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Cayuga Community Center Green Roof
Cayuga Park is a neighborhood park and playground in San Francisco, at the edge of the Cayuga Terrace neighborhood. The aesthetics of Cayuga Park is largely the creation of Demetrio Braceros, an employee of the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department. Braceros worked on the park for over 20 years, transforming a barren landscape into a park that features lush vegetation, trails, "themed gardens" and, most prominently, over 375 figurines, totem poles and statues as well as several observation decks, all carved from wood by Braceros.
In 2008 the park and community center was redeveloped and upgraded due to the Clean & Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond ($9.4 million renovation). The playground’s old clubhouse had fallen into disrepair before the renovation and vandalism had increased. Part of the renovation included a sloped, green roof on the building, approximately 2000 SF in size. Design challenges included the slope of the roof, protecting the skylights, and providing maintenance guidance to City staff.