Come Help Shape the Future of the Starr King Open Space!

It’s a beautiful natural resource full of native grasses and wildflowers.

It’s a nice place to walk your pups and stretch your legs.

It’s a fun place to play hide and seek or swing on the rope swing.

It’s a quiet place to unwind, mediate and drink in the views of the city, especially as the sun sets behind Sutro Tower.

And if you are a Potrero Hill resident…..it belongs to you. We are all owners and stewards of this land. It’s not managed by the City. We decide how to take care of it and protect it from development so future generations can enjoy a small slice of natural San Francisco.

Please come help participate in the governance of this land by showing up at our Annual General Meeting and Elections. Our current board members will provide an update on what we are doing to protect and maintain the Open Space and our fundraising efforts. We have three (3) board members who are running for re-election this year. If you would like to be considered as a candidate you can  apply online. All residents (renters and homeowners) 18 and older are eligible to run for our all-volunteer Board. The meeting is May 20th @ 6:30pm at Starr King Elementary School’s Auditorium (enter on the Wisconsin Street side). Proof of residency must be provided to be a candidate. If you have any questions about what this commitment means, feel free to email us at info@starrkingopenspace.org.

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Meet one our newer Board members!

Joanna “Joey” Meldrum was actually voted onto the Starr King Board nearly a year ago. So It’s high time you got to meet her! She’s a land use attorney who’s working to help change the zoning to keep SKOS protected. She’s been a great addition and we are so happy to have her help. Here’s what she has to say about herself, take it away, Joey!

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“I have lived across the street from Starr King Open Space since 2001. My kids and dog grew up playing in the native grass, climbing the rocks, and taking time to pause and admire the views. My family appreciates the Open Space every day and are thankful this unique piece of undeveloped land in the middle of the City. I absolutely love what the current Board has done over the past few years – including all the work removing Coral Road, clearing out non-native plants, and raising both awareness and funds through creative events held in the Open Space. I am honored to be on the Open Space Board and to help preserve this valuable asset for all residents of Potrero Hill and the City to enjoy.”


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Come See Our Carpet of Wildflowers this Sunday!

After a rainy winter, we’re extra excited to host our  Mimosa Wildflower Walk. Join us this Sunday April 14 at 11am to check out what’s blooming here on Potrero Hill & to learn more about our native plants from local experts.

Wildflower walks happen annually to showcase the great California native plant diversity that we have on the Open Space. Over the course of the spring, more than 20 wildflowers can be found blooming in the Open Space if you know where to look.

Meet at the swing across from Starr King Elementary. Walks are free, relatively informal, good for families, fun for photographers, and last about an hour. We will provide free mimosas to enjoy while we walk.  Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear.

We hope to see you there!  Click here to RSVP on Facebook.

Starr King Open Space is a volunteer run non-profit.  Your donations help make events like our Wildflower Walks possible.

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Join Us for Mimosa Wildflower Walks!

Hoping to see a California spring super bloom?  The opportunity might be closer than you think.

After a rainy winter, we’re extra excited to host our  Mimosa Wildflower Walk. Join us this Sunday March 10th at 11am to check out what’s blooming here on Potrero Hill & to learn more about our native plants from local experts.

Photo by Bill Gollihur

Wildflower walks happen annually to showcase the great California native plant diversity that we have on the Open Space. Over the course of the spring, more than 20 wildflowers can be found blooming in the Open Space if you know where to look.

Meet at the swing across from Starr King Elementary. Walks are free, relatively informal, good for families, fun for photographers, and last about an hour. We will provide free mimosas to enjoy while we walk.  Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear.

This is the first of two scheduled walks.  A second will be held on Sunday April 14th at 11am.

Invite friends via our Facebook event.  We hope to see you there!

Starr King Open Space is a volunteer run non-profit.  Your donations help make events like our Wildflower Walks possible.

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Sunset Piano is Back!

Join us for our wildly popular 4th Annual Potrero Hill Sunset Piano.

Head to Starr King Open Space on Sunday, September 30th from 3pm – 7pm.

Enjoy live performances by local musicians, craft beers from our neighborhood breweries Harmonic Brewing & Anchor Brewing,  and gourmet food truck fare from Mozzeria  and D’Maize  Experience it all from one of San Francisco’s most stunning views. All proceeds benefit Starr King Open Space, a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to keeping this land open, undeveloped, and available to all.

Need a Lyft? Use code SKOS18 for $20 in total credits on rides to and from the event.

Admission is free! Friends, family, and dogs welcome. Grab your picnic blanket or lawn chairs and we’ll see you there!

Perfomances

3:00 3:20 Anna Smirny
3:25 3:45 Mark Fedronic
3:50 4:10 Matt Lieber
4:15 4:35 Suzanne Beignet Ramsey – Kitten on the Keys
4:40 5:00 Sarah – Sorcha niduinnin
5:05 5:25 Anna Karney
5:30 5:50 Ciara McAllister
5:55 6:15 Julien Robert
6:20 6:40 Chis Siebert and Lavay Smith
6:45 7:05 Joel Slater

Stay up-to-date with details as they are announced by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. You can also sign up for e-news to receive regular updates on events at the open space. 

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