Serious concern for loss of open space for children: Dolores Park is adjacent to 2 schools and has more than 8 other schools near by - desperate need for open space for children to run and play in order to stem childhood obesity pandemic. The Mission has a very high to higher density of children aged 6-12 per net acre, a large park with open space is paramount to their healthy development in an inner city setting, were other parks may not be accessible to them.Really? Really, really?! As anyone whose been following our posts about the upheaval, debate, remodel, rebuild, refurbish, replant of our beloved Dolores Park which lies at the edge of the Castro you know the process to get $11+ million bucks set aside for this two decade in the making, two year debated, long-awaited change has been excruciating. Plans have been mangled, remade, rewritten, debated, and met on by the community at large ad-infinitum. The good doctor has had ample time to put up the roadblocks for a long time. One wonders why now? She managed to get this appeal in right under the wire before the deadline to object expired according to City planners. As the Uptown Almanac noted: "This loner appellant could effectively derail the community-driven consensus redesign process; one that involved dozens--if not hundreds--of park users over the course of two years, specifically to avoid leaving anyone out." Community groups and organizations who've worked on this final Dolores Park remodel design will be, no doubt, very disappointed. So, this once done deal is on hold. We'll keep our ears to the ground since there's obviously more to come.
UPDATE: 11 Million Dollar Dolores Park Renovations Face Last Minute Appeal
As Hoodline reported back in June 2021, the former Stacks location in Hayes Valley (501 Hayes St.), which quietly closed a year earlier, will be going from a once-beloved brunch spot to a new restaurant called Hazie's that could turn out to be a nightlife destination.
Outside Lands wasn't the only place to catch rockstar performances on Saturday. Just down the road in Pacifica, a large crowd gathered at Linda Mar Beach to watch some incredible — and adorable — four-legged athletes compete in the World Dog Surfing Championships.