Rec and Park

The San Francisco Recreation and Parks Commission is considering a proposal to install new sculptures at Patricia's Green (Courtesy SF Rec and Parks).

New sculptures could light up Hayes Valley park

Two new sculptures could light up Patricia’s Green beginning next month as…

 

Mount Davidson, one of the few forested areas in The City, will lose 1,600 trees under the Recreation and Park Department’s Natural Areas Program. (Mike Koozmin/2011 S.F. Examiner)

A shady story in San Francisco

Did you know San Francisco originally didn’t have hardly any trees? The…

 

The western wall inside the Mothers Building at the San Francisco Zoo, which faces the ocean, is in particular need of restoration having sustained moisture-related damage over the years. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

SF looks for sources of funding to restore historic Mothers Building

A handful of animals at the San Francisco Zoo are in need…

 

Buena Vista Park — and the rest of San Francisco’s parks — stands to benefit from additional funding allocated with the approval of Proposition B; however, the measur would reduce The City’s ability to adapt to changing needs over the next 30 years. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner/S.F. Examiner file photo)

This blank check is not a good idea

Everybody loves parks. In a densely packed city like San Francisco, our…

Buena Vista Park — and the rest of San Francisco’s parks — stands to benefit from additional funding allocated with the approval of Proposition B; however, the measur would reduce The City’s ability to adapt to changing needs over the next 30 years. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner/S.F. Examiner file photo)
The San Francisco Deltas will play their home games at the famed Kezar Stadium next year. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

EDITORIAL: San Francisco Deltas find a home

It was reason to cheer. The City welcomed the San Francisco Deltas,…

The San Francisco Deltas will play their home games at the famed Kezar Stadium next year. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Kezar Stadium seen Wednesday, March 16, 2016. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF welcomes new professional soccer team to Kezar Stadium

The City's professional soccer team — the San Francisco Deltas — has…

Kezar Stadium seen Wednesday, March 16, 2016. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

Stay ahead, plan for the summer

It’s the month of March, and parents know what that means: It’s…

San Francisco’s Recreation and Park Department plans to replace the crumb rubber infill it uses for synthetic fills, but the department appears to be out of the loop on the seriousness of the situation. (Elaine Thompson/AP)

Synthetic turf poses potential health risks

San Francisco is littered with remnants of a questionable recycling program. Ground-up,…

San Francisco’s Recreation and Park Department plans to replace the crumb rubber infill it uses for synthetic fills, but the department appears to be out of the loop on the seriousness of the situation. (Elaine Thompson/AP)
The 15th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival takes place in Golden Gate Park this weekend. Evan Ducharme/Special to the S.F. Examiner file photo

Hardly Strictly festival kicks off with a twist, heavy traffic expected

With seven stages and over 100 musical acts, San Francisco's admission-free Hardly…

The 15th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival takes place in Golden Gate Park this weekend. Evan Ducharme/Special to the S.F. Examiner file photo

Lincoln Park stairs donors to be recognized with plaques

When the dilapidated Lincoln Park Steps are finished being repaired, they will…

Parks chief: Coffee cart a no-go

Permission for Blue Bottle Coffee, a vendor known for its long lines…

Rec employees get new titles, layoffs

This week marks the start of an overhauled recreational staff that’s laden…

CCSF loses class after missing rent

A City College of San Francisco parenting class that habitually defaulted on…

Car picnic is back in speedway meadow

Start your engines. Jimmy’s Old Car Picnic was put back on the…

Sunset playground could go under the knife for $1.8 million

A playground in the outer Sunset that got a D on a…

Another event appealing denied permit for GGP

Jimmy’s Old Car Picnic organizers are not the only ones questioning why…

Park camp-out proposed to generate revenue

It could be legal to camp in Golden Gate Park this year,…

Permit crackdown bumps events from Golden Gate

For the first time in 22 years, Jimmy’s Old Car Picnic in…

Rec and Park launches retail line

If you happen to be a big fan of the new Recreation…

Farmers' market plan for Golden Gate Park

Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi’s proposal to cut vending fees for farmers' market stallholders…