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September 2018

Free

North Lake Volunteer Workparty

September 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until July 1, 2019

Join the members of the Audubon Society and the SFRPD gardeners in a recurring volunteer workparty at North Lake in Golden Gate Park that focuses on habitat restoration.  Lend a hand with weeding and tending native plants that comprise a vital wildlife habitat.  Please wear closed toed shoes, long pants and layers of clothing.  Light refreshments provided.  Meet at the restroom pavilion on JFK Drive at Chain of Lakes Drive East. To register for this volunteer event, please RSVP to recparkvolunteer@sfgov.org.

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Alvord Lake Volunteer Project

September 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until July 1, 2019

Join the SFRPD gardeners and the Alvord Lake Task Force to beautify the eastern entrance of Golden Gate Park. A wide range of gardening tasks are available. Light refreshments provided. Please wear closed toed shoes, long pants and layers. The event will occur rain or shine. Please RSVP to recparkvolunteer@sfgov.org.

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Free

Healthy Parks, Healthy People trail walks – Heron’s Head Park

September 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until July 27, 2019

Walk a Wetland: Herons Head Park at Jennings Street off Cargo way, (Fourth Saturday of Month) 10:00am. Admire the San Francisco waterfront as we follow a short section of the Bay Trail. This is a low impact walk designed for bird watching and socializing. Meet in the mini-park next to the parking lot. Google Directions For more information visit http://sfrecpark.org/hphp Recreation Leaders: Our professional RPD Guides will provide a short interpretive program designed specifically for each location. The staff will have…

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Free

Mobile Recreation @ Lake Merced Boathouse/Focm Event

September 22 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

We would like to welcome you to our Mobile Rec Event Saturday, September 22nd from 11:00am – 2:00pm at Lake Merced Boathouse. We will have our Climbing Wall, Disc Golf & Kayaking on site. We will provide safety equipment. Mobile Recreation is a free event. Get out and play!

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Free

Sunset Community Festival

September 22 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

This is an annual community event for the Sunset District which provides a means of connecting the entire neighborhood by providing a unified space for community organizations, local businesses, various art and cultural groups. It is a day long event with food booths, activities, merchant display booths, and community organization booths. There will be live entertainment including local music and dance performances.

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Free

Alemany Farm- Saturday Workparty

September 22 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on May 12, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on May 26, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on June 9, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on June 23, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on April 28, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on July 21, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on July 28, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on August 11, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on August 25, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on September 8, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on September 22, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on October 13, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on October 27, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on November 10, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on December 8, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on December 22, 2018 at 12:00pm

Join the friends of Alemany Farm in a Saturday volunteer workparty.  All skill levels are welcome to do as much or as little for any portion of the day. Please wear closed toed shoes, long pants and layers. Be aware that there are no bathrooms on site. Meet at the main entrance on Alemany Blvd, just west of Ellsworth.  For more info and a complete calendar of workdays check the ‘Get involved’ section of the website www.alemanyfarm.org. Alemany Farm is a…

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Louis Sutter Pickleball Celebration on September 22

September 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This past month we completed our resurfacing of the Louis Sutter sports courts (Wayland and University Streets) and converted the tennis courts to dedicated pickleball courts, the first of its kind in San Francisco! To celebrate this milestone, we will have an event on Saturday, September 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. that will not only feature pickleball activities, but a pickling workshop! We look forward to seeing you there!

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Free

Corona Heights Habitat Restoration Volunteer Project

September 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Last of the month, repeating until June 29, 2019

One event on November 17, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on December 29, 2018 at 10:00am

Come explore this neighborhood park and its beautiful views of the San Francisco skyline. Join the Natural Resource Division and the Gay and Lesbian Sierran volunteers on the last Saturday of the month. Volunteer activities include weeding, planting, and trail maintenance. Please wear closed-toed shoes, long pants, and layers. The event will occur rain or shine. The group meets behind the Randall Museum. August’s Corona Heights ongoing project will be moved to GGP Nursery for August only. Meet at 100 Martin Luther…

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Free

Mobile Recreation @ Hamilton Recreation Center

September 29 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

We would like to welcome you to our Mobile Rec Event Saturday, September 29th from 11:00am – 2:00pm at Hamilton Recreation Center. We will have our Climbing Wall, Disc Golf, Skateboards, BMX Bikes & Razor Scooters on site. We will provide safety equipment. Mobile Recreation is a free event. Get out and play!

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$30

10th Annual Your Next Step is the Cure San Francisco

September 29 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm

Our Your Next Step is the Cure events raise much-needed funds for the patient services and clinical research projects of the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation, but they also provide fun, family-friendly activities, including a kid’s dash, music, 5K event awards and more.

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October 2018

Park, Recreation and Open Space Advisory Committee Copy

October 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 3, 2019

501 Stanyan St San Francisco, CA McLaren Lodge, Commission Room

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Recreation and Park Commission – Capital Committee Meeting

October 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 5, 2018

The Recreation and Park Department is governed by a seven-member Commission appointed by the Mayor to four-year terms. In accordance with the Charter, the Recreation and Park Commission is primarily a policy-making body, establishing the policies by which the Recreation and Park Department operates. The Commission is responsible for the over 220 parks, playgrounds and open spaces throughout San Francisco and two outside the City limits. These include destinations such as Camp Mather, Golden Gate Park, Harding Golf Course, Coit…

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Recreation and Park Commission – Operations Committee Meeting

October 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 6, 2018

The Recreation and Park Department is governed by a seven-member Commission appointed by the Mayor to four-year terms. In accordance with the Charter, the Recreation and Park Commission is primarily a policy-making body, establishing the policies by which the Recreation and Park Department operates. The Commission is responsible for the over 220 parks, playgrounds and open spaces throughout San Francisco and two outside the City limits. These include destinations such as Camp Mather, Golden Gate Park, Harding Golf Course, Coit…

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Free

Clean & Green with the Friends of Lafayette Park

October 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day First of the month, repeating until June 30, 2019

Please join the Friends of Lafayette Park for a “Cleaning and Greening” workday on the first Saturday of the month.  Help to maintain the park and get to know your neighbors.  We install new plants, weed, sweep and more. We meet beforehand for coffee and pastries, lively conversation, and then head-out with the SFRPD gardeners to help beautify our park.  Meet at the picnic tables at the south end of playground.  Please wear closed-toe shoes, long pants and a long-sleeve…

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Free

Greenagers Volunteer Workparty at Crocker Amazon Park

October 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day First of the month, repeating until June 30, 2019

Are you in high school and looking to help out in the parks? Join the Greenagers and the Crocker Amazon Advisory Committee at a monthly work party focusing on habitat restoration at this vibrant neighborhood recreational park.  Please wear closed-toed shoes and dress in layers.  No experience necessary, and we’ll provide all tools, training, water, and snacks. Meet in the parking lot by the Crocker Amazon clubhouse. To RSVP please email recparkvolunteer@sfgov.org or call 415-831-6333

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Free

Kezar Triangle Volunteer Workparty in Golden Gate Park

October 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day First of the month, repeating until May 31, 2019

Volunteer at this recently opened garden in Golden Gate Park.  With significant support from the David and Carla Crane Foundation, Kezar Triangle was revitalized to promote a holistic approach to a place that combines art, ecology, and community engagement. Working in collaboration with the Recreation and Parks Department, the community, and the San Francisco Parks Alliance, Miller Company Landscape Architects transformed an under-utilized space into a meadow oasis crisscrossed by walking paths. The site features a “Plot to Grow Art,”…

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Free

Alamo Square Park Greening

October 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on September 20, 2018 at 9:00am

Volunteers needed for Park Greening Day!  Come out and  join the Alamo Square Neighbors Association in their recurring volunteering workparty.  Activities include planting, gardening, weeding, general park maintenance.  Meet at the tennis court.  Coffee provided.  Please wear long pants and close-toed shoes.  Event takes place rain or shine. To RSVP, please email recparkvolunteer@sfgov.org or call 415-831-6333

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Free

Mt Olympus Volunteer Workparty

October 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on April 6, 2019 at 9:00am

Join the Friends of Mt Olympus at volunteer workparty devoted to the beautification and maintenance of a neighborhood green jewel.  Please dress in layers, and wear a long-sleeved shirt and long pants.  All supplies, tools, and gloves are provided by SFRPD.  Meet at top of the hill on Upper Terrace.  Light refreshments served To RSVP, please email recparkvolunteer@sfgov.org or call 415-831-6333.

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Free

Saturn Street Steps Park Volunteer Project

October 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on October 6, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on November 3, 2018 at 9:00am

Join the neighbors of the Saturn Street Steps for a volunteer workparty from 9 am- 12 at this beautiful park nestled in the heart of the Castro.  Help maintain a succulent and native plant garden.  Volunteer tasks include weeding, mulching and occasional planting.  Please wear closed-toe shoes, and long sleeved shirt and long pants.  All supplies, tools, and gloves are provided by SFRPD.  Meet at Ord and Saturn Streets.  Light refreshments served To RSVP, please email recparkvolunteer@sfgov.org or call 415-831-6333.

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Golden Gate Park Nursery Volunteer Workparty

October 6 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:30am on day First of the month, repeating until December 2, 2018

The SFRPD Natural Resources Division Nursery will offer a series of volunteer opportunities in 2018! We will propagate San Francisco native plants from seeds, spores or cuttings, all collected from wild populations, currently growing in San Francisco. This is a great opportunity to acquire plant propagation skills, and deepen your knowledge of the San Francisco flora.  Many of the plants we grow will be planted this winter, as part of a trails and restoration capital project in the Oak Woodlands…

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Free

Mobile Recreation @ India Basin Shoreline Park/America True Kayaks

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

We would like to welcome you to our Mobile Rec Event Saturday, October 6th from 10:00am – 2:00pm at India Basin Shoreline Park. We will have our Climbing Wall, Disc Golf & Kayaking on site. We will provide safety equipment. Mobile Recreation is a free event. Get out and play!

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Free

Healthy Parks Healthy People trail walks – Stow Lake

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day First of the month, repeating until July 6, 2019

Walk in the Park: Stow Lake Boathouse in Golden Gate Park (First Saturday of Month) 10:00am. Start at the Stow Lake Boathouse for some light stretching followed by an easy-going walk around one of the parks most popular areas. Meet by the picnic tables next to the dock. Google Directions For more information visit http://sfrecpark.org/hphp Recreation Leaders: Our professional RPD Guides will provide a short interpretive program designed specifically for each location. The staff will have first aid equipment and are…

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Free

Panhandle Park Volunteer Project

October 13 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until June 30, 2019

Get to know your neighbors at this monthly Panhandle Volunteer Project. The North of the Panhandle Neighborhood Association needs your help to beautify and maintain the basketball court and landscape around the children’s playground. Please wear closed toed shoes, long pants and layers. Light refreshments provided. Meet at the community billboard near the bathrooms. To RSVP, please email recparkvolunteer@sfgov.org or call 415-831-6333.

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Upper Noe Recreation Center Volunteer Project

October 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until July 1, 2019

Join the SFRPD gardeners and the Ladybug Gardeners at the vibrant Upper Noe Recreation Center in a volunteer workparty focused on the maintenance of a native plant garden along Sanchez Street.  A wide range of gardening tasks are available. Light refreshments provided. Please wear closed toed shoes, long pants and layers. The event will occur rain or shine. To RSVP, please email recparkvolunteer@sfgov.org or call 415-831-6333

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Free

Franklin Square Volunteer Workparty

October 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join the Friends of Franklin Square Park at a volunteer workparty from 9 am- 12 noon.   Meet your neighbors and make new friends at this recently renovated park in the Mission District Neighborhood.  All supplies, tools, and gloves are provided by SFRPD.  Meet @ the Children’s Playground.  Light refreshments served To RSVP, please email recparkvolunteer@sfgov.org or call 415-831-6333.

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Free

Legion of Honor Ongoing Volunteer Project

October 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until July 1, 2019

Volunteering with the Friends of the Legion of Honor offers a unique opportunity to beautify and maintain the outside landscaping of one of the most visited museums on the West Coast. In partnership with Hands On Bay Area and the Legion, come out and support their work. Light refreshments provided. Meet at the museum.

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Free

Golden Gate Park Oak Woodlands Habitat Restoration Volunteer Project

October 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 31, 2018

One event on November 4, 2017 at 10:00am

Join this knowledgeable group of volunteers in restoring the native Oak Woodlands in Golden Gate Park. For more information you are welcome to contact Robert Bakewell at 415-710-9617or rcbakewell@gmail.com. Please wear closed toed shoes, long pants and layers. The event will occur rain or shine, barring high winds. Light refreshments provided. Meet the group at the bottom of the steps to the Conservatory of Flowers. September’s Golden Gate Park Oak Woodlands ongoing project will be moved to GGP Nursery for…

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Free

Strawberry Hill Butterfly Habitat Restoration Project

October 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until June 30, 2019

If you love your parks, and are looking for a meaningful and substantive way to make a positive difference, come on out and volunteer with the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department! On the second Saturday of every month, we enhance habitat on Strawberry Hill in Golden Gate Park. We remove invasive weeds, and put in plant species that Swallowtails and other butterflies need to thrive. It’s an inspiring and fun day in a gorgeous setting. Each month, we build…

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Free

Duboce Park Volunteer Workparty

October 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until June 30, 2019

Join the Friends of Duboce Park at a monthly volunteer workparty from 10 am- 12 noon.   Meet your neighbors and make new friends at this recently renovated park shared by the Lower Haight and Castro neighborhoods. 30 minutes or an hour of your time makes a big difference in the health and appearance of the park.  All supplies, tools, and gloves are provided by SFRPD.  Meet in front of the Harvey Milk Recreation Center.  Light refreshments served To RSVP, please…

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Free

John McLaren Park Habitat Restoration Volunteer Project

October 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Come join the Natural Resource Division in a recurring habitat restoration volunteer project in John McLaren Park. Explore the diversity of San Francisco’s second largest park. Volunteer activities include weeding, planting, and trail maintenance. Please wear closed toed shoes, long pants and layers. The event will occur rain or shine.  Light refreshments provided. Meet at the large parking lot off John Shelley Drive at 21 John F. Shelly Drive. October’s McLaren Park volunteer project will be moved to GGP Nursery…

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Free

Mobile Recreation @ City Skyline Challenge/Outward Bound Event

October 13 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

We would like to welcome you to our Mobile Rec Event Saturday, October 13th from 11:00am – 2:00pm at Union Square/City Skyline Challenge/Outward Bound Event. We will have our Climbing Wall on site. We will provide safety equipment. Mobile Recreation is a free event. Get out and play!

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Free

McLaren Park Volunteer Project

October 13 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until July 1, 2019

Join the McLaren Park Neighbors at a monthly volunteer workparty at this large regional park shared by the Bayview and Excelsior Districts.  Meet your neighbors and make new friends.  Volunteer tasks include litter pick-up, weeding, mulching and occasionally planting.  All supplies, tools, and gloves are provided by SFRPD.  Please dress in layers, wear long-sleeved shirt and long pants.  Light refreshments served.  Meet at Gambier and Burrows Streets. To RSVP, please email recparkvolunteer@sfgov.org or call 415-831-6333.

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Recreation and Park Commission Meeting

October 18 @ 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until December 20, 2018

The Recreation and Park Department is governed by a seven-member Commission appointed by the Mayor to four-year terms. In accordance with the Charter, the Recreation and Park Commission is primarily a policy-making body, establishing the policies by which the Recreation and Park Department operates. The Commission is responsible for the over 220 parks, playgrounds and open spaces throughout San Francisco and two outside the City limits. These include destinations such as Camp Mather, Golden Gate Park, Harding Golf Course, Coit…

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Free

White Crown Sparrow Habitat Restoration at the Bison Paddock

October 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until June 30, 2019

Volunteer with the Audubon Society at the Bison Paddock of Golden Gate Park and help to restore the habitat of the endangered white crown sparrow.  Lend a hand with weeding and tending a garden of native plants that comprise a critical nesting area for the endangered sparrow.  Please wear appropriate attire: closed toed shoes, long pants and layers of clothing.  Light refreshments are provided.  Meet at the Bison Paddock, on JFK Drive between 36th Avenue and Chain of Lakes Drive…

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Free

Glen Canyon Habitat Restoration Volunteer Project

October 20 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Join the the Friends of Glen Canyon Park and the Natural Resource Division for a monthly volunteer activities including weeding, pruning, and occasional planting. Please wear closed toed shoes, long pants and layers. The event will occur rain or shine. Light refreshments will be provided. Meet just north of the Glen Canyon Recreation Facility on Alms Road. Please RSVP by emailing recparkvolunteer@sfgov.org or call 415-831-6330. October’s Glen Canyon Park ongoing project will be moved to GGP Nursery for October only. Meet…

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Free

Walter Haas Playground Volunteer Project

October 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on January 12, 2019 at 9:00am

One event on April 13, 2019 at 9:00am

Please join the Friends of Walter Haas Playground for a quarterly recurring volunteer workparty focused on maintenance of the children’s play area.  Volunteer tasks include weeding, planting, litter abatement and playground equipment clean-up.  Please wear closed-toed shoes and dress in layers.  Light refreshments served.  Event takes place rain or shine. Please RSVP to recparkvolunteer@sfgov.org or call 415-831-6330 to register.

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Free

Camellia Garden Volunteer Workparty

October 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until June 30, 2019

Meet your neighbors and make new friends at the monthly Camellia Garden Volunteer Project in Golden Gate Park.  Volunteers will work with SFRPD gardeners in the maintenance and restoration of a historic flower garden full of blossoming Camellias.  Tools, supplies and gloves are provided.  Please wear closed toed shoes, long pants and layers.  The event takes place rain or shine.  Meeting location at the Dahlia Garden located at JFK and Pompei Circle, just east of the Conservatory of Flowers.  Light refreshments…

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Free

Buena Vista Neighborhood Association Volunteer Workparty

October 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until July 1, 2019

Join the SFRPD gardeners and the Buena Vista Neighborhood Association in a monthly volunteer workparty focused on planting, gardening and maintenance projects throughout the park.  Please wear closed-toed shoes and dress in layers.  Light refreshments served.  Event takes place rain or shine. To register for this workparty, please email to recparkvolunteer@sfgov.org or call 415-831-6330 to register.

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Free

National AIDS Memorial Grove On-going Volunteer Project

October 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until March 1, 2019

In 1988 a group of San Franciscans began the task of creating a space for those devastated by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Volunteers worked in the grove to create the remarkable meditative space it is today. Their work continues monthly to maintain the large body of work done on the grove and plant native plants. You too can be a part of this special space in Golden Gate Park. Please wear closed toed shoes, long pants and layers. Light refreshments provided.…

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Free

Healthy Parks, Healthy People trail walks – McLaren Park

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until July 20, 2019

McLaren Park nature walk is cancelled July 21st. We hope to see you at our next Healthy Parks Healthy People trail walk at Herons Head on July 28th. For more information checkout http://sfrecpark.org/recprogram/healthy-parks-healthy-people/ Walk a Trail: McLaren Park at University & Mansell, next to the sign (Third Saturday of Month) 10:00am. Join us for a walk through McLaren Park, San Francisco’s second largest park.  The walk starts with light stretching, followed by a guided walk through groves of redwoods and cypress trees.…

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Free

Free Nature Walk With Healthy Parks, Healthy People & Walk With a Doc

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until May 16, 2020

SF Rec & Park is partnering with Walk with a Doc this Saturday at McLaren Park. Join us for an engaging talk with Dr. Andrew Oliver. This is your opportunity to ask a medical professional questions about your health and well-being, as we walk through groves of redwoods, cypress trees and enjoy the benefits of nature. WHO: Lisa McHenry, Rec. III, lisa.mchenry@sfgov.org WHEN: 10:00AM-12:00PM (3rd Saturday of Every Month) WHERE: McLaren Park at University & Mansell (Across from Visitation) WEBSITE:…

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Mobile Recreation @ Joe DiMaggio Playground

October 20 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

We would like to welcome you to our Mobile Rec Event Saturday, October 20th from 11:00am – 2:00pm at Joe DiMaggio playground. We will have our Climbing Wall, Disc Golf, Skateboards, BMX Bikes & Razor Scooters on site. We will provide safety equipment. Mobile Recreation is a free event. Get out and play!

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Golden Gate Park Nursery Volunteer Project

October 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until July 1, 2019

Join the Friends of the Golden Gate Park Nursery at this monthly volunteer workparty from 9 am- 12 noon.  Learn new gardening skills at this unique horticultural resource center that supplies plant material for all City of SF parks.  Volunteer tasks include weeding, plant maintenance and propagation.  All supplies, tools, and gloves are provided by SFRPD.  Please wear a long-sleeve shirt, long-pants and closed-toe shoes. Light refreshments served.  Meet at the flag pole in front of the  Structural Maintenance Division…

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Free

Juri Commons Volunteer Project

October 27 @ 9:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Last of the month, repeating until July 1, 2019

Join the SFRPD gardening staff and neighborhood volunteers for a morning of gardening at this verdant pocket park built on the old railroad right-of-way between Guerrero Street, San Jose Avenue and 25th and 26th Streets in the southwestern corner of the Mission District. The Juri Commoners volunteer group meet on the last Saturday of the month to clean-up and beautify the park. For more information about the group and its activities, and to sign up, visit the Juri Commoners website.…

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Free

Mobile Recreation @ Sunset Recreation Center

October 27 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

We would like to welcome you to our Mobile Rec Event Saturday, October 27th from 11:00am – 2:00pm at Sunset Recreation Center. We will have our Climbing Wall, Disc Golf, Skateboards, BMX Bikes & Razor Scooters on site. We will provide safety equipment. Mobile Recreation is a free event. Get out and play!

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November 2018

Free

Alamo Square Park Greening

November 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on September 20, 2018 at 9:00am

Volunteers needed for Park Greening Day!  Come out and  join the Alamo Square Neighbors Association in their recurring volunteering workparty.  Activities include planting, gardening, weeding, general park maintenance.  Meet at the tennis court.  Coffee provided.  Please wear long pants and close-toed shoes.  Event takes place rain or shine. To RSVP, please email recparkvolunteer@sfgov.org or call 415-831-6333

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Free

Grattan Playground Volunteer Workparty

November 3 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join the Friends of Grattan Playground and SFRPD gardeners for a volunteer workparty focused on playground clean-up and maintenance.  The Friends of Grattan Playground work to preserve and enhance this community resource for safe, interactive, and nature-themed outdoor play.  Volunteering is a great opportunity to join in a project that will shape the future of our children’s play experience, and benefit the community for years to come.   All supplies, tools, and gloves are provided by SFRPD.   Please dress in layers…

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Free

John McLaren Park Habitat Restoration Volunteer Project

November 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 31, 2018

One event on November 4, 2017 at 10:00am

Come join the Natural Resource Division in a recurring habitat restoration volunteer project in John McLaren Park. Explore the diversity of San Francisco’s second largest park. Volunteer activities include weeding, planting, and trail maintenance. Please wear closed toed shoes, long pants and layers. The event will occur rain or shine.  Light refreshments provided. Meet at the large parking lot off John Shelley Drive at 21 John F. Shelly Drive. October’s McLaren Park volunteer project will be moved to GGP Nursery…

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Free

Mobile Recreation @ Eugene Friend SOMA Recreation Center

November 10 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

We would like to welcome you to our Mobile Rec Event Saturday, November 10th from 11:00am – 2:00pm at Eugene Friend SOMA Recreation Center. We will have our Climbing Wall, Disc Golf, Skateboards, BMX Bikes & Razor Scooters on site. We will provide safety equipment. Mobile Recreation is a free event. Get out and play!

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Free

Glen Canyon Habitat Restoration Volunteer Project

November 17 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2018

Join the the Friends of Glen Canyon Park and the Natural Resource Division for a monthly volunteer activities including weeding, pruning, and occasional planting. Please wear closed toed shoes, long pants and layers. The event will occur rain or shine. Light refreshments will be provided. Meet just north of the Glen Canyon Recreation Facility on Alms Road. Please RSVP by emailing recparkvolunteer@sfgov.org or call 415-831-6330. October’s Glen Canyon Park ongoing project will be moved to GGP Nursery for October only. Meet…

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Free

West Portal Park Volunteer Project

November 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on November 17, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on January 19, 2019 at 9:00am

One event on March 16, 2019 at 9:00am

Join the West Portal Neighborhood Association for a volunteer workparty from 9 am- 12 noon at West Portal Playground.   Meet your neighbors, make new friends and help out with the beautification of this vibrant community recreation facility. Volunteer tasks include weeding, mulching, ivy abatement, litter-pick-up and occasional planting.  Please wear closed-toe shoes, long sleeved shirt and long pants. All supplies, tools, and gloves are provided by SFRPD.  Meet at the recreation center on Lenox Way.  Light refreshments served To RSVP,…

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Mobile Recreation @ Eureka Valley Recreation Center

November 17 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

  We would like to welcome you to our Mobile Rec Event Saturday, November 17th from 11:00am – 2:00pm at Eureka Valley recreation Center. We will have our Climbing Wall, Disc Golf, Skateboards, BMX Bikes & Razor Scooters on site. We will provide safety equipment. Mobile Recreation is a free event. Get out and play!

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December 2018

Alta Plaza Volunteer Workparty

December 8 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on June 9, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on September 8, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on December 8, 2018 at 10:00am

Please join the Friends of Alta Plaza Park for a “Cleaning and Greening” workday on the second Saturday of the month every March, June, September and December.  Help the SFRPD gardeners maintain the park, while meeting your neighbors.  Volunteers install new planting, lay down mulch, weed, sweep, edge and more.  A complimentary continental breakfast is served before getting our assignments.  Please wear layered clothing, sun hat as the weather dictates and closed-toe shoes.  The gardeners will equip you with tools…

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Esprit Park Volunteer Workday

December 16 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Come join the neighbors of Esprit Park and the SFRPD gardeners in a cleaning and greening of a vibrant community park.  A wide range of gardening tasks will be available: weeding, mulching, trimming and litter pick-up.  Tools and gloves will be provided.  Please wear closed toed shoes, long pants and layers.  Light refreshments will be served. If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity, please RSVP to recparkvolunteer@sfgov.org.

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January 2019

Free

Buena Vista Neighborhood Association Volunteer Workparty

January 12, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join the SFRPD gardeners and the Buena Vista Neighborhood Association in a monthly volunteer workparty focused on planting, gardening and maintenance projects throughout the park.  Please wear closed-toed shoes and dress in layers.  Light refreshments served.  Event takes place rain or shine. To register for this workparty, please email to recparkvolunteer@sfgov.org or call 415-831-6330 to register.

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February 2019

Free

Buena Vista Neighborhood Association Volunteer Workparty

February 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join the SFRPD gardeners and the Buena Vista Neighborhood Association in a monthly volunteer workparty focused on planting, gardening and maintenance projects throughout the park.  Please wear closed-toed shoes and dress in layers.  Light refreshments served.  Event takes place rain or shine. To register for this workparty, please email to recparkvolunteer@sfgov.org or call 415-831-6330 to register.

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Free

Grattan Playground Volunteer Workparty

February 9, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join the Friends of Grattan Playground and SFRPD gardeners for a volunteer workparty focused on playground clean-up and maintenance.  The Friends of Grattan Playground work to preserve and enhance this community resource for safe, interactive, and nature-themed outdoor play.  Volunteering is a great opportunity to join in a project that will shape the future of our children’s play experience, and benefit the community for years to come.   All supplies, tools, and gloves are provided by SFRPD.   Please dress in layers…

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March 2019

Alta Plaza Volunteer Workparty

March 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Please join the Friends of Alta Plaza Park for a “Cleaning and Greening” workday on the second Saturday of the month every March, June, September and December.  Help the SFRPD gardeners maintain the park, while meeting your neighbors.  Volunteers install new planting, lay down mulch, weed, sweep, edge and more.  A complimentary continental breakfast is served before getting our assignments.  Please wear layered clothing, sun hat as the weather dictates and closed-toe shoes.  The gardeners will equip you with tools…

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Free

Esprit Park Volunteer Workday

March 17, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Come join the neighbors of Esprit Park and the SFRPD gardeners in a cleaning and greening of a vibrant community park.  A wide range of gardening tasks will be available: weeding, mulching, trimming and litter pick-up.  Tools and gloves will be provided.  Please wear closed toed shoes, long pants and layers.  Light refreshments will be served. If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity, please RSVP to recparkvolunteer@sfgov.org.

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June 2019

Free

Grattan Playground Volunteer Workparty

June 1, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join the Friends of Grattan Playground and SFRPD gardeners for a volunteer workparty focused on playground clean-up and maintenance.  The Friends of Grattan Playground work to preserve and enhance this community resource for safe, interactive, and nature-themed outdoor play.  Volunteering is a great opportunity to join in a project that will shape the future of our children’s play experience, and benefit the community for years to come.   All supplies, tools, and gloves are provided by SFRPD.   Please dress in layers…

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Alta Plaza Volunteer Workparty

June 8, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Please join the Friends of Alta Plaza Park for a “Cleaning and Greening” workday on the second Saturday of the month every March, June, September and December.  Help the SFRPD gardeners maintain the park, while meeting your neighbors.  Volunteers install new planting, lay down mulch, weed, sweep, edge and more.  A complimentary continental breakfast is served before getting our assignments.  Please wear layered clothing, sun hat as the weather dictates and closed-toe shoes.  The gardeners will equip you with tools…

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Free

Esprit Park Volunteer Workday

June 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Come join the neighbors of Esprit Park and the SFRPD gardeners in a cleaning and greening of a vibrant community park.  A wide range of gardening tasks will be available: weeding, mulching, trimming and litter pick-up.  Tools and gloves will be provided.  Please wear closed toed shoes, long pants and layers.  Light refreshments will be served. If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity, please RSVP to recparkvolunteer@sfgov.org.

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