REC AND PARK MORE POPULAR THAN STEPH CURRY
The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department has a 70% favorability rating based on poll results released on March 1. This rating tops the popularity of the Golden State Warriors’ Steph Curry and ranks the Department well above celebrities Katy Perry and George Clooney.
“I’m thrilled to say that we are more popular than baseball and napping on Thanksgiving. While it hurts, we can see why Meryl Streep’s favorability beat us by 2 points,” said Phil Ginsburg, SF Rec and Park General Manager. “I am proud of our staff for the great work that led to this ranking; I’ll remind them to keep up the good work if we are going to catch up to ice cream and apple pie.”
Among all city services voted on, Rec and Park received the highest favorability according to the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce’s Dignity Health CityBeat Voter Poll, announced at the Chamber’s 167th annual breakfast meeting on March 1. CityBeat Breakfast brings together 1,000 of the Bay Area’s top business and civic leaders to apply fresh thinking to today’s greatest economic, political, environmental and humanitarian challenges.
Another recent report, the Citywide Benchmarking Report, issued by the Office of the Controller on February 16, states that San Francisco spent $213 per resident on recreation and parks compared to an average of $151 in other cities. The reports also state that San Francisco residents spent more time in open spaces, with 33 visits annually, more than double the 14-per capita average.
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Annual Membership dues for a Supporting Member are $25 per person and entitle you to voting privileges and participation in the governance of the organization. Your dues help cover the few costs we have, such as our website, newsletter, movie nights, and insurance.
Your tax deductible membership is gratefully accepted and should be sent to Friends of Duboce Park, 79 Scott Street, San Francisco, CA 94117. Friends of Duboce Park are a 501(c)(3) organization. General Membership is still available at no cost but does not carry any voting privileges. Another way to show your support is by getting involved. If you are interested, please contact President Doug Woo at email@example.com.
Our Mission Statement includes the following: “to organize and represent the collective interests regarding Duboce Park; to beautify and promote safety within Duboce Park; and, to initiate and/or support beneficial neighborhood projects on behalf of Duboce Park.”
Saturday, March 11, 10 a.m.-noon. Friends of Duboce Park Volunteer Day. Contact Rose at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-255-8370.
Saturday, March 18, 10 a.m. Summer Day Camp Registration Opens. Saturday, March 4, 10 a.m. Spring 2017 Class Registration Begins. Visit sfrecpark.org/register.
Saturday, April 8, 10 a.m.-noon. Friends of Duboce Park Volunteer Day. Contact Rose at email@example.com or 415-255-8370.
Monday, April 10 7-9 p.m. Duboce Triangle Neighborhood Association General Meeting. Gazebo on CPMC Davies Campus. Visit dtna.org.