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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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August 2019

Free

Alemany Farm Volunteer Workday

August 19 @ 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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Free

LINES Ballet Dance Fitness Class

August 22 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Every Thursday

LINES Dance Center is hosting free, 30-minute dance fitness classes in UN Plaza every Thursday at 1 pm. These outdoor classes — weather permitting — are for everyone, novice and professional alike! With fun beats and talented instructors, these energizing dance fitness classes will help slough off the mid-day slump and re-energize the rest of the afternoon.

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Free

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse at Sundown Cinema – Union Square Plaza

August 23 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Film screening begins at sunset.

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Alvord Lake Volunteer Project

August 24 @ 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

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

August 24 @ 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 25, 2020

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

August 24 @ 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

Third Annual Western Addition Peace Festival

August 24 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Hundreds of celebrants will gather on San Francisco’s Buchanan Mall to socialize, enjoy BBQ and live music, participate in creative workshops, and connect with African American culture.

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Free

Live from the AMP – Kidz Fest 2019

August 25 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

A free day of music, magic, and fun at the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater.

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Free

Union Square Live – Sunday Afternoon Concerts

August 25 @ 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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Nature Play Day at Louis Sutter Playground on August 28

August 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Nature Play Day! When: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 | 10 a.m. to noon Where: Louis Sutter Playground at Woolsey & University Streets What: Children ages 2 to 5, come out for a day of exploration, creativity and play in nature. Activities will include nature walks, wildlife discovery, a reading nook, nature art and den building. Bring a snack or lunch and stay for a picnic Transportation: Bus line 54 | Parking available. More information: Rachelle.Henley@sfgov.org ADA accessible: Contact us about…

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Free

Juri Commons Volunteer Project

August 31 @ 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

Corona Heights Habitat Restoration Volunteer Project

August 31 @ 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 August 31, 2020

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

Health & Arts @ the Park

August 31 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on September 28, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on October 26, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on November 30, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on December 28, 2019 at 10:00 am

Arts & crafts, healthy juices, and Tai Chi.

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Free

SF Mime Troupe Presents Treasure Island

August 31 @ 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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September 2019

Golden Gate Park Nursery Volunteer Project

September 1 @ 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

An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until June 30, 2020

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

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 material for all City of SF parks.  Volunteer tasks include weeding, plant maintenance and propagation.  All supplies, tools, and gloves are provided by SFRPD.  Please wear a long-sleeve shirt, long-pants and closed-toe shoes.  Meet at the flag pole in front of the  Structural Maintenance Division entrance located at…

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Free

Alemany Farm Volunteer Workday

September 1 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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Free

SF Mime Troupe Presents Treasure Island

September 1 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on September 2, 2019 at 1:30 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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Free

Alemany Farm Native Plant Volunteer Workday

September 2 @ 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

Union Square Live – Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts

September 4 @ 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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Recreation and Park Commission – Capital Committee Meeting

September 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 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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Recreation and Park Commission – Operations Committee Meeting

September 5 @ 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

Franklin Square Volunteer Workparty

September 7 @ 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

Park Presidio Volunteer Workparty

September 7 @ 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

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

Clean & Green with the Friends of Lafayette Park

September 7 @ 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

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

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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Free

Alamo Square Park Greening

September 7 @ 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

Friends of Crocker Amazon and the Excelsior Volunteer Workparty

September 7 @ 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

September 7 @ 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 August 31, 2020

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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Free

Palou Phelps Park Volunteer Workparty

September 7 @ 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

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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Free

Healthy Parks Healthy People trail walks – Stow Lake

September 7 @ 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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Free

Chess at the Park

September 7 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Every 1st and 3rd Saturday, August through December 2019.

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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Dravet Syndrome Foundation 5K Fun Run

September 8 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am

This event is a family-friendly fun run and fundraiser to benefit the Dravet Syndrome Foundation. The run is open to people running with strollers. Participants will picnic and socialize in the meadow after the run.

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Park, Recreation and Open Space Advisory Committee

September 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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

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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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Free

Panhandle Park Volunteer Project

September 14 @ 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

September 14 @ 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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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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Free

Duboce Park Volunteer Workparty

September 14 @ 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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Free

Golden Gate Park Oak Woodlands Habitat Restoration Volunteer Project

September 14 @ 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 August 31, 2020

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. September’s Oak Woodlands volunteer project will be moved to the Golden Gate Park Nursery. October…

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Free

Strawberry Hill Butterfly Habitat Restoration Project

September 14 @ 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

September 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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Heron’s Head Park Volunteer Workparty

September 14 @ 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 July 31, 2020

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 birds and an off-the-grid sustainable learning center. Heron’s Head Park offers a wonderful opportunity to learn about the historic Hunter’s Point neighborhood and its diverse open spaces. Volunteer tasks include invasive species removal, mulch application, watering and planting. Come prepared with closed-toed shoes and dress in layers. No…

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John McLaren Park Habitat Restoration Volunteer Project

September 14 @ 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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2019 Autumn Moon Celebration

September 14 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

This is a community event that highlights local artists and encourages people to create art. There will be live acoustic music, board games, a story hour in English, Cantonese, and Korean.

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Free

Alemany Farm Volunteer Workday

September 14 @ 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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Alemany Farm Volunteer Workday

September 15 @ 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

September 15 @ 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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Recreation and Park Commission Meeting

September 19 @ 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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Free

Mission Dolores Volunteer Workparty

September 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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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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Free

Washington Square Park Volunteer Workparty

September 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on September 21, 2019 at 9:00 am

Join the SFRPD gardeners and the Friends of Washington Square Park in a volunteer workparty focused on planting, gardening and maintenance.  Established in 1847 as one of the city’s first parks, Washington Square Park is surrounded by sidewalk restaurants, cafes and the historic Saint Peter and Paul’s Church. It has been the centerpiece of the North Beach neighborhood for more than 150 years.  The Friends of Washington Square is a group of neighbors dedicated to working with community leaders, SFRPD…

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White Crown Sparrow Habitat Restoration at the Bison Paddock

September 21 @ 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

September 21 @ 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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Glen Canyon Habitat Restoration Volunteer Project

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 August 31, 2020

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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Healthy Parks, Healthy People trail walks – McLaren Park

September 21 @ 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 18, 2020

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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$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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2019 YBike Learn to Ride

September 28 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

This workshop introduces bicycling to elementary school aged youth. Instructors will help children learn bike handling and balance by practicing turns, stops and hand signals.

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October 2019

Park, Recreation and Open Space Advisory Committee

October 1 @ 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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$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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Free

Kezar Triangle Volunteer Workparty in Golden Gate Park

October 5 @ 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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$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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Free

Sunnyside Conservatory Volunteer Workparty

October 12 @ 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

Walter Haas Playground Volunteer Project

October 12 @ 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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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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January 2020

Free

Bernal Hill Grassland Restoration Volunteer Project

January 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on February 15, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on March 21, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on April 18, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on May 16, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on June 20, 2020 at 10:00 am

Join the Natural Resource Division in restoring the grasslands of Bernal Hill, one of our City’s unique natural areas. We will be weeding invasive radish and mustard, helping to maintain the park’s native grasslands. The project site will offer spectacular views of the city on all sides. The event will occur rain or shine. The minimum volunteer age is 12 years old Volunteer tasks include weeding invasive radish and mustard Please wear close toed shoes and appropriate clothing for physical work…

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