The La Playa Park Bocce courts are in! Steve Ward, native San Franciscan and visionary initiator of our Bocce courts, threw the first Bocce ball on the La Playa Park courts this weekend. Steve is teaching us to play this great old-world game that is so huge in Europe and around the globe.
We still need to put final touches on many of the areas of the park. The next steps are building three planter boxes on each of the parallel sides of the Bocce court; final grading of the court; final grading and installation of the wheelchair accessible pathways, patio area and elevated viewing areas; and installing a few more benches.
The new water main is coming soon, and the main irrigation lines are 70% complete. The conduit is set for the ambiance lighting.
We were just given some beautiful iris plants that were recycled from another San Francisco neighborhood park. We need to divide these root-bound plants. The irises, along with some Lilies of the Nile will make a wonderful show. Both are hardy, drought-tolerant plants that have gorgeous flowers.
Thanks to all who are contributing to La Playa Park. You are making this great city even greater.
Just a note of good news; the water department determined the entry point for our connection will be just south of the yet to be installed Surfrider flagstone patio. I'm guessing that'll happen within a couple of months. We still have trench digging and pipe laying to do. Knowing where the connect will come in helps that effort.
We are inviting plant donations. I'd especially like some Calla Lily bulbs. We also have some extra Bearded Iris for possible trade or as thank you gifts.
I'm very proud of the positive response from the surrounding community to our efforts.
I think that La Playa Park is destined to become an enduring part of San Francisco's lanscape that will engender the interest of tourists, provide recreation for residents of all ages and demonstrate that San Francisco
is still the city that "knows how" when comes to urban green landscaping.
All the Best