A Portion of Alamo Square Park, near ‘Painted Ladies,' to Open For Photo Opps

Irrigation and construction renovations, move aside.

Photographs in one of the most selfie-centric centers in the world won this park battle.

The San Francisco Rec and Park Department this week announced that crews will open a portion of Alamo Square Park, near the famous Painted Ladies Victorian homes often featured in the 1980s TV series “Full House,” on Thursday through November.

The park had closed May 10, and was supposed to have stayed closed through the end of the year.

The city is spending $4.3 million project through two bonds in 2008 and 2012, and a $1.6 million grant from the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission to install a park-wide irrigation system replacement, build a new wheelchair-accessible restroom, and create new landscaping.

But Joey Kahn, spokesman for rec and park, said that the small viewing area - about 4,900-square feet - is opening at the request of Supervisor London Breed. He added that opening the corner of the park won't delay the project and won't "significantly" increase costs.

“Alamo Square and the Painted Ladies are an international destination and a vital part of our neighborhood,” Breed said in a statement. “The renovation project is important, but I did not want it to completely close off the park to neighbors and visitors, or force tourists into the street while taking pictures.”

According to SFist, tourists and locals have been taking selfies there anyway.

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