It’s a Go for Dolores Reno

Note: This report from January 2013 is still relevant. The Dolores Park Project is now in the RFP and bidding stage, where The Department of Public Works seeks a suitable contractor to build out the plan. We will keep you informed and  post when we have a firm date for groundbreaking.

The Dolores Park Renovation is nearing the end of the planning process. “We have an agreement in principle”, according to Rec and Park manager for the project, Jake Gilchrist, referring to staff from Rec and Park and staff from SF Planning Department.

The final planning documents will be released in late February or early March,  and construction should begin this Fall, 2013. Rec and Parks new prediction for completion is Fall 2014.

According to Rec and Park, this revised plan includes improved ADA-compliant entries and pathways, renovated sport courts (including a new multi-use court), a new operations building beneath the basketball court, 2 new restroom buildings, removal of the current operations/restroom building, proposed improvements to the MUNI tracks, safe crossing across Church Street, entirely new irrigation and drainage, new picnic areas, a completely renovated multi-use field, 2 improved dog play areas, and overall rehabilitation of the landscape. This plan will be substantially the same plan approved in the community meetings over a year ago.

Dolores Park Renovation Plan, November 2011

Dolores Park Renovation Plan, from the Community Planning Meetings, November 2011

Rec and Park staff will be hosting an Open House Meeting to communicate progress on the Renovation.  At this meeting Rec and Park promises the community will be able to comment and ask questions of the project to Rec and Park staff. For information about the meeting or the project, please contact Jake Gilchrist at (415) 581-2561 or

  • Rec and Park Dolores Park Community Meeting
  • Wednesday, February 6th, 5:30 pm-7:30pm
  • Dolores Park Church, 455 Dolores Street
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About Robert Brust

Dolores Park Works Co-founder