Recreation And Park Department

People walk by a homeless man. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SF Supervisors Approve Overnight Closure Of Parks

Parks in San Francisco will soon be off-limits overnight after the Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to shut them down between midnight and 5 a.m.

11/06/2013

Thomas Burnoski, a San Francisco City Employee, is accused of hit-and-run in the death of Christine Svanemyr at Holly Park on September 5, 2013. (San Francisco Police Department)

San Francisco Rec & Park Worker Charged In Fatal Hit & Run Fired

A San Francisco city gardener who was charged with vehicular manslaughter and felony hit and run after fatally driving over a woman relaxing at a park has been fired from his job.

11/01/2013

Thomas Burnoski, a San Francisco City Employee, is accused of hit-and-run in the death of Christine Svanemyr at Holly Park on September 5, 2013. (San Francisco Police Department)

SF Parks Employee Accused In Fatal Hit & Run Placed On Driving Restrictions

A San Francisco parks employee accused of running over and killing a woman in a Bernal Heights park and then fleeing the scene had restrictions placed on his driving privileges Monday after he posted bail and was released from jail last week.

10/28/2013

San Francisco City Hall. (CBS)

SF Rec And Park Officials Feel The Heat At City Hall After Death In Park

A hearing was held Thursday at San Francisco City Hall to examine the Recreation and Park Department’s safety policies and procedures, in the wake of last month’s tragic death of a 35-year-old mother who was allegedly run over by a Rec and Park employee while she was lounging in Holly Park. The employee was said to be driving an official department vehicle at the time of the accident.

10/11/2013

Conservatory of Flowers

Push To Close San Francisco City Parks At Night Moves Forward

A proposal to establish citywide park closure hours in San Francisco came one step closer to approval Monday when it was passed by a Board of Supervisors committee.

10/08/2013

Christine Svanemyr (left) was fatally struck by a San Francisco Recreation and Park Department truck at Holly Park on September 5, 2013. City employee Thomas Burnoski is accused of hit-and-run in the case. (Bay City News Service, SFPD)

Lawyer: SF Parks Worker Didn’t Realize He Ran Over Woman

A San Francisco parks worker who ran over and killed a young mother as she lay at a Bernal Heights park earlier this month drove away from the scene because he did not realize he had struck her, his attorney said Monday.

09/16/2013

35-year-old Christine Svanemyr was fatally struck by a maintenance truck at Holly Park in San Francisco's Bernal Heights neighborhood on September 5, 2013. (Bay City News Service)

Widow Of Woman Run Over In San Francisco Park Grateful For Support

The husband of a woman who was fatally run over in a San Francisco park says he’s focused on how to honor his wife and be a single dad.

09/14/2013

Authorities on the scene of a fatal hit and run at Holly Park on September 5, 2013. Police said a City of San Francisco Recreation and Parks vehicle was involved in the crash. (CBS)

Suspect, Victim Identified In Fatal Hit & Run At San Francisco Park

A woman who was fatally struck at a park in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights neighborhood on Thursday was a Zen monk, while the city employee who allegedly ran her over with a truck and drove away had a daughter die in a traffic accident earlier this year.

09/06/2013

A family rows a boat on Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park on June 21, 2011 in San Francisco, California. On the first day of summer, the San Francisco Bay Area is experience its first heat wave of the season with temperatures in the 70's at the coast and up to 100 degrees in the inland areas. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Parks To Get Major Overhaul From Bond Money

The 2012 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Bonds measure was overwhelmingly approved last November.

08/07/2013

"The Smurfs 2" (credit: Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation)

Smurfs Join Cleanup Event In Golden Gate Park

The city’s Recreation and Park Department held a family-friendly environmental cleanup event Wednesday morning at Golden Gate Park, featuring the Smurfs…

07/10/2013

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