Alta Plaza Park Gardening Staff

We're very pleased to report that SF Rec & Park has assigned two full-time gardeners to Alta Plaza Park. Emma Theoni now joins head gardener Roberto Chavez in maintaining and enhancing our 12 acre urban oasis. Please take a moment to say hello and express your appreciation for their dedication in tending to our expansive turf, new plantings, and recreational facilities.

Meet Our Alta Plaza Park Gardeners

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.  And continuing to serve two days a week at Alta Plaza is Casey Dos Santos Allen, who also oversees Lafayette Park.

 Roberto replaces Todd Sucy, who has returned to his previous park properties at the Japantown Peace Plaza and the Cottage Row Garden, which borders historic Victorians dating from the mid-1800's.  

 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 beautification of our 12 acre park.