Who is responsible for developing Francisco Park?
This unique park project is 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 committed to funding design, construction, and maintenance costs.
When did construction start on Francisco Park?
Late July 2019
What is the design of Francisco Park?
After significant community input, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Commission approved the conceptual design for Francisco Park on April 15, 2018. Please see this design at the bottom of the Francisco Park Plans & Ideas web page.
What is the budget for building Francisco Park?
The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department purchased the site for just over $10 million in open space funds.
As of March 2022, the Francisco Park Conservancy has raised an additional $27.5 million through hundreds of public donations for the park’s design and building budget. FPC is committed to raising 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! Now that the park is open, 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 transforming the unused Francisco Reservoir and surrounding property into a stunning public open space which, via an ADA-accessible pathway, allowing all visitors to enjoy native plants and trees, wildlife, and recreational areas. Francisco Park honored the historic reservoir built in 1859 with educational signage and displays throughout the property. Notably, Francisco Park will be sustainable with an industry-leading storm water capture and reuse system in place. Learn more about the vision for Francisco Park in the project video.
Who can I contact with a question?
For questions on:
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.
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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].