As of this morning, and for the duration of the pandemic, Chenery Street from Elk Street to Brompton Avenue is closed to through traffic, in order to facilitate walking with social distancing. Through traffic by local residents needing access is permitted. Below is the statement by SFMTA: “The SFMTA announced the Slow Streets Program back […]
We’ve received confirmation from Captain Woon of Ingleside Station of a homicide in the park this morning. Here is the press release — note the appeal to contact the tip line if you have any information. On Monday, May 25, 2020 at approximately 8:15 AM, San Francisco Police officers from Ingleside Station responded to the unit block […]
San Francisco is taking a cautious approach to opening our local economy. While California counties are entering Phase 2 of the shutdown in full force, in which barbershops and hair salons may open, San Francisco has opted out of reopening certain businesses, and is going much more slowly. However, a new Shared Spaces Program, brought […]
Like many San Franciscans, I’ve been taking the *golden opportunity* presented by the pandemic to do some exploring close to home. A good place to start was Bernal Heights park, which is nearby and which I’d surprisingly never visited before. Armed with a map and walking tour directions (details below), my husband and I made […]
Take Our Bond Survey As we continue to shelter in place, we are planning for better days ahead. If you have a moment, we would like to ask for your feedback and insight into our parks. Your input will help us prioritize park improvements for the future as we are scheduled for the upcoming November […]
The Glen Park Association is proud to co-host the upcoming joint town hall with Assemblymember David Chiu and Supervisor Rafael Mandelman! They’ll be discussing K-12 education, navigating childcare, support for workers & small businesses, and Q&A! Please RSVP here and submit your questions here. The details for the town hall are as follows: Virtual Town Hall […]
(Photos: Bonnee Waldstein) Today’s Alert SF: Covering your face with a cloth or mask is now required while in essential businesses & public spaces in SF: www.sf.gov Since our last post on local business hours, there’s been a mandatory tightening of hours of operation for groceries. Some other businesses that remain open have opted to reduce […]
San Francisco, it’s time to do the 2020 Census! The census is a count of every person living in the United States and its overseas territories that happens once every 10 years. EVERYONE should get counted, including the very young and the very old, the housed and the unhoused, and citizens and non-citizens. The census […]
“Let’s not go out and play,” said no dog ever. The closure of San Francisco dog parks means many of dog’s favorite activities have become impossible and as much as an on-leash walk is fun, there is no way it makes up for a romp in the park. In an effort to help stir crazy dogs—and their […]
Here are resources to help in our current world-wide crisis. The resources are gathered from various sources including information from Senator Scott Wiener, Supervisor Rafael Mandelman, the City of San Francisco and other sources. There is a section entitled – Businesses and Services in Diamond Heights open during Shelter-in-place. Click the following link for Resource […]
Photos by Bonnee Waldstein Food shopping, along with the rest of life, is beginning to change from a surreal experience, to the new normal. Shoppers are smiling at each other and the Canyon Market staff, not sure if their expressions can be read beyond their face masks. Janet Tarlov keeps the traffic moving safely Everyone […]
Senator Wiener has some reflections and helpful advice on taking care of your mental health during this time of social distancing. Read the newsletter here
Here’s the latest update from Supervisor Mandelman. Read the newsletter here.
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Glen Park looks deserted these days. Still, many essential services are available. Best to stay as close to home as possible, avoid the crowds, and support our local merchants. Below is a list of businesses in Glen Park that are open and their current hours of operation. Will be updated as we get new information. […]
These need not be such dark times. There is still art to be made! Warm up your vocal cords or start practicing your instruments. Each week, on Wednesday at noon, step outside your door or open your window and make the hills (and the flats) come alive with music. You will have one week to learn the […]
Photos by Marian Dalere
Our local bookstore got a shout out from the Chronicle’s Heather Knight Wednesday. Read it here.
Read Mission Local’s post here: COVID-19: Ingleside Police Station closes for cleaning after officers potentially exposed
Photos by Bonnee Waldstein The usual weekend hustle and bustle of folks enjoying a Saturday night in the neighborhood was nowhere to be seen tonight. The village was eerily quiet. The only establishment that seemed to be thriving was Canyon Market, which experienced a surge of shoppers all day and into the evening. The obvious […]
Supervisor Mandelman has put together helpful information for San Franciscans coping with the COVID-19 crisis. Read the Newsletter here.
Message from Cal Academy: Free admission is available for San Francisco residents of each zip code during the designated dates listed below. Visiting adults may bring up to six children for free entry. Proof of residency is required.* Next Free Weekend: February 28, 29, March 1 Neighborhoods: Castro, Forest Hill, Glen Park, Noe Valley, Parkmerced, Parkside, St. Francis […]
Photos by Michael Waldstein The quarterly meeting had a great turnout – folks were anxious to hear from several local leaders who came to give updates and hear about neighborhood concerns. First up– Introducing Ingleside Captain Christopher Woon: Captain Chris Woon made his first appearance since assuming his position at the Ingleside Station. Born and […]
Thanks to Nextdoor we’ve been apprised that a wonderful local restaurant is struggling and needs your patronage and support. It’s Angkor Borei, at 3471 Mission near Cortland, a short hop across the Bernal Cut for us Glen Parkers. Rather than reiterate its virtues as a modest eatery with great fresh cuisine, served by the most […]
From Assessor Carmen Chu’s January 2020 Community Newsletter: “Providing financial education for all families will continue to be one of my top priorities. In addition to our annual signature event, the Family Wealth Forum, in May, we have partnered with the San Francisco Public Library to conduct a series of neighborhood workshops to help bring valuable information […]
Dear Glen Park Community, As of Jan 24th, I am being reassigned from Glen Park Recreation Center to Richmond Recreation Center. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for the past 10 years that I have been stationed at Glen Park Recreation Center and been part of this amazing community. Working […]
Photos: Bonnee Waldstein It was a soft grand opening of Le P’tit Laurent, under the new ownership of local restauranteur Manhal Jweinat. It was a low key affair. Despite the plan to reopen the restaurant tonight, as of this afternoon, there was no sign in the window and the shades were tightly shut. But those […]
Here’s hoping 2020 is a happy and safe year for all in Glen Park! Here’s some advice from our Ingleside Station and Captain Woon on staying safe in 2020! Copy and paste this URL: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/ed4a08071cbc3bf508fd1fa81/files/8c7bc6fd-f44b-4258-95f9-835e5cb84e5f/January_2020_week_1.pdf See especially page 2!
Mark your calendars for the following volunteer opportunities: Saturday, January 11th and Saturday,February 15th 9am-11:30am Meet at the at the end of the Everson cul-de-sac between 2 Everson and Amatista Lane. Volunteer Task: planting Tools and gloves will be provided. Attire: Please wear close toed shoes, long pants and appropriate rain gear. Refreshments: Light snacks […]
Traffic in Glen Park was snarled this morning due to an oil spill on Elk Street between Bosworth and Sussex Streets. A Recology truck traveling uphill from Bosworth dropped a load of hydraulic fluid as it made its way up Elk Street. The hydraulic fluid is needed to operate the lifts that dump trash from […]
The inefficiency and unreliability of the J-Church has commuters up in arms. Supervisor Mandelman has been working with SFMTA and the community –Upper Noe Neighbors had an open house November 18 — to work out solutions to the problem-riddled Muni line. Read about it here.
Hello Friends and Supporters of the Glen Park Greenway. Our next work party will be on Saturday December 7! Please put in in your calendar. I hope that you’ll be able to join us. Please email me to tell me if you will be there: email@example.com. We’ll start at 9:00 – there’ll be coffee waiting […]
The secret is out. Glen Park has just had its profile raised to national heights. “A 17-Mile Hike to Unite San Francisco,” by Nellie Bowles, is the story of the Crosstown Trail, and Robert Siegel, its champion over many years.The official designation of the trail dates back to 2014. Glen Park is one of seven […]
Resilient Diamond Heights (RDH) has developed five brochures to train its volunteers and the public on how households can prepare for a wide variety of emergencies. This was undertaken when we found that very little of information scattered over the Internet is in a format that is easily understood. Some is written for the […]
Here are a few updates regarding the Twin Peaks Figure 8 Redesign / Promenade Project: Rec and Park, in partnership with SFMTA, is supporting the SF Police Department to move the concrete barriers between the two peaks with the goal of reducing the incidence of auto break-in’s. The barriers were moved on Monday, November […]
Great News! Construction of the George Christopher Playground renovation will begin during the week of November 4th! You’ll soon see temporary fencing going up as the first step in the construction mobilization process. The tennis court will be closed throughout construction, but the ball field will remain open. Field users are advised to enter […]
Here’s a summary of what you saw and heard, or missed, at the Glen Park Rec Center on October 17, 2019. Halloween Street Closure: Ingleside Station’s Tom Hauscarriague presented the plan for closure of part of Chenery Street on Halloween. Read about it in this separate post: https://www.glenparkassociation.org/get-ready-for-chenery-street-closure-on-halloween/ Fairmount Plaza: Word had recently gotten […]
This morning, close to 10:00 AM, amidst the gusty winds plaguing much of northern California with destructive fires and evacuations, a small fire was burning in Glen Canyon Park. Passersby noticed flames coming from a fire pit behind Glenridge Nursery School. It was a minor blaze that they were able to extinguish themselves by piling […]
Halloween is a huge event in the city, perhaps nowhere as huge as in Glen Park. Last year, with the permission of SFPD and support by the Glen Park Association, a section of Chenery Street was closed to vehicular traffic so kids could trick or treat in a safe environment. The event was so […]
On Halloween night, there is the Chenery St. Halloween celebration, but there is also the 25th Vella Family Pumpkins at 354 Sussex at Elk. The Vellas have been carving pumpkins for 25 years and have gotten better at it. We will be putting out 100+ pumpkins on Halloween night. Come and see. Here are last […]
Since February of this year, BART has been single-tracking its trains on some Sundays. That means trains need to take turns running in each direction on only one track between the Embarcadero and 24th Street Mission stations. This is to allow time for work in the tunnels that will ensure a reliable power supply by […]
Le P’tit Laurent, the popular bistro at the intersection of Chenery and Diamond streets, has been sold to an as-yet unnamed buyer who plans to keep it open as a French restaurant, with the same kitchen team. Laurent Legendre, the owner who started the restaurant in 2007, said the new owners didn’t want their identity […]
The tennis courts at Glen Canyon Park are part of an increasing citywide online reservation system. SF Rec and Park has posted details: Tennis, anyone? We’re pleased to announce that we’ve added 12 tennis complexes to our pilot tennis court online reservation system for tennis and pickleball play. The expansion allows people to reserve more […]
Glen Park Association Fall Quarterly Meeting Thursday, October 17, 2019, 7pm Glen Park Recreation Center, Elk at Chenery, San Francisco AGENDA: 7pm Call to order Assemblymember David Chiu: Legislative update, Q&A Fairmount Plaza, open space at the foot of Everson: History of Fairmount Plaza site by Evelyn Rose, Glen Park Neighborhoods History Project Nathan Tinclair, […]
What does this image have in common with local SF government? Senator Scott Wiener and Supervisor Rafael Mandelman will be presenting a legislative update — and pumpkin carving (at no taxpayer expense)! Learn about the 2019 California legislative agenda, ask questions and share your 2020 priorities. October 19, 2019, 1 – 4 pm […]
The long-awaited renovations for George Christopher Playground will start late September or early October. Please see the construction alert below that describes the project including what part of the park will be closed. Construction is estimated to last until October 2020. The DHCA thanks Supervisor Rafael Mandelman, former Supervisor Jeff Sheehy, and Senator Scott Wiener for their […]
The DHCA is delighted that all four candidates running for District Attorney on Nov. 5 will present at a community meeting on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2 – 4 pm at St. Aidan’s Church. Supervisor Rafael Mandelman will give an update on neighborhood issues. The DA candidates are Chesa Boudin, Leif Dautch, Suzy Loftus and Nancy Tung.
There seemed to be a lot of new faces at the meeting at the Rec Center on July 25. Maybe they wanted to hear and speak to Supervisor Mandelman, or find out the latest in the Kern alley saga, or broaden their vision of the future with the presentation on autonomous vehicles in San […]
It was organized mayhem on the ball field at the park Monday. Rec and Park’s Silver Tree and Pine Lake day camps squared off against each other in all manner of games. In the middle, some older folks got centered with Tai Chi. The release of energy could have powered the neighborhood for a week. […]