After organizers came forward earlier this year and announced that the Dyke March was badly underfunded and poorly planned, there was some speculation that any officially organized event just would not happen. Well no fear, the community has stepped up. Even with the park under renovation, the city insisting on full payment of fees and backs to the wall; this years event is shaping up to be the “biggest and best” yet.
Event organizers will continue to collect contributions throughout the event, but you can send in a donation here.
Eric Andersen, Rec and Park manager for the Mission Area (NSA 6) posted on the RPD Mission Dolores Park page that most of this years events will need to move to the North end of Dolores. Indeed, the stage for the Dyke March and Fridays Trans March has gone up just north of the 19th street entrance. On his plan to manage some 20,000 Pride revelers he writes_
RPD staff are gearing up for a big post- Dyke March clean up effort on Saturday night. A substantial crew of approximately twenty RPD staff and volunteers will be on hand. DPW and Recology will also be on hand for streetscape clean up. The RPD porta pottie units have been removed for the weekend to alleviate congestion in the bell plaza area.
Eric also tells us that SFPD will close of south bound Dolores Street adjacent to the park on Saturday.
The Dyke March- Dolores Park rally, Saturday, June 25, 3 to 7 pm