Vandals cause $100,000 worth of damage to Dolores Park

Doughnuts and s'mores may sounds yummy, but when it comes to park vandalism, they are downright crummy.

Police arrested two people on suspicion of breaking in to a construction site at Dolores Park over the weekend, hot-wiring a construction vehicle and doing doughnuts on a newly sodded field, damaging a new irrigation system, according to a report on

Recreation and Park Department General Manager Phil Ginsburg told KTVU that the vandals caused about $100,000 worth of damage.

The damage happened in a 16-acre part of the park that was set to reopen in April. However, that date is now up in the air.

The vandals also tagged the cement roof of a new storage facility and even started a campfire in that facility to reportedly make s'mores. Marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers were left behind.

Police are now asking contractors to remove the green fence covers that enclose the construction areas so people can see if there are people in there who should not be, a police captain told KTVU.

Ginsburg said he was infuriated by the vandalism.

“We want people to enjoy [the park],” he told KTVU. "But don't trash it. Don't vandalize it, don't demolish it. Don't disrespect it.”


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