I was talking to some of the fine folks of Dolores Park Works
this morning and they hipped me to this document
outlining the city-approved $11.7 million Dolores Park Renovation project. New bathrooms, better tennis courts, new playground, better grass for me to be cool on, and the clubhouse (that is currently full of asbestos) will be rebuilt and open for community events/soirees/romantic evenings gazing at the skyline/epic keggers. This is about the best news to drop since the iPad. But, of course, there is a catch: parts of the park (potentially the entire 14 acre eden) could be shut down for up to two years
, starting as early as August 2011. See you at Potrero del Sol
From the January 11, 2010 Project Status Report:
The project scope will include the repair and/or renovation of the courts, field, and clubhouse; restoration of existing roads and pathways; upgrades to subsurface infrastructure, irrigation and lighting; modifications to the site to remove barriers and improve accessibility, and overall reconditioning of the park landscape. The renovation of the children's playground will be completed under a seperate project.
(At the time of publishing, no one from Supervisor Dufty's Office nor the Recreation and Parks Department was available for comment).