Creation of new park space in San Francisco was approved Wednesday for South of Market, but not without one city supervisor questioning the wisdom of the addition when there are inadequate resources to care for existing parks.
The City has proposed creating the South of Market West Skatepark and Dog Park in the area north of Duboce Avenue between Valencia, Stevenson and Otis streets on two parcels leased from the state. Read More
Construction could begin in May on a skateboarding and dog park in South of Market that has been stuck in bureaucratic limbo for years.
Various city agencies are poised to sign a 20-year contract with Caltrans to rent a vacant lot under the Central Freeway and transform it into an open space for skateboarders and dog walkers. The concept design for the park was first developed in early 2009, but lease disagreements between the state and city agencies delayed the project.
Lafayette Park, a hilly green space in Pacific Heights popular with dog owners, is in line for a much-needed facelift.As one of only 28 parks in The City that allow canines to roam off-leash, Lafayette Park is a haven for pet owners, but drainage problems can make many areas of the open space damp and inaccessible for visitors, said Lynne Newhouse Segal, president of Friends of Lafayette Park, a neighborhood advocacy group. Read More
Marty Coressel, the director for platform services at Charles Schwab and Rincon Hill resident recently led the efforts to get a dog park established at the base of the Bay Bridge. The park, located at Bryant and Beale streets, will have its groundbreaking ceremony today at 1:30 p.m. Read More
The scarred pavements, chain-link fences and construction vehicles that accompanied a half-decade of construction on the Bay Bridge could soon be replaced by green grass, barking dogs and idling park patrons.
From 2003 to 2009, the sound of work crews was a constant in the South of Market area due to the $471 million undertaking to retrofit the western approach to the Bay Bridge.
To help compensate local residents for the inconvenience, $4 mill Read More
First, it was neighbors complaining about noise, traffic and trash. Now, even the dogs are barking about events in Golden Gate Park.
Festivals such as Hardly Strictly Bluegrass and Outside Lands have drawn complaints from neighbors in the Richmond and Sunset districts due to their impact on traffic, noise and litter. Read More