Apr 5, 2017

Mar 23, 2017

Report from March workday

Amidst our historically rainy winter, we were able to enjoy a community workday at the Panhandle Park on a sunny Saturday morning.

Regular volunteers were joined by families from the San Francisco Day School, making a large group who were able to cover all the territory near the center of the Panhandle that we have spent much effort on taking care of: the rain garden, the mound of native perennials, and the plantings surrounding the playground.

Feb 15, 2017

Report from February workday

Again this month we were fortunate to have sunny skies for the Panhandle Community Workday on Saturday, February 11. Volunteers fanned out across the planted beds and lawns near the playground and basketball court to rake, pick up fallen eucalyptus bark and branches, and pull weeds.

This month the families from San Francisco Day School joined the workday, boosting our overall numbers and bringing out staff from RPD's youth education program. 

RPD staff were happy to have our help, because the ongoing rainy weather has increased the maintenance burden across the entire park system. The pathways through the Panhandle have remained clear of leaves and branches because staff have been out using blowers and removing leaves and branches on a routine basis. 

Jan 17, 2017

Report from Jan 14 workday

Thanks to all the community members who showed up for the first community workday of the year in the Panhandle Park. 

Our efforts focused around some of our planted areas near Ashbury, as well as the open grassy area next to the basketball courts. After the wet and windy storms, a mountain of leaves and bark was shed by the eucalyptus trees in the area and needed to be raked and removed. We also planted several new plants provided courtesy of the Rec and Park department. 

Winter aspect of the red-stemmed dogwood

One small tree was toppled recently (near Lyon @ Oak)

McKinley Monument greets 2017

Jan 11, 2017

Sat Jan 14: first community workday of 2017

Panhandle Community Workday
All are welcome/no registration or RSVP required
Saturday, January 14, 2017
9 am - 12 noon
Meet next to the Bulletin Board (Near Oak @ Ashbury) 
Tools and Gloves are provided but feel free to bring your own gloves (especially if you have kid-size hands) 

As always, the Panhandle Community Workday is staffed by the SF Rec and Park Department and supported and promoted by members of the community as a project of the North of Panhandle Neighborhood Association.