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Sunday Streets in the Mission – July 19th, 2009

Be sure not to miss out on our last Mission event of the summer, this Sunday July 19th!

In just a few days we will be heading back to the Mission for the last time this year, so whether you missed last month’s event or just couldn’t get enough make sure to join us there this Sunday from 10AM to 2PM! What better place to ditch the car and get some exercise than the lively, culture-rich Mission district? It’s the same route as last time with many of your favorite attractions– such as the amazing Aztec Dancers, a roller rink with free lessons and skates, free dance and yoga classes, and much more! See the purple section below for highlights of the next event and go to our website at for the full list of programming and route map.

Save the Date: Sunday Streets on the Great Highway August 9th and September 6th

That’s right: we’re headed to the coast for our last two events of the summer where we will be closing off both sides of the Great Highway from Sloat Blvd all the way to Golden Gate Park where we continue our route along MLK and JFK Drives! This is a Sunday Streets first and we can’t wait to have some fun in the sun right next to San Francisco’s beautiful Ocean Beach. We hope you will join us– mark your calendars now!


NEW: Check out Sunday Streets on Facebook and Twitter!
Want to find out more information about the next Sunday Streets? Connect with other fans? Share your thoughts in our Discussions forum? Then find and follow Sunday Streets on Facebook and Twitter. With these new online platforms, you can enjoy the social nature of Sunday Streets between the main events. See you online!


Let us know what you think

Sunday Streets is an evolving program that is growing by leaps and bounds. We want to make it better, and your input is important. Please take a moment to let us know what you think about Sunday Streets: Why you like it, how it can be improved, what kinds of programs you’d like to see more of, and where you’d like to see new routes in the future, for example.  We’d also love to see your photos of past events. Go to to fill out our feedback form.

New this Sunday: Free Concert from the SF Symphony in Dolores Park!


After you’ve had all the fun you can handle at Sunday Streets, pack a picnic basket and head over to Dolores Park for a relaxing afternoon of musical favorites with the San Francisco Symphony, including excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake and Romeo and Juliet followed by Beethoven’s incomparable Symphony No. 5. If you need to drive to the event you can park your car at the Mission Bartlett public parking garage at 21st and Bartlett (between Mission and Valencia Streets), which has a Sunday Special of $2/ per hour. For more info, go to


Sunday Streets is a Pet-Friendly Event!


Sunday Streets participants are encouraged to invite their four-legged friends along to join in on the fun. This weekend, we have several programs for pet owners and would be pet owners: the San Francisco SPCA will have information about adoption and pet services (look for the doggie mascot near the kid’s area in Garfield Square Park). We are also setting up a special pet programming area at Mission Playground (19th Street side) which includes adoption information from Pets Unlimited, Pet Grooming Services from Happy Hounds, and pet photography from Dogumentarian and a roving pet photographer. Out of courtesy for others at Sunday Streets, please remember to bring baggies to clean up after your dogs and keep pets on their leashes.

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Do you want to do more to help Sunday Streets?


Sign up today to volunteer for our next event! Just a couple hours of your time goes a long way toward making Sunday Streets a success– we provide free lunch as well as a free shirt to sweeten the deal, and you still have time left over to play! 

Volunteer support is crucial for the success of car-free streets, so if you care about the future of the city, please come out and show your support! We truly can’t do it without you, and when we surveyed our volunteers from our first few events, 100% said they enjoyed and want to come back again. Signing up is easy, just go to The Sunday Streets Volunteer program is managed by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition.

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SF Recreation and Parks’ Support of Sunday Streets:

In addition to maintaining parks as an essential part of San Francisco’s recreational offerings, Rec and Park provides permits and support for Sunday Streets activities in public parks. The Mission events include Rolph Playground, Garfield Square Park, York Street Mini Park, Mission Playground and Dolores Park.

Rec and Park staff provide needed support by opening and maintaining the facilities at all parks used as part of Sunday Streets programs. Our final two events of 2009 include the crown jewel of SF’s Park system: Golden Gate Park. While a portion of the park is open to non-auto users (closed to cars) for a small segment of roadway each Sunday, August 9 and September 6 Sunday Streets events include a car-free JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park from Stanyan to the Ocean (via MLK Drive South to Lincoln Way).

Thank you!

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Sunday Streets is co-sponsored by San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, the City and County of San Francisco, and the SF Municipal Transportation Agency. These events are made possible by generous support of our sponsors and the hard work of hundreds of volunteers who serve on various committees and provide safety support at each event.  We appreciate everyone’s contribution to making Sunday Streets a success.