We received word last week that the newly renovated soccer fields at Beach Chalet will officially open to the public on Saturday, December 12. A grand opening celebration will take place from 1pm to 4pm.
The fields have been closed since November 2014 when construction began on the project shortly after a ballot initiative blocking the project was defeated.
The newly renovated fields include 4 astroturf fields, lighting, spectator seating, renovated restrooms, fencing around the fields, a small playground, and a newly paved parking lot.
The renovations will bring all four fields into use year-round and provide expanded hours into the early evening. Before the renovations, the fields could host 4,738 hours of annual play. The new fields will add 9,582 hours of play each year for both soccer and lacrosse players.
The Beach Chalet soccer field renovations were funded by a public/private partnership between San Francisco Rec & Park and The City Fields Foundation. The Beach Chalet project will mark the eighth park in which the two organizations have teamed up to renovate fields across San Francisco.
Come out on December 12 to check out the new fields and celebrate their opening!