For nearly a century San Franciscans have enjoyed the 13.7 acres of recreational opportunities provided by Mission Dolores Park. To help keep up with the use of the park and make much-needed infrastructure improvements, over 71 % of San Francisco voters approved the 2008 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond, a $185 million general obligation bond that includes $13.2 million to improve Mission Dolores Park; the total renovation budget was $20.6 million.
A Park in Need
The well-loved amenities of Dolores Park were in need of significant renovation. From mostly invisible infrastructure such as irrigation and drainage improvements to the more apparent needs for improved tennis courts and pathways, across the board there are improvement needs. Some of the changes have a direct impact on how we use the park, while other improvements support our maintenance staff to enable them to maintain the park more efficiently and effectively.