Playground Initiative

The Playground Initiative is a partnership between the Neighborhood Parks Council (NPC) and the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD).

The Initiative works towards ensuring that all children in San Francisco have access to a safe and engaging play space in their own neighborhood. By building strong partnerships with the community, elected officials and RPD, the Playground Initiative ensures that playgrounds are valued, protected, and improved citywide.

The Initiative has received financial support from the Mimi and Peter Haas Fund, The Wells Fargo Foundation, The Morris Stulsaft Foundation, The Stanley S. Langendorf Foundation,¬† SF Beautiful, Golden Gate Mother’s Group, SolarCity, and the Mayor’s Community Support Fund (DCYF).

To support the Playground Initiative, please click here to donate.


Click here to read about playgrounds that have been improved as a result of our work.

Reports and Publications

Click here to read more about our Playground Report Card and other publications.

Current Workdays

Click here to find out how you can help us improve San Francisco’s playgrounds.