Who We Are
A group of neighbors and interested citizens banded together in 2005 to form Friends of the Noe Valley Recreation Center (FNVRC) to foster community involvement and enable communication between the San Francisco Department of Recreation and Parks and you! Upper Noe Rec Center belongs to the entire neighborhood, so we’ve called ourselves friends of the “Noe Valley Recreation Center” to be inclusive.
The group has a small Stewardship Committee with a number of volunteers organized around a specific areas of interest. We are a registered 501(c)3 non-profit group with San Francisco Parks Alliance as our fiscal sponsor. Donations to the Friends of Noe Valley Rec Center are both a tax deduction and a great way to keep your park a great place to be.
What We Do
FNVRC facilitates community outreach and fundraising events as well a ensures that there is a link between the community and the staff of the San Francisco Rec and Parks Department.
Our goals are to:
- Connect community members with their park . Increase community involvement in the park through newsletters, events and volunteer opportunities; build an online community that supports the exchange of information about the various areas of interest around the park; inform the community about important decisions from city government that directly affects the park.
- Share information between the community and Rec and Park.Raise community concerns to Rec and Parks and facilitate the dissemination of park information to the neighborhood.
- Fund raise to enhance the park.Offer funds to help cover services and purchase items not covered in the City’s budget; to date we have raised over $80,000 and purchased many items for the park, including a sound system, indoor tot room toys, and sporting equipment. We are evaluating future purchases for the park, including additional equipment to enhance the park’s activities, events, and community experience.
- Maintain the quality of our park. Ensure the upkeep of the facility and grounds through community involvement and awareness.
The purpose of the stewardship committee is to facilitate communication between the community about the Upper Noe Valley Recreation Center. Committee members have particular areas of interest, indeed, but communicate and work together for the overall good to ensure that the Rec Center is providing for all community members. We welcome new stewards in all areas of interest. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Area of Interest||Steward Committee Members||Contact|
|Ladybug Gardeners – Landscape and Grounds||Joan Lionbergeremail@example.com|
|Dog Run||Friends of Upper Noe Dog Owners Group (FUNDOG) firstname.lastname@example.org|