As you may know, the interim-use agreement for Hayes Valley Farm will expire this summer.
The farm sits on two of the former Central Freeway parcels, Parcel O and Parcel P.
There are a number of Central Freeway parcels slated to be converted into Affordable Housing units, including Parcel O.
These projects were managed by Redevelopment Agency, which has recently been dissolved.
The Mayor’s Office of Housing is now responsible for managing these housing projects.
Come to the next Hayes Valley Community meeting to find out more about the future of the Farm and join the discussion!
Thursday, April 26, 2012
7:00pm at Hayes Valley Playground
ALSO: At this weeks meeting – we will have a number of discussions relating to our Hayes Valley environment.
Three short discussions to begin:
1. Isabel Wade presents the Just One Tree project
2. Hayes Valley Farm and the board’s recent vote of support of their continued interest in Parcel O
3. Gail Baugh Planting at Hayes Valley Playground
Our three main topics are:
1. The Better Market Street Plan - presented By Kris Opbroek, DPW
2. Street Tree Care and Responsibility, DPW Urban Forestry, Friends of the Urban Forest (FUF) , District 5 Supervisor Olague (or her representative)
3. Street Trees on Hayes Street. What species to infill? - Hayes Valley Landscape Architect Marta Fry
After three months of community outreach with numerous stakeholders, we incorporated your feedback and developed the 2012 San Francisco Recreation and Park bond program. We will be discussing the proposed neighborhood parks for 2012 bond inclusion and our list of city wide programs. Community feedback and participation played a crucial part in the success of the 2008 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond and we are building on that successful framework.
Approved by 71.6 percent of San Francisco voters, the 2008 bond has helped to address the more than $1 billion in capital needs faced by the city’s park system by implementing $185 million in park improvements project at sites all across the city.
Co-Hosted by Supervisor Christina Olague (District Five), Supervisor Scott Wiener (District Eight) and the San Francisco Parks Alliance
When: Wednesday, April 18th – 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Where: Harvey Milk Rec Center - 50 Scott St.
If you weren’t paying attention, you could altogether miss the Rose Page Mini Park. This quiet, green space is situated between Rose and Page Street on one side, and Laguna and Buchanan Street on the other.
The park opened in 1972, but subsequently fell into a state of disrepair. Neighborhood residents, organized through the Hayes Valley Neighborhood Parks Group, restored the facilities and the park reopened in April 1999. A more detailed history of the Rose Page Mini Park is available at the San Francisco Neighborhood Parks Council.
The mini park features a community garden, flower beds, and a welcoming bench to enjoy the resplendent nature tucked away in this green retreat.
San Francisco Parks Alliance will host a planning meeting focused on the upcoming parks bond:
Monday, March 12, 2012
6pm to 8pm
Sports Basement, Grotto Room
1590 Bryant Street
San Francisco, 94103
Community input played a crucial role in the success of the 2008 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond. Help us build on that success. This meeting will engage park lovers and users in city-wide planning for the November parks bond measure.
Recreation and Parks Department staff will provide an update on the success of the 2008 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond and highlight current park capital needs. We invite you to add your voice to this vital dialogue about what you want to see in your parks and what new needs may have emerged since 2008.
Please RSVP or send questions to email@example.com by
Refreshments will be served, and attendees will receive 20% off purchases that evening at Sports Basement!
A group of musicians performed on Patricia’s Green last Sunday.
Enjoy the video and may it brighten your day. Click on this link to view the video: Playing in the Park
Connecting pedestrians, bicyclists, and critters to the City’s green spaces:
Join the Planning Department for the Kick Off Event
Wednesday February 15th
5:30 to 7:30 PM
LGBT Community Center, Rainbow Room
1800 Market Street, San Francisco
Green Connections will increase access to parks, open space and the waterfront, by re-envisioning City streets and paths as ‘green connectors’. This project builds on current efforts to create sustainable corridors that enhance mobility, green neighborhood streets, and improve pedestrian and bicycle access to community amenities and recreational opportunities. Green Connections will result in a Citywide network of green streets that can be built over time, improving pedestrian and bicycle access to parks, open space and the waterfront.
In the first year of the project, the focus will be to map a citywide network. The second year will build on this framework to design a green connection in the following six neighborhoods: Bayview-Hunters Point, Chinatown, Potero Hill, The Tenderloin, Visitaction Valley and The Western Addition.
Green Connections is a collaborative effort between the San Francisco Planning Department, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, San Francisco Department of Public Health and the Mayor’s Office of Housing. The City agencies have partnered with three community based organizations: San Francisco Parks Alliance, WalkSF and Nature in the City.
The project team will host many public events to engage communities in developing Green Connections.
To learn more:
The SFMTA will be hosting an Open House to discuss separated bikeways on Fell and Oak Street between Scott and Baker Street. You can drop in any time between 10am and 2pm on Saturday, December 3rd, and help weigh the benefits and trade-offs for their various proposals.
At the first community workshop in September, many of you joined your neighbors and came up with project goals and gave some input on the different options proposed for these three blocks. The SFMTA will be coming with much greater detail on these options, presenting all the benefits, constraints, and trade-offs associated with each.
Your support and thoughtful comments are essential at this stage. The community is ready to move in a clear and well-thought out direction – you can help shape that.