Resolution Passed to Renovate Francisco Reservoir

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Tuesday to pass a resolution that will turn the inoperable Francisco Reservoir into a new city park, city officials said in a statement.

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission will hand the Reservoir over to the Recreation and Park Department, who will work with the Francisco Park Project Working Group to discuss and implement a design for the new park.

The resolution was created by Supervisor Mark Farrell, who worked closely with neighborhood open space and environmental groups from across the city to develop a better use for the Reservoir, the Office of the Supervisor said.

The Francisco Park Project Working Group, a partnership of the four largest neighborhood associations near the Reservoir, privately raised over $20 million to renovate and maintain the new park, according to city officials.

Construction is expected to begin Spring 2015, city officials said.

For information on the park and involvement in the design process, go to the Park Project Working Group’s website at

Andrew Dickey, Bay City News

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