Dolores Park

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Developments in Development: Bubbling Along

Maybe I got a little excited last week with some talk about how tech might be slowing down and housing prices might come down with it – SocketSite says Bay Area home prices are still going strong and actually surged in December and Curbed cautiously predicts a return of climbing rents. Still, USA Today, ABC7 and the Chronicle all had...
Palm trees on the south side. Photo: Joe Rivano Barros.

Dolores Park Glow-in-the-Dark Reopening Rescheduled

Mark your calendars, park lovers: Dolores Park’s long-awaited south side reopening has been officially rescheduled for Wednesday, January 27 from 4 to 7 p.m. after rain delayed the date, originally set for last Thursday. The northern side’s reopening in the summer was marked by a silent disco – the southern side will get a glow-in-the-dark bash. Attendees are asked to...
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Dolores Park Opening Postponed, New Date TBD

Looks like Dolores Park party animals will have to wait to bust out their glow sticks: The Recreation and Parks Department sent notice this morning that weather will postpone the park’s reopening and the glow-in-the-dark party that was supposed to accompany the unveiling of the park’s southern half. A new date has yet to be set, but rain is forecast for every day...
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Police Seek Man Missing from SF Mission

San Francisco police released a statement today seeking the public’s help in finding 32-year-old Matthew Wastrodowski, who was often seen in the Mission. Wastrodowski was last seen, according to police, at 1 p.m. on December 7 at Clay and Walnut streets, and has not been seen since. He was a frequent visitor to Dolores Park and would go to the...
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SF Bans Glass in Dolores Park, Alcohol Not So Much

The Love Dolores campaign, a partnership between park officials and local merchants, has set its sights on a new target: removal of all glass from Dolores Park.   “Glass can fall and break, and it’s a hassle to clean up and causes a hazard,” said Sarah Ballard, director of policy and public affairs at the Recreation and Parks Department. “The...
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Tree Set on Fire in Dolores Park, Robbery on Valencia

A sunny afternoon in Dolores park apparently wasn’t warm enough for one visitor, who ended up in the hot seat when he was arrested for tree arson. The 37-year-old man apparently lit the base of a palm tree on fire with a lighter around 3 p.m. on Thursday.  Police showed up and arrested him. The tree was partially burned, but...
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Dolores Park Trashed After July 4th Celebrations

At the end of a full day of visitors at Dolores Park on Saturday, the lawns were in pretty good shape and most of the trash had been picked up, but that changed later at night after dozens of revelers celebrated July 4th. By 6 a.m. today the park was awash in trash. “This has to stop,” said the supervisor cleaning up the...
Bistro Bots, a company that creates sandwich-making robots, set up at Dolores Park. Photo by Meira Gebel.

Robot Serves Up Sandwiches at Dolores Park

The latest food to stand in line for in San Francisco? Robot-made sandwiches at Dolores Park. This afternoon’s line formed as two engineers and one culinary chef set up their Bistro Bot and started churning out PB&J’s and nutella and fruit sandwiches with various garnishes. Jay Reppert and Hamid Sani, the two engineers of the robot, and Steve Ilttell, a chef, are just...
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Thousands Gather in Dolores Park for Annual Trans March

Dolores Park filled with color and charisma on Friday afternoon for the annual Trans March as thousands of people gathered with signs, flags, and, in some cases, heels, to celebrate trans life and show the power of visibility –  the theme of this year’s march. People from across the country gathered to ring in the 11th annual of Trans March, which started...
Doesn't Mission High look lovely? And that field...so perfect...

Sneak Peek at Dolores Park’s New North

Well, one thing’s for sure, you’ll never see the turf this pristine again. Dolores Park’s northern half is scheduled to reopen with a celebratory silent disco next Thursday, June 18. But today, the press got a little tour of the almost-complete walkways, bathrooms, promenade, courts, and field. Have a look:    
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Dolores Park Follies: Drinking Water (Update)

A Mission Local reader writes in today that the water fountain at Dolores Park has been out for months.  We’re following up with Rec and Parks to see when it will be repaired and we will update as soon as we hear something. Update: Well, on first follow up, Rec and Park reported that, yes, the fountain had been fixed, but we went...
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The Mission Reacts to TV Drama “94110”

You’ve probably seen the flyers around the neighborhood. You know, the ones with an open casting call for a mysterious television series entitled “94110”? As we learned earlier, the show is not intended to be some kind of performance art or joke, and the flyers weren’t just there to get a rise out of people, though the casting call alone...
Scene from Dolores Park Action meeting. Photo by Elizabeth Creely.

Dolores Park Follies: Solving the “Culture Problem”

Roughly 30 concerned neighbors gathered at the event space 18 Reasons Tuesday for an event hosted by San Francisco’s Department of Recreation and Parks. Among the collection of local employees, neighbors and merchants, was an air of seriousness in the room, which suited the matter under discussion: Dolores Park, and its party problem. The park, which is nearing the end...