SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Play in the City

"Come and see the plans for a new playground in Dolores Park! Designed by KLA Architects, the plan includes new play structures (the current ones are 30 years old) made of green materials, improved signage and a new drainage system. Nancy Gonzalez Madynski of Friends of Dolores Park Playground and Meredith Thomas of the Neighborhood Parks Council will give a preview of the design, and talk about the unique collaboration (with the City’s Department of Recreation and Parks) that has shaped the design, fundraising and approvals process."

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From the Trust for Public Land: You’re invited to a free community event celebrating the long-awaited renovation of Hayes Valley Playground. Hayes Valley Playground is the latest success of The Trust for Public Land’s Parks for People-SF program. The new park design includes all kinds of green features, like a living roof and solar panels […]

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McLaren Park Mansell Street Improvements Community Meetings

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From SF Rec and Park: Please join us for a site walk and community meetings to review proposed streetscape and road improvements to Mansell Street in McLaren Park. Mansell Street in McLaren Park is a main corridor running through the park which is well used by cars, Muni, bikes and pedestrians.  The proposed designs will […]