Tinkerbell sprinkles money over Rec and Park 

You’ve probably noticed the huge white tent over by Justin Herman Plaza and you may know that it’s for a major London production of Peter Pan.

But did you know it’s a model moneymaker for the Recreation and Park Department and has repeatedly been acknowledged by General Manager Phil Ginsburg as one of several creative ways the department would fill a budget hole.

It’s costing the production $325,000 for the permit alone, and an additional 3.5 percent of the first $7 million in gross ticket revenue.

In addition, the company is holding a benefit for Rec and Park and the nonprofit San Francisco Parks Trust, which also benefits open spaces.

The benefit is May 12th at 7 p.m. and tickets cost anywhere between $45 for general admission to $1,000 for a family package.

Rec and Park spokesman Elton Pon said a major chunk of the proceeds will go directly to open spaces.

Here’s a link to the site that also has a preview of the show and how to buy tickets.

Now when are we going to see those sleepovers in Golden Gate Park? 

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