Construction on SF’s Newest 4.5 Acre Park has Restarted
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Construction on SF’s new “Francisco Park” has finally been restarted after being paused under the City’s shelter-in-place order.
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The contractor is continuing plumbing and electrical work inside the restroom building and within the next 2 weeks (weather permitting) they will begin the installation of the roof on the building. Once those items are complete, they will start work on the interior finishes in the building.
The Park is on the Site of the Old Francisco Reservoir at Hyde and Bay and scheduled to open in “late 2020.”
In 2014, Rec & Parks acquired Francisco Reservoir from SFPUC for $9.9 Million in order to develop the site into a park.
The Francisco Reservoir is in Supervisorial District 2 and overlooks the northern shores of San Francisco. To the south is Russian Hill and Lombard Street. To the north is Aquatic Park and Ghirardelli Square. To the west is Larkin Street and to the east is Hyde Street.
The unused Francisco Reservoir is 4.5 acres and is zoned “public open space”. The City has given the community a unique opportunity to transform this site into a stunning park with expansive, commanding Bay views.
On the site, the contractor is currently finishing building the forms for the large retaining wall west of the convenience building, for which concrete will be poured in the next couple of weeks. Through the end of May they will be continuing work on-site utilities, grading, and flatwork in the reservoir area.
After raising nearly $24 million in contributions and pledges from hundreds of community members and organizations, construction began in July of 2019. They still need our help to fundraise an additional $3.5 million to preserve a few key features of the park, opening in late 2020. Support Francisco Park.
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