Park Maintenance Announcements

Water Leaks:  SFRPD plumbers will utilize a camera to search for the ongoing water leak at the Jackson/Steiner entry. We’ve also observed a wall leak on Jackson near Pierce. While irrigation has been reduced in this area, speculation is possible French drain failure which will be investigated.

Gardening Staff: Congratulations are in order for Alta Plaza Park gardener Roberto Chavez upon his promotion to Assistant Park Services Supervisor/Captain. Joe Copestake returns to Alta Plaza Park after having served at Lafayette Park for a decade. He replaces Emma Theoni who has been re-assigned to the Palace of Fine Arts.

Next Phase: Park Restoration & Enhancement

The FOAPP board has endorsed an agreement with the San Francisco Parks Alliance (SFPA), a city-wide parks advocacy organization that provides 501©3 status, fiscal management, fundraising consultation services, and event planning for its park partners. 

FOAPP is now working with Miller Company, Landscape Architects, the designers of the Alta Plaza Park Master Plan approved by the Parks Commission in 2016. Cost estimates and funding sources are being explored to pursue two safety-related priorities: park lighting and pathway restoration.

Lyft GoBike Expansion UPDATE! 

Thanks to all who participated in the community survey last month. At the June 27th District 2 Leadership Meeting convened by Supervisor Catherine Stefani, participants expressed their strong opposition to the extensive Lyft GoBike expansion program. The Supervisor reported all further progress is on hold and we were assured that all survey response data will be preserved and factored into any proposals brought before the SFMTA. Friends of Alta Plaza Park will continue to monitor and report on this critical issue.

Children's Playground Sandbox Restoration

SFRPD gardeners Roberto Chavez and Emma Thoeni transferred a FIVE TON delivery of fresh sand from the plaza to restore the sandbox to its full capacity.  Anticipating further improvements, SFRPD management has designated Alta Plaza Park for playground resurfacing. We look forward to announcing a project start date for our well used playground destination.