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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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April 2019

Let’sPlaySF! Groundbreaking

April 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us and the San Francisco Parks Alliance for a groundbreaking event marking the beginning of the next five playground renovation projects under the Let’sPlaySF! initiative. The event will take place on Thursday, April 25 from 11 a.m. to noon at the Panhandle Playground (Oak and Ashbury streets in Golden Gate Park). In total, Let’sPlaySF! is renovating 13 neighborhood playgrounds around the city. Join us as we celebrate the transformation of playgrounds at the Panhandle, Sgt. John Macaulay Park, Merced…

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Free

Thursday Movement Classes with LINES Dance Center

April 25 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

Bring your co-workers and friends to the free movement and dance classes from LINES Dance Center instructors at UN Plaza. The energizing 30-minute classes will help slough off the mid-day slump and re-energize the rest of the afternoon! AND — following class on Feb 21, March 21, and April 21 — Alonzo King LINES Ballet Training Program dancers will perform on the UN Plaza “stage” at 1-1:30pm.

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Free

Block 3 Activation Event

April 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Community meeting organized by Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation.

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Spey-O-Rama

April 26 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on April 27, 2019 at 8:00am

One event on April 28, 2019 at 8:00am

This is the annual world championship for spey casting (casting with a two-handed rod) taking place throughout the Angler’s Lodge and the three casting pools in Golden Gate Park. Participants pre-register to compete. The event area is open to the general public.

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Free

North Lake Volunteer Workparty

April 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until July 1, 2019

One event on November 17, 2018 at 9:00am

Join the members of the Audubon Society and the SFRPD gardeners in a recurring volunteer workparty at North Lake in Golden Gate Park that focuses on habitat restoration.  Lend a hand with weeding and tending native plants that comprise a vital wildlife habitat.  Please wear closed toed shoes, long pants and layers of clothing.  Light refreshments provided.  Meet at the restroom pavilion on JFK Drive at Chain of Lakes Drive East. To sign-up for this volunteer opportunity, please click on the…

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Alvord Lake Volunteer Project

April 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until July 1, 2019

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

Juri Commons Volunteer Project

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

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

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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2019 March for Babies

April 27 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

March for Babies is a community event that brings together families, friends and colleagues from across the Bay Area to bring awareness and show support for the mission to prevent birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. The event will be staged at the Great Meadow at Fort Mason. The walk will be on the perimeter pathway in the Marina Green and will turnaround in Crissy Field.

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Free

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

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am 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

Corona Heights Habitat Restoration Volunteer Project

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Last of the month, repeating until June 29, 2019

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

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

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

Come explore this neighborhood park and its beautiful views of the San Francisco skyline. Join the Natural Resource Division and the Gay and Lesbian Sierran volunteers weeding radish and maintaining plantings. The event will occur rain or shine. The minimum volunteer age is 12 years old Volunteer tasks include weeding invasive radish and maintaining plantings Please wear close toed shoes and appropriate clothing for physical work Tools and gloves will be provided Light snacks will be offered Meet behind the Randall Museum…

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Free

Mobile Recreation @ Boeddeker Park

April 27 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

We would like to welcome you to our Mobile Rec Event Saturday, April 27th from 11:00am – 2:00pm at Boeddeker Park. We will have our Climbing Wall, Disc Golf, Skateboards, BMX Bikes & Razor Scooters on site. We will provide safety equipment. Mobile Recreation is a free event. Get out and play!

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Free

DogFest 2019

April 27 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Community Dog Show, fundraiser and family fun event to benefit McKinley Elementary School.

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Free

Dutch King’s Day

April 27 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Come join us for SF King’s Day in Golden Gate Park at the MURPHY WINDMILL to celebrate Dutch culture and traditions, including traditional Dutch games, food, beer, music and more! This event is free and open to the general public.

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Free

Visitacion Valley Sculpture Garden

April 27 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The event is to celebrate the opening of a new temporary Sculpture Garden in the Visitacion Valley Greenway. The event will begin with an announcement from the organizers and artists. People will then be encouraged to explore the Greenway and to observe the newly placed sculptures.

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Free

Dancing in the Park

April 27 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Mark Foehringer Dance Project|SF presents an annual, one day, outdoor event in Golden Gate Park. Dancing in the Park SF features 30 dance groups or dance artists including professional dance companies, pre-professional programs and community groups from around the Bay Area. This event is free and open to the general public.

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Jim Tracy ALS 5K

April 28 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

The event is a timed 5K run followed by an awards ceremony. All proceeds to benefit the ALS Association to find a cure. This event is open to registered participants.

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2019 Walk MS: San Francisco

April 28 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

This is a fundraising walk to support people living with Multiple Sclerosis. Produced by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, walkers have the option of a 1M or 3M route on the Embarcadero.

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Free

Dia de los Niños/Día de los Libros

April 28 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A free afternoon festival filled with entertainment, joy and literacy for the whole family.

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Free

Alemany Farm Volunteer Workday

April 29 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm 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

Visitacion Valley Greenway Volunteer Workparty

April 30 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am 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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May 2019

Recreation and Park Commission – Capital Committee Meeting

May 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:00pm 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

May 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:00pm 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

Clean & Green with the Friends of Lafayette Park

May 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day First of the month, repeating until June 30, 2019

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

Friends of Crocker Amazon and the Excelsior Volunteer Workparty

May 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day First of the month, repeating until June 30, 2019

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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Free

Kezar Triangle Volunteer Workparty in Golden Gate Park

May 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day First of the month, repeating until May 31, 2019

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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Free

Park Presidio Volunteer Workparty

May 4 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am 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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Alamo Square Park Greening

May 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day First of the month, repeating until June 30, 2019

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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Golden Gate Park Natural Resources Division Nursery Volunteer Workparty

May 4 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:30am on day First of the month, repeating until July 31, 2019

Please join the Natural Resources Division at the Golden Gate Park Nursery in propagating San Francisco native plants from seeds, spores or cuttings. All seeds and plants being propagated were collected from wild populations currently growing in San Francisco. This is a great opportunity to acquire plant propagation skills, and to deepen your knowledge of the San Francisco flora. Many of the plants will be planted in one of many restoration sites. These plants will enhancement and aid wildlife habitat.…

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Healthy Parks Healthy People trail walks – Stow Lake

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am 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

Palou Phelps Park Volunteer Workparty

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every 2 months that begins at 10:00am on day First of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

One event on June 8, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on May 4, 2019 at 10:00am

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

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

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

Join the Friends of Mountain Lake Park, the Presidio Trust 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…

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Brooks Park Volunteer Workparty

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Meet Brooks Park neighbors and make new friends at the Brooks Park Volunteer Project. In January, volunteers will join SFRPD Natural Resource Division staff planting dune species and in April, volunteers will join in the maintenance of these new plantings. 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 park on Vernon St. across from 253 Vernon St. Light refreshments provided To sign-up for…

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Free

Mobile Recreation @ Access To Adventure/Golden Gate Park-Music Concourse

May 4 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

We would like to welcome you to our Mobile Rec Event Saturday, May 5th from 11:00am – 2:00pm at Access To Adventure/Golden Gate Park-Music Concourse. We will have our Climbing Wall, Disc Golf, Skateboards, BMX Bikes & Razor Scooters on site. We will provide safety equipment. Mobile Recreation is a free event. Get out and play!

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Free

2019 Children’s Day Festival

May 4 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us for a day out in San Francisco’s Historic Japantown Peace Plaza for the 2019 Children’s Day Festival.  Come participate in carnival games, crafts, a bounce house, and live entertainment and cultural performances.  This event is free and open to the public.

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Free

2019 Children’s Day Festival

May 4 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California is hosting the 2019 Children’s Day Festival in San Francisco’s Historic Japantown Peace Plaza.  Participate in carnival games, crafts, a bounce house, and live entertainment and cultural performances.  This event is free and open to the public

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Free

Access to Adventure

May 4 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This event is hosted by Support for Families of Children with Disabilities in partnership with the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department. It is a festival of arts and recreation for children with disabilities or special healthcare needs. There will be music, food, and activities that support children with disabilities and their families. Local organizations will participate in this event. This event is free and open to the general public.

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Golden Gate Park Nursery Volunteer Project

May 5 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day First of the month, repeating until July 1, 2019

An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until July 1, 2019

An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until July 1, 2019

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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2019 CDBA Regatta

May 5 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This is a regional Dragon Boat competition organized by the California Dragon Boat Association.

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2019 Kids’ Games @ Kezar! – Sunday, 5/5/19

May 5 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

The San Francisco Police Activities League (SFPAL), San Francisco Police Department and San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department are pleased to present the 4th Annual Kids’ Games @ Kezar on Sunday, May 5th!  This will be a free Olympic-style track meet for 5-14 year-old boys and girls, featuring the following events: 50 meters, 100 meters, and Long Jump. Please see the flyer below for more details.  Any questions, please contact Nate Birnbaum at nathan.birnbaum@sfgov.org. 2019 Kids’ Games @ Kezar

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2019 Moving Day Walk

May 5 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Moving Day is the National Parkinson Foundation’s annual fundraising and awareness event that unites families, friends and communities in the fight against Parkinson’s disease.

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Free

Alemany Farm Volunteer Workday

May 5 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00pm 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

Alemany Farm Native Plant Volunteer Workday

May 6 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00pm 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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Park, Recreation and Open Space Advisory Committee

May 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30pm 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

San Francisco’s Bike to Work Day

May 9

Bike to Work Day is San Francisco’s biggest biking day of the year! Join tens of thousands of San Franciscans in a healthy and sustainable form of transportation by pedaling to work on Thursday, May 9. Pedal by one of dozens of Energizer Stations across San Francisco for free snacks, beverages and collectable, reusable tote bags filled with goodies. Does your bike need a check-up? Bike mechanics will be on hand to provide complimentary basic bike maintenance at select stations. Celebrate…

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Free

Panhandle Park Volunteer Project

May 11 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until June 30, 2019

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

May 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until July 1, 2019

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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2019 SFFD Jim Gallagher Interstate Competition

May 11 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

This is the annual fundraising event organized by the San Francisco Fire Road Runner Club to benefit the SF Fire Fighter Cancer Foundation.

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2019 BCAN Walk to End Bladder Cancer

May 11 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

BCAN Walk to End Bladder Cancer is a walk to bring awareness and increased funding for research to identify effective treatments and eventually a cure for bladder cancer.

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Free

Golden Gate Park Oak Woodlands Habitat Restoration Volunteer Project

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until July 31, 2019

One event on November 4, 2017 at 10:00am

Join this knowledgeable group of volunteers in restoring the native Oak Woodlands in Golden Gate Park. For more information you are welcome to contact Robert Bakewell at 415-710-9617or rcbakewell@gmail.com. Please wear closed toed shoes, long pants and layers. The event will occur rain or shine, barring high winds. Light refreshments provided. Please register by clicking on the “REGISTER” button above, or emailing recparkvolunteer@sfgov.org or calling 415-831-6884. Meet the group at the bottom of the steps to the Conservatory of Flowers.…

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Strawberry Hill Butterfly Habitat Restoration Project

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until June 30, 2019

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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Duboce Park Volunteer Workparty

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until June 30, 2019

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

John McLaren Park Habitat Restoration Volunteer Project

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

Come join the Natural Resource Division gardeners in a recurring habitat restoration volunteer project in John McLaren Park. Explore the biological diversity of San Francisco’s second largest park. 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 gloves will be provided Light snacks will be offered…

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Healthy Parks Healthy People trail walks – Glen Park

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am 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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2019 We Dare To Bare

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

We Dare to Bare is a one-day health fitness festival that raises awareness of nutrition and celebrates women.

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Free

Mobile Recreation @ Moscone Recreation Center

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

We would like to welcome you to our Mobile Rec Event Saturday, May 11th from 11:00am – 2:00pm at Moscone Recreation Center.  We will have our Climbing Wall, Disc Golf, Skateboards, BMX Bikes & Razor Scooters on site. We will provide safety equipment. Mobile Recreation is a free event. Get out and play!

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Free

Alemany Farm Volunteer Workday

May 11 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00pm 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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2019 Kid’s Ocean Day

May 15 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

The event is the Kid’s Ocean Day “Adopt a Beach”. This event brings over 950 students from San Francisco and Marin to Ocean Beach for a clean-up day and an aerial art project in support of the world’s oceans.

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Recreation and Park Commission Meeting

May 16 @ 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am 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

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

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

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

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

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

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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White Crown Sparrow Habitat Restoration at the Bison Paddock

May 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until June 30, 2019

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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Glen Canyon Habitat Restoration Volunteer Project

May 18 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until July 31, 2019

Join the the Friends of Glen Canyon Park and the Natural Resource Division for a monthly volunteer activities including weeding, pruning, and occasional planting. Please wear closed toed shoes, long pants and layers. The event will occur rain or shine. Light refreshments will be provided. Meet just north of the Glen Canyon Recreation Facility on Alms Road. Please RSVP by clicking on the REGISTER button above, or emailing recparkvolunteer@sfgov.org or call 415-831-6884.  

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Camellia Garden Volunteer Workparty

May 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until June 30, 2019

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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Buena Vista Neighborhood Association Volunteer Workparty

May 18 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am 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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2019 Great Strides San Francisco

May 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The event is a 5K walk to help raise money for people living with Cystic Fibrosis. The event will be staged at Little Marina.

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New Volunteer Opportunity: SFRPD Trail Corps

May 18 @ 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 kick-off volunteer 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…

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Healthy Parks, Healthy People trail walks – McLaren Park

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am 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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Bernal Hill Grassland Restoration Volunteer Project

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until June 30, 2019

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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Mobile Recreation @ Hamilton Recreation Center

May 18 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

We would like to welcome you to our Mobile Rec Event Saturday, May 18th from 11:00am – 2:00pm at Hamilton Recreation Center. We will have our Climbing Wall, Disc Golf, Skateboards, BMX Bikes & Razor Scooters on site. We will provide safety equipment. Mobile Recreation is a free event. Get out and play!

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2019 YBike Learn to Ride

May 18 @ 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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Alemany Farm Volunteer Workday

May 19 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00pm 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

May 19 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00pm 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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Mobile Recreation @ Miraloma Playground

May 25 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

We would like to welcome you to our Mobile Rec Event Saturday, May 25th from 11:00am – 2:00pm at Upper Miraloma Playground. We will have our Climbing Wall, Disc Golf, Skateboards, BMX Bikes & Razor Scooters on site. We will provide safety equipment. Mobile Recreation is a free event. Get out and play!

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Alemany Farm Volunteer Workday

May 26 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00pm 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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June 2019

Donations

2019 MG Walk

June 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This is an annual fundraising walk organized by the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America.

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Grattan Playground Volunteer Workparty

June 1 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join the Friends of Grattan Playground and SFRPD gardeners for a volunteer workparty focused on playground clean-up and maintenance.  The Friends of Grattan Playground work to preserve and enhance this community resource for safe, interactive, and nature-themed outdoor play.  Volunteering is a great opportunity to join in a project that will shape the future of our children’s play experience, and benefit the community for years to come.   All supplies, tools, and gloves are provided by SFRPD.   Please dress in layers…

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Mobile Recreation @ Minnie & Lovie Ward Recreation Center

June 1 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

  We would like to welcome you to our Mobile Rec Event Saturday, June 1st from 11:00am – 2:00pm at Minnie & Lovie Ward Recreation Center. We will have our Climbing Wall, Disc Golf, Skateboards, BMX Bikes & Razor Scooters on site. We will provide safety equipment. Mobile Recreation is a free event. Get out and play!

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Alta Plaza Volunteer Workparty

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

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

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

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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Esprit Park Volunteer Workday

June 16 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on February 24, 2019 at 9:00am

Come join the neighbors of Esprit Park and the SFRPD gardeners in a cleaning and greening of a vibrant community park.  A wide range of gardening tasks will be available: weeding, mulching, trimming and litter pick-up.  Tools and gloves will be provided.  Please wear closed toed shoes, long pants and layers.  Light refreshments will be served. If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity, please RSVP to recparkvolunteer@sfgov.org.

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July 2019

Free

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 9:00am 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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September 2019

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 9:00am

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

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

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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October 2019

$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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