More on the park

To the Glen Park community:

The Glen Park community must make its voice heard to assure funding to complete the ambitious plans to improve and preserve Glen Canyon Park. Please join our effort to request that the Glen Park Recreation Center Improvement Plan be part of a planned November 2012 San Francisco recreation and park capital project bond for voter approval.The Recreation and Park Department and the Board of Supervisors will put the park bond list together this spring.

Please send supportive emails, based on the following message on funding for the Park plans. You may of course revise or add to this message.

Additi! onal information on the park plans is posted separately.

The Glen Park Association board of directors thanks everyone for your help.

 The message:

Rpd.bondfeedback@sfgov.org

Dawn.Kamalanathan@sfgov.org

Scott.Wiener@sfgov.org

Dawn Kamalanath! an, Director of Capital Projects and Planning, San Francisco Recreation and Park Department:

Hon. Scott Wiener,Supervisor, District 8:

In 2010 and 2011, RPD and the Trust for Public Land completed a 10-month process to reach a clear consensus on the Glen Park Recreation Center Improvement Plan, to upgrade the playground, the Recreation Center building, tennis courts andplaying fields, and provide safer and attractive access to the RecreationCenter.

About $6 million is available to begin work on the playground, tennis courts, access,and initial improvements to the Rec Center. About $16 million more ne eds to be in place so that the work underway doesn’t stall.

Glen Canyon Park and the Recreation Center serve the whole city, not just the immediate neighborhood, for team sports, family gatherings, meetings and classes in the Rec Center, and the trails in the canyon.

Please put the Glen Park Recreation Center Improvement Plan on the 2012 recreation and parks capital bond ballot.

Thank you.

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  1. Dolan Eargle

    I sure hope the bond issue gets passed. Improvements can certainly be of help. Nevertheless, a sizable number of Glen Parkers decry a misguided insistence on the removal of several age-old trees, only one of two of which might even be slightly considered “dangerous”. The most controversial removal lies in a re-siting of the tennis courts. In our opinions, the tennis courts could readily be moved several feet north over where the entranceway is now– without any damage to these trees and without loss of the entrance. The planned new attractive entranceway would then have plenty of room to be constructed.
    Removal of ancient giants is the LAST thing that a park renewal and improvement should even think of. How do you teach kids (and adults) the value of trees and landmarks by villifying and destroying them?

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