Parks and Recreation

Adult Recess-Day Activities Overtake Oakland’s Frank Ogawa PlazaOakland's Frank Ogawa Plaza was transformed with a climbing wall, a volleyball court, tug-of-war, and other games for city workers to play with as part of Adult Recess Day.
$15 Million Settlement Proposed In Death Of Sunbather Run Over By SF City Vehicle The Recreation and Park Commission has recommended the approval of a $15 million settlement in the death of Christine Svanemyr, who was laying with her 11-month-old daughter and a dog at Holly Park when she was allegedly run over by a department worker last September.
Public Asked To Help Name Trails In SF's Glen Canyon ParkTwo trails at San Francisco's Glen Canyon Park are in need of names and the city's Recreation and Park Department is asking the public to submit ideas.
Governor Brown Signs State Parks Bill Into Law To Ensure Spending OversightGov. Jerry Brown has signed several bills to keep California’s state parks open and ensure greater spending oversight in the wake of a scandal in which parks officials hid $54 million.
Melissa Griffin: Parks Scandal, Staff Raises Threaten Brown Tax PlanScandals in the California Parks and Recreation Department and raises for legislative staff make Sacramento look incompetent and tone-deaf.
San Jose Budget Plan Details Deep CutsA proposed budget released Tuesday by San Jose City Manager Debra Figone calls for cuts in police and firefighter positions and a reduction in services to close a $115 million deficit.
San Francisco Rec & Park Budget Avoids Cuts, LayoffsWord that pink slips would not be mailed this year was welcome news, following several years of severe cuts within San Francisco's Rec and Park Department.
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