Community Opportunity Fund Encourages Park Lovers to Improve Their Local Parks

Community Opportunity Fund allows neighbors to improve SF Parks

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 million capital program that encourages residents, neighborhood groups and park advocates to propose capital projects that will improve their local parks, e.g., the installation or replacement of playgrounds, paths, benches, drinking fountains or sports courts.

HOW DO I APPLY? Attend any of these upcoming mandatory applicant workshops to find out how to get started:

  • Wednesday, October 29, 6-8 pm, City Hall, Hearing Room 408 (1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place)
  • Thursday, November 6, 2014, 6-8 pm, Minnie Lovie Recreation Center Auditorium (Capitol Ave. & Montana)
  • Saturday, November 15, 10 am -12 pm, County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park (9th Ave. & Lincoln Way)
  • Thursday, December 11, 6-8 pm, Joe Lee Recreation Center – Multipurpose Room (1395 Mendell Street)

You can find more information on the COF program and workshop materials here, or email our project manager at Karen.Mauney-Brodek@sfgov.org.  Please note: Round Four applicants may not need to attend one of these upcoming workshops.  Please follow up with Karen Mauney-Brodek to confirm.