Dolores Park Playground Receives Sand Donation After Vandalism

CEMEX donates 20 tons of sand

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today that CEMEX donated 20 tons of sand to Mission Dolores Park today. The donation will replace the sand that was removed after vandals smashed bottles leaving glass shards throughout the Helen Diller Playground sandbox.


“We are grateful to have the generous support from our business community leader like CEMEX,” said Phil Ginsburg, SF Rec and Park General Manager.  “We all benefit when San Franciscans come together and do the right thing to take care of our parks.”


On February 19, 2015, vandals smashed beer bottles against sandbox concrete walls resulting large amount of glass shattered and scattered into the sand. SF Rec and Park crew had to clear out almost 20 tons of sand out of the sandbox in Helen Diller Playground at Mission Dolores Park.  The sandbox was not safe for play until all sand was cleared and replaced.


“CEMEX is a leader in the building materials industry and we’ve been a part of helping San Francisco grow and change for decades — whether it’s the Transbay Terminal or the new Bay bridge,” said Sara Engdahl, Director of Communications, CEMEX USA.  “Our aggregates help build the foundation for new ventures. It’s a real pleasure to help ensure the prompt re-opening of the sandbox at the playground.”



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