Happy New Year!
We are pleased to announce the second of four Park Town Halls . We invite you to join us on Saturday, January 29, 2011 from 10am to noon atSoMA Gene Friend Recreation Center to share your thoughts and potential solutions with city decision makers regarding your parks!
This meeting will be citywide in scope and will help to inform park budget decisions that are on the horizon. Help us spread the word by forwarding this email to your contacts.
As you can imagine, this fiscal year (2011-2012) will be another tough budget year. We look forward to working closely with leaders and elected officials to make sure parks remain a priority.
For our parks,
Second Park Town Hall Meeting: January 29, 2011
Throughout 2010 – 2011, Neighborhood Parks Council will be hosting a series of four Park Town Halls to hear your views about managing our parks, get your creative solutions to challenges, and identify concerns BEFORE park decisions are made by officials.
The first Town Hall was held in late October. We encourage you to join us at the second meeting on January 29, 2011 from 10am to noon at SoMA Gene Friend Recreation Center . The location of each Town Hall will vary, but the meeting scope will remain citywide. Come represent your park and neighborhood!
Recreation & Park Updates
Budget Planning for Fiscal Year 2011-2012
The Recreation and Park Department must follow specific budgeting instructions from the Mayorâ€™s Budget Office each fiscal year. The Departmentâ€™s initial budget proposal for fiscal year 2011-2012 is due on February 22, 2011. At this time, the Department will need to propose how it plans to achieve a General Fund reduction of approximately $6.79 million over the course of next year. Click here to learn more and to get involved.
RPD Commission Schedule Changes Effective Now
The Recreation and Park Commission has amended its bylaws, changing its regular meeting time as well as by adding both a capital committee and an operations committee. Click here to view the new schedule.
Join NPC, TPL, RPD, and Friends of Balboa Park for a community meeting on Thursday, January 13th. Attendees will have the opportunity to give feedback on the proposed community art project and park signage as part of the park and playground renovation. Click here for more information.
Glen Canyon Park
The Trust for Public Land is partnering with RPD to vision and design a Park Improvement Plan for Glen Canyon Park and will be holding the second of six community workshops this Thursday, January 13th, from 6:30-8:30pm at the Glen Canyon Recreation Center. Click here to learn more.
The San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR) is spearheading a new long-range planning effort for Ocean Beach, and will be hosting a special public workshop. This â€œOpen Houseâ€ will be held on January 15, 2011, from 9 am until 2 pm (you can arrive whenever you want and stay as long as you choose) at the SF Zoo. This Open House represents a great opportunity for the public to weigh in on the project and submit ideas to SPURâ€™s design team. Click here for more details.
Guerrero Sidewalk Greening
Join the Guerrero Park Neighbors for their sidewalk garden planting on January 22nd.
Sports Basement Fundraiser for NPC
Join us on February 2nd at the Bryant Street Sports Basement and enjoy a 10% discount while supporting NPC! NPC will receive 10% of the profits. Sports Basement will be providing beverages and snacks to whet your appetite for shopping. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.