Contractors Begin Dismantling Playground

By 1 pm, she's all gone!

By 1 pm, she's all gone!

This morning, shortly past dawn a small crew from Bauman Landscape & Construction began to un-bolt and remove the more then 35 year old play equipment.  There may be an effort to preserve some of the play structure for an art project. We will keep you informed.

Bauman Landscape & Construction Truck arriving at Dolores Playground

Bauman Landscape & Construction Truck arriving at Dolores Playground

The construction fence has been up for only a  four days and has already been vandalized and breached. A four foot hole has neatly been added near the dumpster and several other cuts, and bends dot the perimeter and most of the signage was torn off. At the entrance to the playground fence poles were toppled. When the sun came out on Monday, dozens of young kids took over the work area. Mary Hobson, playground project manager for Rec and Park has asked the public to please respect the fence -

It is important that the perimeter fence be maintained to provide a safety buffer between park users and the construction activities that will be going on within its boundary.  Just because a fence section is down, or you don’t see construction activities going on at the moment, it does not mean it is safe to enter the site.
If you witness acts of vandalism to the construction fence, or see people inside the construction zone, please contact Park Patrol at 242-6390.  Please help keep Dolores Park safe.

Digging up the monkey bars.

Digging up the monkey bars.

 

 Dismantling the playground

Dismantling the playground

Contractor brings in stronger fencing.

Contractor brings in stronger fencing.

At noon, backhoe goes to work.

Backhoe goes to work.

View at noon.

View by noon.

About Robert Brust

Dolores Park Works Co-founder