The Future of Sharp Park

What should San Francisco do with Sharp Park?
SPUR Memorandum
November 22, 2011

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San Francisco is considering proposed legislation to address the management of recreational uses at Sharp Park, a city-owned golf course and natural area located in Pacifica. The ordinance would require the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, which currently manages the site, to negotiate a long-term management agreement with the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and National Park Service to end golf at the site and restore it to more natural conditions. Over the last few years, activists eager to see a newly restored natural area and golfers eager to sustain and upgrade the course have debated the issues. What is the best plan for the future of Sharp Park?

About the Authors: 

The authors of this report are Anne Halsted, Vince Hoenigman, Byron Rhett, Peter Winkelstein, Laura Tam and Corey Marshall