Impacted by the recent wind storm in the San Francisco Bay Area, Stern Grove and Pine Lake are now closed to vehicle traffic due to fallen trees obstructing roadways. The general public is asked to call 311 immediately should they observe potentially dangerous tree conditions or any tree failures. SF … Continue reading
The following is an update of parts of our San Francisco park system that have been affected by the storm. (Updated at 2:10 p.m. PST, December 11, 2014) Flooding: -Palace of Fine Arts (response in progress, PUC dispatching electrician and generator) -MLK Drive in Golden Gate Park from 19th Avenue … Continue reading
Are you a group or individual with an idea for how to improve your neighborhood park? Apply for a Community Opportunity Fund (COF) project and help make a difference in your community. As part of the 2012 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond, the Department’s COF program is a $6 … Continue reading
Mayor Ed Lee, Supervisor Mark Farrell and other city officials, including the Department of Technology’s Miguel A. Gamiño; city administrator Naomi Kelly; Supervisor Jane Kim; and Rec and Park GM Phil Ginsburg, were on hand at Tenderloin Recreation Center on October 1 to launch free Wi-Fi connectivity in 32 city parks. … Continue reading
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass is back celebrating their 14th year of amazing people, dogs and FREE MUSIC in Golden Gate Park! When: Fri Oct 3rd (Noon – 7pm, plus kids program 10:30am – Noon), Sat Oct 4th (11am – 7pm), and Sun Oct 5th, 2014 (11am – 7pm). Where: Hellman Hollow (formerly Speedway Meadows), … Continue reading
Teens, looking for an after school job this year? Work in our parks, recreation centers, or offices. Learn new skills, meet people, and make some money at the same time! Applications for school-year 9910 Public Service Trainee-Workreation Program positions will open online at www.jobaps.com/sf starting on Monday, August 25 at … Continue reading
Hi Everyone, I wanted to provide an update on the tennis courts at Glen Canyon. It has come to our attention that the slope of the courts are not in line with current USTA recommendations. Rec and Parks has worked with the design and construction management staff at the Department … Continue reading
Have you stopped by Dolores Park lately and wondered what all of the activity was? Here are a few pictures that show all of the top soil being removed, in order to replace the old irrigation and to correct the grade, so the lawn area will drain properly. Above is … Continue reading
Potrero del Sol Community Garden, the Free Farm Stand at Treat Commons Community Garden and Rec and Park’s Community Gardens Program and Urban Agriculture Program were featured this past week on SFGov TV’s “QuickBites” program, along with a piece on DPW’s Gleaning Program. Please see below for a quick and … Continue reading
Work on Coit Tower continues as we are getting closer to re-opening. Repair to exterior concrete and stucco, restoration of doors and windows and improvements to the buildings electrical system are nearing completion. The image above is of scaffolding at the Lantern Level for repairs to concrete and stucco as … Continue reading
By Adrian Benepe, Senior Vice President and Director of City Park Development for The Trust for Public Land A recent issue of New York Magazine includes a long story comparing New York City and San Francisco, asking “Is San Francisco New York?” While the piece focused on high tech business … Continue reading
Maintaining beautiful, green park spaces in drought conditions is no simple task, and as an agency that stewards over 4,000 acres of public park land and as one of the largest water users in the city, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department takes its responsibility to conserve water seriously. … Continue reading
The above image is of the tower getting prepped, by power-washing, for concrete and stucco repair. Color-matching of Historic door and window paint colors is happening along with the Art Commission survey for mural restoration. Modification to internal and external hand-rails is being completed to improve accessibility. Repair to building … Continue reading
Thank you all for joining us at last nights meeting. We are so glad to see so many community members participating in the process and hope you continue to give us feedback. Please see the main project page for last nights PowerPoint Presentation and let us know if you have … Continue reading
Hi Folks, I know many of you are eager for an update. The Glen Canyon Playground and Tennis Court Project is really moving along, if you see the park now, you will see that the new tennis courts are in place, and the new playgrounds are emerging. Over the next … Continue reading
Hello Minnie & Lovie Park Supporters. We wanted to let everyone know that we have finally started construction on the athletic field project. The contractor has already started some of the demolition work on fencing and site furniture. Over the next few weeks, you will see a lot of construction … Continue reading
We had a very productive meeting on 7-19-2013. We were joined by neighbors, a representative from Supervisor Cohen’s Office, and a Public Safety Officer. We will continue to work with the community during construction, and the Supervisor’s Office to address concerns. Thank you for joining us, we value your input!
Below you will find a link to the Tree Assessment we promised you. This is the final report, as with the previous two reports copies will be provided at tonight’s meeting. Click here to view the Tree Assessment.
As we promised, below is the Hydrologists’s assessment of the site; we will bring additional copies to tonight’s meeting. Questions regarding this assessment and the Geotechnical Report will be answered at tonight’ s meeting. Click here to download the Hydrologists Assessment. We look forward to seeing you at tonight’s meeting.
As promised, here is the report from the Geotechnical Engineer (see below link); we will also bring copies to the meeting tonight. We are awaiting the arrival of the Hydrologists’ report, and will post that info as soon as we receive it. We hope you can make tonight’s meeting, please … Continue reading
Dear Twin Peaks Trails Improvement Project Neighbors, Attached please find 3 documents for your review: 1) CatEx determination in response to community request for environmental impact report (I was working with the Planning Department this week to secure an official copy of this document to share with you) 2) Map … Continue reading
Please join us for a meeting to address the concerns raised by community members. As requested RPD will answer questions, including presenting the Hydrology Report from the recent Hydrologists’ testing, planting schematic, plant variety types, security and visibility to property, and erosion control measures. The Supervisors Office will also be … Continue reading
Dear Camp Mather Friends and Families, As approximately 4,500 dedicated fire personnel grapple to contain the Rim Fire in the Yosemite area that has now burned over 192,000 acres, we wanted to continue to send updates regarding the status of Camp Mather, for which so many of you have expressed … Continue reading
By Marisa Lagos, SF Chronicle San Francisco is finally getting free Wi-Fi – at least in 31 city parks. Six years after a deal to blanket the city fell apart, Supervisor Mark Farrell and Google will announce a plan Wednesday to bring public wireless Internet access, on the technology company’s dime, to parks, recreation … Continue reading
Come and enjoy the newly resurfaced basketball and tennis court at Jackson Playground, reopening July 5th!
RPD received an appeal of the demolition permit for replacement of the free-standing restroom. DuPont Tennis Courts is now partially reopened until further notice.
Great news! Travel + Leisure Magazine has just named Golden Gate Park as one of the world’s most beautiful city parks. Here’s to all of you who love your city parks, and here’s to all of the men and women who work every day to keep it sparkling. Get out … Continue reading
The City has announced plans to host the Street Soccer USA West Coast Cup, a tournament to raise awareness for homelessness and bridge the gap between our various communities, in June. The tournament will include homeless teams from cities across the nation, playing and competing with corporate teams. The San … Continue reading
Great news! The California Coastal Commission voted unanimously today to uphold the permit for the Beach Chalet Athletic Field renovation project at the West End of Golden Gate Park, perhaps the most vetted public project in Rec and Park history. The Commission’s vote means the renovation project can move forward … Continue reading
Outside Lands has announced its lineup for this year’s concert, August 9-11, in Golden Gate Park. Tickets go on sale on Thursday, April 18, at 12 noon PST. Log onto http://lineup.sfoutsidelands.com for more information. Paul McCartney Red Hot Chili Peppers Nine Inch Nails Phoenix Kaskade Vampire Weekend Pretty Lights Yeah … Continue reading
Car-free Saturdays along portions of JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park begin Saturday, April 6, 2013. Every Saturday through September, JFK Drive, from Tea Garden Drive (near 8th Avenue) to Transverse Drive, will be closed to vehicular traffic, allowing for bicyclists, walkers, joggers, skaters and others to enjoy a wide … Continue reading
The Weather Channel has just released its list of America’s Best Public Parks and our very own Golden Gate Park makes the list! “An oasis in the city, Golden Gate Park offers trails to walk or hike, playgrounds, picnic areas, lakes, dog-friendly areas, museums, a carousel, and even Segway tours … Continue reading
After nearly a year of environmental review, the community members attending the Mission Dolores Park Rehabilitation Project Open House were happy to see the design is moving forward with few changes. They also pointed out that the next challenge is publicizing and managing the construction process to minimize disruption of … Continue reading
In the last year, the Mission Dolores Park Rehabilitation Project has moved forward through environmental review and documentation. The project team is now ready to share the updated plans with you and the entire park community. Please join us for a Community Open House this Wednesday, February 6th from 5:30-7:30 … Continue reading