A $40 million makeover has been proposed for Jackson Park, located in Potrero Hill, San Francisco. The project proposal includes a $40million renovation for the Jackson Park. The San Francisco Recreation & Parks Commission approved the conceptual designs two weeks ago.
The renovation project is a joint venture between San Francisco Recreation & Parks and the Friends of Jackson Park (FoJP). Fletcher Studio and Jackson Liles Architecture make up the project design team.
The project site is a parcel spanning an area of 4.4 acres. The new approved design improvements will bring a new playground, sports viewing areas, community learning gardens and an outdoor ball court. The scope of renovation also includes a dog run area and more green space. Plans call for moving the existing clubhouse from the southeast corner of the park to the middle of Carolina Street. This will result in an addition measuring 4,700 square feet to the total built-up area. The renovated space will include expanded and remodeled kitchen, restrooms, and stage. Additionally, the park will also relocate the presently overlapping ballfields, allowing for multiple simultaneous games people can enjoy, while offering safety and access.
Funding for the project includes $12 million in private donations, $2.8M of which has been raised. The financial structure also includes $12.6 million in combined development impact fees and $10 million in 2020 San Francisco Health and Recovery Bond funding. SF Rec and Park’s general fund will add approximately $5M.
San Francisco Recreation & Parks and FoJP have been working on the park’s redesign since 2014. Work on the project is estimated to start in mid 2026, with completion anticipated in 2028. Jackson Park is located at the intersection of 17th Street and Arkansas Street park in Potrero Hill.