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: Flood Waters Shut Down Lanes Of I-880; Alameda's Harbor Bay Parkway, Silverado Trail In Napa
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: Atmospheric River: Santa Cruz County Officials Lift Evacuation Orders For CZU Fire Burn Zone
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: Atmospheric River: San Francisco Bay Area Takes Wild One Day Ride From Extreme Drought To Flooded Streets
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