Who developed Francisco Park?
This unique park project was a public-private partnership between the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department and the Francisco Park Conservancy, a non-profit community organization. In 2014, the Recreation and Park Department acquired the land for use as a park and the Conservancy undertook funding, design, construction, and, after gifting the park to the city in 2022, sharing in ongoing maintenance.
When did construction start on Francisco Park?
Late July 2019
What is the budget for building Francisco Park?
The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department purchased the site from SF DPW for just over $10 million in open space funds.
The Francisco Park Conservancy has raised $27.5 million through hundreds of public donations for the park’s design and building budget. The Francisco Park Conservancy continues to raise additional funds to add amenities and improvements, and support the park’s ongoing maintenance.
Who was the contractor for the Francisco Park project?
When will Francisco Park open to the public?
Francisco Park officially opened on April 27, 2022.
Is the Francisco Park Conservancy still fundraising for this project?
Yes! We continue to fundraise for Francisco Park to maintain and keep the park beautiful and safe. If you have not yet supported the project, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to this special community-led effort today. Donate here.
What are some of the notable features of Francisco Park?
Through this unique public-private partnership, the Francisco Park Conservancy was dedicated to Francisco Park is a beautiful 4.5-acre park located in Russian Hill that opened in April 2022. Bordered by Francisco, Larkin, Bay, and Hyde streets, views from the park’s terraces include the Golden Gate Bridge, Ghirardelli Square, Alcatraz, and the Palace of Fine Arts. The park features native plants and trees that support local wildlife, a children’s playground and nature exploration area, a fenced-in dog run, ADA-accessible pathways, a community garden, a sustainable rainwater catchment system to save nearly 900,000 gallons of water per year, public restrooms, and plenty of open space for visitors, including an expansive central lawn, and picnic tables and benches with views.
Park rangers will routinely monitor and visit all the parks throughout San Francisco, but if you see any non-emergency, illegal activities in the park, please contact Park Rangers Marcus Santiago at (415) 242-6391 or David Murphy at (415) 242-6396.
Park Reservations or Permits
You can reserve the picnic areas through SF Parks & Recreation’s website here. The reservable timeframes for both sites are 9am-1pm and 2pm-6pm. Should you have any issue, you can call the Permits Call Center Monday-Friday from 10am-2pm at 415-831-5500 and select the “Picnics” queue.
Community Garden Inquiry
The community garden lottery was held by our partners, San Francisco Parks and Recreation. If you have any questions regarding the community garden plots, please contact Mei Ling Hui at [email protected].
Park-Related Questions or Comments
If you have any compliments, comments or problems, please email San Francisco Parks and Recreation at [email protected].