SF Rec and Park Partners with Ben & Jerry for Free Cone Day
Ice Cream Giveaway Benefits SF Rec and Park Youth Stewardship Program
SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco Recreation and Park Department in partnership with Ben & Jerry announced the Free Cone Day today. At its Haight Street location, Ben & Jerry located at 1480 Haight Street is giving away ice cream from 12:00PM to 8:00PM on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. Tips and donation to the scooper volunteers will benefit SF Rec and Park’s Youth Stewardship Program (YSP), a program that provides outdoor educational opportunities for youth to learn about environmental impact and natural areas.
“We aim to host fun events like Free Cone Day that create meaningful volunteer experiences so that our local communities can share the joy of bettering our park system.” said, Phil Ginsburg, SF Rec and Park General Manager. “We appreciate community partner like Ben & Jerry’s in helping us and bringing people together to care for our parks.”
YSP engages 2nd to 12th grade students October through May each school year with environmental education and service-learning field trips in parks citywide. Students are taught science, environmental education, local natural and cultural history, social responsibility, fundamental life skills and develop a personal connection to their communities. The program serves about 1,600 youth every year.
Every year, SF Rec and Park volunteers contribute an estimate of more than 145,000 hours to participate in a wide variety of projects that benefit San Francisco’s park system.