DPW sewer replacement project coming to Hayes Street in August

A note from SF Dept. of Public Works:

Week of August 1, 2016

In advance of the upcoming sewer work on Hayes Street, an arborist will commence tree pruning work next week. Tree pruning may be necessary on some trees along Hayes Street. The pruning work will take about a week to complete. The first block of sewer work on Hayes Street will be from Scott Street to Divisadero Street. Sewer work is tentatively scheduled to start in late August. More details to follow.


*** Please Note: The schedule is subject to change due to rain, equipment breakdown, and/or unforeseen field conditions. Please see the posted “no parking” barricades for exact parking restrictions. Parking restrictions may vary per block. ***

Please visit www.sfpublicworks.org/haight-hayes for project updates. Feel free to call me if you have additional questions. Thank you.

Alamo Square Meeting – July 25, 2016

ASNA General Meeting – Monday, July 25th
Doors open 7pm, Meeting starts 7:30
1660 McAllister Street

Join your neighbors for our general meeting on Monday, July 25th. 1660 McAllister St. On the agenda:
  • Alamo Square Trees for Future Generations!
  • Flea Market and Sunday Streets – Sept 11
  • SFMTA Participation Survey
  • San Francisco Public Press
  • Clean Power SF
  • Update from Supervisor London Breed’s Office – Samantha Roxas, Legislative Aide


Alamo Square Flea Market 2016 – Cancelled

2016 — In light of the current construction taking place in Alamo Square, as well as an impending sewer replacement project along Hayes Street, the Alamo Square Neighborhood Association had decided it’s best not to host this year’s Flea Market.

The Flea Market has been an excellent annual community event for the past 31 years, and we look forward to its return next year, with a freshly-renovated park and a newly-paved Hayes Street.
Western Addition Sunday Streets will still be taking place on September 11th; stay tuned for more information on that event in the coming weeks.


Alamo Square meeting Monday May 23, 2016

ASNA General Meeting

Monday, May 23, 2016
Doors open 7 p.m., Meeting starts 7:30 p.m.
1660 McAllister St. Near Divisadero
  • Bay to Breakers follow up
  • Supervisor London Breed – D5 update
  • Alamo Square Trees for Future Generations! – our campaign to raise $100,000 for new trees for Alamo Square!
  • Update on proposed development at 650 Divisadero St. (former Alouis Radiator)



Trees for Future Generations – Alamo Square Fundraising Campaign


ASNA-logoGOOD news about the park closure! ASNA has launched a fundraiser to replace the trees that have died in the past few years and reforest the park for the next 100 years. Neighbors can contribute at alamosquaretrees.com and ASNA will match every dollar donated !  Your $100 contribution will allow ASNA to donate $200 directly to ASNA-badge-282x300the park.

The fundraising website has details, including information on how many trees will die of old age in the next few years.  This is our chance to ensure another 100 years of a beautiful urban park!



Bay to Breakers 2016 – Logistics

B2B2016Bay to Breakers SUNDAY May 15, 2016

Race Day Hotline 415-231-3130

On race day, call the number above for event info, or to report incidents in the neighborhood.  For emergencies dial 911.

Police Dept:  Northern Station (East of Divisadero) 415-575-6000
Park Station (West of Divisadero) 415-242-3000

Road Closures on Sunday, 5/15/16

  • 5AM – 1PM Divisadero from Grove to Oak
  • 5AM-11:30AM Steiner from Grove to Hayes
  • 5AM-11:30AM Baker from Oak to Fell
  • 6AM-12:30PM Hayes from Market to Divisadero
  • 6AM-2PM Fell from Divisadero to Stanyan


May 10, 2016 – Park Closure Countdown

0 days left – Construction begins at Alamo Square.

Some nearby alternate dog play areas and children’s playgrounds can be found below.


Project Scope

Irrigation Replacement

  • Replace antiquated irrigation system
  • Install “smart” controllers
  • Replace quick coupler lines
  • Install booster pump
  • 37% water savings, or 3,260,000 gallons

Wheelchair-Accessible Restroom

  • The curving walls of the restroom mimics the nearby playground


  • New lawn in the dog play area and open areas of the park
  • Native no-mow grasses at the park perimeter along Fulton and Scott streets
  • Understory shrub plantings at park entrances and interior installed in phases
  • 40+ new tree plantings installed in phases

Project Schedule

  • Construction will begin early May 2016
  • 10/5/16 Update: Open to the public March 2017 (orig. Fall / Winter 2016)

Construction Budget

  • Total Construction Cost $2,434,100

More info: http://sfrecpark.org/closure-alamo-square-park/




Introducing Alamo Square Bark!


If you’ve got a four-legged friend, join Alamo Square Bark! We can keep in touch while the park is under construction. How about some get-togethers in other nearby parks (Panhandle, Buena Vista, Duboce, etc.)

Where are YOU and your pup going to play? Let us know!  Join us at



Special Meeting Monday May 2, 2016

The Alamo Square park closure is currently scheduled for 5/10.

Because no new trees are in the current Rec and Park project budget, one of our ASNA board members, a licensed landscape architect, created a “reforestation” plan that could be planted while the park is closed for the other work Rec and Park has budgeted.  ASNA has developed a plan to replace the nearly 60 trees we have lost in the last four years due to age, decay and storms.

The ASNA board pledged to support implementing the tree planting plan with ASNA funds while the park is closed for irrigation construction.

According to our by-laws, the general membership must approve any expenditure over $5k. Therefore, we need to hold a special meeting for ASNA members to vote on this issue.

The meeting will be held Monday, May 2 at 7pm at 1660 McAllister St. Please mark your calendar and plan to join us!

Earth Day D5 Clean Up April 16

VOLUNTEERYou’re invited to participate in our Earth Day Community Clean Team volunteer event  — taking place in District 5 on Saturday, April 16, 2016!

Get your volunteer team together and prepare to tackle projects all around San Francisco’s iconic neighborhoods in district 5!  We have planting, cleaning, and greening projects to keep you busy!

Join us at the kick-off at Golden Gate Park – skate park (located on Stanyan at Waller) at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 16!   D5_Community Clean Team April 2016 POSTER

While volunteers are out planting tree, cleaning and greening the district, other will have an opportunities to enjoy family-friendly and educational fair activities.

Lunch will be provided for participants.

Please bring appropriate clothing for working outside.  Bringing a reusable water bottle is highly recommended.  Leave your valuables at home.

RSVP is required for lunch, please contact Jimmer.Cassiol@sfdpw.org  by Wednesday, April 13th  in order to get your group on the list.

Please be sure to mention how many volunteers in your group and if there are any special requirements (food restrictions, accessibility concerns, or if you are bringing small children).

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