Grantee in the News | Aug 2023

Tennis Center at Golden Gate Park Earns Coveted National Award

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San Francisco, CA — The Lisa and Douglas Goldman Tennis Center, located in Golden Gate Park, has been selected by the U.S. Tennis Association (USTA) to receive the 2023 Outstanding Facility Award. Of the 29 facilities to earn this year’s award, the Goldman Tennis Center received the top recognition as the sole recipient of the prestigious “Featured Facility of the Year”, and will be honored at next year’s USTA Annual Meeting and Conference.

The tennis center at Golden Gate Park has served tennis enthusiasts of all skill levels since 1894. In 2021, the center re-opened after a $27 million renovation through a public-private partnership with leadership gifts from Taube Philanthropies, the Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund, the Koret Foundation, and others. The renovation transformed the center into a state-of-the-art public facility with 16 tennis courts, including a sunken stadium style court, lights for night play and five mini courts for pickleball and teaching young children, and a garden courtyard for socializing.

“Our parks system is a treasured part of San Francisco, and the Goldman Tennis Center is one if our true jewels,” said Mayor London Breed. “This national recognition by the USTA shows what we can accomplish when the City, community, and philanthropy join together to support our parks. From iconic institutions like Golden Gate Park to the newest parks being created along our waterfront, we will continue to be a City that makes our outdoor space shine for everyone who lives in and visits San Francisco.”

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