New Picnic Area Proposed For Alamo Square

The Alamo Square Neighborhood Association has commissioned a design for a new picnic area, and they want your feedback to help the project move forward.

Currently, the area features one sad picnic table next to the tennis court in the middle of the park. In ASNA's plan, designed by landscape architects Tim O'Shea and Todd Cole of Strata, Inc, the small plot of land would see a significant upgrade.

The redesign features a circular paved terrace area, flanked by four lampposts identical to others in the park. There would also be steps leading down to a semi-circular cedar deck. The currently-eroding hillside would be upgraded with native plants, and the overall number of picnic tables would be increased to 6. No trees at the site would be removed.

ANSA envisions the location as being useful for birthday parties, neighborhood meetings, school groups, and of course picnics. They've applied for a grant from SF Parks and Rec to fund the project, but approval of the grant may hinge on public support.

So, take a look at this survey, and let them know what you think of the project. We'll keep an eye out for the results and will let you know if the plan gets approved.