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December 2019

Free

Friends of Crocker Amazon and the Excelsior Volunteer Workparty

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

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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Park Presidio Volunteer Workparty

December 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 August 31, 2020

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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Sunnyside Conservatory Volunteer Workparty

December 7 @ 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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Golden Gate Park Natural Resources Division Nursery Volunteer Workparty

December 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

December 7 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 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

Visitacion Valley Greenway Volunteer Workparty

December 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until August 31, 2020

Join the Friends of the 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 gate next to…

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Free

Mobile Recreation @ Hamilton Recreation Center

December 7 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

We would like to welcome you to our Mobile Rec Event Saturday, December 7th 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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Free

Harvey Milk Center for the Arts Holiday Craft Fair

December 8 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Harvey Milk Center for the Arts, part of San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department is proud to host its Holiday Craft Fair on Sunday, December 8th 2019. The event will include numerous local artists offering their unique handmade holiday gifts for sale to the public. Our destination art center will also host family friendly craft activities for all ages and photo booth opportunities. Stop by Harvey Milk 11am-4pm to find unique hand crafted one-of-a-kind gifts for family and friends, to…

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Free

Alemany Farm Volunteer Workday

December 9 @ 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

California Native Plant Society Volunteer Workparty

December 11 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join the SFRPD gardeners and members of the California Native Plant society in a weekly recurring volunteer workparty focusing on habitat restoration at various park sites throughout San Francisco. Volunteer activities include weeding, planting, and general maintenance. Workparty sites typically have very challenging conditions: steep and/or slippery slopes, rocks and poison oak.  Please wear closed-toed shoes, long pants and layers. Light refreshments are served. The event will occur rain or shine.  Meet at the end of Key Street. To register…

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Free

Panhandle Park Volunteer Project

December 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

Buena Vista Neighborhood Association Volunteer Workparty

December 14 @ 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 August 31, 2020

One event on December 14, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on January 11, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on February 8, 2020 at 9:00 am

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

Legion of Honor Ongoing Volunteer Project

December 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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Free

Golden Gate Park Oak Woodlands Habitat Restoration Volunteer Project

December 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join this knowledgeable group of volunteers and San Francisco Recreation and Park Natural Resource Division in restoring Golden Gate Park’s native oak woodlands. Learn about the importance of our oak woodlands and the wildlife they support. Meet some of the oldest trees in the city. For more information regarding the volunteer project please contact Friends of Oak Woodlands site steward Robert Bakewell at 415-710-9617or rcbakewell@gmail.com. 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

December 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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John McLaren Park Habitat Restoration Volunteer Project

December 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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 Weather permitting, volunteers will assist the NRD gardeners in planting. If rain falls on this date, planting will be…

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Free

Healthy Parks Healthy People trail walks – Glen Park

December 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 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

December 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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Alemany Farm Volunteer Workday

December 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

December 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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Free

California Native Plant Society Volunteer Workparty

December 18 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join the SFRPD gardeners and members of the California Native Plant society in a weekly recurring volunteer workparty focusing on habitat restoration at various park sites throughout San Francisco. Volunteer activities include weeding, planting, and general maintenance. Workparty sites typically have very challenging conditions: steep and/or slippery slopes, rocks and poison oak.  Please wear closed-toed shoes, long pants and layers. Light refreshments are served. The event will occur rain or shine.  Meet at the South end of South Peak. To…

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Recreation and Park Commission Meeting

December 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, 2020

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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White Crown Sparrow Habitat Restoration at the Bison Paddock

December 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 John F Kennedy Drive between 36th Avenue and Chain of Lakes Drive East in…

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Camellia Garden Volunteer Workparty

December 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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Free

Healthy Parks, Healthy People trail walks – McLaren Park

December 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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Corona Heights Habitat Restoration Volunteer Project

December 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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 Weather permitting, volunteers will assist the NRD gardeners in planting. If rain falls on this date, planting will be postponed…

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Free

Mobile Recreation @ Lake Merced Boathouse

December 21 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

We would like to welcome you to our Mobile Rec Event Saturday, December 21st from 11:00am – 2:00pm at Lake Merced Boathouse.  We will have our Climbing Wall & Kayaking on site. We will provide safety equipment. Mobile Recreation is a free event. Get out and play!

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Alvord Lake Volunteer Project

December 28 @ 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.  All supplies, tools, and gloves are provided by SFRPD. 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

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

December 28 @ 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

Mobile Recreation @ St. Mary’s Recreation Center

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

We would like to welcome you to our Mobile Rec Event Saturday, December 28th from 11:00am – 2:00pm at St. Mary’s 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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January 2020

Free

Clean & Green with the Friends of Lafayette Park

January 4, 2020 @ 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

Palou Phelps Park Volunteer Workparty

January 4, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join the SFRPD  gardeners in a recurring habitat restoration volunteer project at Palou Phelps Park. Weather permitting, volunteers will assist the NRD gardeners in planting. The event will occur rain or shine. If rain falls on this date, planting will be postponed to the next volunteer workparty. Please wear closed toed shoes, long pants and layers.   Light refreshments provided.  Meet at Palou St & Phelps St. To register for this volunteer opportunity, please click on the “REGISTER” button above, or…

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Free

Mobile Recreation @ Hilltop Skate Park

January 4, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

We would like to welcome you to our Mobile Rec Event Saturday, January 4th from 11:00am – 2:00pm at Hilltop Skate 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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Golden Gate Park Nursery Volunteer Project

January 5, 2020 @ 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

January 5, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until January 3, 2021

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

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Free

Alemany Farm Native Plant Volunteer Workday

January 6, 2020 @ 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

Annual Dahlia Dell Digout in Golden Gate Park

January 11, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on January 11, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on January 12, 2020 at 9:00 am

Please join us in volunteering at the annual Dahlia Dell Digout in Golden Gate Park, hosted by the Dahlia Society of California and SFRPD.  Located in the northeastern corner of Golden Gate Park (near the Conservatory of Flowers), the Dahlia Garden celebrates the official flower of San Francisco with a diverse spread of colors that grow in a thick, fenced-in treasure trove of blooms.  Dahlias have had a dedicated plot near the Conservatory of Flowers since the mid 1920’s.  Volunteers…

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Walter Haas Playground Volunteer Project

January 11, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every 3 months that begins at 9:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until June 30, 2020

Please join the Friends of Walter Haas Playground for a quarterly recurring volunteer workparty focused on maintenance of the children’s play area.  Volunteer tasks include weeding, planting, litter abatement and playground equipment clean-up.  Please wear closed-toed shoes and dress in layers.  Light refreshments served.  Event takes place rain or shine. To sign-up for this volunteer opportunity, please click on the “REGISTER” button above, or email recparkvolunteer@sfgov.org or call 415-831-6884.

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Free

Golden Gate Park Oak Woodlands Habitat Restoration Volunteer Project

January 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join this knowledgeable group of volunteers and San Francisco Recreation and Park Natural Resource Division in restoring Golden Gate Park’s native oak woodlands. Learn about the importance of our oak woodlands and the wildlife they support. Meet some of the oldest trees in the city. For more information regarding the volunteer project please contact Friends of Oak Woodlands site steward Robert Bakewell at 415-710-9617or rcbakewell@gmail.com. September’s Oak Woodlands volunteer project will be moved to the Golden Gate Park Nursery. October…

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Free

John McLaren Park Habitat Restoration Volunteer Project

January 11, 2020 @ 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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Free

Mobile Recreation @ Sunset Recreation Center

January 11, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

  We would like to welcome you to our Mobile Rec Event Saturday, January 11th from 11:00am – 2:00pm at Sunset 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

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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Mobile Recreation @ Kelloch & Velasco Mini Park

January 18, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

We would like to welcome you to our Mobile Rec Event Saturday, January 18th from 11:00am – 2:00pm at Kelloch & Velasco Mini Park. We will have our Climbing Wall & Kayaking on site. We will provide safety equipment. Mobile Recreation is a free event. Get out and play!

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Alemany Farm Native Plant Volunteer Workday

January 19, 2020 @ 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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Corona Heights Habitat Restoration Volunteer Project

January 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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 Weather permitting, volunteers will assist the NRD gardeners in planting. Wear close-toed shoes and appropriate clothing for physical work Tools…

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February 2020

Free

Kezar Triangle Volunteer Workparty in Golden Gate Park

February 1, 2020 @ 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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Alamo Square Park Greening

February 1, 2020 @ 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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Recreation and Park Commission – Capital Committee Meeting

February 5, 2020 @ 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 2, 2020

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

February 6, 2020 @ 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 3, 2020

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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Golden Gate Park Oak Woodlands Habitat Restoration Volunteer Project

February 8, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on December 14, 2019 at 10:00 am

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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Corona Heights Habitat Restoration Volunteer Project

February 22, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until August 31, 2020

One event on November 23, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on February 29, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on December 21, 2019 at 10:00 am

Come explore this neighborhood park and its spectacular views of San Francisco’s hilltops, patches of green, and skyline. Join the Natural Resource Division and volunteers from the Gay and Lesbian Sierrans as we work to protect wild flowers and bunch grasses by weeding invasive plants. The event will occur rain or shine. The minimum volunteer age is 12 years old Volunteer tasks include weeding invasive radish and maintaining plantings Wear close-toed shoes and appropriate clothing for physical work Tools and…

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March 2020

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Saturn Street Steps Park Volunteer Project

March 7, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on March 7, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on June 6, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on September 12, 2020 at 9:00 am

Join the neighbors of the Saturn Street Steps for a volunteer workparty from 9 am- 12 at this beautiful park nestled in the heart of the Castro.  Help maintain a succulent and native plant garden.  Volunteer tasks include weeding, mulching and occasional planting.  Please wear closed-toe shoes, long pants and a long-sleeved shirt.  All supplies, tools, and gloves are provided by SFRPD.  Meet at Ord and Saturn Streets.  Light refreshments served To RSVP for this volunteer opportunity, please email recparkvolunteer@sfgov.org…

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Upper Noe Recreation Center Volunteer Project

March 14, 2020 @ 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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Duboce Park Volunteer Workparty

March 14, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on April 11, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on May 9, 2020 at 10:00 am

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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Alta Plaza Volunteer Workparty

March 14, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on March 14, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on June 13, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on September 12, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on December 20, 2020 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 plantings, lay down mulch, weed, sweep, edge and more.  A complimentary continental breakfast is served before getting our assignments. Please wear layered clothing and a sun hat and closed-toe shoes, and bring a refillable water bottle. The gardeners will…

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Mission Dolores Volunteer Workparty

March 19, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on May 16, 2019 at 10:00 am

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

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

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

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

One event on March 19, 2020 at 10:00 am

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

One event on April 16, 2020 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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National AIDS Memorial Grove On-going Volunteer Project

March 21, 2020 @ 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 August 31, 2020

In 1988 a group of San Franciscans began the task of creating a space for those devastated by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Volunteers worked in the grove to create the remarkable meditative space it is today. Their work continues monthly to maintain the large body of work done on the grove and plant native plants. You too can be a part of this special space in Golden Gate Park. Please wear closed-toed shoes, long pants and layers. Light refreshments provided. Meet…

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April 2020

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Mt Olympus Volunteer Workparty

April 4, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on April 6, 2019 at 9:00 am

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

One event on April 4, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on July 11, 2020 at 9:00 am

Join the Friends of Mt Olympus at volunteer workparty devoted to the beautification and maintenance of a neighborhood green jewel.  Please dress in layers, and wear a long-sleeved shirt and long pants.  All supplies, tools, and gloves are provided by SFRPD.  Meet at top of the hill on Upper Terrace.  Light refreshments served To register, please click on the “REGISTER” button above, or email recparkvolunteer@sfgov.org or call 415-831-6884.

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Mountain Lake Park Volunteer Workparty

April 18, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on September 7, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on November 16, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on April 18, 2020 at 9:00 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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October 2020

Recreation and Park Commission – Operations Committee Meeting

October 8, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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 Meeting

October 22, 2020 @ 10:00 am

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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November 2020

Alemany Farm Native Plant Volunteer Workday

November 15, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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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