRIEND REC CENTER DESIGN CLEARS ARTS COMMISSION CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW PHASE 1

Capital Project Update

The Gene Friend Rec Center design team presented project design and drawings to the San Francisco Arts Commission’s Civic Design Review Committee on Monday, October 15. The Commissioners were enthusiastic and supportive of the design. The design...

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Gene Friend Rec Center Project

News Flash

Posted on: October 9, 2020

Geneva Powerhouse Project Update 10/9!

Capital Project Update

We are excited to announce that our tenant, the Performing Arts Workshop, is in the process of moving into the Powerhouse. The site is also being considered for the City’s learning hubs program. Thank you to our project architect, Aidlin Darling Design, a...

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Additional Info... Geneva Car Barn Project
Posted on: May 4, 2020

Geneva Car Barn Phase I construction is nearly complete!

Capital Project Update

We are happy to report that construction has reached substantial completion as of April 15, 2020. The project is expected to reach final completion by the second half of June; however, a couple items have been impacted by the COVID-19 situation so please ...

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Geneva Car Barn Project
Posted on: February 3, 2020

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE- FEB 2020

Capital Project Update

Construction is nearing completion on the Geneva Car Barn & Powerhouse Phase 1 improvements. Street trees and plants went in the ground in early 2020. The site received power, thanks to PG&E and PUC staff, on January 31st. The contractor is workin...

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Geneva Car Barn Project
Posted on: July 11, 2019

GENEVA CAR BARN CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

Capital Project Update

We are getting closer to our Fall opening timeline for the Powerhouse portion of the Geneva Car Barn!

I wanted to share some images put together by our project architects, Aidlin Darling Design of progress we’ve made.

Hope you’ve enjoyed...

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Geneva Car Barn Project
Posted on: October 17, 2018

GENEVA CAR BARN CONSTRUCTION

Capital Project Update

Beautiful weather means construction is moving along smoothly at the Car Barn.  

By: Reem Assaf

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Geneva Car Barn Project
Posted on: August 23, 2018

GENEVA CAR BARN CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

Capital Project Update

We are still moving through construction at the Geneva Car Barn. We have been removing paint and graffiti from the brick walls inside the powerhouse. Take a look for a comparison of two walls, one before and one after!

By: Reem Assaf

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Geneva Car Barn Project

News Flash

Posted on: July 26, 2021

George Christopher project wrapping up,

Capital Project Update

The final piece of work for George Christopher’s renovations, resurfacing the tennis court, is almost complete! The slip sheet system requires dry weather and our contractor experienced many schedule delays due to the dripping fog the park exper...

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Additional Info... George Christopher Playground Improvement Project
Posted on: July 23, 2021

George Christopher Playground is Now Open!

Capital Project Update

Thanks so much for those of you who were able to attend the grand reopening, here are some photos of the newly renovated playground. We can not do these renovations without your support.

Attached are a few pictures of the completed playground, just prior t...

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Additional Info... George Christopher Playground Improvement Project
Posted on: April 26, 2021

George Christopher Playground Reopening 4/29/21!

Capital Project Update

The long-awaited date has been appointed! George Christopher Playground is scheduled to reopen to the public on Thursday, April 29th!

Our contractor put on the finishing touches this past month, installing benches, signs, and the drinking fountain, making ...

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Additional Info... George Christopher Playground Improvement Project
Posted on: March 1, 2021

Plants, paths, sculptures, and turf installed at George Christopher

Capital Project Update

The project suffered COVID-19, weather, and subcontractor scheduling delays around the turn of the year, still, construction has moved steadily forward at George Christopher Playground. Our contractor achieved an important milestone at the end of January:...

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Additional Info... George Christopher Playground Improvement Project
Posted on: November 6, 2020

George Christopher schedule update 11/5!

Capital Project Update

The ball field fence repairs are complete and look fantastic! Construction in the playground area continues with the lower planting areas and wood stepper borders almost complete and final concrete “riverbed” and curbs soon to be poure...

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Additional Info... George Christopher Playground Improvement Project
Posted on: October 13, 2020

George Christopher play equipment installed, fence work underway, and planting!

Capital Project Update

The play equipment is now installed at George Christopher! As are most of the new light posts. The project has really taken shape over the last month, as you can see from the photos. You’ll see people repainting the posts and installing new chai...

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Additional Info... George Christopher Playground Improvement Project
Posted on: August 21, 2020

George Christopher Playground project Update 8/21!

Capital Project Update

Cheers George Christopher Community,

There has been tremendous progress on George Christopher Playground Renovation this summer. The irrigation mainline piping has been installed, the concrete and CMU walls around the plaza and ramp area are almost complet...

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George Christopher Playground Improvement Project
Posted on: June 15, 2020

George Christopher Update: Construction Moving Quickly

Capital Project Update

Construction is moving apace at George Christopher! The focus of late has been shaping the various walls for the new plaza, planters, and ramps between the clubhouse and the playgrounds. You can see how the removal of several courses of concrete masonry u...

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Return to the project page George Christopher Playground Improvement Project
Posted on: May 4, 2020

George Christopher Playground Construction to Resume after Pause for COVID-19 Social Distancing

Capital Project Update

I hope you are well and finding opportunities to connect with nature and virtually connect with community during this time of sheltering in place.

Construction proceeded off and on through the winter and early spring, when COVID 19 public health orders put...

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George Christopher Playground Improvement Project
Posted on: February 10, 2020

GEORGE CHRISTOPHER: PROGRESS DURING THE WET WINTER MONTHS

Capital Project Update

Construction is moving along at George Christopher Playground!

The playground demo progressed quickly in the fall, and the site has been a little more quiet this winter due to rain. Until this past Friday, the soil was too wet to pour concrete due to Janua...

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George Christopher Playground Improvement Project
Posted on: October 28, 2019

CONSTRUCTION BEGINNING SOON AT GEORGE CHRISTOPHER PLAYGROUND

Capital Project Update

After many years of community process and design, construction on the George Christopher Playground renovation will begin in early November 2019!

Starting next week, the construction team will begin installing fencing to protect trees and temporary fencing...

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George Christopher Playground Improvement Project
Posted on: May 16, 2018

GEORGE CHRISTOPHER PLAYGROUND PROJECT IS GOING OUT TO BID SOON!

Capital Project Update

George Christopher Playground renovation includes: site work/playground renovation, paving, restroom upgrades, maintenance road work and irrigation work. We plan to go out to bid in mid July 2018 and are aiming for a construction start date December 2018....

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George Christopher Playground Improvement Project
Posted on: May 12, 2017

GEORGE CHRISTOPHER FINAL CONCEPT RENDERINGS

Capital Project Update

Hi Everyone!

As an update to my last post, we have updated our renderings for the George Christopher project and I wanted to share them with you today. See the link below:

George Christopher Final Concept

We will be presenting this concept to the Recreation&...

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George Christopher Playground Improvement Project

News Flash

Posted on: July 19, 2021

Golden Gate Heights Playground Final Construction Update 7/16!

Capital Project Update

Hi everyone! We are thrilled to share that construction is wrapping up at Golden Gate Heights and we are opening on July 20th at 11:30. Join us to celebrate the completion of this project! Thank you to all the community members who helped make this projec...

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Additional Info... Golden Gate Heights Playground Renovation
Posted on: July 7, 2021

Golden Gate Heights Playground is Opening 7/20!

Capital Project Update

Hi everyone- We are thrilled to announce the opening celebration of the Golden Gate Heights Playground and Renovation Project! See the attached invitation for details about the event.

Thank you to everyone who helped make this project happen!

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Additional Info... Golden Gate Heights Playground Renovation
Posted on: June 22, 2021

Golden Gate Heights Playground Construction Update 6/21!

Capital Project Update

Hi all, We are nearing completion of construction at Golden Gate Heights. The contractor is installing the finishing touches. Please stay tuned for information on an opening celebration later this summer! For questions please contact Project Manager, Alex...

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Additional Info... Golden Gate Heights Playground Renovation
Posted on: May 21, 2021

Golden Gate Heights Playground Construction Update 5/21!

Capital Project Update

Hi everyone, The contractor has installed the sod and they are working on the remainder of the landscaping and site furnishings. We are looking forward to opening this summer! For questions please contact Project Manager, Alexis Ward, at alexis.ward@sfgov...

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Additional Info... Golden Gate Heights Playground Renovation
Posted on: April 20, 2021

Golden Gate Heights Playground Construction Update 4/20!

Capital Project Update

Hi folks- The contractor is working on flatwork around the playground including pouring concrete and asphalt for the paths and picnic area. For questions please contact Project Manager, Alexis Ward, at alexis.ward@sfgov.org..

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Additional Info... Golden Gate Heights Playground Renovation
Posted on: March 16, 2021

Golden Gate Heights Playground Construction Update 3/16!

Capital Project Update

Hi folks- The playground equipment is installed and the contractor is working on grading the upper field and installing the new irrigation system. For questions please contact Project Manager, Alexis Ward, at alexis.ward@sfgov.org..

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Additional Info... Golden Gate Heights Playground Renovation
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Golden Gate Heights Playground Construction Update 2/23!

Capital Project Update

Hi everyone! The playground equipment is being installed at Golden Gate Heights! Next week, the contractor will be moving the construction fencing back to enclose the upper field as they start grading the field. For questions please contact Project Manage...

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Additional Info... Golden Gate Heights Playground Renovation
Posted on: January 22, 2021

Golden Gate Heights Playground Project Update 1/22/21

Capital Project Update

Hi everyone! Construction is continuing at Golden Gate Heights. The contractor is currently working on the footings for the playground equipment.  For questions please contact Project Manager, Alexis Ward, at alexis.ward@sfgov.org.

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Additional Info... Golden Gate Heights Playground Renovation
Posted on: December 23, 2020

Golden Gate Heights Update Dec '20

Capital Project Update

Hi folks- The contractor will be working on the retaining wall on the north side of the playground. Then, they will be laying out the play equipment.  For questions please contact Project Manager, Alexis Ward, at alexis.ward@sfgov.org.&a...

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Back to the project page Golden Gate Heights Playground Renovation
Posted on: October 29, 2020

Golden Gate Heights Playground Construction Update 10/29!

Capital Project Update

Hi everyone- The construction fences are going up at Golden Gate Heights. The playground and picnic area are currently fenced off. Later in the project, the upper lawn will be fenced as well. The first step will be removing four trees and installing a new...

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Additional Info... Golden Gate Heights Playground Renovation
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Golden Gate Heights Playground Construction Has Begun!

Capital Project Update

Hi folks- Construction has officially begun on the project! The contractor will start with paperwork. The fences will go up on-site in October. As a reminder, the upper field and playground will be closed to the public during construction. For questions p...

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Golden Gate Heights Playground Renovation
Posted on: August 21, 2020

Golden Gate Heights Construction Starting Soon!

Capital Project Update

Hi everyone- We are getting close to the official start of construction! We will notify neighbors prior to the construction fences going up. We recently posted four trees nearly the park entrance that will be removed due to their condition. We will be rep...

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Golden Gate Heights Playground Renovation
Posted on: July 27, 2020

Golden Gate Heights Playground Project - Construction Starting Soon!

Capital Project Update

Hi all-

The contracts are getting signed and we are looking forward to starting construction very soon! As soon as we know when the construction fences will be installed, we will update this page. Thank you to all the community members who helped make this...

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Golden Gate Heights Playground Renovation
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Golden Gate Heights Project is about to start Construction!

Capital Project Update

Hi folks-

We have great news to share! Yesterday, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Commission approved the construction contract award for the Golden Gate Heights Playground and Field Renovation Project!

The next step is for the contract and other pape...

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Golden Gate Heights Playground Renovation
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Golden Gate Heights Playground Project Update 5/22!

Capital Project Update

Hi everyone-

We are moving forward with awarding the construction contract on the project next month! We will be presenting the project to the Recreation and Park Department Commission, Capital Committee on June 3rd for contract award. Construction is plan...

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Additional Info... Golden Gate Heights Playground Renovation
Posted on: April 17, 2020

Golden Gate Heights Playground Project Update April 17

Capital Project Update

Hi all, we are continuing to work closely with the Public Works Contract Administration team to review the contractors’ bids and qualifications. We are hoping to award the contract at the Rec & Park Commission in the coming months and start ...

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Golden Gate Heights Playground Renovation
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Golden Gate Heights Playground Project Update March 26

Capital Project Update

Hi everyone- We have an exciting update on the Golden Gate Heights Playground & Renovation Project. Earlier this month, we received 5 bids from prospective contractors, and many of the bids were within budget! Thank you so much to those of you who hav...

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Additional Info... Golden Gate Heights Playground Renovation
Posted on: February 21, 2020

GOLDEN GATE HEIGHTS PROJECT OUT TO BID FEB 2020

Capital Project Update

Hi all- The project is currently out to bid, which means that potential contractors are reviewing the construction documents and pricing the work. The bids are due in early March. Stay tuned for more updates next month!

Alexis Ward, Project Manager

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Project Page Golden Gate Heights Playground Renovation
Posted on: February 6, 2020

GOLDEN GATE HEIGHTS PROJECT UPDATE FEB 2020

Capital Project Update

Hi everyone-

We have exciting news to share! We have completed the design phase of the project, and the Golden Gate Heights Playground & Field Renovation Project is officially posted on City websites for contractors! We will have a meeting at the park ...

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Golden Gate Heights Playground Renovation
Posted on: November 20, 2019

DESIGN DOCUMENTS WRAPPING UP

Capital Project Update

Hi folks- We are just about complete with the construction document set for the Golden Gate Heights Playground & Field Renovation. We are planning to have one final cost estimate performed and to bring the project to the Building Department for permit...

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Posted on: December 19, 2019

CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENT UPDATE

Capital Project Update

Hi everyone- We are putting the finishing touches on the construction documents for the renovation of the playground & field at Golden Gate Heights Park. We are working on the cost estimate now, and we will be bringing the project to the Building Depa...

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News Flash

Posted on: October 25, 2019

GOLDEN GATE PARK TENNIS CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

Capital Project Update

The Tennis Center team is taking advantage of this great weather by moving quickly through construction. The team is shaping the building foundation in the picture below!   

By: Reem Assaf

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Golden Gate Park
Posted on: June 20, 2019

GGP Middle Lake Rehabilitation Project Community Meeting

Capital Project Update

Join us to discuss future rehabilitation plans for the lake!

Thursday, June 20th6:30 – 8 PMGolden Gate Park Senior Center6101 Fulton St

For more information visit: http://bit.ly/middlelakeproject or contact Dan Mauer, Project Manager dan....

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Golden Gate Park

News Flash

Posted on: January 25, 2021

Construction almost complete at GGP Dog Training Area

Capital Project Update

The work at the historic Golden Gate Park Dog Training Area is SO CLOSE to being finished… and many humans and dogs are eager to return!

Please be patient with our contractor. Some final items, important to user safety and the effectiveness of l...

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Additional Info... Golden Gate Park Dog Training Area Project
Posted on: December 29, 2020

GGP Dog Training Area December Update

Document

The historic Dog Training Area is very close to completion, however project opening has been delayed until late January. We have had some December delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the timelines for additional improvements that will support the ease...

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Golden Gate Park Dog Training Area Project
Posted on: November 12, 2020

Construction wrapping up at the GGP Dog Training Area!

Capital Project Update

We are in the final phases of construction at the historic Golden Gate Park Dog Training Area. All of the site grading and drainage is completed, as is the electrical work to connect the irrigation timer to power source at the Senior Center. The large and...

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Additional Info... Golden Gate Park Dog Training Area Project
Posted on: June 15, 2020

GGP Dog Training Area: Construction Underway!

Capital Project Update

Construction is underway at the Golden Gate Park Dog Training Area!

Our contractor has quickly demolished the existing fencing and scraped away the top surface of sand, removed the asphalt parking lot, and removed stumps from last fall’s tree rem...

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Posted on: May 4, 2020

Construction at the Golden Gate Park Dog Training Area Starting Soon!

Capital Project Update

I hope you are well and finding opportunities to connect with nature and virtually connect with community during this time of sheltering in place.

It’s been a whirlwind since taking over Golden Gate Park Dog Training Area project from previous Pr...

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Golden Gate Park Dog Training Area Project
Posted on: November 15, 2019

GGP DOG TRAINING AREA – TREE WORK COMPLETE

Capital Project Update

Tree maintenance and removals are now complete at the Golden Gate Park Dog Training Area. Thank you for your patience during the temporary closure. The construction project will be advertised to prospective contractors soon and updates will be posted to t...

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Golden Gate Park Dog Training Area Project
Posted on: October 22, 2019

GGP DOG TRAINING AREA – TEMPORARY CLOSURE WEEK OF 10/28

Capital Project Update

Please be advised that the Golden Gate Park Dog Training Area will be fully closed from Monday, October 28 through Wednesday, October 30 for tree pruning and removals.

The parking lot will also have reduced capacity on Thursday, October 31 and Friday, Nove...

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Golden Gate Park Dog Training Area Project
Posted on: September 20, 2019

GGP DOG TRAINING AREA PROJECT UPDATE

Capital Project Update

The design team is putting the finishing touches on the construction drawings for the renovation of the Dog Training Area. The next steps will include a thorough review for code compliance before a building permit is obtained. Following permitting, the pr...

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Golden Gate Park Dog Training Area Project

News Flash

Posted on: October 29, 2020

Golden Gate Park Golf Clubhouse Project Update 10/29!

Capital Project Update

Planning and Design for the Golden Gate Park Golf Clubhouse Project is moving along nicely and  the design team is working hard to complete the construction documentation. We intend to put the project out to bid in early 2021. 

Anticipate...

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Additional Info... Golden Gate Park Golf Clubhouse Project
Posted on: February 27, 2020

GGP GOLF CLUBHOUSE PROJECT COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION EVENT

Capital Project Update

Join us! Meet the Designers! Please join us for an informal discussion and visioning session to rebuild the Golden Gate Park Golf Clubhouse. Give your input and learn more about this exciting project!

Date/Time:

February 29, 2020

Open House: 10:00am - 12:00p...

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Golden Gate Park Golf Clubhouse Project

News Flash

Posted on: April 26, 2021

Middle Lake Rehabilitation Project Update 4/26!

Capital Project Update

The design is progressing and the Middle Lake Rehabilitation project is moving forward! We anticipate construction drawings to be complete by the summer, to begin construction by fall of this year. Assuming no significant project delays, Middle Lake is st...

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Additional Info... Golden Gate Park Middle Lake Rehabilitation
Posted on: February 9, 2021

Middle Lake Rehabilitation Project Update

Capital Project Update

The Middle Lake Rehabilitation is moving forward! With 50% construction drawings now complete, we anticipate construction to begin this summer. Assuming no significant project delays, Middle Lake will be complete and open to the public by mid-2022.

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Additional Info... Golden Gate Park Middle Lake Rehabilitation
Posted on: September 21, 2020

Middle Lake Design Pushing Forward 9/21!

Capital Project Update

The talented design team for the Middle Lake Rehabilitation is nearing completion of the 50% design phase. This will include detailed information about planting, layout and the inner workings of this artificial wetland system. As we narrow in on a complet...

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Golden Gate Park Middle Lake Rehabilitation
Posted on: June 20, 2019

GGP Middle Lake Rehabilitation Project Community Meeting

Capital Project Update

Join us to discuss future rehabilitation plans for the lake!

Thursday, June 20th6:30 – 8 PMGolden Gate Park Senior Center6101 Fulton St

For more information visit: http://bit.ly/middlelakeproject or contact Dan Mauer, Project Manager dan....

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Golden Gate Park Middle Lake Rehabilitation

News Flash

Posted on: October 7, 2020

Golden Gate Park Stanyan Edge Project Update 10/7!

Capital Project Update

Hello Park Advocates, 

Wanted to give a quick update on the this project. As mentioned in our last post, the contractor will be working on a few outstanding improvement items. This includes adding chains between all the new bollards, minor irrigat...

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Additional Info... Golden Gate Park Stanyan Edge Project
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Construction is Completed for the Stanyan Street Edge of Golden Gate Park!

Capital Project Update

Hello,

If you haven’t noticed yet, all the construction fencing has been removed on the project that the public should have full access to the east edge of the park. Over the next couple of weeks, you will most likely see small construction crews...

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Golden Gate Park Stanyan Edge Project
Posted on: May 12, 2020

Construction continues on Stanyan Edge Project

Capital Project Update

Hello Park Advocates,

After a months long pause on our project, we have finally given the green light for the contractor to begin work again. Over the next 4-6 weeks you will the contractor wrapping up work in the Oak Woodland, Haight Street and Page Stree...

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Golden Gate Park Stanyan Edge Project
Posted on: May 9, 2019

HAIGHT / STANYAN WORK – PUBLIC WORKS AND RECPARK COORDINATION – COMMUNITY REQUESTS

Capital Project Update

A quick update: The Department recently bid the construction contract for this renovation project and we will be awarding the contract this month.    The goal is to move into the construction phase of the project which is tentatively sch...

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Golden Gate Park Stanyan Edge Project
Posted on: January 25, 2018

Golden Gate Park – Stanyan St. Edge Project Open House

Capital Project Update

Stop by and let us know what you think!

Open House Agenda – Share concept plan.– Outline next steps in project process.

Thursday, January 25, 20186:30 – 8:00 pmPark Police Station (see map)

For more information contact ...

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Golden Gate Park Stanyan Edge Project

News Flash

Posted on: February 26, 2021

The Lisa and Douglas Goldman Tennis Center will open on March 3rd!

Capital Project Update

Wednesday, March 3, 2021, the Lisa and Douglas Goldman Tennis Center will open to the public.  

Note that when the Tennis Center opens court reservations will be required for play due to COVID.

Check out the press release here: https://sfrecpark.or...

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Additional Info... Golden Gate Park Tennis Center Project
Posted on: December 28, 2020

Golden Gate Park Tennis Center December Update

Document

The Tennis Center is making great progress towards completion in early 2021. The courts are now fully color coated, fences are installed, and planting is nearing completion. Flat work at the Nancy Pelosi Drive entrance and along the west side of the clubh...

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Golden Gate Park Tennis Center Project
Posted on: November 4, 2020

Golden Gate Park Tennis Center Project Update 11/4!

Capital Project Update

We are very excited to announce that the Tennis Center is nearing completion. Check out this great article with more details, by clicking here.

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Additional Info... Golden Gate Park Tennis Center Project
Posted on: October 7, 2020

Golden Gate Park Tennis Center Project Update 10/7!

Capital Project Update

The Tennis Center construction continues to move forward with finishes and technology in the building and site work on the exterior that shows what the facility will look like when it is complete. The contractor has been busy with finishes inside the buil...

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Additional Info... Golden Gate Park Tennis Center Project
Posted on: June 12, 2020

GGP Tennis Center Construction Update June 2020

Capital Project Update

The Tennis Center construction is moving along on schedule and despite some delays due to COVID-19 the Tennis Center is still on track for a late fall opening. 

The contractor has completed all behind the walls and ceiling utility infrastructure a...

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Back to the project page Golden Gate Park Tennis Center Project
Posted on: May 13, 2020

Golden Gate Park Tennis Center Construction Update 5/13!

Capital Project Update

The Tennis Center construction team continues to move forward with construction as they adhere to all safety protocols for workers during COVID-19 shelter in place. This is great news for the construction schedule and opening the courts this fall.

The boar...

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Golden Gate Park Tennis Center Project
Posted on: November 21, 2019

SF REC AND PARK COMMISSION GREENLIGHTS OPERATOR OF GOLDEN GATE PARK TENNIS CENTER

Capital Project Update

SAN FRANCISCO – Lifetime Activities, a company that runs municipal tennis centers in five Bay Area cities, has been chosen to operate the Golden Gate Park Tennis Center when it opens next year.

San Francisco Recreation and Park commissioners vote...

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Golden Gate Park Tennis Center Project
Posted on: October 25, 2019

GOLDEN GATE PARK TENNIS CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

Capital Project Update

The Tennis Center team is taking advantage of this great weather by moving quickly through construction. The team is shaping the building foundation in the picture below!   

By: Reem Assaf

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Golden Gate Park Tennis Center Project
Posted on: April 17, 2019

SF Rec and Parks Breaks Ground on $27M Tennis Center

Capital Project Update

SAN FRANCISCO – Tennis enthusiasts of all ages gathered today with City officials, the Tennis Coalition of San Francisco, and the San Francisco Parks Alliance to celebrate a new era for public tennis in San Francisco with the groundbreaking of t...

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Golden Gate Park Tennis Center Project

News Flash

Posted on: August 21, 2020

Guy Place Project Update 8/21!

Capital Project Update

Hi all- This will be our last blog update for the project. The park is open and we hope you all are enjoying it! We are wrapping up a small amount of finishing touches on-site and we are completing all the paperwork to official close the project. Thanks a...

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Guy Place Improvement Project
Posted on: July 27, 2020

Guy Place Mini Park is Officially Open!

Capital Project Update

Hi everyone- We are officially open! Thank you to all the community members and City staff that have helped make this project a reality! We hope you can get out and enjoy the park.

Thank you and take care!

Guy Place Improvement Project
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Guy Place Project Update 5/22!

Capital Project Update

Hi everyone-

The contractor on Guy Place Mini Park has been busy finalizing details on-site such as installing wire mesh around the columns and installing planter railings. Work will be complete very soon and we appreciate everyone’s support and ...

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Additional Info... Guy Place Improvement Project
Posted on: May 1, 2020

Guy Place Project Update 5/1!

Capital Project Update

Please see the photograph of the artist fence and the metal columns that have been installed at Guy Place Mini Park. For questions please contact Project Manager, Alexis Ward, alexis.ward@sfgov.org.

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Guy Place Improvement Project
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Guy Place Construction Update

Capital Project Update

Hi all-

Work on public projects such as Guy Place will continue at this time. The contractor has been focusing on installing the pavers and cobbles at the site.

We hope everyone is safe and healthy.

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Additional Info... Guy Place Improvement Project
Posted on: February 21, 2020

GUY PLACE PROJECT UPDATE FEB 21 2020

Capital Project Update

Hi everyone- Earlier this week, the contractor installed the new sidewalk in front of the park. Please note that this weekend, the contractor is planning to work on Saturday, Feb. 22 in order to lay out the new pavers inside the park. We apologize for any...

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Project Page Guy Place Improvement Project
Posted on: February 19, 2020

GUY PLACE ROAD CLOSURE FEB 19 2020

Capital Project Update

Thank you to Sup. Haney and neighbors for organizing the community meeting in early February. FYI on traffic impacts:

The contractor for Guy Place Park, may need to close a portion of the road in front of the park on Wednesday, February 19, from 10:00am-3:...

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Guy Place Improvement Project
Posted on: February 6, 2020

GUY PLACE CONSTRUCTION UPDATE FEB 2020

Capital Project Update

Hi everyone-

We are making some good progress on-site and the contractor has installed the granite stone, which is a focal point in the new park. We are also busy planting trees and working on the new irrigation system. Next steps will include installing t...

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Guy Place Improvement Project
Posted on: November 15, 2019

GUY PLACE STREET UTILITIES

Capital Project Update

Construction progress has been intermittent over the past few weeks due to a unexpected conflict with street utilities in the area of the new bulb out. This issue affects both the Guy Place Mini Park project as well as the streetscape project, managed by ...

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Guy Place Improvement Project
Posted on: October 23, 2019

NEW GUY PLACE SIDEWALK BULB-OUT COMING SOON!

Capital Project Update

A new sidewalk bulb-out (a widened area of sidewalk) is under construction in front of Guy Place Mini Park. The bulb-out will feature a new pet relief area with permeable paving and a pet drinking fountain.

By:  Brett Desmarais

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Guy Place Improvement Project
Posted on: September 19, 2019

ORNAMENTAL GRANITE WALL ARRIVES AT GUY PLACE MINI PARK

Capital Project Update

A fourteen foot slab of granite arrived at Guy Place Mini Park this week. The contractor is currently preparing to install it in the rear corner of the park where it will serve as an ornamental focal point to the space. Granite paving and boulders as well...

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Guy Place Improvement Project

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Posted on: July 19, 2021

Herz Playground Project Update 7/19!

Capital Project Update

Hi everybody, We are continuing work on the construction documents for the project. We are happy to share that we will be including an ADA accessible swing in the younger children’s playground. Other playground elements include bucket swings, be...

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Additional Info... Herz Playground Project
Posted on: June 22, 2021

Herz Playground Project Update 6/21!

Capital Project Update

Hi all, We are wrapping up our cost estimating and we will be moving into construction documents for the playground renovation. For questions please contact Project Manager, Alexis Ward, at alexis.ward@sfgov.org.

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Additional Info... Herz Playground Project
Posted on: May 21, 2021

Herz Playground Project Update 5/21!

Capital Project Update

Hi all, Our design has completed the detailed design phase and we are currently cost estimating the project and doing regulatory reviews. Later this summer we will begin construction documents. For questions please contact Project Manager, Alexis Ward, at...

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Additional Info... Herz Playground Project
Posted on: April 20, 2021

Herz Playground Project Update4/20!

Capital Project Update

Hi everyone, Thank you so much for your support at the Recreation and Park Commission and for participating in all our community outreach for this project. The project’s concept design has been approved by our Commission. Now, the project team i...

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Additional Info... Herz Playground Project
Posted on: March 16, 2021

Herz Playground Project is Going Before the Commission for Approval!!

Capital Project Update

Hi all, This Thursday, March 18th at 10am, we will be presenting the playground concept plan to the Rec Park Commission for approval. The Commission agenda and call-in information can be seen here. If you are not able to call-in to the meeting, you can em...

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Additional Info... Herz Playground Project
Posted on: February 23, 2021

News about the Herz Projects!

Capital Project Update

We are excited to share that Rec Park staff will be presenting the concept design for the Herz Playground Renovation and the concept design, grant acceptance and donor recognition plan for the Herz Playground Recreation Center to the Recreation and Park C...

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Additional Info... Herz Playground Project
Posted on: January 22, 2021

Herz Playground Project Update 1/22!

Capital Project Update

Hi everyone, We are very close to finalizing our concept plan based on feedback from the Historic Preservation team at the Planning Department. We will be sharing the concept plan on our website and we are planning to present it to the Rec Park Commission...

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Additional Info... Herz Playground Project
Posted on: December 23, 2020

Herz Playground Project Update Dec '20

Capital Project Update

Hi everyone, We are working with the Historic Preservation team at the Planning Department to review the playground design. Once this is complete, we will present the design to the Rec Park Commission for approval and then begin construction documents. To...

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Back to the project page Herz Playground Project
Posted on: October 29, 2020

Herz Playground Project Update 10/29!

Capital Project Update

Thank you so much to those who joined us for our final community meeting. To see the presentation please see our project webpage under Documents & Materials tab or click here. We also passed an important milestone, which was presenting the project to ...

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Additional Info... Herz Playground Project
Posted on: October 2, 2020

Herz Playground Project Final Community Meeting!

Capital Project Update

Since we cannot meet in person, join us virtually via Zoom. Please help us spread the word that there will be Chinese and Spanish translation available.

Time: Oct 13, 2020 06:30 PM 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://sfrpd.zoom.us/j/98363855194

Meeting ID: 98...

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Herz Playground Project
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Herz Playground Project Update 9/18!

Capital Project Update

Hi all- Our project designers have been updating the playground design to reflect the survey results on the play equipment. We are also starting to plan a virtual community workshop for October. To receive notifications about the meeting please e-mail Pro...

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Herz Playground Project
Posted on: August 21, 2020

Herz Playground Project Update 8/21!

Capital Project Update

Hi all- Thank you so much to everyone who participated in our online survey! We had a great response with over 150+ respondents. The Parks Alliance will be helping to raffle off the Safeway gift card to one lucky participant! The next step will be for the...

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Herz Playground Project
Posted on: August 21, 2020

Herz Rec Center Project Update 8/21!

Capital Project Update

Hi everyone! Thanks to those who participated in our focus group meetings. We have uploaded the presentation on our website under the Documents tab. The next step is for the project team to continue work on the design of the building and park. We will ret...

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Herz Playground Project
Posted on: July 27, 2020

Herz Playground Project Survey Still Open!

Capital Project Update

Hi everyone- We have had a great response to our survey and we are going to keep it open a little longer to make sure all neighbors have a chance to participate!

Click here to take the survey in English: Herz Survey

Haga clic aquí para realizar l...

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Herz Playground Project
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Take a Brief Survey to Help Us with the Herz Playground Renovation!

Capital Project Update

Hi everyone-

During these times of civil unrest, we hope that parks can provide essential spaces for gathering, recreating and connecting to nature. We would like to hear from you, the community in Visitacion Valley and Sunnydale, to make sure we are build...

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Herz Playground Project
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Herz Playground Project Update 5/22

Capital Project Update

Hi everyone-

We are putting finishing touches on our playground survey and getting it translated into multiple languages.

Check back soon for a link to the survey or email Project Manager, Alexis Ward, at alexis.ward@sfgov.org to receive project updates.

Tha...

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Additional Info... Herz Playground Project
Posted on: April 17, 2020

Herz Playground Project Update 4/17

Capital Project Update

Hi all- The project team is has developed three different options for the large play structures. We will be presenting this information to the community in an online survey, which we will share in the coming weeks. To receive notifications about upcoming ...

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Herz Playground Project
Posted on: December 18, 2019

HERZ PLAYGROUND

Capital Project Update

Hi everyone- The project team is refining the draft concept plan for the playground and getting a preliminary concept estimate done. We are looking forward to going back to the community with the overall design and options for different play equipment. To...

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Herz Playground Project
Posted on: November 20, 2019

HERZ- CHILDREN’S PLAYGROUND RENOVATION

Capital Project Update

Hi folks- Rec Park is working with our project landscape architect to consolidate the community feedback into one design for the playground renovation. Once this is complete, we will hold an additional community meeting to confirm that we are on the right...

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Herz Playground Project
Posted on: October 28, 2019

HERZ PLAYGROUND- WORKING ON THE CONCEPT DESIGN

Capital Project Update

Hi everyone, Thank you so much to those who have provided feedback on our different design options for the Herz Playground Renovation. The design team has incorporated the feedback into one overall design for the site. We will continue to do additional ou...

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Herz Playground Project

News Flash

Posted on: July 19, 2021

Herz Recreation Center Project Update 7/19!

Capital Project Update

Hi folks,  We continue to develop the construction documents for the new Recreation Center and the outdoor spaces. We are updating our drawings to incorporate comments from the Department of Building Inspection and our Structural Maintenance Yard...

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Additional Info... Herz Recreation Center Project
Posted on: June 22, 2021

Herz Recreation Center Project Update 6/21!

Capital Project Update

Hi everybody, Our design team is working on the construction documents for the project and we are going through the permitting process with the Department of Building Inspection. Please contact Project Manager, Alexis Ward, at alexis.ward@sfgov.org with a...

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Additional Info... Herz Recreation Center Project
Posted on: May 21, 2021

Herz Recreation Center Project Update 5/21!

Capital Project Update

Hi folks, We are performing a cost estimate for the project and then, we will begin construction documents. The project has been submitted to the Department of Building Inspection for permitting. Please contact Project Manager, Alexis Ward, at alexis.ward...

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Additional Info... Herz Recreation Center Project
Posted on: April 20, 2021

Herz Recreation Center Project Update 4/20!

Capital Project Update

Hi all, Thank you to all the community members who helped make this project a reality! The concept design for the new Recreation Center was approved by our Rec Park Commission in March. The architecture and engineering team is now in detailed design and t...

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Additional Info... Herz Recreation Center Project
Posted on: March 16, 2021

Herz Recreation Center Project is Going to the Commission for Approval!

Capital Project Update

Hi all, This Thursday, March 18th at 10am, we will be presenting the Recreation Center concept plan to the Rec Park Commission for approval. The Commission agenda and call-in information can be seen here. If you are not able to call-in to the meeting, you...

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Additional Info... Herz Recreation Center Project
Posted on: February 23, 2021

News about the Herz Projects!

Capital Project Update

We are excited to share that Rec Park staff will be presenting the concept design for the Herz Playground Renovation and the concept design, grant acceptance and donor recognition plan for the Herz Playground Recreation Center to the Recreation and Park C...

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Additional Info... Herz Recreation Center Project
Posted on: January 20, 2021

Herz Rec Center Virtual Community Meeting 2/3/21

Capital Project Update

SF Rec & Park, Mercy Housing and Related CA are pleased to share the final concept plan for the Herz Recreation Center Project (com-munity gym).The discussion will include a presentation about including public art at the site and we will be sharing op...

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Additional Info... Herz Recreation Center Project
Posted on: December 23, 2020

Herz Recreation Center Project Update Dec '20

Capital Project Update

Hi folks- We are thrilled that Prop A passed! This will provide $10 million of funding towards this project. We are planning to return to the community early in 2021 for a final virtual community meeting to share the design. For questions please email Pro...

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Back to the project page Herz Recreation Center Project
Posted on: October 29, 2020

Herz Recreation Center Project Update 10/29!

Capital Project Update

Hi everyone- We have been busy working with the project architects to develop the technical side of the design and begin the various regulatory reviews. We hope to return to the community soon for a final virtual community meeting to review the concept de...

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Additional Info... Herz Recreation Center Project
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Herz Recreation Center Project Update 9/18!

Capital Project Update

Hi folks- The project team has been working to incorporate all the community feedback that we heard this summer. We hope to organize a final community meeting this Fall. For questions please contact Project Manager, Alexis Ward, at alexis.ward@sfgov.org.

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Herz Recreation Center Project
Posted on: July 27, 2020

Herz Rec Center Project Update 7/27!

Capital Project Update

Hi all- Thank you so much to those who participated in our virtual community meeting! We will be uploading the design presentation and meeting notes next week. Our next step is to conduct focus groups. If you would like to included or have a suggestion fo...

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Herz Recreation Center Project
Posted on: July 10, 2020

Herz Recreation Center Virtual Community Meeting 7/18!

Capital Project Update

Hi everyone-

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting a virtual community workshop in partnership with Mercy Housing and Related CA. The meeting will be held on Saturday, July 18 from 11am-12pm on zoom. We will be updating the community on the cu...

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Herz Recreation Center Project
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Herz Recreation Center Project Update!

Capital Project Update

Hi all! The Herz Recreation Center Project has been placed on the 2020 Health & Recovery Bond. The project team will be continuing to develop the design in the coming months and we are looking forward to connecting with community members to get their ...

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Additional Info... Herz Recreation Center Project
Posted on: September 20, 2019

HERZ REC CENTER PLANNING PHASE UPDATE

Capital Project Update

Hi everyone! The project team is working on developing an overall project budget. This project will be a partnership project with Mercy Housing & Related CA. We will re-engage with the community in the coming months to get additional input on the desi...

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Herz Recreation Center Project
Posted on: July 19, 2019

HERZ RECREATION CENTER PLANNING UPDATE

Capital Project Update

Hi everyone! Thank you to those of you who attended our community meeting on June 22nd. We continue to get valuable input from the community on the design of the new recreation center and outdoor improvements to the park. We are anticipating hosting anoth...

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Herz Recreation Center Project

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Posted on: July 26, 2021

Fall Activity Registration Begins August 14

Tennis Class

Registration for fall activities opens on Saturday, August 14 beginning at 10 a.m. Sign up for activities such as tennis, sewing, Zumba, volleyball, skateboarding, kayaking, photography and more! Member registration for the Friends of Sharon Arts and Rand...

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News Flash

Posted on: May 28, 2021

Save the Date: India Basin Groundbreaking Event on June 17!

Capital Project Update

Mark your calendars! A groundbreaking event marking the beginning of remediation work on the India Basin project is scheduled for Thursday, June 17 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at India Basin Shoreline Park (Hunters Point Boulevard and Hawes Street). Join us for t...

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Additional Info... India Basin Capital Improvement
Posted on: February 22, 2021

India Basin Shoreline Park Meeting to Discuss the Playground 3/2/21!

Capital Project Update

Join us for a virtual community meeting!

We need your feedback! The India Basin Project partners are looking for inspiration to design the new children’s play area at India Basin Shoreline Park. We want to hear from families, including children, about what...

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Additional Info... India Basin Capital Improvement
Posted on: June 21, 2019

Design Survey

Capital Project Update

The San Francisco Recreation & Park Department, the Trust for Public Land and San Francisco Parks Alliance are pleased to kick-off the Schematic Design phase for the future park at the 900 Innes Boatyard at India Basin.

We are looking for your input an...

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India Basin Capital Improvement
Posted on: June 12, 2019

TAKE A SELFIE AND WIN OUTSIDE LANDS TICKETS!

Capital Project Update

Do you take the best selfies? Do you like parks? Here’s your chance to channel your inner influencer and win tickets to 2019 Outside Lands Music and Art Festival. We are celebrating India Basin Park coming to the Bayview Community!

Starting June ...

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India Basin Capital Improvement
Posted on: June 10, 2019

New Mural on Historic Shipwright’s Cottage Celebrates India Basin Community

Capital Project Update

SAN FRANCISCO – Amid a neighborhood celebration, city officials today unveiled a new mural celebrating the Bayview-Hunters Point community on a historic building that will become an integral part of its future. The block party featured ...

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India Basin Capital Improvement

News Flash

Posted on: October 29, 2020

Jackson Playground Planning Update 10/29!

Capital Project Update

The project team is working on developing an overall project budget and securing agency approvals. We will re-engage with the community in the coming months to get additional input on the design of the building and park improvements. Send your questions a...

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Additional Info... Jackson Playground Renovation
Posted on: August 6, 2020

Jackson Playground Meeting Follow-Up

Capital Project Update

Thank you for joining us for the Virtual Meeting and for your patience as we navigate this new medium. We appreciate you taking the time to participate.

If you would like to listen to the meeting please click here and be sure to use this password 1Q+=@4e7....

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Jackson Playground Renovation

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News Flash

Posted on: May 3, 2021

Japantown Peace Plaza project Update 5/3!

Capital Project Update

The design started this spring with our team taking a deep ‘technical’ dive into the existing structure and elements to inform each feature of the vision/concept plan. In addition, we are meeting all regulatory departments to confirm c...

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Additional Info... Japantown Peace Plaza Project
Posted on: March 31, 2020

Japantown Peace Plaza Project Update 3/31!

Capital Project Update

You may have seen some scaffolding erected around the pagoda over the last month. This is one part of a larger seismic study we are conducting for the Pagoda. This is an important step to take to ensure public safety as we plan for future improvements to ...

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Japantown Peace Plaza Project
Posted on: August 22, 2019

JAPANTOWN PEACE PLAZA RECEIVES REC PARK COMMISSION APPROVAL!

Capital Project Update

Community –

On August 14th, the Recreation and Parks Commission unanimously approved the concept design for the Peace Plaza. The Commissioners were incredibly supportive of the entire effort and many pledged to help in any way they can moving for...

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Japantown Peace Plaza Project
Posted on: March 29, 2019

COMMUNITY MEETING 3 – DESIGN AND SURVEY ARE LIVE

Capital Project Update

Hi Everyone –

Community meeting 3 on March 19th was a great success! Thank you to all who helped put the event together and to all who attended. The presentation from community meeting 3 is on our website, as well as the survey.

Please review the ...

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Japantown Peace Plaza Project
Posted on: March 19, 2019

Japantown Peace Plaza Vision Plan Meeting #3

Capital Project Update

March 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The Vision Plan is a community driven process for the future of Japantown’s central public space that builds on the sites legacy.

Please join us to review a refined concept that integrates the c...

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Japantown Peace Plaza Project

News Flash

Posted on: July 22, 2021

Jerry Garcia Amp - Construction is Nearing Completion (7/22)

Capital Project Update

Construction is nearing the end as we will be paving and painting next week, and then installing the various site furnishings. We are excited to be getting closer to having events on site!

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Additional Info... Jerry Garcia Amphitheater Project- McLaren Park
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Jerry Garcia Amp Construction Resumes 1/11/21

Capital Project Update

The contract for this project has been awarded to Angotti & Reilly and construction activities will start on Monday, January 11th. Due to construction safety constraints the entire project area will be fenced off for the majority of the project durati...

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Additional Info... Jerry Garcia Amphitheater Project- McLaren Park
Posted on: October 14, 2020

Jerry Garcia Amp - Construction Slated to Begin November 2020!

Capital Project Update

The project has been advertised and we plan to award the contract this month, with construction to start in November. We intend to phase the work as much as possible to allow access to the overall amphitheater area during construction.

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Additional Info... Jerry Garcia Amphitheater Project- McLaren Park
Posted on: January 6, 2020

CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS AT 60%

Capital Project Update

The concept design was approved by the Rec Park Commission and we are currently reviewing the 60% drawing set. 

By: Monica Scott 

Jerry Garcia Amphitheater Project- McLaren Park
Posted on: July 11, 2019

JERRY GARCIA AMPHITHEATER – CONCEPT DESIGN STATUS

Capital Project Update

We have wrapped up the community outreach process with our final meeting on June 26, 2019. I will be presenting the concept design to the Rec Park Commission in August and we will be proceeding with design development. Thank you for your feedback on this ...

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Jerry Garcia Amphitheater Project- McLaren Park
Posted on: June 26, 2019

Jerry Garcia Amphitheater Project – Community Meeting 3

Capital Project Update

June 26, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Please join us for a community meeting to discuss improvements to the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater in McLaren Park.

Wednesday, June 26th6:30 – 7:30 PMHerz Clubhouse – (corner of Hahn St. &...

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Jerry Garcia Amphitheater Project- McLaren Park

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News Flash

Posted on: June 8, 2021

Juri Commons Construction Update 6/7!

Capital Project Update

We’re excited to share that planting is nearing completion, embedded rails are installed in the pathway and the team is about to lay down play surfacing in the playground. We look forward to opening the park to the public! By August we expect th...

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Additional Info... Juri Commons Project- Let'sPlaySF!
Posted on: April 26, 2021

Juri Commons Construction Update 4/23!

Capital Project Update

We’re excited to share that the pathways and walls are nearly complete, the play equipment is installed, planting has begun, and the space is starting to feel like a cohesive park! We hope to have Juri Commons open to the public by June so that ...

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Additional Info... Juri Commons Project- Let'sPlaySF!
Posted on: February 9, 2021

Juri Commons Construction Update 2/9!

Capital Project Update

Juri Commons is moving forward in construction and hitting a good stride. The crew discovered some faulty utility infrastructure during demolition which caused some delays, which pushed our new anticipated completion date out to April of this year. We&...

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Additional Info... Juri Commons Project- Let'sPlaySF!
Posted on: September 21, 2020

Juri Commons Construction continues 9/21!

Capital Project Update

Demolition is nearing completion and the Juri Commons Renovation is underway. During the course of site demolition several faulty utilities were discovered, and although replacing them will add some weeks to the overall schedule we are still hoping to hav...

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Juri Commons Project- Let'sPlaySF!
Posted on: August 6, 2020

Juri Commons Construction is Underway!

Capital Project Update

We have broken ground! Renovation of Juri Commons Park is underway and major demolition activities are nearly complete. Notice to Proceed was received on the 14th of July and we expect six months of construction after which this wonderful new park will be...

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Juri Commons Project- Let'sPlaySF!
Posted on: January 29, 2020

Juri Commons Renovation Moving Forward!

Capital Project Update

Construction documents are complete and we expect to receive contractor bids by early February, putting us on track to begin construction this summer. Because the site is uniquely narrow we expect the whole park to be closed for six months through the dur...

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Juri Commons Project- Let'sPlaySF!
Posted on: February 13, 2019

REDWOODS IN JURI COMMONS??

Capital Project Update

Not exactly, but you may have noticed some beautiful redwood logs stacked near the San Jose end of the park. Salvaged from McLaren Park, these will be part of the new natural play area in Juri Commons, just above the new slide and swing. As big as these s...

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Juri Commons Project- Let'sPlaySF!
Posted on: September 20, 2018

DESIGN RECEIVES FINAL APPROVAL

Capital Project Update

More good news!  Our conceptual design was approved this morning by the full Rec & Park Commission.  This means we are on schedule for completing the design by late winter 2019, and beginning construction by summer 2019.

Look forward ...

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Juri Commons Project- Let'sPlaySF!
Posted on: September 7, 2018

JURI COMMONS DESIGN APPROVED

Capital Project Update

Good news!  Our conceptual design for Juri Commons, including a smooth accessible pathway, nature play, slide & swings, and lush greenery throughout, has been approved!  The RPD Commission Capital Committee approved the design on Sep...

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Juri Commons Project- Let'sPlaySF!

News Flash

Posted on: January 29, 2020

Project Update- JAN 2020

Capital Project Update

The Rec and Park project manager is working with colleagues in various divisions and with the Friends of Lafayette Park to finalize the scope of lighting improvements. Considerations for finalizing scope include cost and product durability. We’r...

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Lafayette Park Lighting Improvement Project
Posted on: October 16, 2019

Additional Lighting Planned

Capital Project Update

Thanks to those who attended our open house on Thursday, October 3, where we reviewed plans to add lighting per request from the Friends of Lafayette Park.  In addition to the open house, the Friends of Lafayette Park also had project boards on h...

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Lafayette Park Lighting Improvement Project
Posted on: September 24, 2019

Project Open House

Capital Project Update

Join us for an informal open house at Lafayette Park on Thursday, October 3 to discuss plans to add lighting for the park. Staff and members of the Friends of Lafayette Park board will be available between 4:30 and 6:30 pm to review the history and scope ...

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Lafayette Park Lighting Improvement Project

News Flash

Posted on: June 22, 2021

Lake Merced Boat Dock Replacement Update 6/22!

Capital Project Update

We are making great construction progress and nearing the finish line! The prefabricated dock and gangway were installed in late May, and the contractor is currently making minor adjustments before it is ready for use. Other ongoing site work includes irr...

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Additional Info... Lake Merced Boat Dock Replacement Project
Posted on: April 28, 2021

Lake Merced Boat Dock Replacement Update 4/28!

Capital Project Update

Construction progress at the Lake Merced Boat Dock project is moving along well. Current ongoing work includes roadway paving, lighting installation, shipping container delivery and irrigation. See construction in progress below.

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Additional Info... Lake Merced Boat Dock Replacement Project

News Flash

Posted on: March 31, 2020

Lake Merced Project Update 3/31!

Capital Project Update

Over the last month, we removed and pruned approximately 120 trees and trimmed overgrown shrubs primarily around the northern portions of the Lake to make for a safer pedestrian environment and provision for future improvements. To answer some questions f...

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Lake Merced Improvements
Posted on: February 18, 2020

TEMPORARY WALKWAY CLOSURE AT LAKE MERCED FEB 2020

Capital Project Update

Trees will be removed as part of the trail and restroom project at Lake Merced beginning Monday, February 17, 2020. During this time, the northwest pedestrian walkway will be intermittently closed to accommodate work. Please use the alternate route throug...

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Lake Merced Improvements

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: November 19, 2020

Margaret Hayward Project Update 11/18!

Capital Project Update

The tennis courts reopened early November, ahead of schedule .

During the park renovation, the tennis courts received an entirely new southern edge: a new foundation, new drainage and new fencing, new gate and accessible path to the rest of the park, new d...

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Additional Info... Margaret Hayward Playground Improvement Project
Posted on: October 22, 2020

Margaret Hayward Project Update 10/20!

Capital Project Update

We still have many utility inspections to go; however, to round off the Margaret S. Hayward Playground Renovation, tennis courts will be CLOSED for resurfacing from10/26 through mid-November 2020.

 Over the last two years, tennis courts r...

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Additional Info... Margaret Hayward Playground Improvement Project
Posted on: October 5, 2020

Margaret Hayward Project Update 10/5!

Capital Project Update

The construction completion getting closer, but not quite ready yet…..inspections are half way through and systems testing starts next week.

See the finishing touches in these photos that speak for themselves…..

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Additional Info... Margaret Hayward Playground Improvement Project
Posted on: July 31, 2020

Margaret Hayward Project Update 7/31!

Capital Project Update

The construction continues revealing the vision and beauty of this park! See the recent photos.

The building is enclosed! The interior furnishings have arrived and interior detailing truly expresses warmth of the wood, durability of concrete and steel, cla...

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Margaret Hayward Playground Improvement Project
Posted on: June 8, 2020

Margaret Hayward Project Update June 2020

Capital Project Update

Exciting progress! The athletic field and playground are 95% completed, the building is 85% completed, and the entrances and plaza are 75% completed. Once utilities are installed, connected and tested…the finishing touches will seal the deal!

We...

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Margaret Hayward Playground Improvement Project
Posted on: May 1, 2020

Margaret Hayward Project Update 5/1!

Capital Project Update

Warm weather has arrived an allowed us to keep moving. Check out the real progress.

Looking sharp….50% of the glass is in!

Public restroom is almost completely sealed

From the bleachers, “Play Ball!....well, not quite, but almost.

These t...

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Margaret Hayward Playground Improvement Project
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Margaret Hayward Playground Renovation Update 3/26!

Capital Project Update

The building’s ceiling sprinkler system is being installed in this photo.

The small field got turf this week! See the cork ballast being installed.

The large field, one city block in size, has almost completed the irrigation system; see photo.

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Margaret Hayward Playground Improvement Project
Posted on: March 12, 2020

Margaret Hayward Playground is Taking Shape!

Capital Project Update

Roof is on and sealed! The building mass takes shape. The playground equipment has just arrived and is being installed. Check out the concrete slide in the distance.

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Margaret Hayward Playground Improvement Project
Posted on: September 26, 2019

Renovation Update

Capital Project Update

It’s been a busy summer….with lots of subsurface work (irrigation, sewer and electrical lines); however, now building is taking shape!

The basement concrete walls and ceiling were installed and now, the building’s steel struc...

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Margaret Hayward Playground Improvement Project
Posted on: June 29, 2019

Renovation Update - June 2019

Capital Project Update

The park is taking shape as most demolition is completed and the foundations are being formed. See the new building foundation walls and the bleacher steps after the concrete pour last Thursday! The tennis courts will be reopened on Saturday, June 29! Wel...

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Margaret Hayward Playground Improvement Project
Posted on: May 1, 2019

Demolition Nearly Complete

Capital Project Update

Demolition is 99% complete – and the park is taking shape: See photos of the new community building form work and the location of the new playground nestled against Turk Street.

Thank you for your patience during construction. Due to unforeseen w...

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Margaret Hayward Playground Improvement Project

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: September 27, 2017

San Francisco Marina Second Annual Tenant Event

Capital Project Update

September 27, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Marina second tenant event will take place on September 27, 2017 from 4pm to 7pm.

Come join us for live music, drinks, snacks, and the fireboat will be here for water display.

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Marina Yacht Harbor Renovation Projects
Posted on: September 30, 2014

Marina Bay Trail Connector Community Meeting

Capital Project Update

September 30, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Please join us for an informational meeting on the project plans for the Marina Bay Trail, along Marina Boulevard.

GOALS OF THE PROJECT

  • Ensure safety for people walking and biking;
  • Provide uninterrupted...
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Marina Yacht Harbor Renovation Projects

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: October 7, 2020

Visitacion Avenue Crossing Project Update 10/7!

Capital Project Update

We are awaiting bid results for this project and hope to be in construction by the end of the year.

Additional Info... McLaren Park Improvements- 2012 Bond

News Flash

Posted on: November 10, 2020

McLaren Group Picnic Area and Playground Project Update 11/10!

Capital Project Update

We will be removing two additional trees that are on the path south of the playground. These trees have been recommended for removal by an independent arborist. The trees will be re-planted at a 2:1 ratio. Let us know if you have any questions! Alexis.war...

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Additional Info... McLaren Park Playground & Group Picnic Area
Posted on: October 29, 2020

McLaren Park Redwood Grove Playground is Open for Play!!!

Capital Project Update

Hi everyone- We are officially open for play! Woohooo! Please continue to adhere to posted signage and local health orders. Once the picnic site is available for permitting, it will be available to reserve on our website. https://sfrecpark.org/426/Picnic-...

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Additional Info... McLaren Park Playground & Group Picnic Area
Posted on: September 18, 2020

McLaren Group Picnic Area and Playground Project Update 9/18!

Capital Project Update

Hi folks- We have completed installing the new table tops and barbecues. We are currently wrapping up the landscaping and irrigation near the restroom. The final step will be to get sign off on our building permit. Once this is done and when local health ...

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McLaren Park Playground & Group Picnic Area
Posted on: August 21, 2020

McLaren Group Picnic Area and Playground Project Update 8/21!

Capital Project Update

Hi all- We are close to wrapping up work at the new Redwood Grove Playground! Our next step is replacing the table tops and benches and a small amount landscaping near the restroom. We hope to open soon if local health orders permit us. For questions plea...

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McLaren Park Playground & Group Picnic Area
Posted on: July 27, 2020

McLaren Group Picnic and Playground Project Update 7/27!

Capital Project Update

Hi everyone- We are continuing to finalize the entrance area at the new playground and restroom. Our next step will be replacing all the table tops and benches on the picnic tables. We are hoping to wrap up in August. Send questions to Project Manager, Al...

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McLaren Park Playground & Group Picnic Area
Posted on: June 26, 2020

McLaren Group Picnic and Playground Project Update 6/25!

Capital Project Update

Hi everyone, the construction team has been working hard at McLaren. The playground work is nearly complete and the restroom was installed yesterday!!For questions contact, Alexis Ward, at alexis.ward@sfgov.org.

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McLaren Park Playground & Group Picnic Area
Posted on: April 17, 2020

McLaren Group Picnic Area Playground and Restroom Update 4/17

Capital Project Update

The updated Shelter-in-Place Order has place additional restrictions on construction projects and we are required to pause work on-site at this time.

We are getting close to the end of construction and we are looking forward to resuming once it is safe to ...

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McLaren Park Playground & Group Picnic Area
Posted on: March 24, 2020

McLaren Park Group Picnic and Playground Construction Update 3/24

Capital Project Update

Hi all,  work on public projects such as this one is continuing at this time. The contractor has recently installed the sod and completed installing utilities for the new restroom along John F. Shelley Drive. The focus will mostly be on restroom ...

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Additional Info... McLaren Park Playground & Group Picnic Area
Posted on: February 21, 2020

MCLAREN PLAYGROUND & RESTROOM PROJECT UPDATE FEB 2020

Capital Project Update

Hi everyone! Work is continuing on-site with the installation of the new pathways which connect to the playground and the picnic areas. The contractor is currently installing the swings in the playground and next week they will begin to trench down John F...

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Project Page McLaren Park Playground & Group Picnic Area
Posted on: February 6, 2020

MCLAREN PLAYGROUND/GROUP PICNIC PROJECT UPDATE FEB 2020

Capital Project Update

Hi everyone-

The contractor continues to make progress on-site. The boulders are in and they are currently working on the playground entrances. Next steps include irrigation, landscaping and asphalt paths!

-Alexis

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McLaren Park Playground & Group Picnic Area
Posted on: December 19, 2019

PROJECT UPDATE- DEC 2019

Capital Project Update

HI everyone, We have exciting updates. The playground tower has been installed and the contractor is working on installing the other elements including the slides, logs, and nets. We are looking forward to a Spring 2020 opening.

By: Alexis Ward 

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Back to the project page McLaren Park Playground & Group Picnic Area
Posted on: November 20, 2019

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: MCLAREN GROUP PICNIC AREA PLAYGROUND & RESTROOM

Capital Project Update

Hi folks- Work is continuing at the Group Picnic Area. The curb walls are being finished this week and the play equipment footings will start to be poured. The layout of the new paths is also taking shape. Check out our construction photos! &...

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McLaren Park Playground & Group Picnic Area
Posted on: October 28, 2019

MCLAREN PARK GROUP PICNIC PLAYGROUND + RESTROOM

Capital Project Update

Hi everyone! We have exciting news to share. Earlier this month, the Rec Park Commission approved increasing the construction contract amount, which will allow us to add a new swing area to the playground design. This request was made by park neighbors an...

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McLaren Park Playground & Group Picnic Area

News Flash

Posted on: November 19, 2020

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

Capital Project Update

Parks Alliance is hosting a virtual meeting this evening at 6pm to review the scope of a Native Plant Garden, just south of the Leland community garden and adjacent to the proposed new trail along Visitacion Avenue.

Growing Outdoors and Learning (...

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Additional Info... McLaren Park Trails Improvement Project
Posted on: June 3, 2020

Follow Up from 5/20/20 Virtual Community Meeting

Capital Project Update

Thank you to the 40 community members who stepped into the unknown with the Project Team for Rec and Parks first virtual community meeting! Thanks for your comments and questions and for bearing with us as we worked with the new technology.

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McLaren Park Trails Improvement Project
Posted on: May 20, 2020

McLaren Trails Virtual Community Meeting TODAY 4pm

Capital Project Update

The next community meeting for the McLaren Trails Priority Improvements Project will be online TODAY at 4pm.

Please follow this link to join: https://bit.ly/mclarentrailsvirtualevent1

Please note that the meeting is accessible in Spanish, Traditional Chines...

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McLaren Park Trails Improvement Project
Posted on: May 4, 2020

Conceptual Design Process Continues for McLaren Trails Priority Projects

Capital Project Update

I hope you are well and finding opportunities to connect with nature and virtually connect with community during this time of sheltering in place.

I’m posting this blog with immense gratitude for our urban parks: the home these lands provide for ...

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McLaren Park Trails Improvement Project
Posted on: March 11, 2020

McLaren Park 3/7 Trails Walk Recap

Capital Project Update

Thanks to the 25 passionate and dedicated park users who showed up for our trails walk on Saturday despite social distancing and rain! This post includes some highlights from the walk.

We opened with RPD staff sharing a summary of the McLaren Trails Priori...

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McLaren Park Trails Improvement Project
Posted on: February 5, 2020

NEXT TRAIL WALK SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 7

Capital Project Update

We will have our second trails walk in the concept design process on Saturday, March 7th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Meet at the upper reservoir parking lot, across from the water tower on John F. Shelley Dr.

We’ll be reviewing the trail and restorati...

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McLaren Park Trails Improvement Project
Posted on: December 2, 2019

TRAIL WALK #1 – VISITACION AVENUE CORRIDOR

Capital Project Update

Thanks to everyone who came out on Saturday 11/16/19 for our 1st Trail Walk in the concept design process! This was the first of several opportunities for the McLaren Park community to provide input into trail design in the four priority areas identified ...

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McLaren Park Trails Improvement Project
Posted on: November 8, 2019

MCLAREN PARK TRAILS AND PATHS PROJECT – SITE WALK

Capital Project Update

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

The first site walk will be of the Visitacion Avenue trail.

Meet Saturday 11/16/2019 at 9:30am at the McLaren Community Garden on Visitacion Ave.

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McLaren Park Trails Improvement Project
Posted on: November 1, 2019

HABITAT CONSERVATION FUND GRANT SOUGHT FOR MCLAREN PARK TRAIL IMPROVEMENTS AT VISITACION AVE

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. Staff will present this grant opportunity to the Recreation and Park Commission Capital Committee on Wednesday, No...

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McLaren Park Trails Improvement Project

News Flash

Posted on: July 23, 2021

Our design team is moving along with construction document production!

Capital Project Update

As we work on that, we’re reaching back out to solicit input from the community.

As discussed during an online community meeting in February 2021, we are exploring including adult exercise equipment if budget allows. 

If you have preferen...

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Additional Info... Merced Heights Playground Lower Lawn Renovation
Posted on: June 14, 2021

Merced heights Lower Lawn Project Update 6/15/21!

Capital Project Update

The Arts Commission Civic Design Review Committee approved the design in April, under their “Small Project Review” category.

Our team is moving forward to flesh out details of the approved concept design. We are expecting a 50% construc...

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Additional Info... Merced Heights Playground Lower Lawn Renovation
Posted on: April 16, 2021

Arts Commission Review and Design Coordination for Merced Heights Lawn Terrace Project!

Capital Project Update

Following Rec and Park Commission of concept design in March, we are moving forward! The Arts Commission Civic Design Review Committee will be reviewing the project this Monday, April 19, under their “Small Project Review” category.

Mem...

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Additional Info... Merced Heights Playground Lower Lawn Renovation
Posted on: March 19, 2021

Merced heights Lower Lawn Project Update 3/19/21!

Capital Project Update

The Recreation and Park Commission approved a concept design for the Merced Heights Playground Lower Lawn Terrace Renovation on March 18, 2021. Please see the final design here. You can view more background information in the staff report, as well as the...

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Additional Info... Merced Heights Playground Lower Lawn Renovation
Posted on: March 15, 2021

Merced Heights Lower Lawn Terrace Project Headed to Commission for Approval!

Capital Project Update

Staff will be presenting the proposed concept design to the Full Recreation and Park Commission this week. Please find details below:

Full Recreation and Park Commission Hearing

Thursday, March 18, 10 am

Call in number for members of the public:

1.415.655.000...

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Additional Info... Merced Heights Playground Lower Lawn Renovation
Posted on: March 1, 2021

Merced Heights Lower Lawn Terrace Project Update3/1!

Capital Project Update

We have received great input to help us finalize a proposed concept design for the Merced Heights Playground Lower Lawn Terrace Renovation Project, during an online community meeting on Thursday, February 18 with over 20 members of the public attending, a...

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Additional Info... Merced Heights Playground Lower Lawn Renovation
Posted on: February 5, 2021

Merced Heights Lower Lawn Terrace Project Community Meeting!

Capital Project Update

Dear Community Member,

Thank you for your patience as some important preparations were made over the last several months since my last update to you.

I’m excited to report that we will be convening an online community meeting for 2 weeks from toda...

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Additional Info... Merced Heights Playground Lower Lawn Renovation
Posted on: October 9, 2020

Merced Heights Lower Lawn Terrace Project Update 10/9!

Capital Project Update

A community meeting was held in November 2019 to review preliminary designs for a transformation of the lowest terrace of Merced Heights Playground. A second community meeting was planned for March 2020 but was cancelled due to the onset of COVID 19 virus...

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Additional Info... Merced Heights Playground Lower Lawn Renovation

News Flash

Posted on: October 9, 2020

Merced Heights Playground Lower Lawn Terrace Project Update 10/9!

Capital Project Update

A community meeting was held in November 2019 to review preliminary designs for a transformation of the lowest terrace of Merced Heights Playground. A second community meeting was planned for March 2020 but was cancelled due to the onset of COVID 19 virus...

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Additional Info... Merced Heights Playground Project- LetsPlaySF!
Posted on: May 28, 2020

Merced Heights Project Update 5/28!

Capital Project Update

Merced Heights Playground Renovation scope of work includes a new children’s play area, upgrades to the clubhouse restrooms and utility/mechanical room for code requirements and accessibility compliance, clubhouse exterior painting, sport courts...

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Merced Heights Playground Project- LetsPlaySF!
Posted on: February 26, 2020

CANCELLED: Merced Heights Community Meeting #2 on March 7

Capital Project Update

Merced Heights Playground Multi-Purpose Field Improvements Open House and Public Meeting #2 for Saturday, March 7 has been cancelled per temporary closing of the IT Bookman Community Center due to the recent City directive to cancel non-essential programs...

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Merced Heights Playground Project- LetsPlaySF!
Posted on: November 20, 2019

Merced Heights Playground Community Meeting on November 20

Capital Project Update

In June of this year, Assemblymember Phil Ting secured a $1,370,000 State Local Assistance Grant for Merced Heights Playground to support park improvements requested by the community. Join us for a meeting to discuss the proposed scope of the Merced Heigh...

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Merced Heights Playground Project- LetsPlaySF!
Posted on: April 25, 2019

SF Recreation and Park Department Breaks Ground on Five Playgrounds

Capital Project Update

SAN FRANCISCO – Under the watchful eyes of 45 preschoolers, city officials and community members broke ground today on five playground renovations—a major milestone in a project that promises to transform 13 timeworn play areas used by...

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Merced Heights Playground Project- LetsPlaySF!
Posted on: April 12, 2019

Let’sPlaySF! Groundbreaking

Capital Project Update

Join us and the San Francisco Parks Alliance for a groundbreaking event marking the beginning of the next five playground renovation projects under the Let’sPlaySF! initiative. The event will take place on Thursday, April 25 from 11 a.m. to noon...

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Merced Heights Playground Project- LetsPlaySF!

News Flash

Posted on: September 30, 2019

OAK WOODLANDS TRAILS PROJECT TEAM WINS AWARD- SEP 2019

Capital Project Update

Last week, the Golden Gate Park Oak Woodlands Trails Improvement Project team, comprised of staff from Rec and Park and Public Works as well as the contractor, Yerba Buena Engineering & Construction, Inc, was honored with an award for partnering.

Partn...

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Oak Woodlands Trail Improvement Project
Posted on: February 22, 2019

NEW TRAIL DEDICATED TO PHIL ARNOLD- FEB 2019

Capital Project Update

The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department today unveiled its new main trail through the Oak Woodlands of Golden Gate Park, dedicating the scenic path to Phil Arnold, a longtime advocate for local parks, open space, and recreational trail opportunit...

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Oak Woodlands Trail Improvement Project
Posted on: January 19, 2019

OAK WOODLANDS PROJECT UPDATE- JAN 2019

Capital Project Update

Here are a few updates on the Golden Gate Park Oak Woodlands Trails Improvement Project:

We are getting very close to construction completion!

  • Many of the trail segments are completed and open for use
  • Way finding signage will be installed in the coming days
  • L...
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Oak Woodlands Trail Improvement Project

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: July 22, 2021

Portsmouth Square Draft EIR Publication Date: August 4, 2021!

Capital Project Update

The Portsmouth Square project team has been incredibly busy over the past several months, pushing forward both the detailed design and the environmental review for the project. On August 4th, the Draft EIR will be published and available for public commen...

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Additional Info... Portsmouth Square Improvement Project
Posted on: October 13, 2020

Portsmouth Square Schematic Design Complete! (10/13)

Capital Project Update

The project has reached an important milestone as schematic design wraps up. The team has maintained all aspects from the concept design while integrating much more technical information into the project, as well as meeting with various committees and reg...

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Additional Info... Portsmouth Square Improvement Project
Posted on: March 31, 2020

Portsmouth Square Project Update 3/31!

Capital Project Update

We are excited to move towards our next phase for the Portsmouth Square improvement project! Over the last month, our design team began working on the schematic design phase. They are working to integrate the community’s feedback to ensure we pr...

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Portsmouth Square Improvement Project
Posted on: January 11, 2018

Workshop #4 Summary

Capital Project Update

Thanks again to everyone who came out to our fourth community workshop on January 11th, where we once again had a wonderful turn out and a packed house! Since then, the design team has been vetting the concept design from a feasibility standpoint and maki...

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Portsmouth Square Improvement Project
Posted on: July 11, 2018

Workshop #3 Summary

Capital Project Update

Thanks again to everyone who came out to our third community workshop on October 25th. The design team is compiling the feedback received (over 250 survey responses) to incorporate into a single revised concept for our forth community workshop in early Ja...

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Portsmouth Square Improvement Project
Posted on: August 27, 2018

Workshop #5 Summary

Capital Project Update

Thanks to everyone who came out to our fifth and final community workshop on July 11th, where over 200 people attended. We are grateful for the consistently high level of engagement the Chinatown community has demonstrated throughout our community process...

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Portsmouth Square Improvement Project

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: July 20, 2021

Golden Gate Heights Playground Re-Opens Following Renovation

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(For images click here. Photo credit Jim Watkins) 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA With a design inspired by its wooded surroundings, a nature play area to spark creativity, and a dramatic spiral tower soaring above it all, the newl...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 16, 2021

Rec and Park to Phase Out Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers with Two-Stroke Engines

Leaf Blower

SAN FRANCISCO, CA Gardeners maintaining the City’s parks, open spaces and public plazas will soon turn over a new leaf—trading gas-powered blowers with two-stroke engines for electric battery pack models instead, th...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 14, 2021

Rec and Park and SFPA Launch Program to Turn Kids into Golden Gate Park Experts

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA A field trip program launched this week acquaints kids from underserved neighborhoods with the joys of Golden Gate Park—then empowers them to return with their families, the San Francisco Recreation and Park...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 25, 2021

New Photo Library to be Named for Legendary SF Photographer David Johnson

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA A new photo library at the Harvey Milk Photo Center will be named for legendary photographer David Johnson, who chronicled Black life in San Francisco in the mid-twentieth century, the San Francisco Recreation and Par...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 19, 2021

Art installation Honoring Black Lives Arrives for Juneteenth

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In commemoration of San Francisco’s Juneteenth holiday, Mayor London N. Breed today unveiled Monumental Reckoning, a two-year art installation in Golden Gate Park honoring Black history and lives.

The piece, by Bay Area artist Dana King, consists...

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Monumental Reckoning Press Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2021

City Breaks Ground on India Basin Shoreline Park

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Contact: Mayor’s Office of Communications, mayorspressoffice@sfgov.org

 

San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed today joined with community members, environmental advocates, and public officials to kick off the resto...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 16, 2021

Coit Tower to Welcome Visitors Again on June 17

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San Francisco, CA — Coit Tower, the iconic white column defining the San Francisco skyline, will welcome visitors Thursday, June 17 for the first time in 15 months, Mayor London N. Breed announced today.

The 210-foot welcoming beacon, wh...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Shoreview Park Re-Opens Following $3.3M Renovation

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA A once-overlooked park in Bayview Hunters Point reopened today with a community celebration after a $3.3 million renovation transformed it into a family-friendly oasis with an adventure playground, the San Francisco R...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 26, 2021

Stern Grove Festival Returns with 2021 Dates

Stern Grove Stage

San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed today announced Stern Grove Festival, the longest-running free outdoor music festival in the Bay Area, will return to Sigmund Stern Grove for its 84th season this summer beginning June 20, 2021....

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 18, 2021

Esprit Park Poised for Robust Renovation

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 18, 2021

Contact:San Francisco Recreation and Park Department

RPDcommunications@sfgov.org

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Esprit Park is one step closer to a $7.7 million renovation designed to balance the needs of it...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 7, 2021

San Francisco Proposes Art Installation to Honor Black Lives, History of African Americans

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Friday, May 7, 2021

Contact: Mayor’s Office of Communications, mayorspressoffice@sfgov.org

 

Video of the proposed installation is available here.

San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed today anno...

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Additional Info... Press Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2021

TPC Harding Park, SF Rec & Park Unveil High-Tech Practice Facility

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For More Media Information:                                         &nb...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 28, 2021

Mayor London Breed Announces Reopening of Remodeled George Christopher Playground

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Contact: Mayor’s Office of Communications, mayorspressoffice@sfgov.org

 

Media: Photos can be found here.

San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed today announced the reopening of the...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2021

City of San Francisco and School District to Host Outdoor Commencements for High Schools

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San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed and Supervisor Ahsha Safaí today announced the City of San Francisco will partner with the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) to host socially-distanced, outdoor commenceme...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 12, 2021

First Indoor Pools to Reopen in Bayview, Sunset

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA Two of San Francisco’s indoor pools are poised to welcome back lap swimmers with reservations and all pools will reopen by mid-June, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today. &nbs...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 19, 2021

RPD and Community Partners Fund New Recreation Center for Sunnydale/Vis Valley

Herz Project

Contact: 

Tamara Aparton, SF Rec and Parks 

415-568-0551; tamara.aparton@sfgov.org

 

Shashi Jivan, Mercy Housing 

510-542-4064; sjivan@mercyhousing.org

San Francisco, CA-- Visitacion Valley and Sunnydale res...

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Herz Recreation Center Project Press Releases
Posted on: March 15, 2021

Mayor London Breed Announces Completion of Garfield Square Recreation Area in the Mission District

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San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed today announced the completion of the newly transformed Garfield Square Park in the Mission District. The facility has a renovated indoor pool, clubhouse, courtyard, and public art installation....

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 3, 2021

SkyStar Wheel to Spin Until 2025 Following Unanimous Approval

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SAN FRANCISCO –  The SkyStar Wheel in Golden Gate Park will be permitted to spin until 2025, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today.  

The Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) voted unanimously this afternoon t...

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Skystar Wheel Tickets Press Releases
Posted on: March 2, 2021

Skystar Wheel to Open Thursday, March 4

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SAN FRANCISCO  — SkyStar Wheel, the 150-ft. tall Observation Wheel located in the Music Concourse of Golden Gate Park, will reopen Thursday, March 4 at noon, SkyStar and the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today. ...

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Reserve Tickets Here Press Releases
Posted on: February 26, 2021

Outdoor Youth Sports to Return to San Francisco with Safety Precautions

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The San Francisco Department of Public Health and Recreation and Park Department today announced the expansion of youth sports in San Francisco. The City’s anticipated reassignment to the red tier next week...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 26, 2021

State-of-the-Art Tennis Center to Open in Golden Gate Park

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San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed today announced the new Lisa & Douglas Goldman Tennis Center in Golden Gate Park will open on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. The $27 million renovation has transformed the legendary Golden Gate P...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 12, 2021

Newly Renovated Willie "Woo Woo' Wong Playground & Clubhouse Opens in Time for Lunar New Year

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San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed today announced the opening of the Willie “Woo Woo” Wong Playground—a center for community engagement and recreation for all ages in the heart of Chinatown. The pla...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 5, 2021

Renovated Golden Gate Park Dog Training Area Opens Saturday

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFeb. 5, 2021

Contact:San Francisco Recreation and Park Department

RPDcommunications@sfgov.org

Renovated Golden Gate Park Dog Training Area Opens Saturday

SF Pups Embark on New Era in Off-Leash Play

SAN FRANCISCO, CA San Francisco...

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Opening Video Press Releases
Posted on: January 28, 2021

Golden Gate Park Observation Wheel Seeks Extension to 2025

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA  The San Francisco Recreation Department will seek to extend the 150-foot SkyStar Observation Wheel’s stay in Golden Gate Park to March 1, 2025 due to the impacts of COVID-19, Rec and Park announced today.&a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 7, 2021

Camp Mather to Remain Closed in 2021

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA  Camp Mather, the City-owned family summer camp in the High Sierra wilderness, will remain closed in 2021 due to Covid-19 risks, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today.

“We know summ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 17, 2020

Local Contractor Approved for Cleanup of India Basin Shoreline

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SAN FRANCISCO – On Thursday, SF Rec and Park moved one step closer to rebuilding and restoring a thriving shoreline at India Basin, which is currently suffering from decades of environmental contamination and industrial deterioration.  ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 10, 2020

French Sculpture La Rose des Vents by Jean-Michel Othoniel Takes Up Permanent Residence in GGP

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Nine months after it was originally scheduled to be permanently installed to coincide with Golden Gate Park's 150th anniversary celebrations in April 2020, the glistening gold sculpture returns to its place in front of the Conservatory of Flowers where it...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 24, 2020

Ropes Challenge Course Opens in McLaren Park

McLaren Ropes Course

A video tour can be found here. B-roll can be arranged Nov. 22, 27, 28

SAN FRANCISCO –  Ten San Franciscans stepped out of their comfort zones and into the treetops at McLaren Park today—climbing, balancing and leaping...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 20, 2020

Mayor London Breed Announces Free Year-Round Admission to Gardens of GGP for Low-Income Families

Japanese Tea Garden

San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed today announced the San Francisco Botanical Garden, Conservatory of Flowers, and the Japanese Tea Garden will offer year-round, free admission to any visitors receiving government food assistanc...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 9, 2020

Flywheel Puts Finishing Touch on Golden Gate Park’s East End Improvements

Flywheel Kiosk

SAN FRANCISCO, CA  Haight Ashbury neighbors and Golden Gate Park lovers are celebrating the completion of a $5.5 million project transforming the eastern edge of Golden Gate Park into a vibrant, pedestrian friendly area, the San Franci...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 30, 2020

Margaret Hayward Playground Reopens

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Note: Photos of the renovation can be found here.

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA  Margaret Hayward Playground reopened today following a $28 million renovation that transformed the beloved 6-acre park in the heart of the Western Addition in...

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Posted on: October 26, 2020

Whimsical Wonderland of Lights Coming to Golden Gate Park

Entwined light display in Golden Gate Park

Note: Renderings of Entwined can be found here.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOct. 26, 2020 

 

Whimsical Wonderland of Lights Coming to Golden Gate Park

‘Entwined’ Art Installation to Close Out 150th Anniversary

 

SAN FRANC...

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Posted on: October 14, 2020

City Playgrounds Reopen

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(Mayor's Press Release)

San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed, San Francisco Recreation and Park Department General Manager Phil Ginsburg, and Director of Health Dr. Grant Colfax today announced the City’s outdoor ...

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Mayor's Press Room Press Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Golden Gate Park ‘Slow Streets’ Creates Virtually Car-Free Route from Ferry Building to Ocean

GGP Car-Free Days

SAN FRANCISCO, CA  Starting today, walkers, bikers, runners and skaters will enjoy a virtually car free route from the east end of Golden Gate Park to the ocean, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today.

Golden G...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 15, 2020

High School Students Make History in Writing Contest

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA –Three history-loving teen writers will be awarded the 2020 Fracchia Prize by San Francisco Mayor London N. Breed and the Golden Gate Park walking tours they designed will be made available to the public for free, the San Franc...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 21, 2020

SF Rec and Park to Offer Low-Cost Outdoor Space for Fitness Providers

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA  Gyms, exercise studios and other fitness providers hit hard by health-mandated closures could inexpensively hold classes outdoors in city parks under a proposed program that would slash licensing costs by more than 9...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 3, 2020

Turk-Hyde Mini Park Re-Opens Following Renovation

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA  Turk-Hyde Mini Park, an oasis for preschoolers and their parents in the heart of the Tenderloin, re-opened with updated play equipment and landscaping, as well as a redesign to make the space more accessible and cond...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 2, 2020

Golden Gate Park to Welcome Five New Bison

Golden Gate Park Bison New 2020

San Francisco, CA – Golden Gate Park’s Bison Paddock is doubling in size, with the addition of five young female bison that will be introduced to the public during a special welcome ceremony on Saturday, April 4, 2020 as part of a park...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 27, 2020

State Awards $8.5 Million for Waterfront Park in India Basin

Looking down a dock out at the water

San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed today announced that funding from a voter-approved bond measure to create new parks and recreation opportunities in underserved communities will contribute to the creation of a new park in San F...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 22, 2020

Focus on Equity Will Increase Access to Camp Mather for Low-Income Residents

Camp Mather Birch Lake

San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed today announced recent initiatives have resulted in expanded access for visitors at Camp Mather, San Francisco’s family camp in the High Sierras. The San Francisco Recreation and Park ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 17, 2019

Community Brings Light to Tenderloin with Holiday Tree Tradition

Boedekker Tree Lighting

SAN FRANCISCO – Joy and neighborhood pride flowed in Boeddeker Park this evening as city leaders joined residents and community groups at the 2nd Annual Tenderloin People’s Holiday Tree Lighting.

State Senator Scott Wiener, Mayor London N. Breed, ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 12, 2019

SF Parks Score High, Continue to Improve in Maintenance, Report Finds

People sitting on benches in an open space

SAN FRANCISCO –San Francisco’s parks were better maintained across the city over the past fiscal year, with less disparity between neighborhoods and continued improvements to formerly lower scoring properties, according to a Controller...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 12, 2019

150-Foot Observation Wheel to Offer ‘Bay to Breakers’ Views for Riders During Golden Gate Park’s 150

observation wheel

San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed today announced an illuminated 150-foot observation wheel is among the attractions being planned for Golden Gate Park’s 150th anniversary in 2020. The wheel will provide riders with sweeping views from th...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 4, 2019

North Beach Celebrates Re-Opening of Washington Square

Ribbon cutting ceremony at Washington Square

SAN FRANCISCO – City officials and neighborhood residents today celebrated the re-opening of iconic Washington Square Park—now greener, drier and more accessible after a $3 million water conservation project that will save 2 million ga...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 19, 2019

Community Celebrates Sport Court Makeover at Potrero Rec Center

Potrero Mayors

SAN FRANCISCO – Getting onto the courts at Potrero Recreation Center is now a whole new game,  thanks to major improvements that will delight both basketball and tennis players.

About 50 neighborhood kids joined Mayor London N.  ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 15, 2019

Sloane Stephens Celebrates Upcoming Tennis Center with SF Kids

Sloane Stephens addressing kids

SAN FRANCISCO – A few miles from the whir of construction at the new Golden Gate Park Tennis Center, about 100 elementary school kids were being coached by one of the top tennis players in the world at Hamilton Recreation Center today.

Sloane Ste...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 9, 2019

New Sports Field Celebrated at Silver Terrace Playground

City staff with kids' team at Silver Terrace Play Fields

SAN FRANCISCO – Bayview neighbors, kids, and city officials were celebrating the ground beneath their feet today with the completion of a major overhaul of Silver Terrace Playground’s athletic field.

The San Francisco Recreation and Par...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 6, 2019

NFL Players, Veterans Attend Day of Service at Alemany Farm

NFL player providing community service

SAN FRANCISCO – Former and current NFL players teamed up with local veterans and their supporters to weed, mulch, plant and build today at the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department’s Alemany Farm.

The San Francisco Recreation and...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 5, 2019

SF Rec and Park Commission to Consider Operator for Golden Gate Park Tennis Center

Aerial view of tennis courts

SAN FRANCISCO – In April, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department broke ground on its project to transform its 125-year-old Golden Gate Park Tennis Center into one of the best public tennis facilities in the nation. On Thursday, Recreat...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2019

Two Hiroshima Survivor Trees Planted in Japanese Tea Garden

People planting Hiroshima survivor trees in tea garden

SAN FRANCISCO – Two second generation saplings—descendants of ginkgo trees that survived the nuclear blast on Hiroshima—were planted at the Japanese Tea Garden today in a ceremony that also honored former U.S. Secretary of St...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2019

Kaiser Permanente Contributes $1.6 Million to Provide Safe and Imaginative Playgrounds for San Franc

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SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco’s playgrounds are getting a major boost thanks to a $1.6 million contribution by Kaiser Permanente to the LetsPlaySF! campaign, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today.

The LetsPlaySF! campaign, a part...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 5, 2019

‘Presidio Wall Playground’ Moves Forward to Replace Julius Kahn

Julius Kahn Playground sign

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Commission’s Operations Committee today voted to recommend “Presidio Wall Playground” replace the name of the current Julius Kahn Playground.

Presidio Wall was th...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 4, 2019

Community Celebrates Renovation of Potrero Hill Rec Center Grounds

Potrero Mayors

SAN FRANCISCO – Revamped athletic fields, new sports equipment, improved lighting and accessible pathways were among the major improvements unveiled by the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department today at the Potrero Hill Recreation Center....

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 23, 2019

State Conservation Grants to Benefit Kids, Seniors, Snakes

light in the Trees

SAN FRANCISCO – Local children, seniors and—yes—snakes will be among the beneficiaries of state conservation grants totaling more than $400,000, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today.

SF Rec and Park’s McLaren Park Visitacion Ave...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 16, 2019

Due South Concert Series to be Held at McLaren Park

Due South

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department, San Francisco Parks Alliance, District 11 Supervisor Ahsha Safai, and Noise Pop are excited to announce the inaugural season of the Due South Concert Series.  Due South is a new s...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 15, 2019

Alice Chalmers Playground Receives $30,000 for Makeover

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department has been selected to receive a $30,000 play space grant from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and The Walt Disney Company.

Rec and Parks will use the funding towa...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 14, 2019

SF Rec and Parks Head Phil Ginsburg Appointed to State Parks Commission

Phil Ginsburg

SAN FRANCISCO – Phil Ginsburg, general manager of the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department for the past decade, will bring his expertise to the state park system as well.

Governor Gavin Newsom appointed Ginsburg, 52, to the California Sta...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 29, 2019

New Sport Courts Open at Hayes Valley Playground

People with basketballs on Hayes Valley Court

SAN FRANCISCO—Renovated sport courts, including a unique basketball court that doubles as colorful street art, opened amid a community celebration today at the Hayes Valley Playground.

Improvements to the basketball court, including a colorful co...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 15, 2019

In Chan Kaajal Community Garden Wins Livability Award

Flowers at In Chan Kaajal community garden

SAN FRANCISCO – These days, In Chan Kaajal Community Garden is cultivating more than carrots and corn for the Mission District. On Sunday, the community garden located on 17th and Folsom received the Livability Award for its role in creating a c...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 12, 2019

Coit Tower Café to Open at Iconic Landmark

Coit Tower

Coit Tower Café, located in a kiosk steps away from the San Francisco skyline’s 210-foot welcoming beacon, will open today, Friday, July 12. Operated by Acquolina Restaurant in North Beach, Coit Tower Café will also feature...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 3, 2019

Street Soccer to Kick Off Sunday at Civic Center

Youth playing soccer

The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department is preparing to transform Fulton Street between the Asian Art Museum and Main Library into a temporary street soccer installation that will serve the diverse community of the Civic Center area.

Two modular t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 27, 2019

TPC Harding Park Hosts Inaugural SF Pride Golf Tournament

People playing golf

SAN FRANCISCO—LGBTQ golfers and allies gathered on the green Wednesday for the first-ever San Francisco Pride Pro-Am Golf Tournament, a historic fundraiser at TPC Harding Park.

The inaugural event was hosted by TPC Harding Park in partnership wit...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 26, 2019

World Cup Fever! SF Rec and Park Adds Additional Watch Party Friday for USA v. France

San Francisco Civic Center Park

SAN FRANCISCO—As the competition heats up, the San Francisco Recreation and Park department today announced an additional free, live FIFA Women’s World Cup viewing party to be held this Friday, June 28.

This bonus screening, held in par...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2020

New Mural on Historic Shipwright’s Cottage Celebrates India Basin Community

India Basin Mural

SAN FRANCISCO – Amid a neighborhood celebration, city officials today unveiled a new mural celebrating the Bayview-Hunters Point community on a historic building that will become an integral part of its future. The block party featured ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 30, 2019

Women’s World Cup to Play Live on the Big Screen at SF Parks

People watching the World Cup on an outdoor screen

SAN FRANCISCO—Looking for a way to kick off summer? The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department is hosting free, live FIFA Women’s World Cup viewing parties in this June and July.

The events, held in partnership with the S...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 15, 2019

2019 Conservatory Lighting and Summer Solstice Concert Announced

People seated on the Conservatory lawn

Psychedelic Photosynthesis and Surrealistic Summer Solstice Jam 3

  • June 19, 6-10pm
  • Conservatory lighting at approximately 9:15pm

SAN FRANCISCO– Join us for the 3rd annual outtasight, flower-powered night under the stars as we kick off summer with th...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 14, 2019

Plans Brewing for Flywheel Coffee Kiosk in Golden Gate Park’s East End

Coffee beans

SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Recreation and Park officials this week are expected to approve plans for a food and beverage kiosk at the eastern entrance of Golden Gate Park, the latest in a series of planned improvements in the area.

The San Fra...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 25, 2019

SF Recreation and Park Department Breaks Ground on Five Playgrounds

City staff interacting with group of children

SAN FRANCISCO – Under the watchful eyes of 45 preschoolers, city officials and community members broke ground today on five playground renovations—a major milestone in a project that promises to transform 13 timeworn play areas used by...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 17, 2019

SF Rec and Parks Breaks Ground on $27M Tennis Center

City staff and kids at GGP Tennis Center Groundbreaking

SAN FRANCISCO – Tennis enthusiasts of all ages gathered today with City officials, the Tennis Coalition of San Francisco, and the San Francisco Parks Alliance to celebrate a new era for public tennis in San Francisco with the groundbreaking of t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2019

McLaren Park Welcomes Improved Community Garden, New Rain Garden

People gathered around a table looking at produce

The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department’s McLaren Community Garden re-opened with additional plots to accommodate four times the number of gardeners. The renovated site, at the west end of Leland Avenue, also features a new greenhouse, ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 14, 2019

Randall Museum Science Fair Winners Head to State Championships

Science Fair

More than 160 students from San Francisco’s public and private schools competed in this year’s San Francisco Middle School Science Fair. Students from Roosevelt Middle School, St. Philip the Apostle, and Notre Dame des Victoires took f...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 27, 2019

SF Rec and Park Rolls Out 10 New Sport Wheelchairs for Public Use

Men in wheelchairs playing basketball

SAN FRANCISCO – City officials, wheelchair basketball athletes, and South of Market community members on Wednesday celebrated the addition of 10 new custom sport wheelchairs at Gene Friend Recreation Center—part of the San Francisco Re...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2020

India Basin Project Receives $5 Million in Funding

Looking down a dock out at the water

The San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority on Friday approved the funds for the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department to remediate and restore the soft-bottom intertidal and subtidal habitat and remove dilapidated structures at 900 Innes Ave. &...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 22, 2019

New Trail Through Oak Woodlands Dedicated to Phil Arnold

Phil Arnold Trail Opening

SAN FRANCISCO San Francisco Recreation and Park Department today unveiled its new main trail through the Oak Woodlands of Golden Gate Park, dedicating the scenic path to Phil Arnold, a longtime advocate for local parks, open space, and...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 14, 2019

Stern Grove Tops List of 2018 Nuptial Spots

Paved trail winding through the trees

SAN FRANCISCO – Sixty-one couples tied the knot amid the towering trees of Stern Grove last year, making it the most popular San Francisco park in which to wed in 2018.

On Valentine’s Day, the San Francisco Recreation and Park ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 13, 2019

SF Residents: Parks Make City More Livable

People walking on a paved walkway flanked by foliage

SAN FRANCISCO –– Seventy eight percent of San Franciscans think the condition of the city’s parks are improving, a bright spot in poll results measuring the public’s satisfaction with city services and issues.

The&am...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 24, 2019

Restroom Monitor Program Expands to Seven Additional Park Locations

SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco will dramatically boost the number of park restrooms staffed by trained monitors, part of the City’s commitment to improving quality of life in neighborhoods most in need.

The San Francisco Human Services Commission t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 17, 2019

Recreation and Park Commission Approves Outside Lands Contract Extension

Large crowd and stage at Outside Lands festival

The agreement, which will now go before the San Francisco Board of Supervisors for final approval, extends the contract to 2031. Outside Lands, which highlights the City’s music, arts and culinary offerings, draws more than 2 million visitors an...

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Press Releases

News Flash

Posted on: April 26, 2021

Richmond Playground Project Update 4/26!!

Capital Project Update

Design work on the Richmond Playground renovation is temporarily halted but we are hopeful that the project can resume shortly. This snag will likely push the project schedule back at least one month. Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to the ren...

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Additional Info... Richmond Playground Renovation- Let'sPlaySF!
Posted on: February 9, 2021

Richmond playground Project Update 2/9!

Capital Project Update

The concept design for Richmond Playground is complete! The concept has been granted all of the necessary approvals to move into the next phase, during which the design team will get into more detail on how exactly this amazing new playground will be buil...

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Additional Info... Richmond Playground Renovation- Let'sPlaySF!
Posted on: September 21, 2020

Richmond Playground Concept Design Moving Forward 9/21!

Capital Project Update

Thank you so much to all who attended the third and final community workshop and to all who have contributed feedback along the way. On August 13th we held a final community workshop to celebrate and gather feedback on the final concept design for Richmon...

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Richmond Playground Renovation- Let'sPlaySF!
Posted on: August 6, 2020

Join us to discuss the final concept design for Richmond Playground!

Capital Project Update

Please join us for a final community meeting to celebrate and discuss the final concept design for the upcoming renovation of the play area at Richmond Playground. This virtual meeting will be the final of three community events hosted by SF Rec and Parks...

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Richmond Playground Renovation- Let'sPlaySF!
Posted on: January 27, 2020

Richmond Playground Open House and Design Workshop

Capital Project Update

Please join us for an Open House and informal design workshop!

Give your input on concept designs for the upcoming renovation of the play area at Richmond Playground. The Open House will be an opportunity to express your priorities regarding playground the...

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Richmond Playground Renovation- Let'sPlaySF!
Posted on: December 11, 2019

Richmond Playground Open House- Thank You!

Capital Project Update

We had a wonderful Public Open House on November 2nd! About 50 people stopped by on a sunny Saturday morning to participate in the project by learning about the scope, making suggestions for park design and programming, voting on site elements, and engagi...

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Richmond Playground Renovation- Let'sPlaySF!
Posted on: November 2, 2019

Richmond Playground Open House

Capital Project Update

Recreation and Parks hosted an Open House regarding the upcoming renovation of the play area at Richmond Playground. The event included activities and information about the project, followed by a discussion about what you would like to see happen with the...

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Richmond Playground Renovation- Let'sPlaySF!

News Flash

Posted on: October 27, 2018

Successful Community Meeting

Capital Project Update

Saturday July 28th the Planning and Recreation and Park Departments hosted a meeting to discuss the Schlage Lock development project and plans for use of development impact fees in Visitacion Valley. 

Meeting information

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Schlage Lock Park Project

News Flash

Posted on: October 13, 2020

Sergeant John Macaulay Playground ready for opening!

Capital Project Update

The site is getting final touches to be ready for opening. The community can look forward to a brand-new site, including new swings, a ship-themed play structure, new plantings, seating and art throughout! Thank you to all who have participated in the dev...

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Additional Info... Sgt. John Macaulay Park Renovation
Posted on: March 31, 2020

Sergeant J Macaulay Park Construction is Nearing Completion!

Capital Project Update

Sergeant J Macaulay Park is getting the final touches as we look towards the end of construction. If you’ve passed by recently, you will have noticed the bright red, ship-inspired playset that adorns the corner of the park. Within the past week,...

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Sgt. John Macaulay Park Renovation
Posted on: March 5, 2020

SGT MACAULAY PARK NEARING COMPLETION

Capital Project Update

The park is quickly headed toward completion as the play features are currently being installed. The most exciting of which is the custom ship play component! Within the next month, final paving will be installed, in addition to play surfacing and landsca...

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Sgt. John Macaulay Park Renovation
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Construction Photos DEC 2019

Capital Project Update

Some exciting updates; see below: 

Formwork for curved concrete seatwalls. The area in between will be the sloped walkway to the upper play area. 

Concrete retaining wall which will contain the upper play area. 

Concrete seatwalls ...

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Sgt. John Macaulay Park Renovation
Posted on: October 18, 2019

Construction Update OCT 2019

Capital Project Update

Construction is in “full swing” at the park. Within the next month, much construction activity will be occurring, particularly concrete walls and paving, so you’ll start to see the park really take shape! Here are some photos...

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Sgt. John Macaulay Park Renovation
Posted on: June 17, 2019

Construction Begins!

Capital Project Update

We are in the exciting times as work on the ground has officially begun. Demolition will begin with removing the old play equipment, play surfacing and underlying concrete, as well as interior curbs, then will move to tree removal. As construction progres...

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Sgt. John Macaulay Park Renovation

News Flash

Posted on: March 1, 2021

Construction in the final stretch at Shoreview Park (3/2/21)

Capital Project Update

The project has experienced significant delays due to COVID-19, winter rain, and subcontractor scheduling challenges, but construction is over three quarters complete at Shoreview Park and there is a solid plan for finishing work in early spring.

Exciting ...

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Additional Info... Shoreview Park Renovation Project
Posted on: May 28, 2020

Shoreview Park Project Update 5/28!

Capital Project Update

The $1,784,000 contract awarded to JDB & Sons Construction for Shoreview Park Renovation Project started construction on November 18, 2019 and is currently 45% complete. The original substantial completion date of June 14, 2020 is extended to October ...

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Shoreview Park Renovation Project
Posted on: October 16, 2019

Shoreview Groundbreaking Event

Capital Project Update

Amid a community celebration,  the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department broke ground today on a project that will transform Shoreview Park in the Bayview into a well-lit, accessible oasis for children to play and families to gather.

The $3...

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Shoreview Park Renovation Project
Posted on: August 14, 2019

Shoreview Park Renovation Update

Capital Project Update

We are happy to inform on the progress and next steps of the Shoreview Park Renovation Project. After a widespread community outreach and engagement from October 2017 to February 2018 to jointly develop the conceptual design for renovation, the Recreation...

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Shoreview Park Renovation Project
Posted on: June 15, 2019

Community Day

Capital Project Update

Join us at Hilltop Park (La Salle and Whitney Young Circle) to commemorate the upcoming renovation of Shoreview Park! Bring the family and climb high above the Bayview on our mobile rock wall! For more information, contact Paulina Araica here or ...

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Shoreview Park Renovation Project

News Flash

Posted on: March 12, 2021

Ocean Beach Climate Change Adaptation Project Update 3/11!

Capital Project Update

There are two upcoming opportunities to provide public comment on this project. . .

There are two upcoming opportunities to provide public comment on this project.  We will be presenting the overall concept plan for this project for Civic Design Review of the San Francisco Arts Commission on Monday, March 15th at 2 pm. ...

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Additional Info... South Ocean Beach Project
Posted on: February 18, 2021

Ocean Beach Climate Change Adaptation Project Update 2/18!

Capital Project Update

Thank you to the 90+ community members who joined us for . . .

Thank you to the 90+ community members who joined us for the December 2020 Virtual Community Meeting, and contributed comments and questions! 

Click  here for the 12/3/2020 Virtual Community Meeting Notes, including a summary of all quest...

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Additional Info... South Ocean Beach Project
Posted on: November 19, 2020

Please Join us for Virtual Community Meeting on Upcoming Ocean Beach Project

Capital Project Update

Please join the City’s multi-agency virtual community meeting to . . .

Please join the City’s multi-agency virtual community meeting to learn more about the proposed South Ocean Beach Multi-Use Trail Project!

Together with the SF Public Utility Commission, this proposed Recreation and Parks project will replace the ...

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Additional Info... South Ocean Beach Project
Posted on: November 4, 2020

Check out the Discussion on South Ocean Beach Project with SPUR

Capital Project Update

Check out the panel discussion on the project . . .

Thanks for your interest in the project. This panel discussion will give you more information, click here to read more and view.

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Additional Info... South Ocean Beach Project
Posted on: October 7, 2020

Ocean Beach Climate Adaptation Project Update 10/7!

Capital Project Update

Planning and design is ongoing for this project . . .

Planning and design is ongoing for this project and we are planning on holding a community meeting in December.

Additional Info... South Ocean Beach Project

News Flash

Posted on: July 22, 2021

South Sunset Fields Construction Update 7/22/21!

Capital Project Update

The construction contract has been awarded to OBS Engineering Inc. and construction activities will start on site in early August. . .

The construction contract has been awarded to OBS Engineering Inc. and construction activities will start on site in early August. We expect the project to be complete by this winter.

Additional Info... South Sunset Rec Synthetic Turf Replacement Project

News Flash

Posted on: July 7, 2021

Stern Grove Playground Virtual Community Meeting #2 (7/21 at 5pm)

Capital Project Update

Join us for the second community meeting for the Stern Grove Playground Renovation Project. We invite you to share input and feedback on proposed playground design options. The playground is part of the Let’sPlaySF! Initiative, a partnership between the R...

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Additional Info... Stern Grove Playground Renovation
Posted on: March 8, 2021

POSTPONED - Stern Grove Virtual Community Meeting 3/25 at 5 pm!

Capital Project Update

Join us for the second community meeting for the Stern Grove Playground Renovation Project. We invite you to share input and feedback on proposed playground design options. The playground is part of the Let’sPlaySF! Initiative, a partnership between the R...

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Additional Info... Stern Grove Playground Renovation
Posted on: January 25, 2021

Stern Grove Virtual Community Meeting 2/18 at 5 pm!

Capital Project Update

We hope you can join us for the first of many virtual meetings to discuss the renovation of the playground at Stern Grove. The playground is part of the Let’sPlaySF! Initiative, a partnership between the Recreation and Park Department and the Sa...

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Additional Info... Stern Grove Playground Renovation
Posted on: January 19, 2021

Stern Grove Playground Survey is Now Closed Thank you!

Capital Project Update

The Stern Grove Playground Community Survey is now open!

 

The San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department (RPD) is pleased to kick-off the Stern Grove Playground Renovation Project. The play area at Stern Grove is about to undergo a renovation, ...

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Stern Grove Playground Renovation

News Flash

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: March 2, 2020

TURK-HYDE MINI PARK REOPENS!

Capital Project Update

Turk-Hyde Mini Park looks forward to it’s grand reopening! The Park will be open to the public after the grand opening celebration on Monday, 3/2/20. The newly renovated space includes beautiful plantings, boulder terrace, new play equipment, se...

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Turk-Hyde Mini Park Improvement Project
Posted on: December 4, 2019

TURK-HYDE CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

Capital Project Update

A view of the boulder terrace. It will be surrounded by shade trees once complete. 

New concrete seat wall and boulder terrace. 

Footings for the shade structure with hanging benches. 

Concrete seatwall formwork. The area in the fo...

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Turk-Hyde Mini Park Improvement Project
Posted on: October 18, 2019

TURK-HYDE CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

Capital Project Update

Construction is in “full swing” at the park. Within the next month, much construction activity will be occurring, particularly concrete walls, paving, and the boulder terrace, so you’ll start to see the park really take shape...

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Turk-Hyde Mini Park Improvement Project
Posted on: June 17, 2019

CONSTRUCTION BEGINS AT TURK-HYDE MINI PARK

Capital Project Update

We are in the exciting times as work on the ground has officially begun. All major demolition is complete and next up is utility work. Stay tuned for more updates and, as always, please contact the project manager with any questions. We will be sure to po...

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Turk-Hyde Mini Park Improvement Project

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: June 22, 2021

Construction begins at VMD on Monday, June 28!

Capital Project Update

Your Victoria Manalo Draves lighting upgrades and park improvements are coming soon! Rec and Park has been working on final preparations with our contractor . . .

Your Victoria Manalo Draves lighting upgrades and park improvements are coming soon! Rec and Park has been working on final preparations with our contractor Cazadoro Construction, Inc. for the past month, and the builders will take control of the park and...

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Additional Info... Victoria Manalo Draves (VMD) Park Upgrades
Posted on: June 1, 2021

Construction starting soon at Victoria Manalo Draves Park in SOMA

Capital Project Update

The Recreation and Parks Department has executed a construction contract with Cazadoro Construction, Inc. for a summer renovation of Victoria Manalo Draves Park in SOMA.

The Recreation and Parks Department has executed a construction contract with Cazadoro Construction, Inc. for a summer renovation of Victoria Manalo Draves Park in SOMA. The work includes the addition of sports lighting at the ballfield and basketball cou...

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Additional Info... Victoria Manalo Draves (VMD) Park Upgrades

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: February 7, 2020

WASHINGTON SQUARE UPDATE- FEB 2020

Capital Project Update

What’s going on with the grass at Washington Square? 

You may have noticed areas of grass are sometimes cordoned off at Washington Square this winter. Here’s the good news: It is temporary and normal while the sod is in its roo...

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Washington Square Water Conservation Project
Posted on: December 11, 2019

WASHINGTON SQUARE REOPENS- DEC 2019

Capital Project Update

Washington Square Park is now open!  And thank you to all of the partners that helped to make this a great project. See the piece John King wrote about it in the Chronicle here.

Thanks to all who came to the ribbon cutting ceremony and cel...

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Washington Square Water Conservation Project
Posted on: July 15, 2019

WASHINGTON SQUARE CONSTRUCTION UPDATE- JUL 2019

Capital Project Update

We are in the third week of construction on the Washington Square project. Azul Works has been making great progress and tree protection fencing was installed during the first week to define the areas where hand excavation is required. In the photo below ...

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Washington Square Water Conservation Project
Posted on: June 17, 2019

WASHINGTON SQUARE CLOSURE- JUN 2019

Capital Project Update

Washington Square Water Conservation Project set to begin this week. Construction fencing will be installed around the lawn and pathways for the Washington Square project on June 20.  During construction, the playground and restrooms will remain ...

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Washington Square Water Conservation Project

News Flash

Posted on: April 16, 2021

Temporary Playground Closure Apr 26-27 and Donor Recognition Tile Installation Complete

Capital Project Update

The West Portal Playground (Children’s Play Area Only) will be temporarily closed April 26 through sometime on April 27 as we do some safety surfacing repairs. The playground is being fenced to allow the surfacing repairs to cure properly. Pleas...

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Additional Info... West Portal Playground Renovation- Let'sPlaySF!
Posted on: March 19, 2021

West Portal Playground Project Update 3/19/21!!

Capital Project Update

We hope you are enjoying the recently renovated West Portal Playground! We have received some concerns about the functioning of the merry-go-round at the playground. Our contractor and subcontractors have visited the site to check the merry-go-round and w...

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Additional Info... West Portal Playground Renovation- Let'sPlaySF!
Posted on: December 3, 2020

West Portal Playground: Update on Temporary Closure of Children’s Play Area This Week

Capital Project Update

The West Portal Playground (Children’s Play Area Only) was temporarily closed today (Thursday, December 3) for some work on the perimeter fencing.

 

The playground will re-open by 5 pm today.  Contractor staff will be on site on ...

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West Portal Playground Renovation- Let'sPlaySF!
Posted on: December 2, 2020

West Portal Playground: Temporary Closure of Children’s Play Area This Week

Capital Project Update

The West Portal Playground (Children’s Play Area Only) will be temporarily closed this week as we do some work on the perimeter fencing. Please consider using this alternative playground: Larsen Playground (850 Vicente St) 

 

The...

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West Portal Playground Renovation- Let'sPlaySF!
Posted on: October 14, 2020

Children’s Play Area Now Open at West Portal Playground!

Capital Project Update

The contractor has a few minor items remaining, including some work around the playground fencing. This may require closure of the children’s play area for 1-2 days, which we’re targeting for the last week in October. Thanks for your p...

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Additional Info... West Portal Playground Renovation- Let'sPlaySF!
Posted on: October 9, 2020

West Portal Playground Project Update 10/8!

Capital Project Update

The restored field, as well as the nature exploration area, picnic area, and clubhouse restrooms, are now open (as of September 17)!  The children’s play area will be opened to the public pending confirmation with public health officials (anticip...

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Additional Info... West Portal Playground Renovation- Let'sPlaySF!
Posted on: May 6, 2020

West Portal Playground Project is Nearing Completion!

Capital Project Update

We are excited to report that the renovation of the West Portal Playground is nearing completion. Please stay tuned as we work to figure out what that means while we are still under Stay at Home public health directive. Here are some specifics:

  • Playground ...
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West Portal Playground Renovation- Let'sPlaySF!
Posted on: January 29, 2020

Playground Equipment Installation

Capital Project Update

The playground is looking colorful, as the contractor has begun installing playground equipment! Once they complete playground equipment installation, they will be starting on the nature exploration area. Stay tuned for more updates.

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West Portal Playground Renovation- Let'sPlaySF!
Posted on: November 21, 2019

Tennis Court Lighting Restored

Capital Project Update

Tennis court lighting has been restored at West Portal Playground, covering both night time and morning hours. Thank you for your patience and please reach out with any questions regarding playground renovation construction to Melinda.Sullivan@sfgov.org o...

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West Portal Playground Renovation- Let'sPlaySF!
Posted on: October 24, 2019

Tennis Court Lighting Out of Service

Capital Project Update

Due to construction activities, including the need to get waterproofing work done as soon as possible, tennis court lighting is temporarily out of service. We are working to reinstate lighting as quickly as we can, anticipated sometime in November 2019.

We...

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West Portal Playground Renovation- Let'sPlaySF!
Posted on: October 22, 2019

Construction Update

Capital Project Update

Construction is moving along on West Portal Playground renovation. The contractor is finishing up with demolition work and preparing to pour the first concrete walls and complete waterproofing scope. The Rec and Park and Public Works team has been coordin...

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West Portal Playground Renovation- Let'sPlaySF!
Posted on: September 26, 2019

Construction to Start

Capital Project Update

After a successful “Play Day” on Saturday, September 21, we are excited to report that construction will start on the playground renovation this coming week of September 30.  Rec and Park and Public Works project team members ...

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West Portal Playground Renovation- Let'sPlaySF!

News Flash

Posted on: February 18, 2021

Willie "Woo Woo" Wong Playground is Now Open!

Capital Project Update

We’re excited to have opened the Willie “Woo Woo” Wong Playground on February 12, 2021 to help kick-off the Year of the Ox!  Thank you to everyone who made this renovation possible. We sincerely hope you enjoy this u...

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Additional Info... Willie "Woo Woo" Wong Playground Improvement Project
Posted on: January 14, 2021

Willie "Woo Woo" Wong is Almost Complete!

Capital Project Update

We are very close to finishing construction and opening the park again! The pagoda has a fresh coat of paint, the clubhouse’s wood bleachers are sparkling, and the hummingbirds are loving the new plants. There are only minor details left to comp...

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Additional Info... Willie "Woo Woo" Wong Playground Improvement Project
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Willie "Woo Woo" Wong Playground Update 9/18!

Capital Project Update

The Willie “Woo Woo” Wong project is quickly approaching completion! Here are a few recent photographs from the site. If you are in the neighborhood, peek through the windows on Waverly to see inside the clubhouse, the beautiful new mu...

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Willie "Woo Woo" Wong Playground Improvement Project
Posted on: May 1, 2020

Willie "Woo Woo" Wong Play Equipment Installed!

Capital Project Update

The custom play equipment has been installed and looks incredible.  We hope you enjoy these "sneak peeks" of the future children’s play area.

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Willie "Woo Woo" Wong Playground Improvement Project
Posted on: April 17, 2020

Willie “Woo Woo” Wong Playground – Play Equipment Delivery

Capital Project Update

The playground construction is continuing, with an exciting feature arriving next week – the custom play equipment! Here’s a sneak peak of the equipment being loaded onto the delivery truck.

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Willie "Woo Woo" Wong Playground Improvement Project
Posted on: February 13, 2019

Construction Update FEB 2019

Capital Project Update

Demolition is complete and the site is now nearly a clean slate. After a hiatus for Chinese New Year, we are now beginning foundation work both in the building (what’s left of it!) and outdoors as well for the walls and ramps. After this work is...

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Willie "Woo Woo" Wong Playground Improvement Project
Posted on: October 18, 2018

Construction Underway

Capital Project Update

If you have walked by the park lately, you will have noticed big changes! Site demolition is well underway, and work inside the building will begin within two weeks. Concrete demolition will continue into November, after which things should quiet down a b...

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Willie "Woo Woo" Wong Playground Improvement Project
Posted on: September 7, 2018

Construction Begins!

Capital Project Update

As you may have seen, construction has just gotten underway at the park. The Construction fence is up and play equipment has been salvaged for reuse in other parks (including Portsmouth Square). Passersby may not see much outdoor activity since work in Se...

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Willie "Woo Woo" Wong Playground Improvement Project

News Flash

Posted on: January 6, 2020

Construction Update JAN 2020

Capital Project Update

Contractors have begun removing the old synthetic turf and infill at the soccer field.  Other improvements around the soccer field include replacing the fencing, installing new lights, repairing the bleachers and repainting the restroom.

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Youngblood Coleman Synthetic Turf Replacement Project
Posted on: July 11, 2019

Construction Award Update

Capital Project Update

The construction contract for this project has been awarded to Robert A. Bothman Construction Corporation and Yerba Buena Engineering. Work will commence in December 2019 and will run approximately 4 months.

Thank you for your patience while we complete th...

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Youngblood Coleman Synthetic Turf Replacement Project
Posted on: January 10, 2019

Preparing to Bid

Capital Project Update

We are in the home stretch of preparing the bid package and plan to put this project out to bid by the end of January.

Construction is anticipated to start in December 2019 and will run approximately 4 months.

Youngblood Coleman Synthetic Turf Replacement Project
Posted on: October 23, 2018

Design Underway OCT 2018

Capital Project Update

Verde Design, Inc. is moving along with the design of this project and we will be reviewing 90% construction documents shortly.

Youngblood Coleman Synthetic Turf Replacement Project