Decision Time: 2 Key Dolores Park Workshops Coming in August

In August, the RPD and the Dolores Park Rehabilitation Project Steering Committee will be hosting two important workshops to set the direction of the Dolores Park Rehabilitation Plan.  The workshops will be held Thursday, August 4th and Thursday, August 25th at 6:30 at a location near the park to be announced soon on the RPD website.  These sessions will be the final two community workshops in the participatory planning process.   

At the August 4th workshop, community members will work in small groups to consider a range of approaches to designing each aspect of the park.  These alternative approaches will be based on the preliminary plans created by the participants in our June 30th workshop.  For example one set of alternatives will explore options for the bathrooms: should they be concentrated in the clubhouse as they were in several of the plans created on the 30th? or should they be distributed to two or three locations as was done in other plans created by community members?  After discussing the alternatives, participants will vote to decide their preferred direction for each aspect of the park.

On Thursday, August 25th, at the final workshop, community members will review and refine a draft rehabilitation plan that brings together all of the community’s preferred approaches selected on the 3rd

After this final workshop, the Dolores Park Rehabilitation Project Steering Committee will continue to meet to assure all the communities of Dolores Park are represented throughout the project.  The Steering Committee is composed of over 40 representatives of diverse community organizations, institutions and constituencies.

If you have any questions, suggestions or ideas, please email Jake Gilchrist, the project manager, at   or call Jake at 415-581-2561. 

You can also submit your ideas using the project comment form, which is available at  Just click on the “meeting materials” tab, download and fill out the comment form, and then email it to Jake at the address above.