Photo courtesy of Dolores Park Works.

Dolores Park Works and Helen Diller Playground are both nominees for SF Beautiful’s 41st Annual Beautification Awards, which will be announced tonight.

Dolores Park Works is a nonprofit park advocacy and service organization that’s been tending the park since 2009; Helen Diller Playground opened to great fanfare in April after a six-year-long battle to construct it.

The winner will be announced this evening at 7 p.m. during SF Beautiful’s <3 SF party at the SF Armory Drill Court on Mission and 14th streets. There will be food trucks, a beer garden, rickshaws and music. Admission is free, but an RSVP is required.

For more than 60 years, the nonprofit group SF Beautiful has worked to create and maintain the beauty of San Francisco. Its beautification awards highlight exceptional corporations, city initiatives and community groups that work to improve San Francisco’s public spaces, according to the group’s website.


In other Dolores Park news, the Boys and Girls Club of San Francisco has started cleaning up the park twice a week.

“We do this for 10 or 15 minutes every Tuesday and Thursday,” a group leader told Dolores Park works in a press release. “Most of them like it.”

The club has been helping San Francisco youth engage with their community since 1891, and it’s the latest group to help keep Dolores Park from being trashed.

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