Funding SF Recreation and Parks

From SPUR:

SPUR and the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department convened a task force earlier this year to discuss long-term revenue solutions to sustain the department’s operations. The task force explored a number of funding alternatives and recommended a diverse set of options that could help the department shake the deficits of recent years. Join RPD Director Phil Ginsburg, San Francisco Recreation and Parks Commission Chair Mark Buell and SPUR Good Government Director Corey Marshall as they present the findings of the task force’s recent report: Seeking Green.

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Hayes Valley Community Center Tour

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From SPUR: The nonprofit Trust for Public Land (TPL), partnered with San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department and WRNS Studio, recently updated a 1958 park located between San Francisco’s Hayes Valley and Western Addition neighborhoods. Reflecting TPL’s mission to create livable communities through land conservation, the new playground and clubhouse provide this dense area with […]

Greening Apartment Buildings

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Fr0m SPUR: In our built-out city, retrofitting existing buildings to conserve water, energy and materials is a key sustainability challenge. In 2010, SPUR convened a task force to identify opportunities to “green” multifamily apartment buildings — which contain more than two-thirds of the city’s housing units. Join us for an exploration of these issues and […]

SPUR Forum: The Economic Benefits of SF’s Parks

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From SPUR: San Francisco’s parks have been highly treasured since the gold rush, serving as jewels in the urban fabric. The Trust for Public Land and San Francisco Parks Alliance recently completed a study highlighting the systems’ economic benefits, including impacts on property value, tourism, health, community cohesion, clean water and clean air. Learn how […]

SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Connecting regional open spaces: Trails Forever at the GGNRA

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From SPUR: As SPUR ramps up its planning efforts at Ocean Beach,recent and ongoing improvements to public access in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area provide critical context and opportunities. Join Steve Griswold of the GGNRA and Kate Bickert of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy as they provide an update on the Trails Forever initiative, a major campaign to connect regional […]

Sharp Park walking tour

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Form SPUR: Sharp Park is a beloved public golf course in Pacifica that is facing unprecedented management challenges. Prone to flooding, the park is home to two endangered species and threatened by sea level rise and beach erosion. Lisa Wayne and Dawn Kamalanathan of the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department will discuss current environmental management strategies at Sharp […]