Linden Park is a neighborhood park located on the Hetch Hetchy right-of-way at the corner of Park and Linden Streets. In 1971, the Parks and Recreation Department obtained a Land Use Permit from the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) for the park. Linden Park was dedicated on July 23, 1972 and renovated in 1986. In late 2011, SFPUC removed the park during their water pipeline project. In 2013, Council approved funding to reconstruct Linden Park and a design was developed with the engagement of the neighborhood.
In April 2014, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) informed the City the need to modify the SFPUC engineering standards and land use policies for their entire right-of-way. Though the City had nearly completed the 65% construction drawings at the time, the project could not move forward based on their direction and the uncertain change of requirements. Since the park is not on City land, the City was required to comply with the SFPUC requirements, process, and approvals. Several months later, SFPUC completed their study and have allowed the City to move forward with the project using their revised engineering standards and recreational use policies.
The project bid opening was held on December 14, 2016. The project was awarded to C2R Engineering, Inc. from Mountain View. Construction started on Monday, February 27, 2017.
Linden Park Now
On June29, 2017, we celebrated the long-awaited grand opening of Linden Park. For more about the process and photos of the park, visit our blog here. Check out the Grand Opening Video below.