About Us – Contact Us

Together, the staff of the Recreation and Parks Department and the public who they serve create a dynamic, creative, and supportive environment for all. Your input is a vital part of this process. Please join us, and participate in the comments and feedback available through community meetings, our weekly newsletter, the General Manager’s reports, or the Recreation and Park Commission meetings. You can write to us direct at the right of this page, where you will also find SFRecParkTV. Another way to participate, and get to know your fellow citizens, is to volunteer at a Recreation or Park location. You could also become a Supporting Partner of the Recreation and Parks Department. Have you considered pursuing a career with with the City? It is a rewarding experience in so many ways. This is the place to start! Questions on disability, maintenance, closures and improvements can also be found here.

Mission Statement

The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department’s Mission is to provide enriching recreational activities, maintain beautiful parks and preserve the environment for the well-being of everyone in our diverse community.

Recreation & Park Commission

The Recreation and Park Department is governed by a seven-member Commission appointed by the Mayor to four-year terms. In accordance with the Charter, the Recreation and Park Commission is primarily a policy-making … Continue reading

Community Meetings

Meetings Find public meetings related to parks issues and operations, including meetings of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, the Recreation and Parks Commission, the Joint Zoo Committee, and more. Board of … Continue reading


Learn about employment opportunities and help us to provide services in the City’s parks. Continue reading

Disability Questions

The San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department (RPD) welcomes people of all abilities to enjoy our parks and facilities, and to participate in programs, classes and special events we offer. Most of … Continue reading


Thank you for your interest in our parks. We are currently working to transfer archived meeting agendas and minutes to our new Website. We appreciate your patience. In the meantime, if there … Continue reading

Partnership Opportunities

Specialty Mobile Food Facility REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (the Department) seeks qualified operators to manage, market and operate Mobile Food Facilities (MFF) within various park locations … Continue reading

Partner Directory

The Recreation and Parks Department is pleased to partner with community organizations on a variety of park projects. Our parks partners help ensure that park and program users have the best experience … Continue reading

Who We Are

The roots of San Francisco’s Recreation and Park Department stretch back to the 1870s, when city officials, responding to residents’ demands for a large public park, established a Park Commission to oversee … Continue reading

Contact Us

San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department
McLaren Lodge-Golden Gate Park
501 Stanyan St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 831-2700 Continue reading