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

Bay Area NewsBlock By BlockneighborhoodsRecreation and Parks DepartmentSan Francisco

Just Posted

People take part in early voting for the November 5 election at City Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Electionpalooza: SF school board recall will kick off a flurry of local races

‘It’s going to be a lot of elections and a lot of decisions for voters to make’

The fate of San Francisco nicotine giant Juul remains to be seen, as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is reviewing whether to allow certain flavored vape products on the market. <ins>(Jeenah Moon/New York Times)</ins>
How the vape king of teen nicotine addiction rose and fell in San Francisco

‘Hey, Juul, don’t let the door hit you on the way out’

Cabernet sauvignon grapes sat in a container after being crushed at Smith-Madrone Winery in St. Helena. (Courtesy Smith-Madrone Winery)
San Francisco’s ‘Champagne problems’ — Wine industry suffers supply chain woes

‘Everywhere you turn, things that were easy are no longer easy’

Glasses behind the bar at LUNA in the Mission District on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. Glassware is just one of the many things restaurants have had trouble keeping in stock as supply chain problems ripple outward. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
SF restaurants face product shortages and skyrocketing costs

‘The supply chain crisis has impacted us in almost every way imaginable’

A student carries a protection shield to her next class as part of her school’s COVID-19 safety measures. (Courtesy Allison Shelley/Eduimages)
Projected K-12 drops in enrollment pose immediate upheaval and decade-long challenge

State forecasts 11.4% fewer students by 2031 — LA and Bay Area to be hit hardest

Most Read