Actually, this may not be much of a tool for Jill and Jim San Franciscan to simply gather people together for a volleyball game. While ostensibly aimed at recreation-seeking individuals, the FAQ section of the site veers into some language no individual who just wants to enjoy a day in the sun would think to use:
ParksPortal is specifically designed to provide organizations ofand furthermore:
all sizes a venue to publicize their events, recruit volunteers, and
expand their fundraising and press exposure. Register your organization
and have easy control of managing your events. Create a profile for
your organization that everyone will see on each of your event
listings. Have a sponsor for your organization, or for a specific
event? As a registered organization, you can also include logos from
sponsors on your listings using our sponsor banner feature. Your event
is also automatically enrolled in ParksPress, a service that provides San Francisco press with notifications about park events.
One of ParksPortal's most powerful features for organizations is theThe portal is a joint project of the city's Recreation and Parks Department and the nonprofit San Francisco Parks Trust -- so it's unclear how much city money and time is tied up in the endeavor.
ability to highlight sponsors and leverage traffic to your events. For
events listed by registered users, ParksPortal can assign a banner,
image, or logo of your choice to your organization profile to appear on
all your events, and also assign individual banners to a single event.
This flexibility gives you the ability to highlight sponsors of
particular events or an annual "season" sponsor. Supported by full
metrics, ParksPortal tracks how many times your banners are viewed, and
how many click-throughs you receive.
H/T | PublicCEO.com