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Meet Your 2011 Model Panhandle Park

Project sketch by Holly Kuljian/Panhandle Park Stewards
Golden Gate Park's vestigial tail between Fell and Oak Streets will be getting some improvements in early 2011. During last week's meeting, the Rec and Parks Department approved a proposal for $89,000 worth of upgrades to the park put forth by the Panhandle Park Stewards - those self-appointed keepers of the park who hold monthly volunteer work days and have been doing a wonderful job of keeping the park clean and safe for the kids.

The improvements, which will mostly be focused around the central area near Ashbury St, include repaired walkways, additional seating near the basketball courts, new bike racks and a path connecting the playground to the children's garden. More importantly for those of us too intimidated to play Bocce elsewhere, the project will also "modernize irrigation and drainage" so the dreaded Panhandle Pond will hopefully stop forming after even the slightest rain.
· Panhandle Project Selected for Implementation [Panhandle Park Stewards]
· Panhandle Upgrade in Early 2011 [BikeNOPA]