On November 20, 2014 Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco was honored by the City of SF Parks Commission Meeting for its outstanding volunteer contributions to the Bayview Neighborhood of the South East District where it has contributed over 3,500 volunteer hours and mobilized over 1,300 volunteers at nine unique sites during the past three years.
Habitat launched its RPD volunteering efforts in October 2011 at Hilltop Park as part of its Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative. Many more recreation and park sites followed. At Bayview and Gilman Playgrounds, Habitat participated in refurbishing baseball athletic fields, enabling them to support usage by a greater number of athletic teams. At Adam Rodgers Park, Habitat performed vital maintenance to the playground, making it more enjoyable and safer for neighborhood kids. At Ocean View Playground located 5 blocks from a current Habitat for Humanity construction site, volunteers supported RPD water conservation efforts by installing groundcover that retains what would otherwise be lost run-off water. And in observance of National Public Lands Day at Youngblood Coleman Playground, Habitat celebrated its thriving partnerships with community-based organizations. Working in collaboration with staff gardeners, Habitat for Humanity has succeeded in generating exceptional outcomes within a dynamic and deserving community.