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.

COVID-19 and the Recreation and Park Commission

While we continue to Shelter in Place, Recreation and Park Commission meetings will be held remotely, including on Thursday, May 21 beginning at 10 a.m. To participate, call (877) 402-9757 or (636) 651-3142, with the access code: 5713184. For questions ahead of time, please email recpark.commission@sfgov.org


  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. Jul 16
  2. Joint Zoo Committee

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

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

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  1. Aug 20
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  1. Sep 2
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  1. Sep 3
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Implicit Bias Training Requirement for City Commissioners and Department Heads

Ordinance 71-19 requires members of City boards and commissions and City Department Heads to complete the Department of Human Resources’ (DHR) online Implicit Bias training by December 31, 2019. In addition, newly appointed members of City boards and commissions must complete this training within 60 days of assuming office. The Ordinance also requires that, beginning January 15, 2020, all Commission websites must include a statement identifying each Commissioner and Department Head that has completed the training, and the date the training was completed. If the training has not been completed by a Commissioner or Department Head, that also must be indicated.

Members of the Recreation and Park Commission each completed the training on the dates shown below:

Name

Position

Completed

Mark Buell

Commissioner

December 20, 2019

Allan Low

Commissioner

December 31, 2019

Kat Anderson

Commissioner

December 20, 2019

Gloria Bonilla

Commissioner

December 23, 2019

Tom Harrison

Commissioner

December 20, 2019

Larry Mazzola, Jr.

Commissioner

December 18, 2019

Eric McDonnell

Commissioner

December 21, 2019

Phil GinsburgGeneral ManagerNovember 14, 2019