July is National Park and Rec Month

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Celebrate National Park and Recreation Month with us! Here’s a list of some exciting events going on in our parks in July. This month, celebrate our city parks and get out and play!

July 4
SF Mime Troupe
1:30-3 p.m.; Performance of their show “Seeing Red”
More info here

July 4
Free Concert at Union Square: Tom Armstrong & the Branded Men
6-8 p.m.; Classic Country and Honkey Tonk
More info here

July 8 
Stern Grove Festival: Mexican Institute of Sound
2 p.m.; Free Sunday afternoon concerts throughout the summer
More info here

July 5-16   
Flower Piano at the San Francisco Botanical Garden
9 a.m.-6 p.m.; A treat for your eyes and ears
More info here

July 10 
World Cup Viewing Party at Sue Bierman Park
11 a.m.; Free viewing party and soccer activities
More info here

July 11   
World Cup Viewing Party at Sue Bierman Park
11 a.m.; Free viewing party and soccer activities
More info here

July 14 
Healthy Parks, Healthy People Nature Walk at Lake Merced
10 a.m.; Free guided nature walk
More info here

July 15   
World Cup Finals Viewing Party at Civic Center
8 a.m.; Free viewing party and soccer activities
More info here

July 15  
Stern Grove Festival: Anoushka Shankar and Land of Gold
2 p.m.; Free Sunday afternoon concerts throughout the summer
More info here

July 18   
Summer Play Day at Bayview Playground & MLK Pool
11 a.m.–2 p.m.; Free activities for kids, including games, rides, sports and swimming  More info here

July 21
Garden Resource Day at the CommUNITY Garden in Golden Gate Park
10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Free resources for urban gardeners, including supplies, compost and veggies

July 21
Healthy Parks, Healthy People Nature Walk at McLaren Park
10 a.m.-noon; Walk with a Doc! Dr. Andrew Oliver answers your health questions as you stroll through groves of redwoods and cypress trees
More info here

July 22
Stern Grove Festival: San Francisco Symphony
2 p.m.; Free Sunday afternoon concerts throughout the summer
More info here

July 28-29 
Street Soccer USA Cup at Union Square
9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Soccer players of all ages and backgrounds will come together to share and celebrate their diversity and passion for our city
More info here

July 29 
Stern Grove Festival: San Francisco Ballet
2 p.m.; Free Sunday afternoon concerts throughout the summer
More info here


Rec and Park also hosts a variety of volunteer work parties, classes and other events throughout the month. View our website calendar for a full list of events in our parks.