How would you invest $255 million into our city’s parks? SF Recreation and Parks is gearing up for our next parks bond measure and is eager to hear from park lovers across the city.
Planning is underway for a parks bond measure that could hit the ballot as soon as this November. Following the successful 2008 and 2012 measures, this bond would fund large capital improvements, including renovations to our neighborhood parks, recreation centers and new recreational facilities in growing neighborhoods of San Francisco.
Parks provide vital and pristine public green spaces In a dense city like San Francisco, open spaces are important for physical, mental and environmental health. Most of our city parks also serve as car-free spaces that allow people to walk, bike, and gather safely. Great examples of these spaces include, car-free Sundays in Golden Gate Park and pedestrian-bike trails in McLaren and Mount Sutro Park. With the right programming and funding we’ve seen parks activated in ways that encourage more walking and biking opportunities in some of our most underserved communities and increased accessibility for our most vulnerable populations.
This upcoming bond gives you the opportunity to advocate for more programming, so tell SF Rec and Park how you’d like to see that $225 million invested!