Playgrounds in the News

San Francisco Receives “Playful City” Award for 4th Consecutive Year

Dolores Park Playground to be Renovated

USA Today: Natural playgrounds are growing into a national trend

Another Failing Playground is Renovated!

Photos from Play Day Posted on NPC’s Flickr!

Press Release: 2010 Playground Report Card to be Released at Play Day Event

2009 Reassessment Report Shows Upgrades at 8 San Francisco Playgrounds

San Francisco Named One of 93 “Playful City USA” Communities of 2009 by Kaboom!

NPC holds 2009 Play Day at McCoppin Square

2008 Reassessment Report Reveals Upgrades at 7 San Francisco Playgrounds

SF playgrounds get graded
In April, they’re handing out report cards in San Francisco, not to children, but to playgrounds. It’s an assessment of how safe the public playgrounds are. Click here to read more.

Doctors Build Safe Playground in SF
A CBS News story about the March 4th Balboa Playground rebuild, which was sponsored by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and Kaboom!

Friends of Crocker Amazon and Excelsior (FACE) Featured on NENtv
On February 18th, 2008, Linda D’Avirro from FACE talked about the Community Challenge Grant they received for a mosaic tile art project at Crocker Amazon Playground.

Friends of Dolores Park Playground Featured on NENtv
On January 26th, 2008, NPC Stewardship Program Manager Meredith Thomas and Nancy Gonzalez-Madynski of the Friends of Dolores Park Playground appeared on NENtv to discuss the work of NPC and the plans for renovation of Dolores Park Playground.

NPC Receives $50,000 for Playgrounds from Miriam and Peter Haas Fund
The Miriam & Peter Haas Fund has recently awarded $50,000 to NPC as a challenge grant for the Playground Safety Program. Thanks to a number of corporate and individual donations including $10,000 from the Wells Fargo Foundation, and $5000 from McKesson, we successfully matched the grant in March. Thank you to the Wells Fargo Foundation, McKesson and all the individual donors who helped us to reach this goal.

Neighborhood Parks Council Awarded $5,000 Grant from Kaboom!
In 2007 San Francisco was recognized as a Playful City by KaBoom!, a national program honoring cities and towns across the nation who are committed to taking action for play.

RECENT SUCCESS: San Francisco Named A Playful City 2007
San Francisco was one of 31 cities in the US recognized in October 2007 for creating an “agenda for play.” Click here to read more.

2006 Survey: Poor Grades For San Francisco Playgrounds