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Lake Merced Outdoor Center Proposal


Unfortunately, the SF Rec & Park Commissioners have decided to move forward with the proposal from Lake Merced West, LLC for the PRGC site.

The next meeting for you to testify AGAINST Lake Merced West’s plan will be on Thursday, October 20th, 10:00am PST at City Hall in Room 416. This will be the last chance to get in front of Rec & Park before it goes in front of the Board of Supervisors for final approval.

At this point, there are really two scenarios we all need to be focused on and want to encourage the Commissioners to consider:

  1. Amend Lake Merced West’s proposal and require that they include recreational Trap & Skeet shooting. The historic fields are currently underutilized, and it makes sense to reactivate them and bring back Trap & Skeet shooting.
  2. Terminate this RFP and issue a new request for interest, qualifications, or proposals that do not preclude Trap & Skeet shooting from the site by allowing small amounts of non-toxic and biodegradable matter to potentially fall into the lake.

Attendees at the meeting will have up to 3 minutes to testify by signing up to speak prior to the start of the meeting.

We encourage as many of you to attend as possible, but we need to be consistent in our messaging to reflect the options above. Please remember that at this point it is not about “saving the PRGC” or defending the Lake Merced Outdoor Center plan, rather, this is to highly encourage that Trap & Skeet shooting be required as part of Lake Merced West LLC’s plan or reissuing an RFP that doesn’t preclude Trap & Skeet shooting. Please be clear, personable, respectful, and meaningful if you decide to speak.

If you are unable to attend the meeting, please email your support by clicking on the following link:

PLEASE SHARE THIS LINK WITH EVERYONE YOU KNOW WHO CARES ABOUT SHOOTING SPORTS. We had 105 emails submitted before the last meeting, but that’s not enough.

We have included copy in the email form on the website that you can use, but we encourage you to write a respectful and personal message.

Time is running out, folks. Now is the time to let your voice be heard.

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NOTE: The club location at Lake Merced is closed at this time. Please direct all inquiries to the Club President via the club contacts page.

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