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San Francisco Recreation and Parks

Candlestick Park Stadium, San Francisco

San Francisco Braces For Financial Hit When 49ers Move To Santa Clara

The pending departure of the San Francisco 49ers to Santa Clara is already causing something of a financial headache within the City’s Recreation and Park Department, as it begins work on a new two-year budget.

01/25/2013

Beach Chalet athletic fields at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. (CBS)

Opponents Claim Health Concerns In SF Beach Chalet Soccer Field Case

Opponents of a plan to re-tool the Beach Chalet Soccer Field in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park were back in court Tuesday to object to things like, artificial turf, the lighting and even the location.

11/27/2012

San Francisco Central Subway

SF Central Subway Foes May Sue After Union Square Plans Approved

While city officials approved plans for a Union Square station on the Central Subway, opponents said they could file lawsuits to put the brakes on the project with the hope of derailing it entirely.

09/21/2012

Coit Tower

SF Coit Tower Measure Pits Preservationists Against Park Advocates

A June ballot measure to preserve San Francisco’s historic Coit Tower and its 27 WPA murals is pitting preservationists against park advocates.

05/08/2012

(credit: deYoung Museum)

Cash-Strapped SF Parks And Rec Wants Parking Rate Hike At GG Park Garage

A one dollar an hour price increase at the Golden Gate Concourse Parking Garage was unanimously approved this week by the Park and Recreation Commission, but still needs the Board of Supes approval.

02/18/2012

Coit Tower

Coit Tower Preservation Measure Likely Headed To SF Ballot

Over 16,000 signatures have been turned into San Francisco’s Registrar of Voters from a group trying to preserve Coit Tower, which is well over the number needed to put the issue to voters.

02/07/2012

(CBS)

Graffiti Cleanup Remains Costly Business In San Francisco

One example can be found at the abandoned 19th Street street car station in the city’s Dolores Park.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/26/2011

Golden Gate Park Botanical Gardens (www.sfbotanicalgarden.org)

Measure To End San Francisco Park Fee Approved For November Ballot

A ballot measure to block San Francisco from raising or adding fees at its parks has sparked a passionate debate about how the city will fund park facilities without unduly restricting public access.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/15/2011

The view from a zipline launch pad above Justin Herman Plaza (Ziptrek Ecotours)

Zipline Returns To Skies Above SF Financial District

Thrill seekers again have the opportunity to fly high above San Francisco’s Financial District with the return of a 750 foot zipline above Justin Herman Plaza.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–07/01/2011

A Segway tour in Golden Gate Park

Board Hears Opposition To Segway Tours In Golden Gate Park

San Francisco pedestrians and concerned residents complained at Monday’s Board of Supervisor’s Meeting when a committee held a hearing on using Segways on the paths of Golden Gate Park.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–03/14/2011

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