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SF City Parks Say Goodbye to Gas-Powered Leaf BlowersSF City Parks Say Goodbye to Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers
By - posted 7/16/2021
Green, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches

Gardeners maintaining the City’s parks, open spaces and public plazas will soon turn over a new leaf—trading gas-powered blowers with two-stroke engines for electric battery pack models instead, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department just announced. Beginning next month, Rec and Park will cease purchasing gas-powered backpack blowers with two-stroke more...

Golden Gate Park Band's Free Sunday Concerts Return for 2021 SeasonGolden Gate Park Band’s Free Sunday Concerts Return for 2021 Season
By - posted 7/15/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, Reopening, Things to Do, What's Closed / What's Open

The Golden Gate Park Band, presents its 139th season in Golden Gate Park’s music concourse. That’s right, this symphony has been playing free concerts in Golden Gate Park for more than 100 years. The weekly concerts take place most Sundays at 1 pm, usually end between 2:30 and 2:45 pm. The concerts more...

Free World Music Concert in Historic Golden Gate Park Bandshell (July 15)Free World Music Concert in Historic Golden Gate Park Bandshell (July 15)
By - posted 7/14/2021
Get Out: Events, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, Things to Do

You’re invited to a free all ages concert in the historic bandshell in Golden Gate Park to celebrate live music, peace, diverse cultures, yourselves and San Francisco on July 15 from 5-8pm. Headlining the show is world music legend Pato Banton and special guests. Other performers include Estrella, Swathi Ravichandran, Tony Kaye more...

SF's Newest Playground Reopening: Golden Gate HeightsSF’s Newest Playground Reopening: Golden Gate Heights
By - posted 7/10/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Celebrations, New Parks, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches

Join in for the reopening celebration for Golden Gate Heights Playground at 12th Avenue and Rockridge on July 20 from 11:30am-1:30pm. Golden Gate Heights Playground is one of 13 playgrounds being transformed into dynamic hubs for creativity and family life by Recreation and Park Department and the Parks Alliance’s LetsPlaySF! initiative. The more...

SF's Moss Street Block Party (July 25)SF’s Moss Street Block Party (July 25)
By - posted 7/10/2021
Fairs & Festivals, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy

Join in for the Moss Street Block Party and celebrate the SoMa community on July 25. There will be food, drinks, games, music and and get a sneak peak of the community-led designs for neighborhood art and streetscape improvements. Performances include RETAS Bindlestiff Seniors, Baycoin Beats, Lakbai Diwa, Galing Bata and more. Moss more...

Drone Flies Through One of SF's Painted LadiesDrone Flies Through One of SF’s Painted Ladies
By - posted 7/9/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Bay Area Updates, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, Reopening, Things to Do

Wow… take a tour like you’ve never seen before inside one of San Francisco’s Painted Ladies. Thanks to SF Gate for sharing the fun story about drone pilot Reza Kurniawan’s unique flight through the Victorian home. Check out the video below.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Reza Kurniawan (@inspirefpv)

Golden Gate Park's Outdoor Dance Party "Lindy in the Park" is BackGolden Gate Park’s Outdoor Dance Party “Lindy in the Park” is Back
By - posted 7/9/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Get Out: Events, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, Reopening, Things to Do

San Francisco’s favorite place to dance al fresco, Lindy in the Park, is back.  Get ready to swing in Golden Gate Park every sunny Sunday at “Lindy in the Park,” a weekly free event near the de Young Museum, when the streets of Golden Gate Park are closed to traffic and the dancers take over. This in person event resumed more...

BART Uses 700 Hungry Grazing Goats to Reduce Fire DangerBART Uses 700 Hungry Grazing Goats to Reduce Fire Danger
By - posted 7/9/2021
Adorable, Outdoorsy

By Melissa Jordan, BART Senior Web Producer As the Bay Area endures another hot, dry summer, BART is using goats to graze and cut firebreaks on its right-of-way property, which reduces reliance on fossil-fuel-powered equipment, decreases the chance of sparking fires, and increases safety for workers. “This is the smartest way for more...

Foster City Has 3 Beaches on List of California's "Most Polluted"Foster City Has 3 Beaches on List of California’s “Most Polluted”
By - posted 7/5/2021
Bay Area Updates, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches

By Olivia Wynkoop, Bay City News Foundation Foster City, which had three of its beaches end up on a list of the state’s worst in an annual report released by the non-profit organization Heal the Bay, said Wednesday that it has been working with a consulting firm since earlier this year more...

Corgi Con Fall 2021: Massive Dogo Beach Paw-ty ReturnsCorgi Con Fall 2021: Massive Dogo Beach Paw-ty Returns
By - posted 7/2/2021
Adorable, Bay Area Favorites, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches

The NorCal Corgi Con is a wonderfully bizarre beach day bash for dogs (and their pawrents) that brings together hundreds of enthusiastic Corgis, their owners and wannabes too on Ocean Beach in San FranCorgsco, between Stairwell 2 and 5 near the Cliff House, from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday, October 16, more...

Bear Family Joins Beachgoers in South Lake TahoeBear Family Joins Beachgoers in South Lake Tahoe
By - posted 6/29/2021
Adorable, Outdoorsy

Thanks to ABC7 for sharing the video of a family of bears that joined beachgoers in South Lake Tahoe on Sunday, June 27. A mother bear and her three cubs picnicked on the shore at Pope Beach. Mama bear got her paws on a cooler and helped herself to some leftovers, more...

SF's Huge New 'Sports Basement' Opens July 14SF’s Huge New ‘Sports Basement’ Opens July 14
By - posted 6/24/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Brand New, Outdoorsy

San Francisco is getting a brand new Sports Basement store, taking over the old Macy’s located in the newly-renovated wing of Stonestown Galleria. It’ll mark the 3rd location in The City. We started out in Mission Bay in 1998. Then in 2003, we moved to our flagship store in the Presidio. more...

SF's New Free "Adaptive Bike Share" Comes to Golden Gate ParkSF’s New Free “Adaptive Bike Share” Comes to Golden Gate Park
By - posted 6/24/2021
Brand New, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy

Take a ride with Bay Area Outreach & Recreation Program’s (BORP) adaptive bike share in Golden Gate Park, sponsored by Lyft Bay Wheels. People with mobility-related disabilities can ride on a variety of three-wheelers, hand-cycles and side-by-side tandem bikes FREE Use of Adaptive Bikes for People with Physical Disabilities. June – November 2021 Sundays more...

Watch the "Strawberry Supermoon" Illuminate the Night Sky on June 24Watch the “Strawberry Supermoon” Illuminate the Night Sky on June 24
By - posted 6/24/2021
Outdoorsy

See the “Strawberry Supermoon,” the last supermoon of the year on June 24. NASA says, “The Strawberry Moon marks the last full Moon of spring or the first full Moon of summer. Towards the end of June, the Moon usually sits in a lower position in the sky and shines through more...

Amazing Big Sur Trail Reopens For First Time Since 2008Amazing Big Sur Trail Reopens For First Time Since 2008
By - posted 6/16/2021
Fire Updates, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, Reopening, Uplifting, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to KCBS for letting us know that the popular Pfeiffer Falls Trail in Big Sur is reopening for the first time in 13 years. Save the Redwoods League and California State Parks are reopening a fully renovated Pfeiffer Falls Trail in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park on June 18, 2021. This is the first time more...