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4/20 tokers shirk new regulations by taking weed fest to Dolores Park

Hundreds of 4/20 celebrants chose to avoid the increased security at Hippie Hill in Golden Gate Park and observe the unsanctioned holiday – free of city-imposed restrictions – at Dolores Park. “I know Hippie Hill is the place to go on 4/20 but I heard this morning that police were checking IDs and stuff, and I’m not even going to...

Dolores Park: Better binning, but trash can confusion persists

Saturday afternoon: It was kind of soggy out in the park so there were not as many picnic groups.  Although, the weather ended up being nicer than expected and the smart picnickers brought a tarp to cover the ground. – Lydia Sunday morning at 7:45 a.m.  Not a seagull or maintenance worker in sight. Either they had already picked up what...

Dolores Park, Monday morning trash report, D +

Although one wants to be encouraging, it is hard to give a passing grade to park goers who still require five to six SF Rec and Park employees to pick up after them, but in a trip to the park late Sunday night, it was clear there would not be as much trash to pick up on Monday as there was...

Glorious Saturday transforms Dolores Park into a trash dump by Sunday

Six workers from SF Rec and Park arrived at 6:30 a.m. Sunday to find Dolores Park blanketed with the debris of what had been a beautiful Saturday. They picked their way through glass bottles of Corona, Modelo and Bud Lights, empty cartons soggy from the morning dew, a cornucopia of recyclable food containers, a picnic table, uneaten watermelon and plenty of hard liquor bottles, their...

Serena Williams Surprises Dolores Park Tennis Players (TMZ)

For two guys playing tennis at Dolores Park yesterday, it was just a Sunday night in the park. But then tennis superstar Serena Williams showed up, TMZ reports. Williams decided to ask if she could join their match “just to see their reaction.” “Oh my goodness! Is this for real?” one of the players asks in the video recorded, apparently, by Williams’ fiance...

Multi-Use Field at Dolores Park to Close Temporarily

Part of the multi-use field on the North side of Dolores Park will close on Monday, Dec. 19th until February 10th for maintenance. The turf must undergo annual maintenance, a parks spokesperson wrote, in anticipation of heavy use in the spring and summer months. The rest of the park will remain open during the winter months.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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)...

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...

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....