Most San Francisco parks get B-grade or better

Rated on everything from their cleanliness to the functionality of their structures, 85 percent of San Francisco parks were given a “B” grade or higher, according to an audit by the City Controller’s Office.

As has been the trend, the lower-scoring parks were concentrated in the southeast section of The City.

The parks were graded on their recreation areas, landscape and amenities, with such elements inspected as plant health, the amount of graffiti at the park, availability of trash cans, quality of lighting, and overall cleanliness.

The City’s top park was Maritime Plaza; the park with the lowest score was Hilltop Park.

Overall, the parks in four supervisor districts — Districts 2, 3, 7 and 9 — received positive scores of 90 percent or more, the areas including the Presidio and Marina, North Beach and Chinatown, Park Merced and the Mission, Bernal Heights and Portola.

For the second year in a row, however, the open spaces in Districts 10 and 11, which encompass Bayview Hunters Point, Potrero Hill, Ingleside and the Excelsior, scored the lowest.

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