SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) kicked off spring 2011 with Eggstravaganza at Sharon Meadow in Golden Gate Park today. There were egg hunts, carnival rides, giant inflatable, arts and crafts, entertainment, and food. One of the featured events was a rib cook-off between San Francisco Fire Department (SFFD), San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) and RPD.
The ribs were sold to raise funds for RPD’s scholarship fund. The funds help low-income families and support their children and youth to attend RPD’s recreational programs. In 2011, SF Rec and Park offered scholarship to more than 2,000 low-income children and their families in San Francisco. As a result, they received more than $700,000 worth of recreational programming.
The competition was decided by a panel of celebrity judges, including, Supervisors Scott Wiener, David Chiu, Mark Farrell, Assessor Recorder Phil Ting, Community College Trustee Steve Ngo, San Francisco Housing Authority Executive Director Henry Alvarez, SF RPD Commissioner Meagan Levitan, and community advocate Maria Morgan-Butcher, RPD General Manager Phil Ginsburg.
This is RPD’s 3rd annual Eggstravaganza, a Spring family event with more than four thousands of families came out to play at Sharon Meadow in Golden Gate Park on Saturday. This is part of RPD’s overall efforts to serve the diverse families in San Francisco by hosting seasonal citywide family events including Play Day on the Green in Summer, Scaregrove in Fall, and Holiday Tree Lighting in Winter. For more information about SF Rec and Park’s recreation activities, please visit www.sfrecpark.org .