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Visitacion Valley Greenway (GOAL) is headquartered at the Community Garden of the beautiful and award winning Visitacion Valley Greenway. The Greenway is a result of over 25 years of collaborating with community members, the Recreation and Parks Department and the Trust for Public Land. In conjunction with the Recreation and Parks Department, GOAL maintains all but one of the six Greenway Gardens, with the help of some incredible volunteers.

GOAL promotes outdoor education and has nearly completed a Solar Kitchen at the Community Garden to facilitate outdoor classes in food preparation and various other subjects. More recently, GOAL raised funding and is leading the construction of the McLaren Park Native Plant Garden, which is located in Visitacion Valley and will be an outdoor education center, as well as a place for the public to enjoy nature. It is planned to showcase drought resistant native plants to attract wildlife and promote bio-diversity. Planting will be done by volunteers.

Get Involved

Volunteers have an opportunity to work at the Community, Herb, Children’s or Native Plant Gardens, helping with: weeding, planting, watering and mulching. Importantly, during this time of crisis, volunteers will get to know their neighbors in a safe environment, where there is lots of space outdoors for social distancing. Masks are required and tools and gloves will be provided.

Volunteers meet at the Community Garden next door to 141 Arleta Avenue, between Alpha and Rutland Avenues, and collect tools before walking to a nearby garden to work. Sometimes volunteers stay at the Community Garden if there is a small work party going on.

Work days are held weekly on Tuesdays and Saturdays, from 10AM to 12PM. Refreshments are available. Please contact the group in advance if you are looking to volunteer.

What SF Parks Alliance Loves

This stunning greenway links the neighborhood to beautiful pathways and sculptures, while also building community pride. We absolutely love the space and the stewards who help maintain it!

Send a check payable to the SF Parks Alliance to the following address, or donate directly through the donate button below:

SF Parks Alliance
1074 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA 94103