LOVE DOLORES

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.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Volunteer

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 one of our next Community Day Event listed below!

Eco-Pop Up Day

August 27

Volunteer

September 24

Halloween Costume Contest

October 29

Being Grateful

November 19

Winter Wonderland

December 17

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VOLUNTEER

Look at past Love Dolores Community Events

April: Surfrider

June: Cheer SF

May: The Native Union

July: Leave No Trace

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 lovedolores.com 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)

Eco-Popup

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.

Swag

Do you have them all?

Collapsible Water Bottle

Bandana

Koozie

Buttons

Sunglasses

PARTNERS

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

BiRite Creamery

BiRite Market

Café UB

Cream

Delfina

Dolores Park Works

Easy Breezy

Friends of Dolores Park

Guerrero Market & Deli

Headline Shirts

Kasa Indian Eatery

Katz Bagels

Knights of Revery

Mission Neighborhood Services

MOOP Squad

Muddy Waters Coffee Shop

Namu Gaji

Philz Coffee Shop-Castro

Recology

San Francisco Mime Troupe

San Franpsycho

SF Surfrider

The Blue Fig

Truly Mediterranean

Taqueria El Buen Sabor

Woods Cerveceria

The Public Outreach Ambassadors

Melissa Caprio

Melissa has a Master of Social Work degree from Hunter College and started her career as a social worker in the Bronx, NY. While working in busy city areas, she was drawn to the importance of environment, space and access to nature.  She campaigned for women’s rights and environmental issues in Southern California helping stop Shell Oil from drilling in the Arctic.  She now hopes to help keep Dolores Park as beautiful and enjoyable as it can be.  With limited space in SF it’s crucial to have a nice, operative open space.  Melissa is an animal advocate, hiker and traveler. While in the Bay Area she’s learning to knit, hoop and speak Italian. If you see Melissa around, say hi!

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!”

NEW DOLORES PARK

Everyone loves Dolores Park, and thanks to San Francisco voters who supported the 2008 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks bond, the park is undergoing a major $20 million renovation. Phase 1 is set to be completed this summer, with the second phase to begin shortly after. The new park will include:

  • 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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