Phoenix Day Family Fun Hub Program

Sunday Streets SF and our partners are sponsoring permits for a Family Fun Hub in every district of the City on October 16th, 2022 so neighborhoods across San Francisco can come together in their streets to celebrate community, health and resilience.

Family Fun Hubs are envisioned to be like a mini Sunday Streets run by community members themselves hosting open space for play and gathering, local resource tables and vendors, and cultural offerings like music, dance, and arts and crafts activities that reflect San Francisco’s unique neighborhoods.

We hope you’ll take advantage of the program to create a special destination for your district and the whole San Francisco community!

Application Process

  1. Designate an Event Captain.
    • Every site needs one Event Captain to be the point of contact for Livable City. The Event Captain must:
      • Reside within the street closure
      • Manage the application process
      • Assume responsibility for the site adhering to all Family Fun Hub program guidelines
  2. Complete the Family Fun Hub Application Form.
      • If your site is approved for permitting, continue to step #3
  3. Flyer your site, gather signatures of support, and coordinate with service sites within your street closure. 
      • Flyer the buildings and cars within your street closure and one block off in each direction.
      • Gather signatures from at least 60% of the buildings within your street closure. A printable and digital template is available below.
      • Gather additional documentation of outreach and coordination with service centers such as libraries, houses of worship or recreation centers.
  4. Email your completed documentation to Livable City by the deadline listed below. Failure to do so will forfeit your space in the program. 
      • Send photos or scans of your completed letter of support and outreach, and emails with service centers to phoenixday@livablecity.org using the following format for the subject line: StreetName FirstCrossSt-LastCrossSt FirstNameInititial LastName

Important Deadlines

Deadline to Apply – September 1, 2022, at 11:59 pm.

Deadline to Submit Outreach Documentation – Friday, September 23rd, 2022 at 11:59pm. If documentation is not received by the deadline above, your space will be forfeited.

Deadline to place barricades and signage on the sidewalk along the curb – October 14th, 2022 by 6:00pm

Info and Host Training Sessions

Information Sessions
  • Block Party Info Session
    • TBA
Host Training Sessions

Family Fun Hub hosts are required to attend a full 2 hours training session. Block Party hosts are not required to attend a training but are highly encouraged to join the first hour of any of the training sessions below.

Host Resources

Letter of Support Template (download/printable)Request A Digital Letter of Support Template

Location Requirements

Phoenix Day Family Fun Hub sites can be 1-3 blocks in length with cross traffic allowed at intersections. All final decision on eligibility for a given site will be determined by ISCOTT, however sites that meet the following requirements are generally eligible:

  • A 1-3 block site
  • Free of transit service*, parking meters*, and emergency services (i.e. Fire or Police Station, Hospitals)
  • No more than one lane of traffic* in either direction and few multi-car parking garages*
  • Has support from the ground floor businesses and/or social services sites like senior centers or libraries, and places of worship that are open on Sundays
  • *Some exceptions to these requirements may be allowed in neighborhoods with inadequate access to open space and/or a large number of High Injury Corridors as identified by Vision Zero SF.

Outreach Requirements

    • Gather signatures of support from a minimum of 60% of the entities on the blocks of the street closure. Signatures must be completed and submitted by the deadline posted to SundayStreetSF.com/funhub.
    • For multi-unit apartment buildings, solicit a signature from the management company or HOA on behalf of the building – you DO NOT need to collect signatures from every unit.
    • For businesses, solicit a signature from a manager or owner.
    • Flier all buildings and cars within the street closure about a month before Phoenix Day and gather documentation of outreach to send to Livable City by the deadline listed on SundayStreetsSF.com/funhub.
    • Coordinate with social service sites such as churches, libraries and recreation centers within the street closure.
    • Document outreach and local access plants to send to Livable City by the deadline listed on SundayStreetssf.comfunhub.
    • Flier buildings and cars on the block at least one between Wednesday and Friday before Phoenix Day.
    • Place barricades and signage on the street once they arrive, no later than the Friday before Phoenix Day.

Programming Requirements

Prohibited Activities

      • Use of or promotion of tobacco/smoking products or alcohol
      • Distribution of individual, single-use plastic water bottles
      • Gated, paid programming (pay rides, VIP lounges, etc)
      • Motor vehicles or motor vehicle shows

Required Activities

      • Solicitation of surveys and distribution of prize bags provided by Livable City.
      • Hosting up to 3 Livable City-referred exhibitors. Exhibitors not guaranteed. Host will have the ability to review and decline specific exhibitors prior to final placement.
      • Seating and water for the public.
      • A minimum of 3 physically active stations such as hopscotch, jump rope or soccer.
      • A minimum of 1 accessible activity such as arts and craft or tabletop games.
      • A minimum of 1 resource table/partner from a local community serving organization.
      • Storage and distribution of supplies to Livable City volunteers, staff or participants as needed.

Requested Activities

      • Sharing and hosting disaster preparedness materials and activities
      • Tree plantings or sidewalk greenings
      • Sharing and getting feedback on upcoming projects in the neighborhood
      • Live music or dance performances
      • Exercise or fitness classes

Restricted Activities

      • Food distributions require the completion of a Craven Food Allowance at least 14 days prior to the event.
      • Food sales are prohibited unless all proper permits are obtained; SF DPH and Fire Department permit fees are the sole responsibility of the Event Captain and Family Fun Hub to pay. Livable City staff time to support permit applications is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis until capacity is filled.
      • Bounce houses must be rented from preferred vendors and meet the specifications provided to you in your confirmation email.
      • BBQ or cooking equipment in the public right of way (i.e. sidewalk or roadway) require additional barricades; Only small, non-commercial BBQs are permitted and will require prior coordination and approval.