Balboa Park is one of the most visted parks in San Francisco. With the heavily used programs for baseball, swimming, tennis
and children’s play area, the park was a little worn and required renovation. Under the guidance of Trust for Public Land in
partnership with San Francisco Recreation and Parks, a program developed through a series of neighborhood workshop
to turn the park around. A skate park was added, the tot lot expanded, the tennis courts refurbished, new park fencing and
security was developed, and a new park entry was designed. The visual access to the park from the surrounding neighborhood
was re-established by cutting back some of the overgrown vegetation and replanting with lower growing, drought tolerant
plants. Today, Balboa Park continues to be the heart of this surrounding community.