Big news, Rec and Park has announced it will will install security cameras in the park. Mission Local has the scope from Rec And Park –
Recreation and Park Department spokesperson Connie Chan said the camera installation is already underway. The first series of cameras will be installed in the next two weeks, she said, and the cameras are being funded by $250,000 from the city’s General Fund. Rec and Parks is working closely with the police department on the planning and positioning of the camera installation.
Following on Rec and Park’s posting of two full-time Park Rangers at Dolores in July the department has definitely stepped up. I know there is a lot more to do and we all have more concerns and ideas for improving Dolores, but these were two big asks and long-standing needs and I think a big win for us park advocates.
Supervisor Jeff Sheehy’s office has been working hard on a Dolores Park Action Plan. And I want to thank his team along with all of you. We have accomplished a lot.
- There is now team of 2 Rec and Park Rangers assigned full-time to Dolores.
- We expect surveillance cameras to be installed by the end of the month
- Last month a traffic light was installed at 19th street and Dolores
- Trash and vandalism is down.
- Order is increasing with regular SFPD patrols
- Two grand restrooms
I am now asking all of you to go back over your lists of concerns and rethink possible solutions for the remaining Dolores Park problems. Dolores Park Works is working with our local neighbors, Dolores Heights improvement Club, Mission Dolores Neighborhood association following up with Supervisor Sheehy. We need to prioritize needs and refocus our work.
You can post your ideas here and copy the Supervisor. Thank you all for your hard work and engagement on Dolores Park.