San Francisco Recreation and Park Department

AP Photo/Jeff ChiuPedestrians walk along a path at Golden Gate Park's Stowe Lake in San Francisco

Physicians in SF are prescribing park time to patients

Many of the prescriptions San Francisco physician Dr. Daphne Miller writes for…

 

Photo by Mike KoozminMission Dolores Park

Recycle, compost popup coming to Dolores Park

Recycle and compost options will soon be available at the popular Dolores…

 

SF Rec and Park looks to embrace technology and nature simultaneously

It is no secret that a primary goal of spending time outdoors…

 

SF Rec and Park employee accused of fatal hit-and-run back in court

The Recreation and Park Department employee accused of a hit-and-run incident that…

In this 1970 photo taken by Mike Borzage

Larsen Playground project in SF revives iconic playground jet

Those who traveled 19th Avenue in the Sunset district between 1959 and…

In this 1970 photo taken by Mike Borzage
mike koozmin/S.f. Examiner file photoCoit Tower's extensive renovations will continue through mid-May.

Makeover of SF’s Coit Tower nears completion

Anne Rosenthal stood inside yellow caution tape that looped over her cart…

mike koozmin/S.f. Examiner file photoCoit Tower's extensive renovations will continue through mid-May.
Brendan P. Bartholomew/Special to the S.f. ExaminerNico Castro aka Batman

‘Batkid’ continues to thrive on Recreation and Park Department holiday train

Batkid will continue saving Gotham City in spirit on board a holiday…

Brendan P. Bartholomew/Special to the S.f. ExaminerNico Castro aka Batman
EVAN DUCHARME/SPECIAL TO THE  S.F. EXAMINERLondon Breed is proposing that vandals should pay to clean up their marks.

Graffiti vandals should pay for cleanup costs

Graffiti is a costly, enduring problem in San Francisco. Taggers have marked…

EVAN DUCHARME/SPECIAL TO THE  S.F. EXAMINERLondon Breed is proposing that vandals should pay to clean up their marks.
Chris Roberts/S.F. Examiner file photoSan Francisco's Camp Mather was just saved from the massive Rim Fire.

With Rim Fire fully contained, cities move to reopen summer camps

A wildfire that burned more than 250,000 acres in and around Yosemite…

Chris Roberts/S.F. Examiner file photoSan Francisco's Camp Mather was just saved from the massive Rim Fire.
Evan DuCharme/Special to The S.F. ExaminerDan Spradlin lived aboard a boat in the San Francisco Marina until the management moved to enforce rules that prohibit people from living aboard boats there.

S.F. marina ousts people illegally living on boats, including a longtime resident

His living quarters were tight, but Dan Spradlin's view from his bedroom…

Evan DuCharme/Special to The S.F. ExaminerDan Spradlin lived aboard a boat in the San Francisco Marina until the management moved to enforce rules that prohibit people from living aboard boats there.

Yes to 8 Washington plan

"Props. B and C would set a bad precedent," Opinion, Thursday Yes…

Chris Roberts/S.F. Examiner file photoSan Francisco's Camp Mather was just saved from the massive Rim Fire.

Fire helped save SF's Camp Mather from the Rim Fire

Fire saved Camp Mather from the third-largest wildfire in California's history. The…

Chris Roberts/S.F. Examiner file photoSan Francisco's Camp Mather was just saved from the massive Rim Fire.

Closing hours will help protect parks, money

Illicit activities occur in San Francisco's parks after dark, and although unlawful…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerA woman was fatally struck by a San Francisco Recreation and Park Department truck in Holly Park on Thursday

SF parks truck strikes, kills woman in park

A San Francisco Recreation and Park Department worker was detained after his…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerA woman was fatally struck by a San Francisco Recreation and Park Department truck in Holly Park on Thursday
A proposed blueprint for Japantown

Golden Gate Park lake emptied to make needed repairs to wall, walkway

Spreckels Lake in Golden Gate Park, a site that usually includes water…

A proposed blueprint for Japantown
Ezra Shaw/Getty Images file photoAs memories of Oracle Team USA's victory at the America's Cup

New S.F. dog-walker law to be enforced after holiday weekend

San Francisco's new dog-walking law went into effect at the beginning of…

Ezra Shaw/Getty Images file photoAs memories of Oracle Team USA's victory at the America's Cup
A proposed blueprint for Japantown

Dogs urged to remain on leash during coyote breeding season in Golden Gate Park

With coyote breeding season underway, dog owners and walkers are being asked…

A proposed blueprint for Japantown
Camila Bernal/Special to The S.F. ExaminerRichmond district residents are raising $1.15 million to restore Mountain Lake Park playground.

Mountain Lake Park playground set for improvements

A deteriorating playground in the Richmond district is poised for a major…

Camila Bernal/Special to The S.F. ExaminerRichmond district residents are raising $1.15 million to restore Mountain Lake Park playground.
Cindy Chew/2010 S.F. Examiner file photoThe Lake Merced Boathouse will gain a conference room with capacity for up to 85 people as part of a $2 million rehabilitation project.

Nonprofits to get a break on boathouse event space

Nonprofit institutions and other local organizations will be able to use the…

Cindy Chew/2010 S.F. Examiner file photoThe Lake Merced Boathouse will gain a conference room with capacity for up to 85 people as part of a $2 million rehabilitation project.
Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner File PhotoThe union representing Recreation and Park Department gardeners mailed a letter to city officials accusing Executive Director Phil Ginsburg of mismanaging an apprentice program meant to train city gardeners.

Union claims S.F. Rec and Park not living up to intentions of city gardener apprentice program

The Recreation and Park Department is defending its hiring practices in the…

Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner File PhotoThe union representing Recreation and Park Department gardeners mailed a letter to city officials accusing Executive Director Phil Ginsburg of mismanaging an apprentice program meant to train city gardeners.