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.
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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!




Look at past Love Dolores Community Events


April: Surfrider


June: Leave No Trace

The Native Union

May: The Native Union

Cheer SF

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.


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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!”


Madison Sink

A Bay Area native, Madison grew up in Larkspur alongside the scenic trails and open spaces of Marin County. After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Colorado College, she returned to the Bay in search of a job that draws on the opportunities of the region’s beloved outdoor spaces. Madison believes her work with the LoveDolores Campaign achieves just that. Her goal is to promote active living and play spaces for everyone, and she welcomes the diverse communities and characters that make Dolores Park such a phenomenal place. Come see her at the park this weekend!


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 park now includes:

  • Restrooms with expanded capacity
  • Renovated Tennis and Basketball Courts
  • Multi-use Court
  • Improved designated Off-Leash Dog Play Areas
  • Bike Racks
  • Improved Pathways
  • Overlook area in the Southwest corner
  • Improved Irrigation
  • Improved ADA Access
  • Improved 18th Street Entrance
  • Compost on weekends during the summer time
  • New plants, trees, and flowers


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