SF Gate: Fixing the culture problem at Dolores Park

Visitors at Dolores Park on a sunny SF day

By Elizabeth Creely

Roughly 30 concerned neighbors gathered at the event space 18 Reasons Tuesday for an event hosted by San Francisco’s Department of Recreation and Parks. Among the collection of local employees, neighbors and merchants, was an air of seriousness in the room, which suited the matter under discussion: Dolores Park, and its party problem.

The park, which is nearing the end of its three-year, 20-million dollar upgrade, has seen an upgrade in park attendance, too: at least ten thousand people visit the park on the weekends, and with the amped-up ebullience has come more of everything else, too, including trash which, according to city estimates, costs San Francisco taxpayers $750,000 to clean up.

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