SF Rec & Parks to Host Free 2018 FIFA World Cup Viewing Parties at Civic Center Plaza

SAN FRANCISCO – As the 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off with the host nation Russia, facing off against Saudi Arabia at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow today, once again, San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza will be cheering with soccer fans for three days this July. The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (SF Rec & Parks) announced … Continue reading

Garden Resource Day and Community Garden Workshops in June

Get your garden ready and join us for FREE community garden workshops in June, including our second Garden Resource Day of 2018 at Golden Gate Park CommUNITY Garden (780 Frederick Street) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 9. Grab some compost and mulch for your garden and … Continue reading

Golden Gate Park’s Anglers Lodge and Casting Pond Celebrate 80th Anniversary

SAN FRANCISCO – In partnership with the Golden Gate Angling & Casting Club (GGACC), the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (SF Rec & Parks) announced the celebration of the 80th anniversary of Anglers Lodge and Casting Pond in Golden Gate Park.  A celebration is scheduled on Saturday, May 12th, … Continue reading

Golden Gate Park’s Anglers Lodge and Casting Pond Celebrate 80th Anniversary

SAN FRANCISCO – In partnership with the Golden Gate Angling & Casting Club (GGACC), the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (SF Rec & Parks) announced the celebration of the 80th anniversary of Anglers Lodge and Casting Pond in Golden Gate Park.  A celebration is scheduled on Saturday, May 12th, … Continue reading

Celebrate Earth Month by Volunteering in our Parks!

Join our Earth Month Madness this April by volunteering in our parks! We have numerous volunteer workdays across the city that are perfect for celebrating our planet! For more information or to RSVP for any of these events please email recparkvolunteer@sfgov.org or call (415) 831-6330 Where: Alamo Square (Hayes & … Continue reading

San Francisco to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Japan Center and Japantown Peace Plaza

SAN FRANCISCO – The Japantown Merchants Association, the East and West Japan Center Malls, the Japantown community of residents, merchants and nonprofits and spiritual leaders, in partnership with SF Recreation and Park Department (SF Rec & Parks) will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Japanese Cultural and Trade Center (Japan Center) and … Continue reading

The Greenager Program is now hiring for Class of 2019!

The Greenager Program is an outdoor youth leadership program created and designed to offer early high school teens a chance to play an important role in the community by improving the city’s green spaces through stewardship, engagement, raising awareness, creating place-based projects focused on topics participants value and are interested in, and to simply connect youth … Continue reading

SF Rec & Parks Moves Forward to Add Brand New 4.5 Acre Park to San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (SF Rec & Parks) announced today the commission approval of conceptual design to convert 4.5 acres of former reservoir to a brand new park located atop of Russian Hill.  The Park, bounded by Bay, Hyde and Larkin Streets and is intersected … Continue reading

SF Rec & Parks Transforms Historic Car Barn into Youth Performing Arts Center

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today the groundbreaking of the $14 million Geneva Car Barn and Powerhouse renovation.  The Geneva Car Barn and Powerhouse (also known as the Car Barn) will become the latest addition of recreation space in Excelsior neighborhood.  A groundbreaking ceremony … Continue reading

SF Rec & Parks to Open New Edible Garden Near Balboa Park

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announces the opening of the Geneva Community Garden today. The 10,427-square-foot community garden, located at Geneva and Delano Ave, is the 40th addition to the Department’s citywide community garden program. Last spring, the Department opened In Chan Kaajal at 17th and Folsom … Continue reading

SF Rec & Parks to Open Helen Diller Civic Center Playgrounds After $10 Million Renovation

SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (SF Rec & Parks), The Trust for Public Land (TPL) and the Helen Diller Family Foundation, to officially open the newly renovated Helen Diller Civic Center Playgrounds, located in the heart of San Francisco’s Civic Center Historic District, on Valentines … Continue reading

SF Rec and Parks’ Randall Museum to Open After $9 million Renovation

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department and Randall Museum Friends (RMF) proudly announce the opening of the Randall Museum after its recent $9 million renovation. The Randall Museum, a one-of-a-kind art and science education center, reopens to the public on Sunday, February 11th, 2018. The renovation … Continue reading

SF Rec and Parks’ Randall Museum to Open After $9 Million Renovation

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department and Randall Museum Friends (RMF) proudly announce the opening of the Randall Museum after its recent $9 million renovation. The Randall Museum, a one-of-a-kind art and science education center, reopens to the public on Sunday, February 11th, 2018. The renovation … Continue reading

FREE Recreation Swim for MLK Day!

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, the following pools will be open for FREE recreational swimming from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, January 15:   Coffman Swimming Pool (1700 Visitacion Avenue) Hamilton Swimming Pool (1900 Geary Boulevard) MLK Jr. Swimming Pool (5701 3rd Street) Mission Swimming Pool … Continue reading

SF Rec and Parks Remembers Mayor Ed Lee

Mayor Ed Lee was a fierce proponent and advocate for our City’s parks. Under his leadership, San Francisco made parks and recreation programs more accessible than ever, acquiring more park land, renovating parks, playgrounds and ball fields and providing more than $1 million in scholarships to city families. Earlier this … Continue reading

SF Rec & Parks to Launch Free Holiday Fun at Embarcadero Plaza

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today the launch of a series of free holiday sports at Embarcadero Plaza. The Plaza already features the Holiday Ice Rink, located at heart of the Embarcadero Plaza.  Now the Department is adding free, fun, drop-in, sports including Disc … Continue reading

SF Rec & Parks to Host Winter Lights in Golden Gate Park

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department announced today a free special event, “Winter Lights in Golden Gate Park” that will take place on Thursday, December 7th, 2017.  The “Winter Lights in Golden Gate Park” event will begin with the City’s 88th Holiday Tree lighting tradition, and is scheduled to … Continue reading

Holiday Events in SF Parks

Join us for “Winter Lights in Golden Gate Park” on Thursday, December 7, from 4 to 8 p.m., featuring the 88th annual lighting of the city’s official holiday tree at McLaren Lodge (501 Stanyan Street and Fell) at 6 p.m., followed by a stunning new light art installation at the … Continue reading

SF Rec and Parks Recycled Almost Half of Trash Generated at Dolores Park

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department and Recology announced today that the Eco Pop-up at Dolores Park diverted over 42,840 gallons of recyclables and composts from landfill from May through October this year.  That is equivalent to 48.8% of the total waste collected from the entire … Continue reading

SF Rec and Parks Opens Newly Renovated Play Fields at West Sunset Playground

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department announced today the reopening of the playfields at West Sunset Playground after $13.6 million renovation funded by the 2012 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond.  West Sunset Playground, 18 acres in size, features a children’s playground, athletic courts, two baseball … Continue reading

San Francisco Deltas Win NASL Championship at Kezar Stadium!

Congratulations to the San Francisco Deltas for bringing home the City’s first Northern America Soccer League Championship! It was an amazing experience to watch this team coming together from their first game to the championship. Their greatest measure of growth can be seen in their performances against Miami FC, arguably the most … Continue reading

SF Rec and Parks Welcomes Rock & Roll Photographer Jay Blakesberg to Harvey Milk Photo Center

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today celebrity photographer Jay Blakesberg, who has photographed legendary musicians such Jerry Garcia, Tom Waits, Santana and more, will be showing his work for the first time in San Francisco. The longtime San Francisco resident has chosen SF Rec … Continue reading

Construction to Begin on New Restroom at GGP Boat Playground

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today the construction of a new free-standing restroom at Golden Gate Park’s Boat Playground located at 45thAvenue and Lincoln Way.  The $ 2 million restroom construction is a community driven project, advocated for by an Outer Sunset community group … Continue reading

San Francisco to Open the City’s First Bike Park

SAN FRANCSICO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today the opening of the McLaren Bike Park in McLaren Park, the first Bicycle Motocross (BMX) and Mountain Biking Park in San Francisco.  Designed by Alpine Bike Parks, the $1,131,921 project features a beginner bikes skills trail, youth BMX … Continue reading

Conservatory of Flowers to Extend Run of Popular Illuminated Artwork

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today that the popular illumination of the historic Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park will be extended through November 26th this year.  The beloved landmark became the canvas for Photosynthesis, an elegant public art installation to honor San … Continue reading

SF Rec and Parks Recieves Grant to Renovate Tennis Courts Citywide!

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department announced today that the Department has received a cash grant of $864,000 from San Franciscans for Sports and Recreation (SFFSR) to resurface tennis courts in the City’s park system.  Throughout 2016, the Department and SFFSR worked together to identify a … Continue reading

San Francisco Model for Coalition of 134 Cities to Launch 10-Minute Walk to a Park Campaign

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department and Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced today that the City of San Francisco is the model city for cities across the nation as The Trust for Public Land (TPL), National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), and Urban Land Institute are launching … Continue reading

SF Rec and Parks’ Youth Leaders to Celebrate National Public Lands Day

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today that its youth leadership program known as Greenagers, will be leading park stewardship project and community engagement efforts to celebrate National Public Lands Day at Michelangelo Playground located at Greenwich and Jones Streets on Saturday, September 30th.  This … Continue reading

SF Rec and Park to Celebrates 5 Years of Healthy Parks, Healthy People Initiative

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today its 5th year of partnership with Healthy Parks, Healthy People Bay Area (HPHP Bay Area), a collaborative initiative of over 30 parks, public health, and community based agencies working to improve the health and well-being of all Bay … Continue reading

San Francisco Chinatown to Gain New Park Space

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today a newly constructed park space in Chinatown is now scheduled to open early in October, 2017.  The 6,000 square-foot Rooftop Park, which is connected to St. Mary’s Square, contains planted areas, seating and an open plaza.  It was built as … Continue reading

Open Gardens Day on September 23

Join us to celebrate Open Gardens Day across the city on September 23. Listed below are the community gardens that will be open that day with each featuring various educational, recreational and social activities! We will also be holding Garden Resource Days at the Golden Gate Park CommUNITY Garden and Alemany Farm … Continue reading

SF Rec and Park to Host Citywide Coastal Cleanup Day 2017

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today that the Department will take the lead to coordinate citywide efforts to celebrate Coastal Cleanup Day in partnership with hundreds of volunteers and fellow government agencies and community groups including California Coastal Commission, California Department of Parks and … Continue reading

San Francisco to Name Golden Gate Park Meadow in Honor of Robin Williams

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today the naming of the Robin Williams Meadow, the meadow located adjacent to Golden Gate Park’s Sharon Building in honor of the late Robin Williams, the legendary comedian and longtime Bay Area resident.  Throughout his life, Mr. Williams made great … Continue reading

Hamilton Pool Wins Multiple Awards Over the Summer 

Congratulations to the Hamilton Pool staff for winning both the “Best Pool” Award from San Francisco Magazine and the Bay Area Parent “Best of the Best Swim Center” Award this past summer. Located in the Fillmore/Western Addition neighborhood, Hamilton Pool (1900 Geary Boulevard) is an indoor facility that boasts a large heated pool as … Continue reading

City and County of San Francisco Cooling Centers for Saturday September 2, 2017

San Francisco, CA – The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for San Francisco until 9:00 pm Saturday September 2.  Temperatures are expected to be as high as 90 degrees over the next several days.  Hot temperatures will create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible especially for older adults, children, people … Continue reading

Help Us Repair Koret Playground

On June 24, the beloved Koret Children’s Quarter playground was vandalized, severely damaging the structure and closing part of the playground. The SF Parks Alliance is leading the community effort to raise funds to restore the playground. To donate or for more information, click here: https://t.co/YjxCK2TqJn On behalf of San … Continue reading

SF Rec and Park to Begin Construction on a New Park in District 6

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today the construction of Guy Place Mini Park, a new park at 4-8 Guy Place, one of the very few undeveloped properties in the Rincon Hill District.  The park parcel, located on Guy Place near the approach to the … Continue reading

Helen Diller Family Foundation Expands Gift to SF’s Civic Center Plaza

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department in partnership with The Trust for Public Land and Civic Center Community Benefit District (CCCBD) announced today that Helen Diller Family Foundation will be expanding its $10 million playground renovation gift to Civic Center Plaza.  Through The Trust for Public … Continue reading

National Night Out on August 1

Tuesday, August 1 is National Night Out, an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. Rec centers and parks across the city will be participating in this event with a variety of live entertainment, arts and recreational … Continue reading

Flower Piano Returns to the SF Botanical Garden this Summer

This summer, music, community, and nature join forces once again in the heart of the city during the 12-day, outdoor extravaganza known as Flower Piano. Now in its third year, Flower Piano once again transforms San Francisco Botanical Garden (SFBG) into the city’s own alfresco concert hall, and everyone is … Continue reading

80th Season of the Stern Grove Festival

The 80th season of the the Stern Grove Festival is in full swing! The Festival features free Sunday concerts throughout the summer. Every year since 1938, the Stern Grove Festival Association, in partnership with SF Rec and Park, presents an admission-free performing arts series in Sigmund Stern Grove’s beautiful outdoor amphitheater … Continue reading

San Francisco Bay Area Pro-Am Hoops Season Underway

Looking to fill that basketball void now that the NBA season is over? The 38th San Francisco Bay Area Pro-Am season is underway, featuring free, high-quality hoops all summer long at Kezar Pavilion in Golden Gate Park. From the seasoned pro and college veterans looking to enhance their skills, to … Continue reading

Summer of Love Light Art Installation at the Conservatory of Flowers through October

Missed 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love and the lighting of the Conservatory of Flowers for the Summer Solstice? We have you covered! The lighting at the Conservatory of Flowers (100 John F Kennedy Drive) will continue to be on view through October 21, from 9 to 11:30 p.m., … Continue reading

Lawrence Halprin Exhibit at the Palace of Fine Arts

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

SF Rec & Park and Laborers International – Local 261 Celebrate Park Gardeners with Ninth Annual William Hammond Hall Awards

SAN FRANCISCO – In partnership with the Laborer’s International Union of North America (LIUNA) Local 261, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Commission and Department hosted the ninth Annual William Hammond Hall Awards on May 24 at the Lake Merced Clubhouse. The awards honor the top professionals in gardening and … Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE: SF Rec and Park’s Partnership With Bonnie Ora Sherk and A Living Library Receive International

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department is proud to announce that its long-time partner, Bonnie Ora Sherk, Founder and Director of A Living Library (A.L.L.) and creator of the prototype, Living Library Nature Walk which links parks, schools, public housing, streets, and other open spaces leading … Continue reading

San Francisco’s landmark Conservatory of Flowers to be illuminated in a special Summer of Love tribute

June 21 through October 21, 2017 SAN FRANCISCO—Flowers power the night this summer as the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park becomes the canvas for an elegant light art installation to honor San Francisco’s city-wide celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love. Developed in partnership with … Continue reading

Junior Acting Troupe’s 5th Anniversary Gala and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” Show

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

SF Rec & Park Partners to Host A Day of Service Celebrating Huckleberry Youth Programs’ 50th Anniversary

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department is proud to partner with Huckleberry Youth Programs (HYP) and San Francisco Travel to celebrate the 50 years of the HYP’s success in San Francisco. In honor of their commitment to San Francisco youth, the Department will be co-coordinating a … Continue reading

Design Museum San Francisco, Playworld, And The City Of San Francisco Bring New Public Play Sculpture To Civic Center Plaza

The PlayCubes installation is a Part of Design Museum San Francisco’s Extraordinary Playscapes Exhibition Opening at the San Francisco Public Library on April 6 SAN FRANCISCO — Design Museum San Francisco, Playworld, San Francisco Recreation and Parks, and the San Francisco Parks Alliance are pleased to announce the opening of … Continue reading

Extraordinary Playscapes Comes to the SF Main Library Starting  April 6

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

A New Exhibition Exploring The Best Examples Of Worldwide And Local Playground Design Premieres In San Francisco On April 6

The Extraordinary Playscapes Exhibition Will Run Through July 8, 2017 SAN FRANCISCO— Design Museum San Francisco, Playworld, San Francisco Recreation & Parks, and the San Francisco Public Library are pleased to announce the opening of Extraordinary Playscapes, an exhibition featuring over 40 pioneering play spaces from around the world, at … Continue reading

SF Rec and Park and Golden Gate Audubon Society Get Nests Ready for White-Crowned Sparrows

SAN FRANCISCO – For the fifth consecutive year, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department partnered up with the Golden Gate Audubon Society and volunteers to restore White-Crowned Sparrow habitats and other coastal scrub species at the edge of the Bison Paddock in Golden Gate Park. Today, volunteers removed invasive weeds … Continue reading

SF Recreation and Park Policies and Initiatives to Be Highlighted at Statewide Conference

SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today the Department’s recreation initiatives and park policies will be highlighted at the annual conference held by California Park and Recreation Society (CPRS), a statewide nonprofit organization founded in 1946 to strengthen California’s public parks, and recreation industry and its … Continue reading

The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin Exhibition to Open at the San Francisco Palace of Fine Arts May 24, 2017

Washington, D.C. (February 15, 2017) – The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) today announced that The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin, a traveling photographic exhibition about the life and work of landscape architect Lawrence Halprin (1916-2009), will open May 24, 2017, at the Innovation Hangar at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco and … Continue reading

SF Rec & Park Breaks Ground on $10 Million Helen Diller Civic Center Playgrounds

SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Recreation & Park Department, in partnership with the Trust for Public Land (TPL) and the Helen Diller Family Foundation, is proud to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Helen Diller Civic Center Playgrounds, located in the heart of San Francisco’s Civic Center Historic District. The … Continue reading

SF Rec & Park Begins Construction for $1.4 Million Edible Garden on Geneva Ave

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department began construction of the Geneva Community Garden today. The 10,427-square-foot community garden, located at Geneva and Delano Ave, will be the 38th addition to the Department’s citywide community garden program. This spring, the Department will open the community garden located … Continue reading

SF Rec & Park Celebrates 5th Anniversary of Greenager Program with Graduation and Program Expansion

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation & Park Department celebrated the fifth anniversary of the Greenager program with a graduation ceremony at the EcoCenter in Heron’s Head Park this morning. The Department’s Greenager internship program offers teens a chance to play an important role in improving San Francisco communities … Continue reading

Greater & Greener International Conference for Urban Parks

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

Public Budget Meeting on February 8

Join us for the second of two budget meetings to discuss our department’s Strategic Plan, our budget instructions for the next two fiscal years, and share with us your priorities for your neighborhood parks. Wednesday, February 8 at Joseph Lee Recreation Center (1395 Mendell St.) 6:30 to 8 p.m.

It’s Not Too Early to Think About Summer: 2017 Camp Mather Lottery

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

SF Rec & Park Celebrates 100th Anniversary of Dahlia Society of California with Annual Digout in Golden Gate Park

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department in partnership with the Dahlia Society of California (DSC) will be hosting a volunteer event, the annual Dahlia Dell Digout in Golden Gate Park on Saturday, January 7 starting at 9:30a.m. The event will take place at the Dahlia Dell located … Continue reading

SF Rec & Park Celebrates the Holidays and Announces Opening of Winter Class Registration

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department is pleased to announce this weekend’s holiday celebrations and events, and the opening of winter class registration. Friday, December 16: Holly Jolly Holiday Party, Tenderloin Recreation Center, 3-6 p.m. Kids ages 5-17 featuring food, games and a toy giveaway San … Continue reading

Butterflies & Blooms at the Conservatory of Flowers Now Open

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

Women’s Pickup Basketball Every Tuesday Evening at Eureka Valley Rec

If you’ve been meaning to break out the high-tops, here’s your chance! Eureka Valley Recreation Center (19th and Collingwood streets) hosts women’s pickup basketball every Tuesday evening from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. All skill levels welcome. Bring your friends or make new ones. Click here for more info.

SF Rec & Park and Supervisor Scott Wiener Join Community to Open the Noe Valley Town Square, San Francisco’s Newest Park

SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department and Supervisor Scott Wiener are proud to celebrate the opening of Noe Valley Town Square, San Francisco’s newest park. In conjunction with the Residents for Noe Valley Town Square, and other State and City officials, SF Rec & Park cut … Continue reading

SF Rec & Park Celebrates 16th Annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in Golden Gate Park

SAN FRANCISCO — This weekend, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department will celebrate the 16th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, an admission-free music festival in the heart of Golden Gate Park. The festival features more than 100 musical artists on seven stages. Opening acts begin at 12p.m. Friday. The … Continue reading

SF Rec & Park Honors National Public Lands Day with Volunteer Cleanup at Gilman Playground

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department will be leading volunteers to celebrate National Public Lands Day (NPLD) by cleaning up and beautifying Gilman Playground located in San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood on Saturday, September 24th. The Department’s Volunteer Services Program, in partnership with the Candlestick Point Neighborhood Committee, are celebrating the … Continue reading

National AIDS Memorial Commemorates 25 Years of Remembrance, Healing and Hope With Ceremony Honoring Long-Time Supporters

Volunteers gather for Community Volunteer Workday; Pay tribute to friends and loved ones lost to HIV/AIDS SAN FRANCISCO — Twenty-five years ago a small group of San Francisco residents representing a community devastated by the AIDS epidemic gathered in a dilapidated grove in Golden Gate Park to restore it and … Continue reading

SF Rec & Park Opens Nate Thurmond Panhandle Basketball Courts after Resurfacing

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation & Park Department, in partnership with the Warriors Community Foundation and Good Tidings Foundation, reopened the Nate Thurmond Panhandle Basketball Courts this morning after court resurfacing generously funded by the Warriors and Good Tidings. The courts were originally renovated in 2000, also in … Continue reading

SF Rec & Park Volunteer Group to Upgrade Glen Canyon Park Trail System

V-O-Cal commits to their 9th annual trail building project SAN FRANCISCO – Volunteers for Outdoor California (V-O-Cal), in conjunction with the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, will lead a weekend volunteer project in which 100 volunteers will upgrade about half a mile of trail in Glen Canyon Park. The event also includes camping overnight, … Continue reading

SF Rec & Park Celebrates Opening of Beacon Trail The trail connects Walter Haas Park to Billy Goat Hill

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation & Park Department officially opened the Beacon Trail which connects Walter Haas Park to Billy Goat Hill. A ribbon was cut this afternoon to celebrate the opening. The $147,000 project made possible by the Open Space Fund Undesignated Contingency Reserve, connects the two … Continue reading

San Francisco Botanical Garden, Japanese Tea Garden, Conservatory of Flowers Free on Friday in Celebration of Pride Weekend

SAN FRANCISCO – To kick off Pride weekend, the San Francisco Recreation & Park Department will open the San Francisco Botanical Garden, Japanese Tea Garden, and the Conservatory of Flowers to the public free of charge on Friday, June 24. For the past week, the Conservatory of Flowers has been … Continue reading

SF Rec & Park Celebrates Earth Day with the EcoCenter at Heron’s Head Park

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department honored Earth Day today in partnership with the EcoCenter at Heron’s Head Park in southeast San Francisco, a long-neglected corner of the city. The Earth Day Coastal Cleanup started at 10a.m. with the cleaning of Heron’s Head and Islais Creek Parks, both operated by … Continue reading

SF Rec & Park Observes World Water Day and Celebrates Reduction in Water Usage

SAN FRANCISCO – On World Water Day, the United Nations’ international observance of water-related issues, the San Francisco Recreation & Park Department is proud to announce its continued reduction of water use over the last three years. In response to the Governor’s declaration of drought and the Public Utilities Commission’s … Continue reading

SF Rec & Park Receives Award of Excellence for Two Parks

SAN FRANCISCO – The California Parks and Recreation Society (CPRS) has awarded its Excellence in Park Planning 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 … Continue reading

SF Rec & Park’s Randall Museum Hosts 34th Annual Middle School Science Fair at The California Academy of Sciences

The San Francisco Recreation & Park Department, in partnership with the California Academy of Sciences, is proud to announce the 34th Annual SF Middle School Science Fair, an event that for the last 33 years has been held at the Randall Museum. While the Randall Museum undergoes an $8 million … Continue reading

UPDATE: Timeline and Scope of Work

Alamo Square Park will undergo a $4.3 million renovation to update the irrigation system, build an ADA-accessible restroom, and landscape the entirety of the park. The outcome of the project will result in water savings through improved irrigation design, the installation of “smart” controllers, and the planting of lawn alternatives, … Continue reading

Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, the Bayview YMCA and SF Rec & Park team up for a Healthy Community Day and Park Beautification at MLK Pool/Bayview Playground in honor of MLK Day of Service

SAN FRANCISCO – Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, the Bayview YMCA and SF Rec and Park hosted a Healthy Community Day and Park Beautification event in honor of MLK Day of Service on January 16. This annual event mobilized 100 volunteers to spend the morning making critical improvements to the park. … Continue reading

SF Rec & Park Begins Construction on Noe Valley Town Square: The $2.8 million project is expected to take 10 months

The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department broke ground today on Noe Valley Town Square, a recently acquired former parking lot on the 24th Street commercial corridor. The proposal to establish a public open space at the site has evolved through more than five years of collaboration between SF Rec & … Continue reading

San Francisco Begins Construction Converting Half of Busy City Street to Pedestrian and Bicycle Only Use

SAN FRANCISCO – In partnership with San Francisco County Transportation Authority (SFCTA), San Francisco Public Works, and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department will begin construction on the Mansell Street Corridor Improvement Project this November. The $6.8 million project is a first in … Continue reading

SF Rec and Park’s Joe DiMaggio Playground Opens After $7.3 Million Renovation

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today the opening of Joe DiMaggio Playground after its recent $7.3 million renovation. Joe DiMaggio Playground is approximately a 110,000 square foot park with a children’s play area, tennis courts, bocce courts, pool building and sport courts. It is located … Continue reading

SF Rec & Park Kicks Off Holiday Season with Ice Skating in Union Square and Embarcadero Plaza

SAN FRANCISCO — Two of San Francisco’s favorite outdoor ice skating rinks are opening for the holiday season this week. The Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square opened Wednesday while the Holiday Ice Rink at Embarcadero Center opens today in Embarcadero Plaza. “We’re thrilled to again have such great partners promote the … Continue reading

San Francisco Selected for National League of Cities’ Connecting Children to Nature Leadership Academy

SAN FRANCISCO – The National League of Cities (NLC) and Children & Nature Network have selected San Francisco to participate in the Connecting Children to Nature Leadership Academy in St. Paul, Minn., this week. The leadership academy will provide city officials with the skills and knowledge to take up new or expanded … Continue reading

India Basin Waterfront Parks One Step Closer to Reality: 1.5 Miles of Bayfront Property to become Network of Parks

Contact:          Sarah Madland, SF Recreation and Parks SAN FRANCISCO — A spectacular and seamless 1.5-mile-long network of public parks on the city’s southeast waterfront is one step closer to reality as the San Francisco Recreation and Park Commission approved yesterday a partnership agreement to develop parks and open spaces along the … Continue reading

Slacklining Policy

The following guidelines must be adhered to by slackliners. Failure to do so may result in citation. Slacklining is allowed in City parks except for: Conservatory Valley, the Botanical Garden, the Music Concourse, the Japanese Tea Garden, and the National AIDS Memorial Grove: Tree trunks must have protection between the … Continue reading

SF Rec and Park’s Mountain Lake Park Playground to Begin $3.15 Million Construction

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department will begin renovating Mountain Lake Park Playground starting late August 2015.  The $3.15 million playground renovation is funded by the 2012 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond, the city’s general fund, and a generous donation by the Friends of Mountain … Continue reading

SF Rec and Park Receives Jewish Vocational Service 2015 Business Leadership Award

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today that it is the recipient of the Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) 2015 Business Leadership Award.  The Department is being recognized for its commitment to providing at-risk youth a safe and fun outdoor learning environment.  The Award ceremony, Strictly … Continue reading

Dolores Park Eco Pop-up Diverts 6,000 Gallons of Recycling and Compostable Material from Landfill in Two Weekends

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department and Recology announced today that the Eco Pop-up at Dolores Park has successfully diverted a total of nearly 6,000 gallons of recycling and compostable material from landfill in just the first two weekends after its initial launch.    For the past … Continue reading

SF Rec and Park Announces Request for Proposal for the Historic Palace of Fine Arts

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced the Request for Concept Proposals (RFCP) for the long-term lease of the iconic Palace of Fine Arts building (the “Palace”).  Designed by renowned architect Bernard Maybeck for the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition (PPIE) and World Fair, the beloved … Continue reading

SF Rec and Park Demonstrates Eco-Friendly Pest Management: Predatory Birds Eat Rodents

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department is hosting a two-day training demonstrating eco-friendly pest management training for parks staff starting April 7th.  The training includes a demonstration of predatory birds that can be helpful in controlling pests through the natural set-up of ecosystem in an urban … Continue reading

SF Rec and Park Hosts Annual Spring Family Event: Eggstravaganza!

SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Recreation and Park Department hosted the City’s largest egg hunt event: Eggstravaganza at Sharon Meadow in Golden Gate Park on Saturday, April 4th.  There were egg hunts, carnival rides, giant inflatable, arts and crafts, entertainment, and food.  Valet bicycle parking was provided by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition.  … Continue reading

SF Rec and Park Welcomes Golden State Warriors on the Day of Volunteer Service

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department in partnership with the Golden State Warriors and Esurance hosted another WE G.I.V.E. volunteer service event, and this year the event took place at Gilman Playground.  SF Rec and Park’s Volunteer Services team welcomed the Warriors guard Shaun Livingston, Warriors … Continue reading

SF Rec and Park Receives Integrated Pest Management Innovator Award

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today that the Department is the recipient of the California Department of Pesticide Regulation’s (DPR) 2014 Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Innovator Award.  A selection committee evaluated candidates for strength in right specific categories including, innovation, value, effectiveness, research support, … Continue reading

Thousands of Bay Area Residents Take a Trip Back in Time to the Palace of Fine Arts to Celebrate Centennial of 1915 World’s Fair

San Francisco, Calif. (February 21, 2015) – Thousands of people — families, history buffs and admirers of the Panama Pacific International Exposition (PPIE) – celebrated the 100th anniversary of the 1915 World’s Fair at the iconic Palace of Fine Arts during a weekend filled with events honoring a seminal event … Continue reading

Palace of Fine Arts Readies to Re-Open its Doors as Innovation Hub for Young and Old to Imagine the Possibilities of “Then, Now and Tomorrow”

Innovation Hangar bringing together visionaries, hands-on educational activities and amazing exhibitions from major institutions such as Bay Area Discovery Museum, Kaboom, Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, Maker Media and Wearable World Technologies, among others     San Francisco, Calif. (February 17, 2015) – On February … Continue reading

SF Rec and Park Presents Legendary Photographer Imogen Cunningham’s Work

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department will host a photo exhibit titled, “Paris in the Sixties” celebrating the legendary photographer, Imogen Cunningham.  Cunningham’s Parisian photographs were taken at a seminal time in Paris, just before the student uprisings of 1968 and they have not been seen … Continue reading

SF Rec and Park Announces Best Last Minute Holiday Gift: Winter Recreation Registration

SAN FRANCISCO – For San Franciscans who are procrastinating on their holiday shopping and cannot decide on what to get their loved ones this holiday season, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced 2015 winter recreation registration that has fun and healthy activities for everyone in the family.  The … Continue reading

San Francisco’s Boeddeker Park Re-Opens After $9.3 Million Renovation

San Francisco – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, in partnership with The Trust for Public Land, hosted a grand re-opening of Boeddeker Park after its recent $9.3 million renovation.  The celebration included activities and live entertainment followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony.   “A new and revitalized Boeddeker … Continue reading

SF Rec and Park, School Board, YMCA, National Park Service and Presidio Trust join San Francisco Youth Sign San Francisco Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights

SAN FRANCISCO – Today, Phil Ginsburg, SF Rec and Park General Manager, and representatives of the National Park Service; Presidio Trust, the office of Supervisor Ferrell, and the San Francisco Unified School District Board met at Mountain Lake to sign the San Francisco Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights (SFCOBR), a new charter promoting outdoor experiences for all kids growing up in the city. … Continue reading

SF Rec and Park Celebrates 14th Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Free Concerts in Golden Gate Park

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department will be celebrating the 14th Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, a festival of free concerts in Golden Gate Park featuring more than 100 musical artists on seven stages throughout the upcoming weekend starting on Friday, October 3, 2014.  Every year, more than … Continue reading

Marina Yacht Harbor Renovation Wins American Society of Civil Engineers’ Project of the Year Award

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today Marina Yacht Harbor Renovation is the recipient of 2014 Project of the Year Award from the American Society of Civil Engineer.  The Project’s contractor, Dutra Construction will be accepting the Award on behalf of SF Rec and Park … Continue reading

SF Rec and Park to Adapt Park Land Management Strategy Combating Climate Change

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (SF Rec and Park), along with San Francisco Environment (SFE) and San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), are taking steps to implement park operation policies and strategies to combat the challenges of climate change.  The agencies have partnered with the … Continue reading

SF Rec and Park Presents Fall Activities 2014

SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) presents fall activities which include martial arts, ceramics, swimming, photography, dancing, zumba, soccer, kayaking and more.  The registration for fall recreation has begun.  And more information can be found on the Department website atwww.sfreconline.org.   “Kids will be going back to school soon … Continue reading

SF Rec & Park and SF Unified School District to Launch Pilot “Let’s Move!” Program

SAN FRANCISCO –San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (SF Rec and Park) General Manager Phil Ginsburg and San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) Superintendant Richard Carranza will be running the San Francisco Marathon on Sunday, July 27th as a way to kick off the “Let’s Move!” pilot program, an inventive … Continue reading

SF Rec and Park Turns Street Median Into New Urban Trail Park Presidio Trail

SF Rec and Park Turns Street Median Into New Urban Trail Park Presidio Trail opens in celebration of National Trails Day SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today the opening of a new urban trail alongside Park Presidio Boulevard in celebration of National Trails Day.  … Continue reading

Junior Giants Baseball

Junior Giants free baseball league is right around the corner!  If you are interested in volunteering as a head or assistant coach please contact Cortez Espinoza at cortez.espinoza@sfgov.org. Registration for individual players is available now at  www.sportssignup.com.

Major Compost Giveaway Draws Thousands of Residents to Four Locations throughout S.F.

Major Compost Giveaway Draws Thousands of Residents to Four Locations throughout S.F. In celebration of Earth Day, Recology hands out 12 truckloads of nutrient-rich planting mix made from food scraps and plant cuttings collected in San Francisco’s green bin program  San Francisco, Calif., (April 12, 2014) – Today, Recology hosted the … Continue reading

SF Rec and Park’s Creeks to Peaks Trail Wins California Merit Award

SF Rec and Park’s Creeks to Peaks Trail Wins California Merit Award The Creeks to Peaks trail corridor connects Glen Canyon and Twin Peaks   SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today the Department is the recipient of the California Trails Conference Foundation’s Merit Award … Continue reading

Summer Camps

This summer we are offering a variety of fun camps for ages 6 to 12! Outdoor Discovery Camp, Baseball Camp and Golf Camp were all very popular last summer so be sure to sign up on Saturday March 15,2014 at 10:00 am . You can register here at Moscone or by visiting www.sfreconline.org.

SF Rec and Park Breaks Ground on Mission Dolores Park Improvement

  SF Rec and Park Breaks Ground on Mission Dolores Park Improvement   SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Recreation and Park Department hosted a groundbreaking ceremony which marked the beginning of the Mission Dolores Park Improvement construction on Saturday, March 1st.  Among the attendees were District 8 Supervisor Scott Wiener, … Continue reading

SF Rec and Park Commission Approves Geneva Community Garden Conceptual Design

  SF Rec and Park Commission Approves Geneva Community Garden Conceptual Design   SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today that the San Francisco Recreation and Park Commission’s approval of the Geneva Community Garden renovation.  This is a project funded by the Department’s Community Opportunity Fund, … Continue reading

SF Rec and Park Commission Approves Mission Dolores Park Construction Contract

  SF Rec and Park Commission Approves Mission Dolores Park Construction Contract   SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today the Recreation and Park Commission’s approval of the Mission Dolores Park construction contract.  The $12.4 million contract has been awarded to Alten Construction.  It is … Continue reading

Tot Picasso class starts October 31,2013!

Sign up for Tot Picasso a fun and messy tiny tot art course at Moscone! Children get the opportunity to explore their creative side with paint, glue, clay, shaving cream, stamps and so much more! Sign up with Veronica at Moscone or online at www.sfreconline.org Course Information: Tot Picasso Thursdays 11:15 to 12:15 Course number … Continue reading

Petite Bakers

Moscone is smelling of a delicious aroma of chocolate this morning as little participants finish up their Petite Bakers Course! Our littlest chefs ages 3 to 5  baked delicious cupcakes while learning the basics of kitchen safety and measuring ingredients! Spaces are available for fall session 2 and you can register now at www.sfreconline.org

SF Rec and Park’s Randall Museum to Launch Saturday Science Workshops Summer 2013

  SF Rec and Park’s Randall Museum to Launch Saturday Science Workshops Summer 2013   SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced the launch of Saturday Science Workshop series at Randall Museum today.  The Saturday Science starts at 10:30AM each Saturday which explore basic science concepts with … Continue reading

San Francisco Announces the City’s First Street Soccer Initiative for Homeless

        San Francisco Announces the City’s First Street Soccer Initiative for Homeless   SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco Recreation and Park Department in partnership with Mayor’s Office of Housing Opportunity, Partnership & Engagement (HOPE)  join in collaboration with Street Soccer USA to launch “Street Soccer USA West … Continue reading

California Coastal Commission Upholds Beach Chalet Renovation Project Permit

Contact: Sarah Ballard, SF Rec and Park sarah.ballard@sfgov.org   California Coastal Commission Upholds Beach Chalet Renovation Project Permit   SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today that California Coastal Commission has unanimously voted to uphold the permit for Beach Chalet renovation.  The Commission denied the appeal against the … Continue reading

SF Rec and Park Partners with Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and Dolores Park Works for Holy Clean-UP

  SF Rec and Park Partners with Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and Dolores Park Works for Holy Clean-UP SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco Recreation and Park Department in partnership with The Sister of Perpetual Indulgence and Dolores Park Works to perform an holy clean-up at Dolores Park on Saturday, March … Continue reading

SF Rec and Park Receives $500,000 Grant to Increase Public Boating Access at Lake Merced

  SF Rec and Park Receives $500,000 Grant to Increase Public Boating Access at Lake Merced   SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) announced today before the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission that the Department has received $500,000 grant from the State Department of Boating and … Continue reading

SF Rec and Park’s Community Recreation Council Brings Back 20 Years of Chinatown Tradition

  SF Rec and Park’s Community Recreation Council Brings Back 20 Years of Chinatown Tradition CRC Member Kenny Lee brings Chinese New Year Basketball Jamboree back to BAO Chinese Recreation Center   SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Recreation and Park Department in partnership with Community Recreation Council member Kenny Lee, … Continue reading

Federal Court Supports SF Rec and Park’s Motion to Dismiss Sharp Park Claim

  Federal Court Supports SF Rec and Park’s Motion to Dismiss Sharp Park Claim The Court concluded Wild Equity Institute’s claim moot SAN FRANCISCO – The Northern California Federal District Court has dismissed Wild Equity Institute’s claim against the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department.   In March 2011, Wild … Continue reading

SF Board of Supervisors Unanimously Approved SF Rec and Park’s Outside Lands Contract

  SF Board of Supervisors Unanimously Approved SF Rec and Park’s Outside Lands Contract SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously approved to extend San Francisco Recreation and Park Department’s contract with Another Planet Entertainment for the production of the annual Outside Lands Music Festival today.  The contract includes … Continue reading

SF Rec and Park’s Marina Green Kiosk Offers Dynamo Handcrafted Donuts

SF Rec and Park’s Marina Green Kiosk Offers Dynamo Handcrafted Donuts Dynamo donuts are made with organic, sustainable and local ingredients   SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Recreation and Park Department partners with Dynamo Donut and Coffee to offer organic and sustainable refreshment for Marina Green visitors starting this November.  … Continue reading

SF Rec and Park, City Leaders and City Fields Foundation to Open Mission Playground

  SF Rec and Park, City Leaders and City Fields Foundation to Open Mission Playground City Fields Foundation Donated to Renovate Playfields in the Mission SAN FRANCISCO – SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD), and Supervisors Scott Wiener, Supervisor David Campos, City Fields Foundation, Department of … Continue reading

SF Rec and Park Launches Guided Tour for Historic Candlestick Park Stadium

  SF Rec and Park Launches Guided Tour for Historic Candlestick Park Stadium   SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) announced today the launch of guided tour for the historic Candlestick Park Stadium starting Saturday, September 1st, 2012.  49ers fans will have the opportunity to get … Continue reading

SF Rec and Park Partners with ParkWide for Bike Rental Summer Special

SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) has partnered up with ParkWide to launch a bike rental summer special at Golden Gate Park’s Alvord Lake starting on Saturday, July 28th, 2012.  The temporarily pop-up bike rental station will be set up during weekends for eight consecutive weeks. … Continue reading

Tai-Chi and Israeli Folk Dance Exchange Hosted by SF Rec and Park, Self-Help for the Elderly, and Consulate General of Israel

San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) in partnership with Self Help for the Elderly and Consulate General of Israel hosted an event where a Chinese American Tai-Chi group and an Israeli Folk Dance group exchanged their cultural arts performance on June 12 at Chinatown’s Portsmouth Square.  In addition, an … Continue reading

SF Rec and Park Breaks Ground on Cabrillo Playground in Richmond District

San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) kicked off the renovation of Cabrillo Playground with a groundbreaking ceremony on Saturday, June 9th, 2012.  SF Recreation and Park Commissioner Meagan Levitan led the ceremony with District 1 Supervisor Eric Mar, Friends of Cabrillo Playground, SF Parks Alliance and Dept of Public … Continue reading

Endangered Mission Blue Butterflies Reintroductions in SF Continue with Encouraging Results

SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Recreation and Park Department in joint efforts with San Mateo County Parks, and Creekside Science Center for Earth Observation to collect more Mission Blue butterflies from San Bruno Mountain in San Mateo County and release them at Twin Peaks in San Francisco.   Scientists and park … Continue reading

Netherlands Consulate Celebrates Dutch Queen’s Day at Golden Gate Park Windmills

SAN FRANCISCO — Crowds dressed in orange, the Dutch national color honoring the Dutch royal House of Orange, gathered near the Dutch Windmills in Golden Gate Park on Saturday, April 28 to celebrate Queen’s Day, the Dutch national holiday honoring the birthday of the Queen. The Netherlands Consulate, together with … Continue reading

SF Rec and Park Partners with Board of Supervisors for 2012 Parks Bond Community Meetings

SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) in partnership with San Francisco Board of Supervisors and San Francisco Parks Alliance announced a series of community meetings to discuss the 2012 Parks Bond Program today.  After three months of community outreach with numerous stakeholders, RPD incorporated community feedback … Continue reading

SF Rec and Park Hosts Annual Spring Family Event: Eggstravaganza!

SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) kicked off spring 2011 with Eggstravaganza at Sharon Meadow in Golden Gate Park today.  There were egg hunts, carnival rides, giant inflatable, arts and crafts, entertainment, and food.  One of the featured events was a rib cook-off between San Francisco … Continue reading

Helen Diller Playground at Mission Dolores Park Now Open!

San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) announced today the grand opening of Helen Diller Playground in Mission Dolores Park. Mayor Ed Lee, Supervisor Scott Wiener, San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, Mrs. Helen Diller and family, San Francisco Parks Alliance, Friends of Dolores Park Playground, and park advocates gathered … Continue reading

SF Rec and Park to Launch Summer Program for Next Generation of Green Leaders

SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) announced today the launching of Greenagers, a summer program to educate the next generation of community leader and build a greener environment for a sustainable ecological future.  Greenagers, is part of RPD’s Youth Stewardship Program that provides outdoor educational opportunities … Continue reading

SF Rec and Park Unveils Mission Dolores Park Improvement Design Plan

SAN FRANCISCO – SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) unveiled the Mission Dolores Park Improvement Design Plan at a neighborhood open house took place at Mission High School during the evening on Wednesday, February 29, 2012.  The $11.7 Million budget for the improvements at Mission Dolores … Continue reading

SF Rec and Park and Contemporary Jewish Museum Turn Dead Tree Into Art

SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) is celebrating with a new and unusual artistic partnership with the Contemporary Jewish Museum (CJM) this coming weekend.  Together RPD and CJM helped Artist Gabriela Albergaria transforming a dying tree into a piece of art.  This partnership is also part … Continue reading

SF Rec and Park Welcomes Spring with Launch of Free Golden Gate Park Shuttle Ride

SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) welcomes Spring 2012 with the launch of free shuttle ride for the public to visit Golden Gate Park.  This is part of SF Rec and Park’s efforts to advocate for the City’s public transit first policy and encourage the public … Continue reading

SF Rec and Park Volunteers to Mobilize and Clean Parks

SAN FRANCSICO – San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) will continue its long standing tradition of leading many volunteer projects citywide this weekend.  With over 225 parks and recreation facilities in San Francisco, volunteers play a crucial role in bettering the City’s neighborhood parks.  In fiscal year 2010-2011, volunteers … Continue reading