May News: Member Party, Vote Yes on 68 & Biggest Plant Sale of the Year!

Member Party, Vote Yes on 68 & Biggest Plant Sale of the Year

Member Party in the Garden this Sunday!


Get outside with the Parks Alliance on Sunday, May 6th to celebrate our first Member Party at Garden for the Environment! Enjoy pizza from the garden’s wood-fired oven, beverages, and live music with fellow park lovers at this wonderful space.

Special thanks to our event partners, Garden for the Environment and Fort Point Beer!

This event is free to all members. If you’re not a member, you can sign up at the event check out. 

RSVP here.

Date: Sunday, May 6
Time: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: Garden For the Environment, 1590 7th Ave.

Vote Yes on Prop 68


The Parks Alliance proudly supports Yes on 68! This June California will vote on a state bond to upgrade parks and make sure the state’s water supply is clean. This includes $1 billion for local and state parks, with $725 million going to local parks in the highest need neighborhoods.

It has been 15 years since California has passed a bond to provide funds for parks, water, and natural areas. Vote yes to ensure every child in California has safe and accessible places to play. It’s a no-brainer!

Find more info on #YesOn68 at

Annual Plant Sale at SF Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park!


The Bay Area’s largest plant sale is coming back to San Francisco for its 51st year in operation this Saturday, May 5. With over 20,000 plants for sale including 2,500 different species, the Botanical Garden’s Annual Sale boasts the largest selection of plants available for purchase to the public.

This sale has it all—succulents, edibles, native plants, alpines, rhododendrons, ferns, perennials, houseplants, shrubs, trees, and more. In addition to plants, peruse the largest sale of used gardening books in Northern California!

Entrance is free! Find more info here.

Date: Saturday, May 5
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: San Francisco Botanical Garden, 1199 9th Ave.


The Temescal String Quartert returns in concert! Music will include Beethoven Opus 18 #1, Stravinsky 3 pieces, Brahms #3, and possibly a surprise.This will be a wonderful way to start the weekend, and admission is free!

Concert co-sponsored by the Friends of Sunnyside Conservatory and the SF Recreation and Park Department.

Find more information here.

Date: Friday, May 11
Time: 6;45 p.m
Location: Sunnyside Conservatory, 236 Monterey Blvd.

Note from Drew

The Parks Alliance launched its first annual Partner Conference on April 14th at the City Club of San Francisco, bringing together 96 representatives from our fiscally sponsored Partners and community members from across the city. This was an awesome gathering to connect and share information with San Francisco’s community leaders who are making a huge difference in our parks, open spaces, community gardens and plazas. We’re excited for next year and look forward to your input on future panels, speakers and themes!


Drew Becher
Chief Executive Officer

1663 Mission St. Suite 320, San Francisco CA, 94103 | Tel: 415.621.3260
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