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The Dolores Park Group Hug in SF’s Mission District

It felt good. To start with, there was mostly a sign and a small group of organizers – Joyce Mayorga, Samantha Ann Patterson and Praveen Sinha – with really good intentions. They stood in a small, flatter section of Dolores Park near Dolores Street waiting for a crowd to gather. Joyce Mayorga explained why the group hug: Other picnickers relaxing nearby looked...
The infamous pissoir. Photo by Lola M. Chavez

Dolores Park Follies: SF Mission Pissoir Passes Muster

A San Francisco Superior Court judge has ruled that the much-ballyhooed pissoir in a corner of Dolores Park doesn’t break any of the laws implied by the suit, effectively ending the case. “Plaintiffs have failed to allege any claim for which they would be entitled to the relief they seek,” wrote Judge Harold Kahn in his order. Those who seek...
The July 20, 2016, Pokemon Go crawl at Dolores Park. Photo by Joe Rivano Barros.

Pokémon Players Invade Mission District

Hundreds of people and their smartphones descended on Dolores Park on Wednesday evening for the first ever San Francisco “Pokémon crawl,” a walk from the Mission District to the Embarcadero for players of “Pokémon Go,” their booze and Pikachu costumes, and accompanying police escorts. “It’s a good time, it’s cool, it’s a little disorganized,” said Don Nguyen, a 30-year-old software...
Photo by Joe Rivano Barros.

Rec & Park to End Paid Lawn Reservations at Dolores Park

News of a lawn-rental pilot program at Dolores Park quickly attracted controversy and political debate on Monday and by Tuesday, Supervisor Scott Wiener announced he had worked out a deal with the Recreation and Parks Department to end the rental of lawn space. “Despite this program being consistent with long-standing policy in Dolores Park, I do share concerns about reserving...
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Dolores Park Follies: Paid Lawn Reservations

The San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department has begun to allow reservations of parts of Dolores Park — for a fee ranging from $33 for groups under 50 to $325 for those larger than 400. Interested groups must complete an application and pay a $200 security deposit. A graphic on the department’s website shows eight areas available for reservation from 10 a.m....
Kay Smith (left) and friends attend 415 Day. Photo by Laura Waxmann.

Locals Flock to Dolores Park to Celebrate 4/15

In what they called a “direct response to gentrification,” at least 100 people gathered in Dolores Park to celebrate 415 Day, or Frisco Day. The celebration was called by a  group of loosely affiliated residents under the name Solidarity Forever. It was created specifically for San Francisco natives and long-term residents, who arrived to watch Aztec dancers open the event...
Photo by Joe Rivano Barros.

Man Pinned to Ground, Arrested at Dolores Park

SFist has a video up today of a man who was pinned to the ground and arrested at Dolores Park on Monday by two park rangers for the crime of “being drunk,” according to SFist reporter Jack Morse, who happened to be nearby and filmed the incident. Rangers just tackled / arrested a Dolores park reveler. pic.twitter.com/ZrsUasberM — Jack (@WarrenMarcusson)...
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Dolores Park Follies: Problematic Pissoir

You’ve already heard about it, you might have seen it, and you may even have smelled it: The Dolores Park pissoir has been attracting national news coverage — but did you know the city might be sued for it? A Christian legal nonprofit based in Sacramento called the Pacific Justice Institute is zeroing in on the little corner of the...
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It’s Back! Pics from Dolores Park’s Reopening (and Aftermath)

At last. After $20.5 million and several years spent on renovations, Dolores Park’s southern half reopened Wednesday evening, marking the first time in years that the whole park has been open to visitors. Chain link fences came down in the morning, and in the evening park fans arrived to savor the views and to participate in a little glow-in-the-dark revelry....
Photo by Joe Rivano Barros.

Dolores Park’s “Eco Pop Up” Deemed Successful

After a study last spring showed that 65 percent of garbage discarded at Dolores Park could have been recycled or composted, the Recreation and Parks department initiated a new approach to sort waste produced at the park to make sure less of it went to landfills. The eco pop-up, a series of large containers manned by Recology staff on weekends and holidays who...
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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Knife Attack in SF Mission’s Dolores Park

A 22-year-old man, a 21-year-old man, and a 24-year-old woman were in Dolores Park on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. when they were approached by a group of six men in their early 20s. The group of men asked the three if they would like to buy marijuana and the victims refused, after which the group of men asked them if they were...
Photo by Joe Rivano Barros.

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...