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Announcing the Grand Re-Opening of Alamo Square

Neighbors and friends gathered this week at the Alamo Square General Meeting on Monday to hear directly from San Francisco Rec and Park project manager Brett Desmerais about the plans for the re-opening of the park.  The date is has now been confirmed and is scheduled for May 24, 2017, at 11 a.m.  All are welcome to attend!

Take the pledge!

Pledge that you will take care of Alamo Square while visiting the park.  Please list your name, if you are a neighbor, and let us know if you would like to receive information about park greening days at Alamo Square.

Let us know you’re coming on our Facebook event page.

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Park Renovation Recap

At Monday’s meeting, we learned about the re-opening plans for Alamo Square.  We also learned how the funds were put together for the renovation project.

The total cost of the project is $5,318,000.  This was put together from the following sources.

Funding Sources:

  • Public Utilities Commission / Grant: $1,618,000
  • 2012 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond: $1,300,000
  • 2008 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond: $1,029,000
  • 2006 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond: $653,000
  • 2000 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond: $265,000
  • Recreation and Parks General Fund: $400,000
  • Trees for Future Generations Grant from ASNA: $53,000* (first phase)

Project Highlights:

  1. New single user, all‐gender, ADA‐compliant restroom
  2. New “smart” controller weather‐based irrigation system that will reduce water use by over 3 million gallons per year
  3. Entirely new sod lawn areas
  4. Water‐efficient native “no mow” grasses
  5. New asphalt pathways throughout the park; a new top coat for the accessible path
  6. New catch basins in the pathways
  7. Significant drainage improvements to address long deferred maintenance problems
  8. New shrubs, groundcovers, and perennials at park entrances and in the understory
  9. New trees funded by ASNA with more to come (45 so far)
  10. Dozens of additional new trees planted by the Recreation and Park Department