Upgrades To Golden Gate Park's Alvord Lake Begin With A Fresh Lawn

Parkgoers may have noticed some changes in the works at the Stanyan entrance to Golden Gate Park—and more upgrades are in store.

Late last week, crews were at work replacing sod on the lawn around Alvord Lake, an area that sees heavy wear and tear. "The Department installed a new automatic irrigation system and new sod," Rec & Park spokesperson Joey Kahn confirmed.

"The Department has been making efforts to beautify the area as well as conserve water as part of our larger goals for sustainability," he added.

New sod getting ready for a roll-out last Thursday morning.

The new sod and sprinkler system are also part of Rec & Park's ongoing effort to upgrade the area. Other changes include ongoing work to repair the historic Alvord Lake bridge, which should get underway some time this summer, Kahn said.

More diffuse, longer-term improvements to the Alvord Lake area are also in the works pending further stages of the community input and planning process—which kicked off last fall—Kahn added. Additional public planning meetings haven't been scheduled yet, but we'll keep you posted as the project moves ahead.

And remember: If you just want to help the area look its best, volunteer days are every fourth Saturday from 9am–noon.

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