Community Opportunity Fund (2012)

Cabrillo Playground Donor RecognitionThe 2012 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond Community Opportunity Fund (COF) awarded projects are being implemented. The projects listed were approved for the 5th round of COF funding by the Rec and Park Commission:

  • Golden Gate Heights Park $289,534: New improved landscaping, pathways, seating and natural play area
  • Juri Commons $324,488: New improved pathways, landscaping, irrigation, and entry
  • Fillmore Turk Mini Park $330,000: will revitalize the park with new landscaping, drainage, and seating within the park
  • Waller Street/Golden Gate Park Skate Park $65,331: Addition of a few skatepark elements near Waller and Stanyan Streets
  • Camp Mather $103,903: Court improvements to make a multi-purpose basketball and sports court
  • Youngblood Coleman Park (Completed) $70,000: New park elements including benches, grills, picnic tables, activity boards, bollards, and drinking fountain
  • Corona Heights States Street Community Garden Improvements (Completed) $15,000: Improvements to the existing community garden working with the community gardeners

Previous Awardees

Improving Vital Spaces

Park users know how to make their parks better and we want to help you make change happen. Our goal is to build community, foster stewardship, and leverage resources to improve San Francisco’s vital public spaces. The funding rounds for the 2008 and 2012 Park Bond are complete, but we are hoping to continue the program when the next Bond passes.

As a citywide program of the 2012 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond, the COF Program is a six million dollar capital program that encouraged residents, neighborhood groups, and park advocates to improve their parks. Proposed projects competed for the Bond funding matched with private gifts, volunteer time, and additional public funding.

Goals

  • Improve San Francisco’s Parks - Create well-designed and efficiently-constructed park features to enable the city to continue providing a diverse set of safe, clean, sustainable, and high-quality park experience.
  • Leverage Resources - Leverage contributions - volunteer hours, monetary and in-kind donations - to expand park funding beyond the $6 million provided by the 2012 Parks Bond.
  • Build Community and Foster Stewardship - By listening to the park needs of San Francisco residents and enhancing park experience based on those needs, the program will increase the number of park users of all ages committed to civic investment and a sense of community.
  • Improve RPD/Community Partnership - The program will improve partnerships between RPD and community organizations by streamlining the park capital improvements process and clearly outlining the roles and responsibilities for City staff and community partners.

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  1. What's New
  2. Examples of Past Projects
  3. Getting Started
  4. Round 5 Application Instructions & Materials
  5. Staff Reports
  6. Workshop Materials
  1. Bay View Playground Renovation Pre-Construction Preparations

    The awarded contractor is in the final stages of certification (meaning the back ground check and paperwork has been completed) and we are expected to give them the go ahead “notice to proceed” with construction next month! Read on...
  2. Capital Project Update

    FILLMORE TURK MINI PARK – OCTOBER 2019

    Exciting News! Late September, Recreation and Park Commission approved design for Fillmore Turk Mini Park Read on...
  3. Capital Project Update

    RALPH D HOUSE COMMUNITY PARK GRAND OPENING!

    The Ralph D House Community Park reopened on Wednesday May 29th! Read on...
  4. Capital Project Update

    YOUNGBLOOD COLEMAN COF PROJECT COMPLETE!

    The drinking fountain has been installed and the grill replaced with a double wide version. Read on...