In partnership with The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF), SF Rec and Park announces the opening of The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin, a traveling photo exhibition about the life and work of landscape architect Lawrence Halprin (1916-2009). The exhibit opens May 25, 2017 and will remain on view through September 4, … Continue reading
Summer Registration opens this Saturday, May 13! Our list of classes include Pickleball, Ukulele, and Muay Thai Fitness! Registration begins at 10 a.m. You can register by clicking here or in person at McLaren Lodge (501 Stanyan Street) and 12 other locations. Click here for registration locations as well as the full list of … Continue reading
The Junior Acting Troupe presents Shakespeare’s classic “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Come experience the language, poetry, and wit of Shakespeare in this fast-paced, fun version of his timeless classic. This free event will take place at Moscone Rec Center (1800 Chestnut Street) on Friday, May 12 and Saturday, May 13 starting at … Continue reading
Free & Open to the Public April 6 – July 8, 2017 San Francisco Main Library, Fisher Children’s Center, 2nd Floor (100 Larkin Street) This national exhibition and education program from Design Museum San Francisco explores the latest thinking in playground design while presenting how vital free play is to childhood development, thriving … Continue reading
The National Recreation and Park Association is collaborating with The Walt Disney Company, including Disney Citizenship, Disney|ABC Television Group and ESPN, to revitalize parks across the U.S. including a park here in San Francisco through Meet Me at the Park! One of three local parks will receive a $20,000 grant … Continue reading
It’s not too early to think about summer! Summer Day Camp registration begins March 18 at 10 a.m.– online and at 13 sites around the city. This summer, your kids will have the choice of more than 80 different camps, including traditional camps like Pine Lake and Silver Tree, as well as … Continue reading
Please join us on February 16 from 1 to 3 p.m. at McLaren Lodge (501 Stanyan Street), for the opening reception of our Mother’s Building Photo Exhibit in partnership with the Harvey Milk Photo Center. The photos themselves will be on display at McLaren Lodge from January 27 to March … Continue reading
Click here to check out SF Rec and Park’s new strategic plan for 2017-2021! This updated Strategic Plan introduces some new initiatves and offers updates on our ongoing projects, including the launch of the Let’sPlaySF program that will renovate many of our city’s playgrounds; implementing a community-based Park Ranger staffing … Continue reading
City Parks Alliance, Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board, Saint Paul Parks and Recreation and more than 1,000 global park leaders will explore the power of parks in supporting healthy, resilient and sustainable cities. Conference tracks cover the latest in Youth Development, Creative Culture of Parks, Planning Healthy Systems, and City Park Essentials. Attendees … Continue reading
Registration for the 2017 Camp Mather Lottery ends at 5 p.m. on Friday, February 3. New Registration System! In August, we launched our new registration system for classes, swim passes and memberships, and Camp Mather lottery registrations. If you haven’t already, please set up a new account today at sfrecpark.org/register. For … Continue reading
Dear Friends, As we kick-off 2017, I proudly share with you the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department’s latest Annual Community Report. In it, you’ll find the top stories and highlights that shaped our department over the past year, from hosting the nation’s largest all-girls baseball tournament to opening new … Continue reading
Join the SF Rose Society at the Rose Garden in Golden Gate Park on John F. Kennedy Drive for a pruning demo! The event will take place on Saturday, January 7th at 10:00 a.m. For more information, please visit http://www.sfrosesociety.org. To RSVP, please contact Maryanne Razzo at email@example.com or 415-656-4346.
Make your holiday celebrations a little greener this year with these helpful tips for sorting and reducing your waste. As you deck the halls and trim your tree, remember that Recology’s Christmas tree collection service will run from January 2-14, 2017. Please place clean, unflocked trees at the curb. Remove … Continue reading
Teens, interested in a fun summer job? Applications are now being accepted for SF Rec and Park’s Summer 2017 Workreation Program! The program is a student youth employment and training program that’s an integral part of SF Rec & Park’s mentorship program created specifically for high school youth, ages 14 to … Continue reading
Come by the Innovation Hangar (3601 Lyon Street) at the Palace of Fine Arts to build some Gingerbread houses for the holidays. With over 70 lbs of holiday candy donated by Jelly Belly, it will be a sweet experience! This free activity begins on Thursday, December 15 from 10 a.m. to … Continue reading
Mother’s Meadow Playground has completed its repairs and is now open to the public. Thank you for your patience and enjoy your parks!
Get eye to eye with a butterfly in the exhibit Butterflies & Blooms, coming to the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park this fall. The popular exhibit returns by overwhelming demand to San Francisco’s beloved Victorian greenhouse, transforming its Special Exhibit gallery into a beautiful and intimate cottage garden … Continue reading
The Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square, presented by Alaska Airlines, a San Francisco holiday tradition, is open! The rink will remain open through Monday, January 16, 2017, and will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., (9:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 31). Ticket prices for regular admission are … Continue reading
Our administrative offices will be CLOSED on Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. We will be open on Monday, November 28th at 8:30 a.m.
You may remember when REI did something different on Black Friday last year- they closed their doors and invited the nation to opt outside with them. And more than a million people did just that. This year on Black Friday, November 25, we’re going to join REI outside once again, … Continue reading
The San Francisco Arts Commission is working with the Recreation and Parks Department to commission a signature artwork piece for the renovated Rossi Pool that will inspire and engage the pool’s users and enhance their connection to recreation and to the neighborhood. The art opportunity will be installed in the … Continue reading