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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As early as this spring, residents and tourists could be enjoying a world-class bi-directional, physically-separated bikeway along a 1.5 -mile stretch of Golden Gate Park’s John F. Kennedy (JFK) Drive as part of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition’s (SFBC) Connecting the City campaign for a network of routes safe and comfortable enough for an eight […]

Park(ing) Day is Coming

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Depressed about the direction Mayor Bloomberg’s congestion pricing plan is heading? Cheer yourself up by starting to plan for Park(ing) Day 2007. Friday, September 21 is the day when urban dwellers the world over pop quarters into parking meters and take over on-street spaces, temporarily transforming them into miniature parks, playgrounds, cafés and community spaces. […]

Poof! San Francisco’s Mason Street Has Become a Temporary Park

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Cross sections of tree stumps for seating on Mason Street. Photo: SurfaceWork A coalition of community volunteers, pro-bono landscape architects and personnel from several city agencies this weekend swooped in to North Beach to transform the roadway of Mason Street between Columbus Avenue and Lombard Street into a temporary park in conjunction with the two-month […]

This Week in Livable Streets Events

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This week there are plenty of opportunities to get involved in shaping the future of your community, clean and green it up now, and take a look back at SF’s architectural tradition. Best of all, the workweek winds down with a Livable Streets tradition — PARK(ing) Day! Here are the highlights. Monday: Public Meeting for […]