Parks, Plazas & Open Spaces

Mark Farrell New ParkSan Francisco’s world-class parks, plazas, and open-spaces are one of our City’s best treasures and add so much to our quality of life and our local economy. Preserving and adding new open space has been a constant focus of my office. Some of my accomplishments include:

  • San Francisco Parks Bond – I was a fierce advocate and major supporter of our City’s Parks Bond that passed in 2012 funding upgrades and renovations at Moscone Park and Mountain Lake Park – making them even better places to enjoy and visit.
  • Shared Schoolyards Project – The Shared Schoolyards Project has helped to open 32 public schoolyards in every Supervisorial District across San Francisco – creating more open space and building a greater sense of community by giving families a safe place to visit and play.
  • Francisco Reservoir – I am working with the city and neighbors of the Francisco Reservoir to turn a dilapidated, unused Reservoir, into a new community park in one of the densest neighborhoods in our City – you can see more about the project here: www.franciscoreservoir.org.
  • Recreation and Parks Budget Advocacy – I helped to fund the opening of the Julius Kahn Recreation Center, and made sure other recreation centers in our district received the necessary funds to remain open and offer programs and services for the whole community to enjoy.
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