San Francisco’s Historic Public Golf Courses are in Peril!
Sharp Park, built by the legendary Alister MacKenzie and opened in 1932, is the target of anti-golf activists, who filed suit in February, 2011 to close the historic course. In April, 2012, Federal Judge Susan Illston stayed the lawsuit, pending issuance of a Biological Opinion by the Federal Fish & Wildlife Agency on frog and snake issues at the golf course. The Opinion is due to be released in September, 2012.
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, the San Francisco Recreation & Park Commission, and its citizens advisory committee, have all endorsed a plan to save Sharp Park Golf Course, as part of a habitat enhancement project for the benefit of the federally-protected frogs and snakes there.
The San Francisco Public Golf Alliance, in conjunction with historic preservation organizations, environmentalists, state and national golf organizations, the Counties of San Francisco and San Mateo, and the City of Pacifica, is working to restore the historic MacKenzie golf course, while preserving affordable public golf, and improving wildlife habitat at Sharp Park.
Meanwhile, on the cliffs overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge at the northwest corner of San Francisco, we are fighting to protect scenic Lincoln Park Golf Course against commercial development
We need your help to make sure that current and future generations of golfers can enjoy these historic, affordable courses. Please read through the website and join our e-mail list to get involved.
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