On Saturday, January 28th, families and community members of the Ocean View neighborhood gathered at Sheridan Elementary School to celebrate the grand opening of the schoolyard on the weekends. It may have been a little windy outside but this did not stop the children and parents from having fun and making use of the newly accessible open space in the neighborhood.
A medley of organizations attended this event to table and provide activities of all sorts for the kids, as well as inform the parents on the amazing work they do for their communities. The Tenacious Tennis Academy set up nets and provided racquets and balls for everyone to enjoy. SF Youth Soccer was also present, with small goals and soccer balls for the children to enjoy. If the kids were not in the mood for sports then Education Outside was present to help with arts and crafts in the school garden. Members of the San Francisco Police Department stopped by to hand out stickers and even allowed the kids to turn on the police siren. Amongst other things the school yard's jungle gym was very popular with the children as the parents watched and enjoyed the event's free tacos and refreshments.
Once again, Supervisor Mark Farrell made an appearance to thank all of the community partners for supporting their local neighborhoods and the San Francisco Shared Schoolyard Project.
The Sheridan Elementary Schoolyard 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 Chris Sally at firstname.lastname@example.org.