News/Events

Gather with friends at Lakeside Landing, 2504 Ocean Ave, San Francisco, CA 94132.
Photo credit: Jason Corning

Play Giant Chess or Jenga or Checkers! Games for everyone at Lakeside Landing.
Photo credit: Jason Corning

Ask your kids to spot the pollinators! This busy bee is hard at work in the sunshine.
Photo credit: Jason Corning

COMING UP:

  • Lakeside Landing has been selected as one of a few parks around the city to host a "golden tree"! What makes San Francisco shine? Visit Lakeside Landing (2504 Ocean at Junipero Serra) to learn more and participate in free family-friendly activities such as origami, art, and interactive crafts, anytime between 12PM to 4PM on Sunday July 25, Aug 1, Aug 8, and Aug 15.

  • Sunday August 15, 3PM to 4PM, Lakeside Village cleanup by volunteers. Meet at Lakeside Landing where Becca will provide trash bags. Remember to wear gloves and bring your favorite gardening tools if you like weeding. Everyone is welcome!

  • Please save-the-date for the first Lakeside Village Block Party on the afternoon of Saturday September 25 from 2PM to 5PM at Lakeside Landing. This will be fun for the whole family: details are TBD -- we're planning an ice cream truck, pet portrait artist, wine tasting, pandemic packaged snacks, and more! All welcome!

  • For information on booking Lakeside Landing for an event, click here.

PAST EVENTS AND NEWS:

For the August 2021 Lakeside Newsletter, click here. Includes remaining Golden Tree dates, "Takeout Twenty" to support restaurants, thank you to John at SFEdit for donating a video so that you can learn more about the neighborhood, and lots more!

During July, the Business Council focused on designing artwork with 15 business sponsors for street banners to create a sense of place in Lakeside Village. We're excited about this campaign where permits have been approved for the concept of highlighting diverse activities for families and shoppers. AAA Flag & Banner is on track to install the banners on the maximum number of lampposts available on Ocean Avenue between 19th and Junipero Serra during the week of August 30, 2021.

July 18, 2021, 3PM to 4PM, Lakeside Village cleanup by volunteers. For the regular trash pickup, Kath will provide garbage bags. Meet at Lakeside Landing.

July 16, 2021: Good news about Traffic Calming! Since 2009, Lakeside residents have asked for measures to slow down drivers for pedestrian safety. With thanks to a successful District 7 participatory budgeting proposal written by neighbor Kathleen, SFMTA will be installing 8 new speed bumps; Junipero Serra frontage road (3), Lagunitas (3), Beachmont (2). Please stay tuned.

For the July 2021 Lakeside Newsletter, click here. Includes Golden Tree dates at Lakeside Landing, volunteer opportunities, spotlight on Mystic Gardens Florist, thank you to Capital Group for their generous corporate donation, and lots more!

June 13, 2021, 11AM to 12PM, Lakeside Village cleanup by volunteers. For the regular trash pickup, Denise will provide garbage bags. Meet at Lakeside Landing.

June 3, 2021, Lakeside Village deep clean. With thanks to District 7 Supervisor Melgar and Jen Low, the Clean Corridors SF program was on Ocean between 19th and Junipero Serra to steam clean, abate graffiti, and pickup trash. Thank you to the Public Works team for cleaning Lakeside Village!


For the June 2021 Lakeside Newsletter, click here. Includes Lakeside Village deep clean by Public Works, volunteer opportunities, spotlight on Breathe Salt Yoga, hiring a part-time caretaker for Lakeside Landing, and lots more!

May 16, 2021, 3PM to 4PM, Lakeside Village cleanup by volunteers. For the regular trash pickup, Kath will provide garbage bags. Meet at Lakeside Landing.

May 15, 2021, 2PM, Jon Frank Jazz Quartet, jazz standards at Lakeside Landing. More information here. CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER.

May 15, 2021, 8AM to 1PM, Scout Troop 333 is recruiting. Visit Lakeside Landing with your 5/6/7 grade son to learn more!


May 13, 2021, 4PM, Business Council Meeting. Topic: District 7 participatory budgeting proposals for Lakeside Landing, Expanded Art for Ocean, New Trees for Lakeside Village, and Security Cameras submitted by the May 14 deadline.


May 9, 2021, 1PM, Mother's Day Celebration with the Stephanie Woodford Duo playing original soul and covers at Lakeside Landing. More information here.

Hey kids.... On May 9 at 1PM, join the Friends of Lakeside Village for a Mother's Day inspired craft project. We will have the free supplies needed to assist you with making a little something special for the Mom in your life. One per child while supplies last!


May 2, 2021, 2PM to 4PM, Reemerging through Poetry: Poems of Affirmation and Healing with Brianna to support San Francisco Community College, Poetry for the People. If you're not ready to reemerge, the event will be live-streamed.


May 2, 2021, 1PM to 2PM, Chi Gung and Wing Chun Ring movement class at Lakeside Landing. Maximum of 12 people, first come, first served. No charge.


May 1, 2021, 2PM to 4PM, Mokili Wa in concert at Lakeside Landing. Mokili Wa, meaning "world, listen," is a group of artists from different corners of the globe. You will love their world fusion music! Instagram @mokiliwamusic

For the May 2021 Lakeside Newsletter, click here. Includes concerts at Lakeside Landing, spotlight on Lucho's and Curran & Associates, new grant applications submitted to improve Lakeside Village, and lots more!


April 19, 4PM, Business Council Kickoff Meeting. Topic: Discussion of top priorities for the commercial district on Ocean between 19th and Junipero Serra. Volunteers pursuing grants/ funding.

April 18, 2021, 3PM to 4PM, next Lakeside Village cleanup by volunteers. If you would like to help remove the overgrown lantana shrub, please bring gardening gloves and pruning shears (lawn bags will be provided). For the usual trash pickup along Ocean, Denise will provide garbage bags.

April 17, 2021, at 1PM, Stephanie Woodford Duo will play original soul and covers at Lakeside Landing. More information here.


April 16, 2021, between 1PM to 3PM is the first in a schedule of regularly available office hours with Supervisor Melgar for constituents who want to chat about specific requests. Make an appointment today here.

April 11, 2021, at 1PM, Stephanie Woodford Duo at Lakeside Landing, original soul and covers. More here.

April 10, 2021, at 1PM, Gee Babies Jazz Quartet return to Lakeside Landing!

April 3, 2021, at 1PM, Jon Frank Jazz Quartet, jazz standards at Lakeside Landing. More information here.

April 3, 2021, at 11:30AM, Easter Egg Hunt at Lakeside Landing! Will the Easter Bunny hide wrapped candy in the fairy village? Could be! All kids welcome. Please wear a mask and bring a basket!

For the April 2021 Lakeside Newsletter, click here. Includes new events, new Lakeside Village spotlight on Ambrosia and Dr. Monetta Optometry, new "Living Flowers of the Sea" mural for alongside the Muni tracks, and lots more!

March 28, 2021, at 1PM, Stephanie Woodford Trio back at Lakeside Landing! Original soul music and covers, for more info, click here.


March 21, 2021 at 3PM, Supervisor Myrna Melgar recognized Lakeside teens, Isabella and Rory, for their volunteer projects at Lakeside Landing. And from 3PM to 4PM, volunteering! Bring your favorite gardening tools if you'd like to help weed the Lakeside Landing community garden. Trash bags provided. Please wear mask and gloves. All welcome!

March 21, 2021, at 1PM, Stephanie Woodford Trio at Lakeside Landing! Original soul music and covers, more here.

March 20, 2021, at 1PM, Gee Babies Jazz Quartet played their first outdoor concert at Lakeside Landing.

March 20, 2021, 10AM to 12PM, Scout Troop 333 is recruiting. Visit Lakeside Landing with your 5/6/7 grade son to learn more!

For the March 2021 Lakeside Newsletter, click here. Includes March 6 outdoor concert by Stephanie Woodside Trio, new Giant Chess, COVID-19 vaccine info, Lakeside public safety update, and more!

For the February 2021 Lakeside Newsletter, click here.

January 28, 2021: Outdoor dining resumes! The tables and chairs are set up again at Lakeside Landing in line with the updated shelter-in-place order.

January 22, 2021: Save the date! Lakeside Landing's first concert is the Jon Frank Jazz Quartet on Saturday Feb 13, 1PM to 4PM. Pending COVID-19 restrictions by mid-Feb, this may be live streamed, or we may be able to set up the tables in chairs again for socially distanced pods to enjoy music!

January 19, 2021: Please visit Lakeside Landing! All the planters now contain beautiful flowers, thank you to Markos Major at Climate Action Now! Checkout the new fairy village and the freehand painting by local teens that adds even more fun to the Nature Exploration Area "shipwreck" for kids. Photos on Instagram.

January 17, 2021: Thank you to the many volunteers who picked up trash in Lakeside Village this afternoon.

January 15, 2021: Thank you to neighbor Kevin Curran and his team from Curran & Associates for installing the new Lending Library on Ocean!

For the January 2021 Lakeside Newsletter, click here.

December 31, 2020: Outdoor yoga at 9AM with Breathe Salt Yoga teacher Anne. Happy new year!

December 19, 2020: Volunteers needed for filling planters with soil! From 12PM to 1PM, we will fill the remaining planters at Lakeside Landing with soil. Please wear mask & gloves, bring a shovel & bucket (or wheelbarrow).

December 16, 2020: Volunteers needed for mulch moving! From 3PM to 4PM, we will move beautiful donated chopped Eucalyptus mulch into the Nature Exploration Area. Please wear mask and gloves. Bring a bucket!

December 11, 2020: First pop-up free yoga class at Lakeside Landing kindly hosted by Breathe Salt Yoga! Please register here. Restricted class size, social distancing, masks, all in compliance with the latest Stay at Home order.

Please save the date for volunteer opportunities!
Saturday 12/5, 2PM to 3PM, Lakeside Village trash pickup along Ocean! Please bring your masks and gloves. Trash bags will be provided.
Sunday 12/6, 2PM to 3PM, Lakeside Landing planters! Please wear mask & gloves, bring a shovel & bucket (or wheelbarrow).
Monday 12/7, 10AM to 3PM, planting shrubs & ground cover. Another landscaping day with Markos Major at Climate Action Now!

November 22, 2020: The octopus mural is finished! With thanks to the many volunteers under the leadership of artist Mike Ritch, Jean Henry School of Art on Ocean Ave.

November 21, 2020: Conversations at Lakeside Landing! Here are some uplifting comments from people enjoying the new community space:

  • “I’ve been coming for acupuncture on Ocean. Now I’ve found this park, I met friends for coffee instead of just driving home.”

  • “Who wrote that sign? I had no idea there were so many restaurants and bakeries and businesses on this block of Ocean.”

  • “It will be great when you have tables too! There wasn’t space to eat outside at Lucho’s so we brought our lunch here.” (Note: tables arrive by Jan 11).

  • “Where is the lending library? Such a great idea!” (Note: a small lending library box will be delivered Dec 9-16).

  • “These new marble benches are great – where did you find them?” (Note: with thanks to the city, almost everything is recycled from other projects).

November 20, 2020: Update and volunteer days, everyone welcome! Thank you to the city for helping place heavy items yesterday at “Lakeside Landing”.
Saturday 11/21, 2PM to 3PM, sweeping & trash pickup! Meet at the octopus. Please bring your masks, gloves, brooms & dustpans.
Sunday 11/22, all day, painting! Meet the artist, Mike Ritch, to paint details for the octopus ground mural, weather permitting.
Monday 11/30, 10AM to 3PM: Save the date for tree planting. RSVP to receive a volunteer waiver, lakeside@mainfare.com.

November 20, 2020: District 7 has started a project on housing needs. Please see this link for more information including a survey.

November 14, 2020: Update! The octopus mural and landscaping work continue with help from lots of volunteers. Thank you to the city for providing 2 new garbage cans on Ocean right by the entrance to Lakeside Landing!

Save-the-date for Lakeside Landing volunteer days, everyone welcome!
Sunday 10/25, 3PM to 4PM, dirt-digging! Organized by DPW, we received a generous donation of free soil for Lakeside Landing planters, delivered by Treaty Construction. We will move some soil to an adjacent flowerbed before the powerwashing. Bring your masks, gloves & shovels!
Sunday 11/1, 2PM to 3PM, trash pickup, sweeping, and powerwashing. Please wear a mask & gloves and bring a broom! Trash bags with be provided.
Thursday 11/5, 11AM to 5PM, ground mural painting day with shifts for socially-distanced painting (masks, gloves etc.).
Tuesday 11/10, 3PM, painting details for the octopus.

October 23, 2020: Chairs delivered to Lakeside Landing! These are set up in socially distanced groups with temporary signs to welcome everyone to make themselves comfortable. Tables will arrive soon.

October 7, 2020: Lakeside One newsletter including:
1. The votes are in! For the temporarily closed parking lot (Ocean at Junipero Serra), the winning name is "Lakeside Landing". More volunteer opportunities will be announced soon!
2. Friends of Lakeside Village is hiring a part-time caretaker for the parking lot to help with light maintenance, cleaning tables, watering plants etc.
3. It's almost Halloween! Stay safe during COVID-19 by putting bowls of candy at the edge of your driveway, wearing a mask, and making sure you stay socially distant from trick-or-treaters.
4. Please visit Lakeside Village businesses. Lunch outside at Lucho's, cakes from Ambrosia or sandwiches from Dinosaurs or socially-distanced yoga at the Breathe Salt Yoga studio. Shopping from home? Special offer of free delivery on orders over $100 from San Francisco's Flatiron Wines & Spirits.

September 28, 2020: Lakeside One newsletter including:
1. A new more formal association, Friends of Lakeside Village, is being created with SF Parks Alliance as a fiscal sponsor. This will help us fundraise for future projects. Thank you, Lisa Napoli.
2. The Dept of Public Works confirms that fill-in trees will be planted on the Junipero Serra median strip following the tree removal. Timeframe not yet confirmed.
3. Walgreens are implementing a new security program to stop theft including 2550 Ocean for the safety of employees, customers, and neighbors. Thank you, Denise Burns.
4. As a bit of fun, please vote on names for the Ocean/Junipero Serra parking lot! Survey takes 1-min, closes next week. Click here to vote. Thank you to all the neighbors who submitted ideas!

September 23, 2020: Permit received for Ocean/Junipero Serra Parking Lot. Good news! We received a permit from Oct 10 to Dec 31, 2020. If this experiment to make Lakeside Village more attractive for residents, shoppers, and businesses is a success, the closure may extend into 2021. Many volunteer opportunities will follow including helping to paint a fun ground mural!

September 5, 2020: Thank you to the volunteers who cleaned up Lakeside Village today! For a few photos of the fun, click here. Thank you to the city for picking up the surprisingly large mountain of trash bags on the same day. The next cleanup date is TBD, likely October.

September 5, 2020:
Lakeside Village Cleanup with Social Distancing and COVID-19 Protocols. Please join your friends and neighbors on Saturday Sept 5 from 3PM to 4PM to help cleanup Lakeside Village. We will meet in the Parking Lot on Ocean at Junipero Serra. Trash bags will be provided for garbage pickup. Please wear a mask and gloves. Bring your own garden tools if you would like to help weed the neglected periphery of the parking lot. All families are welcome!

August 27, 2020:
Lakeside One participatory voting results. Good news! Four of the Lakeside One proposals submitted to the District 7 participatory budgeting received enough votes to move forward. Implementation will take many months but funding is approved and project managers will be assigned by the relevant City departments. In future, we can look forward to: a) Sidewalk Gardens on Ocean Ave in Lakeside Village; b) Planting and Beautification of the Junipero Serra Median; c) Speed Bumps to stop speeding and protect Lakeside One pedestrians; d) Wall Murals for Ocean Ave along the railway tracks to help stop unsightly graffiti. Thank you to the many people who wrote proposals - and voted!

March 25, 2020:
Next neighborhood meeting. In light of COVID-19 concerns, the next Lakeside One meeting will be outside during the summer (date TBD). Bring your family and favorite "pandemic packaged snack” to Junipero Serra frontage road on a Saturday afternoon for happy hour, 4PM to 6PM. Meet the neighbors! Get an update on Lakeside One projects!

March 11, 2020
Ocean “Playlot” in the carpark by Junipero Serra has the goal of testing temporary ideas to make Ocean more inviting for the entire community of residents, visitors, and businesses. For the update delivered to Lakeside One homes and businesses on March 11, click here.

February 5, 2020:
District 7 participatory budgeting. In January 2020, a number of residents submitted proposals for District 7 funds to make improvements in Lakeside One. The emphasis is on Ocean Ave in an effort to make the commercial corridor in Lakeside Village more attractive to businesses, shoppers, and residents. We will email links when the voting starts (voting will be open for 2-weeks, timing TBD). Each proposal requires over 450 votes from District 7 residents to move forward so we will ask you to reach out to your friends and family. Proposals include:

  1. Junipero Serra Median planting and beautification, Denise Burns (Woodacre).

  2. Restore the Horse Heads along Woodacre, Denise Burns (Woodacre).

  3. Protect Lakeside One Pedestrians with speed bumps to stop speeding, Kathleen Lunbeck (Junipero Serra).

  4. Wall Murals for Ocean at M-line & bus stop to prevent graffiti, Lisa Napoli (Junipero Serra), Kath Tsakalakis (Beachmont), Mike Ritch (artist, Jean Henry Art Studio on Ocean).

  5. Sidewalk Gardens for Ocean near Junipero Serra. Lisa Napoli (Junipero Serra), Kath Tsakalakis (Beachmont), Commodore Sloat School gardening teacher and students.

  6. Emergency Preparedness for Lakeside and other neighborhoods with support from Lisa Napoli.

  7. Solid red cross-walk light on Sloat at West Portal Lutheran School, Kath Tsakalakis (Beachmont), Mickey Angerman (Principal), Bob Fiedler (Stern Grove). Note: this is too expensive for participatory budgeting so it has been moved into a separate Vision Zero city process.