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How do we fund Alamo Square in 2017?

We need you in 2017!

$15 may not seem like a lot. It’s a week’s worth of cups of coffee, a quick dinner, or perhaps the dry cleaning bill. It’s also what it costs to become a member of ASNA.

Why would you give $15 (our basic membership), where does the money go, and how can your contribution help?

Since the 60s, Alamo Square neighbors have been involved in various park and neighborhood improvement efforts. From saving the park’s hills, to preventing the Central Freeway, neighbors have been there to represent the Alamo Square community.

Pay your dues for 2017

As you know, the park has been closed since last year to install a new irrigation system and to build a new restroom on the ADA-accessible path in the park. But did you know: ASNA board members fought for these improvements for many years prior to construction, advocating for our park at City Hall, at the Rec and Park Commission, at the SFPUC, and with our various District Supervisors over the last decade.

Even as the park renovation was underway, board members (who are all volunteers) worked closely with Rec and Park to ensure that no park nook was overlooked.

We even managed to raise over $50,000 to plant new trees in the park, and just in time.

None of these efforts could have been accomplished without every neighborhood volunteer pitching in. With the park set to re-open soon, we once again need your help!

Pitch in $15 (or more) to help us fund our events for the year:

  • The Alamo Square Flea Market in September
  • Weekly Playgroups at the playground
  • Park Greening Days

When you give to ASNA, you are investing in your neighborhood park and your community. We are excited for 2017 and hope you can join us at our general meeting on Monday, April 10!

 

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Alamo Square General Meeting – April 10, 2017

Join us on Monday, April 10, 2017, when members will elect our 2017 ASNA Board of Directors.

Interested in serving on the ASNA Board of Directors? Send us an email at alamosquare@gmail.com by Friday, March 17. You must be a paid member of ASNA to be considered for the Board of Directors.

Alamo Square General Meeting
Monday, April 10, 2017
1660 McAllister St.
7pm – Meeting starts

On the agenda:
Elect the 2017 ASNA Board of Directors
Alamo Square Re-Opening Plans
Hear the plans for this year’s Bay to Breakers taking place on Sunday, May 21, 2017

Volunteer Opportunities

Are you interested in joining our Park Volunteer Days? How about planning our 2017 Flea Market, or volunteering that day. Want to help our organization grow? Got new ideas for Alamo Square?

We need you! Come to our first meeting to meet like-minded neighbors who want to get involved at the local level.

Save the date, and see you there.

Have you paid your membership dues for 2017?
Pay your dues, or renew today.

ADA Restroom nears completion

In 2008, San Francisco passed a Park Bond that included funding for restroom renovation in order to bring San Francisco restrooms into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

As part of our park renovation project, Rec and Park put funds together from the 2008 and 2012 bond in order to fully fund both the irrigation replacement project and the restroom renovation project.

Rec and Park is on track to complete both projects in Spring 2017.

Park reopening pushed to Spring 2017

Rain over the past several weeks has slowed irrigation trenching and other earthwork, pushing the anticipated park reopening into the early spring. Fortunately, this winter’s ample rainfall has not only ended the drought in the Bay Area, but has also been tremendously beneficial to the establishment of the park’s new lawn and trees.

Pathway repaving is now scheduled to begin in late February. This work will also include the replacement of catch basins and other drainage lines, which will improve drainage throughout the park. Construction of the new ADA-compliant restroom is also nearing completion as decorative metalwork and final finishes are installed.

Thank you for your patience as we move toward the long-awaited reopening of the park!

Read more on Rec and Park’s Alamo Square project page: