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.
But unfortunately, despite the eco pop-up’s return and the education campaign encouraging people to “Love Dolores” and not leave their garbage behind, the park was, again, trashed.
— Caroline Orsi (@bearorsi) January 28, 2016
Dolores Park is already full of garbage! pic.twitter.com/lXINISx09h
— Peter Lawrence Kane (@WannaCyber) January 28, 2016
If you stayed away from the light-up party and the crowds, here’s a little look at the festivities: