Community Opportunity Fund (2020 Bond)

Hilltop Skatepark OpeningThank you, neighborhood park advocates, for your continued support of the Community Opportunity Fund program, which is in its third Bond cycle. We are updating the process for the next application cycle, Round 6, and will have more information on those changes in 2024. Please check back for updates.

What is the Community Opportunity Fund (COF)?

COF is a citywide program that provides an opportunity for neighborhoods, community groups, park advocates and partners to nominate capital projects for funding. 

Park users know how to make their parks better and we want to help you make change happen. The COF promotes community stewardship, enhances park identity and experience, and leverages resources from the community.

Established in 2008 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond, to date the COF has improved 35 city parks, utilizing $5 million from the 2008 Clean and Safe Parks Bond (COF Rounds 1,2,3) and $12 million from 2012 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond (COF Rounds 4 and 5), and an additional $13.7 million in philanthropic investment, in-kind donations, and sweat equity.

What are the COF's Goals?

The COF has three main policy goals:

1. Foster community stewardship and improve park partnerships: By listening to the park needs of San Francisco residents and enhancing park experience based on those needs, the program increases the number of park users of all ages committed to civic investment and a sense of community. The program improves partnerships between Recreation and Park Department and community organizations by streamlining the park capital improvements process and clearly outlining the roles and responsibilities for City staff and community partners.

2. Enhance park identity and experience: The program creates 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.

3. Leverage additional resources from the community: All contributions, such as volunteer hours, monetary and in-kind donations, expand park funding beyond the $6 million provided by the 2020 Bond.

Completed Projects:

For list of project awards approved by the Recreation and Park Commission, please visit:

Some completed COF projects include:

Project Updates

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  1. Project Update Blog
  2. Examples of Past Projects
  3. Getting Started
  4. Round 5 Application Instructions & Materials
  5. Staff Reports
  6. Workshop Materials
  1. Capital Project Update

    Fillmore Turk Mini Park | Project Update June 2023

    Construction continues at Fillmore Turk Mini Park. We're happy to report that most of the underground work is now wrapped up Read on...
  2. Capital Project Update

    Fillmore Turk Mini Park | Project Update May 2023

    Construction at Fillmore Turk Mini Park is moving right along! Most all of the necessary digging is now complete Read on...
  3. Capital Project Update

    RPD Capital and Planning Team wins three awards at the 5th Annual SF Collaborative Partnering Awards

    At the end of January, three project managers from Rec and Park's Division of Capital and Planning were recognized for their excellence in partnership Read on...
  4. Capital Project Update

    Community Opportunity Fund Update - 07/29/22

    Thank you, neighborhood park advocates, for your continued support of the Community Opportunity Fund Program, . . . Read on...
  5. Capital Project Update


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


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


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

    Project Manager