|Sustainability Plan / Parks, Open Spaces and Streetscapes / Definitions|
Habitat. A geographic area whose combination of resources (such as food, cover, water, temperature, precipitation, predators, etc.) promotes the survival and reproduction of individuals of a certain species.
Open space. Any outdoor public land not under the jurisdiction of the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department, (that is, not a park or recreational facility) and any private space which is in general use by members of the public (such as a plaza or courtyard).
Parks. Any outdoor, planted areas that are under the jurisdiction of the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department, maintained for the use and enjoyment of humans, wildlife and birds. “Parks” also include recreational facilities, which are indoor or outdoor spaces, managed by the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department, for use in athletic activities.
Streetscapes. City passageways: streets, boulevards and alleyways. They encompass public spaces such as roadways and sidewalks, semi-private spaces such as residential front yards and commercial terraces, and include the street trees, flower-boxes and planters that enhance these spaces.