Category Archive: Parks and Recreation

Nov 21

Second Upper Yosemite Creek Daylighting public meeting

A few weeks ago we reported on the Upper Yosemite Creek Daylighting project. Well we’ve just found out about the second public outreach meeting that will take place in a few weeks. Join the SFPUC to view design concepts based on your initial input for the periphery of McLaren Park. Provide feedback on proposed alternatives, learn more about green …

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Nov 19

The Incredible San Francisco Artists’ Soapbox Derby

McLaren Park is an awesome place. But it’s awesomeness just increased significantly after the Planet watched the video below. In 1975, San Francisco artists built cars for a soap box derby in McLaren Park. They were given money ($250, probably around $1000 by today’s standards) to build their artistic creations which included one car featuring …

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Nov 18

Palega Recreation Center Opening a Success!

Well we had an absolute blast at the park this weekend. There was a massive turn out and lots of activities and the park has been busy over the weekend since. Thanks to everyone who turned up and also those who worked very hard to put on the events for the opening ceremony.  

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Nov 18

Youth Tennis Advantage Scholar Athlete Program

In the southwest corner of the Portola (intersection of Mansell and University) there are three sets of tennis courts in McLaren Park.  There you will find adults engaged in competitive tennis matches, older Chinese people practicing Tai Chi, and even people training their dogs.  But on Monday through Friday from 4-6 pm (or 3:30 until …

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Nov 05

Palega Recreation Center Opening Ceremony Update

Two weeks left! Saturday 16th November and we will finally have our wonderful park and recreation center back in the hands of our local citizens. The Portola Planet HQ was host this weekend to a meeting of the Parks and Rec public relations team, the staff people who will be running the new center, the Portola …

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Oct 21

Palega Recreation Center Re-opening Ceremony on the 16th November

Finally, after a few months of delays, the Palega Recreation Center is soon to reopen. The date has been set for Saturday the 16th November between 11am and 1pm. There is a committee from the neighborhood setting up an opening ceremony, and as soon as we know more, we will update here on the Portola …

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Oct 17

Kids Rock Bands hit McLaren Park this Saturday

Phew, it seems like every weekend in McLaren Park there is something great going on. This Saturday is the continuation of the free music events taking place at the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater. This time round it’s the kids playing. Several young bands from around San Francisco will put on a two hour show of classic …

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Oct 17

New playground in McLaren Park

Last weekend saw the opening of the newly refurbished playground at the convergence of Burrows and Peru. It’s a fantastic new space, with all the modern traits of playgrounds today. Super bouncy and safe flooring, a great mix of climbing structures, swings and spinny things that make most adults violently ill but somehow 5 year …

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