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March 2019

2019 Schedule of Events

March 21 @ 8:00 am - December 31 @ 5:00 pm

The events listed may in fact affect parking and entry/exit out the Marina Bertholders will be emailed the course map and any restrictions prior to such event.

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June 2019

Free

Visitacion Valley Greenway Volunteer Workparty

June 25 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until June 30, 2019

Join the Friends of Visitaction Valley Greenway at a weekly volunteer workparty from 10 am- 12 noon.  Learn new horticultural skills at this green jewel in the heart of the Visitacion Valley neighborhood. Six separate, themed lots between Leland and Tioga streets comprise this open space. The Greenway provides nearly 2 acres of critical outdoor space for a diverse community of wildlife and city-dwellers.  All supplies, tools, and gloves are provided by SFRPD. Meet at the Arleta Avenue gate between…

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SF Pride Golf Tournament on June 26

June 26 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

San Francisco Pride is pleased to announce its inaugural San Francisco Pride Golf Tournament community fundraiser! The tournament will take place at San Francisco’s world-renowned TPC Harding Park on Wednesday, June 26 at 1 p.m. This first-of-its-kind fundraising event will take place in partnership with San Francisco Rec & Parks, the Northern California PGA and the First Tee of San Francisco, an international youth development organization. For more information, to register, and sponsorship information, click here.

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Jerry Garcia Amphitheater Project – Community Meeting 3

June 26 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Please join us for a community meeting to discuss improvements to the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater in McLaren Park. Wednesday, June 26th 6:30 – 7:30 PM Herz Clubhouse – (corner of Hahn St. & Visitation Ave.) For more information visit: http://bit.ly/mclarenampproject or contact Monica Scott, Project Manager monica.scott@sfgov.org 415-581-2546

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Trans March 2019

June 28 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

The San Francisco Trans March has been inspiring all trans and gender non-conforming people to realize a world where they are safe, loved, and empowered.  11am-2pm: Youth & Elder Brunch (hosted by LYRIC & Open House) 2-6pm: -Resource Fair (sponsors & vendors) -Family Area (hosted by Our Family Coalition) -Transformation Booth (hosted by SFCHC) 3 pm-6 pm: Stage Performers & Speakers

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San Francisco FrontRunners Pride Run

June 29 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

The 2019 San Francisco FrontRunners Annual Pride Run is a timed run and fundraising event. This 5K and 10K race is certified by the USA Track & Field (USATF) Association. This event is open to registered participants.

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Free

Health & Arts @ the Park

June 29 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on June 29, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on July 27, 2019 at 10:00 am

Arts & crafts, healthy juices, and Tai Chi.

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Free

Corona Heights Habitat Restoration Volunteer Project

June 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Last of the month, repeating until June 29, 2019

One event on November 17, 2018 at 10:00 am

One event on December 29, 2018 at 10:00 am

One event on July 27, 2019 at 10:00 am

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 we work to protect wild flowers and bunch grasses by weeding invasive plants. The event will occur rain or shine. The minimum volunteer age is 12 years old Volunteer tasks include weeding invasive radish and maintaining plantings Wear close-toed shoes and appropriate clothing for physical work Tools and…

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Free

San Francisco Dyke March

June 29 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join the rally at Dolores Park. Enjoy speeches, camaraderie, and music. The San Francisco Dyke March is an annual rally and march of upwards of 50,000 members of the LGBTQ community on Pride weekend to bring SF’s dyke communities together.  11:00 AM Rally. 5:00 PM March.

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Free

49th Annual San Francisco Pride Celebration

June 29 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on June 30, 2019 at 11:00 am

Celebrate  “Generations of Resistance” at the 2019 San Francisco Pride Celebration. Two-days of community engagement and entertainment.

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Free

Union Square Live – Sunday Afternoon Concerts

June 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until September 29, 2019

Live. Local. Downtown. Free. Discover the unexpected at Union Square Live’s outdoor annual summer/fall concert series. For details see: https://unionsquarelive.org/events/

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July 2019

Free

Alemany Farm Native Plant Volunteer Workday

July 1 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until May 3, 2021

Join the Friends of Alemany Farm Native Plant Stewards in a habitat restoration project. Alemany Farm not only produces vegetables in the agricultural zones of the Farm, but also is home to five distinct habitat zones for native flora and fauna: riparian, grassland, scrubland, coastal dune and fresh water ecosystems. If you are interested in learning about native plants and restoring integral habitat please click on the RSVP button above and for all things Alemany Farm check out alemanyfarm.org. Please…

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Free

Alemany Farm Volunteer Workday

July 1 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday, repeating until January 3, 2022

Join the Friends of Alemany Farm and the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department in a food security project that helps countless San Franciscans. Alemany Farm produces over 13 tons of fruits and vegetables annually, all distributed for FREE to the neighboring community, volunteers and San Francisco at large. Alemany Farm drop-in volunteer workdays are integral to the success of the farm as it takes many hands to grow the high quality organic vegetables on the Farm. We always welcome new volunteers…

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Women’s World Cup Semi-Final at Sue Bierman Park

July 2 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Looking for a way to kick off summer? The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department is hosting free, live FIFA Women’s World Cup viewing parties in this June and July. Held in partnership with the San Francisco Parks Alliance, this event will feature one of two Women’s World Cup semi-final matches on the big screen, food trucks, soccer-related activities, and family fun. SF Rec and Park has been hosting free World Cup watch parties for the public since 2010, attracting thousands…

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Park, Recreation and Open Space Advisory Committee

July 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 3, 2019

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

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Free

Union Square Live – Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts

July 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until September 4, 2019

Live. Local. Downtown. Free. Discover the unexpected at Union Square Live’s outdoor annual summer/fall concert series. For details see: https://unionsquarelive.org/events/

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Women’s World Cup Semi Final at Sue Bierman Park

July 3 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Looking for a way to kick off summer? The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department is hosting free, live FIFA Women’s World Cup viewing parties in this June and July. Held in partnership with the San Francisco Parks Alliance, this event will feature one of two Women’s World Cup semi-final matches on the big screen, food trucks, soccer-related activities, and family fun. SF Rec and Park has been hosting free World Cup watch parties for the public since 2010, attracting thousands…

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Recreation and Park Commission – Capital Committee Meeting

July 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 4, 2019

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 body, establishing the policies by which the Recreation and Park Department operates. The Commission is responsible for the over 220 parks, playgrounds and open spaces throughout San Francisco and two outside the City limits. These include destinations such as Camp Mather, Golden Gate Park, Harding Golf Course, Coit…

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Free

SF Mime Troupe Presents Treasure Island

July 4 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Don’t miss the San Francisco Mime Troupe’s 60th Anniversary performing political musical comedies in SF Parks! Using the classic pirate novel Treasure Island as its inspiration the show is the story of Hawkins, a civil servant in San Francisco, who accidentally stumbles upon the plans of a developer, L.J. Silver. Through bribery, and label brutality Silver is overriding all the clear health, safety, and human concerns regarding developing Treasure Island for his own greed.

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Recreation and Park Commission – Operations Committee Meeting

July 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 5, 2019

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 body, establishing the policies by which the Recreation and Park Department operates. The Commission is responsible for the over 220 parks, playgrounds and open spaces throughout San Francisco and two outside the City limits. These include destinations such as Camp Mather, Golden Gate Park, Harding Golf Course, Coit…

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Free

Park Presidio Volunteer Workparty

July 6 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until December 1, 2019

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 at the SW corner of Geary and 14th Avenue on the first Saturday of every month from 9 to 11 am.  Supplies, tools and gloves will be provided.  For more information, please contact contact Naomi Hui at Naomi@richmondsf.org or at 415-941-7765. To RSVP, please click on the “REGISTER”…

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Free

Clean & Green with the Friends of Lafayette Park

July 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until June 30, 2020

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 install new plants, weed, sweep and more. We meet beforehand for coffee and pastries, lively conversation, and then head-out with the SFRPD gardeners to help beautify our park.  Meet at the picnic tables at the south end of playground.  Please wear closed-toe shoes, long pants and a long-sleeve…

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Friends of Crocker Amazon and the Excelsior Volunteer Workparty

July 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until June 30, 2020

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 recreational park.  Please wear closed-toed shoes and dress in layers.  No experience necessary, and we’ll provide all tools, training, water, and snacks. Meet in the parking lot by the Crocker Amazon clubhouse. To RSVP, please click on the “REGISTER” button above, or email recparkvolunteer@sfgov.org or call 415-831-6884.

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Golden Gate Park Natural Resources Division Nursery Volunteer Workparty

July 6 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:30 am on day First of the month, repeating until July 31, 2019

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 familiar with the plant’s life cycle from seedling to flowering and fruit-bearing. The plants you propagate will be planted this winter in our parks, natural areas and wildlife habitats. The event will occur rain or shine. Minimum volunteer age is 12 years old Volunteer tasks include plant propagation…

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Healthy Parks Healthy People trail walks – Stow Lake

July 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until December 1, 2019

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 one of the parks most popular areas. Meet by the picnic tables next to the dock. Google Directions For more information visit https://sfrecpark.org/hphp Recreation Leaders: Our professional RPD Guides will provide a short interpretive program designed specifically for each location. The staff will have first aid equipment and are…

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Women’s World Cup Final at Civic Center Plaza

July 7 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Looking for a way to kick off summer? The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department is hosting free, live FIFA Women’s World Cup viewing parties in this June and July. Held in partnership with the San Francisco Parks Alliance, this event will feature the Women’s World Cup Final on the big screen, food trucks, soccer-related activities, and family fun. SF Rec and Park has been hosting free World Cup watch parties for the public since 2010, attracting thousands of soccer fans…

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Free

Alemany Farm Volunteer Workday

July 7 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until January 3, 2021

  Join the Friends of Alemany Farm and the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department in a food security project that helps countless San Franciscans. Alemany Farm produces over 13 tons of fruits and vegetables annually, all distributed for FREE to the neighboring community, volunteers and San Francisco at large. Alemany Farm drop-in volunteer workdays are integral to the success of the farm as it takes many hands to grow the high quality organic vegetables on the Farm. We always welcome…

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Franklin Square Volunteer Workparty

July 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on July 13, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on September 7, 2019 at 9:00 am

Join the Friends of Franklin Square Park at a volunteer workparty from 9 am- 12 noon.   Meet your neighbors and make new friends at this recently renovated park in the Mission District Neighborhood.  All supplies, tools, and gloves are provided by SFRPD.  Meet @ the Children’s Playground.  Light refreshments served To RSVP, please email recparkvolunteer@sfgov.org or call 415-831-6333.

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Free

Mount Davidson Park Trail Corps Volunteer Workparty

July 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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 Recreation and Parks Department’s Urban Trails Program invites you to join us in a recurring workparty, where you will gain valuable experience in the basics of trail maintenance and learn more about the new Volunteer Trails Corps.  The volunteer Trail Corps will help us maintain over 30 miles…

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Mt Olympus Volunteer Workparty

July 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on April 6, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on July 13, 2019 at 9:00 am

Join the Friends of Mt Olympus at volunteer workparty devoted to the beautification and maintenance of a neighborhood green jewel.  Please dress in layers, and wear a long-sleeved shirt and long pants.  All supplies, tools, and gloves are provided by SFRPD.  Meet at top of the hill on Upper Terrace.  Light refreshments served To register, please click on the “REGISTER” button above, or email recparkvolunteer@sfgov.org or call 415-831-6330.

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Free

Panhandle Park Volunteer Project

July 13 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until June 30, 2020

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 children’s playground. Please wear closed toed shoes, long pants and layers. Light refreshments provided. Meet at the community billboard near the bathrooms. To RSVP, please click on the “REGISTER” button above, or email recparkvolunteer@sfgov.org or call 415-831-6884.

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Free

Legion of Honor Ongoing Volunteer Project

July 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until June 30, 2020

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 partnership with Hands On Bay Area and the Legion, come out and support their work. Light refreshments provided. Meet at the museum. To sign-up for this volunteer opportunity, please click on the “REGISTER” button above, or email recparkvolunteer@sfgov.org or call 415-831-6884.

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Walter Haas Playground Volunteer Project

July 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every 3 months that begins at 9:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until June 30, 2020

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 clean-up.  Please wear closed-toed shoes and dress in layers.  Light refreshments served.  Event takes place rain or shine. To sign-up for this volunteer opportunity, please click on the “REGISTER” button above, or email recparkvolunteer@sfgov.org or call 415-831-6884.

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Free

Duboce Park Volunteer Workparty

July 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until June 30, 2020

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 Haight and Castro neighborhoods. 30 minutes or an hour of your time makes a big difference in the health and appearance of the park.  All supplies, tools, and gloves are provided by SFRPD.  Meet in front of the Harvey Milk Recreation Center.  Light refreshments served To sign-up for…

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Golden Gate Park Oak Woodlands Habitat Restoration Volunteer Project

July 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

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 the wildlife they support. Meet some of the oldest trees in the city. For more information regarding the volunteer project please contact Friends of Oak Woodlands site steward Robert Bakewell at 415-710-9617or rcbakewell@gmail.com. The minimum volunteer age is 12 years old Volunteer tasks include weeding radish and plant…

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Strawberry Hill Butterfly Habitat Restoration Project

July 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until June 30, 2020

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! On the second Saturday of every month, we enhance habitat on Strawberry Hill in Golden Gate Park. We remove invasive weeds, and put in plant species that Swallowtails and other butterflies need to thrive. It’s an inspiring and fun day in a gorgeous setting. Each month, we build…

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Healthy Parks Healthy People trail walks – Glen Park

July 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 14, 2019

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 10 a.m. to noon! Meet us at Elk and Chenery streets as we explore this unique geological and biological destination that serves as a natural sanctuary in the heart of the city’s urban bustle! For more information visit https://sfrecpark.org/hphp Recreation Leaders: Our professional RPD Guides will provide a short…

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John McLaren Park Habitat Restoration Volunteer Project

July 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until June 30, 2020

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 our favorite gems in the city. Volunteer activities include weeding restoration sites and planting maintenance. The event will occur rain or shine. Minimum volunteer age is 12 years old Volunteer tasks include weeding and plant maintenance Please wear close-toed shoes and appropriate clothing for physical work Tools and…

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Bastille Day SF Festival

July 13 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

This is a cultural festival to celebrate France’s national day, commonly known as “Bastille Day”which is held the second Saturday of July each year in San Francisco. The event is FREE and OPEN to the public in the spirit of the long-term friendship between the American and French communities of the greater Bay Area.  Booths will provide and promote French food, wine, beer, art, culture, clothing and other items. There will be two Pétanque courts with professionals at hand to…

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Alemany Farm Volunteer Workday

July 13 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until January 12, 2020

Join the Friends of Alemany Farm and the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department in a food security project that helps countless San Franciscans. Alemany Farm produces over 13 tons of fruits and vegetables annually, all distributed for FREE to the neighboring community, volunteers and San Francisco at large. Alemany Farm drop-in volunteer workdays are integral to the success of the farm as it takes many hands to grow the high quality organic vegetables on the Farm. We always welcome new…

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Free

San Francisco Skater’s Showcase

July 14 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This event is a performance showcase where roller skaters will demonstrate their skills. Roller skaters will perform in singles, couples, and groups. After performances, the public will be encouraged to join. This is a free and open to the general public event.

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Recreation and Park Commission Meeting

July 18 @ 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until December 19, 2019

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 body, establishing the policies by which the Recreation and Park Department operates. The Commission is responsible for the over 220 parks, playgrounds and open spaces throughout San Francisco and two outside the City limits. These include destinations such as Camp Mather, Golden Gate Park, Harding Golf Course, Coit…

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Mission Dolores Volunteer Workparty

July 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on May 16, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on July 18, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on August 15, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on September 19, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on October 17, 2019 at 10:00 am

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 park.  Volunteer tasks include planting, weeding and horticultural maintenance of ornamental planting beds.  All supplies, tools and gloves are provided by SFRPD. Light refreshments served. To RSVP please click on the “REGISTER” button above, or email recparkvolunteer@sfgov.org or call 415-831-6884.

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Glen Canyon Habitat Restoration Volunteer Project

July 20 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until July 31, 2019

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 our staff naturalists about the ecology of the canyon, Islais Creek, riparian, scrub and grassland plant communities. The minimum volunteer age is 12 years old Volunteer tasks include weeding invasive radish and maintaining plantings Wear close-toed shoes and appropriate clothing for physical work Tools and gloves will be…

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White Crown Sparrow Habitat Restoration at the Bison Paddock

July 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until June 30, 2020

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 a garden of native plants that comprise a critical nesting area for the endangered sparrow.  Please wear appropriate attire: closed toed shoes, long pants and layers of clothing.  Light refreshments are provided.  Meet at the Bison Paddock, on JFK Drive between 36th Avenue and Chain of Lakes Drive…

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Camellia Garden Volunteer Workparty

July 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until June 30, 2020

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 flower garden full of blossoming Camellias.  Tools, supplies and gloves are provided.  Please wear closed toed shoes, long pants and layers.  The event takes place rain or shine.  Meeting location at the Dahlia Garden located at JFK and Pompei Circle, just east of the Conservatory of Flowers.  Light refreshments…

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Kezar Triangle Volunteer Workparty in Golden Gate Park

July 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on October 5, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on February 1, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on May 2, 2020 at 9:00 am

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 that combines art, ecology, and community engagement. Working in collaboration with the Recreation and Parks Department, the community, and the San Francisco Parks Alliance, Miller Company Landscape Architects transformed an under-utilized space into a meadow oasis crisscrossed by walking paths. The site features a “Plot to Grow Art,”…

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Healthy Parks, Healthy People trail walks – McLaren Park

July 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until July 20, 2019

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 largest park.  The walk starts with light stretching, followed by a guided walk through groves of redwoods and cypress trees. This walk is moderately strenuous yet all will be rewarded with an amazing view of San Francisco. Meet by the McLaren Park sign next to the 29 Muni…

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Chess at the Park

July 20 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on June 8, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on June 22, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on July 20, 2019 at 12:00 pm

The New Community Leadership Foundation will bring Chess to the mini-park to re-establish a beloved cultural aspect of this city.

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SF Mime Troupe Presents Treasure Island

July 20 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Don’t miss the San Francisco Mime Troupe’s 60th Anniversary performing political musical comedies in SF Parks! Using the classic pirate novel Treasure Island as its inspiration the show is the story of Hawkins, a civil servant in San Francisco, who accidentally stumbles upon the plans of a developer, L.J. Silver. Through bribery, and label brutality Silver is overriding all the clear health, safety, and human concerns regarding developing Treasure Island for his own greed.

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2019 Get Your Rear in Gear

July 21 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

This is a 5K fun run fundraiser benefiting the Colon Cancer Coalition.

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Alemany Farm Volunteer Workday

July 21 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until April 18, 2021

Join the Friends of Alemany Farm and the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department in a food security project that helps countless San Franciscans. Alemany Farm produces over 13 tons of fruits and vegetables annually, all distributed for FREE to the neighboring community, volunteers and San Francisco at large. Alemany Farm drop-in volunteer workdays are integral to the success of the farm as it takes many hands to grow the high quality organic vegetables on the Farm. We always welcome new…

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Alemany Farm Native Plant Volunteer Workday

July 21 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until January 17, 2021

Join the Friends of Alemany Farm Native Plant Stewards in a habitat restoration project. Alemany Farm not only produces vegetables in the agricultural zones of the Farm, but also is home to five distinct habitat zones for native flora and fauna: riparian, grassland, scrubland, coastal dune and fresh water ecosystems. If you are interested in learning about native plants and restoring integral habitat please click on the RSVP button above and for all things Alemany Farm check out alemanyfarm.org. Please wear closed toed shoes, long pants and…

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Alvord Lake Volunteer Project

July 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until June 30, 2020

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 closed toed shoes, long pants and layers. The event will occur rain or shine. Please RSVP to recparkvolunteer@sfgov.org.

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Free

Precita Park Volunteer Workparty

July 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join the Precita Valley Neighbors and SFRPD gardeners for a volunteer workparty focused on park clean-up and maintenance. Precita Valley Neighbors is a San Francisco Parks Alliance group. Our mission is to preserve Precita Park and its adjacent community. Neighbors meet on a monthly basis to address Precita Park concerns, volunteer park clean ups, and improve the community and merchant visibility of this lovely and lively neighborhood. All supplies, tools, and gloves are provided by SFRPD. Please dress in layers…

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Free

Juri Commons Volunteer Project

July 27 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day Last of the month, repeating until August 1, 2019

One event on December 1, 2018 at 9:00 am

One event on July 27, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on August 31, 2019 at 9:00 am

Join the SFRPD gardening staff and neighborhood volunteers for a morning of gardening at this verdant pocket park built on the old railroad right-of-way between Guerrero Street, San Jose Avenue and 25th and 26th Streets in the southwestern corner of the Mission District. The Juri Commoners volunteer group meet on the last Saturday of the month to clean-up and beautify the park. For more information about the group and its activities, and to sign up, visit the Juri Commoners website.…

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Free

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

July 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until July 27, 2019

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. This is a low impact walk designed for bird watching and socializing. Meet in the mini-park next to the parking lot. Google Directions For more information visit https://sfrecpark.org/hphp Recreation Leaders: Our professional RPD Guides will provide a short interpretive program designed specifically for each location. The staff will have…

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Free

Alemany Farm Volunteer Workday

July 27 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until January 26, 2020

  Join the Friends of Alemany Farm and the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department in a food security project that helps countless San Franciscans. Alemany Farm produces over 13 tons of fruits and vegetables annually, all distributed for FREE to the neighboring community, volunteers and San Francisco at large. Alemany Farm drop-in volunteer workdays are integral to the success of the farm as it takes many hands to grow the high quality organic vegetables on the Farm. We always welcome…

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Free

Street Soccer USA Cup – Union Square

July 28 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Play for More – the 5th Annual 4v4 Street Soccer USA Cup showcases SSUSA’s soccer for development programs in high poverty Bay Area neighborhoods. The event also features a Corporate and Open Cup division in Union Square on pop-up stadium fields with proceeds supporting Street Soccer USA’s year around programs. At 3pm local bay area celebrities, elected officials and current and former soccer professionals will take part in the annual #UnityMatch.   Spectating is free and open to the public. To play in the…

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August 2019

Free

Alamo Square Park Greening

August 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until June 30, 2020

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 court.  Coffee provided.  Please wear long pants and close-toed shoes.  Event takes place rain or shine. To RSVP, please click on the “REGISTER” button above, or email recparkvolunteer@sfgov.org or call 415-831-6884.

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Free

Palou Phelps Park Volunteer Workparty

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until June 30, 2020

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, long pants and layers. The event will occur rain or shine.  Light refreshments provided.  Meet at Palou St & Phelps St. To register for this volunteer opportunity, please click on the “REGISTER” button above, or email recparkvolunteer@sfgov.org, or call 415-831-6884 and press “1”.

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Free

Sunnyside Conservatory Volunteer Workparty

August 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on October 12, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on December 7, 2019 at 9:00 am

Join the Friends of Sunnyside Conservatory and SFRPD gardeners in beautifying this gathering space and botanic jewel, set off by a hundred-year old palm grove and the dramatic foliage of its surrounding gardens. Volunteer tasks include planting, weeding and habitat restoration. Light refreshments will be served.  Tools and gloves are provided. Please wear closed-toed shoes and dress in layers. Event takes place rain or shine. To sign-up for this volunteer opportunity, please click on the “REGISTER” button above, or email recparkvolunteer@sfgov.org or call 415-831-6884.

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Free

Gigantic 3 Event – Marina Triangle Parking Lot

August 17 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

This is the Gigantic 3 Recycling event co-hosted by San Francisco Public Works, SF Clean City Coalition and Recology. The event provides San Francisco residents the opportunity to responsibly dispose of bulky household items which may include car oil, light bulbs, household electronics, mattresses and furniture.

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September 2019

Free

Glen Canyon Trail Corps Volunteer Workparty

September 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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 Recreation and Parks Department’s Urban Trails Program invites you to join us in a recurring workparty, where you will gain valuable experience in the basics of trail maintenance and learn more about the new Volunteer Trails Corps.  The volunteer Trail Corps will help us maintain over 30 miles…

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Free

Mountain Lake Park Volunteer Workparty

September 7 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on May 4, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on September 7, 2019 at 10:00 am

Join the Friends of Mountain Lake Park and SFRPD gardeners in beautifying this large neighborhood park with many recreational amenities: children’s playground, tennis courts, green lawns, a natural lake and extensive walking paths.  Volunteer gardening tasks include planting, weeding and habitat restoration. Light refreshments will be served.  Tools and gloves are provided. Please wear closed-toed shoes, long pants and layers. The event will occur rain or shine. Meet at the Lake St & 11th Ave entrance to the park. To…

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Upper Noe Recreation Center Volunteer Project

September 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on November 9, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on March 14, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on June 13, 2020 at 9:00 am

Join the SFRPD gardeners and the Ladybug Gardeners at the vibrant Upper Noe Recreation Center in a volunteer workparty focused on the maintenance of a native plant garden along Sanchez Street.  A wide range of gardening tasks are available. Light refreshments provided. Please wear closed toed shoes, long pants and layers. The event will occur rain or shine. To sign-up for this volunteer opportunity, please click on the “REGISTER” button above, or email recparkvolunteer@sfgov.org or call 415-831-6884.

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Alta Plaza Volunteer Workparty

September 14 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on June 8, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on September 14, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on December 14, 2019 at 10:00 am

Please join the Friends of Alta Plaza Park for a “Cleaning and Greening” workday on the second Saturday of the month every March, June, September and December.  Help the SFRPD gardeners maintain the park, while meeting your neighbors.  Volunteers install new planting, lay down mulch, weed, sweep, edge and more.  A complimentary continental breakfast is served before getting our assignments.  Please wear layered clothing, sun hat as the weather dictates and closed-toe shoes.  The gardeners will equip you with tools…

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2019 NAMIWalks

September 21 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

NAMIWalks, the nation’s largest mental health awareness and fundraising event, will celebrate 17 years in 2019. NAMIWalks is a fun, family-friendly event and there is no cost to register.

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Free

Buena Vista Neighborhood Association Volunteer Workparty

September 21 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until January 1, 2020

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 layers.  Light refreshments served.  Event takes place rain or shine. To sign-up for this volunteer opportunity, please click on the “REGISTER” button above, or email recparkvolunteer@sfgov.org or call 415-831-6884.

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$5 – $60

2019 Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Walk

September 22 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm

The 11th Annual “Your Next Step is the Cure San Francisco” walk/run is on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at Lake Merced. This event, organized by the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation, raises much-needed funds for the patient services and clinical research projects of the GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer. This event provides fun, family-friendly activities, including a young lung dash, music, walk/run event awards and more.

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October 2019

$30

2019 Life Steps Foundation Social Dynamics Fun Run

October 5 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

This is a 7k fun run organized by Life Steps Foundation in memory of Kevin Hendrickson. All proceeds will benefit individuals with intellectual disabilities and behavioral challenges. The run takes place at Lake Merced Park on Saturday, October 5, 2019.

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Free

Glen Canyon Trail Corps Volunteer Workparty

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

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 Recreation and Parks Department’s Urban Trails Program invites you to join us in a recurring workparty, where you will gain valuable experience in the basics of trail maintenance and learn more about the new Volunteer Trails Corps.  The volunteer Trail Corps will help us maintain over 30 miles…

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$75

2019 Ruth Anderson Ultramarathon

October 12 @ 6:30 am - 7:00 pm

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 per lap stocked with water, electrolytes, and a selection of foods. Format: Runners will be allowed to choose their distance during the race, but a runner can only be a finisher in one race. Once reaching 50K or 50M, a runner can stop or continue. If the runner…

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Gigantic 3 Event – Ocean Beach Parking Lot

October 19 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on October 19, 2019 at 8:00 am

This is the Gigantic 3 Recycling event co-hosted by San Francisco Public Works, SF Clean City Coalition and Recology. The event provides San Francisco residents the opportunity to responsibly dispose of bulky household items which may include car oil, light bulbs, household electronics, mattresses and furniture.  

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November 2019

Free

Oak Woodlands in Golden Gate Park Trail Corps Volunteer Workparty

November 2 @ 8:45 am - 12:00 pm

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 Recreation and Parks Department’s Urban Trails Program invites you to join us in a recurring workparty, where you will gain valuable experience in the basics of trail maintenance and learn more about the new Volunteer Trails Corps.  The volunteer Trail Corps will help us maintain over 30 miles…

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2019 CDBA College Cup

November 10 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This is the annual dragon boat regatta hosted by California Dragon Boat Association. Northern and Southern California college teams will compete for the college cup award. The event will take place at the North Lake at Lake Merced Park on Sunday, November 10, 2019.

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Free

Gigantic 3 Event – Lake Merced – Sunset Circle

November 16 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

This is the Gigantic 3 Recycling event co-hosted by San Francisco Public Works, SF Clean City Coalition and Recology. The event provides San Francisco residents the opportunity to responsibly dispose of bulky household items which may include car oil, light bulbs, household electronics, mattresses and furniture.

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