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 Rec and Park to Observe World AIDS Day

SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) will be observing World AIDS Day with series of community events starting on the eve of World AIDS Day on tonight.  Light in the Grove is the first of the series, and will take place at the National AIDS Memorial … Continue reading

SF Rec and Park’s Visitacion Valley Volunteer Group Receives NEN Award

SAN FRANCISCO– San Francisco Recreation and Park Department’s (RPD) Visitacion Valley Greenway Volunteer Group received the Neighborhood Empowerment Network (NEN) award for the Best Outstanding Park Group onWednesday, November 16, 2011.  The NEN Awards, produced in partnership by the Neighborhood Empowerment Network and the City andCountyofSan Francisco Community Challenge Grant … Continue reading

SF Rec and Park Catches Rip Curl Wave

SAN FRANCISCO– San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) is inspired by the Rip Curl Pro Search and wants San Franciscans to get out and surf with us.  Unlike RPD’s aquatics team which deals with indoor aquatic facilities and swimming, the Department’s waterfront sports team focuses on outdoor water activities … Continue reading

SF Rec & Park and City Officials Urge Congress to Keep Land and Water Conservation Fund

SAN FRANCISCO– San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) and elected officials of City andCountyofSan Franciscourged the U.S. Congress to provide funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).  LWCF has done more than any other program to expand the systems of local parks, recreational green spaces and public … Continue reading

SF Rec and Park Supports Bike Safety and Education Week with Bike Initiative

SF Rec and Park Supports Bike Safety and Education Week with Bike Initiative SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) announced a three-pronged bike initiative to raise awareness for bike safety and education in support of San Francisco Bicycle Coalition’s Bike Safety and Education Week.  This initiative … Continue reading

SF Rec and Park Commission Unanimously Approve Naming of Betty Ong Chinese Recreation Center

SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Recreation and Park Commission unanimously approved the naming of Betty Ong Chinese Recreation Center located on 1199 Mason Street today.  The decision was supported by many Chinese American community advocates, as well as Mayor Lee.  The Chinese Recreation Center project is currently under renovation, and … Continue reading

BAY CITIZEN: SF’s Potrero Hill Playground Reborn

SF’s Potrero Hill Playground Reborn     Nita Winter / Trust for Public Land Playing in Potrero Hill City and county officials gathered last week to celebrate the grand re-opening of the Potrero Hill Playground, the newly renovated play area found in a corner of the Potrero Hill neighborhood park.  “We are … Continue reading

SF’s Largest Urban Farm To Celebrate 20 Year Anniversary

SF’s Largest Urban Farm To Celebrate 20 Year Anniversary Today by Bay City News October 8, 2011 9:58 AM   In the shadow of Interstate Highway 280, for the past 20 years people have been tilling the land on a steep hillside below St. Mary’s Playground in San Francisco. Alemany … Continue reading

San Francisco’s Largest Urban Farm to Celebrate 20 Years of Harvest

SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco’s Friends of Alemany Farm in partnership with San Francisco Department of Environment (SFE), San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD), San Francisco Housing Authority, and the Department of Public Health’s HeartBeets Program will celebrate 20 years of harvest at Alemany Farm (also is known as … Continue reading

SF Rec and Parks Opens New Playground for Underserved Neighborhood

SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) and District 10 Supervisor Malia Cohen celebrated the grand opening of Potrero Hill Playground with a ribbon cutting ceremony. In addition, there were face painting, arts and crafts for children and family, and RPD recreation programming registration were available for … Continue reading

SF Rec and Parks Turn Freeway Off-Ramps into Distinguished Park

s 415-831-2796, rpdinfo@sfgov.org   SF City Officials Turn Freeway Off-Ramps into Distinguished Park A Grand Opening to Celebrate Sue Bierman Park SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) in partnership with the Port of San Francisco, and San Francisco Arts Commission hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to … Continue reading

Parks Fundraiser Celebrates 40-Year Anniversary and Launch of New Parks Alliance

  s 415-831-2796 or rpdinfo@sfgov.org     Parks Fundraiser Celebrates 40-Year Anniversary and Launch of New Parks Alliance   San Francisco Parks Trust and SF Rec and Parks to Host Annual Party for the Parks   SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Parks Trust (SFPT) in partnership with the San Francisco … Continue reading

SF Rec and Parks Places the 64 ton Refurbished Dome On Top of SF’s Historic Dutch Windmill

  s 415-895-0689, rpdinfo@sfgov.org SF Rec and Parks Hosts Historic Windmill Construction Event   SF Rec and Parks Places the 64 ton Refurbished Dome On Top of SF’s Historic Dutch Windmill       SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) in partnership with San Francisco Parks … Continue reading

SF Rec and Parks to Observe National Day of Service in Honor of 9/11

s 415-895-0689, rpdinfo@sfgov.org  SF Rec and Parks to Observe National Day of Service in Honor of 9/11  SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) will be observing the National Day of Service in partnership with city agencies and Hands On Bay Area.  RPD General Manager Phil Ginsburg … Continue reading

MAYOR LEE CELEBRATES CHINESE RECREATION CENTER’S CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS

MAYOR LEE CELEBRATES CHINESE RECREATION CENTER’S CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS Last Construction Beam on Building Placed & Community Time Capsule Buried; Mayor Proposes Dedication of Chinese Recreation Center to Honor National Community Hero Betty Ong San Francisco, CA— Mayor Edwin M. Lee today joined San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD), Department … Continue reading

SF Rec and Parks to Host National Playground Safety Training

s 415-831-2796, rpdinfo@sfgov.org SF Rec and Parks to Host National Playground Safety Training SF Rec and Parks Implements Playground Safety Bill SB 2733 SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Recreation and Park Department to host a national playground safety course and exam starting Tuesday, August 30, 2011 as part of the … Continue reading

San Francisco Parks Trust and SF Rec and Parks to Host Annual Party for the Parks

s 415-831-2796, rpdinfo@sfgov.org Peter Tucker, Parks Trust 415-871-5881, peter@sfpt.org San Francisco Parks Trust and SF Rec and Parks to Host Annual Party for the Parks SF Philanthropists Spearhead Efforts to Raise Funds for Parks SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Parks Trust (SFPT) in partnership with the San Francisco Recreation and … Continue reading

SF Rec and Park Spearheads Day Camp Experience for Children with Autism

415-895-0689 rpdinfo@sfgov.org SF Rec and Park Spearheads Day Camp Experience for Children with Autism SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) welcomed the supportive response from city agencies and community partners. Camp Azure is a new RPD day camp for children on the autism spectrum.  Camp Azure … Continue reading

SF Rec & Park’s Track Coach Ranks Top Ten in the World

RPD Info 415-831-2796 rpdinfo@sfgov.org SF Rec & Park’s Track Coach Ranks Top Ten in the World Coach Robert McDaniels ranks 10th in World Masters Athletics Championships SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) today congratulated Coach Robert McDaniels, a dedicated coach of RPD’s track and field camp, … Continue reading

SF Rec & Park Honors Golden Gate Park Volunteers at Japanese Tea Garden

RPD Info 415-831-2796 rpdinfo@sfgov.org SF Rec & Park Honors Golden Gate Park Volunteers at Japanese Tea Garden SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) honored and recognition more than twenty volunteers for their dedication and service of caring for San Francisco’s beloved Japanese Tea Garden today.  The … Continue reading

SFPD and SF Rec Park Spearhead City’s Safe Summer in the Parks 2011 Initiative

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 Contact: 415-831-2796 rpdinfo@sfgov.org Lt. Troy Dangerfield #250, SFPD 415-553-1652 troy.dangerfield@sfgov.org SFPD and SF Rec Park Spearhead City’s Safe Summer in the Parks 2011 Initiative San Francisco – San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) and San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) joined forces to launch the City’s “Safe … Continue reading

SF Giants Hitting Coach Hensley ‘Bam Bam’ Meulens gives RPD kids hitting instruction

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 Contact: 415-831-2796 rpdinfo@sfgov.org SF Rec & Park and SF Giants Team Up to Support RPD Summer Camp SF Giants Hitting Coach Hensley ‘Bam Bam’ Meulens gives kids hitting instruction San Francisco – Today, San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) and Giants Hitting Coach, Hensley ‘Bam … Continue reading

Bella the Swan Says Good-bye to Palace of Fine Arts

Thursday, June 16, 2011 Contact: 415-831-2796 rpdinfo@sfgov.org Bella the Swan Says Good-bye to Palace of Fine Arts After few days of family reunion Bella is ready to move on SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) announced today Bella is moving to Petaluma, California.  Last Sunday, Bella … Continue reading

SF Rec and Park Welcomes Bella Home

Monday, June 13, 2011 Contact: 415-831-2796 SF Rec and Park Welcomes Bella Home Injured swan at Palace of Fine Arts returns home after six weeks at Point Reyes SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) announced today the return of Bella the Swan, she recovered from her … 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

ABC 7: San Francisco street artist creates mural

ABC 7 San Francisco street artist creates mural Wednesday, June 08, 2011 SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — If you can’t beat them, join them. That’s what San Francisco officials figured when they hired a street artist to combat a persistent graffiti problem. An enormous mural now graces a giant wall at … Continue reading

SF Rec and Park Opens Historic Greenbelt Park after 50 Years of Access Ban

Saturday, June 4, 2011 Contact: Phone: 415-895-0689 Email: rpdinfo@sfgov.org SF Rec and Park Opens Historic Greenbelt Park after 50 Years of Access Ban SF Rec & Park Celebrates National Trails Day with Historic Park Grand Opening SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) celebrated the National Trails … Continue reading

SF Rec and Park Celebrates the Birth of Swan Baby Martha

Wendesday, June 1, 2011 Contact: Phone: 415-831-2796 Email: rpdinfo@sfgov.org SF Rec and Park Celebrates the Birth of Swan Baby Martha A new swan star is born at the Palace of Fine Arts SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) announced the birth of Martha, the baby swan … 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

Mission Playground Renovation is Getting Started

Mission Playground Renovation is Getting Started Park Neighbors, Supporters and City Officials Break Ground on a New Clubhouse, Synthetic Turf Soccer Field and Water Garden with Sparkling Mist, Foaming Geysers and Tropical Rain Showers For Immediate Release   May 11, 2011 Contact: Elton Pon Phone: 415.831.2782 E-Mail: elton.pon@sfgov.org Contact: Patrick … Continue reading

RPD to Help SF Residents Coexist with Coyotes

Thursday, May 12, 2011 Contact: RPD Info 415-831-2796 rpdinfo@sfgov.org RPD to Help SF Residents Coexist with Coyotes SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) announced today a special educational event to help the City’s residents living with coyotes.  At this event, residents will learn coyote biology, their … Continue reading

RPD Provides Fitness and Fun for Kids with Special Health Care Needs

Saturday May 7, 2011 Contact: RPD Info 415-895-0689 rpdinfo@sfgov.org RPD Provides Fitness and Fun for Kids with Special Health Care Needs SF Rec and Park Hosts Access to Adventure in Golden Gate Park SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) partnered with Support for Families of Children … Continue reading

In economic downturn SF Rec & Park and JVS help young people find future careers

Tuesday, April 26, 2011 Contact: RPD Info 415-831-2796 rpdinfo@sfgov.org   Success 21 Graduation Features Youth on New Career Paths In economic downturn SF Rec & Park and JVS help young people find future careers SAN FRANCISCO – Like proud parents, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) and Jewish … Continue reading

Endangered Mission Blue Butterflies Released Atop Twin Peaks

Friday, April 22, 2011 Contact: RPD Info 415-831-2796 rpdinfo@sfgov.org Endangered Mission Blue Butterflies Released Atop Twin Peaks SF Rec & Park’s groundbreaking program receives 60 more endangered butterflies SAN FRANCISCO – With U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s permission, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) successfully released a group of … 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