Dolores Park Face Lift is a “Dream”

Mission Park in San Francisco is about to get a face lift and the neighborhood gawkers are already in love with the early results.

Renderings were revealed last week of a revamped Dolores Park playground and according to our friends at Mission Mission residents liked what they saw.

Steve Koch, the principle architect of KLA, who will oversee the revamp showed a playground with a 35-foot "super slide" tucked between natural boulders and a climbing structure with a bridge, according to our friends at Dolores Park View.

They go on to tell us that the climbing structure would shoot "off the southern hill and is surrounded by several play zones designed for different age groups."

The playground will be surrounded by walls that double as benches so adults can have a place to rest while the kids get out their aggression. And maybe, just maybe, the rocks, the walls and the climbing structure will veil the kids from those grown men who like to tan just about everything on those warm summer days.

If the park comes to fruition in the Fall of 2010 it would be a dream come true for the neighborhood, according to Dolores Park View who quoted Nancy Gonzalez-Madynski, a Friends of Dolores Heights Playground founding member as saying "she had dreamed of a word class playground and now believes it will soon be a reality."

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