The Parks Alliance today announced its third annual Action Grants and Volunteer of the Year awards -- totaling $50,000 to support neighborhood parks groups and volunteer stewardship efforts across San Francisco. Read more >
Let's celebrate our beautiful parks! Join us at our Annual Love Your Parks Day celebration on June 11 at Sue Bierman park. Also, lots of information about great opportunities to volunteer in your parks this month! Read more >
In this issue: information about our membership program, complete with great thank-you gifts! Also, vote now for our 2015 People's Choice Action Grant! We also recap our 2015 Meeting with the Mayor, a productive discussion about park priorities and policy with Mayor Ed Lee. Read more >
Thanks to our donors, volunteers, staff and partners, 2014 was a great year for the Parks Alliance and for our parks. Now, we're looking forward to another year of progress. Here are some key events--long in the making--that we're anticipating in 2015. Read more >>
Today is Giving Tuesday, a national movement created to help us all keep focused on what's most important. Here at the Parks Alliance, we're thinking about all of the many ways our parks enhance the quality of life here in San Francisco.
In 2014, the Parks Alliance partnered with the Trust for Public Land on a report detailing the impact of San Francisco's recreation programs, parks and open spaces on the local economy. The report found, not surprisingly, that San Francisco's iconic parks and natural beauty generate a lot of tax revenues and business activity, approaching $1 billion each year. Click here for highlights and to download a full copy of the study >
The Parks Alliance moved from its longtime home in Hayes Valley to new digs on Mission Street, just across the street from our friends at the Planning Department. Featuring great views, and more importantly an increase in square footage, our new headquarters represents a big step up in stature for the organization, both figuratively and physically. Take a virtual tour of our new office! >
Even-numbered seats on the Board of Supervisors are on the ballot this November, and one of the City's two Assembly seats is up for grabs in a hotly-contested race. As we have in past election cycles, the Parks Alliance is sponsoring a park and open-space focused candidate forum with Friends of the Urban Forest. We have invited all Supervisor candidates who had raised $5,000 or more by the June 30 reporting deadline (candidates who did not meet that threshold were invited to submit written answers to our questionnaire).