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.
Summer Of Love theme AUGUST 14 – 18, 2016 (Sunday-Thursday) REGISTRATION In person Lottery Registration: April 18 – 23 – from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Golden Gate Senior Center, 6101 Fulton Avenue @ 37th Avenue, SF CA 94121 (LOTTERY HELD AFTER APRIL 23RD) Fees: SF Resident $298 Non-Resident: $329 … Continue reading →
Starting Monday, November 30, 2015 we will be removing the existing fence that runs along the southern border of the Mission Playground (along the soccer field and tennis courts). The overgrowth of ivy has compromised the structural stability and safety of the existing fence. A new 20 foot high fence … Continue reading →
Interested parties are invited to submit qualifications for a selection process which will result in design ideas competition for two India Basin properties, 900 Innes and India Basin Shoreline Park. This is a unique opportunity to design a 21st century legacy park in a partly wild, post-industrial, 140-year old historic San Francisco Bay waterfront context, with an emphasis on public access, social equity, recreation, resiliency and habitat. Continue reading →
Fresh off last summer’s wildly popular World Cup soccer broadcasts at Civic Center Plaza, San Francisco Recreation and Parks and America SCORES Bay Area are teaming up again to bring you live broadcasts of Women’s World Cup soccer action at Civic Center Plaza. The viewings begin with a match-up between Team USA and … Continue reading →
Thank you for watching the world’s best golfers play TPC Harding Park! As a gesture of appreciation, receive 20% off your next round of golf at Lincoln Park, Sharp Park, Golden Gate Park, and Gleneagles golf courses. Simply present your ticket from the 2015 World Golf Championships Cadillac Match Play … Continue reading →
There are changes this upcoming season regarding the team registration system and process, reading the information below is very important. Registration 2015-16 NEW Indoor Soccer Registration dates Please register by Friday, November 6, 2015. Visit: http://sfrecpark.leagueapps.com/ Payment MUST be made in person by appointment no later than Friday, November 6, … Continue reading →
Attached is a new flyer of upcoming Rec Idol dates. Please pay attention to the new added audition date being held on July 16th @ Minnie and Lovie Ward Rec Center. We look forward to seeing your talent. If you want to schedule a time and date, please don’t hesitate … Continue reading →
San Francisco Recreation and Parks and America SCORES Bay Area are teaming up again to bring you live broadcasts of World Cup soccer action at Civic Center beginning this Saturday, June 14. Throughout the month of June, we’ll be hosting viewing parties of several tournament matches, including England versus Italy on June 14, and the U.S. team’s matches versus Ghana on June 16, Portugal on June 22, and Germany on June 26. Then, in July, we’ll host the highly anticipated semi-finals and finals. Click here to find out more information, including schedules, game day activities and food options. Continue reading →
Teen and young adult singers, dancers, acrobats, magicians… If you have talent, join us for our second Rec Idol talent competition this summer. Winners receive cash prizes and studio recording time. Register now through July 12th.
The Mission Playground Tennis Courts will reopen by the end of June after being closed due to a failing fence. With ivy overgrowth causing the fence bordering the southern end of the tennis courts to collapse, the Recreation and Parks Department closed the courts in March due to the safety … Continue reading →
Come party yourself into shape with free Zumba classes. Zumba is a latin-inspired, easy-to-follow calorie-burning dance-fitness party. You will get a great workout while enjoying San Francisco’s wonderful weather, Parks, and Recreation Centers. Proudly brought to you by The Movement in the Parks Program and the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department. No Registration Required. Just show up and dance away. For Zumba updates RSVP Olive.Continue reading →
The final football game ever at legendary Candlestick Park will take place on July 12 when NFL Hall of Famers Joe Montana and Jerry Rice and their 49er teammates Roger Craig and Dwight Clark face off against a team of NFL stars captained by NFL Hall of Famer Dan Marino in the best flag football game ever, “Legends of Candlestick,” presented by HP. An opening game between the San Francisco Police Department and San Francisco Firefighters will precede Candlestick Park’s unforgettable football finale.
Tickets for “Legends of Candlestick” are $30, $40 and $50 and will be available for purchase on May 10, 2014 at Ticketmaster.com
August 14, 2014 Tickets for the Paul McCartney “Farewell to Candlestick Park: The Final Concert” go on sale Monday May 5th at 10am at www.APEconcerts.com.
Putting the rumor mill to rest, Sir Paul McCartney has confirmed that he will indeed return to San Francisco August 14 to play Farewell to Candlestick: The Final Concert. This once-in-a-lifetime occasion is sure to be doubly bittersweet as Paul closes the same iconic venue where The Beatles played their final concert date on August 29, 1966. Of Paul’s most recent visit to San Francisco, headlining last year’s Outside Lands festival, the SF Weekly gushed “one of pop music’s original supernovas… let us bask in its incredible warmth for the best part of three hours… the question of whether or not it was a ‘good’ show almost doesn’t apply — Paul McCartney… was good in a way that no other show could be.”
Tickets for Paul McCartney’s Farewell to Candlestick: The Final Concert will go on sale Monday, May 5 at 10am. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Thursday, May 1 at 10am through Sunday, May 4 at 10pm.
San Francisco Recreation and Parks is excited to start the 2014 Junior Giants season! Registration begins on May 3, 2014 at 12:01 AM. Registration is on a first come first serve basis. Teams fill up quickly so we suggest you sign your child up as soon as registration goes live. https://sfrg-sanfranrecnpark.sportssignup.com/Continue reading →
Due to a broken fill valve, North Beach swimming pool will be closed until at least Monday. We are working on fixing the issue and hope to have it fixed ASAP. We will keep you informed of the situation.
Roads will be closed in Golden Gate Park for the following special events (please note that in addition, on Sundays and all holidays, John F Kennedy Drive (JFK) is closed from the East End (Kezar Drive) to Transverse Drive and on Saturdays from April through September, JFK is closed to … Continue reading →
Coming Spring 2014! New moms spend this class getting back into shape while bonding with baby. Walk, jog, run and exercise with your 6-24 month-old baby in a jogging stroller and other new moms facing the same challenges as you. Please bring your baby, jogging stroller, water bottle and a … Continue reading →
If you are interested in a summer recreation job with San Francisco Recreation and Park, please read this information. For some of the summer jobs, we are in the midst of finalizing the recruitment detials while others, we are using a current application link. Note that the majority of these … Continue reading →
All City Basketball presents Jr. Warriors Youth Basketball League Register starting at 10am on Saturday, November 9th online: Jr Warriors Registration. OR at St. Mary’s Recreation Center (95 Justin Dr. @ Murray St)
In 2013, Stern Grove Festival celebrates its 76th Season of admission-free concerts. The season runs from June 16 – August 18, 2013, kicking off with The Big Picnic. See you in the Grove! http://www.sterngrove.org 2013 Concerts and Events June 16 The Big Picnic Starring Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs June 23 … Continue reading →
Come party yourself into shape with free outdoor Zumba classes. Zumba is a latin-inspired, easy-to-follow calorie-burning dance-fitness party. You will get a great workout while enjoying San Francisco’s wonderful weather. Proudly brought to you by The Movement in the Parks Program and the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department. Free with … Continue reading →
Would you like to try out your green thumb or help clean-up your neighborhood park? Volunteers participate in a wide variety of projects including: weeding, planting, mulching, habitat restoration, trash-pick up, painting, and trail maintenance. Individuals may look at our event calendar and attend any ongoing projects. Groups of 5 or more … Continue reading →
Thanks to all that came out to Crocker Amazon on Saturday for our first Mobile Recreation event of 2013. Your participation makes this program thrive. See you next week at India Basin Shoreline Park, for Free Kayaking!
The free Mobile Recreation Unit is ready and rollin’ out for the New Year. Join us on Saturday, Jan 5th at the Crocker Amazon Club House from 10:30am – 2:00pm. The mobile Rockwall will be set up so you can get your climb on! We will bring the ramps … Continue reading →
The Panhandle Park Improvement construction is well underway. Begun on November 26th, a great deal has been completed within the first three weeks of construction. The pathways by the basketball court have been repaved and the berms and rain garden are in the process of being re-graded. The seat wall overlooking the … Continue reading →
Hot Chocolate, crisp air, couples holding hands and lots of people falling on their butts… tis the season for Ice Skating! Whether your’re a wall hugger or have skated all your life, Embarcadero Center and Union Square Ice Rinks will satisfy your lastest desire for skating on the ice! Embarcadero Center … Continue reading →
The Mobile Recreation Unit is preparing for an epic day at the Visitation Valley Playground, Kelloch-Velasco. Join us Saturday, Dec 8th 10:30am-2:00pm. We will bring the Mobile Rockwall, and set up the mini ramps, rails, and manual pads for the BMX & Skateboarding fans. Let’s Get Out & Play while the rains … Continue reading →
Hi Everyone, Here is the latest update: As you know, the appeals board voted 4-0 to deny the appeal on November 14th. The appellant had a 10 day period to file a re-hearing request. The last to file this request was November 26th. On that date, the appellant submitted a … Continue reading →
In other news, the Recreation and Park Department will be changing the process for requesting Community Garden plots to make it easier for the public and the Department! Currently each Garden Coordinator is managing the waiting list for his/her specific garden. Please contact the garden coordinator accordingly. However in the … Continue reading →
We can’t think of a better subject for a photo exhibit than our city parks. Come get a whole new perspective at “Off the Beaten Path,” a collection of photographs from 60 Bay Area photographers, showing now through January 12 at McLaren Lodge in Golden Gate Park and the Harvey … Continue reading →
Balboa Skatepark officially opened on September 29th. The opening day was filled with families and skateboarders who enjoyed a day of live bands, free food, and skate contests. The skate park project, a partnership with the Trust for Public Land, was part of a larger renovation of the park that … Continue reading →
Please join us for the Mission Playground and Clubhouse ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, September 15th at 10:30am. Thanks to SF voters the park was renovated with funds from the 2008 Clean & Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond. The renovation includes a renovated clubhouse and new playground including an exciting water feature, new synthetic turf soccer field, resurfaced … Continue reading →
We have made tremendous progress with our Community Opportunity Fund projects. The new youth play area at Duboce Park, an innovative play area geared toward school-aged children, is now officially open! This project has activated an unused corner of Duboce Park and has given children a place that invites imaginative … Continue reading →
Playgrounds pocked with toxic equipment would be replaced, rutted basketball courts would be resurfaced, and overgrown trails, worn swimming pools and funky public bathrooms would all be made functional under a plan city leaders unveiled Tuesday to improve San Francisco’s vast network of parks. Now it will be up to city … Continue reading →
This is the most current information we have been provided with regarding the August AC 45 races and the impact to SF Marina bertholders. We made every attempt to make sure the bertholder’s needs were considered and access to your vessels remains possible during this exciting event. Obviously, parking is … Continue reading →
The remainder of the Mission Playground Renovation project is nearing completion this summer. In May, Area 1 which includes the new water play feature, play area and art fence along Valencia Street, and the soccer field, tennis and basketball court re-opened to the public. The water feature has been a very … Continue reading →
In order to ensure the safety of construction site workers and the public, a hazardous tree is scheduled to be removed immediately at Lafayette Park. This tree has also been identified as unsafe in the Lafayette Tree Assessment (Tree #40) and has been recommended for removal due to the tree’s … Continue reading →
The COF Round 3 Application Deadline is quickly approaching. The applications are due no later than 4pm Friday, June 29th. Just a reminder, please submit ten hard copies or a CD with pdf’s of your application (as described in the Application Checklist) to: ATTN: Community Opportunity Fund, San Francisco Recreation and … Continue reading →
Hamilton Pool and Recreation Center are closed 4/5/12 thru 4/6/12 due to gym and dance floor refinishing. We expect to re-open on Saturday, April 7, 2012. Patrons can call the pool at 415.292.2008 for updates on Saturday’s re-opening. We apologize for any inconvinence our closure may have caused.
The Recreation and Park Department will be hosting a ribbon cutting event for the completed portion of Mission Playground on Tuesday, May 22 at 9:30am. The improvements include the newly renovated plaza at Valenica Street featuring a playground with a water play feature and artist designed fence panels, resurfaced soccer field, tennis and … Continue reading →
Park renovations are progressing at Mission Playground and passers-by can see the new synthetic turf soccer field, sports lighting and new play area at Valencia Street taking shape. Now here’s a sneak peek at the changes inside the Clubhouse which include new restrooms, kitchen, computer study room, music room, skylights, … Continue reading →
The proposed Post-Renovation Berthing Assignment Policy for the Marina West Basin and the proposed new Marina Rules and Regulations have been posted on the sfrecpark website for public review. Also, you will find the Notice of the Public Hearing pertaining to this matter and the Community Feedback Report that encapsulates the … Continue reading →
Get ready to roll up your sleeves San Francisco! Round 3 of the Community Opportunity Fund is about to begin. Applications will be released on Monday, March 19th. As part of the application process, attendance at one COF workshop is mandatory for all applicants. The dates and location of workshops … Continue reading →
Mission Playground park improvements are starting to take shape this week as the new soccer field is installed in Area 1. The new synthetic turf surface is being provided by a generous donation from the City Fields Foundation and will provide a safer play experience and brighten the look of … Continue reading →
As a result of overwhelming community feedback, the Marina Operating Policies Project timelines have been extended by thirty days. As communicated in previous communications, including the Dec. 7th and Jan. 25th public meetings, a community process has been developed with a goal to engage the public and potentially affected stakeholders … Continue reading →
The planning and construction of several of the Round 2 projects are underway and we are now begining Round 3. We have been working with the Parks Alliance to develop the applicant workshop dates and locations. Once finalized, they will be posted on this blog. For Round 3, we will be awarding $1.25 … Continue reading →
Session One Information Session I: (Sunday-Thursday) JUNE 3-7, 2012 Fees: SF Residents: $257 Non-Residents: $289 Theme: Under the Sea REGISTRATION for Bus Passengers & Drivers June 2012 (Session I) registration begins Thursday, March 1st to Friday, March 16 (12 Working Days) 10:00AM to 1:00PM In Person Registration ONLY (You must … Continue reading →
On Wednesday, February 1 Recreation and Park staff presented the Twin Peaks Trail concept plan to the Capital Committee of the Recreation and Park Commission. The Capital Committee voted to move approval of the trail concept plan to the consent calendar at the full Commission meeting to be held on Febraury … Continue reading →
DRAFT 01/2012 RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE SAN FRANCISCO MARINA SMALL CRAFT HARBOR SECTION 1 – DEFINITIONS Whenever any of the words hereinafter defined are used in the Rules and Regulations, they shall be construed to mean the following: “San Francisco Marina Small Craft Harbor” shall include both the … Continue reading →
Walter K. “Tim” Timpson, Jr. CMM MarinaResource, LLC 16761 130th Way North Jupiter, FL 33478 (561) 744-7832 Off (561) 951-7832 Cell e-mail: TimTimpsonCMM@marinaresource.com January 16, 2012 The following report is an assessment of the current Marina Rules & Regulations in place at the San Francisco Small Craft Yacht … Continue reading →
Newly Renovated West Basin PROPOSED IN DRAFT FORM 1/20/12 AUTHORITY The Harbormaster, acting under the orders and supervision of the General Manager, subject to the approval of the San Francisco Recreation and Park Commission, shall have full authority in the interpretation and enforcement of the 2012 Berthing Assignment Policy for … Continue reading →