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Father Alfred E. Boeddeker Park
Father Alfred E. Boeddeker Park, San Francisco.jpg
A photo of Boeddeker Park
Type Urban park
Location San Francisco
Designer renovated and redesigned by The Trust for Public Land
Operated by San Francisco Recreation and Park Department
Open 1985

Boeddeker Park, more formally known as Father Alfred E. Boeddeker Park, is an urban park in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco. This 1-acre park was renovated and reopened in 2014, especially intended to serve the needs of people in the surrounding neighborhood who experience amongst the highest levels of poverty in the city. The park was completed with a large mural, Everyone Deserves a Home, on the building above the park in 2016.


The park includes an outdoor park with large lawn, adult exercise area with outdoor fitness equipment, a basketball court, youth play equipment, a walking path with accessible ramps. The park also has a clubhouse with a multipurpose room, office, and restrooms.

Recognition and awards

Boeddeker Park won an American Institute of Architects San Francisco Honor Award for its design, a collaboration between San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department, and WRNS Studio. It is certified by the Sustainable SITES Initiative for its park sustainability systems.

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