The following elements, in addition to high quality amenities, have proven necessary to sustain positive park experiences in challenged neighborhoods like the Tenderloin: a clean, safe and active environment, positive engagement with dedicated staff, diverse programming options, and stable oversight and leadership. As a result, Boeddeker Park has attracted over 70,000 park visits since it reopened in August 2016, with 95% of visitors reporting feeling safe in the park.
Here is the video that debuted at Wine Women & Shoes on Sunday! If you would like to support the Foundation's efforts to restore two more parks in the Tenderloin so that kids have a clean and safe space to play in – please visit saintfrancisfoundation.org and click the Donate button! Thank you.
Posted by Saint Francis Foundation on Tuesday, May 9, 2017