Joe Dimaggio Playground – site closure & construction updates

The library demolition is complete & the playground is almost fully reopened! The tennis courts & bocce courts have been reopened for a couple weeks now, and the older kids’ playground reopened this week. The contractor is still on site to install some temporary improvements & intends to reopen the smaller … Continue reading

FYI : Glen Canyon Park Recreation Center Renovation Public Art Selection Panel on September 30th, 2-6pm at 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70

Hi Everyone –   Update on the public art selection process for Glen Park Rec Center Renovation: the next meeting will be on September 30. The Glen Canyon Art Selection Panel will meet and review a group of shortlisted artists. This shortlist of artists will be selected from the pre-qualified and … Continue reading

Marina Bay Trail Improvements Community Meeting

Please join us for an informational meeting on the project plans for the Marina Bay Trail, along Marina Boulevard. GOALS OF THE PROJECT Ensure safety for people walking and biking; Provide uninterrupted views of the bay; Meet parking and loading needs for marina berth holders; Enhance the experience along the … Continue reading

2012 Bond – Balboa Pool Improvements Meeting #3

Join us to discuss improvements to Balboa Pool funded by the 2012 Clean & Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond. Your input is very important. Everyone is invited to attend! Tell your friends and neighbors! - Discuss plans and needs of the Pool – Solicit Feedback Date: Thursday,September 18th, 2014 Time: 6:00-7:30pm Place: Ingleside … Continue reading

Mission Dolores Park – Construction Photos

We couldn’t be more excited about these construction photos!  The new accessible pathway has been installed, the concrete at the plaza and promenade are almost finished, and the North Restroom has a beautiful cedar ceiling: Exciting finishes will be installed in the next couple of weeks and we will continue to add more photos … Continue reading

Telegraph Hill Safety Improvements Informational Meeting

The Recreation and Park Department and the Department of Public Works invite you to attend an Informational Meeting on the upcoming Safety Improvements to Telegraph Hill to be held on September 10th 2014 from 6 :00 to 7:30 pm at Joe DiMaggio Clubhouse,  651 Lombard Street. Please see attached invitation … Continue reading

Mission Dolores Park – Dolores Street Sidewalk Repairs

The Mission Dolores Park contractor will be repairing the sidewalk on 18th Dolores Street between 18th and 19th Streets starting Monday September 8th. The sidewalk will be closed for about 1 week during this process. In fact, pathways around the entire park are continuing to take form. This photo is of the … Continue reading

UPDATE: Portsmouth Square Restroom

The Portsmouth Square restroom building is being demolished to make way for a new, larger facility. Demolition began Aug. 27th beginning with the jack-hammering of the concrete roof, then followed by the removal of the concrete walls. The Recreation and Park Department apologizes for the noisy activity, which should end … Continue reading

Glen Canyon Tennis Court Repairs Starting Soon!

Hi Everyone, As you may have heard, it has come to our attention that the slope of the tennis courts at Glen Canyon Park are not in line with current United States Tennis Association (USTA) recommendations. Rec and Parks has worked with the design and construction management staff at the … Continue reading

Update and Notice: Glen Canyon Park Tennis Court Repair Work to Start September 2nd, Please Plan Accordingly

Hi Everyone, As you may have heard, it has come to our attention that the slope of the tennis courts at Glen Canyon Park are not in line with current United States Tennis Association (USTA) recommendations. Rec and Parks has worked with the design and construction management staff at the … Continue reading

Portsmouth Square Restroom – Closed for Construction

Portsmouth Square restroom is currently closed for construction, and shall re-open by spring 2015. Six (6) porta potties and 2 wash stations are provided in the interim. The new restroom building was designed through a community process and increases the user capacity to six (6) for each gender, plus a family … Continue reading

Mission Dolores Park Construction Updates

The past couple weeks have provided some beautiful construction photos. Above is a view of the north field, where the soil piles are quickly being removed. The new field will soon be leveled and ready for its state-of-the-art drainage system. Below is the new North Restroom during construction of the roof. Finally, a big reveal … Continue reading

Update on Public Art Process for Glen Canyon Park Rec Center Project

Hi Folks, Just want to update you about the Artist Selection Panel meeting on August 4th. Thank you again for all of your feedback. On August 4th, 2014 the finalists for the Glen Canyon Park Public Art Project presented their artwork proposals to the Artist Selection Panel. After careful review … Continue reading

Glen Canyon Project Updates: Rec Center Design Development, Art Commission Hearing and more

Hi folks, Last night I made a presentation to the Glen Park Neighbors Meeting at the Rec Center, where I showed a powerpoint. see below. Rec Center Renovation Design Development Please see the presentation to see developments in the design. Due to project costs, escalation, additional work needed to renovate … Continue reading

Glen Canyon Improvement Project Updates from Rec and Park: Update Tomorrow, July 30th at Glen Park Neighbors Meeting at Glen Canyon Rec Center

Hi Folks, Just an FYI  – I will be providing a project update at the Glen Park Association Quarterly Meeting at the Glen Park Rec Center tomorrow evening, July 30th.  The meeting officially starts at 7:00pm, but people can arrive at 6:30pm. Topic to cover include: Updates on the ongoing … Continue reading

Joe DiMaggio Playground – Old Library Demo Update

I hope everyone is enjoying the summer!  A quick update on the library demolition project that is affecting portions of our playground.  The contractor completed the interior demolition a couple weeks ago, and after a short delay, is back on site this week to finish the demolition. What does this mean … Continue reading

Natural Areas Program at Oak Woodlands

A snapshot of the SFRPD Natural Areas Program staff and volunteers taking care of some of the oldest Coastal Live Oak trees in the city of San Francisco at the Oak Woodlands, an extraordinary remnant of native landscape in the northeast corner of Golden Gate Park. Come join the fun … Continue reading

Mission Dolores Park – The Mexican Liberty Bell Gets a New Home

Check out this great time lapse video of the Mexican Liberty Bell moving into its new home! While on the crane, the bell was weighed and came in at 15,000 pounds. The bell is an important part of the history of the park and will be the central feature of the improved 19th Street Plaza. Curious to know … Continue reading

Mission Dolores Park – Upcoming Construction Alert

The Mission Dolores Park contractor will start construction early this Thursday morning, July 10th. Alten Construction will be pouring the concrete foundation for the Operations & Maintenance building near the corner of 18th and Church Streets. The concrete pour will start at 4:00 am and end at 3:00 pm. There … Continue reading

Volunteers needed at Glen Park – Hillside Weeding – 9am to Noon, This Friday, June 27th!

Thank you again to those of you that came out and volunteered on the hillside Friday, June 13th!  It was great! That combined with the work of our gardening staff over the last few week, we have been focusing on taking out the radish and the mustard, starting at the … Continue reading

Comment Period Extended: Glen Canyon Recreation Center Renovation Proposals for Public Art Feedback accepted, Through July 8th

Hi Everyone! As some of you may know, all public capital projects like the upcoming renovation of the Glen Canyon Recreation center, include a public art component. We have been working with the San Francisco Arts Commission and the Department of Public Works artists to develop artwork that will highlight … Continue reading

Upcoming Glen Canyon Rec Center Renovation Proposals for Public Art needs your Feedback.

Hi Everyone! As some of you may know, all public capital projects like the upcoming renovation of the Glen Canyon Recreation center, include a public art component. We have been working with the San Francisco Arts Commission and the Department of Public Works artists to develop artwork that will highlight … Continue reading

Construction Check-In at Dolores Park

At this moment in the construction process, a lot of “ground work” is occurring, including laying down the drainage systems, trenching for utilities, and grading for the new paths and sports courts. In the next couple of weeks, you’ll start to see some exciting above-ground improvements. A lot of concrete … 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

Notice: Joe DiMaggio Playground – Library Demolition Closure

An important step is starting soon that will set the stage for our park renovation: The old library demolition is beginning later this month. The playground, bocce courts, and tennis courts will be temporarily closed during the demolition. This temporary closure is to ensure the safety and security of park … Continue reading

Glen Canyon Tennis Courts Update

Hi Everyone, I wanted to provide an update on the tennis courts at Glen Canyon. It has come to our attention that the slope of the courts are not in line with current USTA recommendations. Rec and Parks has worked with the design and construction management staff at the Department … Continue reading

UPDATE – Portsmouth Square Restroom Replacement Project

The Recreation and Park Department is pleased to report that the City is advertising the Portsmouth Square Restroom Replacement Project for contractor bids on 4/11/14. Bids will be due on May 7th. Barring any unforeseen complications, an award of contract is anticipated in July 2014, with construction beginning in fall … Continue reading

Balboa Community Meeting #2 – April 1, 2014 at 6:00PM

Join us to discuss improvements to Balboa Pool funded by the 2012 Clean & Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond. Your input is very important. Everyone is invited to attend! Tell your friends and neighbors! The meeting is Tuesday April 1, , 6:00-7:30pm at Ingleside Police Station Community Room, 1 Sgt John … Continue reading

SF Chronicle: SF’s Urban Coyotes

By Jill Tucker Camilla Fox is fighting an uphill battle against fairy tales and Saturday morning cartoons. Children’s stories often feature wild canines in unflattering roles – the wolf that eats Grandma and the dim-witted and Acme-loving coyote that can’t seem to hit the beep-beeping roadrunner with an anvil. As one of … Continue reading

Glen Canyon Park Trail Naming Contest

Part of the plan for improving trails at Glen Canyon Park is installing some new signs to help park users find their way around and interpret the unique ecological features of the Canyon. We are running a trail naming contest to name these trails.  Please click on the link below … Continue reading

Curbed SF: 5 Amazing Parks to Visit While Dolores is Under Construction

The weather is currently stunning, which usually would mean heading to Dolores Park for some picnicking and people-watching. But with big swathes of the park out of commission for construction and renovation, you may be in need of some other park options. Luckily, there are lots of other parks not … Continue reading

Glen Canyon Park Playground Reopens March 15

Join Supervisor Scott Wiener, SF Rec and Park GM Phil Ginsburg, the Glen Park Association and park advocates for the opening celebration of the newly renovated Glen Canyon Park Playground, Saturday, March 15, at 9:30 a.m.  For decades, locals have enjoyed the beautiful natural landscape and varied recreational offerings at … Continue reading

UPDATE – Alta Plaza Park Water Conservation Project

The Recreation and Park Department and the Department of Public Works will conduct percolation tests beginning on March 12th. Test holes will be dug two at a time along the perimeter for a total of 6-8 test holes. These holes will be covered up with plywood and marked with safety cones … Continue reading

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 Chronicle: Dolores Park Renovation

By John Wildermuth (Photo via sfgate.com) The thousands of visitors who cover just about every inch of lawn at Dolores Park on sunny weekends will have to squeeze a little closer for the next 14 months. The Mission District park, one of the city’s busiest and most popular recreation sites, is … Continue reading

Saving Water in Our City Parks

Maintaining beautiful, green park spaces in drought conditions is no simple task, and as an agency that stewards over 4,000 acres of public park land and as one of the largest water users in the city, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department takes its responsibility to conserve water seriously. … Continue reading

Playground Opening – March 15th! Come!

You are cordially invited to join Supervisor Scott Wiener, San Francisco Recreation and Park Department General Manager Phil Ginsburg, Glen Park Association and park advocates for the opening celebration of the Glen Canyon Park Playground.   Saturday, March 15th, 2014 9:30 a.m. Welcome Remarks and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony SF Rec … Continue reading

Marina Water Conservation

Dear Bertholder,                                                                              February 3, 2014 On Jan 17, 2014 the Governor of California declared a Drought State of Emergency for the State of California.  All Californians have been asked to voluntarily reduce water consumption by 10%. Please minimize your vessel washing to what is necessary to keep your vessel seaworthy … Continue reading

Alta Plaza Park – Community Questions

Although, issues related to drainage near Steiner and Clay Streets’, and the asphalt at the Scott St. entrance are not part of this project; RPD wants to make sure that the community knows that their safety is of the utmost importance. RPD has applied for General Fund dollars to take … Continue reading

SF Botanical Garden Volunteer Opportunities

Green Team Member Duration- Ongoing, varying commitment, starting on January 7, 2014 Time Commitment- Three hours per week commitment either Tuesdays or Thursdays from 10-1. Responsibilities- Green Team members are key volunteers in keeping the Garden beautifully maintained. They work with a coordinator and Rec and Park Gardeners in all … Continue reading

Update on Glen Canyon Playground Project Renovation: Nearing Completion and the Rec Center is Open Again

2008 Bond Project: As of January 7th, the Recreation Center is open!  The Rec Center is open with a new heating system and ready to be enjoyed on the following dates and times: Tuesday – Friday:             9 am – 9 pm Saturday:                            9 am – 5 pm Please note that … Continue reading

Coit Tower Rehab Project – Progress

The above image is of the tower getting prepped, by power-washing, for concrete and stucco repair. Color-matching of Historic door and window paint colors is happening along with the Art Commission survey for mural restoration. Modification to internal and external hand-rails is being completed to improve accessibility. Repair to building … Continue reading

Update on Glen Canyon Playground and Tennis Court Project: Project Nearing Completion…

Hi Folks, Just wanted to provide an update – as you can see if you have been near the project soon,  The Glen Canyon Playground and Tennis Court Project is really moving along, if you see the park now, you will see that the new tennis courts are in place, … Continue reading

Update on Glen Park Rec Center Renovation Project in design – On to Civic Design Review Monday!

Hi Everyone – Just wanted to update you – for those of you are that are still interested to see EVEN more of us, as I mentioned in my last email update and blog post, the design team will be presenting the current design (first of 3 times) to the … Continue reading

Update, Next Steps on the Glen Canyon Rec Center Project: Rec Park Commission Review and Continued Work on Design

Hi Everyone – Thanks so much to those of you who were able to attend or otherwise provide feedback on the materials presented at the community meetings we held on the Renovation of Glen Canyon Park Recreation Center on June 13th and July 13th and the Open House/Update Meeting on November … Continue reading

Coit Tower Closure Reminder – Construction Begins TODAY!

Just a reminder, Coit Memorial Tower is officially closed today, November 18th, 2013 for rehabilitation and will remain closed until Spring 2014. Work will be restricted to regular construction hours: Monday – Friday 7:00am – 4:00pm. In the coming week the contractor will be installing a construction fence and setting … Continue reading

Update on Glen Canyon playground renovation!

Hi Folks, I know many of you are eager for an update. The Glen Canyon Playground and Tennis Court Project is really moving along, if you see the park now, you will see that the new tennis courts are in place, and the new playgrounds are emerging. Over the next … Continue reading

Glen Canyon Recreation Center Renovation Design Update /Open House at Glen Park Library, November 20th

Hi Everyone – Thanks so much to those of you who were able to attend the community meetings we held to discuss the renovation of the Glen Canyon Park recreation center on June 13th and July 13th of this year.  The information and feedback from those meetings is available on the Glen Canyon … Continue reading

Golden Gate Park CommUNITY Garden Opens

SAN FRANCISCO – Today, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, YP, Levi Strauss & Co., CBS EcoMedia and community members celebrated the grand opening of the new Golden Gate Park CommUNITY Garden. The garden, located at the east end of the park near Kezar Stadium, was created to meet … Continue reading

Check Out the New Vertical Garden

Check out the first vertical garden on a Recreation and Park Dept. park. Actually it’s in the new Golden Gate Park Community Garden, located at Frederick/Arguello Sts. This 100′x8.5′ vertical garden contains 900 edible, native and ornamental plants planted in only one day! Thanks to the hardworking crew at Bauman … Continue reading

Glen Canyon Playground Renovation Update: and Work Planned Elk Street Sidewalk Starting Soon and Monday Oct 28th at Bosworth Entrance

Hi Folks, The Glen Canyon Playground and Tennis Court Project is moving along, if you see the park now, you will see that the tennis courts and playground are emerging.  In addition, we are finishing the limited work at the Bosworth Entrance (to replace the swing gate, etc.) and along … Continue reading

Garden Members’ Saturday Workday!!

We’re getting ready for the first Garden Members’ Workday this Saturday! Garden plots are numbered, fresh soil piled, gopher barrier wire stocked for a productive event! Please note that this event is targeted only to garden members with assigned plots at the GGP CommUNITY Garden. An official public opening is … Continue reading

Glen Canyon Project Update: Work on the 14th on the Bosworth Entrance Area and Connection to Alms Road, Limited Access

Hi Folks, As I noted in my last blog post and eblast, you are now seeing some limited work done a bit north of the fenced off area, around the Bosworth Entrance (to replace the swing gate, etc.) and along a portion of the connection to the road north of … Continue reading

Twin Peaks Trails Improvement Follow-up Meeting

Please join us for a meeting to address the concerns raised by community members. As requested RPD will answer questions, including presenting the Hydrology Report from the recent Hydrologists’ testing, planting schematic, plant variety types, security and visibility to property, and erosion control measures. The Supervisors Office will also be … Continue reading

SF Weekly: True Tales from the Weirdest, Hardest-to-Find Golf Course in the Bay

By Joe Rosenheim Wednesday, Sep 18 2013 Nestled among the tall eucalypti that populate Visitation Valley’s McLaren Park is one of the weirdest and trickiest municipal golf courses you’re ever likely to see. It’s abutted by housing projects, patronized religiously by a group of local diehards across the socioeconomic strata, and unknown … Continue reading

SOUTH PARK RENOVATION COMMUNITY PLANNING MEETING

Please join us for the final community planning meeting for the South Park Renovation Project.  Fletcher Studio will be on hand to showcase the latest project design followed by a project delivery overview presented by San Francisco Recreation and Park staff.  Please plan to attend, your input is very important … Continue reading

Update on Glen Canyon Park Playground/Tennis Court Renovation

Hi folks, I wanted to provide you all an update on the project’s progress.  Things are going relatively well, and the work is well underway.  As you might notice, the contractor has been installing form work and rebar for the new playground area and the tennis courts and is starting … Continue reading

Dolores Park Works & GM Phil Ginsburg share a successful Dolores Park cleanup day

SECOND BREAKFAST AND A PARK CLEAN-UP GETS IT DONE by Lauren Hartman Phil Ginsburg, SF Rec and Park General Manager made a surprise appearance at the Dolores Park Works/Bi-Rite Breakfast and a Park Clean-Up on Monday morning. Phil thanked everyone for turning out and told us that volunteers are essential to Rec and … Continue reading

San Francisco State University Freshmen Welcome Days

On Saturday, August 24, SFRPD collaborated with community partners, the SF Parks Alliance and the Dept of Public Works to host a day of volunteer service at Lake Merced and Golden Gate Park for incoming students to San Francisco State University and the University of San Francisco.   Over 120 matriculating freshmen … Continue reading

Joe DiMaggio Playground Renovation – Community Meeting 8/28/13 6:00 PM

As a reminder, we will be having our second community meeting to review the conceptual design for the Joe DiMaggio Playground renovation next Wednesday August 28th, from 6 -7:30 pm.  The meeting will be held at the same location as last time, in the Multi-Purpose Room in the clubhouse at … Continue reading

Hayes Valley Neighbors at Patricia’s Green

SFRPD staff gardeners, Robert McNeill and Todd Sucy, led a volunteer work party with the Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association at the beautiful Patricia’s Green on Saturday, July 27. Additional volunteers from the Walden House graciously collaborated in this effort.  The group made preparations for the upcoming Autumn planting season by … Continue reading

Hoorah! We are almost ready to open the Garden.

As some of you may have seen walking past the garden, construction is close to complete. The garden will combine demonstration gardens, programming and workshops, a native plant nursery and materials/tool distribution, etc. with a combination of individual and shared plots, all of which will provide an invaluable resource for … Continue reading

Glen Canyon Park Playground Project: Update on Construction – Still moving along…

Hi folks, We continue to make progress on construction.  As you might notice, the contractor has started to install form work and rebar and layout the various walls for portions of the tennis courts and playground areas. As often happens, we did encounter some complications, as we founds some of … Continue reading

Glen Canyon Rec Center Renovation – Great meeting last week – Meeting Info and Materials Now Online

Hi Everyone! As many of you may know, thanks to the community planning process in 2010-2011 which identified the needs for renovation and improvement of the facilities at Glen Canyon Park, not only is the playground and tennis court renovation in construction now, the Recreation Center Building Renovation was funded … Continue reading

Progress Update on McLaren Park Peru Street Playground

A project of the 2008 Clean and Safe Parks Bond’s Community Opportunity Fund Progam, the improvements to the Peru Street Playground in McLaren Park are well underway. We anticipate completion of the project within the next two months. Due some unanticipated construction issues work has slowed over the last few … Continue reading

The Smurfs Celebrate “America the Bluetiful”

San Francisco Recreation and Park Department Invites you to volunteer to help Bluetify Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park!  Bluetify Stow Lake Wednesday July 10 from 10am-12noon Family Friendly Volunteer Event, please RSVP to recparkvounteer@sfgov.org for more details.  Smurf characters will be onsite to help bluetify as well as volunteer … Continue reading

Reminder: Upcoming Glen Canyon Park Recreation Center Renovation Community Meeting Saturday, July 13th at the Glen Canyon Rec Center, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Hi Everyone! Thanks to all of you that attended the community meeting in June and provided your feedback on the Rec Center Renovation Plan.  The next meeting is Saturday, July 13th.  I hope you can make it! Please see below and the meeting flyer for additional info – again, please feel … Continue reading

SF Examiner: Mountain Lake Park

A deteriorating playground in the Richmond district is poised for a major rehab effort as part of a $3.15 million project spearheaded by neighborhood leaders and city officials.   The Mountain Lake Park playground is more than 30 years old and has many outdated and dilapidated amenities, despite being visited … Continue reading

Glen Canyon Rec Center Renovation – Great meeting last week – Meeting Materials Now Online

Hi Everyone! As many of you may know, thanks to the community planning process in 2010-2011 which identified the needs for renovation and improvement of the facilities at Glen Canyon Park, not only is the playground and tennis court renovation in construction now, the Recreation Center Building Renovation was funded … Continue reading

Reminder: Glen Canyon Recreation Center Renovation Meeting THIS Thursday, 6/13/13 – at St. John School

Greetings! I just wanted to send everyone a quick reminder that we are holding a community meeting regarding the renovation of the Glen Canyon Park Recreation Center THIS Thursday, June 13th, at St. John School, located at 925 Chenery Street.  Additional details may be found below.  We hope to see … Continue reading

Street Soccer Coming to The City in June

The City has announced plans to host the Street Soccer USA West Coast Cup, a tournament to raise awareness for homelessness and bridge the gap between our various communities, in June.  The tournament will include homeless teams from cities across the nation, playing and competing with corporate teams. The San … Continue reading

Update on Construction: Making Steady Progress

Hi Folks – Overall, the project is now about 30% complete.  Recently, the construction crew has been busy working on the new retaining walls for the tennis courts.  Soon, you can expect to see more grading as we start to construct the new tennis courts. The contractor has also been hard at work inside … Continue reading

Glen Canyon Park Project – April Update

Hi Everyone, Over the last few weeks and in the coming weeks, work will continue on the grading and building the new retaining walls for the new tennis courts.  In addition, work is underway inside the Rec Center to prepare for the installation of the much-anticipated, new heating system. Again, there is some large equipment on … Continue reading

Golden Gate Park Named One of U.S.’s Top Public Parks

The Weather Channel has just released its list of America’s Best Public Parks and our very own Golden Gate Park makes the list!  “An oasis in the city, Golden Gate Park offers trails to walk or hike, playgrounds, picnic areas, lakes, dog-friendly areas, museums, a carousel, and even Segway tours … Continue reading

Glen Canyon Park Renovation: Progress update – work proceeding…

Construction started in early January and is progressing steadily.  When complete, the project will feature improvements to the tennis courts, children’s play area, recreation center, landscaping, and Elk Street entrance. To date, the tennis courts and their surrounding retaining walls, as well as the old children’s play equipment have been … Continue reading

Community Message at Open House: Happy Our Plan is Moving Forward, Please Manage Construction Carefully

After nearly a year of environmental review, the community members attending the Mission Dolores Park Rehabilitation Project Open House were happy to see the design is moving forward with few changes. They also pointed out that the next challenge is publicizing and managing the construction process to minimize disruption of … Continue reading

Dolores Park Project Open House Wed. Feb. 6, 5:30-7:30PM

In the last year, the Mission Dolores Park Rehabilitation Project has moved forward through environmental review and documentation.  The project team is now ready to share the updated plans with you and the entire park community. Please join us for a Community Open House this Wednesday, February 6th from 5:30-7:30 … Continue reading

Glen Canyon Park Renovation Project Underway!

Hi folks, As you might have noticed, starting last week, the renovation project is underway!  The project is anticapated to be completed in November of 2013, assuming no additional delays. As a reminder, major improvements include: a new children’s play area that will be almost twice as large as the … Continue reading

FYI – Other work in park, trail improvements north of Rec Center, along “Saddle Area”

Hi folks, Just in case you notice and were wondering, there will be some work on one area of the trails in Glen Canyon Park, north of the rec center, called the “saddle area”  It is north of the boardwalk and near the climbing rocks.  It will see improvements beginning January 15, … Continue reading

Construction to Start on Glen Canyon Park Renovation Project – Portions of the Park Around Elk Street Closed Stating January 10th, other portions closed starting the week of January 14th

Hi Everyone – The contractor hired to start the Glen Canyon Project will be starting construction activities Thursday, January 10th.  At times, on  Thursday January 10th and January 11th, and the week of  January 14th tennis courts may be closed in order to protect park users during some work. It … Continue reading

Update on Glen Canyon Project, CEQA Appeal Found Untimely and Upcoming Project Update Meeting, January 7th

GlenPark Renovation Project – Project Update Meeting 1 7 13 Greetings and happy holidays from the Recreation and Park Department! We are looking forward to starting park renovation project at Glen Canyon Park. As you may have heard, the schedule has been delayed from the original start date of October … Continue reading

NEN Awards: Help McLaren Park Wins Award

The Neighborhood Empowerment Network’s NEN Awards are returning for their fifth and biggest year on January 9. Produced in partnership with the CCSF Community Challenge Grant Program, The NEN Awards are dedicated to elevating and celebrating the tremendous work that residents and organizations do every day to make our city … Continue reading

Glen Canyon Renovation Project Update – Rehearing Request on Building Permit Appeal Withdrawn and CEQA appeal filed

Hi Everyone, Another update - the appellant withdrew their re-hearing request today, so there is no hearing tonight, I am very sorry if you got this news too late, and already left for City Hall.  I heard late in the day myself.  The appeals board ‘s vote of 4-0 to deny the appeal, is now … Continue reading

Update on Building Permit Rehearing Request on Glen Park Renovation – Scheduled for December 12th

Hi Everyone, Here is the latest update: As you know, the appeals board voted 4-0 to deny the appeal on November 14th. The appellant had a 10 day period to file a re-hearing request. The last to file this request was November 26th. On that date, the appellant submitted a … Continue reading

Update – Glen Canyon Project, Building Permit Appeal, Re-Hearing Request Filed

Hi Everyone, Quick update about the appeals process. As you know, the appeals board voted 4-0 to deny the appeal, but the appellant had a 10 day period to file a re-hearing request. The last to file this request was November 26th. On that date, the appealant submitted a re-hearing … Continue reading

Project Delayed – Appeal Filed on Building Permit – Update Soon!

Hello Everyone – As we have planned and communicated in flyers and elsewhere, we were planning on starting construction in mid October, this week on this project. However, on Monday an appeal was filed on the building permit that had been issued for the project. The permit and the project … Continue reading

Glen Canyon Park Renovation Update and Additional Information on Tree Work and Recent Tree Failures

Hi everyone, As you may know, the Glen Canyon Park Renovation Project will begin soon! As a reminder, major improvements include: a new larger children’s play area, new tennis courts, improved park paths, an improved Elk Street entry, a new accessible restroom, new landscaping, and new heating in the Recreation … Continue reading

Update on Glen Canyon Park Renovation, Notices of Tree Removals and New Tree Planting Information

As part of the upcoming Park Renovation Project, today a number of trees around the lower portion of Glen Canyon Park were posted with notices that the tree will be removed as part of the renovation. As a reminder, this project, which came out of a two year community planning … Continue reading

Glen Canyon Park/Playground Improvements – Getting Contractor On Board

Apologies for our blog-writing hiatus! We’ve been busy finishing the design drawings for what is certain to be a fantastic renovation of Glen Canyon Park. Right now, we are completing the bid of the construction contract to a qualified construction company. We are on schedule to start construction on October. … Continue reading

Planned Construction Activities – May and June 2012

May is drawing to a close and the harbor renovation has seen spectacular in-water progress over the last month, while the landside work has limped along.  Work interruptions, material delivery delays, and over optimism has become the norm for work on the harbormaster building.  As the month draws to a … 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

Augmented summer maintenance services for Dolores Park

In order to meet  peak summer demand at Dolores Park, there will be augmented trash pick up and porta pottie services put in place. These service changes will be in place for this coming weekend, and continue throughout the busy summer months. Recology is instituting a new evening trash pickup service at 7 pm … Continue reading

New Marina Policies

The Recreation and Park Commission has adopted new policies for the management and operation of the San Francisco Marina Small Craft Harbor.  New Marina Rules & Regulations were adopted on April 19, 2012, which are now in effect.  Also, the Commission adopted a New Post Renovation Berthing Assignment Policy for the re-population … Continue reading

Planned Construction Activities – April 2012

Phase 2 in-water construction is currently underway.  The Contractor completed demolition or C and E Docks [those accessed off the West Mole] during the first two weeks of April.  Intense construction activities in the vicinity of the West Mole will continue throughout the month.  Work in the area will include … 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

New Marina Rules, Regs, and Policies posted to the department website.

The proposed Post-Renovation Berthing Assignment Policy for the Marina West Basin and the proposed new Marina Rules and Regulations have been posted on the sfrecpark website for public review. Also, you will find the Notice of the Public Hearing pertaining to this matter and the Community Feedback Report that encapsulates the … Continue reading

Planned Construction Activities – March 2012

March is set to be an exciting month in the Marina.  Beginning March 17, the first lot of newly constructed docks and slips will be opened for boat occupancy.  During the course of the last two weeks of the month, the Harbormaster will begin directing boaters toward new, temporary slips … Continue reading

Opening Celebration on March 31st!

You are cordially invited to join Mayor Edwin M. Lee, Supervisor Scott Wiener, San Francisco Recreation and Park Department General Manager Phil Ginsburg, Mrs. Helen Diller, San Francisco Parks Alliance and Friends of Dolores Park Playground for the grand opening ceremony of Helen Diller Playground at Mission Dolores Park on … Continue reading

Complete Mission Dolores Park Rehabilitation Plans Enthusiastically Received at Open House

At a Wednesday night Open House, the Dolores Park community gave the complete Mission Dolores Park Rehabilitation Plans two thumbs up–for accurately representing all the community’s decisionmaking and for bringing together everyone’s ideas into a beautiful design.   Community members also provided dozens of comments confiming their support and suggesting further refinements. … Continue reading

Welcome to the Restroom Repair & Renovation Program News

The Restroom Repair and Replacement program funds the construction, repair, and renovation of restroom facilities. Many of the city park’s restrooms are old, need repair and are poorly designed for maintenance and proper supervision. Following the passage of the 2008 Clean & Safe Neighborhood Park Bond, the Recreation & Parks … Continue reading

Mission Dolores Park Rehabilitation Plan Open House: Opportunity to Review Complete Plan and Construction Calendar

On Wednesday, February 29th everyone in the Dolores Park community will have an opportunity to review the complete park rehabilitation plan and the proposed construction calendar.   Please join us at the Mission High School Cafeteria at the corner of 18th St. and Dolores St. anytime between 5:30 and 8:30PM on the evening on of the 29th.  The location is … Continue reading

Marina Operating Policies Project Timelines Extended

As a result of overwhelming community feedback, the Marina Operating Policies Project timelines have been extended by thirty days.  As communicated in previous communications, including the Dec. 7th and Jan. 25th public meetings, a community process has been developed with a goal to engage the public and potentially affected stakeholders … 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

Thank you for your continued interest and participation in the renovations at Glen Canyon Park

Thank you for your continued interest and participation in the renovations at Glen Canyon Park—from attending community meetings to emailing your thoughtful comments. The completion of a series of productive and informative community meetings marks the end of the planning stage of the Glen Canyon Park Renovation project. The project … Continue reading

Planned Construction Activities – February 2012

The West Harbor construction site was relatively quite during the month of January.  Crews continued work on the Harbormaster Building and subsurface utility trenching and installation on the North Jetty and around Scott Street.  Demo of the end of the West Mole was completed down to the waterline.  Demolition down … Continue reading

Rules and Regulations of The San Francisco Marina Small Craft Harbor – DRAFT 1/2012

DRAFT 01/2012 RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE SAN FRANCISCO MARINA SMALL CRAFT HARBOR   SECTION 1 – DEFINITIONS Whenever any of the words hereinafter defined are used in the Rules and Regulations, they shall be construed to mean the following: “San Francisco Marina Small Craft Harbor” shall include both the … Continue reading

San Francisco Rules and Regulations Presentation 1-17-2012

Walter K. “Tim” Timpson, Jr. CMM MarinaResource, LLC 16761 130th Way North Jupiter, FL  33478                                       (561) 744-7832 Off     (561) 951-7832 Cell                                                                 e-mail: TimTimpsonCMM@marinaresource.com January 16, 2012 The following report is an assessment of the current Marina Rules & Regulations in place at the San Francisco Small Craft Yacht … Continue reading

Next Steps for Proposed Mission Dolores Park Rehabilitation Plan: Review, Approval and Implementation in 2012

After a full year of participatory community design in 2011, the proposed Dolores Park Rehabilitation Plan is ready for commission and environmental review and then implementation.  The Dolores Park community worked intensely through the fall to complete the proposed Rehabilitation Plan.  In the final community design workshops, participants resolved the … Continue reading

Planned Construction Activities, January 2012

During December the project reached a milestone with the completion of the pile driving and installation of the Phase 1 docks, the installation of the north ADA gangway the completion of the sheet pile breakwater.  The harbor office has closed for renovation and the harbor staff has be relocated temporarily … Continue reading

Thanks For Attending Saturday’s Final Community Design Meeting on Glen Canyon! See Below For More Information

Thank you to all who attended Saturday’s community meeting! We had a good turnout, and we received a lot of helpful feedback, which will continue to inform us as we move forward with the Glen Canyon Park renovation. For those of you who were unable to join us on Saturday, … Continue reading

50% of Helen Diller playground project done

The project is 50% complete, contractor is proceeding with concrete flatwork, including curbs and walls. In addition irrigation lateral lines are being installed. Anticipating the delivery of the bridge in mid January, play equipment is scheduled to start arriving thereafter. Project will be open to the public in Spring 2012. … Continue reading

NBC Bay Area: New Bison Arrive at Golden Gate Park

By Joe Rosato, Jr. Far longer than there’s been a Golden Gate Bridge, Treasure Island or Coit Tower, there were bison roaming Golden Gate Park. The first herd moved into a  pen in the park’s Music Concourse in 1891, and to its current west-end digs in 1899. But following the … Continue reading

SF Rec and Park Welcomes Baby Bison to Golden Gate Park

SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) welcomed the arrival of the seven baby bison in Golden Gate Park on Tuesday, December 6, 2011. Under Mayor Lee’s leadership, RPD coordinated the efforts with Mr. Richard Blum, Assemblywoman Fiona Ma, and San Francisco Zoo to replenish the bison … Continue reading

Planned Construction Activities, December 2011

  November in-water construction activity focused on the installation of the Phase 1 docks.  A permit amendment was granted to extend the in-water work window into the first two weeks of December so that Dutra can wrap up pile driving.  By December 15 we should see the Contractor’s barges leave … Continue reading

Helen Diller Playground Construction Update. 12/05/11

Progress that was made this week includes: The Contractor continues to make good strides this week on the concrete flat work. Crews formed and poured the bridge abutments, walls at the sand table, finished pads for the climbing wall, net anchors and slabs this week. Work on the irrigation lateral … Continue reading

Reminder: Next Saturday, December 10th – Glen Canyon Park Community Meeting on Bond Project

Glen Canyon Park Community Meeting Learn about the proposed improvements! Come give us your input! Saturday, December 10, 2011 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. At Glen Canyon Park Recreation Center (located inside the park, near the intersection of Elk & Chenery Streets) Come to the latest community meeting we are … Continue reading

Reminder: Glen Canyon Park Community Meeting on Park/Playground Renovation Next Saturday, Nov. 12th!

The November 12th Community Meeting to discuss Glen Canyon Park’s renovation is just around the corner! We hope you can join us to check out the park’s new design and share your preferences for new playground equipment! Thanks to all for coming to the series of community meetings we had … Continue reading

Planned Construction Activities, November 2011

October in-water construction activity focused on the installation of the fixed sheetpile breakwater.  Reports received so far indicate that waters are noticeably calmer in the outer harbor since the breakwater was placed.  Work on the breakwater will wrap-up by mid-November with the installation of the concrete cap. The first barge load of concrete … Continue reading

Mission Dolores Rehabilitation Project Workshop Rescheduled to October 20th

The Mission Dolores Rehabilitation Workshop scheduled for Thursday, October 13th has been rescheduled to Thursday, October 20th because we recognized that the public may not have been adequately notified of this particular meeting. The final workshop is still scheduled for Thursday, October 27th.  The time and place of both workshops remains the same: 6:00 in the … Continue reading

Come to the Glen Canyon Park Project Meeting – November 12th – See Below for More details!

Glen Canyon Park Join us! Come give us your input! Thanks to all for coming to the series of community meetings we had to identify top priorities for improvement to Glen Park. In the last meeting held this summer, we presented those items proposed for renovation with the Clean and … Continue reading

Helen Diller Playground Construction Update. 10/06/11

 The playground is beginning to take shape, though still somewhat conceptually.  The crews are working quickly to get the all the subsurface infrastructure in place before the rainy days set in.  The outline of the curving entrance drive is now clearly discernible by to the concrete form-work for the retaining wall will bank it … Continue reading

Planned Construction Activities, September 2011

The first half of September has been quiet around the SF Marina Renovation job site, but that doesn’t mean significant progress isn’t being made.  At the Kie-Con yard in Antioch, crews are working feverishly to form, pour and hand-finish the concrete dock sections that will begin arriving on-site for installation … Continue reading

Review the Dolores Park Rehabilitation Plan at Workshops on October 13th and 27th at 6:00 in the Mission High School Cafeteria

The entire community will have the opportunity to review and refine the Dolores Park Rehabilition Plan at two final workshops on Thursday, October 13th and Thursday, October 27th in the Mission High School Cafeteria (the universally accessible entrance is on Dolores St. just north of 18th St.)   Both meetings will … Continue reading

The Recreation & Park Department welcomes the new Harbor Master for the Marina Yacht Harbor

The San Francisco Recreation & Park Department would like to introduce you to John Moren, our new Harbor Master at the Marina Yacht Harbor.  John is a Certified Marina Manager with a wealth of expertise in the marine industry that includes marina management and significant operations experience at marinas and … Continue reading

Oak Woodlands Trail Update

The Oak Woodland Trail Restoration project is moving forward. On September 15th the Recreation and Park Commission approved the Oak Woodland Trail concept plan that was developed with input from community members.  The project will now begin the design development phase and is anticipated to begin construction in 2012. Oak Woodlands Trail concept … Continue reading

Glen Canyon Park Project Next Steps: Info about Fall meeting coming soon!

Hi Everyone – We are excited to report that the Recreation and Parks Commission voted to recommended that the Board of Supervisors accept the Trust for Public Land’s gifted services and improvement plan for Glen Canyon Park at their August 18th meeting, and directed RPD Staff and the design team … Continue reading

Dolores Park Community Reviews and Revises Draft Park Rehabilitation Plan

On last Thursday evening at Mission High School, over 100 Dolores Park community members gathered to review and revise the first draft of the Mission Dolores Park Rehabilitation Plan (click link below).  The draft plan was the first attempt to bring together all the collective planning the community has done … Continue reading

Helen Diller Playground Construction Activities Update. 08/23/11

Below is a summary of the recent construction activities associated with the Playground Renovation project: The Contractor has completed the rough grading, with the exception of the hillside just south of the play area where new irrigation lines connecting the new system to the existing are yet to be installed. … Continue reading

First Draft Dolores Park Rehabilitation Plan to be Reviewed and Refined at Thursday, August 25th Workshop

On Thursday, August 25th at 6:30PM in the Mission High School Cafeteria, the Dolores Park project team will present the first draft of the Dolores Park Rehabilitation Plan.   The goal of the session will be to review the draft plan to be sure it captures the desires community members expressed in … Continue reading

Helen Diller Playground Construction Activities Update. 08/08/11

Below is a summary of the recent construction activities associated with the Playground Renovation project: The Contractor continues to do rough grading of the site. Excavation for the foundation footings is underway. Trenching and installation of subsurface utilities is in progress. Mock-ups of the boulder retaining walls are being constructed … Continue reading

Planned Construction Activities, August 1 – August 31

I am sure many will be happy to hear that Phase I dredging activities concluded last week.  As previously reported, Dutra Construction secured a permit to perform dredging using 24-hour shifts.  This reduced the time that the dredge barge and scow were on site from a forecasted 3 to 4 … Continue reading

Get All Caught Up on the Dolores Park Planning Process: Check Out Notes, Materials and Results from Workshops 1 & 2

As we enter the crucial decision making phase of the Dolores Park Rehabilitation Project planning process, now is a great time to review the notes, materials and results of Workshops 1 and 2. If you didn’t have a chance to participate in the earlier sessions, these materials will get you all … Continue reading

Next Steps for Glen Canyon Park Improvement Plan and Future Meeting Planned on Playground Design

Hi folks! As we announced at the last meeting, we will be headed to the Rec Park Commission this month to accept the gift of the improvement plan provided by Trust for Public Land and start the process of the final community outreach and design for the first -funded! – … Continue reading

Key Dolores Park Workshop This Thursday August 4th at 6:30 at Everett Middle School

The third Dolores Park Rehabilitation Project community workshop will be held this Thursday, August 4th at 6:30PM at Everett Middel School, 450 Church St. between 16th and 17th. The workshop entrance is off the school parking lot located on 17th St. just west of Church St. The entrance and meeting … Continue reading

Decision Time: 2 Key Dolores Park Workshops Coming in August

In August, the RPD and the Dolores Park Rehabilitation Project Steering Committee will be hosting two important workshops to set the direction of the Dolores Park Rehabilitation Plan.  The workshops will be held Thursday, August 4th and Thursday, August 25th at 6:30 at a location near the park to be announced … Continue reading

Helen Diller Playground Construction Activities Update, 07/12/2011

Below is a summary of the recent construction activities associated with the Playground Renovation project: Contractor commenced surveying and staking of the site last week. Tree removal commenced last week and will be completed in 2 to 3 days. The fence has been moved so that the Palms are now … Continue reading

OAK WOODLANDS TRAILS COMMUNITY MEETINGS

The Recreation and Park Department is hosting a series of community meetings to  discuss future trail restoration improvements to the Oak Woodlands Trail in Golden Gate Park.  Your input is important and will help us improve the Oak Woodlands Trail in a way that is most beneficial to the community. The meeting … Continue reading

Ceremonial Plank-Pulling Marks Start of Marina West Harbor Project

*** Press Release *** Ceremonial Plank-Pulling Marks Start of Marina West Harbor Project Wood from SF Marina Project Being Donated to Tsunami-Damaged Crescent City Harbor For Immediate Release June 9, 2011 Contact: Elton Pon Phone: 415-831-2782 E-Mail: elton.pon@sfgov.org San Francisco– The first renovation of the San Francisco Marina in almost … Continue reading

Reminder: Final Presentation and Reminder for Celebration Tonight!

Please join us to for the final presentation for the Glen Canyon Park Improvement Plan on Thursday, June 9th, 6:30-8:30pm at the Glen Canyon Recreation Center. After nine community workshops, a guided trail walk, several focus groups, meetings with city agencies and departments, and countless email and mail feedback from … Continue reading

Ceremonial Plank-Pulling Marks Start of Marina West Harbor Project

Wednesday, June 9, 2011 Contact:  Elton Pon Phone: 415-831-2782 E-Mail: elton.pon@sfgov.org Ceremonial Plank-Pulling Marks Start of Marina West Harbor Project Wood from SF Marina Project Being Donated to Tsunami-Damaged Crescent City Harbor San Francisco –  The first renovation of the San Francisco Marina in almost 50 years kicked off yesterday, June 8, … Continue reading

June 30th Workshop to Follow-up Successful Kickoff of Dolores Park Community Design Process

On June 30th at 6:30pm in the Mission High School Cafeteria, the Dolores Park Project Steering Committee and RPD will host the second Dolores Park community design workshop.  During this session park users and neighbors will vote to determine the priorities of the project and then work in small groups … Continue reading

SF Rec and Park Hosts First of the Community Workshop Series for Dolores Park Improvement

Friday, June 3, 2011 Contact: Phone: 415-831-2796 Email: connie.chan@sfgov.org SF Rec and Park Hosts First of the Community Workshop Series for Dolores Park Improvement More than 100 community members participated in the first workshop SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) hosted the first of community workshop … Continue reading

Construction Fencing Set to Arrive on June 3

Bauman Landscape Construction will install the first section of construction fencing on Friday, June 3.  As a result, the playground and adjacent picnic areas will be officially closed to the public. The installation of the temporary access driveway for service vehicles has been delayed.  This work is expected to occur … Continue reading

Dolores Park Rehabilitation Project Steering Committee Working to Ensure Everyone has a Voice in the Park’s Future

The Dolores Park Rehabilitation Project Steering Committee met on Thursday night to prepare for the project’s kickoff workshop on June 2nd.  The Steering Committee includes representatives of over 20 park and neighborhood organizations, local businesses and park user groups—from Dolores Park Works and Dolores Park Dogs to the Mission Dolores … Continue reading

Planned Construction Activites: May 30-June 17

Below is a forecast of the upcoming construction activities related to the West Harbor renovation project: Weeks of May 30 and June 6:  Mobilization of the dredging barge and floating equipment barge,  utility capping and demolition of vacated docks along the north jetty and west of the Scott Street mole, … Continue reading

SF Rec & Park, NPC and Friends of Dolores Park Playground Partner Up for New Playground

Friday, May 20, 2011 Contact: Connie Chan, SF Rec & Park, Phone: 415-831-2796 Email: connie.chan@sfgov.org Nancy Gonzalez Madynski, Chair of Friends of Dolores Park Phone: 415-828-5772 Email: friendsofdolorespark@gmail.com SF Rec & Park, NPC and Friends of Dolores Park Playground Partner Up for New Playground New playground to be named after … Continue reading

Improved Recycling and Waste Services at Dolores Park

Saturday May 7, 2011 Contact: Connie Chan phone: (415) 895-0689 connie.chan@sfgov.org Supervisor Scott Wiener, SF Rec & Park and Recology Launch Improved Recycling and Waste Services at Dolores Park Program Supports San Francisco’s Goals Towards Zero Waste and Provides Local Jobs While Keeping Park Clean for Visitors SAN FRANCISCO — Supervisor … Continue reading

Location Confirmed! Dolores Park Renovation Kickoff Workshop

Thursday, June 2nd 6:30-8:30pm Mission High School Cafeteria On Thursday, June 2nd at 6:30, the community will gather for the first of a series of workshops to plan the renovation of Dolores Park.  Everyone is invited to participate.  At this first workshop, community members will brainstorm a wish list for … Continue reading

Glen Canyon Park Workshop 5/5 6:30-8:30pm

Dear Glen Canyon Park Community, The 2008 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond dedicated $5.8 million to improving Glen Canyon Park. SF Recreation & Parks (RPD) is partnering with The Trust for Public Land (TPL) to design and prioritize a park improvement plan at Glen Canyon Park. We will be … Continue reading

Mission Dolores Park Improvement Updates and Outreach Committee Meetings

Hello Everyone, We will hold our first Outreach Steering Committee meeting for the Mission Dolores Park Improvements on April 27 at 6:30pm at Dolores Park Church (455 Dolores St). This is not a major public meeting and we will not be presenting design ideas. As we have been meeting with … Continue reading

Rec and Park apprentice gardeners will be working at Dolores Park this week

The Rec and Park apprentice gardeners will be working at Dolores Park this week. The new apprenticeship program is the first state certified program for the gardening trade and is an important RPD initiative designed to achieve the best recruitment potential and training of our professional gardener work force. The … Continue reading

We want your feedback on conceptual design options for the Glen Canyon Park Improvement Plan!

Dear Glen Canyon Park Stakeholders and Enthusiasts: We want your feedback on conceptual design options for the Glen Canyon Park Improvement Plan! The Trust for Public Land (TPL) is partnering with SF Recreation & Parks to vision and design a Park Improvement Plan for Glen Canyon Park. At the community … Continue reading

Notice of Public Meeting Regarding a Request for Proposals for the Operation of the Proshop, Concessions and Tennis Lessons at the Golden Gate Park Tennis Complex

Saturday, October 9, 2010 The Recreation and Parks Department desires to permit an operation of the proshop, concessions and tennis lessons at four of the courts at the Golden Gate Park Tennis Complex. A Request for Proposals (RFP) is scheduled to go before the Recreation and Park Commission on Thursday, … Continue reading

Quick Update With More To Come Next Over the Next Two Weeks

Over the past several weeks we have been busy meeting with Dolores Park Dogs, neighborhood merchants, our own operations staff, and other community groups. I’m looking forward to upcoming meetings with the Dolores Heights Improvement Club, PODER, and the disability community. One idea that came up recently is to include … Continue reading