Early Bird Special for the WGC-Cadillac Match Play at TPC Harding in May 2015

Special offer to the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play! Watch 64 of the world’s best golfers take on TPC Harding Park at the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play in May 2015. Cheer on your favorites like Rory McIlory and defending champion Jason Day as they go head-to-head in this global … Continue reading

RPD High Performance Junior Tennis Team in South Carolina at National Tournament this weekend!!!

On behalf of the Golden Gate Park Tennis Complex and the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department we want to wish Program Coordinator, Lou Maunupau, and his High Performance Junior Tennis Team all the best of luck this weekend while they compete in a national junior tennis tournament in South … Continue reading

Updated Pool Closure schedule

Due to some urgent plaster work that needs to be done at Hamilton Pool, The pool closure schedule has been changed. It is now the following: Garfield  August 25, 2014 – September 12, 2014  Rossi            September 15, 2014 – October 10, 2014 Hamilton     October 20, 2014 – December 1, … Continue reading

SF Examiner: Chinatown Playground Clubhouse Reopens

By Jessica Kwong With the help of a Chinatown neighborhood nonprofit, the Willie “Woo Woo” Wong Playground clubhouse is bouncing back from its underutilized state to the busier days of its elevated past. The clubhouse on Sacramento Street, beneath a basketball court and partially tucked below ground level, until its … Continue reading

Muay Thai

This week, we received our new shipment of pads and boxing gloves for our martial arts classes! Our first class to use the new equipment was our Muay Thai class, the participants and instructors were excited to use the new equipment.

Thanks for joining us for the Minnie Lovie Ward Fields Opening!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their patience during this athletic field renovation project. We have now completed this project and the field is open for recreational play. Hope you enjoy this newly renovated park facility. GET OUT AND PLAY! Thank you, Dan

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

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 Rec Rebels Fall Tryouts, 9/10-9/14

Mission Recreation Center Rebels invites 4th to 8th-grade girls to their fall tryouts, September 10-14. MRC is one of the most recognized, most comprehensive instruction-based Girls AAU Basketball programs in the west. Repetition is the key to success, and all of our teams train consistently on a structured and designed curriculum which … Continue reading

Mid-Autumn Harvest Festival at Tenderloin Children’s Recreation Center

The Southeast Asian Arts and Culture Coalition present the Mid-Autumn Harvest Festival on Saturday, September 6, 2014, 11:30am-4pm at Tenderloin Children’s Recreation Center. The exhibition helps promote and preserve the arts and culture of the Southeast Asian American communities in San Francisco. There will be representatives from the Burmese, Cambodian, … Continue reading

Zumba

Zumba has been a hot commodity here at Palega. Neighbors have been bringing their friends to join in on the fun fitness class. This week we have posted our Fall programming for the neighbors and community to see. Please visit www.sfreconline.org to see a complete list of our programs.

Rossi Pool closed September 15, 2014 to October 10, 2014 for annual maintenance

Rossi Pool is scheduled to close from September 15, 2014 – October 10, 2014 for annual maintenance. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause you and we hope you understand the necessity of doing annual maintenance on our facilities. We look forward to reopening and serving you again. The … Continue reading

Garfield Pool is closed for annual maintenance from August 25, 2014 to September 12, 2014

Garfield Pool is closed from August 25, 2014 – September 12, 2014 for annual maintenance. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause you and we hope you understand the necessity of doing annual maintenance on our facilities. We look forward to reopening and serving you again. The two closest … 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

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

Small (baby) pool at Martin Luther King Jr. has reopened, however, the heat the pool is not heated (updated 9/8/14)

The small (baby) pool at Martin Luther King Jr. was closed while our engineers worked to maintain water balance. They have fixed this issue and the small pool is reopened. However, the pool has encountered another issue and can not be heated at this time. We know that this has … 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

Middle School Pool Party at Hamilton Pool

With Summer winding down, start the next school year off right. Come to Hamilton’s Middle School Pool Party. Its on Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 6pm to 8pm. Here is some more information: • Activities: Music and BBQ • Cost: $5 • Admission is limited to the first 45 • Please … 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

Rossi Manta Rays win Zone 3 Championship meet

Congratulations to the Rossi Manta Rays for winning the Pacific Zone 3 Championship Meet held in Vallejo on July 26-27. Coach Mike Wong says this is the first SFRP team to ever win a zone championship. There are 36 teams from northern California in this zone. Meet participants include SFRP … Continue reading

Summer Funtivities

Summer is the busiest time of season for recreation centers! With the amount of programs being conducted at Palega, our facility is being used to the maximim. We are glad that community members are able to use all sorts of areas in our facility including the lobby/atrium.

Annual Pool closure list

We close SFRPD pools for approximately one month for annual maintenance, or for 3 months in the case of mission pool during the winter season. Below is the schedule for the closures. It is subject to change, and any changes will be posted on our blog. You will also find … 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

MLK Pool closed for 3:30 PM Lap Swim – will reopen 6/15/14

Martin Luther King Jr. Pool is closed for the 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM lap swim on Saturday 6/14/14 while we address an unanticipated incident. Our staff is busy cleaning and disinfecting the pool and deck area. We should reopen for tomorrow’s regularly scheduled programs. We are sorry we were unable … 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

Palega Summer Hours

Palega Recreation Center ha extended our hours of operation for the summer season. Feel free to come in and visit during our open hours. Monday: 9am-6pm Tuesday: 9am-9pm Wednesday: 9am-9pm Thursday: 9am-9pm Friday: 9am-9pm Saturday: 9am-5pm Sunday: Closed (Available for Rental)

Available for rentals!

This past weekend, the community had the pleasure to use our multipurpose room for a community modeling event. After many months Palega Recreation Center’s multipurpose room is available for rentals. For more information regarding rentals please call contact our Permits and Reservations Department at (415) 831-5500 or visit us at … Continue reading

New Additions

Palega Recreation Center is happy to present our plaque representing donors who supported our facility by donating to our Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment Fund. We are thankful for all the support that’s been given for Palega Recreation Center.

Summer Schedule

Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center will open on Mondays starting June 2nd, 2014 from 9:00am-6:00pm. The Rec Room is now open with table tennis, foosball, and table golf. Call or visit the facility for more information on the new schedule.

DPW

This past Friday was quite an eventful day for Palega Recreation Center. Department of Public Works (DPW) rented out the facility and held their annual Employee Appreciation Day with various activities in the gym, athletic fields, and multipurpose rooms. It’s great to see that our facility was able to accommodate … Continue reading

Junior Giants Baseball

Junior Giants free baseball league is right around the corner!  If you are interested in volunteering as a head or assistant coach please contact Cortez Espinoza at cortez.espinoza@sfgov.org. Registration for individual players is available now at  www.sportssignup.com.

Junior Giants

Another year another season. Junior Giants is finally here and ready to start up again! This year volunteer coaches are needed. For more information please contact city wide youth athletic coordinator Cortez Espinoza at cortez.espinoza@sfgov.org. For registration please visit www.sportssignup.com.

Free Zumba in the Parks

Come party yourself into shape with free Zumba classes. Zumba is a latin-inspired, easy-to-follow calorie-burning dance-fitness party. You will get a great workout while enjoying San Francisco’s wonderful weather, Parks, and Recreation Centers. Proudly brought to you by The Movement in the Parks Program and the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department.  No Registration Required. Just show up and dance away. For Zumba updates RSVP Olive. Continue reading

Field Renovation Project Moving Forward, as Planned

Hello Park Advocates- The athletic field project is still moving forward as planned. The various contractors are aggressively completing their various work tasks. If you swing by the site you will see the concrete contractors completing their final work on the southern retaining walls as well as the installation of … Continue reading

Updates on Palega Recreation Center

Palega Recreation Center is still under construction having opened 4 months ago. Palega Rec is currently closed from 03/26/2014 – 03/27/2014 for Open Gym for  floor repair. We will re-open on Friday 03/28/2014. While the gym is closed feel free to come in and enjoy our outdoor facility, various multi-purpose rooms, or our indoor … 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

Summer Learn to Swim is taking registrations now

Summer Learn to Swim, one of our most popular programs is taking registrations now. You can go to www.sfreconline.org and sign your child up for our two week (8 or ten sessions depending on the pool) weekday morning lessons. Sign up now, before they fill up.

Free Zumba Classes

Palega Recreation Center is now offering Fitness classes for all ages. Most recently the community has been enjoying our Zumba Fitness Class offered here at Palega. For more information regarding classes offered here at Palega please visit www.sfreconline.org

Summer Camps

This summer we are offering a variety of fun camps for ages 6 to 12! Outdoor Discovery Camp, Baseball Camp and Golf Camp were all very popular last summer so be sure to sign up on Saturday March 15,2014 at 10:00 am . You can register here at Moscone or by visiting www.sfreconline.org.

Huffington Post: Ginsburg Brings His Green Heart to SF

By Adrian Benepe, Senior Vice President and Director of City Park Development for The Trust for Public Land A recent issue of New York Magazine includes a long story comparing New York City and San Francisco, asking “Is San Francisco New York?” While the piece focused on high tech business … Continue reading

Sign Up Now for Spring Courses at GGPTS

 Check Out these Exciting Adult Tennis Programs: Social Tennis Club: Course Barcode #: 34740 Wednesdays  6:15p.m.-7:45p.m., Golden Gate Park Tennis Complex The SFRPD tennis department is reviving a program that is designed for tennis players to get a little bit of instruction, but with a greater emphasis on actual play-doubles … Continue reading

Spring is here!

As the spring session of San Francisco Youth Baseball Leagues begin and Summer is coming soon, workers are setting up the field to look nice and ready for games. For more information about Spring Course Registration please visit www.sfreconline.org

Camp Mather Lottery Applicant UPDATE

Please click here for an update on your Camp Mather Lottery Application.

Also, this Saturday, March 15th is our Summer Day Camp registration opening. Please consider registering for a Rec & Park summer day camp even if you have registered for the lottery. If you receive a reservation for Camp Mather through the lottery process, and you have already signed up your child or children for a conflicting session of a Rec & Park Summer Day Camp, we will allow you to withdraw from that day camp without a fee, as long as you withdraw within 1 week of receiving your Camp Mather reservation, or no later than May 1st. 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

Rec and Park’s Own Silver Bullet

In honor of Women’s History Month, San Francisco Recreation and Parks is featuring some of the many women who have made a profound impact on our parks and programs. In the 1970s, 10-year-old Rachelle Henley (née McCann) would take her baseball glove to the local park every afternoon and wait … Continue reading

Minnie Lovie Fields Getting Closer

(Photo: hundreds of yards of crushed drain rock being moved across the project site) If you haven’t been by the site recently, the contractor has started working on the underground drainage system. The field will have a new, elaborate drainage system which will allow that field to be played on … Continue reading

Spring Registration Update

This spring we are offering a variety of fun classes for all ages! Adult Yoga, Senior Exercise, Tot Cooking and more!  This is a friendly reminder that spring registration begins this Saturday March 1,2014 at 10:00 am . You can register here at Moscone or by visiting www.sfreconline.org.

Balboa pool Renovation Project Public Meeting February 25, 2014 at 6PM

Balboa Pool Meeting Notice 2-25-2014 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 on Tuesday February 25, 6:00-7:30pmat Ingleside Police Station Community Room, 1 … 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

Spring Registration Begins March 1

Get ready to sign up for Spring classes on March 1!  This spring, we have tons of offerings for your entire family, including yoga and fitness classes for adults, arts and sports for kids, and dance classes for seniors. Browse our spring catalog, or find out how to register online … Continue reading

February Fun Update!

Our first week of February Fun was a huge success! Special thanks to all the families who braved the stormy weather and joined us for art and baking! If you missed out last week you can still sign up for the next event in the office at Moscone or by calling 415-292-2045.

Looking for an indoor space to dance, excercise or play?

Palega Recreation Center has open spaces and multi-purpose rooms which can be used for a variety of activities including hip hop dance, line dance, ballroom dance, hacky sack, badminton, board games, tai chi and more. Our friendly, professional staff will be here to greet and direct you to a space which best fits the type of self recreation you … 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

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

Happy Holidays!

 Thank you so much for participating in our holiday winter wonderland week! Our staff loved creating art, baking and carnival activities for you all to enjoy! We can’t wait for next year! We wish all of you a safe, fun and happy holiday season!

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

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

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

Petite Bakers

Moscone is smelling of a delicious aroma of chocolate this morning as little participants finish up their Petite Bakers Course! Our littlest chefs ages 3 to 5  baked delicious cupcakes while learning the basics of kitchen safety and measuring ingredients! Spaces are available for fall session 2 and you can register now at www.sfreconline.org

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

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

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

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

City Scores Victory for Kids, Soccer

Great news! The California Coastal Commission voted unanimously today to uphold the permit for the Beach Chalet Athletic Field renovation project at the West End of Golden Gate Park, perhaps the most vetted public project in Rec and Park history. The Commission’s vote means the renovation project can move forward … Continue reading

Give Make & Go

Join us for free arts and craft activities and live music! We will be hosting a Art & Music Donation Drive!  Requested donations: Art supplies, craft supplies, fabric, framed artwork, frames, sewing/knitting supplies, sculptures, musical instruments, sheet music, tapes, records, CDs, electronic instruments, stereos, record players, recording devices, and other audio … Continue reading

Car-Free Saturdays Begin April 6

Car-free Saturdays along portions of JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park begin Saturday, April 6, 2013. Every Saturday through September, JFK Drive, from Tea Garden Drive (near 8th Avenue) to Transverse Drive, will be closed to vehicular traffic, allowing for bicyclists, walkers, joggers, skaters and others to enjoy a wide … Continue reading

Senior Get-a-way to Camp Mather 2013

Senior Get-a-way to Camp Mather 2013 55 and better! Camp Dates: August 18-22, 2013 (Sunday-Thursday) In Person Lottery Sign Up Registration Dates: 4/22,4/23,4/24,4/25,4/26,4/27,4/29,4/30,5/1,5/2,5/3 from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM in the front office of The Golden Gate Park Senior Center (6101 Fulton Avenue, SF CA 94121) Price: Residents: $273 Non-Residents: $306 Please, call Katherine … Continue reading

Palega Construction_Progress Continues Feb 2013

Project is 65% complete. Contractor continues to make progress on duct work, wall framing, exterior sheating and wall insulation. Steel window repairs are also ongoing. Plaster repairs are also underway on the exterior. The strutural steel work is proceeding on the addition, contractor is also prepping tp pour structural slab … Continue reading

Teen Musical Theatre Production of “Godspell”

This February, come see Rec and Park’s Young People’s Teen Musical Theatre Company’s production of “Godspell“, the gospel of St. Matthew told through hippie characters living in New York City in the late-1960s and early-1970s.  TICKETS: $15 general; $10 student/seniors can be purchased brownpapertickets.com. For more information, click here, or … 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

Palega construction continues_ Jan 2013

After a very wet winter December, construction crews are mobilized fully for the week starting Jan 7th 2013. Project is 55% complete. Seismic work in the Gym continues, roofing at the upper level is substantially complete. Hydronic heating installation have commenced, rough electric and plumbing is ongoing, Fire sprinkler installation … 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

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

Scaregrove!

Come to Scaregrove! Saturday, October 27, 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Stern Grove, 19th Avenue and Sloat Accessible Van Shuttle! Accessible hay rides! Visit SFRecPark.org for more info Accessible parking on Sloat Blvd. between 21st and 23rd Avenues. For more info on accessibility, please contact our Inclusion Coordinator, Vicky Pitner, … 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bay Area Reporter: SF rec and park adds rainbow flag to logo in honor of Pride weekend

BAY AREA REPORTER SF rec and park adds rainbow flag to logo in honor of Pride weekend Thursday, June 23, 2011 San Francisco’s Recreation and Parks Department is showing its Pride this week in honor of the annual LGBT celebration. It has changed the background of its logo – which … Continue reading

SF Rec and Park Celebrates Pride

Friday, June 17, 2011 Contact: 415-831-2796 connie.chan@sfgov.org SF Rec and Park Celebrates Pride SF Rec and Park Says Come Out and Play SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) to kick off Pride Celebration with series of community events starting Friday, June 17, 2011.  Eureka Valley Youth … 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

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

Pro Skater Gives Back to the Community

PRO SKATEBOARDER KARL WATSON GIVES BACK TO TENDERLOIN SF Rec and Park Invites Waston to Talk with Youth at Tenderloin Rec Center WHAT:        San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) in joint efforts with professional skateboarder Karl Watson to talk with young people in Tenderloin and encourage … Continue reading

Access 2 Adventure

San Francisco Recreation & Parks and Support for Families present: Access to Adventure! Explore fitness and fun for kids and youth with special health care needs or disabilities. Saturday, May 7, 2011, 12:00 pm-3:00 pm Golden Gate Park Music Concourse Bandshell (Between the deYoung Museum and the Academy of Sciences) … 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