Category Archive: Parks and Recreation

Apr 21

Earth Day Celebration Saturday: Plant Sale, Portola Green Planning & Ice Cream!

This Saturday, April 22nd, is Earth Day and to celebrate there will be a celebration at Burrows Pocket Park tomorrow (San Bruno Ave & Burrows Street). The event is being co-sponsored by community volunteers from the Portola Neighborhood Association Portola Urban Greening and Goettingen Neighbors Group. This will be a great opportunity to learn more …

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Apr 19

Saddle Up Portola: Horseback Riding Comes to McLaren Park For A Limited Time

If you haven’t heard or seen for yourself already, horseback riding has returned to McLaren Park for a limited time. The San Francisco Rec & Parks. Department is trying out an exciting two month pilot program to gauge public interest and support for the idea. Currently there are 10 horses stabled at the once abandoned …

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Apr 12

Take A Tax Break: Canoeing & Community Hike This Saturday in McLaren

April 15th maybe one of the most dreaded days of the year.  But thankfully, with the tax deadline extended to the 18th this year, all of us procrastinators are getting an extension.  So, instead of digging though receipts and 1099 forms this Saturday, we suggest heading out to the park to join in on one of …

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Mar 20

Yosemite Creek Daylight Plans To Be Revealed At Thursday Meeting

It’s been a long time coming but we will finally get to see the plans for the daylighting of the Upper Yosemite Creek.  On Thursday night (3/23) representatives from the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (P.U.C.) will present the plans at a community meeting.  Here are the meeting details: What:  Upper Yosemite Creek Daylighting Final Concept …

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Apr 13

PortolART: Support the Goettingen Cascades Stairway Transformation

Many of us are familiar with the 16th Avenue Tile Stair project but now it’s Portola’s turn to create something unique with our stairway.  A group of neighbors called the Goettingen Neighborhood Group, or G.N.G. for short, is currently fundraising to bring their creation to life. When complete, the idea is to create an art …

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Permanent link to this article: http://portolaplanet.com/2016/04/portolart-goettigen-cascades-a-new-art-project-coming-to-the-portola/

Nov 25

McLaren Park’s Promenade Breaks Ground

As JFK Drive is to Golden Gate Park, Mansell Street will soon be to McLaren Park.  On Monday, the city broke ground on the Mansell Corridor Improvements Project, which will transform the Parkway into a pedestrian and bike friendly promenade through the center of the park.  This fantastic but long overdue project seems to signal …

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Aug 27

Free concert in McLaren Park – Flavor of the South Side

This Saturday we once again see yet another free concert hosted in McLaren Park! Saturday in the Park – McLaren features free, family-friendly performances that showcase local talent.  Each concert has different themes to cover a wide range of interests and musical tastes.  Flavor of the South Side is a day dedicated to bluegrass, classic rock, folk …

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Aug 26

Coyote pupping season begins, be wary in McLaren Park

Janet Kessler, aka the Coyote Lady, has been in touch to ask us to inform our readers about the coyote pupping season which has just begun. She shares the information below and for those of us that spend any time in McLaren Park, please take the time to watch the video and respect the coyotes …

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