Apr 12, 2016

Cleanup and Planting - Saturday April 23rd - 9AM

Grab your partners and your kids and join us on the hill for our first Spring cleanup and planting of 2016. The crew from SF Rec and Park will be there with tools and gloves. Meet at either the upper (Beacon) or lower (Laidley) entrances to the park at 9AM.

Mar 8, 2016

Walter Haas Connector Trail Project Update

From Lisa Wayne:

Dear Interested Stakeholders and Neighbors
Later this month construction of the Walter Haas Connector Trail is scheduled to begin. The estimated construction duration is 90 days, weather permitting. During that time, construction crews will be on site and access to the hillside will be restricted. For more information please visit the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department website at http://sfrecpark.org/beacon-hill-trail-commission-approved-concept-plan/
Thank you.

Lisa Wayne
Open Space Manager
San Francisco Recreation and Park Department  | City & County of San Francisco
McLaren Lodge in Golden Gate Park | 501 Stanyan Street | San Francisco, CA | 94117

Jan 6, 2016

Planting / Clean Up Day - Jan 16th

Join the Rec and Park gardeners and your neighbors on Billy Goat Hill on Saturday, January 16th at 10AM. We will be doing our quarterly clean up and our Winter planting. More details to come soon.

Nov 1, 2015

Beautiful New Beacon Sidewalks

The new sidewalks are looking really beautiful!
Much thanks to SF Public Works staff who meet with neighbors, heard our concerns for the new railing design, and agreed to re-evaluate the need for these.  We are happy to hear that most of the proposed new railings will not be necessary afterall.
Take a walk and check out the progress for yourself! Let us know if you have any concerns - so far we are hearing nothing but two big THUMBS UP from the neighbors!

Oct 6, 2015

Double Guard Rail will be installed along the street

We haven't been given detailed plans for the sidewalk construction along Beacon Street that is beginning this week so I am passing along information as I receive it. This was conveyed to us by Betsy Eddy:
"DPW is required to install a pedestrian guard rail in addition to the metal guard rail that already exists bordering Billy Goal Hill. Ed Lee, DPW Project Manager for the sidewalk work for Diamond Heights called to say that he would like residents to know about the two guardrails so that it would not be a surprise. Ed said the guardrail adjacent to Billy Goat Hill is an ADA requirement. DPW plans to install two metal guardrails. To try to be clearer, there will be a metal guardrail next to the street, then the sidewalk, and then another metal guardrail."
It doesn't sound very attractive, but apparently it is a safety requirement. Here is a visual of the proposed guardrails