SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department is asking for your help to fund the construction of a new volleyball facility for the city’s public beaches.
The new facility, which will be called the San Francisco Bay View Beach Volleyball Complex, is located near the corner of Alamo Street and North Beach Avenue, in the city park’s “Basketball Courts of Fame.”
The facilities, which cost $20,000 each, are scheduled to open in late 2018.
“The goal is to be open for public use as early as 2019,” said Mark Rocha, chief operating officer for the Recreation and Parks Department.
“We have already secured funding for the construction project and are committed to continue to get it completed as quickly as possible.”
The facility is expected to open by late 2019.
Rocha said that with funding for renovations already in place, the goal is for the new facility to open to the public by mid-2019.
The project, which is expected pay for itself, is the result of a $15 million gift by the Recreation & Parks Department to the City of San Francisco.
The gift, in conjunction with San Francisco City Councilwoman Lorena Gonzalez, is part of the department’s $4 billion capital investment plan.
Rochas office is working with City of Oakland, the Bay View Park District, San Francisco International Airport, San Jose Municipal Transportation Agency, and the city of San Jose to complete the project.
The city’s beach volleyball program is one of the citys biggest athletic events and has seen an influx of fans over the past decade.
There are approximately 5,500 athletes on the field at any given time.
Roche, a Bay View resident, said the project was a good fit for the park district.
“It’s the most welcoming part of town, and a great way to connect people with the parks and recreation,” she said.
“The public is going to enjoy the beach volleyball as well as the new facilities.”
The $20.5 million gift, part of a larger $1.8 billion package for the City’s recreation and park systems, will go toward improvements to parks and beach volleyball courts, as well construction of new recreational areas.