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22 Alerts
October 16, 2020 9:33 PM

Getting to the Music Concourse

Learn how to get to the new SkyStar Observation Wheel, as well as the De Young Museum, Cal Academy, and more during COVID-19 and Golden Gate Park Slow Streets by visiting the Getting to the Music Concourse page.

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October 14, 2020 3:28 PM

City Playgrounds Reopen

Mayor London N. Breed, San Francisco Recreation and Park Department General Manager Phil Ginsburg, and Director of Health Dr. Grant Colfax today announced the City’s outdoor playgrounds are now open. San Francisco’s more than 180 public playgrounds will...

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October 3, 2020 9:32 PM

Mission Pool Reopens

Mission Pool, an outdoor swimming facility, is currently open for limited lap swim only, Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. In order to comply with the current health order, no more than four people are allowed in the water at any time.

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September 18, 2020 8:41 AM

Golden Gate Park Slow Streets Begins

Beginning Friday, September 18, 2020, in an effort to create safer spaces for people to recreate during the City’s COVID-19 response, we’re providing a virtually car-free route from one end of the park to the other, from Stanyan Street at the east end of...

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September 10, 2020 12:45 PM

Updates for Tennis and Pickleball

The City's newest health order allows for the resumption of pickleball and modifications to tennis activities:

"Singles tennis or pickleball may be played between members of different Households while maintaining Social Distancing Requirements at all...

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August 17, 2020 11:51 AM

New Health Order Allows Community Learning Hubs

Mayor Breed and the Department of Public Health announced this week a new Health Order that will pave the way for San Francisco’s children and youth to return to some in-person activities. San Francisco will transform facilities around the city, including...

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August 11, 2020 9:54 AM

Updated Facecovering & Mask Policy in our Parks

In accordance with both local and state health orders, it is mandatory to wear a mask when you go outside and in fluid situations where distances between people change frequently. This includes when you visit our parks.

Be a good neighbor and protect...

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June 2, 2020 3:32 PM

COVID-19 Update: Tennis Courts Reopen to Saturday, June 6

On June 1, 2020, the Health Officer allowed the play of tennis subject implementation of certain limitations and procedures including posting of required signage. The Recreation and Parks Department is working to implement those requirements with the goal...

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June 2, 2020 11:35 AM

June 1 Health Order: Facemasks Required & New Allowable Activities

In accordance with the City’s June 1 Health Order, the following activities and facilities have reopened or will open in the near future: ...

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May 4, 2020 9:36 AM

Updated City Health Order: Allowable Activities

Mayor London N. Breed and Director of Health Dr. Grant Colfax recently announced that San Francisco and six other Bay Area jurisdictions will extend the Stay Home Orders through the end of May in order to maintain progress on slowing the spread of the...

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April 27, 2020 1:01 PM

Park Street Closures- JFK Drive & John F. Shelley Drive

Beginning Tuesday, April 28 at 6:00am, a portion of John F. Kennedy Drive in Golden Gate Park and John F. Shelley Drive in John McLaren Park will be closed to vehicles 24 hours per day throughout the duration of San Francisco’s Stay Home Order, which will...

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April 10, 2020 9:58 AM

SF Extends Emergency Child Care Program

Mayor London N. Breed today announced that San Francisco’s emergency child and youth care centers will remain open until at least June 2nd to provide a safe place for children of first responders, health care workers, and essential City employees. The...

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March 31, 2020 7:05 PM

Additional Park Feature Closures: Sport Courts, Dog Play Areas and Picnic Areas

Beginning April 1, 2020, closures of the following recreational features will take effect in city parks, per the City's updated Shelter...

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March 28, 2020 10:32 AM

Twin Peaks Road Closed; Updated List of Closures

Twin Peaks Road is currently closed until further notice for health precautions around COVID-19, the coronavirus.

Here's an updated list of all park-related closures:

+ Twin Peaks Road
+ Parking lots at Ocean Beach, Beach Chalet, Marina Green and Little...

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March 27, 2020

Ocean Beach, Beach Chalet, Marina Green Parking Lots Closed

The parking lots at Ocean Beach, Beach Chalet, and Marina Green, including Little Marina, are currently closed for COVID-19, coronavirus, health precautions. Please remember to stay safe and reduce the risk of spreading the virus by practicing social...

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March 24, 2020

All Playgrounds Closed

Our playgrounds are closed due to the COVID-19 emergency. We've locked the playgrounds in locations where that's possible, but none should be used at this time. It is up to us to stop the spread of COVID-19 by practicing social distancing. All other parks...

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March 21, 2020 3:57 PM

COVID-19 Update- Getting Outside in our Parks

During these unprecedented times, we would like to assure you that our parks, trails and open spaces remain open to allow people to go outside and get some fresh air. Parks provide many benefits that are essential to the wellbeing of our communities....

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March 16, 2020 7:06 PM

COVID-19 Update- Shelter in Place

Today, the Health Officer of the City and County of San Francisco issued a Shelter in Place Order, directing residents to stay at home except for essential services and business, effective March 17, 2020, through April 7, 2020.

Here is how this new...

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March 13, 2020 4:09 PM

COVID-19 Update- Emergency Child Care Centers; Program and Facility Impacts

As the entire world grapples with COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, we want to update you on its continued impacts on our parks and programs.

Effective at the close of business today, we will be suspending all regular indoor programming in our recreation...

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Latest Update:

March 16, 2020 11:41 AM

As the entire world grapples with COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, we want to update you on its continued impacts on our parks and programs.
The city and state have issued orders or guidance to prevent or restrict group gatherings in public places.

For this reason, all permits through March 31 have been cancelled. Effective immediately, we will be suspending issuance of any permits until we have clarity on when facilities gatherings can recommence. This includes:
- Indoor permits of any type, including pools, clubhouses and recreation centers
- Athletic field permits

If you need to reach us about canceling or refunding a reservation, please email RPDReservations@sfgov.org.

March 13, 2020 4:06 PM

COVID-19 Update- Moratorium on Events of 100 or More

Mayor London N. Breed today announced that the Health Officer of the City and County of San Francisco has issued a Public Health Order prohibiting all non-essential events of 100 or more persons. This measure is necessary to slow the spread of novel...

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March 12, 2020

COVID-19 Update- Facility Closures, Program Impacts

As further health and safety precautions against the spread of COVID-19, the coronavirus, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department is implementing the following, effective immediately:

• The Sharon Art Studio, Conservatory of Flowers, and the...

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March 6, 2020 8:00 PM

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Impacts on Recreation and Parks

Dear Park Friends,

As you may know, San Francisco's Department of Public Health recently issued new recommendations to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the community. We want to share those recommendations with you and let you know how...

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