Complete the Green Spaces Survey today!

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Do you care about parks and gardens in Potrero? Complete the Green Spaces Survey today!

Do you want our neighborhood parks and gardens better maintained and improved?

A group of volunteer leaders from the Dogpatch Neighborhood Association (DNA) and the Potrero Boosters have joined together with UP Urban, a non-profit, to form a Green Benefit District (GBD) in our neighborhood. As part of this process we’re surveying the community about neighborhood green spaces, how you use them, how you’d like to see them maintained and/or improved, and your willingness to fund maintenance and/or improvements. The Green Spaces Survey is an important opportunity to share your priorities and opinions. Your feedback will ultimately be incorporated into a draft Green Management Plan that reflects our neighborhood’s shared vision and goals for parks and green space in Potrero Hill and Dogpatch.


To learn more about GBDs and the formation process, visit

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April deal! UCSF Bakar Fitness & Recreation Center at Mission Bay

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Start spring right by experiencing a “hidden treasure” in our neighborhood! Join the community at UCSF Bakar Fitness & Recreation Center at Mission Bay.

Open to the General Public

April 15-30 – $0 Enrollment Fee
Save $50-150

A vibrant community where your wellness is a priority – Stop by for a tour
Senior 60+ discount available.

• Cardio, strength machines, free weights
• 70+ Group Fitness classes weekly
• 25-yard heated outdoor and indoor pool
• Outdoor climbing wall
• Squash & racquetball courts
• Basketball court
• Pilates studio
• Personal Training
• Recreational sports leagues
• Massage
• Sauna
• Locker rooms
• Towel service
• Free validated parking
• Access to Parnassus location included

Facility hours: Mon-Fri 5:30 am-10:00 pm, Sat-Sun 7:30 am-8:00 pm

For more info, contact Member Services today.
Mon-Fri 7:00 am-7:00 pm, Saturday 9:00 am-1:00 pm, 2:30-5:30 pm

UCSF Bakar Fitness & Recreation Center
1675 Owens Street (near 16th Street)

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Community-Building Group Meeting this Thursday April 4!




Dinner will be served at 6:00

Please join us at our next Rebuild Potrero Community Building Group Meeting on April 4th.

This meeting will be an exciting opportunity to learn more about the Rebuild Potrero Community Building Initiative and to launch the new Potrero Community Mural Project.  We will also get an update about the progress on our successful HUD South Potrero Choice Neighborhood Planning Grant and hear from a few of the Advisory Committee members that are helping to guide this significant effort.

I hope you can make it on April 4th from 6-8pm at the NABE.

Let me know if you have any questions, 

Emily Weinstein

Director, Community Development

Rebuild Potrero

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Neighborday is coming up! April 28, 2013 — How will you celebrate?

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Free drop-in fitness programs for the entire family!

The San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department’s Potrero Hill Recreation Center is proud to present FREE Yoga and Pilate’s classes for adults; family Zumba for all ages; and Low-Impact Aerobics for seniors ages 55 & over. 

Programs are offered March 2013 through May 2014 during the following six sessions:


  • March 25 to May 17
  • June 3 to July 26
  • August 12 to October 4
  • October 21 to December 13


  • January 6 to February 28
  • March 17 to May 9


  • Tuesdays:           Senior Aerobics, 11:30am – 12:30pm
  • Wednesdays:     Adult Pilates  9:15 – 10:15am & Adult Yoga, 12 -1pm
  • Thursdays:         Adult Yoga, 6:30 – 7:30pm
  • Fridays:              Adult Pilates, 9:15 – 10:15am
  • Saturdays:          Family Zumba, 10:00 – 11:00am
No pre-registration required.  Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of class to sign-in and reserve your spot.  Space is limited.
For more Information:
Potrero Hill Recreation Center
801 Arkansas Street @ Madera
Margaret Perea, Recreation Coordinator
Sports & Athletics
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Potrero Streetscape Improvements Community Meeting: Tuesday, March 26

What: Potrero Streetscape Improvements Community Meeting

When: Tuesday, March 26th, 6:30pm

Where: SF General Hospital, 1001 Potrero Avenue, 2nd Floor Cafeteria

Who: Public is welcome! Hosted by: DPW, SF Planning, SFMTA, SF General Hospital Rebuild

The Department of Public Works, SF Planning, SFMTA, and SF General Hospital Rebuild are hosting an informational session to discuss the future design of streetscape improvements to Potrero Avenue, 21st to 25th Streets. The public is invited to join.

This project will bring a revitalizing facelift to the public space adjacent to the SF General Hospital with pedestrian safety improvements, wider sidewalks, new landscaping and new sidewalk amenities. (Construction of the new hospital, as well as the Potrero Avenue Streetscape is scheduled for completion in 2015.)

There will be a brief presentation of the timeline and design options, and then the City would like to hear your thoughts on ways to improve this important corridor. The project is funded by the 2011 Road Repaving & Street Safety Bond.


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December community-building group dinner and meeting



Dinner will be served at 6:00

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Rebuild Potrero has a lot to be thankful for this year, and we would like to celebrate with you at our next Community Building Group Meeting on December 6th.

Join us for a soul food dinner at 6:00 followed by a recap of the year’s progress and a discussion of the exciting initiatives that will be launched in 2013. We will also talk about the impact of our successful application for the Choice Neighborhood Planning Grant and nominate community stakeholders that can help guide the planning process over the next two years by participating in the South Potrero Choice Neighborhood Advisory Committee.

I hope you can make the Community Building Group Meeting on December 6 from 6-8 at the NABE to discuss this further and share your ideas.

Let me know if you have any questions,

Emily Weinstein
Rebuild Potrero
Community Builder


What’s the latest with the Rebuild Potrero project?

Want to stay informed?

 We have launched an updated Rebuild Potrero website.  For information about the initiative or to see documents from past meetings, visit


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