The San Francisco Police Athletic League (SFPAL) and Rec and Park team up to host the Kids’ Games at Kezar Stadium, Sunday May 5th, featuring track and field events for boys and … Continue reading
Save the Date! ASL Day 2019 is April 6! Join us for our annual celebration of American Sign Language and Culture! Saturday, April 6 11:30am-3:30pm Mission Inclusion Center, 3555 19th Street at Linda Burgers, hot dogs, and drinks will be provided. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share! … Continue reading
Hi all, We are honing in on our final concept design with feedback from the community meetings, and our online surveys (we had +175 responses on our second survey!). Additionally, the two draft concept designs were presented to the Rec Park After-school Program held at JP Murphy Clubhouse. The children … Continue reading
Hi everyone! We are excited to share that the contracts have been finalized and construction will start on the McLaren Park Playground and Group Picnic Area Renovation in April. The project will be built by the same contractor that is already working on the Pathway Re-paving Project in McLaren Park. … Continue reading
Rec & Park hosted another Esprit Community Advisory Group (ECAG) Meeting on March 14. The presentation focused on the drainage at the site, and surfacing for the future dog play area. Handouts from the meeting will be posted under the FAQs tab of the main Esprit Park Renovation Project page … Continue reading
Hi everyone! We are finally complete with the renovation of the McLaren Community Garden! Hooray! This has been a Capital Project for six years, and the community has been advocating for this site even longer than that. We are thrilled to celebrate the re-opening of the Community Garden on Saturday, … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO – Budding scientists from middle schools across San Francisco will compete in a Bay Area-wide science fair later this month after distinguishing themselves at a citywide competition held at the Randall Museum. More than 160 students from San Francisco’s public and private schools competed in this year’s San … Continue reading
Eggstravaganza returns to Robin Williams Meadow in Golden Gate Park on April 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will feature egg hunts, carnival rides, games, live entertainment, food trucks and … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO – Due to senior week being cancelled last year because of the Paradise fire, all those registered will get the cabin they were assigned from 2018. Please, note that everyone including those who registered last year must still register online and make payment during the lottery period. CAMP … Continue reading
We’re celebrating Women’s History Month by featuring some of the most influential and noteworthy women who have played a role in making our parks system the best in the country. This week, we take a closer look at the Pioneer Mother Memorial in Golden Gate Park, the only sculpture of … Continue reading
The Ralph D House Renovation Project construction continues following the rainy season. Remaining work includes box steps, paving, railing installation, and soil preparation. The project should be completed by early Spring.
The Franklin Square Improvement Project is continuing construction following the rainy weather. During construction, the project was awarded additional funding that allowed for expanded/improved lighting and replacement of the park’s west asphalt pathway. The remaining work includes west side asphalt paving, light pole installation, and par course equipment installation. The … Continue reading
We want to thank each and every vendor that participated in the Pop-Up summer resource fair this past month at Palega Recreation Center. People in our community had access to many possibilities at their fingertips and our recreation center is truly appreciative to everyone who took time out of their … Continue reading
Join us, Project Coyote and San Francisco Animal Care and Control for a talk about coexisting with resident coyotes in San Francisco at Potrero Hill Recreation Center (801 Arkansas Street) from 7 … Continue reading
Join us from 10 a.m. to noon for a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, March 23 as we open the McLaren Community Garden! We will have brief remarks, family-friendly gardening activities and … Continue reading
Get your garden ready and join us for FREE community garden workshops this spring, including our next Garden Resource Day on Saturday, March 30 from 10 a.m. to noon at Alemany Farm! For additional Community Garden events this spring, click here: Garden Events For Spring To RSVP for workshops or … Continue reading
Hi everyone! I am happy to announce that the Recreation and Park Commission approved the award of a construction contract for the renovation of the Alice Chalmers Playground to Azul Works, Inc. on February 21, 2019. We are anticipating to mobilize for construction in May 2019. In the next few … Continue reading
The Vision Plan is a community driven process for the future of Japantown’s central public space that builds on the sites legacy. Please join us to review a refined concept that integrates … Continue reading
Join us for our Soccer Information Fair on Wednesday, March 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the County Fair Building (1199 9th Avenue). Soccer players and parents will have the opportunity … Continue reading
The San Francisco Recreation & Park Department (RPD) invites you to join a public meeting on Wednesday, March 20 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the County Fair Building (1199 9th Avenue) … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO – City officials, wheelchair basketball athletes, and South of Market community members on Wednesday celebrated the addition of 10 new custom sport wheelchairs at Gene Friend Recreation Center—part of the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department’s focus on adaptive sports. The $40,000 purchase of the 10 wheelchairs were … Continue reading
You might have noticed — it has been raining a lot! So there is still a bit of work to complete on Phase 1, mostly near the turtles across from the group picnic area. The ground needs to dry out before the paving can be finished. Meanwhile, Phase 2 down … Continue reading
It’s never too early to plan ahead to get out and play for the summer! Summer Day Camp registration begins on Saturday, March 16 at 10 a.m. From rock climbing camp at Glen Park Recreation Center to Silver Tree Day Camp, we have something for everyone! For more information and class … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO – A plan to rehabilitate a long-vacant bayside lot in San Francisco’s India Basin and turn it into a waterfront park took a step forward with the allocation of a $5 million grant toward tidal restoration and site cleanup. The San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority on Friday approved … Continue reading
April 1, 2019 at 6pm in the Lake Merced Boathouse, 1 Harding Road
A 4th community meeting will be held for the Lake Merced 2012 bond project at the Lake Merced Boathouse on Monday, April 1st 2019 at 6pm. The Boathouse location can be seen … Continue reading
The project landscape architect has been working with the contractor’s nursery to secure all of the plants for the new park. The new trees, shrubs, and perennials are being cared for by a grower in the Central Valley until it is time to install them later this year. The planting … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO – City officials on Saturday unveiled a sweeping transformation of the beloved Balboa Park Pool, a renovation designed to buoy aquatic programming for swimmers of all ages. Highlights of the makeover include a new community room for events, new mechanical and plumbing systems to improve the comfort of … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO –San Francisco Recreation and Park Department today unveiled its new main trail through the Oak Woodlands of Golden Gate Park, dedicating the scenic path to Phil Arnold, a longtime advocate for local parks, open space, and recreational trail opportunities. The Phil Arnold trail provides a primary, continuous nature … Continue reading
Hi all – We would love your feedback on our two draft concept designs for the renovation of Golden Gate Heights Playground. Please take ten minutes to complete this survey before March 11th to provide us with your input. Feel free to share this survey with your neighbors, fellow parents, … Continue reading
2019 Camp Mather lottery results will be released in the first week of March 2019.
Join us on Saturday, February 23 to throw out the first pitch on the 2019 baseball season! We will be celebrating opening day for the SF Youth Baseball League from 10 a.m. … Continue reading
On Saturdays, from February 8th to March 16th, a free shuttle will travel from the Mission Arts Center to the Randall Museum. The shuttle will make several trips between the facilities during the day, starting at 9:45 at the Mission Arts Center, with the final pick up at the Randall … Continue reading
The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department and Port of San Francisco Greenager Program is an outdoor youth leadership program created and designed to offer early high school teens a chance to play an important role in the community by improving the city’s green spaces through stewardship, engagement, raising awareness, … Continue reading
Join us on Saturday, February 23 beginning at 12:30 p.m. as we hold a reopening celebration for the community at the Balboa Pool (1878 San Jose Avenue). The event will feature special … Continue reading
Hi all, thank you to those who attended our second community meeting on February12th! During the meeting we shared two draft concept design alternatives for the playground equipment. One scheme was geared for younger kids and had more focus on ground play equipment. The other scheme was geared for older … Continue reading
Demolition is 85% complete – Only 1.5 buildings remain to be removed…and the first concrete footings will be poured next week. Check out the formwork awaiting concrete trucks next week: Margaret S. Hayward Playground Renovation or cut and paste into your browser: https://sfrecpark.org/project/margaret-s-hayward-playground-improvement-project/ UPDATE ON TENNIS COURTS: Extending the tennis … Continue reading
Hi everyone! The McLaren Community Garden is just about finished up! The contractor is completing the ornamental gates and will install them soon. All other work including the greenhouse installation is complete! Keep an eye out for the date of the Opening Celebration- an announcement will made via our Rec … Continue reading
McLaren Park Playground and Group Picnic Area Renovation is in the final stages of the Bid & Award Phase of the Project. The construction contract for the project is being signed and we anticipate starting construction this Spring!!!
Join the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, San Franciscans for Sports and Recreation, the Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program (BORP) All Stars, and the Golden State Warriors for a special … Continue reading
The Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center Gymnasium will be closed February 21st & 22nd from 6:00pm-9:00pm and All day February 23rd for our 7th Annual Chinese New Year Tournament. The event is open to be viewed by the public.
Stern Grove Tops List of 2018 Nuptial Spots in SF Parks Rec and Parks’ podcast explores love in the parks SAN FRANCISCO – Sixty-one couples tied the knot amid the towering trees of Stern Grove last year, making it the most popular San Francisco park in which to wed in … Continue reading
Here’s a rundown of parks affected by the current storm (updated at 11:44 a.m. on 2/14/19): Stern Grove is currently closed due to stormy weather. Chain of Lakes Drive in Golden Gate Park is now open after crews removed a downed tree. All grass athletic fields and diamonds, including Silver … Continue reading
Join us on Friday, February 22 beginning at 10 a.m. as we hold an opening celebration and dedication for the Phil Arnold Trail (formerly the Oak Woodlands Trail). The newly renovated trail … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO –– Seventy eight percent of San Franciscans think the condition of the city’s parks are improving, a bright spot in poll results measuring the public’s satisfaction with city services and issues. The 2019 Dignity Health CityBeat Poll, released Tuesday by the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, revealed that … Continue reading
Work has begun on the first of four phases, from the group picnic crossing at Shelley Drive to Gambier Plaza. We’ve experienced a few short weather delays, but Phase 2 near the basketball court should begin on schedule, weather permitting, the week of Feb 19 at which time the remaining … Continue reading
Not exactly, but you may have noticed some beautiful redwood logs stacked near the San Jose end of the park. Salvaged from McLaren Park, these will be part of the new natural play area in Juri Commons, just above the new slide and swing. As big as these seem to … Continue reading
Demolition is complete and the site is now nearly a clean slate. After a hiatus for Chinese New Year, we are now beginning foundation work both in the building (what’s left of it!) and outdoors as well for the walls and ramps. After this work is done in a couple … Continue reading
Due to the upcoming storm, we will be closing Stern Grove for Wednesday, February 13. In addition, all grass fields, diamonds and the Silver Terrace Baseball dirt infield will be closed. Please check back for updates on this and other park’s statuses tomorrow. To report downed trees or any other … Continue reading
Please join us to discuss an upcoming project to upgrade the lighting and complete miscellaneous site enhancements to improve visibility and safety. Date: Monday, March 11th, 2019 Time: 6-8 pm Location: Gene … Continue reading
Did you miss the Summer Resource Fair on February 9 with us, the San Francisco Department of Children, Youth & Their Families and the San Francisco Public Library? Don’t worry, we have free pop-up summer resource fairs coming up in the next month in your neighborhood! Connect with representatives for camps, … Continue reading
Happy 2019! As we begin the new year, we’d like to share some of our recent accomplishments in our 2018 Community Report! Some highlights include 252,000 volunteer hours committed to our parks and programs as well as 145,000 permits issued for events. We also kick started campaigns to renovate 13 … Continue reading
The Harvey Milk Photo Center and SFArtsED Gallery are pleased to announce a book release and two-part exhibition of work by Cincinnati-based photographer Thomas R. Schiff. The Poetics of Distortion features panoramic photographs of … Continue reading
Here are a few updates on our Gene Friend Rec Center Project: Our Project Manager, Melinda Stockmann Sullivan, is on maternity leave. Levi Conover will be taking over as Project Manager. Please direct any project inquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org / 415-581-2572. We have our final concept design for the new rec … Continue reading
Thank you so much for your patience! We are finalizing a bid package for contractors for phase 1 improvements at the park, which include improvements to the east and west entrances from the road to the hill (at Bernal Heights Boulevard and Folsom and at top of Esmeralda stairs) as … Continue reading
Thanks again to all who came to our community open house this Spring and to those who provided input via email. We have integrated much of this feedback and have a preliminary conceptual design for a linear park or “promenade” in the location of the closed roadway. Project Manager Melinda … Continue reading
Just a friendly reminder that Spring registration will be coming up on Saturday, March 2nd at 10 am! Registration is available online at sfrecpark.org/register or at any of our recreation centers! If you are to register in person please have all course numbers that you would like to register for … Continue reading
Good news: On January 17th, 2019, The Recreation and Park Commission unanimously approved the construction contract for the renovation project! Contract preparations are currently being made and we are still on track to begin construction in Spring 2019. As we approach construction, we will be sure to alert the community … Continue reading
Good news: On January 17th, 2019, The Recreation and Park Commission unanimously approved the construction contract for the renovation project! Contract preparations are currently being made and we are still on track to begin construction in Spring 2019. As we approach construction, we will be sure to alert the community … Continue reading
Thanks to the Esprit Community Advisory Group (ECAG) members as well as additional members of the public who came out for a productive meeting on January 10, 2019. Meeting notes and relevant documents have been posted under the FAQs tab of the main Esprit Park Renovation Project page of the … Continue reading
Demolition is 80% complete – most of the existing buildings have been removed! See the photo of the HUGE excavation made for new community building foundation. New development: We will be extending the tennis court closure until February 15th * During demolition, the engineers uncovered an unforeseen structural condition on … Continue reading
Here are a few updates on the Golden Gate Park Oak Woodlands Trails Improvement Project: We are getting very close to construction completion! Many of the trail segments are completed and open for use Way finding signage will be installed in the coming days Look for habitat restoration planting in … Continue reading
Per previous update, tree work began at and around Panhandle Playground on Tuesday, January 22. We had anticipated that it would be completed by end of day today Friday, January 25; however, the contractor needs 1-2 more days to wrap up the work. To meet neighborhood demand, we have re-opened … Continue reading
Hi Folks – I just wanted to provide the latest update on the Alice Chalmers Playground Project. The work was advertised for public bid in conformance with the Public Contract Code in December 2018. Five bids were received on January 9, 2019, which the City is reviewing. We hope to … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco will dramatically boost the number of park restrooms staffed by trained monitors, part of the City’s commitment to improving quality of life in neighborhoods most in need. The San Francisco Human Services Commission today green-lit the expansion of San Francisco Recreation and Park’s Department’s Park … Continue reading
Come and discover our fun and exciting volleyball program at our facility! There’s a mixture of instructional volleyball including the fundamentals of passing, blocking, setting and serving! There will be various warm-up drills to get the body going and to end it all participants will put their skill to use in … Continue reading
The project’s contractor is taking full advantage of the recent dry weather and making progress on new pier footings. These piers are drilled deep into Rincon Hill and will support the park’s new perimeter wall, which will be formed in the coming weeks.
Based on the McLaren Park community’s Vision Plan, we are re-paving many of the deteriorated asphalt paths in the Gambier Plaza area of the park. We are also pruning and removing some trees whose roots or limbs obstruct these paths. For every tree removed, we will plant two new ones in the … Continue reading
Applicants who passed the minimum requirements can expect to be interviewed in early February. Interview Prep Workshops are available for students who would like to practice for their interview. Click on the “Workshop” tab for more information. If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact our Workreation Team … Continue reading
In honor of Chinese New Year, we will be pausing construction at the Willie “Woo Woo” Wong Playground reconstruction from Feb 4-6. You will see that demolition work is nearly complete, and foundation work is getting underway. Happy Chinese New Year from Rec & Park!
On Thursday, January 17, 2019, the Recreation and Park Commission unanimously approved awarding the construction contract for the McLaren Park Playground and Group Picnic Area Renovation to Cazadoro Construction. Work on-site is still anticipated to begin this Spring. All tree removals related to this project have been completed. The felled … Continue reading
Hi everyone! The McLaren Community Garden is almost complete! Hooray! The contractor is putting the finishing touches on the project which include installing the gazebo, greenhouse and gates. We are currently hosting volunteer work days to fill the the raised beds with soil. If you are interested in participating please … Continue reading
Hi folks, we had a great first community meeting and large response to our online survey (125 respondents!). Our design team is hard at work developing a few conceptual design alternatives. We will be presenting these to the public during our second community meeting. We will also post them on … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Recreation and Park commissioners today unanimously approved a contract extending San Francisco Recreation and Park Department’s contract with Another Planet Entertainment for the production of the annual Outside Lands Music Festival. The agreement, which will now go before the San Francisco Board of Supervisors … Continue reading
Pending confirmation on Monday of no bird nesting activity, tree work in the vicinity of Panhandle Playground will begin on Tuesday, January 22 and is anticipated to be completed by end of day Friday, January 25. For the safety of our park users and contractor staff, the playground will be closed … Continue reading
Join us for the graduation of our 2018 Greenagers class as we celebrate their accomplishments in the community over the past year! The program offers teens from San Francisco a chance to … Continue reading
Join us for one of two budget meetings to discuss preliminary plans for Fiscal Years 2019-20 and 2020-21. Learn about our department’s budget instructions for the next two years, and let us know what your priorities are in your neighborhood parks. The first meeting will be on Wednesday, January 30 at … Continue reading
Though improv, movement and role-play, this class will enable members to develop their theatrical skills, while celebrating their individual identities and building a supportive ensemble. Sessions are scaffolded to support actors in getting to know each other and developing a comfort with and understanding of theatrical improvisational skills, with the … Continue reading
The award of construction contract for the Panhandle Playground Renovation Project will be presented to the Rec and Park Commission for approval on Thursday, January 17. The hearing is at 10 am in City Hall Room 416. Please click here for the full meeting agenda. Pending Commission approval and other contract … Continue reading
As noted in a previous update from November 2018 (click here for that full update), we are planning to move forward to prune 2 trees and remove 5 trees in the immediate vicinity of the playground ahead of the general contractor coming on board. The reason for this timing is … Continue reading
Hello Folks! Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to you all! As the new year begins planning for the rest of the year can get a little bit stressful. That is why SF Rec and Park has partnered with DCYF & SF Public Library to host a Pop- Up Summer … Continue reading
Happy New Year! We entered 2019 with ‘full demolition force,’ – several buildings are already gone! The next set of buildings, near Laguna Street, will be demolished and require the Tennis Courts to be closed through the end of January 2019. The attached sign is posted on site. Once these … Continue reading
The gates have all been installed and the benches at the Children’s Play Area have been refurbished. The drinking fountain and replacement grill aspect of the project was awarded to Cazadoro Construction and they will be installing in February 2019.
We are in the home stretch of preparing the bid package and plan to put this project out to bid by the end of January. Construction is anticipated to start in December 2019 and will run approximately 4 months.
We are in the home stretch of preparing the bid package and plan to put this project out to bid by the end of January. Construction is anticipated to start in June 2019 and will run approximately 4 months.
The repair of Alvord Lake Bridge is in full swing with the failing wall now reset in place and the pouring of the concrete retaining wall behind it taking place today. The westbound sidewalk along Kezar Drive on the south side of the bridge is now closed as the … Continue reading
Looking to give back to the community in honor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday coming up? Join us and Habitat for Humanity at Bayview Playground/MLK Pool on Saturday, January 19 from 9 a.m. to noon. Honor Dr. King’s work with a day of community service alongside other community partners. … Continue reading
Here are some of the local places to launch your kayak in SF. Kayaking: 1. Islais Creek, SF. A useful launch site on the south east side of San Francisco. From here you can paddle south to Candlestick, or north to Pac Bell Park. An ideal site from which to … Continue reading
Our next ECAG meeting will be this Thursday, January 10, from 6:30-8:15 pm at 654 Minnesota Street, in the Tivoli Room. Please feel free to join us for this meeting. Click here for meeting agenda. The Esprit Park Community Advisory Group was set up with two functions in mind: To … Continue reading
Have you always wanted to learn American Sign Language? Come to the new ASL Explorations! Beginning January 8 2019, ASL Explorations will be every Tuesday, 4:30-6pm Mission Inclusion Center, 3555 19th Street at Linda Registration for winter session is now open! Go to sfrecpark.org/register Course number is 18029 No class on … Continue reading
Check out our new SF Rec and Park ASL logo! We have a limited supply of t-shirts with the new logo at the Mission Inclusion Center, 3555 19th Street. Soon, you will be able to purchase swag with this logo from Recreation and Park’s Squadlocker site! Click this link to see … Continue reading
The St. Mary’s dog play area is closed for its annual winter closure to help the grass rest and recover, as well as improve irrigation and reseed the turf. It will reopen on Saturday, March 2 for your pooches and pups to get out and play this spring! In the … Continue reading
The Upper Douglass dog play area is closed for its annual winter closure to help the grass rest and recover, as well as improve irrigation and reseed the turf. It will reopen on Saturday, March 9 for your pooches and pups to get out and play this spring! In the … Continue reading
The West Sunset baseball fields will be closed for the winter to allow the turf to rest and for the fields to recover. They will reopen on Monday, January 7. In addition, the West Sunset soccer fields will be closed on weekends for the winter to allow the fields to … Continue reading
San Francisco Recreation and Parks, along with other government agencies will host a series of three Saturday job fairs this month! The first will occur on January 5 at Joseph Lee Rec Center, followed by January 12 at Hamilton Rec Center, and January 26 at the County Fair Building in … Continue reading
Senior Mather Get Away 2019 Don’t worry, you’re early! Registration for the Senior Mather Get-Away for the Summer of 2019 will take place in March of 2019. If you had a reservation for the Senior Mather Get-Away in 2018, but could not attend due to the Ferguson Fire, you will be … Continue reading
Demolition to begin in January! Throughout the next few months, the park will be transformed by the removal of all existing park buildings and site features. This month’s tasks were: RPD salvaged a parts of playground equipment, restroom accessories and building furnishings which will be re-purposed in city park sites … Continue reading
ATTENTION ALL BASEBALL PLAYERS!!! SFYBL is starting soon and we have limited spots left at our facility. We still have space available in our T-Ball, Pinto, and Mustang divisions if you or anyone you know is interested. Please visit us in person or online at www.sfreconline.org for more information or … Continue reading
The concept plan for the renovation of the Golden Gate Park Dog Training Area was approved by the Recreation and Park Commission today. Thank you to everyone who attended the design workshops, participated in the community surveys, and offered many thoughtful ideas! The design team will begin producing the construction … Continue reading
The project design team has been working throughout Fall 2018 to advance the design as discussed at the last community meeting. This includes material and geotechnical investigation of the perimeter trail, tree assessments around Lake Merced, and coordination with PG&E regarding the electrical service required for a new restroom. A … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Commission today approved a plan to transform an under-used part of John McLaren Park into a high ropes challenge focusing on leadership and character development for local youth and others. A project of SF Rec and Parks and Outward Bound California … Continue reading
A new 22-foot tall magnolia tree arrived at Guy Place Mini Park last week. This tree replaces an avocado tree that was removed at the rear property boundary. With cooperation from neighbors, this tree has been planted in the landscape behind the park where it will provide a large, evergreen … Continue reading
Mission Arts Center is temporarily closed for painting and repairs. Please be sure to view and register for our Winter 2019 classes at sfreconline.org, starting December 15, 2018 and join us in our newly-repainted building in January!
Eight bids were received by potential contractors on the McLaren Park Playground and Group Picnic Area Renovation, and the bids were within the project budget! The project will be presented by to staff to the Rec & Park Department Commission for contract award in January 2019. Construction is anticipated start … Continue reading
We are headed to the end of construction on the renovation of the McLaren Community Garden! The contractor has completed all the site work, and installed the shipping container tool shed. They are currently installing the fencing, and the last part will be the installation of the site furnishings, including … Continue reading
Hello everyone! It’s that time of year again! As winter is approaching so is our classes! Make sure to register this Saturday, December 15th for all your children’s winter programming needs! Registration will begin at 10 am online and in person at one of our registering recreation centers! Before you register … Continue reading
Dear Sava Swim Lesson Participants and Families, Due to declining water temperature caused by a broken boiler, the remaining Fall Session classes have been cancelled. The accounts of all registrants will be credited for the cancelled classes. Rec Swim has also been cancelled until the matter is resolved. We are working … Continue reading
Rec and Park received quotes for tree work around the playground on December 5. Pending contract finalization, we are planning to complete the tree work in January 2019. Pre-bid conference was held on site today, December 6, for contractors interested in bidding on the playground renovation project. Bids are due … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO – A project to improve park access, update play equipment and enhance programs for seniors and youth at a beloved Western Addition gathering space broke ground today. The redesign of Margaret Hayward Playground, which will be complete in 2020, will unify the sprawling 6-acre property, welcoming visitors … Continue reading
Hi all – To make the Golden Gate Heights Playground Renovation Project a success, we would love to hear from you. Please take ten minutes to complete this survey before December 19th to provide us with your feedback. Feel free to share this survey with your neighbors, fellow parents, and … Continue reading
Applications open on December 10th and close on January 13th for Summer of 2019. As you have probably heard, we had to close Camp Mather this past summer due to poor air quality created by the Ferguson fire. It was a hard decision but this unforeseen interference to our Camp season … Continue reading
Camp Mather Inclusion Week 2019 Registration begins December 10! Inclusion Week is week 2 of camp, June 9-June 15 2019 Registration opens December 10 at 10am Registration closes January 13 at 11:59pm Go to sfrecpark.org/campmather for details and registration info For registration questions, contact the Camp Mather Desk at email@example.com or 415-831-2715 For … Continue reading
Sf Rec and Park Mobile Rec staff brought exciting activities to Palega on Sat, 11/24/18. Palega’s neighbors and visitors enjoyed climbing the portable rock wall, skateboarding, BMX biking and much more. Please make sure to visit our website at www.sfrecpark.org for exciting activities throughout our San Francisco every weekend!
SAN FRANCISCO – An ice rink steps away from San Francisco City Hall and modeled after the famed Wiener Eistraum of Vienna opened today, the latest attraction in a Civic Center area now rich with art, entertainment and family-friendly fun. The Winter Park at Civic Center, operated by Willy Bietak … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco’s parks became more consistently well maintained across the city last year, with less disparity between neighborhoods and significant improvements to formerly lower scoring properties, according to a Controller’s Office report released Wednesday afternoon. Overall, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department met 89 percent of … Continue reading
Construction activities at the project site resumed last week with the continuation of earthwork and the underpinning of the adjacent residential building. Thank you for your patience and understanding as the project team ensured that the structural engineering revisions were thoroughly reviewed and the permits updated as required with the … Continue reading
Winter registration begins Saturday, December 15 at 10am. Here’s what you need to know if you are registering a child with a disability for any of our programs Registration for winter programs begins Saturday, December 15 at 10am. If you have a child with a disability we want to know what you … Continue reading
Come join us for the ASL Program Holiday Party on December 15, 2018 11:30am-3:30pm Saturday, December 15, 2018 11:30am-3:30pm 3555 19th Street at Linda Please consider public transportation as parking is limited in the Mission! Main course and beverages will be provided. Please bring a favorite family holiday dish to … Continue reading
Accessibility Information for the 89th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting in Golden Gate Park Join us for the 89th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting at McLaren Lodge (501 Stanyan Street) in Golden Gate Park on Thursday, December 6, from 4-8 p.m. This FREE family-friendly event will feature toboggan rides, snow play area, … Continue reading
Winter registration opens Saturday, December 15 at 10 a.m.! Break out of your winter hibernation or get ready to knock out those New Year’s resolutions with classes including Robotics, Woodworking, Skateboarding and Martial Arts! For a full list of classes, as well as sites where you can register, click here. To … Continue reading
A little wet to opt outside today but looking forward to working off that Thanksgiving meal? We have you covered to get outside and get out and play this weekend! Check them out below: Walk through Nature: Take a walk in one of our natural areas! With everything from waterfalls … Continue reading
The Panhandle Playground Renovation Project advertisement to contractors is live as of today. Click here for solicitation. Bids are due on December 19. In addition to the general contract solicitation (above), request for quotes for tree work, to be completed prior to the rest of the project, also went out today. Click … Continue reading
As the air quality decreases please make sure to keep yourself and your little ones safe! Please make sure to stay indoors as much as possible and if you were to go outside please make sure you are equipped with a mask! Feel free to enroll your children in any … Continue reading
Hi everyone! We are thrilled to announce that we are holding our first community meeting to discuss the renovation of the Golden Gate Heights children’s playground. We are looking for community input to help us develop the playground’s new design. It will stay in the same location, but it will … Continue reading
McLaren Park Playground and Group Picnic Area Renovation was advertised to potential contractors, and the project bids are due today! There will be a public bid opening, followed by a certification of the results by City staff. The project is anticipated to go before the Rec & Park Department Commission … Continue reading
We are more than half way through our renovation of the McLaren Community Garden! The contractor has completed all the concrete work and built all the raised planter beds. The next steps will be installing the fencing, followed by the site furnishings, including benches, tables, gazebo, greenhouse, and tool shed. … Continue reading
Thanks to the Esprit Community Advisory Group (ECAG) members as well as additional members of the public who came out for a productive meeting on October 25, 2018. Please click on links below for meeting notes and relevant attachments. All of these documents will also be posted within the coming … Continue reading
North Beach Pool will have a temporary Lap Swim For both the Warm and Cool Pool between Nov. 15 and Dec. 22, 2018 from 9:30-11:30am.
SAN FRANCISCO – The men and women whose gardening skills have made San Francisco’s parks among the nation’s best were honored recently at the 10th Annual William Hammond Hall Awards. In partnership with the Laborer’s International Union of North America (LIUNA) Local 261, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Commission … Continue reading
M Hayward Const Advisory Notice (2018 1109) There is a buzz around the park because construction is starting late November 2018! The attached flyer was posted around the park initiating the preparations for construction. In the next few weeks, the construction team will be surveying the area to install construction … Continue reading
Thank you to everyone who attended last night’s Community Workshop #3 and discussion concerning the final concept plan for the renovation of the Golden Gate Park Dog Training Area. The presentation from last night’s meeting may be downloaded via this link: https://sfrecpark.org/wp-content/uploads/GGP-DPA-Community-Meeting-3.pdf The next steps for the project include the presentation … Continue reading
BIG thank you to everyone who attended our Palega Halloween Event. We wouldn’t have been able to throw a successful event without each and every single one of you! It was amazing to … Continue reading
The Gene Friend Rec Center design team presented project design and drawings to the San Francisco Arts Commission’s Civic Design Review Committee on Monday, October 15. The Commissioners were enthusiastic and supportive of the design. The design received Phase 1 approval, with the condition that the design team share lighting … Continue reading
The design team is finalizing construction documents for a renovated Panhandle Playground, based on tremendous input received from the community for the concept design. A few updates: No substantive changes have been made to the design since concept design was approved by the Rec and Park Commission in February 2018; … Continue reading
Happy to report that the first section of new trail (of many sections!) is open for use in the Oak Woodlands of Golden Gate Park. If you would like to try it out, please click here with that area called out in white bubble, with note. Trailside restoration / erosion … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO – Starting Monday, an unusual visitor will descend upon Golden Gate Park’s Chain of Lakes, chomping its way through the marshy waters and spitting out any invasive weed that dare stand in its path, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today. The Aquamog, an aquatic vehicle … Continue reading
The McLaren Park Trails Improvement Project team has applied for another grant in an effort to leverage already committed 2012 Bond funding. Staff will present this grant opportunity to the Recreation and Park Commission Capital Committee on Wednesday, November 7. Click here for hearing agenda and time and location details. The … Continue reading
Last month, Commission approved the award of construction contract to Robert A. Bothman Construction who is currently submitting their documents to certify the award, so they can mobilize onsite this fall. Construction will start this fall, mid to late November 2018. Stay tuned for specific details and dates to be … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO – Offering fresh food amid the flourishing Civic Center Plaza, Bi-Rite Cafe opened its doors today, serving the neighborhood’s appetite for nourishing options and a welcoming gathering space. The opening of the cafe is the latest attraction transforming the area into a destination for neighborhood families, visitors from across … Continue reading
Verde Design, Inc. is moving along with the design of this project and we will be reviewing 90% construction documents shortly.
Rec Park’s structural maintenance team has fabricated and installed two of the three new gates, and the third gate will be installed shortly. The benches are scheduled to be refurbished by the end of the year and we are currently getting bids for the drinking fountain and grill installation.
The Masonry Repair Project is now successfully complete.
Verde Design, Inc. is moving along with the design of this project and we will be reviewing 90% construction documents shortly.
The construction contract for this project has been awarded to Giampolini Courtney, a firm with extensive experience in historic concrete repair work. Work will begin in November 2018 and the construction duration is 5 months.
Please click here to view the agenda for this Thursday’s Esprit Community Advisory Group (ECAG) meeting. The meeting will be held at 654 Minnesota Street in the Tivoli Room, 6:30-8:00 pm on Thursday, October 25. Members of the public are welcome to attend.
Saturday July 28th the Planning and Recreation and Park Departments hosted a meeting to discuss the Schlage Lock development project and plans for use of development impact fees in Visitacion Valley. Click here for a summary of the meeting and the presentation slides.
We have great news to share! We have completed our design phase for the McLaren Park Playground and Group Picnic Area Renovation Project! The project will be advertised to contractors next week. The bid and award phase of the project is anticipated to take 5 months, and construction is planned … Continue reading
The construction project will be completed in early Winter 2018.
Hi everyone! Construction at the McLaren Community Garden is going well! The contractor has been busy grading, and installing irrigation lines. They are starting to pour the concrete at the upper terrace and build the raised planted beds. The low curbs and retaining walls are complete. We are looking forward … Continue reading
Ever wonder why Rec and Park is so amazing? A great team is nothing without a great leader. Many thanks to our managers that run a tight ship so we can continue to efficiently deliver great quality service to our community and neighbors. Above you can see our General Manager … Continue reading
Our next ECAG meeting will be next Thursday, October 25, from 6:30-8:00 pm at 654 Minnesota Street, in the Tivoli Room. Please feel free to join us for this meeting. The Esprit Park Community Advisory Group was set up with two functions in mind: To provide community-based feedback as the … Continue reading
Please join us on Nov 1st as we begin to create the conceptual design for the entire five block length of Buchanan Mall. Together with our high caliber landscape design partnership of … Continue reading
If you have walked by the park lately, you will have noticed big changes! Site demolition is well underway, and work inside the building will begin within two weeks. Concrete demolition will continue into November, after which things should quiet down a bit. The next step will be foundation work … Continue reading
Hello, Good news! The Hyde & Turk Mini Park project has completed the design phase and we are now preparing to advertise the project to bid. The bid process will begin in November 2018 with construction beginning in Spring 2019 and finishing by the end of 2019. Once we begin … Continue reading
Hello, Good news! The Let’sPlaySF! Sgt. Macaulay Renovation project has completed the design phase and we are now preparing to advertise the project to bid. The bid process will begin in November 2018 with construction beginning in Spring 2019 and finishing by the end of 2019. Once we begin construction, … Continue reading
Beautiful weather means construction is moving along smoothly at the Car Barn.
We are making our way through the Department of Building Inspection permit review process. Our design team just met with the building desk to discuss the plans and we are now waiting for our mechanical review. As we close out the permitting review, we will go straight into bidding and … Continue reading
Bi-Rite Cafe will open its doors in the Civic Center Plaza later this month, serving up soft serve ice cream, healthy food options, and a lively gathering space! The cafe was born … Continue reading
Scaregrove returns to Stern Grove (19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard), on Friday, October 26 from 3 to 9 p.m. This year’s event will feature a costume contest and parade, haunted houses, carnival rides, … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO – A plan to revitalize a network of waterfront open space in the city’s southeast by rehabilitating and uniting several poorly conditioned existing open spaces into a single, seamless design received approval by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors today. Supervisors voted to certify the environmental impact report … Continue reading
Scaregrove returns to Stern Grove (19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard), on Friday, October 26 from 3 to 9 p.m. This year’s event will feature zombie face painting, haunted houses for all ages, a spooky trail, carnival rides, food trucks, live entertainment and more! $10 per person; children under 2 years … Continue reading
Work required to reinforce the foundation a building adjacent to the park (which must occur before the park walls are built) is temporarily delayed while structural engineering drawings are being revised. This is due to conditions under the building varying from what was anticipated. Work at the park site is … Continue reading
Hi Everyone! The Peace Plaza Vision Plan process is moving along smoothly. The Recreation and Parks Department is fortunate to collaborate with the Japantown Task Force as a partner on this project. As we look towards our second community meeting, we would like to provide you with some updates: At … Continue reading
The vision plan is a community driven process for the future of Japantown’s central public space that builds on the site’s legacy. Come see initial design concepts that integrate the community’s feedback … Continue reading
Please join us for the third community workshop for the Golden Gate Park Dog Training Area at 6pm on November 8, 2018! The meeting will be held in the basement of the Senior Center at Fulton Street and 37th Avenue.
Pictures from the ‘Day Bay Event’ – India Basin Shoreline Park 2018 India Basin Shoreline ParkDaniel Hoffman showing how to tie down a buoy. Mobile Recreation @ Day Bay event (India Basin Shoreline Park)
SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco’s iconic Coit Tower will turn 85 on Monday with extra reason to celebrate: it has been named a “nationally significant” historic place on the National Register of Historic Places. The National Register is the official list of buildings, districts and objects worthy of preservation. Established as … Continue reading
Thank you for using San Francisco Recreation & Parks Pools. Garfield Pool will be closing for renovation on Monday, October 22, 2018. During the Garfield Pool closure, staff and resources from Garfield Pool will be reallocated to other city pools. We have expanded lap swimming hours at Coffman, North Beach, … Continue reading
Big Truck Day is back! Bring the little ones out to McLaren Park (John Shelly Drive and Mansell) on October 10, from 10 a.m. to noon, to explore, play and learn all … Continue reading
STAY HYDRATED!!!! As our hot fall programs are off to a good start, Indian summer is rolling in this time around! As a part of our motto here at Rec & Park we love to tell kids to ” GET OUT AND PLAY”. We also want our kids to be … Continue reading
Fleet Week officially begins on Tuesday, October 2 and runs until Monday, October 8. There will be events throughout the city that honor the contributions of the men and women of the United States Armed Forces while advancing cooperation and knowledge among civilian- and military-based Humanitarian Assistance personnel, including in … Continue reading
The recent $6.7 million renovation that transformed an underused park in the Bayview into a sought-after, multi-purpose public space for people of all ages has been selected by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) San Francisco chapter as its Outstanding Parks and Recreation Project, the San Francisco Recreation and … Continue reading
Last night Palega kickstarted our Wednesday adult basketball league. This season we teamed up with folks from the triple double sports to kick up the heat! All teams played competitively against each other to compete for the best record to start off the season! Interested? Come check us out every … Continue reading
Thanks to all those who attended our community workshop last night to discuss concept design progress for a new Gene Friend Rec Center – and for providing some thoughtful feedback. For those unable to make it, you can view the workshop presentation (22 pages) (which was focused on project background, … Continue reading
You are cordially invited to our third annual Volunteer Appreciation Party on Saturday, October 6 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the County Fair Building (1199 9th Avenue). We would like to … Continue reading
I Left My Park in San Francisco Podcast Listen on: iTunes, SoundCloud This podcast explores the strange, the wacky, the unbelievable stories of San Francisco’s parks. It will cover a range of … Continue reading
Dear Interested Stakeholders, we are wrapping up the construction documents (plans and specifications) for the Alice Chalmers Playground Renovation, a Let’sPlaySF Initiative. We expect to have the 90% at the end of the month. We are working closely with SF Public Works to advertise and bid the project later this … Continue reading
The Recreation and Park Department applied for two Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grant opportunities in 2017 to support the 900 Innes site remediation. The Department was awarded grant funding from the Brownfields and Water Division Programs for $348,204 and $1.2 million, respectively, to help fund the clean-up of upland and subtidal areas. The … Continue reading
Congratulations to our 2018 Youth Late night league champs!! Championship game was held at Kezar Stadium with a full crowd of spectators. This league was started in 1991 and shut down in 1997. Fortunately, due to generous donations the league was able to resume and help kids off the streets … Continue reading
Dear Swimmers, COMING SOON, Garfield Pool will be closed for renovation starting Monday, October 22. The final day to swim at Garfield Pool is Sunday, October 21. The SF Recreation & Park Department is undertaking a renovation of the Garfield Pool and Clubhouse, funded by the 2012 Clean & Safe … Continue reading
We are under construction at the McLaren Community Garden! The renovation has begun with grading and utility work happening first. Construction is progressing smoothly, and is anticipated to last through early 2019. We are planning to re-open the Community Garden in the Spring of 2019. In the photograph of the … Continue reading
The construction documents for the McLaren Park Playground and Group Picnic Area renovation are nearly complete. The project is planned to be put out to bid this Fall with bids due at the end the end of 2018. We are eager to start construction in 2019!
The Balboa Pool renovation project has experienced delays related to the new electrical service connection to the facility. We are continuing to work with the contractor and utility providers including PG&E & PUC to complete construction as soon as possible. Installation of the new electrical service has begun, this week … Continue reading
The Recreation & Park Department is excited to announce the upcoming renovation of the Garfield Pool and Clubhouse. The final day to swim at Garfield Pool is Sunday October 14th, 2018. Garfield Pool will be closed for renovation starting Monday October 15th. The SF Recreation & Park Department is undertaking … Continue reading
More good news! Our conceptual design was approved this morning by the full Rec & Park Commission. This means we are on schedule for completing the design by late winter 2019, and beginning construction by summer 2019. Look forward to a new smooth (and accessible) pathway, nature play, slide & swings, … Continue reading
Join us for our FREE quarterly Zumba Party on Friday, October 19 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the County Fair Building (1199 9th Avenue). All instructors will come together to showcase … Continue reading
Reminder: Community Workshop for a New Gene Friend (SOMA) Rec Center Tuesday, September 25, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Gene Friend (SOMA) Recreation Center 270 6th Street We will present updated designs for a brand new rec center for your review and feedback. We’ll also talk about next steps. Food will … Continue reading
Join us for a series of kick-off events in October for our Youth Stewardship Program (YSP), which engages youth from 2nd to 12th grade in environmental education and service-learning field trips in parks and open spaces citywide. At these events, teachers can learn more about our free programming, meet our … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department will spearhead the City’s effort to celebrate Coastal Cleanup Day Saturday, collecting trash and inspiring stewardship along San Francisco’s eastern shoreline in partnership with hundreds of volunteers, fellow government agencies, and community groups. Partners in the massive cleanup include the California … Continue reading
This past month we completed our resurfacing of the Louis Sutter sports courts (Wayland and University Streets) and converted the tennis courts to dedicated pickleball courts, the first of its kind in … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department will spearhead the City’s effort to celebrate Coastal Cleanup Day Saturday, collecting trash and inspiring stewardship along San Francisco’s eastern shoreline in partnership with hundreds of volunteers, fellow government agencies, and community groups. Partners in the massive cleanup include the … Continue reading
Hello! This fall Palega has added a new skateboarding program called Shred N Butter for kids ages 6 to 14 years old. Participants will be able to learn and try new tricks on a variety of ramps and obstacles. Helmets are mandatory and participants must bring their own equipment. For more … Continue reading
Join the San Francisco Model Yacht Club for its boat parade, which celebrates the club’s 120th anniversary. The club is devoted to the building and sailing of model yachts, both power and … Continue reading
First off, thank you to all our recreation staff that made summer camp another success this year! We received nothing but positive feedback from parents and children about what a great time they had, how much they’ve learned, and how many great friends they met! As summer has come and … Continue reading
During construction of the children’s playground at Washington Square Park nine (9) pine trees and one (1) olive tree sustained damage by the contractor. After consultation with Department of Public Works and with multiple tree experts, due to the extent of the root damage the trees must be removed. The contractor will be responsible … Continue reading
The design development for the future park at Francisco Reservoir continues to develop, providing a diversity of fully accessible public spaces, preserving dramatic mature trees, creating natural habitat, and of course maximizing the spectacular views. In an exciting development, the Francisco Park Conservancy has announced a $6M challenge grant from … Continue reading
We are excited to have The Office of Cheryl Barton (O|CB) join us as designers for the conceptual design proposals for the entire 5 block length of Buchanan Mall. O|CB was selected by a joint committee of Rec & Park, the Trust for Public Land, and community groups from among … Continue reading
As you may have seen, construction has just gotten underway at the park. The Construction fence is up and play equipment has been salvaged for reuse in other parks (including Portsmouth Square). Passersby may not see much outdoor activity since work in September will be mostly site assessment, preparation, and … Continue reading
Good news! Our conceptual design for Juri Commons, including a smooth accessible pathway, nature play, slide & swings, and lush greenery throughout, has been approved! The RPD Commission Capital Committee approved the design on Sept 5, and it is expected to be approved by the full commission on Sept 20. … Continue reading
Save the Date and Join Us! Community Workshop for a New Gene Friend (SOMA) Rec Center Tuesday, September 25, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Gene Friend (SOMA) Recreation Center 270 6th Street We will present updated designs for a brand new rec center for your review and feedback. We’ll also … Continue reading
Join us to celebrate Open Gardens Day across the city on September 22, 2018. Listed below are the community gardens that will be open with each featuring various educational, recreational and social activities! Alemany Farm – Location: 700 Alemany Boulevard. (Alemany and Ellsworth Street) Open Hours: 12:00 … Continue reading
Please join the Friends of Lafayette Park for a “Cleaning and Greening” workday on the first Saturday of the month. Help to maintain the park and get to know your neighbors. We … Continue reading
Dear swimmers, please note that our swimming pool will be closed on Monday, September 3, in observance of Labor Day. Have a great weekend.
Join us and the Tennis Coalition for the launch of our Golden Gate Park Tennis Center campaign on Saturday, September 8 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come to this FREE event … Continue reading
Swing by Robin Williams Meadow on Sunday, September 16th for some laughs at the 38th Annual Comedy Day from noon to 5 p.m.! Located at the formerly named Sharon Meadow, this is … Continue reading
Greetings park advocates! My name is Charlene and I am the Project Manager providing support on the India Basin Project. On August 16, 2018, the Recreation and Park Commission approved the conceptual designs for 900 Innes Avenue and India Basin Shoreline Park, and adopted CEQA Findings, including the Mitigation Monitoring and … Continue reading
Thanks to everyone who came out to our fifth and final community workshop on July 11th, where over 200 people attended. We are grateful for the consistently high level of engagement the Chinatown community has demonstrated throughout our community process and all 5 workshops, resulting in an inspiring concept design … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO – Starting Saturday, nothing will stand between families and all-day outdoor fun at Boat Playground—not even the call of nature itself. The San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department will hold a celebration and opening of a free-standing, all-gender restroom at Boat Playground from 3-4 p.m. Saturday. State Senator … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO – Construction began this week on Guy Place Mini Park, a planned oasis amid the skyscrapers of Rincon Hill, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today. The parcel, at 4-8 Guy Place, is one of the very few undeveloped properties in the neighborhood. It sits near … Continue reading
We are still moving through construction at the Geneva Car Barn. We have been removing paint and graffiti from the brick walls inside the powerhouse. Take a look for a comparison of two walls, one before and one after!
The construction documents for the McLaren Park Playground are moving forward as planned. The project is still on track to go out to bid by the end of 2018. We are looking forward to construction in 2019!
Hi everyone! We continue to make progress on the Alice Chalmers Playground Renovation. We just completed our 60% design package and we’re excited to move onto 90% designs. We’re incorporating the feedback received from our community meetings, as well as the continued feedback we received from Rec and Park operations and maintenance … Continue reading
Join us in participating in the statewide initiative, Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, September 15 from 9 a.m. to noon. Rec and Park will be cleaning up coastal sites on the eastern part of the city, including the Port of SF’s Heron’s Head Park, Candlestick Point, India Basin Shoreline Park … Continue reading
Roebuck Construction and Thameside Masonry are beginning the Masonry Repair Project at the Mothers Building this week. The work will be complete by November 2018.
Join your neighbors on Saturday, September 8 from 9 a.m. to noon as we get swept up with civic pride and all do our part to keep our city clean. Together we can make a meaningful and positive impact! For more information, including a list of neighborhood work sites and how … Continue reading
Join the San Francisco Parks Alliance on Saturday, September 15 from 6 to 11 p.m. for the annual Party for the Parks at the Music Concourse in Golden Gate Park! The Party benefits the … Continue reading
Join us and Volunteers for Outdoor California on September 14-16 to camp out and help build trails around Lake Merced! This unique experience allows you to make a lasting contribution to our parks while meeting new friends and spending time outdoors! Don’t miss this opportunity to build trails on one of San … Continue reading
Exciting News- the project received several bids and SF Public Works- Contract Administration team is in the process of confirming that city requirements are met before identifying the winning bidder. Once the information is verified, the contractor can be announced and construction contract awarded. For additional details on the bid/award … Continue reading
The complete renovation of the park, playground, and clubhouse is about to begin! The last day the park will be open is Sunday, August 26, 2018. The park will close on August 27, 2018 as we begin the 14-month project. Please stay tuned here for updates, and see you for … Continue reading
We are excited that with the community’s robust input we have arrived at a design concept that is both responsive and exciting to the variety of neighbors and community park users. You can see the latest design and presentation materials on the right hand side of this page (scroll down … Continue reading
Dear Swimmers. Sava Pool is closed for its annual maintenance Aug 20-September 7. The pool will open on Saturday September 8. Hope to see you at our other centers.
Swimmers, our Swimming Pools’ Fall Schedule will take effect on Saturday August 25. In the meantime, open public swims will remain as they were through the Summer. Thank you
Construction on the new Guy Place Mini Park is scheduled to commence Wednesday, August 22, 2018. Please stay tuned for future updates and photos of the construction process!
A community meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 6pm in the Lake Merced Boat House. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the scope of improvements proposed for the recreational spaces around Lake Merced, made possible through a combination of California Natural Resources Agency General … Continue reading
Our contractor is making steady progress with the Golden Gate Park Oak Woodlands Trail Improvement Project. A previous update here covered the fact that restoration and construction work would occur in stages throughout the Oak Woodlands, that individual trail segments would be closed during work, and that the overall trail … Continue reading
Please be advised of the following road closures in Golden Gate Park this week and next week: Wednesday, August 15 and Thursday, August 16, 8 am through 4 pm: Arguello between Fulton and Conservatory Drive and Conservatory Drive West entrance closed: Parking will still be available along Conservatory Drive (accessed from Conservatory … Continue reading
We’re gearing up to start the new 2018-2019 year and are hiring Environmental Educator Interns! If you’re interested in becoming an Environmental Educator intern and gaining work experience in a government agency, visit our page to learn more about our program, or apply now by clicking here. We’re seeking three motivated … Continue reading
Construction activity at Potrero Hill Recreation Center playfields and lower level dog play area is scheduled to begin in mid-August 2018. Construction Notification Banners were posted on site in June 2018 providing information as shown below. Progress updates will be provided throughout the construction duration. Thank for your collaboration and … Continue reading
Potrero Hill Recreation Center Project includes the renovation of the natural turf playfields, improvements to the lower level dog play area, and pedestrian lighting at the on-site pathway for the Walking School Bus Route. The 5.4 Million project budget is funded by the 2012 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond … Continue reading
Join the Greenagers for their project at Bayview Hill from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, August 9, which was the winner of the Meet Me at the Park campaign! The $20,000 grant for the project is provided by the National Recreation and Park Association. The scope of work will … Continue reading
Join us for the grand opening of the new boat playground restroom (45th Avenue and Lincoln Way) in Golden Gate Gate Park on August 25 from 3 to 4 p.m. There will … Continue reading
We have great news to share! We are ready to move forward with construction of the McLaren Community Garden renovation! Renovation will include replacing the existing raised planter beds and compost bins, and providing new site amenities such as picnic tables, benches and potting table. We will also be installing … Continue reading
Hi Everyone, An update on Merced Heights, thanks to Supervisor Safai, we received an additional $900,000 in funding for the Let’s Play SF! – Merced Heights Playground Project! This funding will be used for upgrading the courts, fencing and lighting at the site. We have also wrapped up our design … Continue reading
The Walter Haas Dog Play Area will be closed for the day on Friday, August 3rd for the installation of the new drinking fountain. It will reopen on Saturday, August 4th and the project will be complete. Thank you for your patience as we put the finishing touches on this … Continue reading
117th San Francisco City Open Tennis Tournament September 1 – 3, 2018 Golden Gate Park Tennis Center Register on the USTA website Long weekends are made for tennis! What better way to spend Labor Day than to compete against some of the Bay Area’s greatest players in in the … Continue reading
Use our new Submit Registration Info form to let us know what you are registered for right after you register. You must use the new form if you are requesting extra staff support July eNews from TR and Inclusion Services. Click this link for PDF.
Visitacion Valley neighbors are invited to participate in the next community workshop on Saturday, July 28, 2018, 10am – 12:30pmat the Visitacion Valley Library. The workshop agenda will be organized in two parts. Rec and Park and city staff have begun preliminary planning and design work on projects identified by the … Continue reading
Celebrate the 16th Annual Jerry Day at the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater in McLaren Park (45 John F. Shelly Drive) on Sunday, August 5, beginning at 11:30 a.m. Music, fun and celebration of … Continue reading
San Francisco – The Golden Gate Park Golf Course has re-opened after a July 2 fire destroyed its clubhouse, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today. The clubhouse, built in 1951, was fully removed by July 11 and a temporary unit is now in its place. Food service … Continue reading
An online survey has been created to gather feedback on two design concepts for the renovation of the Dog Training Area. A copy of the July 16, 2018 Community Design Workshop presentation may be downloaded under the Documents & Materials section of this project page. Please use the following link … Continue reading
Our contractor is making good progress with improvements to the trails in the special Oak Woodlands area of Golden Gate Park. Trail realignment work and hazardous tree removal work has started at the western edge of the Oak Woodlands. Trail surfacing work will begin the week of July 23. The … Continue reading
Hello Juri Commons Neighbors, Partners, and Friends, Please join us as we discuss and review the proposed design direction for the renovation of the park and play space at Juri Commons Park. … Continue reading
Construction activity at Guy Place Mini Park is scheduled to begin in late July or early August 2018. Please observe the information in the bulletin below. Regular progress updates will be provided throughout the construction process. Thank you to the supporters of this long-awaited project!
Join us for the groundbreaking of Willie “Woo Woo” Wong Playground (850 Sacramento Street) on Saturday, July 14 in conjunction with Waverly Saturdays from 11 a.m. to noon! There will be a … Continue reading
Thanks again to everyone who came out to our fourth community workshop on January 11th, where we once again had a wonderful turn out and a packed house! Since then, the design team has been vetting the concept design from a feasibility standpoint and making the necessary refinements to achieve … Continue reading
Kayak storage now available at the San Francisco Marina Small Craft Harbor please contact the office for more information 415.831.6322.
San Francisco Marina will start taking guest slip reservation for 2019 fleet week on August 1, 2019. *Please note only one reservation per person* Please call the Marina office at (415) 831-6322 for reservation; we are open seven days a week, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Thank you.
SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (SF Rec & Parks) is celebrating National Parks and Recreation Month this July with a month of special events and fun activities. Since 1985, July has been commemorated nationwide as America’s official Park and Recreation Month. SF Rec & Parks … Continue reading
Celebrate National Park and Recreation Month with us! Here’s a list of some exciting events going on in our parks in July. This month, celebrate our city parks and get out and play! July 4 SF Mime Troupe 1:30-3 p.m.; Performance of their show “Seeing Red” More info here … Continue reading
All Municipal Pools to be Closed Wednesday July 4th in observance and will re-open Thursday July 5th.
Join us for FREE 2018 FIFA World Cup viewings parties this July! We will be hosting the Final match on Sunday, July 15 beginning at 8AM at Civic Center Plaza. These free … Continue reading
Join us for FREE 2018 FIFA World Cup viewings parties this July! We will be hosting the Semi-Final matches on Tuesday, July 10 and Wednesday, July 11 beginning both days at 11AM … Continue reading
Join us for FREE 2018 FIFA World Cup viewings parties this July! We will be hosting the Semi-Final matches on Tuesday, July 10 and Wednesday, July 11 beginning both days at 11AM … Continue reading
The SF Recreation & Park Department is pleased to announce the Washington Square Water Conservation Project. The project seeks to reduce the park’s existing irrigation water use to conserve 2 million gallons … Continue reading
The vision plan is a community driven process for the future of Japantown’s central public space that builds on the site’s legacy. Community-supported studies completed so far, will serve as the basis … Continue reading
The Golden Gate Park Dog Play Area survey results are in and we have 2 exciting design concepts to share with you. Please come to discuss and vote on your favorite design! … Continue reading
We will be discussing the plans that were informed by community feedback. Please join us to give us your thoughts on the designs we have created. July 11, 2018 4:00 – 6:00 … Continue reading
Join us on Wednesday, July 18 for our annual Summer Play Day celebration at Bayview Park and MLK Pool (5701 Third Street). Each summer we host this family-friendly event in our parks … Continue reading
I am delighted to announce that the Walter Haas Playground Dog Play Area will reopen on Sunday, July 1st at 1:00 pm. Sen. Wiener and Sup. Sheehy will be in attendance, as we honor them for their support for the improvements at Walter Haas DPA.
Please pardon our dust while we build the new children’s playground at Washington Square. We are making good progress, the old playground was recently demolished, and new drain infrastructure is being installed. Over the last week we have been working on a new sewer line connection for the drainage beneath … Continue reading
The Balboa Pool Renovation Project recently received approval for a new electrical service connection from PG&E – the project is entering the home stretch! Thank you to everyone in the community for your patience during the pool closure. We anticipate re-opening the pool this fall, 2018. We will follow up with … Continue reading
Planning for the Rossi Pool renovation is moving along as the design team completes construction documents. We intend to put the project out to bid later this year – 2018. The department anticipates keeping the pool and programming open through the fall, and we expect to close for construction late … Continue reading
The Garfield Pool Renovation is coming soon! The Department will be opening bids for the construction contract on June 27th. The pool and programming will remain open through the summer. We anticipate closing the pool for construction in fall of 2018. Anticipated construction duration is 14 months. Please join us … Continue reading
Note: The Semi-Final Matches will NOW be hosted at Sue Bierman Park (Washington and Drumm Street) with the Final Match still being held at Civic Center Plaza. SAN FRANCISCO – As the 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off with the host nation Russia, facing off against Saudi Arabia at Luzhniki Stadium … Continue reading
Hello everyone! I wanted to provide a quick project update on the Alice Chalmers Playground Renovation. The Alice Chalmers Playground design efforts are well underway, thanks to the Recreation and Park Commission’s approval of the Concept Design on March 15, 2018. Please follow the links to view the staff report and concept design images. … Continue reading
We are happy to report that Rec and Park has been awarded an Outdoor Environmental Education Grant for $250,000 from the California Natural Resources Agency Department of Parks and Recreation to help fund trail improvements in McLaren Park. This funding will supplement the 2012 Bond funding that we have committed for … Continue reading
We are happy to report that the Rec and Park and Public Works team working on the Bernal Heights Park Trails Improvement Project is picking back up with the project this summer. Work remaining includes completing the close to final construction documents, advertising the project to contractors, awarding contract and … Continue reading
Thank you to all who participated in the McLaren Park vision planning process. You can find the final Vision Plan report by clicking here. 4 priority project areas and best management practices were developed as part of the Vision Plan, which was approved by the Rec and Park Commission in … Continue reading
The second community meeting for the Golden Gate Park Dog Training Area renovation project has been set for Monday, July 16 at 6pm in the Senior Center. (This is the same location as our last meeting.) The project team is looking forward to sharing two design concepts for community input. … Continue reading
Just a heads up that on-site work will be beginning in the Golden Gate Park Oak Woodlands on Monday, June 25. Restoration and construction work will occur in stages throughout the Oak Woodlands. Individual trail segments will be closed during work. However, the overall trail network will remain mostly open … Continue reading
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The turf is almost fully installed and we hope to reopen the Walter Haas Dog Play Area by early July. I will confirm the opening date the week of June 25th. Thank you for your patience as we make these improvements.
After making some modifications to the design, the McLaren Community Garden Project is back out to bid. Potential contractors are encouraged to review the bid solicitation here: http://mission.sfgov.org/OCABidPublication/BidDetail.aspx?K=13212 Construction is planned to begin in Fall of 2018!
Still need a basketball fix now that the Warriors season is over? The San Francisco Bay Area Pro-Am Summer Basketball league, featuring some of the Bay Area’s best men and women players at Kezar Pavilion (750 Stanyan Street). The season runs from Monday, June 18 to Friday, August 17. Entering … Continue reading
One of the final elements of the short-term repairs as identified in the Conditions Assessment is the stabilization of masonry elements on the exterior of the building. The contract for this work was awarded to Roebuck Construction with Thameside Masonry as the subcontractor. Construction will start in August 2018 and … Continue reading
A builder has been selected for the complete renovation of Willie Woo Woo Wong Playground and clubhouse. We are planning for construction to begin in August, and last for approximately 14 months. Be on the lookout for an announcement for a festive groundbreaking in July in conjunction with Waverly Saturdays!
In March 2017, Rec & Park’s partners, the Trust for Public Land (TPL) together with Citizen Film, completed an intensive community engagement process and published a Vision Statement for Buchanan Street Mall. Based on this vision, TPL has just issued a request for conceptual design proposals for the entire 5 … Continue reading
Please join us for our next community meeting as we discuss design ideas for the renovation of the park and play space at Juri Commons. After getting over 100 responses to our online survey, we will be folding that input into design concepts for the park renovation, including spaces for … Continue reading
Join San Franciscans for Sports and Recreation (SFFSR), Youth Tennis Advantage and the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for a community celebration including tennis clinics and games for all … Continue reading
Construction is underway at the Geneva Car Barn! The lead project team of Rec and Park, Aidlin Darling Design, Department of Public Works and Roebuck Construction is currently conducting hazardous abatement of the building. We will update with pictures and progress as we begin the retrofitting process. Thank you and … Continue reading
The Golden Gate Park Tennis Center remains on track to reimagine the public tennis facilities at Golden Gate Park. We received our Commission and Board of Supervisors Approval of the Conceptual Design and Grant Acceptance in Spring of 2018. Currently we are working our way through engineering design and the … Continue reading
Hi Everyone, Just wanted to provide an update on the Let’sPlaySF! Sgt Macaulay Renovation project. We received our CEQA and approval of concept design by the Recreation and Park Commission in late 2017. We are currently in the middle of engineering design for the project and hope to complete the … Continue reading
Hi All, Just wanted to update everyone on the Turk Hyde project. We are currently in the early stages of engineering design for the project and hope to complete the design phase and put the project out to bid in early fall 2018. We anticipate starting construction early 2019 and … Continue reading
Join the San Francisco Orchid Society for their Orchids in the Park – Summer Show and Sale at the Hall of Flowers (1199 9th Avenue) on July 21 and 22. Admission is $5 … Continue reading
June 20, 2018 6-10pm Conservatory Lighting at approximately 9:15pm SAN FRANCISCO – Put some flowers in your hair and come celebrate the start of summer with an amazing night of music in Golden Gate Park at the iconic Conservatory of Flowers. The City will revel in another free concert in … Continue reading
Coffman Pool is currently closed due to power outage. Please check back with pool at 415) 337-9085. Sorry for the inconvenience.
The new Sussex Stair opened for use today! We truly appreciate the support provided by Supervisor Sheehy that made this project possible. Thank you to everyone in the Glen Park community for your patience and understanding throughout the construction process.
Conservatory Lighting and Summer Solstice Concert Psychedelic Photosynthesis and Surrealistic Summer Solstice Jam 2 June 20, 2018 6-10pm Conservatory Lighting at approximately 9:15pm Put some flowers in your hair and come … Continue reading
Consultant work on site has been completed and Panhandle Playground has reopened. Thank you for helping us to spread the word. Thank you for your patience as we work toward renovation of the playground!
Rec and Park has issued NTP (Notice to Proceed) to Yerba Buena Engineering & Construction, Inc. for this coming Tuesday, June 5, which starts the clock on the construction contract, which will include work until early 2019. Restoration and construction work will occur in stages throughout the Oak Woodlands. Individual … Continue reading
Construction of a permanent restroom will include installing a single user restroom will be installed at the Bike Park along with a Muni bus driver restroom. SFMTA is installing the restrooms, as well as adding a sidewalk in front of the bike park and curb ramps on both sides of … Continue reading
Please be advised that Panhandle Playground will be temporarily closed for 2 days Tuesday, June 5 through Wednesday, June 6. Thank you for your patience as we work to complete some standard testing to help confirm specific playground renovation design parameters. The playground will reopen by Thursday, June 7. Click … Continue reading
As we close out May this week, we would like to welcome you to Pride Month in our parks! We are happy to be hosting a variety of events in our parks to show our pride, including raising the rainbow flags over Civic Center Plaza! Be sure to check out … Continue reading
Dear Patrons. Please note that our Aquatic Centers will be closed on Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day. Have a great holiday.
The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department is developing plans for public access improvements along the coastal trail at Sharp Park in the city of Pacifica. The improvements are required as part … Continue reading
Thank you for your input over the past few years on the feasibility study and concept design for a brand new Gene Friend Rec Center. Since our last community meeting, the design team has studied the possibility of including a pool with the new rec center. This process was useful … Continue reading
SF Rec & Park is partnering with Walk with a Doc this Saturday at McLaren Park. Join us for an engaging talk with Dr. Andrew Oliver. This is your opportunity to ask … Continue reading
Playgrounds? Swimming pools? Soccer fields? Trails? Picnic tables? We believe that neighborhood access to recreation and open space can have a transformative impact. We’re eager to improve the reach of our services across San Francisco! We want your perspective and ideas on how we can improve our parks. Take our … Continue reading
Please join us as we discuss ideas and next steps for the renovation of the park and play space at historic Juri Commons. We want to hear from you! Help us understand … Continue reading
Please join us as we discuss ideas and next steps for the renovation of the park and play space at Juri Commons. We want to hear from you! Help us understand the … Continue reading
An on -site construction update is schedule for Saturday morning, May 19, 2018. The project manager, Anne Baskerville, will discuss schedule and scope with the community. Meeting location: At Playground Time: 10:00 … Continue reading
The Recreation and Park Commission has approved the issuance of a contract with Azul Works, Inc.for the construction of Guy Place Mini Park. Azul Works was the low bidder as determined after the February 14th bid opening. City staff are now processing the contract so that the project can begin … Continue reading
George Christopher Playground renovation includes: site work/playground renovation, paving, restroom upgrades, maintenance road work and irrigation work. We plan to go out to bid in mid July 2018 and are aiming for a construction start date December 2018. Construction duration – approximately 10 months (depending on the elements and unforeseen … Continue reading
An on-site construction update is schedule for Saturday morning, May 19, 2018. The project manager, Anne Baskerville, will discuss schedule and scope with the community. Saturday May 19, 2018 Meeting location: At Playground Time: 10:00 am We look forward to seeing you.
On March 15, 2018 the Rec and Park Commission approved the conceptual design to renovate the Francisco Reservoir. The project design team continues to refine drawings with the desire to break ground in the Fall of 2018.
Swimmers. Please note that North Beach Pool is closed for Annual Maintenance. It is scheduled to reopen on May 25.
Rec and Park’s summer class registration kicks off at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 19! From Scuba Diving to Hip Hop Dance, we have a class for everyone! Classes start on Sunday, June 3. To check out our full list of classes, as well as places to register in person, … Continue reading
The new stairway has been built! The contractor is now working on rebuilding the top landing and barrier rail where the sidewalk meets the stair. Fabrication of the stair handrail is ahead of schedule, so we will forego the temporary one and proceed with installing the permanent handrail the week of May … Continue reading
Thanks to the 30+ community members who made it out to Midtown Terrace Clubhouse for our open house this Tuesday evening to review concept design progress for a new promenade along the eastern half of the Twin Peaks “Figure 8.” For those of you who couldn’t make it out, we … Continue reading
From planning the perfect family picnic to teaching us how to throw a baseball, we celebrate all that our moms do for us. This Mother’s Day, May 13, spend time with mom in your favorite park. The first 100 moms to enter the San Francisco Botanical Garden in Golden Gate … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO – In partnership with the Golden Gate Angling & Casting Club (GGACC), the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (SF Rec & Parks) announced the celebration of the 80th anniversary of Anglers Lodge and Casting Pond in Golden Gate Park. A celebration is scheduled on Saturday, May 12th, … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO – In partnership with the Golden Gate Angling & Casting Club (GGACC), the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (SF Rec & Parks) announced the celebration of the 80th anniversary of Anglers Lodge and Casting Pond in Golden Gate Park. A celebration is scheduled on Saturday, May 12th, … Continue reading
A reminder that this Tuesday we are hosting an Open House to review and collect input on proposed designs for the eastern half of the Twin Peaks Boulevard “Figure 8 Promenade:” Tuesday, May 8, 2018 6:30 – 8:00 pm Midtown Terrace Clubhouse Clarendon Ave + Olympia Way The purpose of … Continue reading
Walter Haas Construction Notice The Walter Haas Dog Play Area will be closed during construction from May 9th, 2018 to Summer 2018. We apologize for the inconvenience. Alternative Dog Play Areas in the vicinity are located at Upper Noe Recreation Center (Day Street/Sanchez Street) and Upper Douglass (26th St/Douglass St). … Continue reading
The first round of standard testing to inform design parameters has been completed and Panhandle Playground has reopened. Thank you for helping us to spread the word. We will have to close the playground for a day or two at least one more time in the coming month or so … Continue reading
Members of the Dogpatch & NW Potrero Hill Green Benefit District (GBD)’s Esprit Community Advisory Group (ECAG) convened this past Sunday, April 29 for a tour of various park sites to get to know each other and the design team and to provide a reference for the developing design for … Continue reading
Please be advised that Panhandle Playground will be temporarily closed for 2-3 days beginning morning of Wednesday, May 2. Thank you for your patience as we work to complete some standard testing to help confirm specific playground renovation design parameters. The playground will reopen by Saturday, May 5. Click here … Continue reading
In partnership with Support for Families of Children with Disabilities, join us for our annual Access to Adventure Festival on Saturday, May 5 from 12 to 3 p.m. at the Music Concourse in … Continue reading
Construction of the new Sussex Street stair is nearing completion. The new stair treads are being filled and the hillside will receive fine grading before it is covered in erosion control netting. It is expected that the stair will open in mid-May with a temporary handrail. The permanent handrail is … Continue reading
Just a heads up that a contractor team will be on site at Noe Valley Town Square starting on Tuesday, May 1 to install protective steel sleeves at the base of each post of the trellis that runs along the east side of the plaza. These sleeves are meant to … Continue reading
Hi All, Just wanted to update everyone on the Merced Heights project. We received our CEQA designation, and Commission approval of the concept design in late 2017. We are currently in the final stages of design for the project and hope to put the project out to bid in late … Continue reading
The Washington Square Playground Renovation is finally here! The playground area will close for construction on Monday May 7th, 2018. We anticipate re-opening the playground in the fall of 2018. The northwest corner of the park will be closed during construction. The public restroom will remain open for public use. … Continue reading
Coffman Pool is currently closed due to annual maintenance. Coffman will re-open May 5th. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Join us and the Golden Gate Angling and Casting Club for a celebration event marking the 80th anniversary of the historic Angler’s Lodge and Casting Pools in Golden Gate Park. A project … Continue reading
The McLaren Bike Park will be closed from April 23 – May 4 for improvements to the drainage on-site. Public access to the Bike Park will be closed during construction activity. Thank you for your patience. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. For further information, please contact Alexis … Continue reading
Today marks the 112th anniversary of the devastating 1906 earthquake and fire, which destroyed 28,000 buildings and instantly displaced 250,000 city residents from their homes. San Francisco parks and park employees were key in sheltering the victims of the disaster and starting the city on its long road to recovery, … Continue reading
Framing for the lower portion of the stair has been installed. The construction crew is now working on grading and excavation prior to building the upper stair.
Save the date and join us for an Open House to review and collect input on proposed designs for the eastern half of the Twin Peaks Boulevard “Figure 8”: Tuesday, May 8, 2018 6:30 – 8:00 pm Midtown Terrace Clubhouse Clarendon Ave + Olympia Way Rec and Park staff, together … Continue reading
The Gymnasium and Fitness Room at the Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center will be closed from 9:00am to 10:00am Saturday April 21st, 2018 for our annual spring clean-up. We apologize for an inconveniences.
Work has resumed on the replacement of the Sussex stair. Thank you for your patience during the delay. Completion of the stair should take approximately 4 weeks. Fabrication and installation of the permanent metal handrail may take a few weeks longer, in which case a temporary wooden handrail will be … Continue reading
We are excited to share with you the final Vision Planning Process Report. Click here to view the report and click here for the Appendix. Watch this space for upcoming continued planning meetings for the Trails + Paths, Courts, and Amphitheater portion of the project. We look forward to speaking … Continue reading
Dear Swimmers. Please note that Sava Pool will be closed for repairs on Wednesday Apr 18 and Thursday Apr 19- 8am-3:30pm. We will keep all programs prior and after the repair times. Thank you.
Join our Earth Month Madness this April by volunteering in our parks! We have numerous volunteer workdays across the city that are perfect for celebrating our planet! For more information or to RSVP for any of these events please email email@example.com or call (415) 831-6330 Where: Alamo Square (Hayes & … Continue reading
Mclaren Bike Park: Look at those Awesome Handlebars!!!! Photo: J. Biteng
Wilderness Inquiry Canoemobile working with SF Rec & Park at Lake Merced this week!!! Here is more information about their organization: https://www.wildernessinquiry.org/programs/canoemobile/ Photos: R. Biteng
Dear Glen Park Neighbor, Thank you for your patience throughout the Sussex stair replacement at the Glen Canyon Recreation Center. As you are aware, demolition of the stair occurred in late November of 2017. When construction began, we made an unexpected discovery regarding the existing soil conditions, which required minor adjustments … Continue reading
This April, San Francisco is a part of the Meet Me at the Park Earth Month campaign, a collaboration between the National Recreation and Park Association and The Walt Disney Company, including Disney|ABC Television Group and ESPN, to help fund local park improvement projects in 16 U.S. cities across the country. The … Continue reading
Guy Place Mini Park was advertised to prospective contractors in January, 2017. Bids were opened on February 14, 2018 and the apparent low bidder was Azul Works, Inc. with a bid of approximately $2.3M for the Base Bid scope. The project will be presented at the upcoming Recreation and Parks … Continue reading
The project team has completed the construction documents for the McLaren Community Garden Renovation and the project is out to bid. We are aiming to begin construction this Summer. Stay tuned for updates!
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Warmer weather has arrived for us to complete the traffic calming features! Please be mindful the next several weeks of parking restrictions at both ends of South Park (indicated in red on the attached map).South Park Update & Parking Restrictions 2018 0327 Expected activities: The crew will first remove and patch … Continue reading
Eggstravaganza is this Saturday, March 31. See below for important accessibility info: General information Saturday, March 31 11am-3pm Robin Williams Meadow (formerly Sharon Meadow), Golden Gate Park, San Francisco $10 per person (children 2 and under free!) Advance tickets are available at McLaren Lodge Annex (501 Stanyan Street) through March … Continue reading
Rec and Park received 2 bids from contractors for the Golden Gate Park Oak Woodlands Trail Improvement Project. The apparent low bidder is Yerba Buena Engineering & Construction, Inc. Pending final review of bid and confirmation that it is responsive, construction contract award will be presented to the Recreation and … Continue reading
We are proud to announce that we will be celebrating the opening of the Koret Playground (320 Bowling Green Drive) on Saturday, March 31 from 10 to 11 a.m. Join us before … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO – The Japantown Merchants Association, the East and West Japan Center Malls, the Japantown community of residents, merchants and nonprofits and spiritual leaders, in partnership with SF Recreation and Park Department (SF Rec & Parks) will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Japanese Cultural and Trade Center (Japan Center) and … Continue reading
The Greenager Program is an outdoor youth leadership program created and designed to offer early high school teens a chance to play an important role in the community by improving the city’s green spaces through stewardship, engagement, raising awareness, creating place-based projects focused on topics participants value and are interested in, and to simply connect youth … Continue reading
Hello Everyone, Thank you for your ongoing support for the Turk Hyde project, I am proud to share the final concept, Boulder Garden here:Turk Hyde Final Concept We will be presenting this concept at the RPD Capital Committee on Wednesday April 6th, 2018 at 2pm in City Hall, Room 416 … Continue reading
Come join us at Mission Inclusion Center for a day celebrating American Sign Language (ASL) and the culture of the ASL community! Arts, games, bouncy house, and more! 11:30am-3:30pm Mission Inclusion Center, 3555 19th Street at Linda, SF, CA 94110 Please feel free to bring a dish to share! For … Continue reading
The Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center invites you to come watch our annual Central Station Officers vs. BAOCRC Teens game on Thursday March 29th, 2018. The game will be from 12:00pm – 1:00pm in the 2nd floor Gym. There will also be a raffle. Come out and support your local officers … Continue reading
Now that the concept design has been approved, the Panhandle Playground design team is moving into schematic design. An important part of this phase is gathering technical information. The team completed a site visit this week, on a rainy morning, to look at and discuss important project factors such as … Continue reading
Join us and Supervisor Ahsha Safai for a gathering of neighbors and their pooches at our newest off-leash dog play area! Opening night will take place on Thursday, March 22 from 5:30 … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department will start its annual maintenance of the Coastal Trail located on the berm west of the Sharp Park Golf Course starting Monday, March 19th if weather permitting. The work has been permitted and approved by the California Coastal Commission (Costal … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (SF Rec & Parks) announced today the commission approval of conceptual design to convert 4.5 acres of former reservoir to a brand new park located atop of Russian Hill. The Park, bounded by Bay, Hyde and Larkin Streets and is intersected … Continue reading
We have recently received a lot of interest from the community in the status of construction for the Balboa Pool Renovation. Our current estimate to re-open Balboa Pool is in the summer of 2018. The project has experienced delays to the original schedule due to unforeseen site conditions and our … Continue reading
Rec and Park’s Summer Day Camp registration will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 17. This summer, we are offering more than 90 different camps to keep your children busy and active. We’re bringing back some old-time favorites like Silver Tree and Pine Lake but we are also excited to … Continue reading
The Golden Gate Park Oak Woodlands Trails Improvement Project has been advertised to contractors. Pre-bid conference and site walk was held on March 6. Bids are due on March 22. We are hoping to present construction contract award to the Rec and Park Commission in April and start construction in … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today the groundbreaking of the $14 million Geneva Car Barn and Powerhouse renovation. The Geneva Car Barn and Powerhouse (also known as the Car Barn) will become the latest addition of recreation space in Excelsior neighborhood. A groundbreaking ceremony … Continue reading
All the bulb-outs and curb cuts in the surrounding sidewalk into South Park are completed! The asphalt stamping will be installed over a two week period in March, pending weather conditions. The process is similar to street paving. The stamping equipment slowly heats the asphalt and impresses a cobblestone pattern, … Continue reading
The Rec-N-Tot Soccer class at Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center is being extended to March 8th, 2018. This will impact Basketball hours from 9:00am -11:00am.
SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announces the opening of the Geneva Community Garden today. The 10,427-square-foot community garden, located at Geneva and Delano Ave, is the 40th addition to the Department’s citywide community garden program. Last spring, the Department opened In Chan Kaajal at 17th and Folsom … Continue reading
The Public Realm Plan process illuminated community interest in an official off-leash dog play area (DPA) within Esprit Park. For the SFRPD Dog Play Area Proposal Outline, please click here: SFRPD Dog Play Area (DPA) Proposal Outline This document highlights the general process for all proposed DPAs. Since with Esprit there … Continue reading
Come celebrate the year of the dog at the Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center on Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 from 10am-11am. There will be games, arts & crafts, and movement activities. The event is for 5 and under. The celebration will occur on the 2nd floor in the gym. GUNG HAY … Continue reading
Rec and Park staff, together with SFMTA staff, recommend extending the Twin Peaks Figure 8 Pilot, which uses paint and concrete barriers to designate the eastern half of the Figure 8 roadway for people walking and biking. The Pilot has been in place since July 2016, during which time the … Continue reading
Plant yourselves over at Geneva and Delano Avenues on February 24 for the grand opening celebration of the Geneva Community Garden! The opening of San Francisco’s newest community garden goes from 10 a.m. to noon … Continue reading
The Recreation and Park Commission approved the concept design for a renovated Panhandle Playground on February 15, 2018. Thank you for your patience and support as we have worked over the past nine months to collect your ideas and move through several iterations with our design team. We are happy … Continue reading