SF Rec and Park: Trying Hard

SF Rec and Park’s Park Score Increases to 90.6%
City Controller Issues Mid-Year Park Score Report

SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) announced today citywide, the average mid-year park score is 90.6 percent, an increase compared to both last year and all previous years.  The results are based on 395 evaluations of 160 parks.  The RPD team has noted that with newly renovated parks and recreational facilities, the team is able to conduct more efficient maintenance throughout the park system.

“The Recreation and Park Department is using scarce resources wisely and thoughtfully planning for the future of our parks,” said Mayor Ed Lee. “Clean and safe parks help us stay healthier and support families in our City.”

“With Mayor Lee’s support, SF Rec and Park is able to build on the momentum for capital improvement and tackle the Department’s more than $1 billion of deferred maintenance,” said Phil Ginsburg, SF Rec and Park General Manager.  “We are committed to make sure our parks are clean, safe and fun for all park users.”

Park scores are based on performance standards that cover 14 park features such as lawns, trees, athletic fields, courts, children’s play areas, and benches and tables. Generally, a score above 85 percent indicates that a park is well maintained and that its features are in good condition.

In November 2003, San Francisco voters passed Proposition C establishing the City Services Auditor (CSA) in the Controller’s Office which mandates CSA and RPD to design and implement Proposition C’s requirement for standards, evaluations, schedules, and reporting for City’s park system.

For more about SF Rec and Park, please visit www.sfrecpark.org and for complete copy of SF Rec and Park’s mid-year park score report, please visitwww.sfcontroller.org.