Grantee in the News | Aug 2023

Community, City Officials Celebrate $3.38 Million Makeover of Herz Playground

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Koret chief program officer Danielle Foreman (second from left) joined Mayor London Breed, other city officials, and community members at the re-opening of Herz Playground. Photo credit: James Watkins


Families and kids of all ages were greeted Thursday by new play equipment and a nature-inspired makeover at the newly renovated Herz Playground in McLaren Park. The new playground marks the 10th of 13 playgrounds slated for renovation through the Let’sPlaySF! initiative, a public-private partnership to bring creative play-spaces to neighborhoods across the city as prioritized by a citizen task force.

“What makes the LetsPlaySF! Initiative and the renovation of the Herz Playground so fantastic is that each park is a true partnership between the residents of the community, philanthropy, and the city,” said Koret’s chief program officer Danielle Foreman, who was asked to speak at the event. “Each park like this one really represents what this community needs and wants.”

“Since our founding, more than 40 years ago, the foundation has been dedicated to creating a vibrant Bay Area region,” Foreman added. “That support has extended to our schools, our theaters, our community centers, and our parks, because we know that parks are hubs for community building for all ages.”

Read more about the ribbon cutting here.