North Beach Celebrates Re-Opening of Washington Square

SAN FRANCISCO – City officials and neighborhood residents today celebrated the re-opening of iconic Washington Square Park—now greener, drier and more accessible after a $3 million water conservation project that will save 2 million gallons each year, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced. The 2.26-acre park in the … Continue reading

Uncle John’s Tree Lights Up for the Holidays

SAN FRANCISCO – Following a countdown led by Mayor London Breed, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department turned on the holiday cheer this evening, along with 550 dancing lights illuminating the city’s official holiday tree. The 90th annual Holiday Tree Lighting, a celebration with free activities and live entertainment … Continue reading

Ice Skating Rinks in our Parks!

You know it’s the holiday season in San Francisco when the ice rinks are up in our parks! Be sure to check out ice rinks at – Union Square (http://bit.ly/2qxjBvl) – Embarcadero Plaza(http://bit.ly/2Q00Iin) – Civic Center Plaza (http://bit.ly/2QSjxVc) With a variety of special events in addition to regular skating times, … Continue reading

SF Rec and Park Commission Greenlights Operator of Golden Gate Park Tennis Center

SAN FRANCISCO – Lifetime Activities, a company that runs municipal tennis centers in five Bay Area cities, has been chosen to operate the Golden Gate Park Tennis Center when it opens next year. San Francisco Recreation and Park commissioners voted unanimously today to authorize the 26-year-old company to enter into … Continue reading

Community Celebrates Sport Court Makeover at Potrero Rec Center

SAN FRANCISCO – Getting onto the courts at Potrero Recreation Center is now a whole new game,  thanks to major improvements that will delight both basketball and tennis players. About 50 neighborhood kids joined Mayor London N.  Breed, former Mayor Art Agnos, and San Francisco Recreation and Park Department General … Continue reading

Sloane Stephens Celebrates Upcoming Tennis Center with SF Kids

SAN FRANCISCO – A few miles from the whir of construction at the new Golden Gate Park Tennis Center, about 100 elementary school kids were being coached by one of the top tennis players in the world at Hamilton Recreation Center today. Sloane Stephens, a 2017 U.S. Open champion and … Continue reading

Panhandle Playground Celebrates Renovation

SAN FRANCISCO – With new equipment to spark imagination, fresh surfaces for jumping and running, and innovative features to explore music and sound, the renovated Panhandle Playground opened amid a community celebration today. Children from Stepping Stones Preschool whooshed down one of the playground’s two new slides alongside District 5 … Continue reading