Vandalism at Mission Dolores Park

Sadly, Mission Dolores Park has seen a big rise in graffiti and vandalism recently. The Recreation & Park Department has reached out to SFPD’s Mission Station to help control the problem. KTVU captured the vandalism in a recent story – click here to watch. Dolores Park is beloved park by many San … Continue reading

Construction Check-In at Dolores Park

At this moment in the construction process, a lot of “ground work” is occurring, including laying down the drainage systems, trenching for utilities, and grading for the new paths and sports courts. In the next couple of weeks, you’ll start to see some exciting above-ground improvements. A lot of concrete … Continue reading

SF Chronicle: Dolores Park Renovation

By John Wildermuth (Photo via sfgate.com) The thousands of visitors who cover just about every inch of lawn at Dolores Park on sunny weekends will have to squeeze a little closer for the next 14 months. The Mission District park, one of the city’s busiest and most popular recreation sites, is … Continue reading

Helen Diller Playground at Mission Dolores Park Now Open!

San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) announced today the grand opening of Helen Diller Playground in Mission Dolores Park. Mayor Ed Lee, Supervisor Scott Wiener, San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, Mrs. Helen Diller and family, San Francisco Parks Alliance, Friends of Dolores Park Playground, and park advocates gathered … Continue reading

Opening Celebration on March 31st!

You are cordially invited to join Mayor Edwin M. Lee, Supervisor Scott Wiener, San Francisco Recreation and Park Department General Manager Phil Ginsburg, Mrs. Helen Diller, San Francisco Parks Alliance and Friends of Dolores Park Playground for the grand opening ceremony of Helen Diller Playground at Mission Dolores Park on … Continue reading

50% of Helen Diller playground project done

The project is 50% complete, contractor is proceeding with concrete flatwork, including curbs and walls. In addition irrigation lateral lines are being installed. Anticipating the delivery of the bridge in mid January, play equipment is scheduled to start arriving thereafter. Project will be open to the public in Spring 2012. … Continue reading

Helen Diller Playground Construction Update. 12/05/11

Progress that was made this week includes: The Contractor continues to make good strides this week on the concrete flat work. Crews formed and poured the bridge abutments, walls at the sand table, finished pads for the climbing wall, net anchors and slabs this week. Work on the irrigation lateral … Continue reading

Helen Diller Playground Construction Update. 10/06/11

 The playground is beginning to take shape, though still somewhat conceptually.  The crews are working quickly to get the all the subsurface infrastructure in place before the rainy days set in.  The outline of the curving entrance drive is now clearly discernible by to the concrete form-work for the retaining wall will bank it … Continue reading

Helen Diller Playground Construction Activities Update. 08/23/11

Below is a summary of the recent construction activities associated with the Playground Renovation project: The Contractor has completed the rough grading, with the exception of the hillside just south of the play area where new irrigation lines connecting the new system to the existing are yet to be installed. … Continue reading

Helen Diller Playground Construction Activities Update. 08/08/11

Below is a summary of the recent construction activities associated with the Playground Renovation project: The Contractor continues to do rough grading of the site. Excavation for the foundation footings is underway. Trenching and installation of subsurface utilities is in progress. Mock-ups of the boulder retaining walls are being constructed … Continue reading

Helen Diller Playground Construction Activities Update, 07/12/2011

Below is a summary of the recent construction activities associated with the Playground Renovation project: Contractor commenced surveying and staking of the site last week. Tree removal commenced last week and will be completed in 2 to 3 days. The fence has been moved so that the Palms are now … Continue reading

Construction Fencing Set to Arrive on June 3

Bauman Landscape Construction will install the first section of construction fencing on Friday, June 3.  As a result, the playground and adjacent picnic areas will be officially closed to the public. The installation of the temporary access driveway for service vehicles has been delayed.  This work is expected to occur … Continue reading

SF Rec & Park, NPC and Friends of Dolores Park Playground Partner Up for New Playground

Friday, May 20, 2011 Contact: RPD Info, SF Rec & Park, Phone: 415-831-2796 Email: rpdinfo@sfgov.org Nancy Gonzalez Madynski, Chair of Friends of Dolores Park Phone: 415-828-5772 Email: friendsofdolorespark@gmail.com SF Rec & Park, NPC and Friends of Dolores Park Playground Partner Up for New Playground New playground to be named after … Continue reading