Recently, a spate of findings and ratings has been released by the San Francisco Controller’s Office and the Trust for Public Land, measuring the performance of city departments and quality of life issues. SF Controller’s Office 2019 City Survey Report This month, the Controller’s Office came out with its biennial (2019) City Survey Report […]
Glen Canyon Park
The Recreation and Parks Department has said it will close the Glen Park Ball Fields from June 3 to July 8, 2019, for turf renovation. Look for posted signs on site as well as information from the department’s social media platforms.
Calling all trail fans! Do you love hiking trails in San Francisco? Want to be part of the team that builds and maintains your favorite trails in the city? The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department’s Urban Trails Program invites you to join us in a kick-off volunteer work party, where you will gain valuable […]
The missing great horned owls have returned! A eucalyptus tree only yards from the Recreation Center has once again become a wooded refuge to a great horned owl family. Their return comes three years after Glen Canyon’s resident owls disappeared. On March 16, 2016 a distant relative was found dead on a trail just west […]
Photos: Christopher Campbell Islais Creek is the second longest creek running through San Francisco. Because of drought, it has recently trickled rather than raced. The creek is also inhibited because along its banks invasive Cape ivy and Himalayan blackberry mitigate its flow. Consequently, any dash through Glen Canyon Park on the waterway’s journey to […]
Christopher Campbell pulls weeds and paints willows. An early member of San Francisco’s Recreation and Parks Natural Resources Division, Campbell, 55, has been familiar with Glen Canyon for 20 years, removing geriatric eucalyptus and colonizing Himalayan blackberry and replacing them with habitat-friendly dogwood, elderberry and sticky monkey flower. And for the last six years, influenced […]
(from SF Rec and Park Department) Join us and Healthy Parks, Healthy People (HPHP) as we kick off the new year in a brand new location at Glen Park on Saturday, January 12 from 10 a.m. to noon! Meet us at Elk and Chenery streets as we explore this unique geological and biological destination that […]
From SF Rec and Park eNews: Drop-in rock climbing is back at the Glen Canyon Recreation Center rock wall from now until March! We have hour-long sessions that will go from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays and 10 a.m. to noon/1:30 to 4:30 p.m.on Saturdays! Limit six climbers […]
Richard Craib raised his family on Turquoise Way, his backyard abutting the upper reaches of Glen Canyon. This summer he oversaw a family of white-breasted nuthatches at the house he built and has lived in since 1962. Craib recently sat in his living room, which overlooks a mini-forest of pines, cypresses and redwoods. A barn […]
Starting this week, parents, nannies, and other caretakers may bring children (infants through 4 year olds) to play indoors at the Glen Park Recreation Center on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:30 am to 12:00 noon.