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The Parks and Recreation Department and the Improving Public Places Group host a number of cleanup days and flower and tree planting events throughout the year. Volunteers share a common vision of creating vibrant landscapes within South San Francisco by picking up litter, and planting flowers and trees.


IPP Planting - on Sign Hill!

Please join us on Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 9:00 am – 11:00 am for a planting volunteer opportunity with Improving Public Places on Sign Hill. Get a chance to make a difference in the community, meet new people and enjoy the outdoors.

To RSVP, please email or call 650-829-3837.

 To view upcoming events and possible volunteer opportunities, visit our Parks and Recreation events webpage.

Time Commitment

It’s up to you! Volunteers can participate in one day cleanup events or offer many years of service.

Corporate and Service Club Volunteers

The Parks and Recreation Department co-sponsors volunteer projects for service groups and corporate partners. These projects can include landscape projects like flower and tree planting, and cleanup projects, and donating and installing park fixtures like park benches, picnic tables, and play equipment.


No experience is necessary – just a passion for making our city a better place and playing in the dirt! Volunteers may be individuals, or members of youth organizations, service clubs, businesses, schools groups, and neighborhood or common interest associations. Volunteers and parents of volunteers under 18 years old must complete and submit a volunteer services waiver.


  • Planting and maintaining flowers and trees
  • Cleaning litter
  • Minor trimming
  • Weeding
  • Spreading mulch
  • Special event projects

Recent Projects

Centennial Way at the Dog Park


Plants installed include:

- Carex tumulicola

- Leymus Condensatus 'Canyon Prince'

-Arctostaphylos densiflora 'Sentinel'

- Cornus sericea

- Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diablo'

- Phlomis fruticosa


Contact Us 

Parks & Recreation

Physical Address
33 Arroyo Dr.
South San Francisco, CA 94080

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 711
South San Francisco, CA 94083

Ph: 650-829-3800
Fx: 650-877-8678

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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