Parkside Neighbors Celebrate New Playground

Smiles were abundant at Dianne Feinstein Elementary School on Saturday, April 30th, as neighbors and friends gathered to celebrate the grand opening of the schoolyard as a community playground on the weekends. The exciting activities provided by our various event partners had everyone buzzing -- parents cheered on their kids as soccer goals were scored left and right, children rolled up their sleeves for some arts and crafts, and neighbors got a chance to learn about the history of San Francisco's western neighborhoods.

Soccer with SF Youth Soccer

A large number of community partners participated at the event, including the SF Fire Department, Parkside Branch Library, Western Neighborhoods Project, Education Outside, Little Artistas, GLO, San Francisco Youth Soccer, San Francisco Bike Coalition, and SF Tots.

Shared Schoolyard Executive Director Michael Carr, Supervisor Katy Tang, Assessor-Recorder Carmen Chu, and School Board Vice President Shamann Walton, all expressed their support for the Shared Schoolyard Project before participating in a ribbon cutting ceremony so large, the camera couldn't capture all the participants.

Ribbon cutting ceremony

The schoolyard at Dianne Feinstein Elementary School is open to the public on weekends between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm. The schoolyard will be opened by the San Francisco Parks and Recreation Department and cleaned by the San Francisco Department of Public Works. For any questions or specific information about the Shared Schoolyard Project, please contact Chris Sally at chris@sfsharedschoolyard.org. 

Mayor Edwin M. Lee Supervisor Mark Farrell SF Parks Alliance SFUSD SF 311 SFPD SF DPW SF Recreation and Parks