Trees for Future Generations – Alamo Square Fundraising Campaign

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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!

 

 

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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.

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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

Landscaping

  • 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
  • Open to the public Fall / Winter 2016

Construction Budget

  • Total Construction Cost $2,434,100

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

http://hoodline.com/2016/05/alamo-square-park-to-close-may-10th-here-is-your-survival-guide

 

 

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Park Renovation 2016

SF-rec-and-park-plan-for-Alamo-Square-2013Alamo Square Park will undergo a $4.3 million renovation to update the irrigation system, build an ADA-accessible restroom, and landscape the entirety of the park. The outcome of the project will result in water savings through improved irrigation design, the installation of “smart” controllers, and the planting of lawn alternatives, including no-mow grasses that are native to the western U.S. An estimated 3,260,000 gallons of water per year (37%) is expected in water savings after completion. The project is funded by both the 2008 and 2012 Clean & Safe Neighborhood Parks Bonds, as well as a $1.6 million grant from the SF Public Utilities Commission. A contract will be awarded in February with construction anticipated to begin on May 10, 2016 – at which time, the entirety of the park will close. The project is expected to take seven months with an estimated completion in winter 2016-2017.

Alamo Square Information Updated 3-10-16

Rec and Park presentation (2013)

Rec and Park 2008/2012 Park Bond News

Hort Science:  Alamo Square Tree Report and Risk Assessment
This document was produced to identify tree health and assess the risk of tree failure. The report evaluates the trees for planning and recommends an action plan which was used to develop a tree replacement program for the trees in Alamo Square.

Hoodline Articles:

http://hoodline.com/2013/07/upgrades-coming-to-alamo-square

http://hoodline.com/2016/01/alamo-square-renovations-to-start-in-april-closing-entire-park-for-9-months

 

 

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Membership dues

Become a member of ASNA.  Alamo Square Neighborhood Association is a volunteer organization of neighbors and businesses around Alamo Square.

We are renters, homeowners, and neighborhood merchants.  Membership dues are for the calendar year.

We are dedicated to building community, creating a safe neighborhood, and preserving and maintaining our park.  We sponsor the annual Alamo Square Flea Market, and host Park Volunteer Days, Alamo Square Playgroups, and more!

$15 Basic Membership
$30 General/Family Membership (up to 2 people)
$50 Contributing Member
$100 Supporting Member

Send a check, payable to ASNA
New Mailing Address:

530 Divisadero Street #176
SF, CA 94117

Please write Membership Dues in memo line

Or make a payment online via PayPal:

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Neighborhood Updates

TOUR BUS RESTRICTION UPDATE 

Tour bus restrictions are now in place on residential streets bounded by Webster, Fell, Divisadero and Golden Gate Ave.  If you see a tour bus on the streets within this area please contact SFPD 415-553-0123 and report the tour bus company, date, and time of incident.  You can also email your photo of the tour bus (with the tour bus company name showing) to Tom.Maguire@sfmta.com, SFPDParkStation@sfgov.org, and SFPDNorthernStation@sfgov.org.

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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

 

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Alamo Square Flea Market 2016

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Info coming soon

 

 

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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
Agenda:
  • 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)

 

 

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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

 

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Introducing Alamo Square Bark!

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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

https://www.facebook.com/alamosquarebark/

 

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