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

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

SF Examiner: Japanese Tea Garden’s tea house named after Jack Hirose

Back in 1959, Jack Hirose partnered with the Recreation and Park Department to become the Japanese Tea Garden concessionaire. While his official business concluded in 1992, he remained active in supporting the garden. On Aug. 18, the Rec and Park Commission unanimously approved of renaming the tea house the Jack … Continue reading

SF Rec and Parks to Make Roadway Improvement in Golden Gate Park

s 415-895-0689 rpdinfo@sfgov.org   SF Rec and Parks to Make Roadway Improvement in Golden Gate Park SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) is proceeding with roadway improvements on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Golden Gate Park as part of an effort to upgrade the condition … Continue reading

Carrousel Plaza in Golden Gate Park Reopens

For Immediate Release July 8, 2011 Contact:               Elton Pon Phone:                 415-831-2782 E-Mail:                 elton.pon@sfgov.org SAN FRANCISCO–  Continuing its celebration of National Park and Recreation Month, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department cut the ribbon today on a new and improved Carrousel Plaza in Golden Gate Park after a $1.25 million … Continue reading

SF Rec and Park Honors Oak Woodlands Stewards

Thursday, May 19, 2011 Contact: RPD Info Phone: 415-831-2796 Email: rpdinfo@sfgov.org SF Rec and Park Honors Oak Woodlands Stewards RPD Commission recognizes Rob Bakewell’s Leadership with Oak Woodlands Stewards San Francisco – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) has recently honored and recognized the Oak Woodlands Stewards for … Continue reading

Neighborhood Empowerment Brings Renewed Playground to Outer Richmond

Thursday April 7, 2011 Contact: RPD Info 415-831-2796 rpdinfo@sfgov.org Neighborhood Empowerment Brings Renewed Playground to Outer Richmond SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department (RPD) announced today the renovation of the 1938-built Cabrillo Playground will begin 2012.  In partnership with the City’s Neighborhood Empowerment Network (NEN), RPD helped … Continue reading