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Work Completed on First Phase of Sharp Park Renovation

Nov 16, 2015

SharP Park Pump House Project Plan
The first stage of habitat recovery and golf course renovation work at Sharp Park, pursuant to a June 1, 2015 permit from the California Coastal Commission was completed by San Francisco Recreation & Park Department in October.  
New Cart Path on 15
 New cart path on 15 
The work included construction of a new frog pond south of the Golf Course, pump house safety improvements, replacement of a culvert at the 12th hole, which collapsed during the course of the project, dredging of tulles in the Connecting Channel between Laguna Salada and Horse Stable Pond, and relocation of a paved cart path near the 15th tee and 14th green of the historic golf course.  This work, completed by the Sharp Park greenskeeping crew, working together with private contractors.
New green on 6 
Additionally, the Sharp Park greenskeepers in October-November, 2011, completed the rebuilding of Greens Nos. 4, 5, 6, and 7.  The renovated greens will be ready for play by Spring, 2016.  
Pump House BeforeSharp Park Pump House Infrastructure Under Construction
Before and After - Concrete bulkhead, retaining wall and partially dredged Horse Stable Pond
Pump House
This work will imrpove worker safety and enhance California Red Legged Frog breeding habitat
The remainder of the work – pictured in these photographs – is already in play by Sharp Park golfers.    
Connecting Channel, dredged of tullles at hole 12
Connecting Channel, on 12,dredged of  tulles to improve frog habitat 
It is worth noting that this work could have been completed years earlier were it not for the repeated, failed and dismissed lawsuits of eco-litigants bent on destroying the course. 
Repaired culvert and bridge at 12
Reconstructed culvert and bridge on 12th tee
Habitat recovery work still remains to be done at Sharp Park, along with renovation of the historic golf course itself. Plans for Phase Two work are currently undergoing environmental review in the San Francisco Planning Department. In coordination with San Francisco and San Mateo County. The non-profit San Francisco Public golf Alliance and the Alister MacKenzie Foundation stand  ready to support this effort.