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About the Project

 

The Shared Schoolyard Project is a partnership between the City of San Francisco, the San Francisco Unified School District, and San Francisco’s neighborhoods and communities that envisions and provides a place for children and families to play and gather within walking distance of every child in San Francisco. Through this unique joint partnership, the City and the School District are able to open schoolyards to the public across the city, with at least one in each of San Francisco’s 11 Supervisorial Districts.

The Shared Schoolyard Project was revamped under the leadership of District 2 Supervisor Mark Farrell, who has led the fundraising efforts for the project, Mayor Ed Lee, Interim Superintendent Myong Leigh, the San Francisco Unified School District, San Francisco’s Recreation and Parks Department, San Francisco’s Department of Public Works, San Francisco Police Department, and 311 to increase more open space for our children and families to play and gather.

Currently, over 40 public schools citywide are enrolled in the Shared Schoolyard Project. The Shared Schoolyard Project is working to enroll all of San Francisco’s public schools so that every child and family in San Francisco can have a clean and safe place to play and gather on the weekends.

Enrolling your school in the Shared Schoolyard Project provides so much more than just an open schoolyard for a place to build community.

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Our Mission

The Shared Schoolyard Project’s mission is to create more accessible and safe spaces for our children and families to gather and play throughout the City of San Francisco. The Shared Schoolyard Project will encompass every supervisorial district and will succeed through collaborative partnerships with the City of San Francisco, the San Francisco Unified School District, Neighborhoods and Communities, the San Francisco PTA, Corporate Sponsors, and other Non-Governmental and Community Based Organizations. We envision providing a place to play within walking distance of every child in San Francisco.

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    Community Celebrates Opening of Schoolyard at Paul Revere Elementary School

    On Saturday, November 4th, the early morning damp weather did not stop the Bernal Heights community from celebrating the opening of Paul Revere Elementary's schoolyard. The sun rays eventually hit the schoolyard just in time for a fabulous time! Paul Revere's great yard will be available for the whole neighborhood to use every weekend from here on out.

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    The opening celebration featured friends and families enjoying our mouth watering tacos while the kids participated in various pastimes such as spin art from STEMful, tag from Playworks, making your own flower crowns with Education Outside, and many other activities held by the organizations that collaborated with us for this event!

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    This celebration also saw many of our favorite partners including but not limited to SF Youth Soccer and Tenacious Tennis Academy who set up nets and brought rackets so that the kids could polish their tennis skills or dace off with each other with soccer balls.

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    The Paul Revere PTA also treated attendees with cookie decorating, balloon animals, and face painting! Paul Revere Elementary Principal, Lee Bryan, spoke during the speaker program along with Supervisor Mark Farrell.

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    Paul Revere Elementary School will be open on the weekends from now on between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The schoolyard will be opened by the San Francisco Recreation and Parks department and cleaned by the San Francisco Department of Public Works. For any questions or more information about the San Francisco Shared Schoolyard Project, please contact Amy Randel at randela@sfusd.edu or by phone at (415)308-6596.

     

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    Spooky Halloween Festival at Glen Park Elementary

    Halloween was more than trick-or-treating and pumpkin carving for the residents of the Glen Park neighborhood this fall as the Halloween Festival hosted by the San Francisco Shared Schoolyard Project served a fun, holiday-themed community event that provided educational and neighborhood-building opportunities.   

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    Over 200 attendees scattered the yard to partake in activities ranging from face-painting, cooking lessons, to soccer. Tenacious Tennis set up the nets for everyone to enjoy a game of tennis. Mission YMCA provided the little ones with an opportunity to create their perfect version of "slime!" Tutu School of West Portal and Girls Scouts both registered young girls for their respective organizations. City College of San Francisco tabled and informed neighbors that City College is now free for San Francisco residents. The SFFD brought out their fire truck for everyone to explore!

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    The large crowd of teachers, parents, children, and neighbors gathered as Glen Park teacher Lia McLoughlin lead off  the speaking program. She thanked everyone for coming out and celebrating Halloween at Glen Park. She was followed by Supervisor Mark Farrell, who has spearheaded the Shared Schoolyard Project since 2012, and Supervisor Jeff Sheehy, who also thanked neighbors and community members for coming out.

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    Glen Park Elementary School is open on the weekends between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The schoolyard will be opened by the San Francisco Recreation and Parks department and cleaned by the San Francisco Department of Public Works. For any questions or more information about the San Francisco Shared Schoolyard Project, please contact Amy Randel at randela@sfusd.edu or by phone at (415)308-6596. 

     

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