Tag Archives: Garfield Square Park

Mission residents await the screening of Zootopia at Garfield Square Park. Photo by Sonner Kehrt

SFPD Friday Night Out at Garfield Square Park

Some 120 people settled into the grass at Garfield Square Park. They sat in front of a large blank screen taped to the back of the park clubhouse and waited. They waited for the sun to go down, for the popcorn to arrive, for the projector to be ready. There was pizza while they waited. A dodgeball court was set...
Ariel, 7, tests the obstacle-detecting abilities of a robot built by Garfield Square's robotics students. Photo by Laura Wenus

Garfield Square, Once A Nightmare, Now Hosts Fun

Garfield Square on Sunday was alive with all sorts of wholesome, informative, constructive activities, of varying popularity with the kids brought to the park to enjoy them. But the fact that they were there at all, laughing and throwing tantrums, asking for stickers and getting face painted, marks the success of a years-long police program. “The bathrooms here used to...
Jene Rita Alviar, the executive director of Mission Education Projects, Inc., cuts the ribbon at the launch of Garfield Park's new youth book corner.

Garfield Park Has a New Book Corner for Kids

About 40 kids visited the Youth Community Center at Garfield Square Park on Tuesday for the grand opening of its new lending library, courtesy of the Mission police station. In the corner of a clubhouse room stood a couple of bookcases. Mission police station officers had found them in a city warehouse and stocked them with about 300 books for...
The SFPD sorting toys for today's event.

Real Snow In Garfield Square Park Today

Well, it’s been towed in by man. But still, “there will be real snow,” says Lieutenant Colleen Fatooh of SFPD’s Youth and Community Engagement Unit. The Winter Wonderland in the Park event, organized in collaboration between SFPD and the YMCA, promises some imported frozen fluff straight from the North Pole along with carolers, cocoa, games, and a toy give away for kids in need....
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A Teen Becomes a Casualty at 19

“My name is Cesar Bermudez, I was born and raised in San Francisco, Mission District.” Two years ago, a teenager introduced himself after several tries in front of a video camera. He was an intern for the Conscious Youth Media Crew, a San Francisco digital production studio, which was recording interviews for production practice. If you could go back in...
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Día de los Muertos Participants Reflect on Lives of Those Lost

Last night droves of people came out to celebrate Día de los Muertos, the holiday that honors those who have died and a Mission District staple since the 1970s. There was a festival of altars in Garfield Square in homage to loved ones and a procession that started on 22nd and Bryant streets, then proceeded down 24th to Mission Street...
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Campos Pushes for Parks Bond

At a town hall meeting at the Mission Recreation Center on Wednesday, District 9 Supervisor David Campos let a small, mostly graying crowd of 24 know that he has always voted to raise funds for parks and green spaces. The event was part of a series of ongoing town hall meetings on parks and open space across the city. At...
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Dádiva de Mochilas

Familias de todo San Francisco se reunieron en el parque Garfield el sábado pasado por la mañana para recibir mochilas gratis llenas de útiles escolares. El evento, presentado por Target, la oficina del alcalde de servicios del barrio (MONS, por sus siglas en inglés) y la oficina de Desarrollo Económico de la Misión (MEDA, tuvo música en vivo, clases de...
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Back-to-School Special: Backpack Giveaway This Saturday

Help your child start the school year in style…for free! The Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services, the Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA), Target and other partners will give away 2,150 backpacks full of school supplies to children this Saturday. The event includes a family barbecue, entertainment, yoga classes, sports activities and a resource fair with nonprofit organizations that provide services...
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Supervisores Colocan Renovaciones a Parques en Boleta Electoral de Noviembre

De momento, quedará en los votantes decidir si desean continuar con la actualización y remodelación de los parques de San Francisco. La Junta de Supervisores envió de manera unánime un bono que si se acepta le otorgará $195 millones para diversas mejoras a parques en la ciudad, con todo y renovaciones al parque y piscina en Garfield. El parque Garfield...
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Garfield Square Tendrá Una Nueva Piscina Si Se Aprueba el Bono

Si el bono para parques 2012 se aprueba en noviembre, los usuarios del Parque de la Plaza Garfield tendrán una nueva alberca. La tarde de lunes, el supervisor David Campos y el personal del departamento de parques y recreación dieron una perspectiva general sobre un bono propuesto de $185 millones de dólares ante un público de tres residentes y una...
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Garfield Square to Get New Pool if Parks Bond Passes

If the 2012 parks bond passes in November, Garfield Square Park users will get a new pool. On Monday evening, Supervisor David Campos and staff from the Recreation and Park Department gave an overview of the proposed $185 million bond issue to a very small crowd — three residents and one reporter. The $11 million proposed for Garfield Square Park...
Empty swings at Garfield Park. Photo by Justine Quart

Future of Garfield Park Is Up to the Community

A 13-year-old girl sat on the bleachers at Garfield Park watching her brother play soccer. She motioned to the groups of older men near the fence. “The grown men playing dice can be inappropriate.” She shrugged. “Sometimes they fight with each other.” In fact, few would disagree that gambling, litter, public nuisance complaints and drinking remain major problems at the...