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List: Parks for Sale 

Wednesday, May 26 2010

The city's Recreation and Park department is desperately seeking new revenues to support itself during the city's current budget crisis. What new revenue ideas is it considering?

• Charge rent to homeless people living in Golden Gate Park

• Small fee for looking at trees

• Golf courses. Whatever the question, the answer is "golf courses"

• Sell naming rights to public open spaces. Hello, Getty Gate Park!

• Convert Alamo Square into one giant condo

• Now that the military is out of the Presidio, rent it out to private mercenaries

• Surcharge for living near a rec center

• Smiles are no longer free

• Dig for oil

• Privatize shade

• Double the price of the carousel no one uses

• Put Dolores Park regulars in cages and charge tourists to see the Hipster Zoo

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