Community Partner Network

SF Parks Alliance fiscally sponsors nearly 100 community groups. The work of ours Partners is diverse and includes community gardens, urban agriculture, capital renovation projects, ongoing stewardship and more.

Have a project or space in mind? Our Area Managers work with you every step of the way to provide coaching and best practices in community-centered space activation as well as financial guidance and administrative support.

Our Partners

Alta Plaza Park

Friends of Alta Plaza Park is a group dedicated to making improvements to Alta Plaza Park. They have quarterly workdays and have completed a Master Plan for renovations to the park. Click here to learn more!

In the summer of 2008, a group of neighbors living near the intersection of Athens and Avalon Streets began to talk about turning the hillside at that intersection into a garden. This group has since transformed the hillside into an inviting and beautiful open space for the community. Click here to learn more!

Bayview

This neighborhood group is working hard to make the Bayview a safe, quiet, clean, and respected San Francisco neighborhood, where residents are united and influential on issues that directly impact their quality of life. Click here to learn more!

The College Hill Neighborhood Association (CHNA) is an important collaborator on the Bernal Cut Restoration Project, and welcomes neighbors from all sides to help transform the Bernal Cut! Click here to learn more.

Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema organizes an annual film screening of local, independent film makers. Click here to learn more!

Buena Vista Neighborhood Association (BVNA) is one of the larger neighborhood organizations in San Francisco, with over 400 current Members. Click here to learn more!

Cabrillo Playground

Friends of Cabrillo Playground is a non-profit, volunteer-driven, grass-roots organization dedicated to the improvement, enjoyment, and safety of Cabrillo Playground in the Outer Richmond neighborhood of San Francisco. Click here to learn more!

Carolina Green Space

Carolina Green Space is a volunteer neighborhood group committed to the beautification of the Carolina Green Space median between 22nd and 23rd Street, located at the top of sunny Potrero Hill. Click here to learn more!

City Guides, founded in 1978, is a non-profit organization with hundreds of trained volunteers who lead free history and architectural walking tours in San Francisco. Click here to learn more!

Friends of Christopher Park formed to identify and fundraise for park improvements, build community, and serve as community liaison with the Department of Recreation and Parks. Click here to learn more!

Connecticut Friendship Garden

A community garden with roughly 40 members that tend to all sorts of vegetables, fruits and flowers. Click here to learn more!

Corbett Heights Neighbors was formed in July 2004 for the purpose of providing a forum for the residents to discuss common issues and concerns, develop solutions, and guide the direction of the neighborhood. Click here to donate!

Dahlia Society of California

The Dahlia Society of California (DSC) is the San Francisco chapter of the American Dahlia Society. Click here to learn more!

The Diamond Heights Boulevard Median Project is inspiring neighbors and friends to replant and maintain the median islands along Diamond Heights Boulevard between Duncan Street and Berkeley Way in San Francisco. Click here to learn more!

The Detroit Steps Project was launched in November of 2018 and has since become a multi-year community-led beautification project. Click here to learn more!

The De Haro Street Community Project began over a decade ago when residents of the 1300 block of De Haro started planting various shrubs and trees on the median in front of their homes to beautify the block. Click here to learn more!

Dolores Park

Dolores Park Ambassadors is a nonprofit park advocacy and service organization celebrating, preserving and enhancing Dolores Park for all diverse patrons since 2009. Click here to learn more!

Formed to improve not only the physical landscape of Visitacion Valley, but also the cultural and artistic landscape, Ecos SF is a volunteer group that focuses primarily on Visitacion Valley Elementary school. Click here to learn more!

Friends of Esprit Park is a dedicated group of neighbors who hosts monthly cleanups and works to improve the park with new benches, tables, and improved pathways and signage. Click here to learn more!

The Far Out West Garden is a community effort dedicated to creating a productive urban farm and outdoor classroom to serve the Outer Sunset neighborhood and all of San Francisco. Click here to learn more!

Fay Park

The Fay Park Citizens Advisory Committee, formed by the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department and comprised of representatives from neighborhood organizations and Friends of Fay Park, meets quarterly to provide citizen input on Russian Hill’s beautiful and historic Fay Park. Click here to learn more!

Friends of Franklin Square is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to providing neighbors with a safe and attractive park experience in the Northeast Mission. Donate here!

Garden for the Environment (GFE) is San Francisco’s teaching garden! GFE maintains a nationally acclaimed urban demonstration garden, educating the public through workshops and experiences. Click here to learn more!

The Geneva Community Garden is a project by District 11 residents of San Francisco to create a community garden in a vacant lot owned by the Recreation and Park Department. Click here to learn more!

The Glen Park Greenway is a green corridor that runs through the heart of the Glen Park neighborhood, connecting Glen Park’s transit hub and urban village to the recreation opportunities in Glen Canyon Park. Learn more here!

Goettingen Neighbors Group is dedicated to building community in the Portola neighborhood by talking with neighbors, cleaning and greening streets, and being proactive in the neighborhood, starting with Goettingen Street. Click here to learn more!

Golden Gate Park Bandshell

The Friends of The Golden Gate Park Band was formed in 2006 to support and promote The Golden Gate Park Band – a musical treasure in San Francisco since 1882. Click here to learn more!

Founded to support the City’s renovation efforts of the Golden Gate Park Dog Training Area, the Friends of Golden Gate Dog Park is an assembly of neighbors from the Richmond and Sunset, as well as lovers of SF’s largest fenced dog park! Donate here.

Working on a first-come, first-serve basis, it is said that the best handball courts in the city belong to Golden Gate Park! Friends of Golden Gate Park Handball Club champion the courts and the sport. Click here to learn more!

GreenTrust SF exists to cultivate a comprehensive plan with associated financing mechanisms to realize a greener Central Waterfront and improve the community’s social and ecological health. Click here to learn more!

Harvey Milk Plaza

This group aims to reimagine Harvey Milk Plaza as a welcoming, vibrant public space that honors Harvey’s life and legacy, celebrates his enduring importance to the LGBTQ+ community, and acts as a beacon of hope to marginalized communities worldwide. Click here to learn more!

“Help McLaren Park” began as a group of neighbors and activists trying to improve the condition of a huge local park that has been majorly neglected due to repeated budget cuts over many decades. Click here to learn more!

Howard Langton Garden is a community based garden for the people that live in the South of Market Area of San Francisco. Click here to learn more!

The Friends of the Japanese Tea Garden is a volunteer organization founded to help promote, protect and enhance the Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park. Click here to learn more!

Friends of the Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre/Friends of the AMP are working to bring more activity to McLaren Park, especially the park’s unique amphitheater. Click here to learn more!

Jessie Street Drone Shot

Formed in 2019, Friends of Jessie Street is a coalition of local businesses and residents who live and work around the 500 block of Jessie Street in SoMa. Click here to learn more!

The Friends of Joe DiMaggio Playground is a group of North Beach residents who use and care deeply about their local playground. Click here to learn more!

The Friends of Jose Coronado Playground formed with the goal of improving a local playground to the benefit of neighborhood children and a nearby preschool. Click here to learn more!

22nd Street Jungle Stairs is on a mission to rehab and beautify the 22nd Street steps between Diamond & Castro. Click here to learn more!

The Kenny Alley Beautification Project was a multi-phased effort to revitalize and beautify the Kenny Alley Stairs, a small passage located between a car lot and an apartment building in SF’s Excelsior’s District. Click here to learn more!

Friends of Kezar Triangle is working to improve and activate the triangle with art, ecology, and community engagement. Click here to learn more!

Kids in Parks teaches local natural history and ecology to students through hands-on exploration and study of the urban parks across San Francisco. Click here to learn more!

La Placita Market is a community marketplace that takes place every Thursday, rain or shine, from 4pm til 8pm on 22nd Street between Mission and Valencia Streets in the Mission district of San Francisco. Click here to learn more!

In 2003, Java Beach Cafe proprietor, Pat Maguire, enlisted the help of local Sunset District residents to convert a desolate lot at La Playa and Judah into a green space with benches. Click here to learn more!

Friends of Lafayette Park (FOLP) is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to the enjoyment, safety, and improvement of Lafayette Park in the Pacific Heights neighborhood. Click here to learn more!

Friends of Lakeside Village is an informal group of residents and businesses working to make Lakeside Village a safer, cleaner, and more beautiful neighborhood. Projects include transforming an under-utilized parking lot into an inviting community park for families. Click here to learn more!

Friends of the Lakeview Summit Steps are a community vision to turn an unused hillside in the Ingleside neighborhood into a destination featuring water-wise plantings, gathering spaces and a statement stairway. Click here to learn more!

Friends of Laurel Hill Playground is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating a playful and engaging public space for the Laurel Heights and Jordan Park community. Click here to learn more!

The Friends of Lincoln Park Steps is a collaborative of neighbors whose goal is to repair and beautify the neglected staircase at the eastern edge of Lincoln Park. Click here to learn more!

Once an unremarkable side street in the Hayes Valley neighborhood, Linden Alley is now a thriving pedestrian-oriented destination featuring seating, landscaping, and celebrated local businesses. Click here to learn more!

Marina

The original 53-year-old, sixteen-foot tower monitor from the Fireboat Phoenix will be incorporated into an urban monument as a permanent memorial to the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. Click here to donate!

The Miraloma Arts Council sought partnership with SF Parks Alliance for their work on the Miraloma Southern Gateway Tile Project. Click here to learn more about the project!

Minnie and Lovie Ward

The Minnie and Lovie Ward Park Community Recreation Council formed to renovate the community garden at the Minnie and Lovie Ward Recreation Center, and increase outdoor education opportunities for local youth. Click here to learn more!

Mountain Lake Park Playground

Friends of Mountain Lake Park Playground is a group of local residents dedicated to the renovation of Mountain Lake Park Playground as a community gathering space for our children and neighbors. Click here to learn more!

Muriel Leff Mini Park

Muriel Leff Mini Park is a small but beautiful green space located in the Richmond District. With the generosity of public and private funds, there have been recent renovations to the park – with further improvements and programming currently underway. Click here to learn more!

In 2010, a group of neighbors at Northridge Coop Homes wanted to bring the community together to improve health outcomes. Together, they decided to start a garden. Click here to learn more about the garden and the group behind it!

Friends of Oak Woodlands Golden Gate Park began as a grassroots environmental group more than 20 years ago and has developed into a Natural Resource Division supported organization. Click here to learn more!

Page Slow Street

Page Slow Street aims to activate the streetscape on their local slow street, encouraging residents and visitors to use the space for recreation, socializing, and active transportation. Click here to learn more!

Pennsylvania Street Garden is a beautiful, community-run green space located adjacent to the freeway in the Potrero Hill neighborhood of San Francisco. Click here to learn more!

Friends of Penny Lane formed in 2008 to make improvements to their neighborhood’s public alley, known as Penny Lane. Click here to learn more!

In collaboration with city agencies and local community-based organizations, the Friends of Persia Triangle are undergoing a project to activate and beautify Persia Triangle. Click here to learn more!

Peru Ave Stairs

Friends of Peru Avenue Stairway is a group of neighbors working to revitalize the 600 block of Peru, located in the Excelsior District. This block holds the potential for native plantings, a vista point, and a swing-set! Click here to learn more.

Pioneer Park

The Pioneer Park Project is a citizen volunteer group that has been working with San Francisco’s Recreation and Park Department since 1997 to improve and maintain the landscape surrounding Coit Tower. Click here to learn more!

The Friends of the Polo Field Cycling Track is a grassroots community group working to improve safety and conditions at the historic Polo Field Cycling Track in Golden Gate Park. Click here to learn more!

Potrero Gateway Loop Park

Potrero Gateway Park is a community initiative to improve the neglected space around 101 and under the freeway, between San Bruno, Vermont, 17th and 18th streets. Major design goals are to improve the safety, cleanliness and usability of this open space. Click here to learn more!

Friends of Potrero Hill Recreation Center is a group of community members actively working to improve the Potrero Hill Recreation Center. Click here to learn more!

The Potrero Sustainable Living Group, previously known as the Potrero Garden Committee, was established as part of the Rebuild Potrero initiative in 2009. Click here to learn more!

Neighbors meet monthly to address concerns around Precita Park, organize volunteer clean-ups, and improve the community and merchant visibility of this lively neighborhood. Click here to learn more!

Ridge Lane Neighbors is a group of Ingleside residents who have joined together in an effort to transform Ridge Lane into a beautiful walkway. Click here to learn more!

Rossi Playground

Friends of Rossi Playground is a neighborhood group that loves, cares for, and supports the one and only Rossi Park, located in the Inner Richmond neighborhood. Click here to learn more!

Beekeepers

The SF Bee-Cause uses urban apiculture within San Francisco, and products from this urban apiculture, as means to further causes that benefit San Francisco’s human and bee residents. Click here to learn more!

SF Shared Schoolyard Project

The Shared Schoolyard Project is a partnership between the City of San Francisco, the SFUSD, SFDPW, SFPD and local neighborhoods that works to provide a place for children and families to play by opening up Schoolyards across the city for recreation and open space on the weekends. Click here to learn more!

SF Urban Riders is a non-profit coalition of recreational cycling advocates who are focused on creating local cycling opportunities in San Francisco. Click here to learn more!

South End Rowing Club

The South End Rowing Club, founded May 5, 1873, is the oldest rowing club west of the Mississippi! The Club embraces people at all athletic levels, providing instruction, camaraderie, and a welcoming, inclusive atmosphere. Click here to learn more!

Convened in 1983, the South Park Improvement Association has been advocating for South Park ever since, providing invaluable amounts of volunteer time, oversight and fundraising towards the improvement of the park and its playground. Click here to learn more!

The Friends of Sunnyside Conservatory began in 1999 with a few neighborhood residents, each discovering the Conservatory and having that Alice-in-Wonderland feeling of entering another world. Click here to learn more!

Sutro Stewards works to conserve and expand the wildlife habitat and trail system on Mount Sutro, allowing the community to enjoy the incredible biodiversity, vistas and peace that Mount Sutro Open Space Reserve has to offer. Click here to learn more!

The Tennis Coalition is a tennis advocacy group that champions public tennis in San Francisco by connecting, energizing, and advocating for the local tennis playing community. Click here to learn more!

The Greenhouse Project strives to serve the Portola District in cultivating its historical identity as San Francisco’s Garden District. Activities stem from a mobilized community working towards sustainability and generative growth within their neighborhood. Click here to learn more!

Once a trash-covered hillside, San Francisco’s Tompkins Stairway Garden is now a safe and welcoming street park, featuring a drought-tolerant garden in year-round bloom and a colorful tiled stairway. Click here to donate!

Tunnel Top Park

Tunnel Top Park, serving both Potrero Hill and Dogpatch, is located on the corner of 25th Street and Pennsylvania Ave. The park is a volunteer driven community greening project, focused on transforming a once vacant lot into a vibrant green space. Click here to learn more!

This lively community hub boasts a popular recreation center and playground, as well as an auditorium, dog run, picnic area and multipurpose field. Bring your tennis racket for a serious workout, or join a pickup game on the exterior basketball court or indoor gym. Click here to learn more!

By cultivating school gardens in San Francisco’s under-served neighborhoods, Urban Sprouts partners with youth and their families to build eco-literacy, equity, wellness, and community. Click here to learn more!

Victoria Manalo Draves Park/ Gene Friend Rec Center

Friends of Victoria Manalo Draves Park is a neighborhood community group dedicated to positively activating Victoria Manalo Draves Park and Gene Friend Rec Center in SoMA. Click here to donate!

The Visitacion Valley Greenway Project was created to provide education to local school children, youth and the community about natural sciences, nutrition, and horticulture, environmental issues and advocacy. Click here to learn more!

Vis Valley Ag Garden

Friends of the Visitacion Valley Greenway Agriculture Garden manages the beautiful community gardens on the Visitacion Valley Greenway. The group aims to build community through gardening and the arts. Click here to learn more!

The Friends of Washington Square is a group of park stewards whose mission is to facilitate park improvements and raise funds to preserve and beautify the square. Click here to learn more!

Friends of West Portal Playground is a team of interested residents’ intent on creating positive change for the West Portal Playground. From all walks of life and all backgrounds, they are working together to renovate their community hub. Click here to learn more!

A group of neighbors dedicated to turning the inaccessible plot facing Wilder Street into a thriving community garden. Click here to learn more!

Connecticut Friendship Garden

With Honey in the Heart focuses on connecting people to their surrounding environment, educating people about the benefits of pollinators, creating healthy habitat for all pollinators, and elevating the status of bees. Click here to learn more!