Recreation and Parks Department

Crews load Christmas trees into a chipper at the 30th

City urges residents to recycle Christmas trees

San Francisco officials today held the city's 30th annual Christmas tree chipping…

 

(Photo courtesy The Trust For Public Land)

Hilltop Park in Bayview reopening after $5 million renovation

A park at the tallest point of Bayview Hill will be reopening…

 

Lake Merced (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Shooting excluded from activities proposed at former Lake Merced gun club site

Kayaking, fishing, bocce ball, yoga, farmers markets — those are among the…

 

Stabilized funding for city parks secured through Prop. B passage

Voters set aside a decade of steady funding for San Francisco parks…

Large groups lounge on the lawn of San Francisco's Dolores Park. (S.F. Examiner file photo)

Lawn reservation system at Dolores Park suspended after public outcry

Following a public outcry, Recreation and Park officials Tuesday suspended a permit…

Large groups lounge on the lawn of San Francisco's Dolores Park. (S.F. Examiner file photo)
Golden Gate Park's Hippie Hill on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

4/20 cleanup costs SF $25K

It cost $25,000 to clean up 11 tons of garbage in San…

Golden Gate Park's Hippie Hill on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Workers whittle away at the Pacific Rod and Gun Club Upland Soil Remedial Action Project at the west shore of Lake Merced. The club closed in April to allow the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission to conduct a yearlong $22 million cleanup. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

SF ready to vet new tenants for former Pacific Rod and Gun Club site

San Francisco is ready to begin the process of choosing a new…

Workers whittle away at the Pacific Rod and Gun Club Upland Soil Remedial Action Project at the west shore of Lake Merced. The club closed in April to allow the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission to conduct a yearlong $22 million cleanup. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Students in Downtown High School's FORK program visit San Francisco's Alemany Farm on Aug. 29. The students were able to pick and taste fresh fruits and learned about organic, farm-to-table gardening. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Planting seeds in SF’s students

Downtown High School senior Jessica Alvarez plucked a pair of bright red…

Students in Downtown High School's FORK program visit San Francisco's Alemany Farm on Aug. 29. The students were able to pick and taste fresh fruits and learned about organic, farm-to-table gardening. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
SF Examiner file photoThe north part of Delores Park is scheduled to reopen next week

North half of SF's Dolores Park to open next week

The major $20 million makeover of Dolores Park is nearly halfway complete.…

SF Examiner file photoThe north part of Delores Park is scheduled to reopen next week
Michael Ares/Special to the S.F. ExaminerThe City's Recreation and Parks Department has been tasked with finding a new long-term leaseholder for the century-old Palace of Fine Arts.

Rec center, hotel among ideas pitched for long-term use of SF Palace of Fine Arts

San Francisco has taken its first step in selecting a future long-term…

Michael Ares/Special to the S.F. ExaminerThe City's Recreation and Parks Department has been tasked with finding a new long-term leaseholder for the century-old Palace of Fine Arts.
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerGum Gee Lee and Poon Heung Lee stand in the doorway of the Jackson Street home where they've raised seven children and which they will soon be forced to leave. The family

City cuts red tape to create more Faery housing

San Francisco kids and bloggers were sore with The City earlier this…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerGum Gee Lee and Poon Heung Lee stand in the doorway of the Jackson Street home where they've raised seven children and which they will soon be forced to leave. The family

Parks set for payday from fund to spruce up open spaces

John McLaren Park, Precita Park, Sutro Dunes Natural Area ... do any…