The Swinerton Foundation, in partnership with Swinerton, successfully completed the construction of a new community-funded playground at the Sue Bierman Park in San Francisco.
This project came from one of Swinerton’s committed employees, Adhamina Rodriguez, who started this quest over three years ago. Adhamina, a mother of three, identified the need for a safe place for children to play in her neighborhood—there was not a single playground within a mile of San Francisco’s Ferry Building—and raised the issue with city officials and the community. After co-founding and becoming a managing member of “Friends of the Waterfront Playground,” Adhamina worked through the design and approval process, raised funds for the project, and brought The Swinerton Foundation on board as a donor and Swinerton on board as the general contractor for what is now known as the Playground at Sue Bierman Park. Once the playground was built, Friends of the Waterfront Playground donated it to the City of San Francisco as a gift-in-place for all children to enjoy.
The playground grand opening was attended by Senator Mark Leno, District Supervisor David Chiu, head of the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department Phil Ginsburg, Founder Mark Pincus, and many community members, including Adhamina, who helped cut the ribbon after delivering an emotional speech thanking the community. Since its opening, this has been one of the most used playgrounds in San Francisco. Please come out to play, and look for the “The Swinerton Foundation” red tile bordering the inside of playground. For more information, please visit www.waterfrontplayground.org.