Turk & Hyde Mini Park
As of April 2019, Turk/Hyde Park is under construction. According to SF Rec & Park the park should be reopened in eight months. We’ll update you as more information becomes available.
Prior to this major renovation, the TLCBD, in collaboration with SF Rec and Park and other community partners, worked to facilitate and structure daily activations at Turk & Hyde Mini Park through a several month pilot program. This included daily maintenance, cleaning and activation, along with a robust safety presence. Through these positive, community-led activities we continue our efforts to increase park use, perception of safety and deter negative activity in and around the park.
The Wellness Trail
The Tenderloin Wellness Trail is an initiative, which works to identify, through community outreach, input and data collection, a route between Tenderloin area parks with the most potential for an improved sense of wellness. The Tenderloin Wellness Trail will create connection between parks, increase park use and further leverage improvement along the route, including beautification, greening, sidewalk repair and more. Once established, work to improve wellness beyond the trail can begin to radiate outwards. The Tenderloin Wellness Trail initiative has been developed in partnership with Tenderloin community members, Trust For Public Land, San Francisco Rec and Park, and Saint Francis Foundation’s Tenderloin Health Improvement Partnership.
Sgt. Macaulay Park (Larkin & O Farrell) - Temporarily Closed for renovation
Boeddeker Park (246 Eddy) - Open 9am to 7pm
Turk Hyde Mini Park (Turk & Hyde) - Temporarily Closed for renovation
Helen Diller Civic Center Playground - Civic Center Plaza / Larkin St
On August 6th, National Night Out took place at Boeddeker Park. The evening was full of fun for the whole family and made possible through the collaborative efforts of many local organizations, including the Tenderloin Police, and TLCBD Safe Passage.
Saturday, July 27th was the Walk for Wellness—a day for exploring our neighborhood green spaces, getting a little exercise, and meeting some new friends. The route included stops at the Tenderloin National Forest, the newly re-paved TL Rec Center; and the currently-being-renovated Turk/ Hyde Mini Park and Sgt. Macaulay Park. The event concluded at Boeddeker Park with live music, lunch, games…and bubbles! Thanks to all who joined us!
This year’s Love Our City clean up event, organized by the City, Public Works, San Francisco Travel, and the Hotel Council of San Francisco, served as an opportunity for volunteers in the hospitality and tourism industry to engage with their neighbors and give back to the City. Here are some photos from the painting, cleaning, gardening and tree planting projects that were done in the Tenderloin.
The Let’sPlaySF! Initiative, the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department, the Trust for Public Land and, San Francisco Parks Alliance and Tenderloin partners, organized a Community Groundbreaking of Sgt. John Macaulay Park and Turk + Hyde Mini Park.
Such a beautiful night with the Aztec dancers and community out in full at tonight’s Dia de Los Muertos x Walk for Wellness celebration.
Community partners include: La Voz Latina, CounterPulse, Lower Polk CBD, Demonstration Gardens, Tenderloin SFPD, and more!
The Walk for Wellness is celebrating Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with activities throughout Sgt. Macaulay Park, Turk & Hyde Park, and Boeddeker Park.
Meet TLCBD at the Turk Hyde Park by 4:30 for a special Aztec dance performance followed by a procession to Boeddeker Park and then Sgt Macualay Park to check out altars and celebrate the holiday with family friendly activities.
High fives to everyone who made it out to the first Walk for Wellness! Highlighting the parks throughout the Tenderloin, this was a great day connecting neighbors to the local parks, the arts, and each other.
On August 2nd, join us for the first Walk for Wellness event highlighting the parks, art, and people in the Tenderloin. Join the community art walk with activities at parks and stops along the Wellness Trail. Participate in interactive art and social activities, then connect with the First Thursday Art Nights.
SF Rec and Park hosts a community meeting tonight (11/16) from 6-7:30pm at Boeddeker Park Clubhouse to share concept designs ahead of moving forward with the Turk Hyde Improvement Project. Click here for tonight's flyer. Gentle Movement Class returns 11/20. Continuing Thursdays after Thanksgiving, Faithful Fools Street Ministry brings the Listening Post. They want to hear from you!
As part of the Turk Hyde Mini Park Pilot, our friends from The Healing WELL SF will be bringing their expertise in calming, meditative practice and healing to the park for three consecutive Mondays in November.