The opening for the new Helen Diller Playground at Dolores Park will be Saturday, March 31, 2 to 4 pm. After confirming the date with the Mayors office and Scott Wiener, district 8 supervisor, the Friends of Dolores Park Playground announced a party. The Grand Opening ceremony will feature a ribbon cutting, refreshments and celebration with the jazzy jammin’ band, Orange Sherbet. Also on hand will be Mrs. Helen Diller, representing the Diller Family Foundation, whose generous gift made such a spectacular playground possible.
The Diller family has said they are interested in preserving San Francisco as a family friendly city. The Dillers, San Francisco natives, are Peninsula residents whose business, Prometheus Real Estate Group, develops commercial and residential properties. The Diller Family Foundation was established 13 years ago.
Though work on the playground continues, project managers we talked with say everything is on schedule. The Playground “Safe Surface” is almost complete. The front cement drive to Dolores Street still needs to be poured, but that will be one of the last items completed.