Jackson Park is a 4.4-acre green space in SF’s Potrero Hill neighborhood that has seen better days. Community members have spent the better part of a decade advocating for park improvements, and as of last week SF Rec & Parks has officially given unanimous approval for an exciting $40M renovation to make better use of space for generations to come.
Plans include a dual baseball-softball field, numerous play areas, flexible open green space, and a relocated clubhouse. They estimate construction to begin in 2026 with completion in 2028. Not too shabby for a park dating back all the way to 1912!
The new concept will make numerous improvements and changes across Jackson Park. Some of the improvements include creation of a dog run; flexible open space for park-goers to enjoy; repositioning of the current ballfields to allow for simultaneous games; a multi-purpose court for basketball, pickle ball, tennis, futsal, and a climbing wall; children’s play areas and a learning garden; and a picnic area perfect for watching ball games.
The project will also relocate and expand the existing clubhouse by 4,700 square feet, allowing for a remodeled kitchen, restrooms, and stage. As such, the clubhouse can then meet demand for after-school programming, event rentals, storage, and multi-purpose spaces.
Since 2014, SF Rec & Parks has worked closely with the Friends of Jackson Park to create a design that meets the community’s needs. Jude Deckenbach of Friends of Jackson Park said, “This is a major step in delivering a citywide-serving park to a growing neighborhood. We look forward to working with the Department to raise the funds necessary to make our dream park a reality.”