Public Space Summit

SFPA’s 2nd Annual Partner Conference A Big Success!

On Saturday, March 2, 2019, over 150 SFPA Partners, groups, neighborhood associations, and park and public space enthusiasts joined us for a full day of skill building, knowledge sharing, and networking at the beautiful and historic City Club in downtown San Francisco. Guest speakers included Ron Finley (“The Gangsta Gardener”), Phil Ginsburg (GM of SF Rec & Park), and Walter Hood (Founder of Hood Design Studio), as well as 6 panel sessions with over a dozen panel speakers.

A big “thank you” to this year’s conference sponsors:

  • SF Community Challenge Grant Program
  • SF Recreation & Parks Department
  • SF Public Utilities Commission
  • Kelly Nice (Parks Alliance Board Member)
  • CMG Landscape Architecture
  • Cole Hardware
  • Lyngso Garden Materials, Inc.

We’ve included links to the conference agenda, online survey, photos, slides and handouts you can view and/or download.

Online Conference Survey

We want to hear from you! Tell us about the speakers, panels, what you liked, and what you want to see next year. Click here to access the survey and share your comments and suggestions to improve next year’s conference.

Conference Agenda

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Conference Photos

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Conference Speaker and Panelist Bios

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Conference Speaker Slides

Panel Slides and Handouts

Panel #1: Leveraging City Funding to Transform Your Community

Panel #2: Working with Local Developers
Learn more about the Eagle Plaza

Panel #3: The ABC’s of Urban Greening and Landscape Planning

Panel #4: Working with Your Community to Build and Sustain Your Project
Resource Guide
Visual Graphic Recording

Panel #5: Crafting Community: Creating Successful Spaces through Art and Activation

Panel #6: Storytelling to Inspire Giving
Visual Graphic Recording