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.
The morning after opening. #dolorespark#whywecanthavenicethingspic.twitter.com/CkS99TyFEc
— 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:
I went to Mission High, directly across the street from Dolores Park. I lived close to the park and went there often. I moved away from San Francisco in 1973, but still have family there. I’m planning to make a trip there very soon and one place I want to go is Dolores Park. It saddens me that the park has just reopened and it’s already trashed. This is a landmark and park goers should try to take care of it.
how the fuck can they claim these changes cost 20 million dollars. Ed Lee and Zulu Jones stole at least half of that. Just kidding. Ed Lee is honest. He never lied, or took bribes.