About Us

Making a Difference in San Francisco Parks

All of San Francisco’s neighborhoods deserve beautiful, well-maintained parks in which to play, mingle, and relax.

Our Mission Statement

Neighborhood Parks Council (NPC) advocates for a superior, equitable and sustainable park and recreation system. NPC provides leadership and support to park users through community-driven stewardship, education, planning and research.

Since 1996, NPC has established itself as San Francisco’s premier park advocacy authority, representing more than 100 park groups, over 50 strategic partner organizations, and 4,000+ park volunteers. Please click here to learn about our many programs that are making a difference in San Francisco parks.

 

Our Present

San Francisco’s parks and green open spaces are deserving of a world-class, independent nonprofit organization. Neighborhood Parks Council and San Francisco Parks Trust, the preeminent organizations serving our city parks, have joined forces to create the San Francisco Parks Alliance (SFPA).

SFPA formally begins its launch on October 3, 2011. Our staff is further developing the framework for a website, our slate of programs, and creative new ways for you to engage with parks. Through this process we will emerge a stronger, more effective voice for parks in San Francisco.

Visit our launch status page at sfparksalliance.org for updates and to track our progress. In the interim you can continue to use the NPC and SFPT websites. Programming and services will remain the same during this launch period and the commitments we made as NPC and SFPT will be continued and honored.

The new San Francisco Parks Alliance combines 55 years of experience toward a common goal—to engage citizens in improving their public spaces and providing healthy, safe recreation for all.

Join us. Be an ally to your park.

Read more about NPC’s history and work by linking to sfnpc.org/sfpalaunch!