SAN FRANCISCO – City leaders and community members today celebrated the opening of side-by-side environmental features at McLaren Park: A renovated oasis for community gardeners and a new rain garden system to manage stormwater. The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department’s McLaren Community Garden re-opened with additional plots to accommodate four times … Continue reading
The following athletic fields are closed today, Saturday, March 23, 2019, due to rain/wet conditions. All fields not listed here should be considered open. However, always use good judgement and do not play on fields that are too wet or that have puddles. In addition, the Polo Fields are open … Continue reading
Eggstravaganza returns to Robin Williams Meadow in Golden Gate Park on April 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will feature egg hunts, carnival rides, games, live entertainment, food trucks and … Continue reading
Join us from 10 a.m. to noon for a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, March 23 as we open the McLaren Community Garden! We will have brief remarks, family-friendly gardening activities and … Continue reading
The Vision Plan is a community driven process for the future of Japantown’s central public space that builds on the sites legacy. Please join us to review a refined concept that integrates … Continue reading
Join us for our Soccer Information Fair on Wednesday, March 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the County Fair Building (1199 9th Avenue). Soccer players and parents will have the opportunity … Continue reading
The San Francisco Recreation & Park Department (RPD) invites you to join a public meeting on Wednesday, March 20 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the County Fair Building (1199 9th Avenue) … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO – City officials, wheelchair basketball athletes, and South of Market community members on Wednesday celebrated the addition of 10 new custom sport wheelchairs at Gene Friend Recreation Center—part of the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department’s focus on adaptive sports. The $40,000 purchase of the 10 wheelchairs were … Continue reading
It’s never too early to plan ahead to get out and play for the summer! Summer Day Camp registration begins on Saturday, March 16 at 10 a.m. From rock climbing camp at Glen Park Recreation Center to Silver Tree Day Camp, we have something for everyone! For more information and class … Continue reading
A 4th community meeting will be held for the Lake Merced 2012 bond project at the Lake Merced Boathouse on Monday, April 1st 2019 at 6pm. The Boathouse location can be seen … Continue reading
The project landscape architect has been working with the contractor’s nursery to secure all of the plants for the new park. The new trees, shrubs, and perennials are being cared for by a grower in the Central Valley until it is time to install them later this year. The planting … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO – City officials on Saturday unveiled a sweeping transformation of the beloved Balboa Park Pool, a renovation designed to buoy aquatic programming for swimmers of all ages. Highlights of the makeover include a new community room for events, new mechanical and plumbing systems to improve the comfort of … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO –San Francisco Recreation and Park Department today unveiled its new main trail through the Oak Woodlands of Golden Gate Park, dedicating the scenic path to Phil Arnold, a longtime advocate for local parks, open space, and recreational trail opportunities. The Phil Arnold trail provides a primary, continuous nature … Continue reading
Join us on Saturday, February 23 to throw out the first pitch on the 2019 baseball season! We will be celebrating opening day for the SF Youth Baseball League from 10 a.m. … Continue reading
Join us on Saturday, February 23 beginning at 12:30 p.m. as we hold a reopening celebration for the community at the Balboa Pool (1878 San Jose Avenue). The event will feature special … Continue reading
Join the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, San Franciscans for Sports and Recreation, the Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program (BORP) All Stars, and the Golden State Warriors for a special … Continue reading
Here’s a rundown of parks affected by the current storm (updated at 11:44 a.m. on 2/14/19): Stern Grove is currently closed due to stormy weather. Chain of Lakes Drive in Golden Gate Park is now open after crews removed a downed tree. All grass athletic fields and diamonds, including Silver … Continue reading
Join us on Friday, February 22 beginning at 10 a.m. as we hold an opening celebration and dedication for the Phil Arnold Trail (formerly the Oak Woodlands Trail). The newly renovated trail … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO –– Seventy eight percent of San Franciscans think the condition of the city’s parks are improving, a bright spot in poll results measuring the public’s satisfaction with city services and issues. The 2019 Dignity Health CityBeat Poll, released Tuesday by the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, revealed that … Continue reading
Due to the upcoming storm, we will be closing Stern Grove for Wednesday, February 13. In addition, all grass fields, diamonds and the Silver Terrace Baseball dirt infield will be closed. Please check back for updates on this and other park’s statuses tomorrow. To report downed trees or any other … Continue reading
Please join us to discuss an upcoming project to upgrade the lighting and complete miscellaneous site enhancements to improve visibility and safety. Date: Monday, March 11th, 2019 Time: 6-8 pm Location: Gene … Continue reading
Did you miss the Summer Resource Fair on February 9 with us, the San Francisco Department of Children, Youth & Their Families and the San Francisco Public Library? Don’t worry, we have free pop-up summer resource fairs coming up in the next month in your neighborhood! Connect with representatives for camps, … Continue reading
Happy 2019! As we begin the new year, we’d like to share some of our recent accomplishments in our 2018 Community Report! Some highlights include 252,000 volunteer hours committed to our parks and programs as well as 145,000 permits issued for events. We also kick started campaigns to renovate 13 … Continue reading
Here are a few updates on our Gene Friend Rec Center Project: Our Project Manager, Melinda Stockmann Sullivan, is on maternity leave. Levi Conover will be taking over as Project Manager. Please direct any project inquiries to: email@example.com / 415-581-2572. We have our final concept design for the new rec … Continue reading
Thank you so much for your patience! We are finalizing a bid package for contractors for phase 1 improvements at the park, which include improvements to the east and west entrances from the road to the hill (at Bernal Heights Boulevard and Folsom and at top of Esmeralda stairs) as … Continue reading
Thanks again to all who came to our community open house this Spring and to those who provided input via email. We have integrated much of this feedback and have a preliminary conceptual design for a linear park or “promenade” in the location of the closed roadway. Project Manager Melinda … Continue reading
Thanks to the Esprit Community Advisory Group (ECAG) members as well as additional members of the public who came out for a productive meeting on January 10, 2019. Meeting notes and relevant documents have been posted under the FAQs tab of the main Esprit Park Renovation Project page of the … Continue reading
Here are a few updates on the Golden Gate Park Oak Woodlands Trails Improvement Project: We are getting very close to construction completion! Many of the trail segments are completed and open for use Way finding signage will be installed in the coming days Look for habitat restoration planting in … Continue reading
Per previous update, tree work began at and around Panhandle Playground on Tuesday, January 22. We had anticipated that it would be completed by end of day today Friday, January 25; however, the contractor needs 1-2 more days to wrap up the work. To meet neighborhood demand, we have re-opened … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco will dramatically boost the number of park restrooms staffed by trained monitors, part of the City’s commitment to improving quality of life in neighborhoods most in need. The San Francisco Human Services Commission today green-lit the expansion of San Francisco Recreation and Park’s Department’s Park … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Recreation and Park commissioners today unanimously approved a contract extending San Francisco Recreation and Park Department’s contract with Another Planet Entertainment for the production of the annual Outside Lands Music Festival. The agreement, which will now go before the San Francisco Board of Supervisors … Continue reading
Pending confirmation on Monday of no bird nesting activity, tree work in the vicinity of Panhandle Playground will begin on Tuesday, January 22 and is anticipated to be completed by end of day Friday, January 25. For the safety of our park users and contractor staff, the playground will be closed … Continue reading
Join us for one of two budget meetings to discuss preliminary plans for Fiscal Years 2019-20 and 2020-21. Learn about our department’s budget instructions for the next two years, and let us know what your priorities are in your neighborhood parks. The first meeting will be on Wednesday, January 30 at … Continue reading
The award of construction contract for the Panhandle Playground Renovation Project will be presented to the Rec and Park Commission for approval on Thursday, January 17. The hearing is at 10 am in City Hall Room 416. Please click here for the full meeting agenda. Pending Commission approval and other contract … Continue reading
As noted in a previous update from November 2018 (click here for that full update), we are planning to move forward to prune 2 trees and remove 5 trees in the immediate vicinity of the playground ahead of the general contractor coming on board. The reason for this timing is … Continue reading
Looking to give back to the community in honor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday coming up? Join us and Habitat for Humanity at Bayview Playground/MLK Pool on Saturday, January 19 from 9 a.m. to noon. Honor Dr. King’s work with a day of community service alongside other community partners. … Continue reading
Our next ECAG meeting will be this Thursday, January 10, from 6:30-8:15 pm at 654 Minnesota Street, in the Tivoli Room. Please feel free to join us for this meeting. Click here for meeting agenda. The Esprit Park Community Advisory Group was set up with two functions in mind: To … Continue reading
The St. Mary’s dog play area is closed for its annual winter closure to help the grass rest and recover, as well as improve irrigation and reseed the turf. It will reopen on Saturday, March 2 for your pooches and pups to get out and play this spring! In the … Continue reading
The Upper Douglass dog play area is closed for its annual winter closure to help the grass rest and recover, as well as improve irrigation and reseed the turf. It will reopen on Saturday, March 9 for your pooches and pups to get out and play this spring! In the … Continue reading
The West Sunset baseball fields will be closed for the winter to allow the turf to rest and for the fields to recover. They will reopen on Monday, January 7. In addition, the West Sunset soccer fields will be closed on weekends for the winter to allow the fields to … Continue reading
The concept plan for the renovation of the Golden Gate Park Dog Training Area was approved by the Recreation and Park Commission today. Thank you to everyone who attended the design workshops, participated in the community surveys, and offered many thoughtful ideas! The design team will begin producing the construction … Continue reading
The project design team has been working throughout Fall 2018 to advance the design as discussed at the last community meeting. This includes material and geotechnical investigation of the perimeter trail, tree assessments around Lake Merced, and coordination with PG&E regarding the electrical service required for a new restroom. A … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Commission today approved a plan to transform an under-used part of John McLaren Park into a high ropes challenge focusing on leadership and character development for local youth and others. A project of SF Rec and Parks and Outward Bound California … Continue reading
A new 22-foot tall magnolia tree arrived at Guy Place Mini Park last week. This tree replaces an avocado tree that was removed at the rear property boundary. With cooperation from neighbors, this tree has been planted in the landscape behind the park where it will provide a large, evergreen … Continue reading
Dear Sava Swim Lesson Participants and Families, Due to declining water temperature caused by a broken boiler, the remaining Fall Session classes have been cancelled. The accounts of all registrants will be credited for the cancelled classes. Rec Swim has also been cancelled until the matter is resolved. We are working … Continue reading
Rec and Park received quotes for tree work around the playground on December 5. Pending contract finalization, we are planning to complete the tree work in January 2019. Pre-bid conference was held on site today, December 6, for contractors interested in bidding on the playground renovation project. Bids are due … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO – A project to improve park access, update play equipment and enhance programs for seniors and youth at a beloved Western Addition gathering space broke ground today. The redesign of Margaret Hayward Playground, which will be complete in 2020, will unify the sprawling 6-acre property, welcoming visitors … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco’s parks became more consistently well maintained across the city last year, with less disparity between neighborhoods and significant improvements to formerly lower scoring properties, according to a Controller’s Office report released Wednesday afternoon. Overall, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department met 89 percent of … Continue reading
Construction activities at the project site resumed last week with the continuation of earthwork and the underpinning of the adjacent residential building. Thank you for your patience and understanding as the project team ensured that the structural engineering revisions were thoroughly reviewed and the permits updated as required with the … Continue reading
Winter registration opens Saturday, December 15 at 10 a.m.! Break out of your winter hibernation or get ready to knock out those New Year’s resolutions with classes including Robotics, Woodworking, Skateboarding and Martial Arts! For a full list of classes, as well as sites where you can register, click here. To … Continue reading
The Panhandle Playground Renovation Project advertisement to contractors is live as of today. Click here for solicitation. Bids are due on December 19. In addition to the general contract solicitation (above), request for quotes for tree work, to be completed prior to the rest of the project, also went out today. Click … Continue reading
McLaren Park Playground and Group Picnic Area Renovation was advertised to potential contractors, and the project bids are due today! There will be a public bid opening, followed by a certification of the results by City staff. The project is anticipated to go before the Rec & Park Department Commission … Continue reading
Thanks to the Esprit Community Advisory Group (ECAG) members as well as additional members of the public who came out for a productive meeting on October 25, 2018. Please click on links below for meeting notes and relevant attachments. All of these documents will also be posted within the coming … Continue reading
North Beach Pool will have a temporary Lap Swim For both the Warm and Cool Pool between Nov. 15 and Dec. 22, 2018 from 9:30-11:30am.
Thank you to everyone who attended last night’s Community Workshop #3 and discussion concerning the final concept plan for the renovation of the Golden Gate Park Dog Training Area. The presentation from last night’s meeting may be downloaded via this link: https://sfrecpark.org/wp-content/uploads/GGP-DPA-Community-Meeting-3.pdf The next steps for the project include the presentation … Continue reading
The Gene Friend Rec Center design team presented project design and drawings to the San Francisco Arts Commission’s Civic Design Review Committee on Monday, October 15. The Commissioners were enthusiastic and supportive of the design. The design received Phase 1 approval, with the condition that the design team share lighting … Continue reading
The design team is finalizing construction documents for a renovated Panhandle Playground, based on tremendous input received from the community for the concept design. A few updates: No substantive changes have been made to the design since concept design was approved by the Rec and Park Commission in February 2018; … Continue reading
Happy to report that the first section of new trail (of many sections!) is open for use in the Oak Woodlands of Golden Gate Park. If you would like to try it out, please click here with that area called out in white bubble, with note. Trailside restoration / erosion … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO – Starting Monday, an unusual visitor will descend upon Golden Gate Park’s Chain of Lakes, chomping its way through the marshy waters and spitting out any invasive weed that dare stand in its path, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today. The Aquamog, an aquatic vehicle … Continue reading
The McLaren Park Trails Improvement Project team has applied for another grant in an effort to leverage already committed 2012 Bond funding. Staff will present this grant opportunity to the Recreation and Park Commission Capital Committee on Wednesday, November 7. Click here for hearing agenda and time and location details. The … Continue reading
Please click here to view the agenda for this Thursday’s Esprit Community Advisory Group (ECAG) meeting. The meeting will be held at 654 Minnesota Street in the Tivoli Room, 6:30-8:00 pm on Thursday, October 25. Members of the public are welcome to attend.
We have great news to share! We have completed our design phase for the McLaren Park Playground and Group Picnic Area Renovation Project! The project will be advertised to contractors next week. The bid and award phase of the project is anticipated to take 5 months, and construction is planned … Continue reading
The construction project will be completed in early Winter 2018.
Hi everyone! Construction at the McLaren Community Garden is going well! The contractor has been busy grading, and installing irrigation lines. They are starting to pour the concrete at the upper terrace and build the raised planted beds. The low curbs and retaining walls are complete. We are looking forward … Continue reading
Our next ECAG meeting will be next Thursday, October 25, from 6:30-8:00 pm at 654 Minnesota Street, in the Tivoli Room. Please feel free to join us for this meeting. The Esprit Park Community Advisory Group was set up with two functions in mind: To provide community-based feedback as the … Continue reading
Please join us on Nov 1st as we begin to create the conceptual design for the entire five block length of Buchanan Mall. Together with our high caliber landscape design partnership of … Continue reading
If you have walked by the park lately, you will have noticed big changes! Site demolition is well underway, and work inside the building will begin within two weeks. Concrete demolition will continue into November, after which things should quiet down a bit. The next step will be foundation work … Continue reading
Hello, Good news! The Hyde & Turk Mini Park project has completed the design phase and we are now preparing to advertise the project to bid. The bid process will begin in November 2018 with construction beginning in Spring 2019 and finishing by the end of 2019. Once we begin … Continue reading
Hello, Good news! The Let’sPlaySF! Sgt. Macaulay Renovation project has completed the design phase and we are now preparing to advertise the project to bid. The bid process will begin in November 2018 with construction beginning in Spring 2019 and finishing by the end of 2019. Once we begin construction, … Continue reading
Beautiful weather means construction is moving along smoothly at the Car Barn.
We are making our way through the Department of Building Inspection permit review process. Our design team just met with the building desk to discuss the plans and we are now waiting for our mechanical review. As we close out the permitting review, we will go straight into bidding and … Continue reading
Bi-Rite Cafe will open its doors in the Civic Center Plaza later this month, serving up soft serve ice cream, healthy food options, and a lively gathering space! The cafe was born … Continue reading
Scaregrove returns to Stern Grove (19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard), on Friday, October 26 from 3 to 9 p.m. This year’s event will feature a costume contest and parade, haunted houses, carnival rides, … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO – 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. Supervisors voted to certify the environmental impact report … Continue reading
Work required to reinforce the foundation a building adjacent to the park (which must occur before the park walls are built) is temporarily delayed while structural engineering drawings are being revised. This is due to conditions under the building varying from what was anticipated. Work at the park site is … Continue reading
Hi Everyone! The Peace Plaza Vision Plan process is moving along smoothly. The Recreation and Parks Department is fortunate to collaborate with the Japantown Task Force as a partner on this project. As we look towards our second community meeting, we would like to provide you with some updates: At … Continue reading
The vision plan is a community driven process for the future of Japantown’s central public space that builds on the site’s legacy. Come see initial design concepts that integrate the community’s feedback … Continue reading
Thank you for using San Francisco Recreation & Parks Pools. Garfield Pool will be closing for renovation on Monday, October 22, 2018. During the Garfield Pool closure, staff and resources from Garfield Pool will be reallocated to other city pools. We have expanded lap swimming hours at Coffman, North Beach, … Continue reading
Big Truck Day is back! Bring the little ones out to McLaren Park (John Shelly Drive and Mansell) on October 10, from 10 a.m. to noon, to explore, play and learn all … Continue reading
Fleet Week officially begins on Tuesday, October 2 and runs until Monday, October 8. There will be events throughout the city that honor the contributions of the men and women of the United States Armed Forces while advancing cooperation and knowledge among civilian- and military-based Humanitarian Assistance personnel, including in … Continue reading
The recent $6.7 million renovation that transformed an underused park in the Bayview into a sought-after, multi-purpose public space for people of all ages has been selected by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) San Francisco chapter as its Outstanding Parks and Recreation Project, the San Francisco Recreation and … Continue reading
Thanks to all those who attended our community workshop last night to discuss concept design progress for a new Gene Friend Rec Center – and for providing some thoughtful feedback. For those unable to make it, you can view the workshop presentation (22 pages) (which was focused on project background, … Continue reading
I Left My Park in San Francisco Podcast Listen on: iTunes, SoundCloud This podcast explores the strange, the wacky, the unbelievable stories of San Francisco’s parks. It will cover a range of … Continue reading
Dear Swimmers, COMING SOON, Garfield Pool will be closed for renovation starting Monday, October 22. The final day to swim at Garfield Pool is Sunday, October 21. The SF Recreation & Park Department is undertaking a renovation of the Garfield Pool and Clubhouse, funded by the 2012 Clean & Safe … Continue reading
The Balboa Pool renovation project has experienced delays related to the new electrical service connection to the facility. We are continuing to work with the contractor and utility providers including PG&E & PUC to complete construction as soon as possible. Installation of the new electrical service has begun, this week … Continue reading
Join us for our FREE quarterly Zumba Party on Friday, October 19 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the County Fair Building (1199 9th Avenue). All instructors will come together to showcase … Continue reading
Reminder: Community Workshop for a New Gene Friend (SOMA) Rec Center Tuesday, September 25, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Gene Friend (SOMA) Recreation Center 270 6th Street We will present updated designs for a brand new rec center for your review and feedback. We’ll also talk about next steps. Food will … Continue reading
This past month we completed our resurfacing of the Louis Sutter sports courts (Wayland and University Streets) and converted the tennis courts to dedicated pickleball courts, the first of its kind in … Continue reading
As you may have seen, construction has just gotten underway at the park. The Construction fence is up and play equipment has been salvaged for reuse in other parks (including Portsmouth Square). Passersby may not see much outdoor activity since work in September will be mostly site assessment, preparation, and … Continue reading
Save the Date and Join Us! Community Workshop for a New Gene Friend (SOMA) Rec Center Tuesday, September 25, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Gene Friend (SOMA) Recreation Center 270 6th Street We will present updated designs for a brand new rec center for your review and feedback. We’ll also … Continue reading
Dear swimmers, please note that our swimming pool will be closed on Monday, September 3, in observance of Labor Day. Have a great weekend.
Join us and the Tennis Coalition for the launch of our Golden Gate Park Tennis Center campaign on Saturday, September 8 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come to this FREE event … Continue reading
Greetings park advocates! My name is Charlene and I am the Project Manager providing support on the India Basin Project. On August 16, 2018, the Recreation and Park Commission approved the conceptual designs for 900 Innes Avenue and India Basin Shoreline Park, and adopted CEQA Findings, including the Mitigation Monitoring and … Continue reading
Thanks to everyone who came out to our fifth and final community workshop on July 11th, where over 200 people attended. We are grateful for the consistently high level of engagement the Chinatown community has demonstrated throughout our community process and all 5 workshops, resulting in an inspiring concept design … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO – Starting Saturday, nothing will stand between families and all-day outdoor fun at Boat Playground—not even the call of nature itself. The San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department will hold a celebration and opening of a free-standing, all-gender restroom at Boat Playground from 3-4 p.m. Saturday. State Senator … Continue reading
The construction documents for the McLaren Park Playground are moving forward as planned. The project is still on track to go out to bid by the end of 2018. We are looking forward to construction in 2019!
Join us in participating in the statewide initiative, Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, September 15 from 9 a.m. to noon. Rec and Park will be cleaning up coastal sites on the eastern part of the city, including the Port of SF’s Heron’s Head Park, Candlestick Point, India Basin Shoreline Park … Continue reading
Join your neighbors on Saturday, September 8 from 9 a.m. to noon as we get swept up with civic pride and all do our part to keep our city clean. Together we can make a meaningful and positive impact! For more information, including a list of neighborhood work sites and how … Continue reading
Dear Swimmers. Sava Pool is closed for its annual maintenance Aug 20-September 7. The pool will open on Saturday September 8. Hope to see you at our other centers.
Swimmers, our Swimming Pools’ Fall Schedule will take effect on Saturday August 25. In the meantime, open public swims will remain as they were through the Summer. Thank you
Construction on the new Guy Place Mini Park is scheduled to commence Wednesday, August 22, 2018. Please stay tuned for future updates and photos of the construction process!
Our contractor is making steady progress with the Golden Gate Park Oak Woodlands Trail Improvement Project. A previous update here covered the fact that restoration and construction work would occur in stages throughout the Oak Woodlands, that individual trail segments would be closed during work, and that the overall trail … Continue reading
Please be advised of the following road closures in Golden Gate Park this week and next week: Wednesday, August 15 and Thursday, August 16, 8 am through 4 pm: Arguello between Fulton and Conservatory Drive and Conservatory Drive West entrance closed: Parking will still be available along Conservatory Drive (accessed from Conservatory … Continue reading
Construction activity at Potrero Hill Recreation Center playfields and lower level dog play area is scheduled to begin in mid-August 2018. Construction Notification Banners were posted on site in June 2018 providing information as shown below. Progress updates will be provided throughout the construction duration. Thank for your collaboration and … Continue reading
Potrero Hill Recreation Center Project includes the renovation of the natural turf playfields, improvements to the lower level dog play area, and pedestrian lighting at the on-site pathway for the Walking School Bus Route. The 5.4 Million project budget is funded by the 2012 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond … Continue reading
Join us for the grand opening of the new boat playground restroom (45th Avenue and Lincoln Way) in Golden Gate Gate Park on August 25 from 3 to 4 p.m. There will … Continue reading
We have great news to share! We are ready to move forward with construction of the McLaren Community Garden renovation! Renovation will include replacing the existing raised planter beds and compost bins, and providing new site amenities such as picnic tables, benches and potting table. We will also be installing … Continue reading
Hi Everyone, An update on Merced Heights, thanks to Supervisor Safai, we received an additional $900,000 in funding for the Let’s Play SF! – Merced Heights Playground Project! This funding will be used for upgrading the courts, fencing and lighting at the site. We have also wrapped up our design … Continue reading
Registration for fall classes begins on Saturday, August 4 starting at 10 a.m. From Aztec Dance to Dobsonian Telescope Making classes, we have something for everyone! Register at sfrecpark.org/register and click here to browse classes. Note: If you are registering a child with a disability, please fill out our registration information … Continue reading
Visitacion Valley neighbors are invited to participate in the next community workshop on Saturday, July 28, 2018, 10am – 12:30pmat the Visitacion Valley Library. The workshop agenda will be organized in two parts. Rec and Park and city staff have begun preliminary planning and design work on projects identified by the … Continue reading
San Francisco – The Golden Gate Park Golf Course has re-opened after a July 2 fire destroyed its clubhouse, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today. The clubhouse, built in 1951, was fully removed by July 11 and a temporary unit is now in its place. Food service … Continue reading
An online survey has been created to gather feedback on two design concepts for the renovation of the Dog Training Area. A copy of the July 16, 2018 Community Design Workshop presentation may be downloaded under the Documents & Materials section of this project page. Please use the following link … Continue reading
Our contractor is making good progress with improvements to the trails in the special Oak Woodlands area of Golden Gate Park. Trail realignment work and hazardous tree removal work has started at the western edge of the Oak Woodlands. Trail surfacing work will begin the week of July 23. The … Continue reading
Hello Juri Commons Neighbors, Partners, and Friends, Please join us as we discuss and review the proposed design direction for the renovation of the park and play space at Juri Commons Park. … Continue reading
Join us for the groundbreaking of Willie “Woo Woo” Wong Playground (850 Sacramento Street) on Saturday, July 14 in conjunction with Waverly Saturdays from 11 a.m. to noon! There will be a … Continue reading
Thanks again to everyone who came out to our fourth community workshop on January 11th, where we once again had a wonderful turn out and a packed house! Since then, the design team has been vetting the concept design from a feasibility standpoint and making the necessary refinements to achieve … Continue reading
Celebrate National Park and Recreation Month with us! Here’s a list of some exciting events going on in our parks in July. This month, celebrate our city parks and get out and play! July 4 SF Mime Troupe 1:30-3 p.m.; Performance of their show “Seeing Red” More info here … Continue reading
All Municipal Pools to be Closed Wednesday July 4th in observance and will re-open Thursday July 5th.
Join us for FREE 2018 FIFA World Cup viewings parties this July! We will be hosting the Final match on Sunday, July 15 beginning at 8AM at Civic Center Plaza. These free … Continue reading
Join us for FREE 2018 FIFA World Cup viewings parties this July! We will be hosting the Semi-Final matches on Tuesday, July 10 and Wednesday, July 11 beginning both days at 11AM … Continue reading
Join us for FREE 2018 FIFA World Cup viewings parties this July! We will be hosting the Semi-Final matches on Tuesday, July 10 and Wednesday, July 11 beginning both days at 11AM … Continue reading
The SF Recreation & Park Department is pleased to announce the Washington Square Water Conservation Project. The project seeks to reduce the park’s existing irrigation water use to conserve 2 million gallons … Continue reading
The vision plan is a community driven process for the future of Japantown’s central public space that builds on the site’s legacy. Community-supported studies completed so far, will serve as the basis … Continue reading
The Golden Gate Park Dog Play Area survey results are in and we have 2 exciting design concepts to share with you. Please come to discuss and vote on your favorite design! … Continue reading
We will be discussing the plans that were informed by community feedback. Please join us to give us your thoughts on the designs we have created. July 11, 2018 4:00 – 6:00 … Continue reading
Join us on Wednesday, July 18 for our annual Summer Play Day celebration at Bayview Park and MLK Pool (5701 Third Street). Each summer we host this family-friendly event in our parks … Continue reading
Please pardon our dust while we build the new children’s playground at Washington Square. We are making good progress, the old playground was recently demolished, and new drain infrastructure is being installed. Over the last week we have been working on a new sewer line connection for the drainage beneath … Continue reading
Planning for the Rossi Pool renovation is moving along as the design team completes construction documents. We intend to put the project out to bid later this year – 2018. The department anticipates keeping the pool and programming open through the fall, and we expect to close for construction late … Continue reading
Note: The Semi-Final Matches will NOW be hosted at Sue Bierman Park (Washington and Drumm Street) with the Final Match still being held at Civic Center Plaza. SAN FRANCISCO – As the 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off with the host nation Russia, facing off against Saudi Arabia at Luzhniki Stadium … Continue reading
We are happy to report that Rec and Park has been awarded an Outdoor Environmental Education Grant for $250,000 from the California Natural Resources Agency Department of Parks and Recreation to help fund trail improvements in McLaren Park. This funding will supplement the 2012 Bond funding that we have committed for … Continue reading
Thank you to all who participated in the McLaren Park vision planning process. You can find the final Vision Plan report by clicking here. 4 priority project areas and best management practices were developed as part of the Vision Plan, which was approved by the Rec and Park Commission in … Continue reading
We are happy to report that the Rec and Park and Public Works team working on the Bernal Heights Park Trails Improvement Project is picking back up with the project this summer. Work remaining includes completing the close to final construction documents, advertising the project to contractors, awarding contract and … Continue reading
The second community meeting for the Golden Gate Park Dog Training Area renovation project has been set for Monday, July 16 at 6pm in the Senior Center. (This is the same location as our last meeting.) The project team is looking forward to sharing two design concepts for community input. … Continue reading
Just a heads up that on-site work will be beginning in the Golden Gate Park Oak Woodlands on Monday, June 25. Restoration and construction work will occur in stages throughout the Oak Woodlands. Individual trail segments will be closed during work. However, the overall trail network will remain mostly open … Continue reading
Hi folks, The McLaren Playground Project is moving along an d is currently in the Design Phase. Some renderings of the current design can be seen below. The project should be put out to bid in the Winter of 2018. Construction is planned for Summer 2019. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
The turf is almost fully installed and we hope to reopen the Walter Haas Dog Play Area by early July. I will confirm the opening date the week of June 25th. Thank you for your patience as we make these improvements.
After making some modifications to the design, the McLaren Community Garden Project is back out to bid. Potential contractors are encouraged to review the bid solicitation here: http://mission.sfgov.org/OCABidPublication/BidDetail.aspx?K=13212 Construction is planned to begin in Fall of 2018!
Still need a basketball fix now that the Warriors season is over? The San Francisco Bay Area Pro-Am Summer Basketball league, featuring some of the Bay Area’s best men and women players at Kezar Pavilion (750 Stanyan Street). The season runs from Monday, June 18 to Friday, August 17. Entering … Continue reading
One of the final elements of the short-term repairs as identified in the Conditions Assessment is the stabilization of masonry elements on the exterior of the building. The contract for this work was awarded to Roebuck Construction with Thameside Masonry as the subcontractor. Construction will start in August 2018 and … Continue reading
In March 2017, Rec & Park’s partners, the Trust for Public Land (TPL) together with Citizen Film, completed an intensive community engagement process and published a Vision Statement for Buchanan Street Mall. Based on this vision, TPL has just issued a request for conceptual design proposals for the entire 5 … Continue reading
Join San Franciscans for Sports and Recreation (SFFSR), Youth Tennis Advantage and the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for a community celebration including tennis clinics and games for all … Continue reading
Construction is underway at the Geneva Car Barn! The lead project team of Rec and Park, Aidlin Darling Design, Department of Public Works and Roebuck Construction is currently conducting hazardous abatement of the building. We will update with pictures and progress as we begin the retrofitting process. Thank you and … Continue reading
The Golden Gate Park Tennis Center remains on track to reimagine the public tennis facilities at Golden Gate Park. We received our Commission and Board of Supervisors Approval of the Conceptual Design and Grant Acceptance in Spring of 2018. Currently we are working our way through engineering design and the … Continue reading
Hi Everyone, Just wanted to provide an update on the Let’sPlaySF! Sgt Macaulay Renovation project. We received our CEQA and approval of concept design by the Recreation and Park Commission in late 2017. We are currently in the middle of engineering design for the project and hope to complete the … Continue reading
Hi All, Just wanted to update everyone on the Turk Hyde project. We are currently in the early stages of engineering design for the project and hope to complete the design phase and put the project out to bid in early fall 2018. We anticipate starting construction early 2019 and … Continue reading
June 20, 2018 6-10pm Conservatory Lighting at approximately 9:15pm SAN FRANCISCO – Put some flowers in your hair and come celebrate the start of summer with an amazing night of music in Golden Gate Park at the iconic Conservatory of Flowers. The City will revel in another free concert in … Continue reading
Coffman Pool is currently closed due to power outage. Please check back with pool at 415) 337-9085. Sorry for the inconvenience.
The new Sussex Stair opened for use today! We truly appreciate the support provided by Supervisor Sheehy that made this project possible. Thank you to everyone in the Glen Park community for your patience and understanding throughout the construction process.
Conservatory Lighting and Summer Solstice Concert Psychedelic Photosynthesis and Surrealistic Summer Solstice Jam 2 June 20, 2018 6-10pm Conservatory Lighting at approximately 9:15pm Put some flowers in your hair and come … Continue reading
Consultant work on site has been completed and Panhandle Playground has reopened. Thank you for helping us to spread the word. Thank you for your patience as we work toward renovation of the playground!
Rec and Park has issued NTP (Notice to Proceed) to Yerba Buena Engineering & Construction, Inc. for this coming Tuesday, June 5, which starts the clock on the construction contract, which will include work until early 2019. Restoration and construction work will occur in stages throughout the Oak Woodlands. Individual … Continue reading
Construction of a permanent restroom will include installing a single user restroom will be installed at the Bike Park along with a Muni bus driver restroom. SFMTA is installing the restrooms, as well as adding a sidewalk in front of the bike park and curb ramps on both sides of … Continue reading
Please be advised that Panhandle Playground will be temporarily closed for 2 days Tuesday, June 5 through Wednesday, June 6. Thank you for your patience as we work to complete some standard testing to help confirm specific playground renovation design parameters. The playground will reopen by Thursday, June 7. Click … Continue reading
As we close out May this week, we would like to welcome you to Pride Month in our parks! We are happy to be hosting a variety of events in our parks to show our pride, including raising the rainbow flags over Civic Center Plaza! Be sure to check out … Continue reading
Dear Patrons. Please note that our Aquatic Centers will be closed on Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day. Have a great holiday.
Thank you for your input over the past few years on the feasibility study and concept design for a brand new Gene Friend Rec Center. Since our last community meeting, the design team has studied the possibility of including a pool with the new rec center. This process was useful … Continue reading
Please join us as we discuss ideas and next steps for the renovation of the park and play space at historic Juri Commons. We want to hear from you! Help us understand … Continue reading
Please join us as we discuss ideas and next steps for the renovation of the park and play space at Juri Commons. We want to hear from you! Help us understand the … Continue reading
An on -site construction update is schedule for Saturday morning, May 19, 2018. The project manager, Anne Baskerville, will discuss schedule and scope with the community. Meeting location: At Playground Time: 10:00 … Continue reading
The Recreation and Park Commission has approved the issuance of a contract with Azul Works, Inc.for the construction of Guy Place Mini Park. Azul Works was the low bidder as determined after the February 14th bid opening. City staff are now processing the contract so that the project can begin … Continue reading
George Christopher Playground renovation includes: site work/playground renovation, paving, restroom upgrades, maintenance road work and irrigation work. We plan to go out to bid in mid July 2018 and are aiming for a construction start date December 2018. Construction duration – approximately 10 months (depending on the elements and unforeseen … Continue reading
An on-site construction update is schedule for Saturday morning, May 19, 2018. The project manager, Anne Baskerville, will discuss schedule and scope with the community. Saturday May 19, 2018 Meeting location: At Playground Time: 10:00 am We look forward to seeing you.
On March 15, 2018 the Rec and Park Commission approved the conceptual design to renovate the Francisco Reservoir. The project design team continues to refine drawings with the desire to break ground in the Fall of 2018.
Swimmers. Please note that North Beach Pool is closed for Annual Maintenance. It is scheduled to reopen on May 25.
Rec and Park’s summer class registration kicks off at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 19! From Scuba Diving to Hip Hop Dance, we have a class for everyone! Classes start on Sunday, June 3. To check out our full list of classes, as well as places to register in person, … Continue reading
The new stairway has been built! The contractor is now working on rebuilding the top landing and barrier rail where the sidewalk meets the stair. Fabrication of the stair handrail is ahead of schedule, so we will forego the temporary one and proceed with installing the permanent handrail the week of May … Continue reading
Thanks to the 30+ community members who made it out to Midtown Terrace Clubhouse for our open house this Tuesday evening to review concept design progress for a new promenade along the eastern half of the Twin Peaks “Figure 8.” For those of you who couldn’t make it out, we … Continue reading
From planning the perfect family picnic to teaching us how to throw a baseball, we celebrate all that our moms do for us. This Mother’s Day, May 13, spend time with mom in your favorite park. The first 100 moms to enter the San Francisco Botanical Garden in Golden Gate … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO – In partnership with the Golden Gate Angling & Casting Club (GGACC), the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (SF Rec & Parks) announced the celebration of the 80th anniversary of Anglers Lodge and Casting Pond in Golden Gate Park. A celebration is scheduled on Saturday, May 12th, … Continue reading
A reminder that this Tuesday we are hosting an Open House to review and collect input on proposed designs for the eastern half of the Twin Peaks Boulevard “Figure 8 Promenade:” Tuesday, May 8, 2018 6:30 – 8:00 pm Midtown Terrace Clubhouse Clarendon Ave + Olympia Way The purpose of … Continue reading
The first round of standard testing to inform design parameters has been completed and Panhandle Playground has reopened. Thank you for helping us to spread the word. We will have to close the playground for a day or two at least one more time in the coming month or so … Continue reading
Members of the Dogpatch & NW Potrero Hill Green Benefit District (GBD)’s Esprit Community Advisory Group (ECAG) convened this past Sunday, April 29 for a tour of various park sites to get to know each other and the design team and to provide a reference for the developing design for … Continue reading
Please be advised that Panhandle Playground will be temporarily closed for 2-3 days beginning morning of Wednesday, May 2. Thank you for your patience as we work to complete some standard testing to help confirm specific playground renovation design parameters. The playground will reopen by Saturday, May 5. Click here … Continue reading
Construction of the new Sussex Street stair is nearing completion. The new stair treads are being filled and the hillside will receive fine grading before it is covered in erosion control netting. It is expected that the stair will open in mid-May with a temporary handrail. The permanent handrail is … Continue reading
Just a heads up that a contractor team will be on site at Noe Valley Town Square starting on Tuesday, May 1 to install protective steel sleeves at the base of each post of the trellis that runs along the east side of the plaza. These sleeves are meant to … Continue reading
Hi All, Just wanted to update everyone on the Merced Heights project. We received our CEQA designation, and Commission approval of the concept design in late 2017. We are currently in the final stages of design for the project and hope to put the project out to bid in late … Continue reading
Coffman Pool is currently closed due to annual maintenance. Coffman will re-open May 5th. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Join us and the Golden Gate Angling and Casting Club for a celebration event marking the 80th anniversary of the historic Angler’s Lodge and Casting Pools in Golden Gate Park. A project … Continue reading
The McLaren Bike Park will be closed from April 23 – May 4 for improvements to the drainage on-site. Public access to the Bike Park will be closed during construction activity. Thank you for your patience. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. For further information, please contact Alexis … Continue reading
Today marks the 112th anniversary of the devastating 1906 earthquake and fire, which destroyed 28,000 buildings and instantly displaced 250,000 city residents from their homes. San Francisco parks and park employees were key in sheltering the victims of the disaster and starting the city on its long road to recovery, … Continue reading
Framing for the lower portion of the stair has been installed. The construction crew is now working on grading and excavation prior to building the upper stair.
Save the date and join us for an Open House to review and collect input on proposed designs for the eastern half of the Twin Peaks Boulevard “Figure 8”: Tuesday, May 8, 2018 6:30 – 8:00 pm Midtown Terrace Clubhouse Clarendon Ave + Olympia Way Rec and Park staff, together … Continue reading
Work has resumed on the replacement of the Sussex stair. Thank you for your patience during the delay. Completion of the stair should take approximately 4 weeks. Fabrication and installation of the permanent metal handrail may take a few weeks longer, in which case a temporary wooden handrail will be … Continue reading
We are excited to share with you the final Vision Planning Process Report. Click here to view the report and click here for the Appendix. Watch this space for upcoming continued planning meetings for the Trails + Paths, Courts, and Amphitheater portion of the project. We look forward to speaking … Continue reading
Dear Swimmers. Please note that Sava Pool will be closed for repairs on Wednesday Apr 18 and Thursday Apr 19- 8am-3:30pm. We will keep all programs prior and after the repair times. Thank you.
Dear Glen Park Neighbor, Thank you for your patience throughout the Sussex stair replacement at the Glen Canyon Recreation Center. As you are aware, demolition of the stair occurred in late November of 2017. When construction began, we made an unexpected discovery regarding the existing soil conditions, which required minor adjustments … Continue reading
Guy Place Mini Park was advertised to prospective contractors in January, 2017. Bids were opened on February 14, 2018 and the apparent low bidder was Azul Works, Inc. with a bid of approximately $2.3M for the Base Bid scope. The project will be presented at the upcoming Recreation and Parks … Continue reading
The project team has completed the construction documents for the McLaren Community Garden Renovation and the project is out to bid. We are aiming to begin construction this Summer. Stay tuned for updates!
Rec and Park received 2 bids from contractors for the Golden Gate Park Oak Woodlands Trail Improvement Project. The apparent low bidder is Yerba Buena Engineering & Construction, Inc. Pending final review of bid and confirmation that it is responsive, construction contract award will be presented to the Recreation and … Continue reading
We are proud to announce that we will be celebrating the opening of the Koret Playground (320 Bowling Green Drive) on Saturday, March 31 from 10 to 11 a.m. Join us before … Continue reading
Hello Everyone, Thank you for your ongoing support for the Turk Hyde project, I am proud to share the final concept, Boulder Garden here:Turk Hyde Final Concept We will be presenting this concept at the RPD Capital Committee on Wednesday April 6th, 2018 at 2pm in City Hall, Room 416 … Continue reading
Now that the concept design has been approved, the Panhandle Playground design team is moving into schematic design. An important part of this phase is gathering technical information. The team completed a site visit this week, on a rainy morning, to look at and discuss important project factors such as … Continue reading
Join us and Supervisor Ahsha Safai for a gathering of neighbors and their pooches at our newest off-leash dog play area! Opening night will take place on Thursday, March 22 from 5:30 … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department will start its annual maintenance of the Coastal Trail located on the berm west of the Sharp Park Golf Course starting Monday, March 19th if weather permitting. The work has been permitted and approved by the California Coastal Commission (Costal … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (SF Rec & Parks) announced today the commission approval of conceptual design to convert 4.5 acres of former reservoir to a brand new park located atop of Russian Hill. The Park, bounded by Bay, Hyde and Larkin Streets and is intersected … Continue reading
Rec and Park’s Summer Day Camp registration will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 17. This summer, we are offering more than 90 different camps to keep your children busy and active. We’re bringing back some old-time favorites like Silver Tree and Pine Lake but we are also excited to … Continue reading
The Golden Gate Park Oak Woodlands Trails Improvement Project has been advertised to contractors. Pre-bid conference and site walk was held on March 6. Bids are due on March 22. We are hoping to present construction contract award to the Rec and Park Commission in April and start construction in … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today the groundbreaking of the $14 million Geneva Car Barn and Powerhouse renovation. The Geneva Car Barn and Powerhouse (also known as the Car Barn) will become the latest addition of recreation space in Excelsior neighborhood. A groundbreaking ceremony … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announces the opening of the Geneva Community Garden today. The 10,427-square-foot community garden, located at Geneva and Delano Ave, is the 40th addition to the Department’s citywide community garden program. Last spring, the Department opened In Chan Kaajal at 17th and Folsom … Continue reading
The Public Realm Plan process illuminated community interest in an official off-leash dog play area (DPA) within Esprit Park. For the SFRPD Dog Play Area Proposal Outline, please click here: SFRPD Dog Play Area (DPA) Proposal Outline This document highlights the general process for all proposed DPAs. Since with Esprit there … Continue reading
Rec and Park staff, together with SFMTA staff, recommend extending the Twin Peaks Figure 8 Pilot, which uses paint and concrete barriers to designate the eastern half of the Figure 8 roadway for people walking and biking. The Pilot has been in place since July 2016, during which time the … Continue reading
Plant yourselves over at Geneva and Delano Avenues on February 24 for the grand opening celebration of the Geneva Community Garden! The opening of San Francisco’s newest community garden goes from 10 a.m. to noon … Continue reading
The Recreation and Park Commission approved the concept design for a renovated Panhandle Playground on February 15, 2018. Thank you for your patience and support as we have worked over the past nine months to collect your ideas and move through several iterations with our design team. We are happy … Continue reading
Dear Swimmers. Please note that all City Swimming Pools will be closed on Monday, Feb 19 in observance of Presidents Day. Have a great weekend.
SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (SF Rec & Parks), The Trust for Public Land (TPL) and the Helen Diller Family Foundation, to officially open the newly renovated Helen Diller Civic Center Playgrounds, located in the heart of San Francisco’s Civic Center Historic District, on Valentines … Continue reading
Hello Park Neighbors: Just a quick update on the status of the new restroom project. Our contractor is moving forward and is currently on schedule. Over the last several weeks, they have been completing the site grading operations, installing underground water and drain lines and they recently poured the concrete … Continue reading
Moscone East Playground and Dog Play Area are getting closer to completion. The contractor is working to tie up loose ends throughout the project areas. Once we have a definitive completion date, the Department will start a public outreach process inviting neighbors to a park opening event. In the interim, … Continue reading
Rec & Park is pleased to announce the beginning of construction of safety measures, principally speed humps, along the entire length of John F. Shelley Drive in McLaren Park. The project, funded and constructed by SFMTA, begins February 7, 2018 and will take several weeks to complete. The project includes … Continue reading
Get ready for the Reopening of the Randall Museum (199 Museum Way) on Sunday, February 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.! Bring your curious minds to this opening as we bring science, nature … Continue reading
Based on community input, the Panhandle Playground design team has made the following updates to the design for the new playground (for those of you who participated in Workshop 3 and / or completed our online survey, we have combined Alternatives 2 and 3): Includes swings for tots and older … Continue reading
Join San Francisco Recreation and Parks and the Trust for Public Land for Hyde + Turk Park and Sgt. Macaulay Park for a Concept Design Open House. Details: January 31st, 2018 6:00pm … Continue reading
<3 your parks? Well Cupid is coming to the Civic Center! Everyone is invited to celebrate the opening of these creative play spaces with interactive lighting in the heart of the city … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department and Randall Museum Friends (RMF) proudly announce the opening of the Randall Museum after its recent $9 million renovation. The Randall Museum, a one-of-a-kind art and science education center, reopens to the public on Sunday, February 11th, 2018. The renovation … Continue reading
The Koret children’s playground will be closed from Feb. 5th – mid-March while we install play equipment. This new equipment replaces the structures which were vandalized and burned last summer. The entire playground will be fenced off as shown below (in YELLOW):
Join us for one of two budget meetings to discuss preliminary plans for Fiscal Years 2018-19 and 2019-20. Learn about our department’s Strategic Plan and our budget instructions for the next two years, and let us know what your priorities are in your neighborhood parks. The first meeting will be on … Continue reading
Neighborhood and Community members are cordially invited to attend Shoreview Park Renovation Planning Meeting #2 on Saturday January 20, 2018 from 1pm to 2:30 pm at Bayview Adult Day Health Center, 1250 … Continue reading
**Please note, this date is a change from the previous save-the-date sent in the December newsletter. There will NOT be a meeting on January 27. The Francisco Park Conservancy and the SF … Continue reading
Stop by and let us know what you think! Open House Agenda – Share concept plan. – Outline next steps in project process. Thursday, January 25, 2018 6:30 – 8:00 pm Park … Continue reading
What better way to anticipate all of the great things to come 2018 than a look back at 2017. To all of you who play in our parks, who volunteer in our parks and who advocate for our parks, we present you with our 2017 Community Report. Get out and … Continue reading
In honor of Martin Luther King Day, the following pools will be open for FREE recreational swimming from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, January 15: Coffman Swimming Pool (1700 Visitacion Avenue) Hamilton Swimming Pool (1900 Geary Boulevard) MLK Jr. Swimming Pool (5701 3rd Street) Mission Swimming Pool … Continue reading
The Guy Place Mini Park project was advertised to prospective bidders today! The bids will be due in approximately one month. It is anticipated that park construction would begin in late spring 2018. Please stay tuned for details!
Dear Swimmers Please note that all of our Aquatic Facilities will be closed on Monday, January 15 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Join us to share your vision and thoughts on the Portsmouth Square Improvement Project. Bring your ideas and imagination to Workshop #4, and let’s all work together to make the park better! … Continue reading
DEAR SWIMMERS GARFIELD POOL IS CLOSED FOR ANNUAL MAINTENANCE Dec 31- Jan 19 POOL WILL REOPEN ON SATURDAY, JAN 20
We are supporting the Dogpatch & Northwest Potrero Hill Green Benefit District (GBD) in setting up an Esprit Community Advisory Group of community members to support the renovation of Esprit Park. The Esprit Community Advisory Group has two functions: To provide community-based feedback as the plan develops and to carry information about the … Continue reading
Survey Link: http://bit.ly/alicesurvey2 Thank you to the community members who attended Meeting #3 on Saturday, Dec. 16 and provided feedback on the revised Alice Chalmers Playground designs. For those who were not able to attend, please take 5 minutes to fill out the online survey. We will use this information … Continue reading
Dear Swimmers. Our Pools will be closed on Mondays Dec 25 and Jan 1 in observance of Christmas and New Year. Please refer to printable schedule tabs online or call pools directly for holiday schedules.
Happy Holidays All. Our Swimming Pools will be closed on Christmas Day, Dec 25 and New Year’s Day, Jan 1. Pools will be open on Sundays Dec 24 and Dec 31 with … Continue reading
Dear Swimmers Most of our Aquatic Centers will have extended Lap and Recreation Swimming hours during winter break of Dec 26- Jan 5. Please contact the centers directly for the most up to date schedules. Happy Holidays to all.
We are excited to announce that the Recreation and Park Department Commission has approved allocating an additional $250,000 to the Community Garden’s Project budget. With these funds, we hope to fund a greenhouse, additional site furnishings including benches and tables, and additional raised planter beds. We are planning to be … Continue reading
Hi everyone! We have wasted no time beginning our schematic design phase, and we are eager to show you the latest graphics of the playground design. Since the playground is geared to school-aged children, the design team has refined how the various elements are being used within the playground. The … Continue reading
Mayor Ed Lee was a fierce proponent and advocate for our City’s parks. Under his leadership, San Francisco made parks and recreation programs more accessible than ever, acquiring more park land, renovating parks, playgrounds and ball fields and providing more than $1 million in scholarships to city families. Earlier this … Continue reading
Thanks to the 30+ adults and kids who attended our Community Workshop 3 for the Panhandle Playground Renovation project on Saturday, December 9. The design team shared 3 variations on a final concept design. Each of these 3 alternatives has the same overall playground footprint and many common elements and represents an … Continue reading
Project Goals: A world class public tennis facility. A vibrant, inclusive hub of San Francisco tennis that is open to all ages and abilities. A place that builds community and supports youth development through the game of tennis. A flexible center that supports expanded tennis programming and a variety of … Continue reading
The Notice to Proceed was issued (November 29, 2017) by DPW to Azul’s Works, Inc, the General Contractor. The Notice to Proceed, allows the General Contractor to start mobilizing the week of December 4th and install fencing and a job site trailer. Printed banners about the project’s scope of work … Continue reading
The Francisco Conservancy, Rec & Park, and the Design team continues to refine concept plan incorporating feedback from the community. The team presented to the Civic Design Review Committee and the Committee/Community is pleased with the design. The team is establishing community focus groups on specific major park elements. The … Continue reading
All new bike racks, trash receptacles and benches are installed, the Pedestrian Safety Improvements at the Panhandle are complete! Additionally our operations staff has repaved the south path!!!
We have exciting news to share! The concept design for the John McLaren Park Playground has been approved by the Recreation and Park Department Commission. This means that the project can continue to move forward. The design team has been working hard to incorporate feedback, which included a desire to … Continue reading
We are excited to announce the installation of a free standing restroom in Golden Gate Park at the Playground at 45th and Lincoln, otherwise known as the Boat Playground. Check here for updates on progress and for the opening date. Click here for final design. Thanks so much to the … Continue reading
Hello Neighbors! Please join us for our third community meeting on Saturday, December 16, 2017, at 10:00am at the Alice Chalmers Clubhouse (670 Brunswick Street) to provide feedback and to help guide … Continue reading
We are supporting the Dogpatch & Northwest Potrero Hill Green Benefit District (GBD) in setting up an Esprit Community Advisory Group of community members to support the renovation of Esprit Park. The Esprit Community Advisory Group has two functions: To provide community-based feedback as the plan develops and to carry information … Continue reading
We are required to gain approval from the Recreation and Park Commission for construction contracts that exceed 10% base bid change orders or have considerable construction duration extensions. We will be presenting this situation to the Capital Committee of the Commission this coming Wednesday, December 7. Please see agenda item wording … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today the launch of a series of free holiday sports at Embarcadero Plaza. The Plaza already features the Holiday Ice Rink, located at heart of the Embarcadero Plaza. Now the Department is adding free, fun, drop-in, sports including Disc … Continue reading
Join us for our third community workshop and provide your input to help guide future improvements to Panhandle Playground, part of the Let’sPlaySF! Initiative – a partnership with the San Francisco Parks … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department announced today a free special event, “Winter Lights in Golden Gate Park” that will take place on Thursday, December 7th, 2017. The “Winter Lights in Golden Gate Park” event will begin with the City’s 88th Holiday Tree lighting tradition, and is scheduled to … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department and Recology announced today that the Eco Pop-up at Dolores Park diverted over 42,840 gallons of recyclables and composts from landfill from May through October this year. That is equivalent to 48.8% of the total waste collected from the entire … Continue reading
Save the Date! Panhandle Playground Community Workshop 3 Saturday, December 9, 10:00 am- 11:30 am The Urban School of San Francisco 1563 Page Street Join us for our third community workshop and provide your input to help guide future improvements to Panhandle Playground, part of the Let’sPlaySF! Initiative – a … Continue reading
Thank you so much for those of you who attended the Turk Hyde Community Meeting last week. We truly appreciated your feedback and are so excited to be at the end of finalizing our concept for the park. I have updated the blog with the presentation here; those of you … Continue reading
We want to hear from you on how we can improve the Dog Training Area in Golden Gate Park (north of the Bison Paddock). Come share your ideas! If you would like … Continue reading
Dear Swimmers. Please note that our pools will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Nov 23 and 24 in observance of Thanksgiving. Have a great holiday.
Just because the World Series is over doesn’t mean it’s too early to start thinking about next season! Individual SF Youth Baseball League sign-ups for the 2018 season begin on Saturday, November 18 at 10 a.m. (play begins in March). For individual registrations, click here or visit your closest Rec … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department announced today the reopening of the playfields at West Sunset Playground after $13.6 million renovation funded by the 2012 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond. West Sunset Playground, 18 acres in size, features a children’s playground, athletic courts, two baseball … Continue reading
Thanks again to everyone who came out to our third community workshop on October 25th. The design team is compiling the feedback received (over 250 survey responses) to incorporate into a single revised concept for our forth community workshop in early January (date/time and details will be announced in December). … Continue reading
Thank you to the 30+ people who participated in our Community Workshop 2 and to the 126 people who responded to our online survey. We appreciate your thoughtful feedback. The design team is reviewing all the input we received to help inform development of final concept design. Stay tuned for … Continue reading
Thanks to our neighbors for your cooperation and partnership and thanks to those waiting to grow plants or just enjoy the garden for your patience. The construction of the new Geneva Community Garden has been delayed for various reasons, including those listed below; however, we are excited to report … Continue reading
Please join us Thursday November 16th from 6-7:30pm at Boeddeker Clubhouse for the fourth public meeting for the Turk Hyde Mini Park Improvement Project. We will be showcasing two updated layouts based on community input park and will use community feedback to develop a final proposed layout. We look forward to … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today celebrity photographer Jay Blakesberg, who has photographed legendary musicians such Jerry Garcia, Tom Waits, Santana and more, will be showing his work for the first time in San Francisco. The longtime San Francisco resident has chosen SF Rec … Continue reading
The final design for Guy Place Mini Park was approved by Civic Design Review on October 23rd. This review followed a revision to the park design that eliminated a vine column from the new bulb-out fronting the park. It is anticipated that the project will go out to bid in November 2017 … Continue reading
The existing stair leading to the intersection of Sussex and Elk Streets is scheduled for replacement beginning this November. Funding for the stair was arranged via the Office of Supervisor Sheehy and the Mayor’s Budget Office. This is a long-anticipated improvement that will require a temporary trail detour behind the Glen … Continue reading
We had a productive third community meeting and appreciate those who were able to join us in person. If you couldn’t make it, please see our updated concept design here: Group Picnic + Playground Concept Design. Our next step will be to present the draft concept design to the Capital Committee … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today the construction of a new free-standing restroom at Golden Gate Park’s Boat Playground located at 45thAvenue and Lincoln Way. The $ 2 million restroom construction is a community driven project, advocated for by an Outer Sunset community group … Continue reading
Thanks to the 30+ adults and kids who attended our Community Workshop 2 for the Panhandle Playground Renovation project. The project team presented 3 unique preliminary design schemes to the community and collected input via round robin review of the schemes. Click here to view the presentation given at Community … Continue reading
Join us for the opening of the newly constructed park space at St. Mary’s Square (650 California Street) with a movie night! The event will take place on Saturday, October 28 from … Continue reading
SAN FRANCSICO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today the opening of the McLaren Bike Park in McLaren Park, the first Bicycle Motocross (BMX) and Mountain Biking Park in San Francisco. Designed by Alpine Bike Parks, the $1,131,921 project features a beginner bikes skills trail, youth BMX … Continue reading
Strap on your helmets! You’re invited to the opening of San Francisco’s first bike park, McLaren Bike Park, on Saturday, October 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a ceremonial first … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today that the popular illumination of the historic Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park will be extended through November 26th this year. The beloved landmark became the canvas for Photosynthesis, an elegant public art installation to honor San … Continue reading
Upcoming pool closures for the upcoming Holidays. All Pools will be closed for Veterans day. Saturday, Nov. 11th. All Pools will be closed for 2 days on the Thanksgiving Holiday. Thursday Nov. 23rd and Friday Nov. 24th.
SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department announced today that the Department has received a cash grant of $864,000 from San Franciscans for Sports and Recreation (SFFSR) to resurface tennis courts in the City’s park system. Throughout 2016, the Department and SFFSR worked together to identify a … Continue reading
Hi Everyone, Since it has been awhile since we’ve touched base we wanted to provide an update on the Turk Hyde Mini Park Project. We heard from the community a desire for a more flexible and versatile space in the park and wanted to take a step back in our … Continue reading
Join us for our second community workshop and provide your input to help guide future improvements to Panhandle Playground, part of the Let’sPlaySF! Initiative – a partnership with the San Francisco Parks Alliance. The design team will be presenting 3 different playground designs for your review. * Food will be provided … Continue reading
The Golden Gate Tennis Center has completed Schematic Design and moving into Design Development. We are awaiting CEQA determination. The CEQA determination will provide the project team with a timeline in which to seek RPD Commission Approval. The desire is to start construction in Spring of 2019. We will present … Continue reading
On September 21, 2017 Rec and Park Commission approved to award a construction contract for the Alta Plaza Park – North Side Irrigation and Drainage Project to Azul Works Inc. The scope includes: replacement of sod and automatic irrigation system, installation of perimeter drainage, installation Donor Recognition Circle, and installation … Continue reading
Construction is underway. The completion date is scheduled for early spring 2018.
The Francisco Conservancy, Rec & Park, and Design team continues to refine concept plan incorporating feedback from the community. The team presented to the Civic Design Review Committee and the Committee is pleased with the design. The team is establishing community focus groups on specific major park elements. The groups … Continue reading
All new bike racks, trash receptacles and benches are installed. Pathway striping is complete. Final signage elements will be installed October 19, 2017.
SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department and Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced today that the City of San Francisco is the model city for cities across the nation as The Trust for Public Land (TPL), National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), and Urban Land Institute are launching … Continue reading
Join us for our second community workshop and provide your input to help guide future improvements to Panhandle Playground, part of the Let’sPlaySF! Initiative, a partnership between the San Francisco Recreation and … Continue reading
Save the Date! Panhandle Playground Community Workshop 2 on October 19: Join us for our second community workshop and provide your input to help guide future improvements to Panhandle Playground, part of the Let’sPlaySF! Initiative – a partnership with the San Francisco Parks Alliance. The design team will be presenting 3 … Continue reading
Join us for Big Truck Day on October 4 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at McLaren Park (100 John F. Shelley Drive at Mansell Street). This FREE event is geared with activities for … Continue reading
If you haven’t checked out the events page. Please do. Mclaren bike park will have its grand opening Saturday, Oct 21st. See flier here. McLaren Bike Park Opening on October 21 Photos: Mclarenbikepark.com
During the week of September 25th, all pools with the exception of Balboa and Sava Pools are open during our normal operation hours. Cooling lanes for free swim will be available for those who arrive at the Pool for cooling needs. For specific operation hours for each neighborhood pool, please check our aquatics and … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today its 5th year of partnership with Healthy Parks, Healthy People Bay Area (HPHP Bay Area), a collaborative initiative of over 30 parks, public health, and community based agencies working to improve the health and well-being of all Bay … Continue reading
Thank you so much to everyone who has attended a Workshop, submitted comments and filled out surveys for the project. Join us as we summarize all of the great feedback we have … Continue reading
Join us to share your vision and thoughts on the Portsmouth Square Improvement Project. Bring your ideas and imagination to Workshop #3, and let’s all work together to make the park better! … Continue reading
Attention: Basketball Courts CLOSED 10/10/17 – 12/5/17 The Crocker Amazon basketball & surrounding courts will be CLOSED between 10/10/17 – 12/5/17 for resurfacing and the installation of new courts. We apologize for the inconvenience. For more information or questions about this job, please contact the project manager, Laura Pate, at … Continue reading
Thanks again to everyone who came out to our second community workshop on July 13th. Since then, the design team has compiled the feedback received and incorporating it into initial concepts for our third community workshop in mid-October (date/time and details will be announced later this week). The presentation from the … Continue reading
Join Rec & Park’s Natural Resources Division and Volunteers for Outdoor California (V-O-Cal) for a large scale trail building event in McLaren Park this coming Saturday and Sunday, September 23 and 24. Rec and Park has partnered with V-O-Cal every year for several years to complete significant trail improvements in … Continue reading
The driveway of the Glen Canyon Recreation Center will be closed for repaving this Friday, September 22, 2017. During this time, please observe the trail detours as shown below. Thank you!
Happy to report that we received over 300 responses to our Panhandle Playground Renovation online survey. The survey was live for 2 weeks. Respondents weighed in on their priorities for playground components and provided a wealth of other input. Over 50% of survey respondents live within a 2- to 5-minute … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today a newly constructed park space in Chinatown is now scheduled to open early in October, 2017. The 6,000 square-foot Rooftop Park, which is connected to St. Mary’s Square, contains planted areas, seating and an open plaza. It was built as … Continue reading
Hi folks! We are headed into the home stretch of construction of the John McLaren Bike Park! The trail and pump track portions of the project have been completed and the wall rides are installed. The contractor is finalizing the irrigation and then, the concrete plaza area will be poured … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today the naming of the Robin Williams Meadow, the meadow located adjacent to Golden Gate Park’s Sharon Building in honor of the late Robin Williams, the legendary comedian and longtime Bay Area resident. Throughout his life, Mr. Williams made great … Continue reading
Rossi pool is now open Tuesday through Sunday on the regular fall schedule. Please call pool for schedule (415) 666-7014.
Attention: Basketball & Tennis Courts CLOSED 9/25/17 – 11/20/17 The Minnie & Lovie Ward basketball & tennis courts will be CLOSED between 9/25/17 – 11/20/17 for resurfacing and repairs. We apologize for the inconvenience. For more information or questions about this job, please contact the project manager, Laura Pate, at … Continue reading
Congratulations to the Hamilton Pool staff for winning both the “Best Pool” Award from San Francisco Magazine and the Bay Area Parent “Best of the Best Swim Center” Award this past summer. Located in the Fillmore/Western Addition neighborhood, Hamilton Pool (1900 Geary Boulevard) is an indoor facility that boasts a large heated pool as … Continue reading
The asphalt path around the Palace of Fine Arts will undergo maintenance from 9/20-9/22 and 9/25-9/29. A sealcoat will be applied to the asphalt to maintain the longevity of the path. This coating requires at least 24 hours to cure. Please obey all signage and respect taped off areas by … Continue reading
San Francisco, CA – The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for San Francisco until 9:00 pm Saturday September 2. Temperatures are expected to be as high as 90 degrees over the next several days. Hot temperatures will create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible especially for older adults, children, people … Continue reading
On June 24, the beloved Koret Children’s Quarter playground was vandalized, severely damaging the structure and closing part of the playground. The SF Parks Alliance is leading the community effort to raise funds to restore the playground. To donate or for more information, click here: https://t.co/YjxCK2TqJn On behalf of San … Continue reading
Water from drinking faucets will be temporarily unavailable while we are installing new fountains. A new dog drinking fountain is being installed and should be ready by next week. In the meantime, water is available at the drinking fountain along the road across from the Golden Gate Park Senior Center, … Continue reading
The design team for the Panhandle Playground Renovation, which is part of the Let’sPlaySF! Initiative, is collecting additional feedback via an online survey. Please click here to take the brief online survey. The design team will collect the input received from the survey and add it to the information that … Continue reading
Fourteen new benches and three new picnic tables are arriving soon at Alamo Square. It is anticipated that the installation will be complete by mid-September.
The new landscape around the Glen Canyon Recreation Center is nearing completion. The front and rear plazas are open and feature new lighting, decorative stone inlays, and seat walls. As part of the building’s LEED Certified renovation, the wood seats atop the walls were salvaged from the gymnasium bleachers prior to construction. Two … Continue reading
Repair work for the swings pole and the net structure fire-pole will be done on Saturday, August 26, from 7 am to 3:30 pm. The children’s play area will remain open during construction. For your safety, please do not enter fenced areas. Community Playgrounds will perform the repairs. The construction … Continue reading
Please note traffic impact in SF Parks this weekend: MARINA GREEN PARKING LOTS ACCESS: The following parking lots will be closed to the public with some limited access for previously schedule … Continue reading
Dear swimmers. The Recreation Swim will be cancelled on Friday, Aug 25 for a previously scheduled program. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
We have great news to share! We have initiated the construction contract for the renovation of the east playground and the new dog play area. We just issued the notice to proceed and the contractor is expected to start mobilizing on site this week. It’s been a long road to … Continue reading
Are you a 13 to 15 year old who is interested in sailing for free? Come register for “Day on the Bay” on Sunday, October 29. Two time slots are available: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. or 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, call (415) 831-6800 and enroll online here for … Continue reading
The two saucer swings at children’s play area will be removed for the upcoming safety repair of the loose center post. We will provide a schedule for repairs of the post at the saucer swings and firepole at net structure. The children’s play area will remain open during construction. Bauman … Continue reading
The Recreation and Park Department is undertaking a renovation project at Balboa Pool. The project commenced in November 2017, and is approximately 60% complete. The contractor is making good progress and the department currently anticipates re-opening the facility in early 2018. Work Occurring this Month: Preparing the pool for new … Continue reading
The target timeline that we posted late last year was to complete construction documents and advertise to contractors sometime this summer. Please see updated anticipated project schedule below. The largest reason for the updated timeline is that our landscape architect was unexpectedly out on leave for several months; however, there … Continue reading
The sliding gate featured above, one for each restroom, is being fabricated for installation September/October 2017. The restrooms will remain open during the month long installation, although at times, access to the restrooms may be temporarily delayed or interrupted for public safety. Please stay tuned! For questions, please contact Marien … Continue reading
Scope of Work: Irrigation and Drainage Replacement – North Side We are currently reviewing bids.
The Golden Gate Tennis Center has just completed Schematic Design. We are awaiting a CEQA determination which is due in August 17. The CEQA determination will provide the project team with a timeline for their review. Once this has been determined the schedule will be adjusted accordingly. We are planning … Continue reading
Scope of Work: 2 new playgrounds Construction is underway. The completion date is scheduled for February 2018.
Regarding the renovation of Garfield Pool Center, the Capital Division is requesting that the Concept Design being presented to the Commission on August 20, 2017 be approved. The design thoughtfully integrates the Clubhouse and the Pool – adding a gathering space and redesigning the Clubhouse so community groups can use … Continue reading
Join us for one of two focus group workshops and give us your input to help guide future improvements to Panhandle Playground, part of the Let’sPlaySF! Initiative – a partnership with the … Continue reading
Join us for one of two focus group workshops to discuss future improvements to the Panhandle Playground as part of the Let’sPlaySF! Initiative – a partnership with the San Francisco Parks Alliance: Wednesday, August 9, 2017 Park Branch Library Meeting Room, 1833 Page Street (between Cole and Shrader) The parents … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today the construction of Guy Place Mini Park, a new park at 4-8 Guy Place, one of the very few undeveloped properties in the Rincon Hill District. The park parcel, located on Guy Place near the approach to the … Continue reading
San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (SFRPD) and San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) are partnering to improve McLaren Park Leland Avenue entrance with two projects: SFPUC will build a new Rain Garden to capture, retain, filter, and absorb rain water in a series of terraced planters between the Visitacion … Continue reading
Municipal Code Authorized Fees for FY 17-18 Increases will begin on 8/1/17 Children – (5-17) Children Drop-in Admission – Rec swim and Lap swim: $1.00 Monthly Swim Pass – not including lessons: $20.00 Yearly Swim Pass – not including lessons: $210.00 Adult – (18-64) Adult Admission – Recreation Swim and … Continue reading
Please observe the temporary trail detour route in the rear of the Glen Canyon Rec Center.
Fall registration opens on August 5 at 10 a.m.! Classes include Capoeira, Wood Working, Cooking and Chinese Folk Dancing! For a full list of classes, click here. To register the day of online, click here. In addition, you can register at one of the following sites in person on August 5 … Continue reading
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Swimming Pool is currently experiencing pool heater issues for the main pool. The temperature will not be at our normal 82 degrees until further notice. Our calculated pool temperature could fall as low as 77 degrees during this time period. Thank you for your understanding … Continue reading
Tuesday, August 1 is National Night Out, an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. Rec centers and parks across the city will be participating in this event with a variety of live entertainment, arts and recreational … Continue reading
Please join us on August 2, 2017 for the kickoff workshop of the South Downtown Design Activation Plan! Representatives from City of San Francisco agencies including SFMTA, Public Works, Recreation and Parks, and Planning, will be on hand to discuss current and upcoming projects in the South Downtown area, including … Continue reading
New park information signs were installed at Noe Courts today thanks to a generous donation by the Friends of Noe Courts! Thank you!
In honor of National Park and Recreation Month in July, join SF Rec and Park for our FREE Summer Play Day on Saturday, July 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at … Continue reading
Glen Park Recreation Center’s Gym is now officially open to the public! Feel to drop by the facility from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily (except Sundays) for open gym on the newly renovated basketball courts! In addition, take a sneak peak at some of the building’s new features, which … Continue reading
This summer, music, community, and nature join forces once again in the heart of the city during the 12-day, outdoor extravaganza known as Flower Piano. Now in its third year, Flower Piano once again transforms San Francisco Botanical Garden (SFBG) into the city’s own alfresco concert hall, and everyone is … Continue reading
Hello West Sunset Park Neighbors- We are still pushing hard to keep this project moving forward at an aggressive pace. We have recently completed most of the new irrigation improvements for the athletic fields and will be starting to plant new shrubs and trees. See the attached photos which show … Continue reading
The long-anticipated Guy Place Mini Park project is on the move again! The park design, which was approved in 2014, has been adjusted to replace eight of the park’s proposed vine columns with eight multi-trunk birch trees. These trees will provide canopy coverage with dappled shade over the park. The trees feature … Continue reading
A year ago, on July 13, 2016, the eastern half of the “Figure 8” roadway loop of Twin Peaks Boulevard was transformed to a car-free area for people gazing, hiking and biking on top of San Francisco’s famous Twin Peaks. This pilot project was legislated by the SFMTA and is part of a … Continue reading
In partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), we celebrate Park and Recreation Month in July by highlighting all of the exciting things going on in your parks over the next several weeks. From concerts in the park to celebrations and free park play day events, SF Rec … Continue reading
The 80th season of the the Stern Grove Festival is in full swing! The Festival features free Sunday concerts throughout the summer. Every year since 1938, the Stern Grove Festival Association, in partnership with SF Rec and Park, presents an admission-free performing arts series in Sigmund Stern Grove’s beautiful outdoor amphitheater … Continue reading
Thank you to everyone who attended our Community Meeting for the Let’sPlaySF! Initiative park renovation of Sgt. John Macaulay playground. We really enjoyed hearing your feedback about the park design. If you weren’t able to make the meeting, please take a look at the attached presentation. SJM Community Meeting 4 … Continue reading
Construction progress continues on the new rear landscape area at the Glen Canyon Rec Center. A concrete patio has been built and wood decking is now under construction. These pathways and seating areas will be surrounded by new planting areas featuring rain gardens, pathway lighting, and a new irrigation system. As this … Continue reading
Looking to fill that basketball void now that the NBA season is over? The 38th San Francisco Bay Area Pro-Am season is underway, featuring free, high-quality hoops all summer long at Kezar Pavilion in Golden Gate Park. From the seasoned pro and college veterans looking to enhance their skills, to … Continue reading