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Posted on: January 23, 2024 | Last Modified on: June 20, 2023

McLaren Trails Improvement Project | Tree work starts along Visitacion Ave the week of February 19

Capital Project Update

For the last four years, the Recreation and Park Department has been engaging neighbors and other stakeholders, developing designs, and working through regulatory compliance for priority trail improvements and natural features restoration in McLaren Park....

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Posted on: July 20, 2023

Louis Sutter Playground | Path improvements complete | Construction update July 2023

Capital Project Update

Our replacement of a failed asphalt pathway south of Louis Sutter Playground is now complete! The fencing has been removed, large logs are in position to prevent vehicle access, and the adjacent area is prepared for future planting. This new Outdoor Recre...

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Posted on: July 7, 2023

Louis Sutter Playground | Construction update July 2023

Capital Project Update

Hello neighbors! A quick construction update on Louis Sutter Playground. We passed our accessibility inspections and construction fencing is coming down soon. You will see ongoing planting work after the fencing is removed, but we’re excited to ...

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Posted on: July 5, 2023

Complete the McLaren Park 2020 Bond Planning priorities survey

Capital Project Update

Happy summer, McLaren Park neighbors and visitors!

We’ve created a new map-based survey to collect your thoughts on possible programming, infrastructure, and connectivity improvements in John McLaren Park.

Please take 15-20 minutes over the next s...

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Posted on: June 14, 2023

Shelley Promenade Project in McLaren Park | Reminder: Proposal at Rec & Parks Commission tomorrow

Capital Project Update

Shelley Promenade Project in McLaren Park – Recreation and Parks Commission – June 15, 2023, 10:00 a.m.

 The Recreation and Parks Commission will hear the proposed Shelley Promenade Project tomorrow at 10:00 a.m.

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Posted on: May 25, 2023

Shelley Promenade Project in McLaren Park | Proposal goes to Recreation and Parks Commission in June

Capital Project Update

Shelley Promenade Project in McLaren Park – Recreation and Parks Commission – Operations Committee, June 1, 2023

 The Operations Committee of the Recreation and Parks Commission will hear the proposed Shelley Promenade...

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Posted on: March 24, 2023

McLaren Trails design is underway! Virtual meeting, 4/11 at 6pm

Capital Project Update

We have been working on environmental compliance for the McLaren Trails project, which is complicated, as most of the trail work falls within natural resource management areas and under that Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Natural Resources Mana...

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Posted on: March 23, 2023

Virtual Community Meeting, April 11 | McLaren 2020 Bond – Possible Projects and Priorities

Capital Project Update

McLaren 2020 Bond – Possible Projects and Priorities

Virtual Community Meeting

April 11th, at 6:00 pm

Join Zoom Meeting

https://bit.ly/mclarenmtg41123

Meeting ID: 861 9658 9635     Passcode: 386700

Dial in: 669.900.6833

The project te...

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Posted on: March 8, 2023

SF Rec and Park Commission Meeting at Joe Lee Rec Center | March 16 at 10 a.m.

Capital Project Update

Come meet your Recreation and Park Commissioners at our offsite Commission meeting at Joe Lee Rec Center!

March 16, 2023 | 10 a.m. | Joe Lee Recreation Center, 1598 Oakdale Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94124

Agenda and meeting info can be found at sfrecpark.or...

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Posted on: February 24, 2023

Louis Sutter Playground update | February 2023

Capital Project Update

Construction is underway south of Louis Sutter Playground! We are removing a failing pathway and grading the hillside to achieve an easy slope from the parking lot to the existing path between Dwight and the Hidden Bridges. This is the first segment of a ...

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Posted on: December 1, 2022

McLaren Park Trails Project Presentation to Commission on 12/7!

Capital Project Update

The final draft conceptual design for the McLaren Trails Priority Improvements project will be presented to the Recreation and Parks Capital Committee next Wednesday 12/7 at 2pm. Connection details are at the bottom of this post.

A summary of the project s...

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Posted on: October 12, 2022

Presentation of the McLaren Trails final draft plans, Monday 10/17/2022 at 6:30pm

Capital Project Update

Thanks to everyone who attended trail walks or otherwise shared dialogue with staff this summer, as we continue to refine the concept design for priority trail improvements and enhancement of natural features in McLaren Park.

You can click these links to r...

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Posted on: June 29, 2022

Trail walks in McLaren Park 6/29 and 7/14

Capital Project Update

Recreation & Parks is hosting two trail walks to share proposed priority trail improvements, highlight natural resources, and hear park user suggestions for signage that will help people navigate and appreciate McLaren Park. We will also discuss propo...

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Posted on: June 13, 2022

McLaren Trails Project Walk POSTPONED for the June 14th event

Capital Project Update

We apologize for the inconvenience as our Project Manager is out sick. We will be postponing the June 14th 8:30 am site walk, but will still be moving forward with the 29th. We will reschedule as soon as possible.

Thanks for your continued interest in McLa...

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Posted on: June 3, 2022

Trail Walks in McLaren Park, June 14th (Postponed) and June 29th!

Capital Project Update

Kickoff summer with some time out in nature and join us for one or two upcoming walks through McLaren Park!  

Our McLaren Trails project team will be sharing proposed priority trail improvements in four areas of the park, as identified in the 2017...

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Posted on: March 25, 2022

Volunteers on Saturdays at the McLaren Native Plant Garden

Capital Project Update

Interested in helping improve our parks? Volunteer at the McLaren Park Native Plant Garden in Visitacion Valley on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The garden is located on Visitacion Avenue across from Herz Playground. Work will include moving mulch ...

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Posted on: February 9, 2022

Trails update and Visitacion Ave Streetscape Meeting 2/10

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The McLaren Trails Priority Improvements project team has been working with the Planning Department on environmental compliance, thoroughly reviewing the proposed trail improvements and natural features restoration work alongside the activities previously...

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Posted on: November 16, 2021

Construction at the McLaren Park Native Plant Garden will begin this week!

Capital Project Update

The McLaren Park Native Plant Garden will showcase the benefits of California Native Plants, beautify the Visitacion Avenue corridor, increase public access and participation, and provide a venue for outdoor education. Click here to view the site plan.

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Posted on: August 12, 2021

McLaren Park Native Plant Garden Project Plans

Capital Project Update

The McLaren Park Native Plant Garden transforms a blighted and hazardous corner of McLaren Park into a functional open space, providing a safe resource for recreation and environmental education about the value of planting native plants throughout the Cit...

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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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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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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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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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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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