Tag Archives: San Francisco Recreation and Park

Photo courtesy of the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department.

New Mission Park Opening Delayed Due to Rain

A recent spell of heavy rainfall has caused a delay in the construction of a new Mission District park, was scheduled to open to the public at 17th and Folsom streets at the end of 2016. Construction of the 31,850-square-foot park, spearheaded by the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, has been underway since March, although the plans for the...
Palm trees on the south side. Photo: Joe Rivano Barros.

Dolores Park Glow-in-the-Dark Reopening Rescheduled

Mark your calendars, park lovers: Dolores Park’s long-awaited south side reopening has been officially rescheduled for Wednesday, January 27 from 4 to 7 p.m. after rain delayed the date, originally set for last Thursday. The northern side’s reopening in the summer was marked by a silent disco – the southern side will get a glow-in-the-dark bash. Attendees are asked to...
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Dolores Park Opening Postponed, New Date TBD

Looks like Dolores Park party animals will have to wait to bust out their glow sticks: The Recreation and Parks Department sent notice this morning that weather will postpone the park’s reopening and the glow-in-the-dark party that was supposed to accompany the unveiling of the park’s southern half. A new date has yet to be set, but rain is forecast for every day...
Photo by Joe Rivano Barros.

SF Bans Glass in Dolores Park, Alcohol Not So Much

The Love Dolores campaign, a partnership between park officials and local merchants, has set its sights on a new target: removal of all glass from Dolores Park.   “Glass can fall and break, and it’s a hassle to clean up and causes a hazard,” said Sarah Ballard, director of policy and public affairs at the Recreation and Parks Department. “The...
Friends enjoy a Saturday afternoon in the park.

Dolores Park Follies: Where Are The People From?

Before the clouds and wind really rolled in last Saturday, I went to Dolores Park to do an informal survey. Where are all these people from, I wondered. Has the park become a tourist trap? A local hotspot? A Bay Area wide phenomenon? I asked about 150 people where they currently live, though not everyone as focused as any data analyst...
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Dolores Park Video Taker Considers a Park Clean Up

A Dolores Park visitor who took video of a confrontation between his friends and some parks enforcement officers who cited them for playing amplified music says he could have handled the situation better. Matthew Card, who recorded an encounter with Recreation and Parks officer J. Chan after being cited for playing amplified music, said he and his friends are now thinking...
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DA Charges Tagger with 10 Counts of Felony Vandalism

The office of District Attorney George Gascón announced Monday it would be charging Andrew Yarbrough, a prolific tagger apprehended by Mission District police officers last week, with ten felony counts of vandalism as well as 19 misdemeanor counts of vandalism. Yarbrough, whose is allegedly the vandal behind the tag “Cryst,” has spray painted his work throughout the city—on MUNI shelters, businesses,...

Rec and Park Retreats on Soccer Field Permits

UPDATE, 12:09 p.m. Oct. 16: The Recreation and Parks Department has confirmed that, effective immediately, no adult permits will be issued for use of the soccer field at Mission Playground, though youth league permits will still be available until 7:00 p.m. every day. ——— Rec and Park general manager Phil Ginsburg said he would make the soccer field at Mission...
The Mexico Liberty Bell. Photo by Wally Gobetz.

Dolores Park’s Mexico Liberty Bell on the Move

The Mexico Liberty Bell, that imposing  bell that greets visitors entering Dolores Park from 19th Street, shall toll again, but it will do so 25 feet east of its original location. According to the Recreation and Parks Department, the park’s Liberty Bell is being moved as part of the Mission Dolores Park Improvement renovation currently in the works. The Parks Department says the move will make the...
The pool at Mission Playground is mostly empty, save for some greenish water.

Shaky Ground Delays Mission Pool’s Opening

During Mission Playground’s renovation this year, construction crews working in the men’s locker room of the clubhouse discovered that the ground underneath them had become liquefied, a state where solid matter behaves like a liquid. The liquefaction was thought to be localized to the locker room but as crews conducted minor repairs to the pool deck it became apparent that...
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Open House for Dolores Park Project Canceled

An open house for the Dolores Park Rehabilitation Plan scheduled for this Thursday, Sept. 27, has been canceled due to a delay in the project’s environmental review, according to Steve Cancian, an architect speaking on behalf of the project team. No new date has been announced. We recently reported that the project was running behind schedule. The project team includes urban...
Most recent park design courtesy of San Francisco Recreation and Park.

17th and Folsom Park to Get Shared Garden Space

Plans for the park to be created at 17th and Folsom streets have gone through many changes since the design phase began three years ago. Last Thursday evening, planners revealed the most recent development: communal gardens.