Recreation and Park Commission President Mark Buell recently said that the commission's seven members will separate into three committees, “to have an opportunity for the public to weigh in before we have the gun to our heads.” Read More
Fans of the 65-year-old Stow Lake boathouse might cringe at plans to gut the open working area and make room for a cafe, but park officials say it is time for a change.The new owners plan to overhaul the space where for decades managers and new employees have learned how to mend and care for the fleet of aging row and paddle boats. Instead, a kitchen, cafe that seats about 35, small coffee shop and gift store will take its place, and a new fleet of boats will be stored elsewhere. Read More
San Francisco is about to complete a strategy for dealing with sea level rise during the next century.
Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi has requested the city attorney draft legislation to establish an inter-agency task force to create a Sea Level Rise Adaptation Policy. Read More
Since a pre-lease community meeting about a Blue Bottle Coffee cart in Dolores Park could have prevented clangor, anyone gripped by the idea of a vendor at the Marina Green should check out a meeting Tuesday.
The Recreation and Park Department will hold the meeting at the St. Francis Yacht Club from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Read More
A revamp of the aging boathouse at Lake Merced could become a beacon for the surrounding neighborhoods, which are poised for an expansion of housing.
The second story of the 50-year-old Lake Merced Boathouse, which is nestled where Harding Road meets Skyline Boulevard, has sat empty for the better half of the past 10 years. Read More
Weeds in open spaces could face a more humane demise when Rec and Park officials on Wednesday release their handheld green steam machine to offset pesticides.
It’s a device that essentially burns invasive plants to death instead of having to use plant-killing chemicals in parks. Read More
Supervisor Carmen Chu wants residents in her district to form a South Sunset Park community group, the same park that the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission is eyeing for a well to tap into the groundwater supply. Read More
Potentially hundreds of eager trail excavators are ready to sink their hands into Corona Heights Park’s footpaths.
The trade-off: They should be allowed to spend the night.
The Recreation and Park Department is already spending $100,000 to landscape the reddish-brown chert rock, which scoffs at erosion. Read More