Fancy! Photos by Dolores Park Works.
Here it is high above the park, coming in for a landing:
Was this bridge made in China too?
Does it have a metal slide that heats up to 300 degrees in direct sunlight and gives you tetanus from rust? That was my playground as a kid.
My slide as a kid was like that, too. It was a hollowed-out Saber jet from the Korean war.
Holy shit, really? That’s k-rad!
Wow, it’s like having my own Mini-Me!
Oh, there used to be a slide like that around here somewhere…Lake Merritt maybe? I know I saw it during a field trip back in the day.
Oak Meadow Park in Los Gatos? That jet used to get hot as hell!
Bridge On The River Why?
Negative comments ahead by 3…..
Wait, two by my count. Are you counting mine as negative? I try to go for ambivalent.
Bauman Landscape is the primary contractor. As for who might have made the bridge, they list a bunch of sub-contractors here.
Maybe it was MC Metals (the $45K item)? Total speculation on my part, but hey, metal! They’re based in Bayview off Ingalls.
I know I’m a dad and everything, but this looks pretty cool.
3.4 year old Taquita Justice is now yelling out TAKE IT TO THE BRIDGE when we go by. (I previously had her convinced it was a rocket launch pad.)
sfrecpark.org says construction done at the end of the month!
A newer, prettier place to buy drugs–beneath the Dolores Park footbridge.
Also a sweet place to make out drunk.
Janey – how come we’ve never met?
Oh man. I so, SO want to make out on that bridge.
But you would need to meet a girl or boy to do that.
“Near the playground,” means no single adults allowed within 200 yards. Sorry!
Civil disobedience! My tax dollars are paying for these renovations and I’m goddamn well going to slide on that! We need a Dolores Park Adults Only Slide-In.
Doesnt Glen Canyon Park have a slide?
Totally making that my base and throwing any kid who challenges me over the side.
Great project! can’t wait to see it done and used by everyone.
too bad for all the negative, immature comments.
Are you serious? Let me guess… You are
A. A new homeowner to the city (within the last 15 years. probably less.) OR. You moved to the city and rent some swanky multi bedroom apartment and commute to your job that requires you to own a lexus or a prius with parking.
B. You are at least (god i hope!) over 45 years old.
C. Never got to either make out or get drunk with anyone at any park when you were youthful and still had a tiny sense of humor.
It is people like this wizzer who is just not clever enough, or local enough to know what San Francisco is made of and for sure used to be made of. Thanks to uptight complainers our utopia is getting fully gentrified just like any other stuck up tight assed community that is located behind gates. Where did all of you NIMBY’s come from and why dont you give us back our bohemian paradise! No one asked you to move here and implement your uptight demands ok.
a) does one need to live here less than 15 years OR be a renter to have a “legitimate” opinion about a new playground in a city park? if so, does it really matter if they drive a car or where they are fortunate enough to work?
b) are there any other demographic criteria you’d like to add? you’re on thin ice on this one, with all due respect.
c) what does making out or drinking have to do with any of this?
if i’m not mistaken, our parks are a shared resource for all of us lucky enough to call this fair city our home, regardless of who we are, how many years we’ve been here, who we love (and/or fuck), how much money we make, how we struggle to make our living, how we get from a-to-b, and what we choose to drink in the park beautiful sunny saturday in early feb.
D. You better be telling your friends to email city council to save the gold dust lounge.
Someone get Blue Pearl Girl a triple vodka tonic, stat.
A sound platform for the monorail I’ve been demanding.
Lift gondolas for urban travel!
Report from kids, 9 and 5: “when it opens we are going to run there and stay all day!”
Looks like a great place to set up the drum circle from now on. Hope you guys weren’t planning on using it!
Great! Can’t wait to hang my kid’s bday piñata from that bridge.
Maybe it’s the mom in me, but I swear, all I see when I look at the photos is toddlers falling ass over head down those stairs….and who thought those freaking boulders were a good idea? Sheesh.
Cover the Earth with warning signs, handrails, and waivers, someone might get an owee.
Yes, genius. Since it’s a playground for children, injuries should be a consideration.
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