Glen Canyon construction update

Construction at Glen Canyon Park started in early January and is progressing steadily. When complete, the project will feature improvements to the tennis courts, children’s play area, recreation center, landscaping, and Elk Street entrance.


Although the sights and sounds of construction can be hard to escape around the eastern end of the park, we have tried to make visiting Glen Canyon Park as enjoyable and hassle-free as possible during the renovation. There are signs around the park that direct visitors to the open entrances, as well as provide information about the renovation project. Also, there are ADA-accessible porta-potties available seven days a week; they may be found near the Bosworth Street entrance.


To date, the tennis courts and th! eir surrounding retaining walls, as well as the old children’s play equipment, have been removed to make way for the new courts, playground and other amenities. As you may know, the old play equipment was made of pressure treated lumber, which had chemicals such as arsenic in the wood. Though they were sealed by the city on a regular basis, it will be great to get new equipment in the new playground! Some of the park’s benches and tables have been removed for safekeeping; they will be returned when the renovation nears completion.


Some folks have noticed that it has been quieter around the site for the past couple of weeks. Over the last few weeks there has been work performed by utility companies, which is less visible.  This work is expected to be completed this week.
A lot of children have been watching the “diggers” remove the old tennis courts and paving. Later this week or early next week, the construction crew will begin to make way for the new tennis court walls. There will be some new equipment on site to perform the work.  If you have children who enjoy watching construction vehicles work (or, are just young at heart), it should be an exciting time to come to the park.  
Assuming there are no additional delays, the project is anticipated to be completed in November 2013. For more information, visit the project’s website  or contact me at or (415) 575-5601.


Karen Mauney-Brodek
Deputy Director for Park Planning
Capital and Planning Division


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