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    SF Celebrates Reopening of GGP Golf Course Clubhouse

    The new facility replaces the previous 1950s-era building, destroyed in a fire. Read on...
  2. LakeMercedSouth2

    New Improvements Unveiled at Lake Merced South

    The upgrades will ensure the park remains a destination for relaxation, exercise, and activities like bird watching. Read on...
  3. Civic Center concerts

    Live Music to Kick Off in Civic Center Area

    Illuminate Concert Series in Fulton Plaza is latest in art, games and events in the revitalized area Read on...
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    City Leaders and Community Members Break Ground on New Gene Friend Rec Center in SOMA

    Funded largely by a voter-approved bond, the new hub in the South of Market neighborhood will replace a 45-year-old rec center, providing 50% more space for sports and community Read on...
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    Entwined Meadow Elements to Illuminate UN Plaza

    Whimsical light exhibit allows visitors to control changing effects. Read on...
  6. IMG_1498

    Golden Gate Park’s Stow Lake Renamed Blue Heron Lake

    San Francisco Recreation and Park Commissioners today approved changing the name of Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park to Blue Heron Lake. Read on...
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    New Dual-lined Outdoor Pickleball Courts Coming to Moscone Park Playground

    SF Rec and Park prepares to add 6 more courts in the City’s north side and continues to look for opportunities to meet the demand. Read on...
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    Report: SF Parks Hit High Marks, Earn Gains in Equity

    SF’s parks and plazas continued to earn top marks for maintenance over the past fiscal year, while two public spaces—Muriel Leff Mini Park in the Richmond District and Sunnyside Conservatory in the Sunnyside neighborhood—received perfect scores. Read on...
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    City’s Newest Pickleball Complex Opens at Carl Larsen Park

    The complex’s eight dedicated courts will provide increased play for the fast-growing sport. Read on...
  10. Mayor Breed & City Leaders Celebrate the Reopening of UN Plaza

    The newly enhanced UN Plaza will feature a first-of-its-kind skate park, fitness programming, street skating, games and more in Civic Center area. Read on...
  11. Union Square

    SF Enforcement & Activations Lead to Decrease in Theft Citywide, Increase in Visitors During Holiday

    Larceny theft citywide down 48% from mid-November through New Year’s, along with decreases in burglaries and car thefts Union Square saw an increase in visitors & SFMTA reported Powell and Union Square Muni Station exits up. Read on...
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    Rec and Park Commission Approves South Sunset Clubhouse Design

    The newly approved design includes a renovated and reconfigured clubhouse, new landscaping, access improvements and more. Read on...
  13. IMG_0835

    Mayor Breed Celebrates the Reopening of Fillmore Turk Mini Park

    The renovated park will welcome community in time for the holidays, featuring upgraded lighting, seating and improved drainage to enhance the space. Read on...
  14. Tree Lighting

    94-Year Tradition Marks Start of Holiday Season in Golden Gate Park

    Mayor leads countdown to illumination of Uncle John’s Tree. Event also included Chanukkah and Kwanzaa traditions. Read on...
  15. Entwined: Elder Mother Marks a New Chapter for Art Installation in GGP

    New sculptures and family friendly events will light up JFK Promenade starting December 7. Read on...
  16. Skystar Ferris Wheel Opens at Fisherman's Wharf

    Formerly located at Golden Gate Park, the wheel makes its waterfront debut. Read on...
  17. Mayor London Breed & Chef Tyler Florence Celebrate New Cafes in Union Square Plaza

    The two new cafes, Miller & Lux Provisions, is part of a larger effort to revitalize Union Square and the Downtown. Read on...
  18. IMG_6131

    Community Innovation Lab Opens to Serve Bayview-Hunters Point

    ‘The Lab’ will offer a diverse array of programming at India Basin Shoreline Park. Read on...
  19. 2023 IB Rendering

    SF Rec and Park Receives $5.1M Grant for India Basin Waterfront Park

    The funding will go toward construction, shoreline restoration efforts. Read on...
  20. Concerts

    Plan for Concerts in Golden Gate Park and Downtown Plazas Approved

    New agreement will bring concert series to San Francisco annually for three years as part of the City’s economic revitalization efforts Read on...
  21. Padel lounge

    First Padel Courts in Northern California to Break Ground at Embarcadero Plaza

    Padel, a racket sport enjoying a meteoric rise in popularity across the world, will officially land in San Francisco this October with the opening of two courts in Embarcadero Plaza Read on...
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    Mayor Breed Announces Partnership with Renowned Chef Tyler Florence to Open Two Union Square Cafes

    The addition of two Miller & Lux Provisions cafés in Union Square Plaza is part of a broader strategic effort to transform Downtown into a stronger, resilient, economic and global destination Read on...
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    Tennis Center at Golden Gate Park Earns Coveted National Award

    The Lisa and Douglas Goldman Tennis Center, located in Golden Gate Park, has been selected by the U.S. Tennis Association (USTA) to receive the 2023 Outstanding Facility Award. Read on...
  24. Herztower

    Community, City Officials Celebrate $3.38 Million Makeover of Herz Playground

    Creative new play equipment for kids of all ages and a park makeover inspired by nature greeted families Thursday evening at the unveiling of the renovated Herz Playground in McLaren Park. Read on...
  25. Carnival

    San Francisco Announces Four Day Carnival to Open in Civic Center

    The multi-day carnival will enliven San Francisco’s Civic Center Area starting August 24. Read on...
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    SF Rec and Park installs new Goalphers at Sunset Rec Center

    The new additions will increase access to soccer for neighborhood kids. Read on...
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    SF Announces Expansion of Lyft's Bike Share Program into Golden Gate Park

    Bay Wheels brings first-ever bike share stations to the park with temporary valet stations available for Outside Lands weekend and permanent stations across the park. Read on...
  28. Polo Field 1

    Agreement Reached on Proposed Concerts in GGP, Downtown, Pending Vote from Board of Supervisors

    City commits to public outreach for proposed concerts in Golden Gate Park. Read on...
  29. PG Nature

    Esteemed National Organization Welcomes SF Rec and Park GM to Board

    Phil Ginsburg joins Children and Nature Network Board of Directors. Read on...
  30. 5_Mission Bay Parks_Mariposa Park_29

    SF Announces Plans to Operate Over 23 Acres of Public Parks in Mission Bay

    San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department and the Port of San Francisco will jointly manage the public spaces, adding to the City’s vast portfolio of world class parks and public spaces. Read on...
  31. Palace of Fine Arts

    Free Pickleball Access Expanded to Palace of Fine Arts

    San Francisco’s fastest growing sport, pickleball, has found a new home in one of the city’s most historic spots. Read on...
  32. Embarcadero Plaza 2

    Proposed Concerts Would Include Free Muni, Increased Funding for Neighborhood Projects

    A proposal to put on a series of outdoor concerts in the Golden Gate Park Polo Fields & downtown plazas has been updated to include key benefits: free Muni rides for concertgoers & more funding for community interests in the Sunset/Richmond districts. Read on...
  33. Make Music Day

    Free Concerts in Golden Gate Park, UN Plaza, Main Library & Across SF for Make Music Day

    Celebration to be held June 21, the 41st anniversary of Fête de la Musique. Read on...
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    SF Announces Return of World Cup Village in Downtown this Summer

    The City will partner with Street Soccer USA to host free watch parties for the Women’s World Cup and bring back the Street Soccer USA Cup Series. Read on...
  35. Conservatory 2021

    Mayor Breed & Treasurer Cisneros Celebrate Success of SF Museums for All

    New report shows SF Museums for All Program was used over 130,000 times in 2022, providing 250,000 San Francisco residents from low-income backgrounds with free admission to museums and cultural institutions. Read on...
  36. Union Square

    Another Planet Entertainment Proposes Free Downtown Concerts

    APE would bring musical acts to Union Square, Embarcadero and Civic Center for three years if ticketed concert in Polo Fields are approved. Read on...
  37. IBWD Program Graduation_10

    16 Graduate from India Basin Workforce Development Program

    Some already working to build India Basin Waterfront Park project. Read on...
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    Merced Heights Playground’s Lower Terrace Transformed by Renovation

    Former field now has something for everyone: families, seniors, and dogs. Read on...
  39. FZlY_M0UEAACYHV

    City Plan Would Bring More Music to Golden Gate Park

    Smaller, headliner-focused concerts would be held weekend following Outside Lands. Read on...
  40. Nature Exploration

    SF Joins KABOOM! in National Effort to End Playspace Inequity

    The KABOOM! 25 in 5 Initiative to End Playspace Inequity ensures equitable connection with nature through play for kids in every neighborhood through playground transformations. Read on...
  41. 4-20 Setup

    420 Celebration Returns to Hippie Hill

    City agencies coordinate to lessen traffic, neighborhood impacts. Read on...
  42. PG MLK

    SF Rec and Parks Head Phil Ginsburg Named Chair of State Parks Commission

    San Francisco Recreation and Park Department General Manager Phil Ginsburg has been elected to chairperson of the California State Park and Recreation Commission. Read on...
  43. Jackson Web

    Design for Improved Jackson Park Moves Forward

    A total renovation of the Potrero Hill park includes a bigger clubhouse, new playground equipment, and more green space. Read on...
  44. trocroof

    Fallen Tree Severely Damages Historic Trocadero Clubhouse

    Iconic San Francisco landmark and event space in Stern Grove red-tagged by City Read on...
  45. Randall Museum Science Fair 2023_39

    Winners of 39th Annual Randall Museum Science Fair Advance to Regional Championships

    Young scientists from several San Francisco middle schools will compete in a Bay Area-wide science fair happening later this month after they recently took first place spots in a citywide competition held at the Randall Museum. Read on...
  46. Bandshell-is-Back

    Golden Gate Bandshell Welcomes Back More Live Performances in 2023

    Diverse lineup to play 100+ free concerts at historic landmark venue Read on...
  47. queenwilhelmenagarden

    ‘London N. Breed’ Tulips Blooming in Golden Gate Park

    5,000 bulbs were gift commemorating visit by Queen of the Netherlands Read on...
  48. SFTLCgoldmancenter

    National Tennis Group Recognizes Innovative San Francisco After-School Program

    The prestigious award highlights the important programming the Tennis and Learning Center provides for San Francisco youth. Read on...
  49. Website Project_Noe Valley Town Sq 7

    City Receives $425,000 Gift for Noe Valley Restroom Project

    Donation of prefabricated unit and labor to bring down overall price by reducing fees, approvals. Read on...
  50. x_JBW5998

    Esprit Park Renovation Breaks Ground

    A renovation project broke ground today that will strengthen Esprit Park to better serve the Dogpatch neighborhood that has grown up around it. Read on...
  51. Blanche

    Blanche, Palace of Fine Arts Swan, Dies at 28

    Blanche, the swan who captured the hearts of generations of visitors to the Palace of Fine Arts, has died at 28. Read on...
  52. Herz Rec GB

    San Francisco Breaks Ground on New Community & Recreation Center at Sunnydale Hope SF

    Sunnydale Community Hub will provide safe and accessible space for sports, recreation, cultural events, health and wellness resources, and educational programs and activities. Read on...
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    Holiday Tree Lighting Kicks Off ‘Jingle on JFK’

    Surrounded by community members, Mayor London Breed tonight led the countdown to lighting of the iconic Monterey cypress tree in Golden Gate Park’s east end—a San Francisco holiday tradition that began in 1929. Read on...
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    Waller Street Skate Park Rolls Out New Paving and Design

    The San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department rolled out improvements to the Waller Street Skate Park today—a project spearheaded by local skaters who helped shape its inclusive design that honors its street skateboarding roots. Read on...
  55. Herz Groundbreaking

    SF City leaders, families celebrate groundbreaking of improvement project at Herz Playground

    The Recreation & Park Department broke ground on renovations at Herz Playground in Visitacion Valley on Monday as part of the Let’sPlaySF! initiative that is delivering creative play spaces to children across San Francisco. Read on...
  56. PG headshot 2022

    Rec and Park GM Phil Ginsburg to serve on NRPA Board of Directors

    Ginsburg will bring his expertise leading one of the country’s most innovative park systems to the organization Read on...
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    Famed 107-Year-Old Pagoda in Japanese Tea Garden Restored

    The Japanese Tea Garden’s towering pagoda, one of the few surviving structures from the 1915 world’s fair, has been revived to its former glory following a meticulous restoration. Read on...
  58. 100 Things to do

    ‘100 Things to Do in Nature in SF’ Invites Kids to Experience Outdoor Adventures

    From Philosopher’s Way to Lands End: ‘100 Things to Do in Nature in SF’ Invites Kids to Experience Outdoor Adventures. Read on...
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    Rec and Park Launches Golden Gate Park Busking Program

    Musicians and other performers can now easily obtain permits to perform in designated park locations Read on...
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    Promenade Play Days to Feature Art, Performance, and Connection on JFK

    The JFK Promenade will be alive with street art, public pianos, live performances and even a Halloween event—free temporary activations to foster health, happiness, and social connection Read on...
  61. IB Groundbreaking

    SF Breaks Ground on India Basin Waterfront Park

    Construction kicks off on historic open space project in the heart of the Bayview. Read on...
  62. PhilGinsburg

    SF Rec and Parks Head Phil Ginsburg Reappointed to State Parks Commission

    San Francisco Recreation and Park Department General Manager Phil Ginsburg will serve a second term on the California State Park and Recreation Commission, after the California State Senate unanimously confirmed his reappointment. Read on...
  63. Before and After Southeast Aerial v2

    Shoreline Cleanup Complete in India Basin Waterfront Park Project

    Community celebration with free kayaking to be held Saturday Read on...
  64. ZtBEPXEI

    Naming Ceremony Honors Legendary SF Photographer David Johnson

    Harvey Milk Photo Center lab named David Johnson Photo Processing Lab. Read on...
  65. Water Barrier Removed (1)

    Contractor Approved to Build New Park on Former Industrial Site at India Basin

    Bayview residents to get construction training to help build SF’s next great park Read on...
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    21-Hayes Returns, Free Adaptive Bike Program Unveiled in Golden Gate Park

    Access Improvements to Car-Free JFK Benefit People with Disabilities, Residents of Western Addition, Hayes Valley and Tenderloin. Read on...
  67. BANDSHELL SLIDE 444

    Tuesday: Free Concerts in Parks, Plazas for Make Music Day

    Celebration to be held June 21, the 40th anniversary of Fête de la Musique. Read on...
  68. Aerial Skatin Place_

    Golden Gate Park’s Skatin’ Place Reopens Featuring New ‘Psychedelic’ Mural

    Design by longtime skater honors park’s roller skating history. Read on...
  69. bandshelllot

    New Parking Lot Offers 20 Free Accessible Spaces in Heart of Golden Gate Park

    Free blue spaces part of a larger investment in repaving, access. Read on...
  70. Vis Valley 2

    Visitacion Valley Playground Renamed Yik Oi Huang Peace & Friendship Park

    San Francisco Recreation and Park Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve changing the name of Visitacion Valley Playground to Yik Oi Huang Peace & Friendship Park. The name honors the memory of a neighborhood grandmother and community advocate. Read on...
  71. Buchanan 2

    Mayor London Breed Announces $3.9 Million in Federal Funding for Buchanan Street Mall Renovations

    Project is now fully funded, allowing the City to move forward with improvements. Read on...
  72. Stern Grove 2

    Stern Grove Concert Meadow to Re-open in Time for Summer Concerts

    The wildly popular Stern Grove Festival—the Bay Area’s longest running outdoor concert series—will return on June 12 to the historic park, located at 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard in the city’s Sunset District. Read on...
  73. Francisco

    Mayor London Breed Celebrates Opening of Francisco Park in Russian Hill

    Largest park in San Francisco’s urban core to open in nearly 40 years, Francisco Park includes panoramic views, community gardens, and community space for children and dogs. Read on...
  74. JFK

    Board of Supervisors Approves Mayor Breed's Legislation to Make Car-Free JFK Permanent

    Lawmakers approve dozens of improvements to improve access, equity, and ease of travel. Read on...
  75. bmagicacademy

    Neighborhood Field Trips Spark Golden Gate Park Love

    New Program Familiarizes San Franciscans Outside the Avenues with Golden Gate Park’s Cultural Treasures. Read on...
  76. 420 2

    Annual 420 Celebration Returns to Hippie Hill

    Outdoor gathering to include cannabis sales, new rules. Read on...
  77. bayviewsafetyswim2

    Ambitious Bayview Swimming Program Makes Debut Splash

    Pilot program aims to make every child in the neighborhood water safe by 6th grade. Read on...
  78. taichidemo

    SF’s First Tai Chi Court Opens in McLaren Park

    San Francisco’s first public space designed and dedicated specifically for the practice of tai chi opened today amid a community celebration in McLaren Park. Read on...
  79. General JFK

    Mayor London Breed Introduces Legislation to Implement Car-Free JFK

    Legislation would restrict vehicles along JFK Drive while instituting a number of changes to support equity, accessibility, and transit. Read on...
  80. 900 Innes Phase 2

    Wanted: Locals to Build San Francisco’s Next Great Park

    New phase of India Basin project includes business opportunities and job trainings for the community. Read on...
  81. GGP Gardens

    Free Resident Admission to Conservatory of Flowers & Japanese Tea Garden Approved by Supervisors

    Ordinance, proposed by Mayor Breed, makes all three of Golden Gate Park’s specialty gardens free to San Francisco residents Read on...
  82. JFK Car Free

    SFMTA, RPD Recommend JFK Remain Car-free with Community Requested Access & Signage Improvements

    Board of Supervisors to decide future of Golden Gate Park’s main road Read on...
  83. IMG_5341

    Humanitarian Relief Concert For Ukraine set for Saturday Afternoon in Golden Gate Park

    #SF4Ukraine event seeks to raise $20,000 to provide desperately needed relief for the nearly 2 million refugees fleeing Ukraine Read on...
  84. LEV 1

    Golden Gate Bandshell Welcomes Back More Live Performances in 2022

    Diverse lineup of musicians to play more free concerts at historic landmark. Read on...
  85. ggp shuttle web

    Major Access Improvements Launched in Golden Gate Park

    Shuttle overhaul, new accessible parking among commitment to seniors, people with disabilities Read on...
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    Valentine’s Day Comeback for Café in Civic Center Plaza

    Food lovers looking to embrace new offerings in the heart of Civic Center Plaza are in luck—Assembly Café and Beer Garden opened today—Valentine’s Day. Read on...
  87. Rossi Pool

    Rossi Pool Reopens After $15M Renovation

    Richmond District facility beloved by swimmers will hold a free community swim Saturday. Read on...
  88. IB Outreach Image

    India Basin Project to Be Guided by Historic Plan

    Equitable Development Plan to Ensure Current Residents Benefit from Waterfront Park. Read on...
  89. Entwined

    Entwined Illuminated Art Installation Extends Residency in Golden Gate Park

    Popular Light Exhibit in Peacock Meadow to Continue Bringing Light and Joy to Parkgoers Through March 2022. Read on...
  90. bayviewribboncutting

    Bayview/K.C. Jones Playground Reopens After Renovation

    City officials and community members held a celebration today for the reopening of Bayview/K.C. Jones Playground following a $6 million renovation. Read on...
  91. Portsmouth Square rendering

    Portsmouth Square Renovation Gains Major Approval

    ‘Chinatown’s Living Room’ to Undergo Complete Redesign. Read on...
  92. jtg

    Mayor Breed Proposes Free Resident Admission to Golden Gate Park Gardens

    Ordinance would make all three of Golden Gate Park's specialty gardens free to San Francisco residents Read on...
  93. Skatin Place

    Psychedelic Roller Skate Mural Approved by Rec and Park Commission

    A ground mural featuring a golden roller skate surrounded by a psychedelic pattern may add new color to a legendary skating spot in Golden Gate Park after the San Francisco Recreation and Park Commission voted unanimously to approve the final design. Read on...
  94. IB Buchannan Image

    SF Park Projects Receive $11.6 Million

    The India Basin Shoreline Park project & the Buchanan Street Mall renovation project each received $5.8 million, part of $584.3 million in funding to deliver new parks to more than 100 communities & advance the “Outdoors for All” initiative Read on...
  95. McLarenLodgeTree

    Winter Lights to Brighten Holiday Season in Golden Gate Park

    Special events and illuminated installations to dazzle parkgoers this holiday season. Read on...
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    Pilot Program Welcomes Food Trucks to Great Highway

    The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department today announced the launch of a three-month pilot program for food trucks on the Upper Great Highway during days the roadway is closed to vehicle traffic. Read on...
  97. Buchannan Mall

    Mayor Breed & Senator Wiener Announce Funding for Buchanan Mall

    Project will receive $4.8 million in state funding secured by Senator Wiener for improvements. Read on...
  98. San_Francisco_Botanical_Garden_Great_Lawn_2

    RPD and SFBGS Propose Unified Management of Golden Gate Park Gardens

    Change would streamline management and provide enhanced visitor experience. Read on...
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    New Boat Dock Makes Waves at Lake Merced

    City officials gathered with community members and dragon boat racers at Lake Merced today to say ahoy to a new boat dock and gangway that allows safer recreation for seniors and people with disabilities and ensures future access for the public. Read on...
  100. NEA Ribbon Cutting

    Imagination Runs Wild at San Francisco’s New Nature Exploration Area

    Kids connect with nature and each other on opening day of space devoted to unstructured play. Read on...
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    ‘Green’ Makeovers of Child Care Spaces Connect San Francisco’s Youngest Children to Nature

    Young children at nine San Francisco child care centers and family child care homes are enjoying green outdoor play spaces after community volunteers worked multiple weekends to create natural play spaces that allow children to explore their world. Read on...
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    McLaren Park Ropes Course Officially Opens With Treetop Thrills

    After nearly a year of anticipation, the McLaren Park Ropes Course was in full swing today, celebrating its full opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Read on...
  103. Burned playground (1)

    Beloved Sue Bierman Playground Burns

    The fire destroyed a play structure modeled after a pirate ship, a slide, and rubber safety surfacing to protect kids from falls. Read on...
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    Conservatory Drive West to Re-Open Oct. 1

    Safety measures allow accommodation of multiple needs, car-free JFK will be unaffected. Read on...
  105. JGA 1

    Jerry Garcia Amphitheater Opens Following Major Renovation

    San Francisco Shakespeare Festival Kicks Off 2021 Season Following Ribbon Cutting. Read on...
  106. NEA Construction

    San Francisco’s Largest Nature Exploration Area Breaks Ground at Heron’s Head

    Youth-centered design to build stronger connections with the natural world while inviting kids to jump, climb, play and learn across an array of natural elements. Read on...
  107. Juri Commons Ribbon Cut

    Juri Commons Park Reopens Following Renovation

    Juri Commons reopened following a $1.9 million renovation honoring the Mission District park’s railroad history, featuring a redesign with new plantings, an improved play space for children, grass for dogs, & an adult exercise area with fitness equipment. Read on...
  108. Great Highway

    City Reveals Next Phase for Great Highway to Start August 16

    Stretch from Lincoln Way to Sloat Blvd will continue to be closed to car traffic on weekends and holidays, but will open up to car traffic during the week. Read on...
  109. GGHspiraltower

    Golden Gate Heights Playground Re-Opens Following Renovation

    With a design inspired by its wooded surroundings, a nature play area to spark creativity, and a dramatic spiral tower soaring above it all, the newly-renovated playground at Golden Gate Heights Park has opened to the public. Read on...
  110. Leaf Blower

    Rec and Park to Phase Out Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers with Two-Stroke Engines

    Gardeners maintaining the City’s parks, open spaces and public plazas will soon turn over a new leaf—trading gas-powered blowers with two-stroke engines for electric battery pack models instead. Read on...
  111. shuttlemonumentalreckoning

    Rec and Park and SFPA Launch Program to Turn Kids into Golden Gate Park Experts

    Field trip program helps kids from across the city experience the joys of “Everybody’s Park” Read on...
  112. johnson3

    New Photo Library to be Named for Legendary SF Photographer David Johnson

    A new photo library at the Harvey Milk Photo Center will be named for legendary photographer David Johnson, who chronicled Black life in San Francisco in the mid-twentieth century, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today. Read on...
  113. Monumental Reckoning 1

    Art installation Honoring Black Lives Arrives for Juneteenth

    In commemoration of San Francisco’s Juneteenth holiday, Mayor London N. Breed today unveiled Monumental Reckoning, a two-year art installation in Golden Gate Park honoring Black history and lives. Read on...
  114. ib groundbreaking web

    City Breaks Ground on India Basin Shoreline Park

    Mayor London N. Breed today joined with community members, environmental advocates, and public officials to kick off the restoration of India Basin shoreline. Read on...
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    Coit Tower to Welcome Visitors Again on June 17

    Coit Tower, the iconic white column defining the San Francisco skyline, will welcome visitors Thursday, June 17 for the first time in 15 months, Mayor London N. Breed announced. Read on...
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    Shoreview Park Re-Opens Following $3.3M Renovation

    A once-overlooked park in Bayview Hunters Point reopened with a community celebration after a $3.3 million renovation transformed it into a family-friendly oasis with an adventure playground. Read on...
  117. Stern Grove Stage

    Stern Grove Festival Returns with 2021 Dates

    84th annual outdoor music festival kicks off summer concert season on June 20. Read on...
  118. espritmeadows

    Esprit Park Poised for Robust Renovation

    Esprit Park is one step closer to a $7.7 million renovation designed to balance the needs of its growing Dogpatch community—from families to fitness enthusiasts to dogs and their people, the SF Rec & Park Department and UC San Francisco announced today. Read on...
  119. Monumental Reckoning 5-15

    San Francisco Proposes Art Installation to Honor Black Lives, History of African Americans

    Opening of ‘Monumental Reckoning’ sculpture in Golden Gate Park would coincide with Juneteenth Read on...
  120. TPC Harding

    TPC Harding Park, SF Rec & Park Unveil High-Tech Practice Facility

    TPC Harding Park, the only city-owned public course managed by the PGA TOUR, announces the renovation completion of its practice facility which began in November 2020, along with the new addition of Toptracer Range technology. Read on...
  121. Ribbon Cutting 2

    Mayor London Breed Announces Reopening of Remodeled George Christopher Playground

    Kids welcome new play equipment and nature exploration area in the Diamond Heights park following renovation. Read on...
  122. Kezar Closeup

    City of San Francisco and School District to Host Outdoor Commencements for High Schools

    ‘Graduations for All’ to be held at Kezar Stadium and the McAteer High School campus for all graduating seniors Read on...
  123. MLK Pool 444

    First Indoor Pools to Reopen in Bayview, Sunset

    Two of San Francisco’s indoor pools are poised to welcome back lap swimmers with reservations and all pools will reopen by mid-June, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today. SF Rec and Park to open pools citywide by summer. Read on...
  124. Herz Project

    RPD and Community Partners Fund New Recreation Center for Sunnydale/Vis Valley

    The SF Recreation & Park Commission Thursday approved the concept design for the new Herz Recreation Center Project, which includes a new 11,500 square foot recreation center with an indoor basketball court, a multi-purpose room, restrooms, and an office. Read on...
  125. Garfield Pool 3.5.21_2

    Mayor London Breed Announces Completion of Garfield Square Recreation Area in the Mission District

    Newly renovated Garfield Center includes an indoor pool and modern clubhouse that will serve as a Community Hub for San Francisco students. Read on...
  126. Wheel

    SkyStar Wheel to Spin Until 2025 Following Unanimous Approval

    The SkyStar Wheel in Golden Gate Park will be permitted to spin until 2025, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today. Discounts for San Francisco residents begin Monday Read on...
  127. Skystar Wheel

    Skystar Wheel to Open Thursday, March 4

    Special to today’s announcement will be SkyStar and SF Rec and Park’s offer to all San Francisco public school graduating seniors to take a free ride on the Wheel this summer beginning June 2 through Sept. 6; students will need to show their SFUSD ID. Read on...
  128. SFYBL Baseball

    Outdoor Youth Sports to Return to San Francisco with Safety Precautions

    Rec and Park to offer field space for “mini” spring season for soccer, baseball, softball, lacrosse, flag football and more. Read on...
  129. GGPTC Fascade

    State-of-the-Art Tennis Center to Open in Golden Gate Park

    Online court reservations open today for the philanthropy-funded Lisa & Douglas Goldman Tennis Center, which will open its doors March 3. Read on...
  130. WWWW Press Release

    Newly Renovated Willie "Woo Woo' Wong Playground & Clubhouse Opens in Time for Lunar New Year

    New open space in Chinatown will provide safe, clean place for kids and their families to play, and newly renovated clubhouse will operate as a Community Hub in March Read on...
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    Renovated Golden Gate Park Dog Training Area Opens Saturday

    San Francisco’s largest fenced dog park will re-open Saturday, February 6 following a $2.4 million renovation that includes separate areas where big and small dogs can safely frolic, natural elements to climb and jump, and a new surface to run and play. Read on...
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    Margaret Hayward Playground Reopens

    Margaret Hayward Playground has reopened following a $28 million renovation that transformed the beloved 6-acre park in the heart of the Western Addition into a modern hub for recreation Read on...
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    City Playgrounds Reopen

    Mayor London N. Breed, San Francisco Recreation and Park Department General Manager Phil Ginsburg, and Director of Health Dr. Grant Colfax today announced the City’s outdoor playgrounds are now open Read on...
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    Turk-Hyde Mini Park Re-Opens Following Renovation

    Turk-Hyde Mini Park, an oasis for preschoolers and their parents in the heart of the Tenderloin, re-opened with updated play equipment and landscaping Read on...
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    Golden Gate Park to Welcome Five New Bison

    The 1-year-old females will be ready for visitors during the parkwide 150th Birthday Celebration on April 4 Read on...
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    State Awards $8.5 Million for Waterfront Park in India Basin

    Project will transform a vacant industrial lot in the Southeastern neighborhood into the City’s newest park Read on...
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    Focus on Equity Will Increase Access to Camp Mather for Low-Income Residents

    Recent Recreation and Park Department initiatives, with support from First 5 San Francisco, enable 132 low-income families to attend Camp Mather for free or at a discounted rate this summer. Read on...
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    India Basin Project Receives $5 Million in Funding

    A plan to rehabilitate a long-vacant bayside lot in San Francisco’s India Basin and turn it into a waterfront park took a step forward with the allocation of a $5 million grant toward tidal restoration and site cleanup. Read on...
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    India Basin Open Space Plan Moves Forward

    A plan to revitalize a network of waterfront open space in the city’s southeast by rehabilitating and uniting several poorly conditioned existing open spaces into a single, seamless design received approval by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors today. Read on...