Playfield News
NEWS ARTICLES
Judge clears way for Beach Chalet Athletic Fields
San Francisco Chronicle, December 4, 2013
Dismissed suit clears way for Beach Chalet turf plan
San Francisco Examiner, December 5, 2013
Beach Chalet Soccer Fields Can Roll Out Turf
San Francisco Examiner, May 9, 2013
SF soccer field project wins panel's OK
San Francisco Chronicle, May 9, 2013
Soccer Isn't Coastal Commission's Field
SF Chronicle, May 9, 2013
Golden Gate Park needs good soccer fields
SF Chronicle, May 3, 2013
Soccer turf foes sling mud at board meeting
San Francisco Examiner, July 18, 2012
Board rejects appeal of Beach Chalet soccer fields
San Francisco Examiner, July 11, 2012
Panels back synthetic Beach Chalet soccer fields
San Francisco Chronicle, May 25, 2012
Beach Chalet Soccer Fields need revamp to extend playing time
San Francisco Examiner Op/Ed, May 24, 2012
Synthetic turf on its way to Minnie and Lovie Recreation Center
San Francisco Examiner, February 1, 2011.
Checking in on the Beach Chalet field renovations
Article by The Richmond District of San Francisco blog. January 3, 2011.
Artificial turf study: Abrasions only health risk
San Francisco Chronicle reports on study conducted by state environmental officials for the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery. December 29, 2010.
Beach Chalet Fields Need Changes to Keep Playing Environment Safe
Special to The Examiner by Phil Ginsburg and Susan Hirsch. April 15, 2010.
Keep San Francisco Parks Safe by Using Them
Op-Ed article by Phil Ginsburg, General Manager, SF Recreation and Parks. SFGate.com. August 27, 2010
Parks are our Backyard
Op-Ed article by Jared Blumenfield, Interim General Manager, SF Recreation and Parks Department, San Francisco Chronicle (Nov. 13, 2008)
Right decisions, right reasons
by Ken Garcia — The Examiner, September 19, 2008 (258k PDF document)
Community-City Partnership Brings New Life to Old Soccer Fields
News from Deloris Roach at the Soccer California website from May 2008.
Best of San Francisco - Future Classic
San Francisco Magazine, July 2007
Turf's Up
Debbie Cohen, Benefit Magazine, May/Jun 2007 (1.95mb PDF document)
Revamped Athletic Fields A Hit
Heather Knight, San Francisco Chronicle, October 12, 2006 (240k PDF document)
Renovated field in the Mission to open
Melanie Carroll, San Francisco Examiner, October 9, 2006 (124k PDF document).
Nonprofit to help The City re-turf two playing fields
Sajid Farooq, San Francisco Examiner, August 3, 2006 (156k PDF document).
Why Even A Free Gift Becomes Complicated in San Francisco
Ken Garcia, SF Examiner, March 9, 2006 (77k PDF document).
Two City Parks To Get New Artificial Turf
Becky Bowman, SF Chronicle, February 16, 2006 (400k PDF document).
PRESS RELEASES
Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against the Beach Chalet Athletic Fields Renovation in Golden Gate Park
“After considering the evidence, arguments and applicable law, the court DENIES the petition for writ of mandate and DISMISSES the Complaint in entirety,” Judge Jackson stated in her decision. December 4, 2013
Construction Set to Begin on $7 million Field Renovation at Minnie & Lovie Ward Recreation Center
Neighborhood kids, park advocates, Rec/Park staff and City Fields gathered for the groundbreaking of the Minnie & Lovie Recreation Center athletic field renovation. October 11, 2013
Mission Playground Renovation is Getting Started!
Park neighbors, supporters and city officials break ground on a new clubhouse, synthetic turf soccer field and water garden! May 9, 2011.
Synthetic Turf Renovation Proposed for Minnie & Lovie Rec Center Athletic Field
Playfields Initiative partnership to replace worn-down field left out of earlier recreation center renovation. January 31, 2011.
Polo Fields Undergoing Major Renovation
Weather delays mid-March reopening; youth soccer games preserved. February 23, 2011.
Rec and Park Receives $25K Grant for Lights at Mission Playground
U.S. Soccer Foundation Award will help increase play at popular park site. January 18, 2011.
Field Sharing Program Extended
Partnership between Rec and Park and SFUSD benefits all. May 21, 2010.
Having a Ball at Kimbell Athletic Field
New Western Additional multi-sport field provides 3,580 more hours of play a year. September 18, 2010.