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With the coming park closures over the next two years, the playground will be one of the few zones c

With the coming park closures over the next two years, the playground will be one of the few zones c

On Wednesday, February 29 at Dolores Park Cafe, the Friends of Dolores Park Playground held an organizational and planning meeting for volunteers, donors and supporters to prepare for the Grand Re-Opening of the new playground. Included in the volunteer sign-up sheets was a waiver to enter and tour the playground construction zone that night. A total surprise to everyone, but a few member of the Friends steering committee.

We found an amazing new playground. Twenty adults were let loose on a self-guided tour of all the new play structures and amenities. The Helen Diller Playground at Dolores Park is the nicest and most creative I have ever experienced. This was also the first time most of the group toured the construction site and they all were extremely pleased! We were all giddy with excitement. The new playground is a safe place for kids to take chances.

Without exposing too many details, the boat is back, there are swing sets for all ages, and slides that will blow your mind. A date for the Grand Re-Opening of the new playground is getting confirmed. Yes, Rec and Park is still looking at a date in March. If you would like to volunteer or donate to the event you can get involved here.

Friends of Dolores Park Playground is also hosting a “live” online event where YOU share your favorite photos and memories of the playground. Take us back in time, show everyone some of your favorite moments. If you played here as a child, dig up those old photos too! We love our new playground. CAn you tell?

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The original Dolores Park: Image via Wikipedia

Dolores Park

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EXPLORE SAN FRANCISCO: MISSION DISTRICT FOOD TOURS

MISSION DISTRICT FOOD TOURS

San Francisco’s first neighborhood, The Mission District is still the heart
and soul of vibrant San Francisco. This culinary journey is so wonderfully
vast that we have split the Mission District into two tours:

English: Mission San Francisco de Asis (Missio...

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San Francisco’s first neighborhood, The Mission District is still the heart
and soul of vibrant San Francisco. You’ve shopped at Union Square. You’ve eaten crab Louis on Fisherman’s Wharf and had pot stickers in Chinatown. You’ve strolled through North Beach and ridden halfway to the stars on a little cable car. These are all perfectly pleasant ways to spend time in San Francisco, but they’re not the end of the story. They’re not even the beginning. San Francisco’s very first neighborhood—the sprawling, gritty, and sunny Mission District—is all but unknown to visitors. It was here, in 1776, that Spanish padres founded a mission, and it is here, today, that you will find the city’s most exciting and surprising cultural mix.

The Mission has always been relatively affordable, and it’s become a magnet for young people, actors, painters, dancers, and restaurateurs. They’ve brought with them great food and chic bistros. They’ve opened tiny, gorgeous boutiques, quirky political bookstores,and sizzling nightspots. They’ve founded cutting-edge theaters.  Although not as famous as their Telegraph Hill relatives, The Mission District is also home to one of San Francisco’s famed wild Parrot flocks. The Mission boasts many design firms, organic co-ops, women’s co-ops, beautiful churches, a pirate radio station or two, artist co-ops, galleries, independent booksellers, many independent manufacturers including  a couple bicycle factories, a motorcycle manufacturer, a backpack company, a brewery and a huge internet porn studio for http://www. kink.com which is housed in the Armory, 200,000 square foot former military complex that looks like a Moorish castle. But most San Franciscans especially love this neighborhood for the weather, Dolores Park and the food.

It’s time to give the Mission a try…

 

This culinary journey is so wonderfully vast that we have split
The Mission District into two tours:

 

The Mission North Tour
The Inner Mission neighborhood of Mission Dolores has a thriving core
centered at 16th and Valencia and that is where this tour is begins. This
tour’s last stop is The Mision San Francisco de Asis. (1776)

The Mission South Tour is a buffet of a street known as 24th Street,
the heart of the Mission. This tour will ends at the Precita Arts Murals Ctr.
Both tours are equally deliious and enjoyable. Bart stations are located in
both neighborhoods. If it’s too hard to choose, we recommend
doing both tours!

 

Mission Food Tours

 

Tickets:$69
Reservations Line: 800.595.4849 (24hrs)
Reservations Online: http://exploresanfrancisco.tix.com
More Information: 415.793.1104
E-mail: info@ExploreSanFrancisco.biz

The Mission North Tour The Mission South Tour

MISSION DISTRICT MURAL
MISSION DISTRICT MURAL

 

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Dolores Park

 

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San Francisco Women's Building, 3543 18th Stre...

San Francisco Women's Building, 3543 18th Street, Mission District, San Francisco. 1979 opened women's cultural center. Famous mural. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Parrots in San Francisco!

The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill

Wild Parrots   /    City Parrots

 

There are officially at least two different flocks of wild parrots (parakeets) that reside in San Francisco.  Though San Francisco’s parrots are the most well known there are actually dozens of parrot flocks across the state of California representing fourteen different species. In San Francisco the “Parrots of Telegraph Hill”  are of the Genus Aratinga AKA Conures, specifically  the Mitred Parakeet and Red-masked Parakeet and rarely Blue Masked Parakeets. In the Mission District reside White-winged Parakeets (formerly Canary-winged Parakeets B. versicolurus) but a few are Yellow-chevroned Parakeets (B. chiriri). The Mission Flocks seem to be migrating away from the better known and larger flocks of the Parrots of Telegraph Hill.

 

Featured in many travel guides and news shows, these birds starred in their own best selling book and full length documentary. These naturalized birds have evolved into a brand new species of parrot indigenous to San Francisco. A portion of ticket sales go to the San Francisco based non profit group  Mckaboo Companion Bird Rescue. We know where to find the parrots but if for some reasonwe can’t locate them during our safari, you will receive a copy of DVDThe Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill.”
Perfect for:
Animal lovers, bird watchers, those who wish to see something completely different.
When: Afternoons on days without rain. Please call for details.
Cost: $80 Reservations Line: 800.595.4849 (24hrs)
Reservations Online: http://exploresanfrancisco.tix.com
More Information: 415.793.1104
E-mail: info@ExploreSanFrancisco.biz 

Wild Parrot San Francisco

 

 

 

 

 

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