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Brooks Park - Community Health - San Francisco

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Neighbors and Friends:

! ! ! Community Holiday Season Planting ! ! !
We need your help. Help us plant during winter vacation! Come up to Brooks Park and set the plants that are already sitting on the hillside in 1 gallon pots. They need to get into the ground where they are placed. Bring a shovel, and maybe some friends and put a few, or many in the ground while the soil is wet and soft. Take off the black plastic pot -Open the root ball up if the roots are circular so they point downward please....dig a hole and place in the ground. Thanks!

!!! GREAT NEW PROJECT !!!

Sisterhood Farms at Brotherhood Way Project. Residents driven Exciting new project ... Check it out!
Street Park Project
Brooks Park Over The Years


The Brooks Home circa 1940

Welcome to Brooks Park and Community Garden!

Community Involvment Is Community Health!

Brooks Park Is A Family Park

Fun Art in the Park

Many Fun Projects

Great Safe Playgrounds for the kids

Many Community Activities

California Native Flowers now Thrive Here!

Irma Marx Plannning in Community Garden

Path to a Picnic Area

Many Community Gatherings

Art at The summit

Native Birds

Community Projects at Brooks Park

California Native Flowers

Bench with Fabulous view of the Ocean

Cob Bench - On Site Art Sculpture

Peter "Crazy Viking" Vaernet
In the video below, Peter Vaernet, the dynamo who essentially created Brooks Park as we know it today, will lead you on a enchanting tour of the park.



This Park is Dedicated to Our Neighbors in the OMI and San Francisco.
Every healthy community has a Village Meeting Place that all neighbors feel drawn to. Brooks Park is such a Village Meeting Place, where San Francisco residents grow vegetables, enjoy the hilltop wilderness, practice Tai Chi, play ping pong, bocce ball, badminton and volley ball.

Students come to earn community service hours with our Native Plant Habitat Restoration Project, while little children play in the playground.

All humans need nature contact for their mental and physical health, and the natural wilderness of Brooks Park provides this connection. Abundant bird life, trees, rocks and sweeping views of the Farallone Islands and Mt Tamalpais satisfy this craving for nature connectedness.

This space is yours. Please come to visit!

Contacts - Google: 399 Shields Street, San Francisco, 94132
Brooks Park Environmental Work Group - email: contact
Community Garden Coordinator - - - - - - - email: contact

Resources and information to help you learn about and, more importantly, use our wonderful park

Google Map First of all, where is Brooks Park?

Streetcars K Ingleside to Ocean & Victoria, M Oceanview to Randolph & Arch; Bus 29 to Garfield & Victoria, Bus 28 to SFSU
Access via Muni

Significant Natural Areas Resource Management Plan 2002 by the Natural Areas Program, a branch of SFRPD
PDF (This one's best!!)

Brooks Park History
From ownership of this magical hilltop by Jesse and Helen Brooks to the present


Structural Dream Plan - A Master Plan for Brooks Park's Future

Brooks Park's Full Story,

Nick Maffei's Blog Interesting comments and observations

Rose Love's experience Brooks Park "... heaven on earth"

YELP Reviews 4 1/2 out of 5 stars - not bad!

THE BANDIT NOTES cool reflections by Joseph Stubbs

recreationparks.net logistical info & neat flickr photos

flickr photos unique & fabulous - making the Cob Bench

SF Parks Alliance Information and map

Summary Brooks Park SNRA Management Plan 2002

YouTube - Art in Brooks Park by Professor Terry Marashlian

YouTube - Brooks Park Art and Peter Vaernet Tour

Street Park Project Sisterhood Farms at Brotherhood Way Project ... GREAT new project, Check it out.
Brooks Park Award, for OMI community led by Peter Vaernet, 2007 Safety Network Community Leadership Award



Last updated: November 4, 2013
Copyright © 2013 Ron Madson
El Granada, California
email: Ron Madson