Fulton Playground is located in the Outer Richmond neighborhood. The playground and the historically significant William Merchant-designed clubhouse were redesigned and renovated by Public Works to meet the Recreation and Park Department’s programmatic and operational needs and the demands of the park users. The outdoor play areas and courts were redesigned to comply with accessibility and modern play structure codes. The location of the play areas, tennis court and basketball court was configured to improve staff supervision, and new covered-seating areas provide parents and guardians a place to relax while their children play. The historic 1,913 square foot clubhouse was seismically improved with a new deep foundation system and shear walls.
The project is unique in that the entire clubhouse was lifted and moved to allow for the installation of the new foundation system, and was later returned to its original location.
Much of the main clubroom and director’s office original wood paneling were retained, preserving the original character of the 1938 building.