Telegraph Hill community members want The City to do more to preserve a neighborhood landmark, Coit Tower.The Protect Coit Tower Committee, a coalition of neighborhood groups, is petitioning to add to the June election ballot an initiative that would require The City to put more of the revenue Coit Tower generates toward restoring its historic murals, maintaining the building and improving the park. Read More
Community members will soon get a chance to publicly sound off about controversial proposed soccer field renovations in Golden Gate Park.
Thursday, the Planning Commission will hold a hearing about the draft environmental review for the Beach Chalet Athletic Fields, a project that calls for floodlights, bleachers and four new synthetic-turf fields. Read More
A federal judge in San Francisco has denied an effort to temporarily halt maintenance activities at Sharp Park Golf Course in Pacifica, which environmental groups say are putting endangered snakes and threatened frogs at risk.
Judge Susan Illston ruled Tuesday that the plaintiffs failed to show that there would be "irreparable harm" to the threatened California red-legged frog and the endangered San Francisco garter snake if she ordered San Francisco Recreation a Read More
With things heating up in Oakland between police officersand the local demonstrators in OccupyOakland, an offshoot of the nationwide Occupy Wall Street movement, San Francisco politicians are taking the opportunity to protect the protest in The City. Read More
Visitors to San Francisco’s Dolores Park will notice new signs asking them to take care of the park’s grassy hillsides, San Francisco Recreation and Park Department officials said.The signs were installed Wednesday at the park, located at Dolores at 18th streets. They serve as friendly reminders for the public on how to better care for the park, city officials said. Read More
San Francisco officials and international representatives celebrated a crowning achievement Monday morning when a refurbished dome was placed on top of the Golden Gate Park windmill that is considered the largest of its kind in the world.The 106-year-old Samuel Murphy Windmill, also known as the South Windmill, received its restored 64-ton copper dome at a “capping” ceremony at 11 a.m., a San Francisco Recreation and Park Department spokeswoman said. Read More
Back in 1959, Jack Hirose partnered with the Recreation and Park Department to become the Japanese Tea Garden concessionaire. While his official business concluded in 1992, he remained active in supporting the garden. On Aug. 18, the Rec and Park Commission unanimously approved of renaming the tea house the Jack Hirose Tea House, and will install a commemorative plaque at the site. Read More
The Women’s World Cup semi-finals will be broadcast on a giant screen in San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza today, with family-friendly activities, food and games.Encouraged by the popularity of last summer’s display of the men’s World Cup, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department has been hosting a similar event for the women’s tournament. Read More
A ballot measure that seeks to prohibit the commercialization of San Francisco parks could prevent smaller celebrations such as birthday parties, weddings and picnics, according to San Francisco Recreation and Park Department officials.
But supporters of the measure say the claims are not true. Read More