Rec & Park Closes Areas Near Oak & Stanyan For Maintenance

Rec & Park Closes Areas Near Oak & Stanyan For MaintenancePhoto: Camden Avery/Hoodline
Camden Avery
Published on March 09, 2018

In the last few days, two traffic loop islands at the intersection of Oak and Stanyan streets have been blocked off with chain-link fencing.

Connie Chan, deputy director of communications for Recreation & Parks, confirmed today that the agency is responsible for the closure.

"We're doing some some tree work and landscape work in the area," Chan said. "In that area, there's a lot of foot traffic. We're putting the fence up because it's a much safer way to do the work we need to do."

Two traffic islands are now closed for maintenance. | Image via Google Maps

The intersection's towering eucalyptus and cypress trees have long been a downed-limb hazard, and Chan said work will commence shortly, with the areas expected to reopen later in the season.

The area joins the adjacent Stanyan frontage area as a target of Rec & Parks' efforts to improve the vicinity.

Work on the $5.5 million frontage project, which will give the eastern end of Golden Gate Park a series of upgrades, is set to be open to bidders later this summer.