Controversy at Dolores Park

Dolores Park is again the target of controversy.  This time it finds itself on the pages of a Wall Street Journal article discussing the issues of “selling” space to paying patrons.

The park is named after Miguel Hidalgo (El Grito de Dolores).  Hidalgo is know as the father of Mexican independence.  He is credited with ringing the town’s church bell and initiating a public cry for freedom that sparked the Mexican revolution.  A park celebrating independence being rented out to high income techies.  The irony could only happen in a city like San Francisco.  Parks officials be ware of a local bell ringing and a call for revolution.

Dolores Park amenities include tennis courts, a basketball court, a soccer field, a children’s playground, and a dog play area. The park is also recognized for its beautiful views of the Mission district and the Bay.  Take the J streetcar which traverses the Church Street side the park to visit.

Great Little Park

For some great views and some beautiful wildflowers, check Lakeview & Ashton Park in the Merced Heights area.  This little know gem is undiscovered by all but the local residents.

Unexpected Art Show

If you have never been to Cayuga Palyground, it is well worth the trip. Lest you think that your trip to the playground is a swing set destination, check out the gardens and the art. Over the past several years a wide variety of art has cropped up all over the park.