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our mission

The San Diego Parks Foundation strives to connect all San Diegans to high-quality parks through philanthropic and volunteer contributions to the City of San Diego Parks and Recreation Department, and to support the City’s mission to build a world-class inclusive park system that strengthens communities and provides equitable access to recreational opportunities.

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"Parks and playgrounds are the soul of a city."

Marty Rubin

volunteer

Every year, hundreds of volunteers come to our city's parks, recreation centers and offices to give back to the community with their incredibly talented abilities.

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donation

San Diego Parks Foundation supports more than 400 community parks spanning every neighborhood in the city. We are guided by a commitment to service and collaboration, dedicated to earning trust in the neighborhoods where we work, and fueled by a culture of gratitude.

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Projects

Promote our mission to build a world-class inclusive park system that strengthens communities and provides equitable access to recreational opportunities across the City of San Diego                                                         

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board members

Michel anderson

board member

bill anderson

founding board member

Marcella Bothwell MD, MBA, FAAP

Treasurer and Founding Board Member

Darlene Gould Davies

Faculty Emerita, SDSU

Ann Parode Dynes

Founding Board Member

Elisabeth Eisner Forbes

Secretary and Founding Board Member

Vicki Granowitz MSW, LCSW Retired

Founding Board Member

Katherine Johnson

Board Member

Ken Malbrough

Board Member

Jim Neri

Grants and Founding Board Member

Martha Phillips

Development Chair, Founding Board Member

Imani T. Robinson

Community Member

Alysson Satterlund

board member

Barry J. Schultz

Board Member

Herman D. Parker

Board of Directors

City of San Diego Liaisons

Andy field

Deputy Director City of San Diego Parks and Recreation Department

shelly stowell

Interim Deputy Director City of San Diego Parks and Recreation Department

Did you know?

42,097 acres of developed & undeveloped park land, joint use & open space
more than 672,847 volunteer hours were given by the community in 2018
13 miles of oceanfront shoreline
9,208 acres of regional, community, neighborhood, mini and joint use parks
Ways We Work

WORK PROCESS

Research

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PLANNING

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San Diego Recreation

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