SF Recreation & Park

Amid a dynamic and ever-evolving urban landscape, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department stewards one of the premier urban park systems in America.  San Francisco recently became the first city in the United States for which 100% of its residents live within a ten-minute walk of a park.  Considered by San Franciscans to be one of the City’s most popular and effective public agencies, our Department manages and maintains more than 225 parks, playgrounds, and open spaces in San Francisco, including two outside of city limits: Sharp Park in Pacifica and Camp Mather in the High Sierras. Our 4,100- acre system includes 25 recreation centers, 9 swimming pools, 5 golf courses and numerous athletic facilities, including sports courts, ball diamonds, soccer fields and gymnasiums. Included in the department’s responsibilities are Golden Gate Park, Coit Tower, the Marina Yacht Harbor, the Palace of Fine Arts, and TPC Harding Park golf course.

More than 2,000 talented individuals are part of our team, from gardeners, foresters, and recreation leaders to park rangers, custodians, electricians, painters and more. Our core mission, as it has been throughout our history, is to provide opportunities for San Francisco residents and visitors alike to gather, play, learn, relax, and enjoy nature in the city.

About Camp Mather 

Each summer, RPD operates Camp Mather, a rustic family campground located near Yosemite National Park, approximately 3 hours east of San Francisco. Each week, about 500 campers enjoy a week-long stay at Camp Mather; enjoying a full range of recreation activities such as a supervised swimming pool and a lake for water activities, supervised recreation programs, hiking, and evening campfire entertainment. Guests stay in cabins, and enjoy 3 delicious meals each day, served cafeteria style with a full salad bar and excellent service.

Learn more about Camp Mather on YouTube: https://youtu.be/2S_JZ4kKr5I.

Jan 08, 2024  
Camp Mather - Now Hiring Seasonal Employees Get out and Play in Yosemite Valley!! Choose your favorite summer recreation and you will find it at Camp Mather in the High Sierra/Yosemite Valley. In a setting unparalleled in the West, you can work at one of the premier family camps with a wide variety of activities available at San Francisco’s own ‘vacation land.’  This will be our 100th anniversary year at Camp. We need Camp Assistants, Recreation Leaders, experienced Lifeguards and Food Service Staff to lead exciting outdoor activities in this locale of spectacular beauty. If hired for a Recreation Job, you can possibly assist or lead recreation activities of all types and for all ages, campfires, camp talent show, and our very own new experiential ropes course.  Experienced rope course leaders are especially desirable. Crystal clear lakes, surging streams and quiet mountain forests surround Mather and offer unlimited recreation to visitors. Help us...
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