Upcoming Events:

Community Meetings:

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

SF Parks Trust and Neighborhood Parks Council explore partnership

Adapted from a message from Glenn Snyder, SFPT Board Chair, on the SFPT website:
San Francisco has two primary nonprofits striving to meet the increasing needs of park and recreation users: SF Parks Trust (SFPT) and Neighborhood Parks Council (NPC) are world-class, independent nonprofits that hold the enduring vision for parks, align community needs with accountable management by our government, and provide resources for parks through volunteerism and philanthropy. The decrease of public funding is leading to a decline in park conditions, creating greater urgency and demand for a nonprofit organization which can facilitate the collaboration between residents and city government to maintain and improve parks and offer recreational and cultural opportunities in them.

A vision has been building at both SFPT and NPC to create a unified organization that can ensure that volunteerism, civic engagement, advocacy, and philanthropy are coordinated and leveraged to achieve the best outcomes for our parks. They would like to build on the best and most effective programs and practices from both organizations, recognizing that a unified organization can eliminate duplication of efforts, be more efficient, and bring more resources to our parks. Right now SFPT and NPC are in discussions, exploring the possibilities for a new unified nonprofit parks organization. They welcome your feedback about the ideal park organization for San Francisco and will receive your comments on their web sites, by email, or by phone.
Click here to email SFPT your input, comments, or questions

Click here to RSVP for the event

Join San Francisco Parks Trust and The Neighborhood Parks Council to discuss the future of parks advocacy in San Francisco as we envision a new parks organization. An open, public meeting will be held April 14th, 6-8pm, at SPUR's Urban Center at 654 Mission St.
Download a "green paper" produced by SFPT and NPC on the potential new parks organization.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Although you can post anonymously, I encourage you to post as yourself or under a pseudonym in case other readers would like to respond to your comments. Thanks!