President’s Message


If you’ve been to the Park lately I’m sure that you’ve seen the Public Utility Commission’s water-saving campaign signs advocating that “Brown is the New Green”.  In this time of drought, we all must do what we can to conserve water and Duboce Park is no different.

As I strolled through the Park this past weekend, there were a steady stream of kids playing, dogs romping, and people just hanging out.  As summer approaches, I’m sure there will continue to be a steady stream of park visitors…all the more reason to remember how important it is to keep the Park looking its best during this long dry spell.

Friends of Duboce Park will continue to hold volunteer days the second Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and I encourage everyone to come out for a few hours to help make the “New Brown” a little more “Green”.  In April, we had a huge turn-out for a family-friendly volunteer day and we will continue to look for ways to make volunteering in the Park a fun and rewarding experience.

We’re still planning to have our annual Movie Night in the Park on Saturday, July 25 in the upper lawn area of the Park….which without any rain is probably going to be more aptly referred to as the “upper brown patch”.  But we’ll make the best of it and I’m looking forward to another wonderful community event.  In keeping with our goal to make our events a little more green, we’ll have a much improved waste management system to keep the Park looking its best after the Movie Night.

And don’t forget about the Annual Tag Sale in the Park in September.  It’s never too early to start setting aside donations for the Tag Sale.  The Tag Sale is the primary fundraiser for Friends of Duboce Park….the proceeds of which go towards our annual Movie Night and purchasing items like the new Bulletin Board (which will be arriving soon) and the new tree near the Scott Street Labyrinth.

If you have any ideas for small improvements in the Park, we’d love to hear about them.  You can e-mail me at with any suggestions or ideas for small improvements.  I hope to hear from you.

See you in the Park!

Doug Woo
Friends of Duboce Park