Recreation and Park Commission

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The Recreation and Park Department is governed by a seven-member Commission appointed by the Mayor to four-year terms. In accordance with the Charter, the Recreation and Park Commission is primarily a policy-making body, establishing the policies by which the Recreation and Park Department operates. The Commission is responsible for the over 220 parks, playgrounds and open spaces throughout San Francisco and two outside the City limits. These include destinations such as Camp Mather, Golden Gate Park, Harding Golf Course, Coit Tower, Palace of Fine Arts.

  1. General Information
  2. Meetings and Documents
  3. Meet the Commissioners
  4. Charter Authority


Recreation and Park Commissioners can be contacted through the Commission Secretary’s Office.

Mail should be sent to:
San Francisco Recreation and Park Commission
501 Stanyan Street
San Francisco, CA 94117

Telephone: 415-831-2750
FAX: 415-221-8034
e-mail: recpark.commission@sfgov.org

The Recreation and Park Commission operates on a committee structure, and includes the Capital Committee, the Operations Committee and the Joint Zoo Committee. 

  • The Capital Committee meets on the first Wednesday of every month at City Hall, Room 416 at 2 p.m. 
  • The Operations Committee meets on the first Thursday of every month at City Hall, Room 416 at 2 p.m. 
  • The Joint Zoo Committee meets on the third Thursday of every month at City Hall, Room 421 at 9 a.m.
  • The full Commission meets on the third Thursday of every month at City Hall, Room 416 at 10 a.m.

*Meeting dates/times are on a regular schedule, but may vary. To confirm meeting dates/times, please view the upcoming calendar below.

Public Comment
Speakers are asked to fill out a speaker card and submit it to the Commission Secretary at the beginning of the meeting, if possible. Speakers will be called during the item noted on the card to address the Commission. Speakers should address their comments to the Commission. In order to allow equal time for all, neither the Commission nor staff will respond to any questions during public comment. The Commission may ask questions of staff after public comment is closed.

  1. Feb 5
  2. Recreation and Park Capital Committee Meeting

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  1. Feb 6
  2. Recreation and Park Operations Committee Meeting

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  1. Feb 20
  2. Recreation and Park Commission Meeting

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  1. Mar 4
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  1. Mar 5
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  1. Mar 19
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