Community Opportunity Fund (COF)
The 2012 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond Community Opportunity Fund awarded projects are being implemented. The projects listed below were approved for the 5th round of COF funding by the Rec and Park Commission:
- Camp Mather $103,903: Court improvements to make a multi-purpose basketball and sports court.
- Corona Heights States Street Community Garden Improvements (Completed) $15,000: Improvements to the existing community garden working with the community gardeners.
- Fillmore Turk Mini Park $330,000: will revitalize the park with new landscaping, drainage, and seating within the park.
- 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.
- Waller Street/Golden Gate Park Skate Park $65,331: Addition of a few skatepark elements near Waller and Stanyan Streets.
- Youngblood Coleman Park (Completed) $70,000: New park elements including:
- Activity boards
- Drinking fountain
- Picnic tables
- Bay View Playground Improvements
- Hilltop Park Skate Park Renovation (Completed)
- Lake Merced Boat Ramp Improvements
- Tank Hill Trail Improvements (Completed)
- West Portal Playground Renovation
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 Community Opportunity Fund (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.
The COF program goals are:
- 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 Recreation and Park Department/Community Partnership - The program will improve 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.