The new soccer field will officially re-open with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9:30am on Tuesday, May 22 followed by soccer drills by the students from Everett Middle School. SF Rec and Park Department General Manager Phil Ginsburg will welcome Supervisor Scott Wiener, Supervisor David Campos, Susan Hirsch from City Fields Foundation, Dept of Public Works, SF Arts Commission, Everett Middle School students and park advocates for the ribbon cutting ceremony.
Rec and Park’s complete overhaul of Mission Playground, a $7.5 million renovation was funded by the 2008 Clean & Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond. It includes the Valencia Street courtyard with new play equipment, water play feature and artist designed fence panels, tennis & basketball courts with fencing, and planting irrigation. The Clubhouse, Pool Building, and interior playground and the 19th Street entrance are scheduled to be completed in fall, 2012.
In addition, City Fields Foundation donated $500,000 for the new synthetic turf playfield. their donation provided funding and installation of the new synthetic turf soccer field and upgrades of fencing, drainage, and lights. The new surface is environmental friendly with water-saving maintenance, and safer for play than tradition field because it provides impact attenuation.
- Mission Playfields Grand Opening
- Tuesday, May 22, 2012
- 9:30 a.m.