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Brooks Park - Community Health - San Francisco

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Students and neighbors:
PLEASE JOIN US! Rain or Shine!!!
Saturday, December 17th 11:00 am until 2:00 pm
We need help weeding grass and also planting native California plants on Saturday, December 17th 11:00 am until 2:00 pm. We will sign student community service hours paperwork of course. Tools and gloves provided. You wear clothes and solid footwear that can handle soil. Please help us restore this 7 acre hilltop to the glorious wildlife fauna-flora site it deserves to be. Wear rain gear if it rains.


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.
pocket options demo 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 - pocket option app 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

Summary Brooks Park SNRA Management Plan 2002

SFNAP Fact #104Narrative & really kool photos.

Neighborhood Parks Council pocket option demo account Information and map

Brooks Park Award, earned through OMI community efforts spearheaded by Peter Vaernet who received the Safety Network Community Leadership award in 2007

YouTube - Brooks Park Art and Peter Vaernet Tour

YouTube - Art in Brooks Park by Professor Terry Marashlian



Last updated: August 29, 2011
Copyright © 2011 Ron Madson
El Granada, California
email: Ron Madson