SF Parks Alliance works with over 110 fiscally sponsored groups throughout San Francisco. These groups transform and steward parks, plazas, paper streets, median strips, alleyways, steps and vacant lots, into beautiful and restorative community gardens and gathering spaces.

Have a space in mind? Parks Alliance 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 application process opens up twice a year, check back in January 2020, for the link to the application and join our email list to be the first to know!

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Alemany Farm

Friends of Alemany Farm is a volunteer group that manages the horticulture, volunteer, and educational programs at Alemany Farm, a 4.5 acre organic farm ecosystem in southeast San Francisco.

Alta Plaza Park

Friends of Alta Plaza Park are dedicated to making improvements to Alta Plaza Park. They have quarterly workdays and have completed a Master Plan for renovations to the park.

Amphitheater at Mclaren Park

The Friends of the AMP are working to bring more activity to McLaren Park – especially the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater. Come out and enjoy McLaren Park’s Jerry Garcia Amphitheater this summer and fall for a series of free, family friendly events! You’ll see neighbors and friends!

Angel Alley

Angel Alley is a 300ft long street-side beautification project in DogPatch, located in the Central Waterfront area of San Francisco.

Athens Avalon Greenspace

In the late 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.

Balboa Park Playground

The Friends of Balboa Park Playground is a group of local residents working together to replace our outdated playground and provide a community gathering space for our children and neighbors.

Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema

Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema organizes an annual film screenings of local independent film makers.

Buena Vista Neighborhood Association

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

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.

Carolina Island Green Space

Coming Soon!

City Guides

City Guides, founded in 1978, is a non-profit organization with more than 200 trained volunteers who lead FREE history and architectural walking tours in San Francisco.

College Hill Neighborhood Association

Coming soon!

Connecticut Friendship Garden

A community garden with roughly 40 members that tend to all sorts of vegetables, fruits and flowers.

Corbett Heights Neighbors

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.

Dahlia Society

The Dahlia Society of California (DSC) is the San Francisco chapter of the American Dahlia Society.

Diamond Heights Blvd. Median Project

The Diamond Heights Blvd. Median Project is inspiring neighbors and friends to replant and maintain the median islands along Diamond Heights Blvd. between Duncan St. and Berkeley Way in San Francisco.

Dolores Park Playground

Friends of Dolores Park Playground is a volunteer community organization that advocates for clean and safe playgrounds, specifically a world-class playground at Dolores Park.

Dolores Park Ambassadors

Dolores Park Works is a nonprofit park advocacy and service organization celebrating, preserving and enhancing Dolores Park for all her diverse patrons since 2009.

Douglass Street Steps Coalition

The Douglass Street Stairs connect the lower part of Douglass Street (below 20th) with the upper part (above Corwin).

Esprit Park

Friends of Esprit Park has monthly cleanups and is working to improve the park with new benches, tables, and improved pathways and signage.

Far Out West Community Garden

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.

Franklin Square

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.

Christopher Park

Christopher Park was constructed 60 years ago and is showing its age. FOCP was created to work with the SF Recreation and Park Dept.

Golden Gate Park Band

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.

Harvey Milk Rec Center

Coming Soon!

Joe Dimaggio Playground

The Friends of Joe DiMaggio Playground is a group of North Beach residents who use and care about the playground.

Jose Coronado Playground

Coming soon!

Lincoln Park Steps

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.

Noe Courts

Friends of Noe Courts is a neighborhood group that supports Noe Courts Park, located at the corner of 24th and Douglass Streets.

Penny Lane

The Friends of Penny Lane formed 2008 in to make improvements to the public alley known as Penny Lane.

Noe Valley Rec Center

Upper Noe’s open design offers a social center to a walkable neighborhood. link to the website

Oak Woodlands

Friends of Oak Woodlands began as a grassroots environmental group more than 20 years ago and has developed into a Natural Resource Division supported organization and San Francisco Parks Alliance Partner.

Washington Square

The Friends of Washington Square is a group of park stewards whose mission is to address park needs and raise funds to preserve and beautify the park.

Garden for the Environment

Garden for the Environment (GFE) is San Francisco’s teaching garden! GFE maintains a nationally acclaimed one-half acre urban demonstration garden, educating the public through hands on workshops and experiences.

Geneva Community Garden

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.

Goettingen Neighbors Group

Goettingen Neighbors Group is dedicated to building community in the Portola neighborhood in San Francisco by talking with our neighbors, cleaning and greening our streets, and being proactive in the neighborhood, starting with our very own Goettingen Street.

GreenTrust SF

GreenTrust SF – Central Waterfront exists to establish and cultivate a comprehensive plan with associated financing mechanisms to realize a greener Central Waterfront and improve the community’s social and ecological health.

Help McLaren Park

“Help McLaren Park” began working 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.

Hidden Garden Steps

The Hidden Garden Steps is a community driven public art initiative that created mosaic steps, a public garden and a wall mural at the public staircase on 16th Avenue between Kirkham and Lawton.

Howard Langton Community Garden

Howard Langton Garden is a community based garden for the people that live in the South of Market Area of San Francisco.

Japanese Tea Garden

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.

Jungle Stairs

22nd street Jungle Stairs is on a mission to rehab and beautify the steps on 22nd Street between Diamond & Castro.

Kezar Triangle

Friends of Kezar Triangle is working to improve and activate the triangle with art, ecology, and community engagement.

Kids In Parks

Kids in Parks teaches local natural history and ecology to students through hands-on exploration and study of urban parks.

La Playa Park

In 2003, Java Beach Cafe proprietor, Pat Maguire, enlisted the help of local Sunset District residents and the then supervisor, Fiona Ma, to convert a desolate lot at La Playa and Judah into a green space with benches.

Lafayette Park

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 of San Francisco.

Lakeview Summit Steps

Coming soon!

Larsen Playground

The Plane has landed! Congratulation to Friends of Larsen for completing the renovation led by Recreation and Park Department and Supervisor Katy Tang’s office!

Marina Earthquake Monument Group

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.

Mclaren Bike Park Founders

McLaren Bike Park Founders is dedicated to building a new bike park on Sunnydale near the entrance to Glen Eagles Golf Course in McLaren Park.

Mission Community Market

The Mission Community 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.

Mountain Lake Park Playground

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

Northridge CommUNITY Garden

Northridge Cooperative Homes is a coopertively owned housing community in Bayview.

Pennsylvania Street Gardens

Pennsylvania Garden is located at 251 Pennsylvania Avenue at 18th Street in the Potrero Hill neighborhood of San Francisco, California.

Pioneer Park Project

Coming soon!

Polo Field Cycling Track

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

Potrero Sustainable Living Group

The Potrero Sustainable Living Group, previously known as the Potrero Garden Committee, was established as part of the Rebuild Potrero initiative in 2009.

Precita Valley Neighbors

Neighbors meet on a monthly basis to address Precita Park concerns, volunteer park clean ups, and improve the community and merchant visibility of this lovely and lively neighborhood.

Progress Park

Progress Park, a community led initiative in the Dogpatch, celebrated its Grand Opening on May 12.

Ridge Lane Neighbors

Ridge Lane Neighbors is a group of Ingleside residents who have joined together in an effort to transform Ridge Lane into the beautiful walkway that our neighborhood deserves.


SailSFBay is a group of sailing enthusiasts which formed in 2008 to promote sailing. The mission of SailSFBay is to unite the Bay Area sailing community to grow participation in sailing.

SF Bee-Cause

The purpose of SF Bee-Cause is to use urban apiculture within San Francisco, and products from urban apiculture, as means to further “causes” that benefit San Francisco’s human and bee residents.

SF Shared Schoolyard Project

Coming soon!

SF Urban Riders

SF Urban Riders is a non-profit coalition of recreational cycling advocates focused on creating local cycling opportunities in San Francisco

South End Rowing Club

Our history begins in 1873 and continues to be made by members who break records and take on ever more daring feats.

South Park Improvement Association

South Park is the oldest park in San Francisco and surrounded by a rapidly changing neighborhood where design firms, new residents, and commercial interests are calling home.

Storrie Ord Neighborhood Group

Coming soon!

Sunnyside Conservatory

Coming soon!

Sutro Stewards

Coming soon!

Tennis Coalition of San Francisco

The Tennis Coalition of San Francisco is a tennis advocacy group that unifies public and private tennis organizations and individuals.

Tompkins Stairway Garden

Coming soon!

Tunnel Top Park

Tunnel Top Park is taking shape at the corner of 25th Street and Pennsylvania at the foot of Potrero Hill!

Upper Douglass Dog Park

Friends of Upper Douglass Dog Park is a group of neighborhood residents dedicated to preserving and promoting safe, responsible, off-leash recreation for dogs and their guardians in the Dog Play Area of Upper Douglass Park.

Urban Sprouts

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.

Visitacion Valley Greenway

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.

West Portal Playground

Coming soon!

Kenny Alley

Coming soon!

Peru and Athens Stairway

Coming soon!

Potrero Hill Recreation Center

Coming soon!

Potrero Gateway Loop Park

Coming soon!

Ecos SF

Coming soon!

Glen Park Greenway

Coming soon!

Playland at 43rd Avenue

Coming soon!

Victoria Manolo Draves Park/ Gene Friend Rec Center

Coming soon!

With Honey In the Heart

Coming soon!

Golden Gate Park Handball Club

Coming soon!

Linden Alley

Coming soon!

Wilder Street Garden

Coming soon!

The Green House Project

Coming soon!

Miraloma Arts Council

Coming soon!