On May 11, District 8 Supervisor Scott Wiener joined Susan Hirsch of the City Fields Foundation, DPW director Ed Reisken, RPD General Manager Phil Ginsburg and kids from 826 Valencia in celebrating the start of a $7.5 million renovation at Mission Playground, which will include remodeling the old and worn-down clubhouse for seismic safety and increased natural light, resurfacing the busy tennis and basketball courts, replanting a lawn, installing new children’s play equipment, improving park accessibility and safety, and replacing the old, asphalt soccer field with a state-of-the-art synthetic turf field.
“The importance of parks and open space cannot be underscored in densely populated neighborhoods like the Mission,” said Supervisor Wiener. “Today is an important step forward as we continue to try to provide the world-class park amenities our residents need and desire.”
The project is expected to be completed in summer 2012.
Contact: Patrick Hannan, City Fields Foundation
Phone: (415) 837-5403