Recreation and Park Commission

Recreation and Park Commission Opens in new windowThe Recreation and Park Department is governed by a seven-member Commission appointed by the Mayor to four-year terms. In accordance with the City Charter, the Recreation and Park Commission is primarily a policy-making body, establishing the policies by which the Recreation and Park Department operates. The Commission is responsible for the over 220 parks, playgrounds and open spaces throughout San Francisco and two outside the City limits. These include destinations such as Camp Mather, Golden Gate Park, Harding Golf Course, Coit Tower, Palace of Fine Arts.

The Office of the Recreation and Park Commission Liaison administers the affairs of the Commission, coordinates the meetings of the Parks, Recreation and Open Space Advisory Committee, and oversees the Recreation and Park Department’s responses to all requests for public records.

(Photo: from left to right, Annie Jupiter-Jones, Carey Wintroub, Kat Anderson, Joe Hallisy, Vanita Louie, Larry Mazzola, and Breanna Zwart)

Contact the Commission

Recreation and Park Commissioners can be contacted through the Commission Liaison’s Office.

Mailing Address:
San Francisco Recreation and Park Commission
501 Stanyan Street
San Francisco, CA 94117

Telephone: (415) 831-2750

Implicit Bias Training Requirement for City Commissioners and Department Heads

Ordinance 71-19 requires members of City boards and commissions and City Department Heads to complete the Department of Human Resources’ (DHR) online Implicit Bias training by December 31, 2019. In addition, newly appointed members of City boards and commissions must complete this training within 60 days of assuming office. The Ordinance also requires that, beginning January 15, 2020, all Commission websites must include a statement identifying each Commissioner and Department Head that has completed the training, and the date the training was completed. If the training has not been completed by a Commissioner or Department Head, that also must be indicated.

Members of the Recreation and Park Commission each completed the training on the dates shown below:




Kat Anderson


December 20, 2019

Joe Hallisy

CommissionerNovember 9, 2020
Annie Jupiter-Jones
CommissionerNovember 9, 2020

Larry Mazzola, Jr.


December 18, 2019

Vanita LouieCommissionerJune 1, 2022

Phil GinsburgGeneral ManagerNovember 14, 2019