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Maria Manetti Shrem Community Garden

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The new Maria Manetti Shrem Community Garden at Francisco Park is under construction, with an expected opening in 2021. 

Due to the anticipation of the high volume of plot requests and our intention of providing equitable access, the initial plot assignments at this garden will be made by lottery.  The lottery is open now and will continue to be open until approximately six weeks before the opening of the park and garden.  


Please note:  The lottery closure date has been extended from the previous date of December 31, 2020.  Anyone who previously signed up will still be included in the lottery; there is no need to sign up again. We will update this page about lottery deadlines once we are closer to the park opening date. 

Please email communitygardens@sfgov.org with any questions about this lottery or the Community Gardens Program. 

After the lottery deadline:


·        RPD Community Gardens Program staff will randomize the list in order to identify the initial plot assignments and waitlist order.  Anyone who has signed up previously will still be on the list. Duplicate entries will be removed before the lottery is conducted. 

·        RPD will notify the lottery participants about the results via email. 

·        RPD will assign plots to those selected and provide information to everyone else about their position on the waitlist.

·        All waitlist requests received after the to be announced new lottery closure date will be added to the end of the list in first-come-first-served order.

·        Following the lottery, RPD Community Gardens staff will hold a mandatory orientation meeting for garden members to prepare for the new park and garden opening. 


Sign up now to join the Francisco Park Community Garden lottery 


Contact communitygardens@sfgov.org with any questions.