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.