On August 7, SF Rec and Park Project Manager Marvin Yee (Marvin.Yee@sfgov.org) will present to the SF Rec and Park Commission a proposal for a new irrigation system at Alamo Square, which will also include a new water conservation landscaping plan.
Alamo Square Park is currently mostly covered with grass needing regular maintenance. Under the proposal, most of it will be replanted with similar grass (shown in light green on the map above). The entrances to the park will be be planted with flowering shrubs (in orange on the map) or cherry trees (at Steiner and Grove, and at Fulton and Pierce).
Steep slopes will be replanted either with grasses that require little or no mowing or with native shrubs and mulch (“Slope Planting” shown in dark purple on the map), mainly along the Fulton Street and Scott Street sides of the park. The options are presented below, with the ‘no-mow grass’ being Rec and Park staff’s preferred option.
ASNA Board members in attendance at community meetings have been advocating for less use of ‘no-mow grass’ and urge you to contact Marvin Yee at Marvin.Yee@sfgov.org or (415) 581-2541 to give your input on the proposal as well. Comments on the landscape concept plan are due by July 31, 2013.
Find the full plans here (PDF format, SF Rec and Park).