GoBike, the bike share system with public bikes for use across San Francisco has targeted 12 docking stations in Pacific Heights including one on Alta Plaza’s Clay & Steiner sidewalk and one nearby at Clay & Fillmore streets, removing four commercial parking spaces, as shown in Grid E19 in the survey. We encourage you to fill out the GoBike survey so your voice can be heard. Note, you must register your e-mail to participate but can opt out of further communication at the end of the survey.
We regret to report that vandalism continues to plague our park. A restroom window has been broken for the fourth time, and SFRPD Park Services has elected to board up the frame rather than incur another costly replacement. Further, an Eastside bench was uprooted from the asphalt walkway and thrown into the Children's Playground. Both the playground and sports courts are continuous targets of broken beer bottles and cans on a weekly basis. Recently, a dog was injured by broken glass as reported on NextDoor. Click to read more about what is being done and how you can help.
San Francisco residents' survey of City department performance shows parks rating increased from B in 2017 to B+ in 2019. Park Service District 1, which encompasses Marina, North Beach and Pacific Heights, 89% rated their local parks as either A or B, the highest approval rating in The City.
In April, Waldorf Grade School students representing grades 5, 6 and 8 joined Alta Plaza Park gardeners Roberto Chavez and Emma Theoni to weed the newly planted entrance beds and applyinsulating mulch to ensure moisture retention. Shown here are students of Mrs. Barhydt's 5th grade class sprucing up the Jackson/Steiner corner. Waldorf School has been a generous and dedicated supporter of Alta Plaza Park, which provides outdoor recreation space for the student body.