Alta Plaza lays claim to a unique role in San Francisco ‘s history. It operated as a rock quarry until 1877 when the City purchased the 12-acre parcel for park development. However, thirty years elapsed before its transformation into the incomparable terraced plaza of today. Conceived and executed by John McLaren, designer of Golden Gate Park, its elevated design reveals sweeping views of San Francisco.
FRIENDS OF ALTA PLAZA PARK
Friends of Alta Plaza Park is a non-profit community based volunteer organization dedicated to the enjoyment, beautification and safety of our park. We also represent the interests of the community with the City of San Francisco, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, and San Francisco Parks Alliance.
We are an inclusive group that welcomes all members of the community who wish to support the goal of making Alta Plaza Park the best it can be -- clean, with well-maintained landscaping, facilities in good repair, and features that appeal to a wide range of community members. We depend on your support and involvement to ensure that Alta Plaza Park -- a gem of a park in a spectacular location -- is well tended and that it adapts to the needs of our community over time.
ALTA PLAZA PARK GARDENING STAFF
Please extend a warm welcome to Roberto Chavez, who comes to us after 12 years as head groundskeeper at Kezar Stadium. While highly experienced in turf maintenance, Roberto oversaw the extensive blooms at Pier 39 for 10 years and served the Hunter's Point neighborhood as well.
Continuing to serve two days a week at Alta Plaza is Casey Dos Santos Allen, who also oversees Lafayette Park. SFRPD apprentices augment the gardeners, and it is hoped that, with the increased maintenance requirements of our new entry way plantings, staffing levels will increase for the maintenance of our 12 acre park.