Parks set for payday from fund to spruce up open spaces

John McLaren Park, Precita Park, Sutro Dunes Natural Area … do any of these open spaces sound like they could use some cash?

Seven parks are getting the first-ever payouts worth more than $650,000 from of a $5 million fund to fix open spaces.

Anyone was eligible to apply for up to $250,000 worth of fixes to any open space owned by the Recreation and Park Department out of the Community Opportunity Fund that came straight from the pockets of a 2008 parks bond.

Here are the first nominations:

  • Precita Park in the amount of $24,450
  • John McLaren Park – Jerry Garcia Amphitheater in the amount of $25,000
  • John McLaren Park – Peru Street Playground in the amount of $239,182
  • Geneva Community Garden in the amount of $234,764
  • Sutro Dunes Natural Area in the amount of $12,600
  • Panhandle Park in the amount of $88,920
  • Pioneer Park in the amount of $35,000

The Recreation and Park Commission will vote on whether they agree with the choices at their next meeting  Dec. 2

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