Community Opportunity Fund Workshops

As part of the 2008 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond, the Community Opportunity Fund is giving neighborhoods, community groups, and park enthusiasts an opportunity to make a real difference at their favorite local city parks. Please attend one of the following workshops to begin your application process for a Community Opportunity Fund project. Attendance at one workshop is mandatory for all applicants.To download the application, click here and go to the Application Materials tab, round 3.

Thursday, March 22nd 6:00-8:00 PM, County Fair Building, 1199 9th Ave (inside Golden Gate Park), San Francisco, CA 94122

Tuesday, March 27th 6:00-8:00 PM, Joe DiMaggio Recreation Center, 651 Lombard St., San Francisco, CA 94129, Multi-Purpose Room

Thursday, March 29th 6:00-8:00 PM, Joe Lee Recreation Center, 1395 Mendell St., San Francisco, CA 94124, Multi-Purpose Room 2

Tuesday, April 3rd 6:00-8:00 PM, Mission Recreation Center, 2450 Harrison St., San Francisco, CA 94110, Auditorium

Tuesday, April 10th 6:00-8:00 PM, San Francisco City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA 94102, Room 278

ALSO – mark your calendars –



You are cordially invited to join Mayor Ed Lee, Supervisor Scott Wiener, San Francisco Recreation and Park Department General Manager Phil Ginsburg, Mrs. Helen Diller, San Francisco Parks Alliance and Friends of Dolores Park Playground for the grand opening ceremony of Helen Diller Playground at Mission Dolores Park. The event will include a ribbon cutting ceremony, music, and entertainment for children and families.Download the flier here. 

Saturday, March 31, 2012, 2:00-4:00 p.m.


With the help and generous donation of more than $1.5 million from the Mercer Fund in honor of San Francisco Bay Area philanthropist Helen Diller, together with funding from the 2008 Parks Bond and the City’s General Fund, major renovation of the Dolores Park Playground has been completed. The site now has several unique and exciting features, including: a central play mound that will have an ADA-accessible suspension bridge, built-in slide and climbing nets; custom-made ship wrecked boats; and a 36′ super slide built into the natural hillside behind the playground. And in honor and appreciation of Mrs. Diller’s lifetime philanthropic work and community contributions, the playground is named the Helen Diller Playground.

Today, Helen Diller Playground is located in Mission Dolores Park, a 13.37-acre site in the Mission District and bounded by Dolores, Church, 18th and 19th Streets. During the community planning process for the 2008 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond, strong community involvement through Friends of Dolores Park Playground and San Francisco Parks Alliance expressed support for a world-class playground for the children and families living in the Mission neighborhood.

The Mercer Fund is a donor-advised fund of the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties; a California nonprofit public benefit corporation.