Did you know

67% of litter in San Francisco streets & parks is food & beverage packaging. Instead bring re-usable forks & cups for your Dolores picnic, choosing aluminum and recycling.
It costs tax payers $750,000 a year to clean up trash left at Dolores Park.
Please recycle. 20 recycled cans can be made with the same energy needed to produce one can using virgin aluminum.



Do you LOVE DOLORES? Do you want to give back to the community? Well,  we’re always looking for outgoing, creative volunteers who love Dolores Park to help spread the #lovedolores message.  If you’re interested, come volunteer at our first Community Day of the year!


July 29, 2017

Film Night at the Park

August 5, 2017

End of Summer

August 26, 2017



Look at past Love Dolores Community Events

April: Surfrider

June: Leave No Trace

May: The Native Union

July: Cheer SF

Pledge to Love Dolores

Download, print, and decorate your own LOVE DOLORES sign, take a photo with you and the sign, and post/tweet it with the hashtags #lovedolores and #dolorespark. Or, upload your photo directly to share in the Love Dolores Gallery! Uploaded images will appear within 24 hours. Images need to be 72dpi, please no hi-res images. 600 pixels (width) x 720 pixels (height) is preferred. Note: By uploading a photo to you pledge to Love Dolores Park as best you can. You give Love Dolores permission to use this photo of you (and your friends) together with your caption.

Your first name(s) (required)


Every Saturday, Sunday and holiday from 12 noon to 8 p.m., take your trash and recyclables to the edge of the park at the corner of 19th and Dolores streets, where volunteers and staff will help you sort your materials into the correct bins. The Knights of Revery are quite delighted by it below.

Use the Can!

Aluminum cans are better than glass bottles. It’s better to throw your trash in the can, rather than not. And, well, can we all please hit the can, as well, rather than our beautiful grass? The Knights of Revery are on board, as well.


Do you have them all?

Collapsible Water Bottle






These community organizations, artists, and businesses LOVE DOLORES, too.

The Public Outreach Ambassador

Andrés Patino

Born in Colombia and raised in New England, Andrés moved to SF last year after obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resource Conservation from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. They got involved with the LoveDolores Campaign hoping to connect with the diverse community that makes up Dolores Park and help promote “Leave No Trace” practices. During their free time, Andrés loves to travel, explore new areas, go hiking, spend time with friends, and go dancing. They also love to meet new people and are passionate about social justice issues, so if you see them around, say “Hello!”


Everyone loves Dolores Park, and thanks to San Francisco voters who supported the 2008 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks bond, the park underwent a major $20.5 million renovation. Numerous community-driven meetings lead to the conceptual design of the improvement project. Input from local community members, neighbors, merchants, the San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department, the San Francisco Department of Public Works, and other major stakeholders shaped the final design. The park fully opened in January 2016 with a light-up event. The new park now includes:

  • New Restrooms with expanded capacity
  • Renovated Tennis and Basketball Courts
  • New Multi-use Court
  • Improved designated Off-Leash Dog Play Areas
  • New Bike Racks
  • New Pathways
  • New Overlook in the Southwest corner
  • Improved Irrigation
  • Improved ADA Access
  • Improved 18th Street Entrance


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