Our Children, Our Families Council Members
Recreation & Park Department
Phil Ginsburg is the general manager of the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department. With more than 4,100 acres and over 220 parks under its jurisdiction, the Recreation and Park Department stewards some of the most spectacular public spaces in the world, including Golden Gate Park, Coit Tower and the Palace of Fine Arts. During his tenure, Ginsburg has made increasing access to public recreation the department’s primary objective, ensuring that the city’s children and families have the opportunity to not only survive in the city, but thrive. Understanding the realities of 21st Century government, Phil has also helped San Francisco’s park system avoid catastrophic cuts, closures and service reductions through the strategic use of public-private partnerships, creative revenue strategies, technology and administrative efficiencies.