Avalos’ Legislation to Repurpose Sharp Park Receives Accolades from Diverse Interests, Including Golfers
Watch this short video to learn about the problems facing Sharp Park,
and Supervisor Avalos’ bold legislative solution.
Supervisor John Avalos recently introduced legislation to repurpose Sharp Park Golf Course into a new public park in partnership with the National Park Service. Repurposing Sharp Park is a sustainable and common sense solution to the economic, ecological, and recreational troubles facing this golf course. Through this legislation, Sharp Park will become a new National Park that provides more public access for recreation, saves San Francisco money, sustainably addresses sea-level rise, and helps two endangered species recover.
The legislation has been endorsed by the following groups and individuals:
- Action for Animals
- Arriba Juntos
- Assemblyman Tom Ammiano
- Golden Gate Audubon Society
- Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club
- Nature in the City
- Neighborhood Parks Council
- Pacifica Shorebird Alliance
- Potrero Hill Democratic Club
- San Francisco Naturalist Society
- Save The Frogs
- Sequoia Audubon Society
- Sunset Youth Services
- Surfrider Foundation, San Francisco Chapter
In addition, two-dozen Bay Area golfers have expressed their support for repurposing Sharp Park! Sharp Park Golf Course is San Francisco’s worst performing municipal golf course, and it contributes to the financial problems facing the oversupplied golf market in the Bay Area. Closing Sharp Park Golf Course will allow the City to redirect funds to its better golf courses, improving the golf experience in San Francisco. Moreover, the Avalos legislation grants Pacifica residents the same rates that San Francisco residents receive at San Francisco’s five other public golf courses, dramatically increasing access to affordable golf for existing Sharp Park Golf Course patrons.
Are you a San Francisco Golfer? Download and send in this letter expressing your support for building a new National Park at Sharp Park!
And as always, anyone can support our campaign by asking the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to pass legislation restoring Sharp Park! Send in your message using the Wild Equity Institute’s action alert system: a free wildequity.org account is all you need to tell the Supervisors you support restoring Sharp Park!
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