Following up on our hard-hitting journalism from Friday, Nicolas King, an aide to Supervisor Dufty, has confirmed that Dolores Park will be "entirely closed during its renovation." While he was unable to provide a specific date for its closure, the most recent project report indicates construction could begin as soon as August 18th, 2011 or as late as December 18th, 2011 and would be completed in 17 months. Regardless, plan on kicking it elsewhere for 2012.
Kinda feel bad for Bi-Rite Creamery, since they are expanding the size of their shop and most of their customer base will be off smoking DMT and watching bros skateboard. At least we'll get to have a kick-ass Irish funeral for the park on August 17th?
Calls to the Recreation and Parks Department were unreturned.