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Women's World Cup LIVE at Civic Center Plaza!
Fresh off last summer's wildly popular World Cup soccer broadcasts at Civic Center Plaza, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department will again host free, family-friendly viewing parties featuring the best of this month's FIFA Women's World Cup matches.
Rec and Park will host live broadcasts of the quarterfinal matches on Saturday, July 9 (at 9 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. PST); the semifinals on Wednesday, July 13 (9 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. PST); and the final match on Saturday, July 17 (11:45 am. PST).
Each event day, participants will have the opportunity to enjoy the energy of a live crowd and watch the world's best women soccer players compete on a large, 13'x17' screen. Activities for kids, including mini-soccer games, giant inflatables and soccer skills challenges will be provided by Rec and Park and park partner America SCORES Bay Area. Gourmet food trucks from Off-the-Grid will also be on hand to feed the masses.
Log onto worldcupsf.com for more information.
See the City from On High
Kick off the Fourth of July weekend by zipping 680 feet across Justin Herman Plaza, 80 feet above the ground. Catch beautiful views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Bay Bridge and the city below.The zipline is a partnership between the Recreation and Park Department and Ziptrek Ecotours and follows the successful trial of the zipline last April. Ziptrek Ecotours runs ziplines in Whistler, Canada and Queenstown, New Zealand, and their Vancouverzipline was a feature attraction of the 2010 Winter Olympics.The zipline will run through the summer and costs $29.
Take a Hike on Newly Restored Corona Heights Trails
A series of newly restored trails at Corona Heights Park has just reopened, just in time for hikers to enjoy the Fourth of July weekend. The newly designed and restored trails allow visitors to have safer access to the top of Corona Heights where they can enjoy panoramic views of the city and beyond. The improvement project is one of several under the Trail Restoration Program funded by the Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond, which San Francisco voters overwhelmingly approved in 2008. (Photo by Fred Hsu)
Volunteer Open House on July 9
Volunteer Programs Open House
Saturday, July 9th 1pm-4pm
Eco-Center, Herons Head Park, end of Cargo Way
Join the SFRPD Volunteer Programs for an open house on Saturday, July 9th from 1pm-4pm at the Eco-Center at Heron's Head Park. You will have an opportunity to learn how to get more involved in our programs, fill out a suggestion survey and meet our team and other volunteers.
Tours will be provided of the Eco-Center, the first ever "off-the-grid facility" that was recently awarded a 2010 EPA Environmental Justice Award to Literacy for Environmental Justice and the Port Authority.
Light refreshments will be provided; please RSVP to email@example.com or call (415) 831-6329 for more information.
Employee Profile: Rocky Henley Keeps on Hitting
The San Francisco Examiner profiles one of the Recreation and Park Department's own, Rachelle "Rocky" Henley, a reflection of the wide range of backgrounds and experiences our staff members possess. Read the entire article here, and stay tuned for our own employee profiles in upcoming editions of this newsletter. (Photo from SF Examiner)
Save the Date! Play Day on the Green on August 3!
SF Rec and Park and the SF Parks Trust present a free event for the entire family, featuring games, carnival rides, arts and crafts, live entertainment, giant inflatables, kite flying and food for sale! To view the event flyer, click here.
Party for the Parks 2011!
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