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.

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Contact Information

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

Mailing Address:
San Francisco Recreation and Park Commission
501 Stanyan Street
San Francisco, CA 94117

Telephone: 415-831-2750
E-mail: recpark.commission@sfgov.org


Meeting Information*

The Recreation and Park Commission operates on a committee structure, and includes the Capital Committee, the Operations Committee and the Joint Zoo Committee. Remote meeting access information is available at the top of each meeting agenda.

Capital Committee: The Capital Committee meets on the first Wednesday of every month, and are currently occurring virtually.

Operations Committee: The Operations Committee meets on the first Thursday of every month, and are currently occurring virtually.

Joint Zoo Committee: The Joint Zoo Committee meets on the third Thursday of every month, and are currently occurring virtually.

Full Commission Meetings: 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/locations, please view the upcoming calendar below. Committee meetings will be remote until further notice. 


Public Comment

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.

Virtual Public Comment: Remote comment is available for both Committee and full Commission meetings. Remote meeting instructions will be at the top of each meeting agenda with information about how to listen, view and comment at the meetings. When dialing in for public comment, ensure you are in a quiet location, speak clearly and turn off background sounds. Wait for the item you would like to speak on to be called. When prompted, dial *3 to be added to the queue to speak. The system will notify you when you are in line and waiting.

In-Person Public Comment: In-person public comment is currently only available at full Commission meetings. 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.

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

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  1. Oct 12
  2. Recreation and Park Capital Committee Meeting

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  1. Oct 20
  2. Joint Zoo Committee

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  1. Nov 2
  2. Recreation and Park Capital Committee Meeting

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  1. Nov 3
  2. Recreation and Park Operations Committee Meeting

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  1. Nov 17
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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

Kat Anderson

Commissioner

December 20, 2019

Joe Hallisy

CommissionerNovember 9, 2020
Annie Jupiter-Jones
CommissionerNovember 9, 2020

Larry Mazzola, Jr.

Commissioner

December 18, 2019

Vanita LouieCommissionerJune 1, 2022



Laurence GriffinCommissionerJune 13, 2022



Phil GinsburgGeneral ManagerNovember 14, 2019