The San Francisco Parks Alliance is born!

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 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.

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Milestones in the development of the San Francisco Parks Alliance (SFPA):


Several Years Ago

Through dual strategic planning processes the two organizations identify a synergy between their strengths in advocacy and philanthropy.

January 2011

A joint board is created to engage experts in facilitating the discussion and planning for building a new organization.

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NPC and SFPT jointly release the SFPA Green Paper, a shared vision for a more effective parks-serving organization.

April 2011 

Input from stakeholders is solicited through a series of public meetings. Volunteers, advocates and City agencies overwhelmingly support the vision for SFPA.

June 2011

Organization integration begins after a joint board outlined governance structures based on current best practices.

July 2011

The final board and member vote is cast to approve the formation of the San Francisco Parks Alliance. Board recruitment and search for an Executive Director begins.

August 2011

Legal transition begins as bylaws are written to ensure that SFPA remains a nimble, broad-based and independent organization that represents views of all City residents.

September 2011

NPC and SFPT celebrate a combined 55 years of accomplishments and service to parks, recreation and open space.

October 3, 2011

San Francisco Parks Alliance is born, as new executive director Matthew O’Grady takes the helm.

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