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.

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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.

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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.

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