Love Your Parks 2012: Park Activities & Free Lunch | SF
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You name it and it will be happening: Kayaking, basketball tournament, urban farming, habitat restoration, bee keeping and so much more.
Please register for all events. Golden Gate Park, and Districts 2, 3, 7, 10, and 11 will provide free T-shirts and lunch for registered volunteers.
Golden Gate Park, Oak Woodlands Habitat and Trail Restoration (THIS EVENT IS FULL)
Join Friends of the GGP Oak Woodlands and RPD’s Natural Areas Program staff to help restore San Francisco’s largest contiguous natural oak woodlands habitat, and maintain an existing trail.
Rochambeau Playground, District 1
Rochambeau Kids Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournaments & BBQ
Friends of Rochambeau Playground and SFPA host a kids Rock, Paper, Scissors tournament. We’ll also have other kids activities and food provided by Kittredge School Parents Association.
Mountain Lake Park, District 2
Clean Up, Planting, and Nature Walk at Mountain Lake Park
Help maintain and green one of San Francisco’s freshwater habitat lakes with Friends of Mountain Lake Park and SFPA, cleaning the beach and installing new plants. Afterwards, join us for a kid-friendly nature walk to learn about the lake’s history, habitat and resident critters.
Jo Dimaggio Playground, District 3
Joe Dimaggio Playground Beautification and Painting
Join SFPA Park Partner Friends of Joe Dimaggio Playground to repaint the playground and create a kids mural area with chalkboard paint!
West Sunset Playground, District 4
West Sunset Playground Funday and BBQ
SFPA is joining forces with Friends of West Sunset Playground and the Sunset Neighborhood Beacon Center for a day of recreation family fun and food. We’ll feature RPD’s Mobile Rec center, with skateboard equipment and tutorials, and a climbing wall! BBQ lunch provided.
Hayes Valley Farm, District 5
Hayes Valley Farm Food Demos and Kids Activities
Join Friends of Hayes Valley Farm and SFPA for a tour of this amazing working urban farm, then enjoy edible food demos, music, and kid-friendly education segments on composting, bee-keeping, and other unique aspects of this permaculture oasis.
Free Kayaking, District 6 (THIS EVENT IS FULL)
Free Kayaking and Intro to the Blue Greenway
Join SFPA, UCSF’s Outdoor Education Program and Kayaks Unlimited for FREE guided kayak rides along Mission Creek. Meet Blue Greenway partners and learn about the exciting ways we are creating a green corridor along San Francisco’s eastern waterfront.
Mt. Sutro, District 7
Mt. Sutro Park Restoration and Nursery Tour
Join SFPA and Sutro Stewards for trail restoration work and lunch in the new Aldea Center. Afterwards enjoy a tour of the park and nursery, and discover this hidden gem.
Duboce Park, District 8
Duboce Playground Play Day and Grand Opening of the Youth Play Area
Join SFPA, Friends of Duboce Park, and the Recreation & Parks Department for a blowout celebration, complete with Jumpy house, music, & kids activities. We’ll also debut the new Youth Play Area, renovated with community support along with funds from the 2008 Parks Bond.
Alemany Farm, District 9
Alemany Farm Herb Gardenin
Join SFPA and Friends of Alemany Farm for an herb walk and hands-on demonstration with herbalist Kathryn Delwiche. Enjoy refreshments made with herbs from the farm, kids activities, then get a tour of Alemany- the largest working farm in San Francisco
Vis Valley Greenway, District 10
Visitacion Valley Greenway Native Planting
Green your thumb at Vis Valley Greenway, one of the most successful community gardens in the City. We’ll be putting in native plants and mulching, and then enjoy lunch in the Herb Garden.
Hilltop Park, District 10
Hilltop Park Beautification
Join SFPA, Habitat for Humanity and Parks 94124 to beautify Hilltop Park. We’ll be replanting flowerbeds, clearing debris, and pruning vegetation, then sitting down for lunch to admire our work.
McLaren Park, District 11
McLaren Park Nature Walks and Turtle Play Area Revitalization
Join SFPA and the McLaren Park Collaborative for morning nature walks, exploring McLaren Park- one of San Francisco largest and least known habitats. We’ll then revitalize the Turtle Play Area with some new sand, and enjoy lunch together.
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