Power of Public Space

San Francisco Parks Alliance champions, transforms, and activates parks and public spaces throughout our city through innovative partnerships with community groups, city government and local business. We believe that building these partnerships to support parks and open spaces leads to stronger, more cohesive communities, greater physical and mental wellness, and a more sustainable, equitable urban environment.

We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization that for 50 years has supported parks and open space in San Francisco.

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Our Impact by the Numbers

More than 30% of San Francisco is public space, including 350 parks. The City’s 880,000 residents and millions of tourists rely on these spaces to provide everything from relaxation, to exercise, to community. In turn, these parks and their stewards rely on us to provide critical support for all of the activities that make a public space into a personal one.

Meet our Partners

Learn more about the community groups who green our city.

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Our Mission is Simple

We champion, transform and activate parks and public spaces throughout the City.


As the only city-wide parks advocacy organization, we support all of San Francisco’s neighborhoods, 350 parks, and thousands of public spaces by ensuring that parks and open spaces are well-funded and maintained.


We partner with more than 200 community groups, and numerous neighborhood organizations and city agencies to transform public spaces through community vision and hands-on opportunities to create beautiful and unique community spaces.


We foster creative ways to engage our neighbors and invite them into their parks and public spaces. From movie nights to music festivals, mural painting to mulch spreading, we make nearly 1,000 fun and free outdoor events possible each year.


Our signature philanthropic events offer different ways to engage in our mission. Our roving Party for the Parks gala and our inspiring Parks, Cities, and People Breakfast bring philanthropists and local luminaries together for a great cause.

You Will Love Our Programs

From movie nights to neighborhood beautification, when a community has vision to improve itself, we’re here to make that happen.


Our Awesome Initiatives

Learn about our special campaigns that will make a huge impact on the quality of life of San Franciscans in years to come.

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