Home of the "Where in the World is Christopher Park Festival"
This 2nd annual, free festival is funded by a grant from the SF Office of Economic and Workforce Development, as well as contributions from our festival sponsors and donors. The festival is intended to raise awareness for a beautiful and hidden park, and to build community. It's a blast! Music, fashion, photography, display tables, bounce houses, reptiles, hot dogs and more! See below for details and check out our new FB & Instagram pages!
Friends of Christopher Park (FOCP) is a non-profit organization formed to identify and fundraise for park improvements, build community, and serve as community liaison with the Department of Recreation and Parks to advocate for the 2019 playground renovation project. Park ideas, concerns & volunteers welcome!
Supported the Diamond Heights Community Association to advocate for $95,000 to repair asphalt path around playing field (completed-2017) and $419,000 for repairs to pathway connecting park with Duncan Street and Little Red Hen Community Garden (pending).
Working closely with the SF Rec and Parks Dept., SF Supervisorial District 8, and community leaders to advocate for a great playground replacement project.
Preservation of midcentury play structures as art sculptures during upcoming playground replacement project (2019).
Became a ”Park Partner” with the SF Parks Alliance, and attained 501(c)(3) non-profit organization status.
Founded the “Where in the World is Christopher Park Festival” to raise awareness for our hidden park and celebrate community.
Building connections among neighbors, preschools, churches, organizations and shopping center business that surround Christopher Park.
PLAYGROUND UPDATE: Reconstruction of the playground ($2.8 million project) will begin in 2019. FOCP formed as part of the community outreach around the playground project, and it serves as a community liaison with the SF Rec and Parks Dept. Please reach out to us to find out more.
Voting will take place during the Festival, and all submissions must be received by October 5th.
Pet Photo Contest: To enter, email firstname.lastname@example.org a photo of your furry friend, or drop off a printed 4x6 photo at Critter Fritters Pet Store by October 5th. There will be a special category for photos taken at Christopher Park.
Wildlife Photo Contest: Celebrate Christopher Park as a gateway to wild Glen Canyon, by submitting a photo of wildlife at the park or canyon.
Heart of Diamond Heights Photo Contest: Submit a photo depicting love for our park, tucked in the heart of Diamond Heights.
Please email email@example.com your photo submissions for the Wildlife and Heart of Diamond Heights photo contests.
To enter: Sign up at Critter Fritters Pet Store or the park bulletin board, or email your names to firstname.lastname@example.org ; and then bring along your furry pal in best doggie duds! Please arrive at the amphitheater by 10:50 to line up.
Storytime and Puppets with Charlie's Corner
Little Folkies Children's Music
Doggie Fashion Show & DJ Jack Dance Party
Tree Frog Treks Animal Ambassador Reptiles
Glen Canyon Park History Walk
Eric Beattie & The Party Ants
Photo Contest Awards & Bubble Ball Field Games
DJ Jack & Johanna Soulful House
Kite Flying After Party
Muni Lines 52, 35 & 48
ADA park access & restrooms available via/in adjacent Shopping Center
5210 Diamond Heights Blvd., San Francisco, CA 94131
Volunteers Needed for Set-Up, Info Booth, Signage and Activities Coordination. Join Decor, Sign-Making & Soundcheck Gathering @ Park Amphitheater on September 22, at 11am.
The festival activities are free for attendees. Donations for park improvements gladly accepted at the festival or via website. Donations sought for prizes, food and beverages.
All donations are tax deductible and are handled by fiscal sponsor, the San Francisco Parks Alliance, a 501©3 non-profit organization; Tax IC#23-7131784.
FOCP thanks Festival Sponsors whose logos are displayed above for their contribution of $500 or significant services; and thanks the following Festival Donors for their additional help in making this event a colorful success: