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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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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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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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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

board members

Elisabeth Eisner

Secretary
Business Attorney

ann dynes

Chairperson
Retired Corporate Attorney with extensive volunteer experience in non-profits

Marcella Bothwell, MD, MBA

Treasurer
Retired UCSD Surgeon 

Katherine Johnson

Presidio Public Affairs Group

Jim Neri, ASLA

Neri Landscape Architecture

Bill Anderson

AECOM

Michel Anderson

Michel Anderson and Associates

Vicki Granowitz,
MSW, LCSW

Retired Social Worker, City of San Diego Planning Commissioner

City of San Diego Liaisons

Herman Parker

Director City of San Diego Parks and Recreation Department

Andy Field

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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PO Box1576
La Jolla, CA 92037