Join us on Thursday, November 7, from 5-6 pm, at the western end of Campbell Ave, where we will discuss planned improvements to 3 trail entryways in McLaren Park: Campbell Ave, Visitacion Ave Fire Road and Persia just east of the picnic area. These improvements are funded by a federal … Continue reading
Our contractor will be beginning work on the Glen Canyon TRAILS project on Tuesday, October 29th. First up is setting up staging areas and completing hazardous tree mitigation work. Per community requests, we are planning to maintain the “Ticket Tree” Monterey Cypress stump just west of the trail from the … Continue reading
We anticipate that our contractor will be beginning work on the Glen Canyon TRAILS project on Tuesday, October 29th. First up is setting up staging areas and completing hazardous tree mitigation work. Per community requests, we are planning to maintain the “Ticket Tree” stump. We will post more details on … Continue reading
Join us for the free “Second Annual” 20th Avenue Soap Box Derby! WHEN: this Sunday, October 27, 11 am- 3 pm WHERE: on 20th Ave, between Wawona and Vicente Streets WHAT: If you have no idea what a soap box derby is, check out these websites for some background: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soap_Box_Derby, http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Soapbox-Derby-Car This … Continue reading
77 of the 169 people who’ve been assigned plots in the new Golden Gate Park CommUNITY Garden volunteered their time in one or more 2-hr “shifts” this Saturday to help prepare the garden for opening. Volunteers measured, cut and stapled hardware cloth to the inside of raised beds to deter … Continue reading
We’re getting ready for the first Garden Members’ Workday this Saturday! Garden plots are numbered, fresh soil piled, gopher barrier wire stocked for a productive event! Please note that this event is targeted only to garden members with assigned plots at the GGP CommUNITY Garden. An official public opening is … Continue reading
The future home of the tool lending library was finally installed today! Thank you to RPD heavy equipment team for setting the shed in place. RPD carpenters will now begin to construct a trellis over it.
Hello Minnie & Lovie Park Supporters. We wanted to let everyone know that we have finally started construction on the athletic field project. The contractor has already started some of the demolition work on fencing and site furniture. Over the next few weeks, you will see a lot of construction … Continue reading
It is with excitement that Rec and Park staff attended this press event this morning at Little City Gardens to celebrate the passage of the Urban Agriculture Incentive Zones Act, AB 551, with Assembly Member Phil Ting and a committed group of urban ag practitioners and stakeholders. Pictured speaking here … Continue reading
Several folks have written to inquire about when folks assigned by Rec and Park to garden plots can start planting your recently assigned raised garden plots at the new Golden Gate Park CommUNITY Garden. You may have also noticed that the raised boxes do not yet have soil in them. … Continue reading
Please click on the PDF below for the presentation that staff gave to the Rec and Park Commission in September regarding results of the garden survey that we administered this Spring to our waiting list as well as information on how plots are being assigned in the garden. Golden Gate … Continue reading
A big thank you V-O-Cal (Volunteers for Outdoor California) and to the over 150 volunteers who came out on Saturday and Sunday to complete the new Portola Trail! Our staff received much positive feedback and many thank yous from runners, cyclists and hikers regarding the trail improvement. We are working … Continue reading
We had a very productive meeting on 7-19-2013. We were joined by neighbors, a representative from Supervisor Cohen’s Office, and a Public Safety Officer. We will continue to work with the community during construction, and the Supervisor’s Office to address concerns. Thank you for joining us, we value your input!
Thank you so much for coming out last night; we appreciate and value your participation and heard your concerns. We are very grateful for V-O-Cal’s gift, which is making the first phase of the Trails Improvement Project possible. Please let us know if you have any additional questions. Click here … Continue reading
Below you will find a link to the Tree Assessment we promised you. This is the final report, as with the previous two reports copies will be provided at tonight’s meeting. Click here to view the Tree Assessment.
As we promised, below is the Hydrologists’s assessment of the site; we will bring additional copies to tonight’s meeting. Questions regarding this assessment and the Geotechnical Report will be answered at tonight’ s meeting. Click here to download the Hydrologists Assessment. We look forward to seeing you at tonight’s meeting.
As promised, here is the report from the Geotechnical Engineer (see below link); we will also bring copies to the meeting tonight. We are awaiting the arrival of the Hydrologists’ report, and will post that info as soon as we receive it. We hope you can make tonight’s meeting, please … Continue reading
Dear Twin Peaks Trails Improvement Project Neighbors, Attached please find 3 documents for your review: 1) CatEx determination in response to community request for environmental impact report (I was working with the Planning Department this week to secure an official copy of this document to share with you) 2) Map … Continue reading
Please join us for a meeting to address the concerns raised by community members. As requested RPD will answer questions, including presenting the Hydrology Report from the recent Hydrologists’ testing, planting schematic, plant variety types, security and visibility to property, and erosion control measures. The Supervisors Office will also be … Continue reading
Last night approximately 25 community members attended a public meeting to discuss Portola Trail plans. In addition to several of us from Rec and Park’s Capital Division and Natural Areas Program, the Executive Director from V-O-Cal (Volunteers from Outdoor California) was on hand to answer questions and address concerns from … Continue reading
Thank you for taking your relaxing Saturday morning to join us, we had a very good discussion on the project and will present the new plan to the community. Your voices have been heard and we are taking all of the comments we have received so far and will modify … Continue reading
We had an outstanding group of new gardeners join us at a mixer for those persons chosen by lottery to have a shared plot. We look forward to opening the gates soon and welcoming community members to join us for workshops and resource sharing.
Greetings Urban Agriculture Program Interested Stakeholders! We are reconvening the Urban Ag Working Group to kick off Year 1 of the new citywide Urban Agriculture Program: When: Wednesday, September 11, from 10 am-12 pm Where: Rec and Park Department Capital Division, 30 Van Ness Ave, 5th Floor, Electrical Conference Room … Continue reading
Join us for a meeting to discuss future trails improvements at Twin Peaks. At this meeting we will focus primarily on plans for the new Portola Trail, the “Peaks” portion of the “Creeks to Peaks/” Glen Canyon to Twin Peaks trail connection. This is a follow-up to meetings held in … Continue reading
The brush clearing maintenance work that the San Francisco Conservation Corps is doing along Twin Peaks Boulevard is nearly complete. Our staff have been actively monitoring this work. This is a progress picture taken September 4, 2013. The Corps has removed garbage in addition to weeds. Rec and Park is … Continue reading
Dear Camp Mather Friends and Families, As approximately 4,500 dedicated fire personnel grapple to contain the Rim Fire in the Yosemite area that has now burned over 192,000 acres, we wanted to continue to send updates regarding the status of Camp Mather, for which so many of you have expressed … Continue reading
Project is 92% complete, we are now entering the final phases of work; Gym interior painting is ongoing, Gym floor is currently being installed, all toilet & bathroom fixtures are complete, interior radiators are substantially complete. New storefront windows are being installed at the addition, wrapping up miscellaneous roof installation. … Continue reading
[This photo shows a dead tree standing, one of the hazardous trees slated for removal] Pending approval by the Rec and Park Commission in September, we will begin the hazardous tree mitigation component of the Oak Woodlands Trails Improvement Project this Fall. The Trails Improvement Project is the result of … Continue reading
As a reminder, we will be having our second community meeting to review the conceptual design for the Joe DiMaggio Playground renovation next Wednesday August 28th, from 6 -7:30 pm. The meeting will be held at the same location as last time, in the Multi-Purpose Room in the clubhouse at … Continue reading
Final touches are being made for tomorrow’s grand opening. Please join us!
[This photo shows an example of tree failure: Arroyo Willow, Creekside Loop Trail] Pending award of contract by the Rec and Park Commission, we will begin the Trails Improvement Project in late September. This project is the result of extensive community input provided at three community meetings and a site … Continue reading
Thanks so much for attending the first meeting to discuss the renovation of the fields and courts at West Sunset Playground. We had a great turn out, but would really like to hear from as many of you as we can. If you have not sent in your comments to … Continue reading
Ornamental gates by Eric Powell are being installed at Cayuga Park today at the Cayuga/Naglee main entrance, and the Alemany Blvd. pedestrian entrance. These gates are made possible through the Arts Enrichment Program of the Arts Commission.
Trenching across Vicente Street to provide PG&E power to the restroom is completed. Next steps include connection to power and City inspections. Anticipated opening mid-August.
The restroom building at Parkside Square is awaiting City inspections before it may open to the public. We anticipate the restrooms to open mid-August. Thank you for your patience.
DuPont Courts Restroom remains closed due to an appeal of the demolition permit. A hearing date with the Appeals Board is tbd. Two tennis courts are open to the public during this time.
The restroom at Mt. Lake Park is awaiting City inspections before it may open. We anticipate the restrooms to reopen mid-August. Thank you for your patience.
How long are the roots now? About 20% of the lawn has 3/4″ roots. Although it can still be pulled up, the sod is increasingly becoming harder to tug without damage to the delicate roots. It wasn’t hard for a raccoon family to dig along the seams of approximately 100 … Continue reading
By Marisa Lagos, SF Chronicle San Francisco is finally getting free Wi-Fi – at least in 31 city parks. Six years after a deal to blanket the city fell apart, Supervisor Mark Farrell and Google will announce a plan Wednesday to bring public wireless Internet access, on the technology company’s dime, to parks, recreation … Continue reading
Project is 87% complete, site work ongoing, including forming and pouring for new sidewalks. The radiant flooring at the new addition have been poured. Metal windows are in. Exterior stucco work is ongoing. Interior wall finish at the gym is ongoing including painting. On the exterior, irrigation and infield work … Continue reading
By Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY At 39, Maia Hendel might seem a tad old to be heading off to camp. But she has been practicing camp songs and thinking about canoe trips right alongside her sons and husband. They’re all eagerly preparing for “family camp” on Aug. 3. Such sleep-away … Continue reading
Come and enjoy the newly resurfaced basketball and tennis court at Jackson Playground, reopening July 5th!
The Site work is substantially complete and the Clubhouse is about to be completed in a couple of weeks. All the renovation work is looking great and the landscape is giving a wonderful framework. The donor tiles started to be installed at the seatwalls this week and will be completed on the week … Continue reading
RPD received an appeal of the demolition permit for replacement of the free-standing restroom. DuPont Tennis Courts is now partially reopened until further notice.
A deteriorating playground in the Richmond district is poised for a major rehab effort as part of a $3.15 million project spearheaded by neighborhood leaders and city officials. The Mountain Lake Park playground is more than 30 years old and has many outdated and dilapidated amenities, despite being visited … Continue reading
The first round of bond projects has begun the planning phase, and we need your help! Click on the Park you are interested in helping with to find out about upcoming community meetings and announcements. First Round Projects: Balboa Pool Gilman Playground Glen Canyon Park Joe DiMaggio Playground Mountain Lake … Continue reading
Jackson Playground Clubhouse is temporarily closed through June 21 to upgrade the electrical distribution panel. During this time, please visit your nearby recreation facility at Potrero Hill Rec Center, located at Arkansas/Madera Streets.
The next Noe Courts Park Improvement Plan on June 10 (Monday) will be held at St. Philip’s Church Parish Hall, 6-8 PM.
Beginning June 10, the tennis and basketball courts at Jackson Playground will close for resurfacing and striping. The new surface colors will be blue and green. Anticipated completion is July 19.
The meeting will be held again at St. Philip’s Church Parish Hall at 725 Diamond Street (between 24th/Elizabeth Streets).
We heard concerns from neighbors regarding the location of the ADA accessible ramp, the vegetation impact, and the overall look of the restroom. We will present alternatives to the current design at the next meeting.
The Project is being recommended for $1.7M in One Bay Area Grant (OBAG) funding. If we secure the OBAG funds, we will have about $5.1M in transportation funds for the project. After months of community outreach including distributing a community feedback form and hosting multiple community meetings, the project team created … Continue reading
Today was a beautiful day for lawn installation at the informal ball field!Photo 1
Project is 82% complete, site work is ongoing, including forming and pouring for new sidewalks. Transformer pad for PG&E is being poured, grading and Irrigation is also proceeding. In the addition, prep work for radiant flooring have commenced. Exterior upper new windows are complete, stucco repair work is ongoing. On … Continue reading
Registration for summer programs is going on now! This summer, we have something for everyone, including tot classes, swimming lessons, dance and fitness classes for adults, and a wide array of programs for seniors. Click here for more information on how to register and to search for a class.
Great news! Travel + Leisure Magazine has just named Golden Gate Park as one of the world’s most beautiful city parks. Here’s to all of you who love your city parks, and here’s to all of the men and women who work every day to keep it sparkling. Get out … Continue reading
The City has announced plans to host the Street Soccer USA West Coast Cup, a tournament to raise awareness for homelessness and bridge the gap between our various communities, in June. The tournament will include homeless teams from cities across the nation, playing and competing with corporate teams. The San … Continue reading
Hi Folks – Overall, the project is now about 30% complete. Recently, the construction crew has been busy working on the new retaining walls for the tennis courts. Soon, you can expect to see more grading as we start to construct the new tennis courts. The contractor has also been hard at work inside … Continue reading
Mother’s Day Photo Contest! Win a pair of tickets for you and your mom to an upcoming San Francisco 49ers game or the 2013 Outside Lands concert, plus other neat prizes! Simply send in a photo of you and your mom enjoying one of our parks to email@example.com, by Sunday, … Continue reading
Great news! The California Coastal Commission voted unanimously today to uphold the permit for the Beach Chalet Athletic Field renovation project at the West End of Golden Gate Park, perhaps the most vetted public project in Rec and Park history. The Commission’s vote means the renovation project can move forward … Continue reading
It’s time to play ball! Our FREE Junior Giants Baseball Program registration begins Saturday, May 11 at 10:00am! Sign up online at www.sportssignup.com.
On May 22, 2013 the City and County of San Francisco Board of Supervisors will consider approval of a San Francisco Recreation & Park Department (RPD) project to acquire a parking lot located at 3861 24th Street (between Vicksburg Street and Sanchez Street) with the intention of converting the property … Continue reading
Outside Lands has announced its lineup for this year’s concert, August 9-11, in Golden Gate Park. Tickets go on sale on Thursday, April 18, at 12 noon PST. Log onto http://lineup.sfoutsidelands.com for more information. Paul McCartney Red Hot Chili Peppers Nine Inch Nails Phoenix Kaskade Vampire Weekend Pretty Lights Yeah … Continue reading
Summer is just a couple of short months away. Have you made plans for your kids this summer? Discover what’s in store for your child this summer, including more than 70 different day camps— traditional camps like Silver Tree and Pine Lake, as well as new camps like Lacrosse and … Continue reading
The Weather Channel has just released its list of America’s Best Public Parks and our very own Golden Gate Park makes the list! “An oasis in the city, Golden Gate Park offers trails to walk or hike, playgrounds, picnic areas, lakes, dog-friendly areas, museums, a carousel, and even Segway tours … Continue reading
SPRING REGISTRATION BEGINS SATURDAY, MARCH 2. Choose from hundreds of classes for the entire family, including Zumba and fitness classes for mom and dad, sports and arts for kids, and aquatics courses for the grandparents. This spring, get out and play with Rec and Park. Browse our Spring Activities Guide … Continue reading
After nearly a year of environmental review, the community members attending the Mission Dolores Park Rehabilitation Project Open House were happy to see the design is moving forward with few changes. They also pointed out that the next challenge is publicizing and managing the construction process to minimize disruption of … Continue reading
In the last year, the Mission Dolores Park Rehabilitation Project has moved forward through environmental review and documentation. The project team is now ready to share the updated plans with you and the entire park community. Please join us for a Community Open House this Wednesday, February 6th from 5:30-7:30 … Continue reading
Even though the colder weather is upon us, the kids can still go outdoors to play. The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department has started a program designed to bring some extreme sports to local neighborhoods for youngsters to try out… On Saturday, Mobile Recreation will visit Crocker Amazon Park in … Continue reading
Mission Swimming Pool is closed for renovation. Please check back for updates.
This is just a test of the Mobile Rec Alert System. This is only a test.
Hamilton Pool and Recreation Center are closed 4/5/12 thru 4/6/12 due to gym and dance floor refinishing. We expect to re-open on Saturday, April 7, 2012. Patrons can call the pool at 415.292.2008 for updates on Saturday’s re-opening. We apologize for any inconvinence our closure may have caused.