Strategic Plan 2016-2020

During the past year, our entire department—gardeners, laborers, recreation staff, managers, and administration— along with some very important partners and park advocates worked to develop a meaningful and lasting plan that provides a clear vision for our park system and a clear set of values to guide us as we do our work. Our 2016-2020 Strategic Plan sets forth our core strategies and objectives, and lays out some specific initiatives for us to achieve—things like acquiring new park land; expanding youth programs that emphasize movement and wellness; caring for our natural resources; and growing apprentice and workforce development programs that provide job training and career pathways. If we follow the plan, I am confident we will inspire a more livable city for all and ensure that San Francisco’s parks connect us all to play, nature and each other for years to come.

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CPRS Awards of Excellence for Two Recent Park Projects

Great news! The California Parks and Recreation Society (CPRS) has awarded its Excellence in Park Planning award for two recent capital renovation projects– Boeddeker Park and Cayuga Playground. The CPRS awards program recognizes outstanding achievement in the areas of facility design, park planning, marketing and communication, and community improvement and … Continue reading

Community Budget Meetings

Join us for two budget meetings to discuss preliminary plans for Fiscal Years 2016-17 and 2017-18, Wednesday, February 3, at Palega Rec Center (500 Felton St.), and Tuesday, February 9, at Gene Friend Rec Center (270 6th Street), 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Learn about our department’s budget instructions for … Continue reading

UPDATE: New Mini Park at Guy Place on Rincon Hill

In 2007, the City purchased 4 Guy Place, a vacant lot on Rincon Hill for a new mini park. The land purchase and development are funded through developer impact fees. A park design was vetted through four (4) community meetings and approved by the Recreation and Park Commission. Consequently construction documents were developed … Continue reading

Beach Chalet Athletic Fields Reopen!

Hundreds of city kids came out and got their kicks in at the opening of the new Beach Chalet Athletic Fields in Golden Gate Park on December 12. The new fields at the west end of the park will dramatically increase public access to the fields, tripling the amount of playtime there … Continue reading

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