Friends of Christopher Park

Home of the "Where in the World is Christopher Park Festival"

2018 Festival Video

Explore a Hidden Park & Discover Community

Connect & Create Community Tradition


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


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!


FOCP Achievements

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.

2018 Festival Contests



Voting will take place during the Festival, and all submissions must be received by October 5th.

Pet Photo Contest: To enter, email 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 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 ; and then bring along your furry pal in best doggie duds!   Please arrive at the amphitheater by 10:50 to line up.

2018 Schedule of Events

2018 Festival Participants

Little Folkies

 Childrens Music  

Tree Frog Treks Animal Ambassadors

Reptile & Amphibian Encounters 

SFPD & SFFD Fire Engine

Pat Wilder Band

Eric Beattie and the Party Ants

DJ Jack & Johana Soulful House

Little Artistas

Glen Park Neighborhoods History Project

Let's Be Frank Food Cart

Directions & Parking

Free Street & Limited Parking in Police Academy Lot

Muni Lines 52, 35 & 48 

ADA park access & restrooms available via/in adjacent Shopping Center

Festival Location

5210 Diamond Heights Blvd., San Francisco, CA 94131

Please Contact Us

To Learn More About Sponsorship & Volunteer Opportunities, or About Having a Display Table

Volunteers Needed for Set-Up, Info Booth, Signage and Activities Coordination. Join Decor, Sign-Making & Soundcheck Gathering @ Park Amphitheater on September 22, at 11am.

(415) 867-5774

To Donate to The Friends of Christopher Park

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.


2018 Sponsors

Resilient Diamond Heights


Recology Waste Zero


Critter Fritters


San Francisco Police Academy


The Party Ants


Events by Collette


Harbor Villa Restaurant


Urban Angels SF


Lamisse Droubi


Charity Angels


Professional Images




2018 Donors

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:

Nelson C Barry III

Jensens Mail & Copy

Glen Park Neighborhoods History Project