Inside the new Glen Canyon Rec Center

The big news at the last Glen Park Association General Assembly meeting was that our 1930s-era recreation center building is set to re-open Monday, June 5, following a $14 million renovation.

Missed the meeting? You can get a sneak preview of the inside of the building by clicking here to see pictures supplied by Project Manager Brett Desmarais. You can read Corresponding Secretary Bonnee Waldstein’s account of Desmarais’s presentation by clicking here. Finally, you can give feedback to Desmarais by emailing him at

Here are his answers to questions that required some research on his part:

Q: Will there be a pet drinking fountain?
A: Yes, in the plaza by the building entrance.

Q: Will there be benches in the rear of the building?
A: Yes, there are several log benches on the canyon-side of the building.

Q: Will there be picnic tables in addition to the ones by the playground?
A: Yes, there will several in the field under the trees, as well as two more in the plaza on the west side of the building.*

*I am still determining which if any of these will be unpermitted tables.

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Twin Peaks Trail Update

Forwarded from SF Rec and Park Department

San Francisco Public Works is moving forward as planned with the second phase of Twin Peaks Boulevard repaving. The paving work includes the portion of the “Figure 8” that is currently closed to motorists as part of SFMTA’s pilot road closure.

This work—and road closures and rerouting—is proceeding more quickly than we anticipated, starting Thursday, April 20. Click here for notice from Public Works and please contact Alex Murillo directly with inquiries related to the paving work and specific impacts to vehicle and pedestrian travel.

A few updates as to how this work relates to the Twin Peaks Figure 8 Redesign and Twin Peaks Trails Improvement Projects:

  • Rec and Park has completed the replacement of steps on the north (Eureka) peak of Twin Peaks (
  • Thanks to interagency coordination between Rec and Park, SFMTA and Public Works, the paving project will include improvements at the north peak trailhead, including moving the drain inlet into the street to mitigate flooding, installing a new stop sign, cross walk and soft hit posts and cutting an opening in the guardrail west of Twin Peaks Boulevard to connect to the new multi-use trail north of the north peak
  • The Figure 8 Redesign team is working on conceptual designs for the Figure 8: stay tuned for information about an open house in which these designs will be shared with the community
  • If you would like to provide your opinions on the pilot road closure / promenade, please do so by completing an online survey by clicking here.

For more information and updates on the Figure 8 Redesign Project, please visit the project page of our website:

For more information and updates on the Twin Peaks Trails Improvement Project, please visit the project page of our website:

Thanks for your patience as we work on these exciting improvements!


Melinda Stockmann
Project Manager

San Francisco Recreation & Park Department | Capital Improvement Division
City & County of San Francisco | 30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 3000
San Francisco, CA 94102

(415) 581.2548 |

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Backyard Benefit Bash for Bird and Beckett

Bird and Beckett Books and Records is going to have its “2nd Annual Backyard Benefit Bash for Bird and Beckett” Saturday, May 13, from 1 to 5 p.m.

The afternoon event will be hosted by Jerry Ferraz at his home in the outer Mission District, 3639 Mission Street (near Highland Avenue).

There will be plenty of music and Jerry’s chili, salad and garlic bread.

Bird and beckett

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