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Work will resume on the Panhandle Pedestrian Safety Project after coming to a halt due to all of the rain. Pathways may be temporarily closed during construction but not during commute hours. The scope of the work includes: installing new benches, trash receptacles, and surface mounted bike racks; installing way-finding signs; and, installing striping on the north side of the park for pedestrian and bicycle traffic.

Construction at Alamo Square is currently on track for a spring opening as the contractor will soon be installing the remaining turf, repaving pathways, and putting finishes in the new restroom. The Recreation and Park Commission recently approved additional funding for drainage upgrades and repairs in the park, which will be made concurrent to the paving repairs.

South Park, San Francisco’s oldest park, reopened on March 7 following a $3.8 million renovation project. Improvements include a variety of different programmatic spaces, including a children’s play area, a large open meadow, plazas of varying scales, and a variety of areas designed for sitting and/or picnicking. Work began in fall 2015 and was supposed to reopen in September of last year, but drainage issues and rain created delays.

The Randall Museum in Corona Heights Park has been closed since of July 1, 2015 and is expected to reopen in this Spring after $8 million of improvements. Randall Museum offers children and adults a place to explore, investigate and create from the natural world at a spectacular site overlooking San Francisco. The Randall features a live animal exhibit displaying native California animals, vibrant interactive exhibits, and classes for children and adults in the arts and science. Until the reopening, the museum’s classes and live animal exhibit will remain at the Mission Arts Center at 745 Treat St.

The Rec and Park Commission unanimously voted to deny a permit for a free Summer of Love 50th anniversary concert to be held June 4 at the Polo Field in Golden Gare Park. Diane Rea, manager of permits and reservations, stated that after nine months of work, the event promoter Boots Hughson had still failed to supply adequate information about how security and crowd control would be handled.

There was also some question about the anticipated size of the crowd since the event promoter advertised online that he event would attract a crowd of 80.000 to 175,000, but told Rec and Park that the crowd would be no more than 30,000 or 40,000. Further, the promoter said that free medical services and adequate security would be present, but the providers mentioned that there no such deal was made.

SF Deltas, San Francisco’s newest sports team, opens their season at Kezar Stadium on Saturday, March 25 at Kezar Stadium. The SF Deltas are a professional soccer team in the North American Soccer League whose home field will be at the historic Kezar Stadium this coming season. For more information or to buy tickets, please click here.

Fruits and veggies are coming to the Geneva Community Garden a few blocks from the Balboa Park BART station after neighbors gathered for a ground breaking event for the new garden on February 9 after advocating for it for nearly three decades. Funded by the 2008 Clean & Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond, California Department of Housing and Community Development, and the City’s General and Open Space funds, the new community garden will be one of 39 such gardens in the city. There will be more than 50 raised garden boxes when it opens this summer.

Patricia’s Green, the little park in Hayes Valley at Octavia Boulevard, always seems to have dramatic art installations. The two sculptures currently there, Trillian and Dodi from Bay Area art collective HYBOCOZO, change colors at night and will remain in place until the end of the year.

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