San Francisco - Parks & Nature

Apr 15, 2020
San Francisco Cole Valley

Tree expert labels Cole Valley's urban forest to illuminate shelter-in-place walks

Mike Sullivan literally wrote the book on San Francisco trees. Now he's sharing his knowledge at a safe distance, through sidewalk chalk. Read More

Mar 30, 2020
San Francisco Financial District SoMa

Injured hawk rescued in downtown SF, recovering at wildlife care center

The hawk went to the Wildlife Care Center at the Peninsula Humane Society in San Mateo. Read More

Mar 27, 2020
Mar 26, 2020
San Francisco Golden Gate Park Ocean Beach

Vandals rip up signs warning SF parkgoers to stay 6 feet apart

Several of the city's signs reminding park patrons to keep their distance have been stolen or torn apart. Read More

Mar 20, 2020
San Francisco Cole Valley Golden Gate Park Inner Richmond Inner Sunset NoPa Upper Haight

Annual 4/20 event in Golden Gate Park cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns

Citing uncertainty and a sense of public responsibility, festival organizers now have their sights set on 2021. Read More

Mar 02, 2020
San Francisco Tenderloin

Tenderloin's Turk-Hyde Mini Park to reopen after full playground renovation

With the city's highest number of children per capita — but limited outdoor space — the Tenderloin is dependent on play spaces like the Mini-Park. Read More

Feb 27, 2020
San Francisco

City rescues dozens of birds illegally dumped in Golden Gate Park

The city intervened after parkgoers reported seeing a number of domesticated birds on the loose. Read More

Feb 10, 2020
San Francisco North Beach Telegraph Hill

2 months after completing lengthy renovation, Washington Square Park's lawn is closed again

The park was shut down for six months in 2019 to overhaul its drainage system, but its main lawn is still having water problems. Read More

Jan 14, 2020
San Francisco Golden Gate Park Inner Sunset

Proposed 150-foot Ferris wheel in Golden Gate Park nears final approvals

An illuminated, 150-foot-tall Ferris wheel could be headed to Golden Gate Park as soon as April. Read More

Jan 08, 2020
San Francisco Mission

Hawk found dead at Dolores Park after allegedly being struck by drone

Drones are not allowed in any of SF's parks, whether city-owned or federally owned. Read More

Dec 06, 2019
San Francisco Chinatown North Beach

Washington Square Park returns to North Beach earlier than expected, with new features

SF Rec & Park gave North Beach neighbors an early holiday surprise, completing work a few weeks ahead of schedule. Read More

Nov 13, 2019
San Francisco Cole Valley

Raccoon safety in SF: Tips for keeping yourself and your pets safe

Residents are reporting close calls with aggressive raccoons. Here's how to protect yourself and your pets. Read More

Nov 12, 2019
San Francisco NoPa Upper Haight

Panhandle Playground reopens after first major overhaul in two decades

Seven months after going dormant for a major reconstruction, the Panhandle Park Playground is fully up and running. Read More

Oct 31, 2019
San Francisco Golden Gate Park

After 18 years, Golden Gate Park's horse program rides again

Camp Mather's Chaparral Ranch will run the horse program, including rides, camp, and lessons, out of Bercut Equitation Field. Read More

Oct 29, 2019
San Francisco Potrero Hill

Weed-grazing goats take to Potrero Hill to remove invasive species

Potrero Hill residents can drop by the Community Garden this week to see the adorable weed-eaters in action. Read More

Oct 28, 2019
San Francisco

Downed trees, damaged power lines, delayed public transport all due to high winds on Sunday

Officials said that they responded to more than 50 wind-related incidents on Sunday. Read More

Oct 08, 2019
San Francisco Golden Gate Park Inner Richmond Inner Sunset

SF Botanical Garden reassures public after Reddit post causes panic over rare plants' fate

Contrary to a volunteer's online post, the SFBG's plans for a new nursery won't come at the cost of rare plants' survival. Read More

Oct 02, 2019
San Francisco Tenderloin

Massive mural planned for Tenderloin aims to make Monarch butterflies "impossible to ignore"

Starting this week, Bay Area mural team Ink Dwell is installing a new massive monarch mural in the Tenderloin to help raise awareness of rapidly declining butterfly populations. Read More

Sep 27, 2019
San Francisco Hayes Valley

6 decapitated street trees along Octavia Blvd. to be replaced

A seventh tree on the same block was mostly untouched, and will remain in place. Read More

Sep 26, 2019
San Francisco Forest Hill

Public Works to fix long-defunct Hawk Hill Park retaining wall

The park, which offers stunning views over the Outer Sunset, is struggling with erosion. Read More

Sep 26, 2019
San Francisco Forest Hill

Forgotten trails behind Laguna Honda to formally re-open this weekend

A grand opening celebration this weekend marks a milestone in the partnership between the San Francisco Urban Riders (SFUR) and Laguna Honda Hospital to reconstruct a community trail system. Read More

Sep 26, 2019
San Francisco Cole Valley Golden Gate Park Upper Haight

Construction, disruptions in store for Golden Gate Park remodel

Construction crews will work through March of 2020 as changes at the Haight entrance to Golden Gate Park take shape. Read More

Sep 18, 2019
San Francisco

The 5 best parks in Berkeley

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top parks in Berkeley. Here's a rundown of most popular such destinations, with ratings, photos and more. Read More

Jul 29, 2019
San Francisco SoMa

Walking Salesforce Park: An SF tree expert's guide to the landscape

Author and tree expert Mike Sullivan wants to introduce locals to "the best collection of plants in San Francisco outside of the Botanical Garden." Read More

Jul 18, 2019
San Francisco North Beach

New North Beach pop-up park series aims to fill gap left by Washington Square's closure

A new weekly pop-up park in North Beach aims to provide a community gathering space while the neighborhood’s largest park is under renovation. Read More