Yerba Buena made trail improvements in the northeast corner of Golden Gate Park that created a continous nature trail connecting several points of interest, as well as a multi-use trail that allows for off-road bicycle access.

The rehabilitated main trail was renamed the Phil Arnold Trail in honor of a former city employee who was an ardent advocate of urban trails. We realigned and repaired existing trails, decommissioned social trails, and constructed and surfaced new benched trail sections. We also patched asphalt paths, built box steps, improved drainage, added rolling dips, installed split-rail fencing, and planted drought-tolerant, high-habitat value shrubs and native plants.

While our team removed nearly 30 hazard trees, we took great care to protect the Coast Live Oak trees in the woodlands. Some of the oldest of their species in San Francisco, these oaks have been designated as part of the Old-Growth Forest Network for their age and significance.

This project won a Beautification Award from San Francisco Beautiful, as well as partnering awards from the City of San Francisco and the International Partnering Institute.

  • Project Name: Golden Gate Park Oak Woodlands Trails Improvement
  • Category: Trails, Parks, and Playgrounds/span>
  • Client/Owner: San Francisco Recreation and Park Department
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Dollar Amount: $1,595,741
Project Features:

  • Trail improvements
  • Box steps
  • ParkTread® trail surfacing
  • Grading and drainage, rolling dips
  • Tree removal
  • Native plant installation
  • Split-rail fencing
  • Staged construction
  • Erosion control
  • Partnering and beautification awards