SAN FRANCISCO—On Saturday, December 3, the newly renovated, Hilltop (Sundial) Park, which is  3.58 acres located at La Salle Avenue and Whitney Young Circle opened to the public. The new park design is a result of several community workshops, focus groups, and volunteer clean up days.

The new park contains two playgrounds, new seating throughout the park, improved ADA accessible pathways, new trails, new picnic area, a new fitness area, improved lawn, fresh green grass, a skate park, which is reportedly San Francisco’s first skate park thanks to renovations from the Tony Hawk Foundation and an improved sundial plaza.

Renovations for the park totaled $6.7 million and was funded by a grant received from the State of California.

The new park has received many positive reviews. Phil Ginsburg, the general manager of San Francisco’s Parks and Recreation Department shared that Hilltop Park was “off the hook” and “one of the best parks in San Francisco.”

The park was constructed in 1979 and was supported by the Trust for Public Land, California Department of Housing Related Parks Program, California State Parks Statewide Park Program, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Youth Outside, 2012 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond Community Opportunity Fund, Hellman Foundation, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, Walter and Elise Haas Fund, Union Bank Foundation, Lisa and Douglass Goldman Fund, the Tony Hawk Foundation, Senate President Kevin de Leon and San Francisco Board of Supervisor Malia Cohen.

By Alexandra Evans and Casey Jacobs