SF Rec & Park to Receive $20,000 Grant to Revitalize one of three City Parks

SAN FRANCISCO – In recognition of Earth Month (April), the National Recreation and Park Association is collaborating with the Walt Disney Company, including Disney Citizenship, ABC Television and ESPN to revitalize parks across the U.S. including one of three parks in San Francisco. Based on online voting, a $20,000 grant will go to one of the following: Tenderloin Children’s Rec Center, Bernal Hill, or Potrero del Sol.

Online voters can vote for their preference once each day of April at www.parksbuildcommunity.org

“This partnership will result in one of our parks receiving an upgrade that will dramatically improve the community,” said Phil Ginsburg, SF Rec & Park General Manager. “Thank you to the NRPA, Disney, and to all those who get involved and vote for their favorite project.”


The projects are:

Tenderloin Children’s Rec Center Basketball Project: Used by hundreds of children a day, the only outdoor area at Tenderloin Children’s Recreation Center is a play area. This project will add a full-sized basketball court to the center creating a safe place for children to play basketball.

Bernal Hill Interpretive Signage: Bernal Heights Park is an ideal location to escape the city and enjoy nature. This project will add signage that would highlight the natural and cultural resources of Bernal Heights Park.

Potrero del Sol Community Garden: One of the oldest community gardens in San Francisco needs updating. Help add a new shed and replace garden beds to make it more accessible for families and seniors to harvest fresh vegetables.


About the National Recreation and Park Association

The National Recreation and Park Association is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing park, recreation and conservation efforts that enhance quality of life for all people. Through its network of 50,000 recreation and park professionals and citizens, NRPA encourages the promotion of healthy and active lifestyles, conservation initiatives and equitable access to parks and public space. For more information, visit www.NRPA.org.



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