A human prepares for the Humans vs. Zombies Nerf War in Dolores Park Saturday.

There is always something interesting going on in the Mission. This is an occasional series where Mission Local takes to the streets to document a day in the Mission.

When it’s sunny in the Mission, it means it’s time to go to Dolores Park.

By noon on Saturday the park was already filled with people. Some were there to sip beers and picnic in the grass. Others came to play games like badminton or frisbee. Some walked their dogs through the park.

One group gathered near the playground, dressed in armor and armed with nerf gun weaponry, for the Humans vs. Zombies Nerf War. Another group wore all green in early celebration of St. Patrick’s Day.

As the afternoon wore on, a group of three San Francisco police officers walked into the park. Park-goers looked up briefly and debated whether to hide their beers. But not to worry: The police were only there to crack down on the loud music and amplifiers that some people had brought.

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Before crossing the Golden Gate Bridge from the suburbs, Jamie Goldberg was a softball player with a passion for sports reporting. Politics drive her crazy. But on trips down Mission streets, the ones that residents tell her need to be paved, she heads for the cure: “Dr. Loco" performances.

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