Party for the Parks, 2012

BY Damion Matthews - November 21, 2012


anglers lodge

Anglers Lodge and Casting Pools

Don’t we all love our beautiful parks and recreational areas? There for us to wander in solitude or explore among friends and family, to admire, to enjoy, to provide clean air and soothing sounds, the parks of San Francisco are the enduring spirit of our City.

But these beloved areas of beauty and recreation need constant upkeep, and that’s the role that the San Francisco Parks Alliance and the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department have taken on for us, providing an invaluable service for all the residents and visitors of our City.

One way these organizations raise funds to support San Francisco parks, open spaces and recreational activities, is by holding an annual fundraiser in the fall, called “Party for the Parks.”

Lana Adair, Leslie Thieriot, Carrie Goodyear

Lana Adair, Leslie Thieriot, Carrie Goodyear

For 2012, the 6th annual Party for the Parks took place at the internationally renowned Anglers Lodge and Casting Pools. These hidden gems in Golden Gate Park were built in 1938 as part of the Works Projects Administration (WPA), and should be a destination for anyone exploring San Francisco.

The event has been stewarded by San Francisco philanthropists and park advocates Nancy Conner, Connie Goodyear Baron, Lana Adair and Christine Gardner.

John Adair, Steve Gwozdz, Glenn Snyder, John Ware

John Adair, Steve Gwozdz, Glenn Snyder, John Ware

This year, funds will be directed to provide scholarships for children to attend afterschool programs, automate the venting system in a Golden Gate Park Nursery, put more recycling containers in Golden Gate Park, and help restore the interpretive materials at the Beach Chalet Visitors Center.

Guests enjoyed casting demonstrations, lessons and games staffed by members of the Golden Gate Angling & Casting Club members, with bluegrass music at the casting pools by Black Crown Stringband.

Eleanor Wehlen, Ed Conner

Eleanor Wehlen, Ed Conner

After flycasting, we went to the tents that had been beautifully designed by Nicole Villa Krassner, with catering by McCalls, and music from DJ Spider.

Union Bank was the lead corporate sponsor for the event. They were joined by Morrison and Foerster, Sports Basement, First Republic Bank, MJM Management, Plant Construction, Curate Interior and Nixon Peabody, with in-kind support from Black Kite, Red Carpet Bay Area, The Examiner, Alaskan Brewing Company, Campari Group and Yelp.com.

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Denny Kern, Lisa Bransten

Party for the Parks, 2012, San Francisco Parks Alliance and the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department recently hosted Party for the Parks at the Anglers Lodge in Golden Gate Park.
Party for the Parks, 2012, San Francisco Parks Alliance and the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department recently hosted Party for the Parks at the Anglers Lodge in Golden Gate Park.

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