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“Entwined,” created by Charles Gadeken, will light up Golden Gate Park’s Peacock Meadow this winter.<ins> (Courtesy San Francisco Recreation and Park Department)</ins>

‘Wonderland of lights’ coming to Golden Gate Park

‘Entwined’ art installation an ‘enchanted forest’ for the holidays

 

Park staff will be on hand to assist visitors on Alcatraz Island. (Courtesy NPS)

Recreational access to Alcatraz Island restored

Reduced capacity ferry service ensures safety, guests must stay outdoors

 

The Recreation and Park Commission’s capital committee will discuss the purchase of a half-acre site at Minna and Natoma streets, pictured, in the western South of Market area. (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF looks to buy South of Market half-acre site for $10M for new park

Amid an ongoing housing crisis and soaring real estate costs, San Francisco…

 

Proposition B’s sustainable funding would allow the Recreation and Park Department to address the backlog of maintenance needs in San Francisco’s parks and playgrounds. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)

San Francisco’s Children Need You to Vote Yes on Prop B

As the superintendent of the San Francisco Unified School District, I see…

Proposition B’s sustainable funding would allow the Recreation and Park Department to address the backlog of maintenance needs in San Francisco’s parks and playgrounds. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)
The Muir Woods National Monument in Marin County is part of the expansive Golden Gate National Recreation Area. (Eric Risberg/AP)

Protecting our parks is a priority

Noted historian Wallace Stegner called it “the best idea we ever had.”…

The Muir Woods National Monument in Marin County is part of the expansive Golden Gate National Recreation Area. (Eric Risberg/AP)
National Park Service staff, which oversees the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, decided to remove “recreation” as a guiding principle for managing the space without consulting neighboring communities. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

The worst kind of neighbor

What does it mean to be a good neighbor in a dense…

National Park Service staff, which oversees the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, decided to remove “recreation” as a guiding principle for managing the space without consulting neighboring communities. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
A proposed charter amendment to increase spending on city parks during the next 15 years may be on the ballot in June.(Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Debate continues over proposed park funding ballot measure

The proposed June charter amendment that would lock in increased spending on…

A proposed charter amendment to increase spending on city parks during the next 15 years may be on the ballot in June.(Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
The proposed charter amendment for Rec and Park would increase its funding by $3 million a year in the first 10 years. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Dilapidated playground lent a friendly hand

West Portal Playground has seen better days, despite its reputation as the…

The proposed charter amendment for Rec and Park would increase its funding by $3 million a year in the first 10 years. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
MIKE KOOZMIN/2013 S.F. EXAMINER FILE PHOTOSan Francisco is looking to expand opportunities for installations of the fiber optic Internet network

Free Wi-Fi in SF public spaces now on track for launch next month

A year ago, San Francisco received a $600,000 gift from Google to…

MIKE KOOZMIN/2013 S.F. EXAMINER FILE PHOTOSan Francisco is looking to expand opportunities for installations of the fiber optic Internet network
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. Examiner

Supervisor Scott Wiener seeks to close parks at night

A San Francisco lawmaker's proposal to close city parks overnight is drawing…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. Examiner

San Francisco parks bond projects are lagging

Mission Playground renovations? Delayed 18 months. Chinese Recreation Center upgrades? Delayed 24…

Vote to keep petty politics out of our parks system

You have to wonder if some of our city officials spend enough…

San Francisco Alamo Square neighbors look to charge tour buses

Neighborhood groups have long groused about noisy tour buses spewing fumes around…

Mission district business owners want parking lot, not park

Several business owners around 17th and Folsom streets say they would rather…

Crackdown on midnight mayhem

A recent rash of violence and vandalism in Golden Gate Park has…

Playgrounds make leap in safety

The City’s playgrounds are safer on average than they were two years…

Lead levels in The City's parks persist

Paint chips with hazardous levels of lead could be threatening children in…

Spat may delay Dolores Park upgrades

A spat over how to spend more than $1.5 million in private…

Park reaping fruit of collaborative efforts

For years, Crocker Amazon was one of the most neglected parks in…

Park department seeking money for recreation centers

Three recreation center projects funded by voter-approved bonds have suffered significant delays…