Advocate for kids

Find out what you can do to make your voice heard on issues involving your parks and recreation programs. We also have sample letters and e-mails that you can send to your supervisor or legislator to show your support for our parks and programs.

San Francsico Recreation and Park Department needs your support. By signing a petition and adding your voice to the chorus of concerned citizens who care for our parks, you can help:

  • Address over $1.7 billion in deferred facility maintenance costs
  • Hire 200 gardeners to help keep our parks clean and safe
  • Recruit 80 new recreation directors to activate our parks
  • Respond to two years and $23 million of budget cuts

Please sign one of the petitions below to help keep your 225 parks clean, safe, and fun.

  • Petition to support renovations at Beach Chalet soccer fields

Thank you for your support,


Advocate for the Beach Chalet Soccer Fields

Dear Recreation & Parks Commission,

I believe that all San Francisco kids deserve safe, accessible and world-class parks and athletic fields. I support the proposed renovation at Beach Chalet soccer fields and encourage you to continue supporting the Playfields Initiative partnership between the City Fields Foundation and San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department.

By installing synthetic turf and lights, more than 9,500 hours of new play time will be added to the Beach Chalet soccer fields, essentially resolving San Francisco’s deficit of athletic fields for youth during the busy after-school hours.

I urge the Recreation and Parks Commission, the Mayor, the Board of Supervisors, and the entire city family to support this partnership so that every child in our city has a place to play and enjoy the wonder of sport.