Play Streets

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Project Introduction

Play Streets SF is a program that empowers communities across  San Francisco to transform their block into an accessible, car-free open space on a regular basis for children, seniors, and neighbors to enjoy.

With a mission to create healthier, more connected and resilient communities, Play Streets SF provides hosts with all the basics they need to reclaim their street, from hassle-free permitting to free safety equipment, outreach tools, and play equipment.

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About the Program 

SF Play Streets is a program of the SFMTA, presented in partnership with the nonprofit Livable City with major support provided by SF DPH, DCYF, and SF Planning. 

Play Streets SF launched in 2017 with an equity-first pilot to ensure the citywide launch was accessible and responsive to the communities who needed it most in San Francisco – African American, Latino, Chinese, Pilipino, and Samoan/Pacific Islander communities who all experience disproportionately high rates of poor health.  

Through community partnerships in San Francisco’s most underserved neighborhoods in terms of open space and recreational opportunities, which also correlates closely with San Francisco’s largest minority communities including Bayview/Hunters Point, Sunnydale/Visitacion Valley, Chinatown, the Excelsior, the program developed a suite of resources making it easy for all San Francisco residents to focus on community building and fun with their neighbors.

Project Status
  1. Planning
  2. Implementation / Construction
  3. Project Evaluation
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Contact Information
Monica Munowitch