Usable Open Space
We will create a green, walkable neighborhood that is connected to surrounding natural areas and Lake Merced. We will encourage outdoor activities by adding a large park, athletic fields, community gardens, walking and bike paths, playgrounds, and other recreational features.
Parkmerced's existing green space is largely unusable. Fragmented lawns squeezed between busy streets make pedestrian activity dangerous. The community is also currently separated from Lake Merced, one of the City's major recreation areas and open spaces. In addition, the existing street pattern and over-sized blocks discourage walking and outdoor activity.
By reconfiguring the streets, we will maximize sun exposure and wind protection, making pedestrian and outdoor recreational areas calmer and more enjoyable.