Press Releases

Oct 5, 2011: Neighborhood Parks Council and San Francisco Parks Trust Join Forces to Create New Parks Support Group

Sept 6, 2011: SF Named Playful City USA for Fifth Time

July 6, 2011: FCU Helps Clean-up SF Playgrounds

May 6, 2011: Play Day 2011 — Parks nonprofit teams with up eco-educational company to celebrate
Mother’s Day with families

February 1, 2011: Make your park love official this Valentine’s Day weekend at Dolores Park

November 10, 2010: San Francisco’s Blue Greenway Gains National Recognition & Support from EPA

October 4, 2010: Park advocates voice priority to candidates at City Parks Forums

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

2010 Playground Report Card to be Released at Play Day Event on April 8, 2010

February 4, 2010: and 311 Users Help Parks Department Improve Responsiveness to Maintenance Issues in 2009: ParkScan Annual Report

February 2, 2010: Love letters to Parks campaign Kicks-off Valentine’s Day at Dolores Park

November 23, 2009: 13 San Francisco Playgrounds Get Makeovers: Playground Initiative Continues to Make a Playful Difference

November 19, 2009: Six Honored Today for Simple, Effective Park Improvements: Running Start Fund Sought Creative Ideas from the Public

October, 2009: ParkScan Recognized by KaBOOM! for Excellence

July 31, 2009: Innovative Partnership Brings Large-scale Greening Project to San Francisco’s Parks

May 5, 2009: City and Community Team up to Resolve Park Issues: ParkScan Partners with 311

January 27, 2009: Future of Open Space Community Workshop Series announced

December 29, 2008: Playground Initiative Upgrades Seven Failed Playgrounds in 2008

September 24, 2008: NPC Joins Friends of the Urban Forest and Timberland for Dig It!, a Large-Scale Outer Sunset Greening Effort

September 9, 2008: Quality of Life Takes Center Stage at Supervisor Debates

March 24, 2008: NPC Launches Initiative to Improve Worst Playgrounds

March 21, 2008: NPC Releases 2007 ParkScan Annual Report: Vandalism #1 Park Problem in San Francisco

June 27, 2007: Park Advocates to Rally For Recreation Equity At City Hall: Neighborhood Parks Council Calls On Recreation Supporters To Demand the Conversion of Underutilized Public Golf Courses To New Recreational Uses

May 16, 2007: Park Advocates Harness Web to Empower Volunteers: Neighborhood Parks Council Unveils New Website with Web 2.0 Features; Is the Go-To Site for City Park Information

April 27, 2007: Low Scoring Playgrounds Finally Get Some Love: Neighborhood Parks Council joins forces with Rec and Park Department to activate the San Francisco community to improve their playgrounds

April 26, 2007: Park Groups Receive $2500 Cash Awards: Neighborhood Parks Council Awards Volunteers for Park Beautification, Fundraising

February 20, 2007: Neighborhood Parks Council Announces Annual Awards Competition: Three prizes of $2,500 each to honor exemplary work by San Francisco park group

February 12, 2007: 2006 Year End Report Released: Vandalism is #1 cause of poor conditions in San Francisco’s parks

February 6, 2007: Parks In the Era of Global Warming: Experts will discuss the role of parks in global warming at Neighborhood Parks Council Speaker Series