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Eco pop-up at Dolores Park deemed success for second year running

Attempts to keep busy Dolores Park clean and tidy this summer, while…

 

Byron Gill (left) stands with his attorney, Gregory P. Brock in San Francisco on Wednesday. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Rec and Parks gardener claims he was unfairly retaliated against at work

A city-employed gardener claims he was unfairly chastised at work for letting…

 

Last year’s 4/20 festivities on Hippie Hill in Golden Gate Park were more than just peace, love and weed — a park ranger was struck over the head with a bottle during an argument. This year, San Francisco is upping safety measures to ensure a good time for all. (Gabrielle Lurie/2015 Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF agencies aim to snuff out 4/20 side effects

Litter in a tie-dye stained Golden Gate Park. Streets clogged with traffic.…

 

After residents voiced concerns about safety at Excelsior Playground, Rec and Park responded with repairs and safety measures.  (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Excelsior Playground sees improvements after rat infestation, attempted break-in at clubhouse

The hole where a rat chewed through a bathroom door into the…

After residents voiced concerns about safety at Excelsior Playground, Rec and Park responded with repairs and safety measures.  (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
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)
San Francisco officials are currently exploring ways to implement drone technology into The City's safety and oversight operations. (S.F. Examiner illustration)

San Francisco may deploy drones for variety of uses

San Francisco’s government may put some eyes in the sky as city…

San Francisco officials are currently exploring ways to implement drone technology into The City's safety and oversight operations. (S.F. Examiner illustration)
Jim Mone/AP PhotoSan Francisco’s ban on smokeless tobacco at sports venues extends to the Giants’ AT&T Park

Giants, others ready to enforce SF’s smokeless tobacco ban

San Francisco’s first-in-the-nation legislation striking out smokeless tobacco at all baseball and…

Jim Mone/AP PhotoSan Francisco’s ban on smokeless tobacco at sports venues extends to the Giants’ AT&T Park
Courtesy of Recreation and Park DepartmentRevamped toilets

Revamped toilets to open at Portsmouth Square

During Saturday's Chinese New Year Parade, Chinatown power broker Rose Pak promised…

Courtesy of Recreation and Park DepartmentRevamped toilets
Mike Koozmin/s.f. examinerTurf installation work at the Beach Chalet athletic fields began in November.

Beach Chalet athletic fields project on schedule despite continued opposition

Construction for the artificial turf and new lighting at the Beach Chalet…

Mike Koozmin/s.f. examinerTurf installation work at the Beach Chalet athletic fields began in November.
Jessica Kwong/the s.f. examinerTerry Grimm

Recreation commission recommends plan for refreshment kiosk on Coit Tower’s westside

The remaining matter of discord surrounding Coit Tower — where to position…

Jessica Kwong/the s.f. examinerTerry Grimm
Jessica Kwong/the s.f. examinerSupervisor Norman Yee speaks to a group of Asian seniors at the West Portal Playground Clubhouse as the Self-Help for the Elderly program kicked off Monday.

West Portal home to new center serving Asian seniors

Despite being one of the largest supervisorial areas, District 7 in The…

Jessica Kwong/the s.f. examinerSupervisor Norman Yee speaks to a group of Asian seniors at the West Portal Playground Clubhouse as the Self-Help for the Elderly program kicked off Monday.
mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerThe $6.3 million construction project at the Joe DiMaggio Playground in North Beach involves a complete reorganization of the play area

North Beach residents go to bat to raise funds for DiMaggio Playground renovation

It was a night when three generations of North Beach residents who…

mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerThe $6.3 million construction project at the Joe DiMaggio Playground in North Beach involves a complete reorganization of the play area
Eric Risberg/2013 AP file photoTPC Harding Park will host the World Golf Championships Cadillac Match Play in April.

Harding Park’s PGA agreement revised to address criticism

There was much celebration across San Francisco when the PGA Tour announced…

Eric Risberg/2013 AP file photoTPC Harding Park will host the World Golf Championships Cadillac Match Play in April.
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerA $6.3 million bond is funding a facelift for the Joe DiMaggio Playground in North Beach. Among the improvements are moving the play area and more basketball hoops.

New vision for Joe DiMaggio Playground in North Beach close to being realized

A decade and a half ago, two mothers whose families live in…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerA $6.3 million bond is funding a facelift for the Joe DiMaggio Playground in North Beach. Among the improvements are moving the play area and more basketball hoops.
Jessica Kwong/the s.f. examinerTerry Grimm

Coit Tower vendor proposes new concession kiosk to help with costs

Coit Tower reopened in its restored fashion in May with a new…

Jessica Kwong/the s.f. examinerTerry Grimm
mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerSupervisor Mark Farrell’s free Wi-Fi program — which makes wireless Internet service available at 32 parks

San Francisco officially launches free wireless service in 32 public spaces

San Francisco is officially rolling out free Wi-Fi service in 32 public…

mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerSupervisor Mark Farrell’s free Wi-Fi program — which makes wireless Internet service available at 32 parks
mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerHarry Ong Jr. visits the Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center

SF family remembers flight attendant on 9/11 anniversary

A couple days ago, in preparation for today's 13th anniversary of Sept.…

mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerHarry Ong Jr. visits the Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center
courtesy HELLER MANUS ARCHITECTSA glass building is slated for 500 Pine St. It will include a rooftop park design. The project was picked up by a new developer following the recession.

Chinatown hopes return of St. Mary’s Square project will retain traditional feel

In ultradense Chinatown, open space is a commodity -- as is sunlight.…

courtesy HELLER MANUS ARCHITECTSA glass building is slated for 500 Pine St. It will include a rooftop park design. The project was picked up by a new developer following the recession.
Nathaniel Y. Downes/Special to The S.F. ExaminerThe Recreation and Park Commission has approved a new nine-year lease contract with Gleneagles Golf Course manager Tom Hsieh

Rec and Park Commission approves new contract for Gleneagles Golf Course

The Recreation and Park Commission unanimously approved a new contract Thursday with…

Nathaniel Y. Downes/Special to The S.F. ExaminerThe Recreation and Park Commission has approved a new nine-year lease contract with Gleneagles Golf Course manager Tom Hsieh
Nathaniel Y. Downes/s.f. examiner file photoThe operator of Gleneagles Golf Course and the Recreation and Park Department have agreed to extend the existing lease until Aug. 31 while negotiations for a new one continue.

Gleneagles Golf Course to continue negotiating lease with SF through August

Gleneagles Golf Course received a mulligan in its quest to remain open,…

Nathaniel Y. Downes/s.f. examiner file photoThe operator of Gleneagles Golf Course and the Recreation and Park Department have agreed to extend the existing lease until Aug. 31 while negotiations for a new one continue.