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Welcome! Thanks for your interest in Candlestick Point SRA and the current opportunities it has to offer.

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Candlestick Point State Recreation Area – Park Advisory Committee  

Do you love spending time outdoors? Are you great at making connections? If so, we are looking for you! Parks California and Candlestick Point SRA are looking for residents 18 years and older to join the Park Advisory Committee. We are seeking individuals that are passionate about uplifting the community and reaping the benefits of their local State Park.   

The Candlestick Point – Park Advisory Committee will be composed of Bayview Hunters Point, Visitacion Valley, Excelsior, Bernal Heights or Little Hollywood residents. Working alongside Parks California and park staff, the Committee will represent local voices and interests. The Committee members will provide valuable input in the planning, creation, and development of park activities, strengthening the relationship between the park and community residents. 

Who should consider joining the Candlestick Point – Park Advisory Committee? 

 Bayview Hunters Point, Visitacion Valley, Excelsior, Bernal Heights or Little Hollywood residents who have demonstrated a commitment to making a positive difference through resident engagement are eligible to apply.  

You should apply if you are: 

  • At least 18 years old 

  • Eager to share your ideas and thoughts on the programs and activities offered at Candlestick Point SRA 

  • Want to influence and engage with other leaders 

  • Share the benefits of spending time in nature with community 

  • The Committee members will have the opportunity to co-design a park-activity for Bayview Hunters Point residents and surrounding neighborhoods. During the meetings, the group will brainstorm, plan, develop, carry out, and evaluate the park activity. Parks California will provide guidance and backend support to fulfill activity.  However, we estimate that each member may contribute an additional hour per month outside of these meetings to participate and prepare for day-of activity tasks such as creating and distributing marketing materials, preparing day of event materials and more. 

  • Actively participate in the conversation and provide feedback to staff related to community and park activities.  

  • Bring your creative energy to the conversation while being respectful to others’ thoughts and ideas. 

  • Commitment to yourself, to other participants, to the community, and to the park. 

  • If needed, participate in an onsite park meeting with state personnel or potential funders.  

What You Will Receive: 

Ongoing connections with other participants and with your community. 

  • Participants will be given a $100 per meeting stipend to honor their time and commitment. *Half the stipend will be given at the halfway point and the balance given at the end of the commitment. 

Payment schedule 

Meetings and Activities held from April - June 

Stipend received in July 

Meetings and Activities held from July - September 

Stipend received in October  

  • Support for group co-designed park activity – up to $1,000 to cover direct activity expenses. 

  • Name will be added to Friends of Candlestick webpage  


February 1st – March 2nd 

Open call for Committee application and nominations 

March 2nd  

All nominations due to  

March 4th – March 8th 

Parks California and California State Parks review application and nominations  

March 13th - March -16th

Parks California and California State Parks host virtual meet and greet with potential Committee members  

Parks California and California State Parks confirm new Pack Advisory Committee members 

April – date TBD 

Park Advisory Committee holds its first meeting 

Questions? Reach out to Veronica at  

FAQ –  

Who is not eligible to participate in the Park Advisory Committee? 

  • Interested parties who are involved in open lawsuits with the State Parks of California are ineligible to apply for the Park Advisory Committee.  

  • Lobbyist or legislators 

  • Anyone who does not live in the following San Francisco neighborhoods (Bayview Hunters Point, Visitacion Valley, Excelsior, Bernal Heights or Little Hollywood). 

Do I have to have prior experience participating in an advisory committee?  

  • No, any Bayview Hunters Point, Visitacion Valley, Excelsior Bernal Heights or Little Hollywood resident, 18 years and can apply.  

Can I bring children or a caretaker to the meeting? 

  • A caretaker is welcome to assist a Park Advisory member; unfortunately, children are not able to attend the meetings.    

Will Park Advisory Committee members only advise on park programs? 

  • Yes, the Park Advisory Committee will only discuss programs run by the Interpretation staff. The Vehicle Triage Center and Capital Outlay will not be discussed.  

Will in-person meetings be held at the park? 

Yes, any in-person meetings will be held at the park offices on Carroll Ave.  

Questions? Reach out to Veronica Miranda at  

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