San Francisco

Providing Urban Park Access to Everyone

Evening Forum

We’re improving the SPUR event registration process.
SPUR has launched a new ticketing system and we're asking you to register for each event that you're planning to attend. This will help us keep you informed of any changes that may occur and enable us to better tailor our programming to your interests.

A large and growing body of research makes it clear that access to parks improves health and quality of life. Recent research sponsored by the California State Parks Foundation indicates that our 280 state parks, including many of the Bay Area’s best-loved open spaces, are a largely untapped resource to meet some of the state’s loftiest policy goals. What barriers to accessing parks currently exist and how can we ensure positive park experiences for new visitors in order to inspire a sense of ownership and familiarity? Co-presented by the California State Parks Foundation.

+ Rachel Norton / California State Parks Foundation
+ Phil Ginsburg / San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department
+ Bob Doyle / East Bay Regional Park District
+ Sister Stephanie Hughes / Park Ambassador
+ Kim Moore Bailey / Youth Outside
+ Nina Roberts / SF State Department of Recreation, Parks and Tourism (moderator)


Free for the public.

Pre-registration is required >>

When registering, please use the same email address that you use to receive SPUR emails.

Refund Policy

Sponsorship payments: Will not be refunded, as sponsorship benefits take effect immediately and are on-going through the date of the event.

Auxiliary Services

If, in order to participate in a SPUR event, you need auxiliary aids or services for a disability (e.g., qualified interpreter, qualified reader, written materials, taped texts) please submit your request five business days before the event to [email protected] or 415-781-8726 x132. SPUR will work with you in identifying effective auxiliary aids or services that it can provide. If you need to cancel your request, please notify SPUR at least two business days before the event.