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Park, Recreation and Open Space Advisory Committee

Park, Recreation and Open Space Advisory Committee

October 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
City Hall

501 Stanyan St San Francisco, CA McLaren Lodge, Commission Room

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Recreation and Park Commission – Capital Committee Meeting

Recreation and Park Commission – Capital Committee Meeting

October 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
City Hall

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

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Recreation and Park Commission – Operations Committee Meeting

Recreation and Park Commission – Operations Committee Meeting

October 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
City Hall

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

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Oktoberfest at Civic Center Plaza

Oktoberfest at Civic Center Plaza

October 4 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come celebrate fall at the Bi-Rite Civic Center Cafe every Friday this October: 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th! A great Happy Hour event  -- enjoy cocktails, beer and wine from Rye on … Continue reading

2019 Movies at McCoppin

2019 Movies at McCoppin

October 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
2019 Movies In McCoppin Poster

This is a series of free community nights on Fridays in October at McCoppin Square. The event begins with kid-friendly activities and continues with a movie screening.

2019 Movie Night at Huntington Park

2019 Movie Night at Huntington Park

October 4 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Movie Night 3rd Annual Poster

This is a community movie night organized by the Nob Hill Association.

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Park Presidio Volunteer Workparty

Park Presidio Volunteer Workparty

October 5 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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You’re invited to join us for a monthly work party on the Presidio Greenbelt.  There will be opportunities for trash clean up, garden maintenance, pruning and planting.  We meet rain or shine … Continue reading

Alamo Square Park Greening

Alamo Square Park Greening

October 5 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Alamo Square with fountain in foreground and painted ladies in background

Volunteers needed for Park Greening Day!  Come out and  join the Alamo Square Neighbors Association in their recurring volunteering workparty.  Activities include planting, gardening, weeding, general park maintenance.  Meet at the tennis … Continue reading

Friends of Crocker Amazon and the Excelsior Volunteer Workparty

Friends of Crocker Amazon and the Excelsior Volunteer Workparty

October 5 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Greenagers in the Field

Are you in high school and looking to help out in the parks? Join the Crocker Amazon Advisory Committee at a monthly work party focusing on habitat restoration at this vibrant neighborhood … Continue reading

Clean & Green with the Friends of Lafayette Park

Clean & Green with the Friends of Lafayette Park

October 5 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lafayette Park

Please join the Friends of Lafayette Park for a "Cleaning and Greening" workday on the first Saturday of the month.  Help to maintain the park and get to know your neighbors.  We … Continue reading

Glen Canyon Trail Corps Volunteer Workparty

Glen Canyon Trail Corps Volunteer Workparty

October 5 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
SFRPD Trails

Calling all trails fans! Do you love hiking trails in San Francisco? Want to be part of the team that builds and maintains your favorite trails in the City? The San Francisco … Continue reading

Kezar Triangle Volunteer Workparty in Golden Gate Park

Kezar Triangle Volunteer Workparty in Golden Gate Park

October 5 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kezar Triangle, Golden Gate Park

Volunteer at this recently opened garden in Golden Gate Park.  With significant support from the David and Carla Crane Foundation, Kezar Triangle was revitalized to promote a holistic approach to a place … Continue reading

2019 Longevity Walkathon Parade and Fair

2019 Longevity Walkathon Parade and Fair

October 5 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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This is an annual fundraiser for the Self Help for the Elderly organization. The event includes a 1.5 mile walk in the Chinatown neighborhood concluding at Portsmouth Square with a post-walk celebration, … Continue reading

Golden Gate Park Natural Resources Division Nursery Volunteer Workparty

Golden Gate Park Natural Resources Division Nursery Volunteer Workparty

October 5 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
NRD Nursery

Join the Natural Resource Division at the Golden Gate Park Nursery for a fun morning of native plant propagation. Learn how to grow plants from locally wild-collected seeds, spores and cuttings. Become … Continue reading

Palou Phelps Park Volunteer Workparty

Palou Phelps Park Volunteer Workparty

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Join the SFRPD  gardeners in a recurring habitat restoration volunteer project at Palou Phelps Park. Volunteer tasks include litter pick-up, weeding, mulching, habitat restoration and occasional planting.  Please wear closed toed shoes, … Continue reading

Healthy Parks Healthy People trail walks – Stow Lake

Healthy Parks Healthy People trail walks – Stow Lake

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
A group of hikers listening to a guide

Walk in the Park: Stow Lake Boathouse in Golden Gate Park (First Saturday of Month) 10:00am. Start at the Stow Lake Boathouse for some light stretching followed by an easy-going walk around … Continue reading

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Golden Gate Park Nursery Volunteer Project

Golden Gate Park Nursery Volunteer Project

October 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Join the Friends of the Golden Gate Park Nursery at this monthly volunteer workparty from 9 am- 12 noon.  Learn new gardening skills at this unique horticultural resource center that supplies plant … Continue reading

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Oktoberfest at Civic Center Plaza

Oktoberfest at Civic Center Plaza

October 11 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come celebrate fall at the Bi-Rite Civic Center Cafe every Friday this October: 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th! A great Happy Hour event  -- enjoy cocktails, beer and wine from Rye on … Continue reading

2019 Movies at McCoppin

2019 Movies at McCoppin

October 11 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
2019 Movies In McCoppin Poster

This is a series of free community nights on Fridays in October at McCoppin Square. The event begins with kid-friendly activities and continues with a movie screening.

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2019 Ruth Anderson Ultramarathon

2019 Ruth Anderson Ultramarathon

October 12 @ 6:30 am - 7:00 pm
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A mostly flat, certified 4.5-mile loop on groomed dirt or asphalt path around scenic Lake Merced. The races start and finish at the Sunset Parking Lot. Runners will enjoy two aid stations … Continue reading

Walter Haas Playground Volunteer Project

Walter Haas Playground Volunteer Project

October 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Studio Green

Please join the Friends of Walter Haas Playground for a quarterly recurring volunteer workparty focused on maintenance of the children's play area.  Volunteer tasks include weeding, planting, litter abatement and playground equipment … Continue reading

Legion of Honor Ongoing Volunteer Project

Legion of Honor Ongoing Volunteer Project

October 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Legion of Honor San Francisco

Volunteering with the Friends of the Legion of Honor offers a unique opportunity to beautify and maintain the outside landscaping of one of the most visited museums on the West Coast. In … Continue reading

Panhandle Park Volunteer Project

Panhandle Park Volunteer Project

October 12 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Panhandle Stewards

Get to know your neighbors at this monthly Panhandle Volunteer Project. The North of the Panhandle Neighborhood Association needs your help to beautify and maintain the basketball court and landscape around the … Continue reading

John McLaren Park Habitat Restoration Volunteer Project

John McLaren Park Habitat Restoration Volunteer Project

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
MP Yosemite 2018 Pre Cleanup Bright And Colorful

Come join the Natural Resource Division in a recurring habitat restoration volunteer project at John McLaren Park. Explore the biological diversity of San Francisco’s second largest park. Get to know one of … Continue reading

Healthy Parks Healthy People trail walks – Glen Park

Healthy Parks Healthy People trail walks – Glen Park

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
A group of hikers listening to a guide

Walk in the Park: Join us and Healthy Parks, Healthy People (HPHP) as we kick off the new year in a brand new location at Glen Park on Saturday, January 12 from … Continue reading

Strawberry Hill Butterfly Habitat Restoration Project

Strawberry Hill Butterfly Habitat Restoration Project

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Mission Blue Butterfly Making a Comeback

If you love your parks, and are looking for a meaningful and substantive way to make a positive difference, come on out and volunteer with the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department! … Continue reading

Duboce Park Volunteer Workparty

Duboce Park Volunteer Workparty

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Duboce Park

Join the Friends of Duboce Park at a monthly volunteer workparty from 10 am- 12 noon.   Meet your neighbors and make new friends at this recently renovated park shared by the Lower … Continue reading

Heron’s Head Park Volunteer Workparty

Heron’s Head Park Volunteer Workparty

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Heron's Head Park

Join the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department and the Port of San Francisco in our joint stewardship of Heron's Head Park! Heron's Head Park is home to over 100 species of … Continue reading

Golden Gate Park Oak Woodlands Habitat Restoration Volunteer Project

Golden Gate Park Oak Woodlands Habitat Restoration Volunteer Project

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Oak Woodlands

Join this knowledgeable group of volunteers and San Francisco Recreation and Park Natural Resource Division in restoring Golden Gate Park’s native oak woodlands. Learn about the importance of our oak woodlands and … Continue reading

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SF Botanical Garden Society: Fall Plant Sale

SF Botanical Garden Society: Fall Plant Sale

October 13 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Visit the SF Botanical Garden Society's Fall Plant Sale and peruse thousands of hard-to-find plants for your indoor and outdoor gardening.

SF Botanical Garden Society: Fall Plant Sale

SF Botanical Garden Society: Fall Plant Sale

October 13 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Visit the SF Botanical Garden Society's Fall Plant Sale and peruse thousands of hard-to-find plants for your indoor and outdoor gardening.

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Shoreview Park Groundbreaking & Community Day

Shoreview Park Groundbreaking & Community Day

October 16 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Shoreview Invite

Join us for a groundbreaking ceremony and community day to celebrate the start of construction on the Shoreview Park renovation project. The event will take place on Wednesday, October 16 from 4 to … Continue reading

Atmospherics Opening Reception on October 16

Atmospherics Opening Reception on October 16

October 16 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Donald Kinney

Donald Kinney's photography exhibit, "Atmospherics" comes to McLaren Lodge (501 Stanyan Street) beginning on Wednesday, October 16 and running through Tuesday, November 26. Join us for the opening celebration on Wednesday, October … Continue reading

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Recreation and Park Commission Meeting

Recreation and Park Commission Meeting

October 17 @ 10:00 am
City Hall

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

Mission Dolores Volunteer Workparty

Mission Dolores Volunteer Workparty

October 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mission Dolores Park

Please join the Dolores Garden Club and the Dolores Park Ambassadors at a monthly volunteer workparty from 10 am- 12 noon.  Meet your neighbors and make new friends at this recently renovated … Continue reading

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Oktoberfest at Civic Center Plaza

Oktoberfest at Civic Center Plaza

October 18 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come celebrate fall at the Bi-Rite Civic Center Cafe every Friday this October: 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th! A great Happy Hour event  -- enjoy cocktails, beer and wine from Rye on … Continue reading

2019 Movies at McCoppin

2019 Movies at McCoppin

October 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
2019 Movies In McCoppin Poster

This is a series of free community nights on Fridays in October at McCoppin Square. The event begins with kid-friendly activities and continues with a movie screening.

Movie Night in the Park at Midtown Terrace Playground

Movie Night in the Park at Midtown Terrace Playground

October 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Screening of the original animated version of The Jungle Book. Bring blankets and dress warmly. Showtime: 6:30 pm.

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Buena Vista Neighborhood Association Volunteer Workparty

Buena Vista Neighborhood Association Volunteer Workparty

October 19 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Multiple Walking Paths

Join the SFRPD gardeners and the Buena Vista Neighborhood Association in a monthly volunteer workparty focused on planting, gardening and maintenance projects throughout the park.  Please wear closed-toed shoes and dress in … Continue reading

Camellia Garden Volunteer Workparty

Camellia Garden Volunteer Workparty

October 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Camellia

Meet your neighbors and make new friends at the monthly Camellia Garden Volunteer Project in Golden Gate Park.  Volunteers will work with SFRPD gardeners in the maintenance and restoration of a historic … Continue reading

White Crown Sparrow Habitat Restoration at the Bison Paddock

White Crown Sparrow Habitat Restoration at the Bison Paddock

October 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
GGP Bison Paddock

Volunteer with the Audubon Society at the Bison Paddock of Golden Gate Park and help to restore the habitat of the endangered white crown sparrow.  Lend a hand with weeding and tending … Continue reading

Glen Canyon Habitat Restoration Volunteer Project

Glen Canyon Habitat Restoration Volunteer Project

October 19 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Glen Canyon

Join the Friends of Glen Canyon Park and the Natural Resource Division for our monthly volunteer project. While helping to preserve diverse habitats in this naturally occurring canyon, you will learn from … Continue reading

Healthy Parks, Healthy People trail walks – McLaren Park

Healthy Parks, Healthy People trail walks – McLaren Park

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

For more information checkout https://sfrecpark.org/recprogram/healthy-parks-healthy-people/ Walk a Trail: McLaren Park at University & Mansell, next to the sign (Third Saturday of Month) 10:00am. Join us for a walk through McLaren Park, San Francisco’s second … Continue reading

The Rock Poster Society: Festival of Rock Posters

The Rock Poster Society: Festival of Rock Posters

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

The Rock Poster Society's Festival of Rock Posters will be held at the County Fair Building on Saturday, October 19th from 10am-6pm.

Mobile Recreation @ Mission Playground

Mobile Recreation @ Mission Playground

October 19 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

We would like to welcome you to our Mobile Rec Event Saturday, October 19th from 11:00am – 2:00pm at Mission Playground. We will have our Climbing Wall, Disc Golf, Skateboards, BMX Bikes … Continue reading

Live from the AMP – Svenatra in the Park

Live from the AMP – Svenatra in the Park

October 19 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Svenatra In The Park

San Francisco native and musician Sven Soderlund has moved away from performing heavy metal to the smooth sounds of Sinatra. Come to enjoy Sven and his big band at this “Svenatra in … Continue reading

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Golden Gate Park Nursery Volunteer Project

Golden Gate Park Nursery Volunteer Project

October 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Join the Friends of the Golden Gate Park Nursery at this monthly volunteer workparty from 9 am- 12 noon.  Learn new gardening skills at this unique horticultural resource center that supplies plant … Continue reading

The Magical Marketplace

The Magical Marketplace

October 20 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

The Magical Marketplace will feature more than 50 vendors selling their unique wares, including rare books and herbal remedies. Participants can also enjoy crafting opportunities and workshops.

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Scaregrove on October 25

Scaregrove on October 25

October 25 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Scaregrove 2019

Scaregrove returns to Stern Grove (19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard), on Friday, October 25 from 3 to 9 p.m. This year's event will feature a costume contest and parade, haunted houses, carnival rides, … Continue reading

Oktoberfest at Civic Center Plaza

Oktoberfest at Civic Center Plaza

October 25 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come celebrate fall at the Bi-Rite Civic Center Cafe every Friday this October: 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th! A great Happy Hour event  -- enjoy cocktails, beer and wine from Rye on … Continue reading

2019 Movies at McCoppin

2019 Movies at McCoppin

October 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
2019 Movies In McCoppin Poster

This is a series of free community nights on Fridays in October at McCoppin Square. The event begins with kid-friendly activities and continues with a movie screening.

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Alvord Lake Volunteer Project

Alvord Lake Volunteer Project

October 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Alvord Lake in Golden Gate Park

Join the SFRPD gardeners and the Alvord Lake Task Force to beautify the eastern entrance of Golden Gate Park. A wide range of gardening tasks are available. Light refreshments provided. Please wear … Continue reading

Corona Heights Habitat Restoration Volunteer Project

Corona Heights Habitat Restoration Volunteer Project

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
, Home of the Nation's Best Urban Park System

Come explore this neighborhood park and its spectacular views of San Francisco’s hilltops, patches of green, and skyline. Join the Natural Resource Division and volunteers from the Gay and Lesbian Sierrans as … Continue reading

Health & Arts @ the Park

Health & Arts @ the Park

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Arts & crafts, healthy juices, and Tai Chi.

Healthy Parks, Healthy People trail walks – Heron’s Head Park

Healthy Parks, Healthy People trail walks – Heron’s Head Park

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Group of hikers at Heron's Head Park

Walk a Wetland: Herons Head Park at Jennings Street off Cargo way, (Fourth Saturday of Month) 10:00am. Admire the San Francisco waterfront as we follow a short section of the Bay Trail. … Continue reading

World Veg Fest 2019

World Veg Fest 2019

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

For 20 years the San Francisco Veg Society has been organizing the World Veg Festival to educate and inspire more people about the benefits of plant-based lifestyle for healthy, ethic, and sustainable … Continue reading

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One Found Sound

One Found Sound

October 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One Found Sound will perform an acoustic classical music concert for small children and their parents.

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Park Presidio Volunteer Workparty

Park Presidio Volunteer Workparty

November 2 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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You’re invited to join us for a monthly work party on the Presidio Greenbelt.  There will be opportunities for trash clean up, garden maintenance, pruning and planting.  We meet rain or shine … Continue reading

Alamo Square Park Greening

Alamo Square Park Greening

November 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Alamo Square with fountain in foreground and painted ladies in background

Volunteers needed for Park Greening Day!  Come out and  join the Alamo Square Neighbors Association in their recurring volunteering workparty.  Activities include planting, gardening, weeding, general park maintenance.  Meet at the tennis … Continue reading

Friends of Crocker Amazon and the Excelsior Volunteer Workparty

Friends of Crocker Amazon and the Excelsior Volunteer Workparty

November 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Greenagers in the Field

Are you in high school and looking to help out in the parks? Join the Crocker Amazon Advisory Committee at a monthly work party focusing on habitat restoration at this vibrant neighborhood … Continue reading

Clean & Green with the Friends of Lafayette Park

Clean & Green with the Friends of Lafayette Park

November 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lafayette Park

Please join the Friends of Lafayette Park for a "Cleaning and Greening" workday on the first Saturday of the month.  Help to maintain the park and get to know your neighbors.  We … Continue reading

Oak Woodlands in Golden Gate Park Trail Corps Volunteer Workparty

Oak Woodlands in Golden Gate Park Trail Corps Volunteer Workparty

November 2 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
SFRPD Trails

Team up with San Francisco Recreation & Parks, the Bay Area Ridge Trail Council, and REI Co-op for Ridge Trail Day in Golden Gate Park on Saturday November 2nd! Volunteers will help … Continue reading

Golden Gate Park Natural Resources Division Nursery Volunteer Workparty

Golden Gate Park Natural Resources Division Nursery Volunteer Workparty

November 2 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
NRD Nursery

Join the Natural Resource Division at the Golden Gate Park Nursery for a fun morning of native plant propagation. Learn how to grow plants from locally wild-collected seeds, spores and cuttings. Become … Continue reading

Healthy Parks Healthy People trail walks – Stow Lake

Healthy Parks Healthy People trail walks – Stow Lake

November 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
A group of hikers listening to a guide

Walk in the Park: Stow Lake Boathouse in Golden Gate Park (First Saturday of Month) 10:00am. Start at the Stow Lake Boathouse for some light stretching followed by an easy-going walk around … Continue reading

Palou Phelps Park Volunteer Workparty

Palou Phelps Park Volunteer Workparty

November 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Join the SFRPD  gardeners in a recurring habitat restoration volunteer project at Palou Phelps Park. Volunteer tasks include litter pick-up, weeding, mulching, habitat restoration and occasional planting.  Please wear closed toed shoes, … Continue reading

Richmond Playground Let’sPlaySF! Initiative Open House

Richmond Playground Let’sPlaySF! Initiative Open House

November 2 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Please join us for an Open House regarding the upcoming renovation of the play area at Richmond Playground. The event will include activities and information about the project followed by a discussion … Continue reading

Mobile Recreation @ Rochambeau Playground

Mobile Recreation @ Rochambeau Playground

November 2 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

We would like to welcome you to our Mobile Rec Event Saturday, November 2nd from 11:00am – 2:00pm at Rochambeau Playground. We will have our Climbing Wall, Disc Golf, Skateboards, BMX Bikes … Continue reading

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Golden Gate Park Nursery Volunteer Project

Golden Gate Park Nursery Volunteer Project

November 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Join the Friends of the Golden Gate Park Nursery at this monthly volunteer workparty from 9 am- 12 noon.  Learn new gardening skills at this unique horticultural resource center that supplies plant … Continue reading

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