New landscaping plan proposed for Alamo Square


On August 7, SF Rec and Park Project Manager Marvin Yee ( will present to the SF Rec and Park Commission a proposal for a new irrigation system at Alamo Square, which will also include a new water conservation landscaping plan.

Alamo Square Park is currently mostly covered with grass needing regular maintenance.  Under the proposal, most of it will be replanted with similar grass (shown in light green on the map above). The entrances to the park will be be planted with flowering shrubs (in orange on the map) or cherry trees (at Steiner and Grove, and at Fulton and Pierce).

Steep slopes will be replanted either with grasses that require little or no mowing or with native shrubs and mulch (“Slope Planting” shown in dark purple on the map), mainly along the Fulton Street and Scott Street sides of the park.  The options are presented below, with the ‘no-mow grass’ being Rec and Park staff’s preferred option.

ASNA Board members in attendance at community meetings have been advocating for less use of ‘no-mow grass’ and urge you to contact Marvin Yee at or (415) 581-2541 to give your input on the proposal as well.  Comments on the landscape concept plan are due by July 31, 2013.

Find the full plans here (PDF format, SF Rec and Park).

No Mow Grass

No Mow Grass – SF Rec and Park Preferred Option

Option 1

Option 1

Option 2

Option 2


Park volunteer day – Sat Aug 3



Saturday, August 3, 2013, 9am-12pm
Meet by the tennis court; coffee provided.
Email to let us know you’re coming so we can plan volunteer activities for the day!

Alamo Square meeting tonight! July 22

Monday, July 22, 2013

Alamo Square General Meeting
7 p.m. Doors open
7:30 p.m. Meeting starts

Oasis Cafe – McAllister at Divisadero


Park News
– Special guest Marvin Yee, RPD)

Alamo Square Flea Market
– Special guest, Recology representative

Residential Permit Parking update


Western Addition Sunday Streets planning meeting

Join us!  Wed July 24, 6:30pm
Gallery 1307
1307 Fillmore Street at Eddy


Residential Permit Parking Survey

Residential Permit Parking Survey

Neighbors have collected enough signatures to begin to study a proposal for Permit Area EE around Alamo Square. The proposed borders would be McAllister, Page, Webster and Baker.

This program would create a $104/year tax for residents to park in their neighborhood (currently there is no fee).   People without cars who rent one would have to pay $35 for a 2-week permit, or $15 for a 1-day permit.

Do you want RPP in your neighborhood?  Take the survey and let us know!  Online Survey:

The Big Dig

SF Rec and Park has plans to dig up Alamo Square park to install a new irrigation system next year. Get involved to help envision the new layout for Alamo Square! Join us for the upcoming Community Meeting on Wednesday, July 10:

DATE: July 10, 2013 (Wednesday)
TIME: 6:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
PLACE: Hayes Valley Clubhouse
Located at the corner of Hayes and Buchanan Streets

Event RSVP:


Alamo Square Flea Market – Now Accepting Vendor Applications!


We have acquired the street closure permits for our annual Flea Market and are ready to start taking vendor applications!  Please fill out the following form to be considered for a vendor spot at the 2013 Alamo Square Flea Market.

 Spaces are filling fast for our 30th Annual Flea Market!  Join us Saturday, August 17th around Alamo Square Park.  We welcome fabulous, creative, crafty, DIY, unique and fun vendors — like you!

Vintage, Antiques, Crafts, Art, Etc!

Booth spaces available on Scott Street, Fulton and Hayes St sidewalks.