There is $5 million worth of bond money that is supposed to be spent on fixing major eyesores in open spaces.
And now it’s time to start creating a committee to figure out which blemishes need it the most with a $250,000 limit out of the community opportunity fund. Read More
In an ideal situation, anyone walking the 13-mile stretch along the waterfront from China Basin to the southern county line should run into open space every six minutes.And that person should find it easy to kayak, swim in the water or lay on a beach along Mission Bay and other southeast shores, in what’s turning into a continuous stretch also known as the Blue Greenway. Read More
Rec and Park is about $3.4 million away from Mayor Gavin Newsom’s mandated budget cuts.
Park officials have accounted $11.8 million worth of budget reductions, mostly by relying on generating more revenue, but they’re still $3.4 million shy of what’s been mandated. Read More
First, it was neighbors complaining about noise, traffic and trash. Now, even the dogs are barking about events in Golden Gate Park.
Festivals such as Hardly Strictly Bluegrass and Outside Lands have drawn complaints from neighbors in the Richmond and Sunset districts due to their impact on traffic, noise and litter. Read More
A nonprofit San Francisco Parks Trust is donating $100,000 it has raised to gift rec centers with equipment.
The GearUp Fund was established by the nonprofit’s trustees at the request of Rec and Park General Manager Phil Ginsburg a few months after he started the job, among several other ambitious goals. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom on Tuesday announced plans to expand summer youth programs and camps citywide to help make up for the fact that the school district is cutting summer programs, including summer school.
“Keeping youth active and engaged during the summer months is important for families and the community,” Newsom said. “San Francisco is not going to let state budget cuts get in the way of providing good summer options for youth.” Read More
Push carts with Frisbees, rubber balls and other park gear could soon be the latest addition to Golden Gate Park.
It’s the first venture of its kind in the park and the latest example of how The City’s largest plot of open space is one of the Recreation and Park Department’s chief canvasses for revenue sources. Read More
There’s about a month left to lay eyes on a 5,000-square-foot equestrian icon in Golden Gate Park before it’s put out to pasture.The Golden Gate Park horse stable’s grandstand, built in 1909 for what was supposed to be the world’s largest stadium, will be demolished within 60 days to start the crawl toward the arena’s expansion project. It comes nearly a decade after commissioners voted to close the public facility and talk overhaul. Read More