Community Opportunity Fund (COF)

Cabrillo Playground Donor RecognitionThank 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 Summer 2023. Please check back for updates. 

  • 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.


  • 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. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. Capital Project Update


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


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


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