Parks Connect: A Partnership to Revitalize San Francisco Mini-Parks
What is Parks Connect?
Parks Connect is an exciting collaboration between the Mayor’s Office and community groups, designed to revitalize small parks throughout the city.
Sounds great, but what does Parks Connect mean for Hayes Valley?
Parks Connect is starting in Hayes Valley, at Koshland Park. There will be a community work-day on December 3rd from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friends, neighbors and business owners will work together to revitalize the park, from flowerbeds to jungle gym.
This “park-makeover” will help bring Koshland up to excellent maintenance standards. It will facilitate a smooth transition to the City-Community partnership and implementation of a formal work plan.
As the pilot site for Parks Connect, Koshland can set a strong example for other parks throughout the city, demonstrating the power and importance of community participation to create beautiful public spaces.
What are the long-term benefits of Parks Connect?
Under the Parks Connect initiative, volunteer stewards will partner with employees from the Rec. and Parks Department to create work plans and implement high standards of park maintenance and care.
At the city level, this partnership will addresses the problem of the city’s resources being stretched too thinly to do an adequate job at most parks.
Please join us on December 3rd - help revitalize Koshland and set
high standards for Parks Connect!
For details, call (415) 621-3260 or (415) 987-0433.