It is one thing to hear that a park in the Castro received a high ranking. It’s another to know, just 4 years ago, it was almost 20 percent less. As a matter of fact, four years ago, the park was simply out of hand.
Today, however, Eureka Valley Rec Center has maintained a record of more than 91% for the third year in a row according to the SF Controller’s Office annual report for 2009-10. To maintain it’s top ten spot this year, it scored 98.6%.
Of course, the parks didn’t get there by themselves. Instead, it took the work of the community to bring the Castro up to standards. In particular, the Eureka Valley Improvement Association (EVIA) is to thank.
However, it should not be overlooked that most of these scores were based on site maintenance. Overall, this would be from daily phoned in requests to 311 on something that needs to be cleaned up. Follow up on requests is then pursued by several departments and the help of EVIA.
In order to continue receiving these high ranks every year, the park will need you to be on the lookout for any maintenance needs. Of course, it goes without saying that the Castro’s EVIA could always use another set of helping hands.