For many months, Dolores Park, the Mission’s popular weekend hangout, has been undergoing renovations. On March 31, the first of many planned updates was introduced: the new Helen Diller Playground, which features a bright red bridge, a musical section and different age zones for playground users.
According to former Supervisor Bevan Dufty, who attended the opening ceremony, the playground was in the works for six years before the unveiling.
There are many more overdue changes en route for the park. But it’s up to the community to decide which changes will take place and what the new park will look like. The Dolores Park Renovation Plan decrees that new restrooms and pathways will be added, causing more than half the park to be unavailable to the public for approximately a year and a half. This phase of the renovations is set to begin in September.