This past Saturday, September 9th, turned out to be a beautiful day at John Muir Elementary School for our last schoolyard opening event of the summer! Families and friends from the neighborhood came out to celebrate the opening of the new open space available for public use on the weekends. Attendees, community leaders, local organizations, and San Francisco District 5 Supervisor London Breed enjoyed our delicious tacos.
This event featured a wide array partners and the kids were treated to a diverse option of activities. The Tenacious Tennis Academy set up nets and provided racquets and balls for the kids to be able to enjoy a nice game of tennis while the Safe Routes to School partnership provided coloring options for many of the kids who had a taste for art. Saturday also featured some of our other past partners including but not limited to Hi Five Sports, City College of San Francisco, the Edgewood Center for Children and Families, and the YMCA. A special thanks goes to two of our new partners: Walk SF and the Urban Ed Academy!
It wouldn't be a San Francisco Shared Schoolyard Project event if it didn't consist of an appearance from Supervisor Mark Farrell. Supervisor Farrell, Supervisor Breed, John Muir Principal Mansager, and many kids gathered to cut the red ribbon during ribbon cutting ceremony marking the official opening of the schoolyard for public use on the weekends.
John Muir 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (415)308-6596.