The plaza options survey for Alta Plaza Park is now complete.  Many thanks to all of you who participated in the survey.

We received an excellent response rate of 46%.  Of these respondents, 62.5% preferred Option A (minimalist) and 37.5% preferred Option B (relocation of tennis court and expansion of central plaza).

The Master Plan incorporating Option A will now be completed and presented to the Recreation and Park Commission for approval as described below.  A record will be kept of the design for Option B to preserve the work that was done on this design.

Thank you for the comments we received along with your option preference.  A great many of your emails reflect an ongoing and deep concern as to the ability of the park maintenance staff to address the no mow grass situation and the drainage issues.   We continue to carry on a dialogue with SFRPD and SFDPW to resolve these problems.  

In this regard, it is important that we have more community involvement in these efforts.  As such, we are forming three committees to address ongoing issues and to move the Master Plan forward.  They are:  1) Maintenance Committee, 2) Water Recapture and Reuse Committee, and 3) Capital Campaign Committee.  If you have interest in participating in any of these committees, we would greatly appreciate hearing from you.  We currently have several volunteers but need more to accomplish our goals.  

Phase One is the irrigation project on the North Side.  Funding for this phase is through the Water Conservation/Irrigation Renovation Project managed by SFRPD/PUC as authorized by the 2012 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond.  With Supervisor Mark Farrell’s support, monies have also been allocated in the City budget to fund French drain installation and, on the North Side, renovated pathways and new benches and trash receptacles.  SFRPD is coordinating resources to address the no mow grass as well.  A timeline of activities will be provided when available.

The Master Plan is scheduled to be presented to the Park Commission for approval in April 2015.  The work to complete Phase One will then commence as follows:

Construction Documentation             May – November 2015

Advertise and Bid                                  December 2015 – March 2016

Construction                                          April – September 2016

Completion                                             October 2016    

The balance of the Master Plan will be implemented in phases contingent upon funding and satisfactory resolution of the maintenance issues. 

As always, please contact us if you have any questions or comments.

Thank you for all your enthusiastic support.  Please get involved and volunteer for a committee.

We are going to make this happen!