SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — San Francisco’s popular and scenic Alamo Square will close next week for a seven-month renovation project, according to Recreation and Parks officials.
The park is set to undergo a renovation that includes a new irrigation system, a wheelchair accessible restroom and new water-conserving landscaping, including lawn alternatives that will not require mowing.READ MORE: Update: One Killed, Two Injured When Truck Crashes Into Diners at San Jose Sports Bar
The changes are expected to save more than 3.2 million gallons of water per year, or about 37 percent of current use, city officials said.READ MORE: UPDATE: Authorities Release New Details About Milpitas Couple Who Ran Network of South Bay Brothels
Funds for the project will come from parks bonds passed in 2008 and 2012 and a $1.6 million grant from the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.
Parkgoers might want to head to Golden Gate Park, Dolores Park, the Presidio or McLaren Park instead.MORE NEWS: 'In the Heights' Delights at First Pride Movie Night at Oracle Park
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