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

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 to Award More than $1 Million Community Opportunity Fund

SAN FRANCISCO– San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) announced more than $1 million of Community Opportunity Fund (COF) was awarded to ten different neighborhood projects today.  Community Opportunity Fund program is funded by the 2008 Clean and Safe Parks General Obligation Bond.  This $5 million capital program allows residents, … 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

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

Have a Great Night in Buena Vista Park!

SAN FRANCISCO – Buena Vista Neighborhood Association in partnership with San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD), Parks Alliance, the Booksmith, and Litquake to host the Great Night, a literary event for book lovers on Sunday, October 9, 2011. At this event, people will enjoy background entertainment and revelry from … Continue reading

City Survey Says San Franciscans Give High Marks to Recreation and Parks

  s   415-831-2796, rpdinfo@sfgov.org City Survey Says San Franciscans Give High Marks to Recreation and Parks       SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) has received high marks from San Franciscans as the result from 2011 San Francisco City Survey has shown. The survey … 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

Water System to be Shut Off in Mission Dolores Park Up to 48 Hours

  s   415-831-2796, rpdinfo@sfgov.org Water System to be Shut Off in Mission Dolores Park Up to 48 Hours       SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) announced today the water system is expected to be shut off for up to 48 hours this week … Continue reading

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

s 415-895-0689, rpdinfo@sfgov.org  Peter Tucker, Parks Trust 415-871-5881, peter@sfpt.org   San Francisco Parks Trust and SF Rec and Parks 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

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 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

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

SF Rec and Parks to Conduct Inspections and Upgrades for Swimming Pools

SF Rec and Parks to Conduct Inspections and Upgrades for Swimming Pools SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) will undergo citywide routine and annual facility inspections as well as swimming pool repairs and upgrades starting August 15th, 2011 through May 14th, 2012.  Swimming pools will be … 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

REI Donates to Help SF Rec & Park’s Youth Stewardship Program Thrive

415-831-2796 or rpdinfo@sfgov.org Will Nicholls, REI 415-934-1938, tnichol@rei.com REI Donates to Help SF Rec & Park’s Youth Stewardship Program Thrive REI to present $10,000 Check to SF Rec and Park and Parks Trust SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) is scheduled to receive a $10,000 donation … 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

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

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

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

SF Rec & Park Brings Injured Swan from Palace of Fine Arts to SF Zoo for Care

Thursday April 28, 2011 Contact: RPD Info 415-831-2796 rpdinfo@sfgov.org SF Rec & Park Brings Injured Swan from Palace of Fine Arts to SF Zoo for Care Swan Bella found and delivered to SF Zoo for veterinary care SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) coordinated transportation for an … 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