New playground, soccer field and tennis courts open on Valencia Street

Mission Local reports:

Though the ribbon cutting was canceled for Mission Playground this morning, that didn’t stop strollers from rolling in, kids and adults from testing the new play field and a young boy from chasing bubbles across the soccer field.

City officials and the mayor were busy making the announcement on Piers 30 and 32 that the Golden State Warriors plan to move to San Francisco so the pomp and circumstance at the new play fields, courts and playground at Mission Playground will have to be postponed for now.

Ha! Fair enough. Read on for more pics and lots more background on the project.

25 Responses to “New playground, soccer field and tennis courts open on Valencia Street”

  1. GG says:

    Oh Jeebus, tell me that’s not that gross plastic “grass” on the soccer field…

    • it’s even worse! the kind with those little black pellets that end up EVERYWHERE.

      • Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

        Oh christ, seriously? K-lame.

        • Wake up says:

          Yeah, that stuff sucks. Recycled tires turned into a padded turf surface that does not need water, and reduces the risk of injury.

          Grass that would be dead in a week and turn into a dirt field would have been much better.

          Or better yet, they should have just left the cement surface.

          Screw the City!

          • Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

            Definitely uses less water, but not sure where you’re getting the other ideas. Astroturf less injurious than actual grass? Pfff. Sure, whatever you say, sparky.

          • Mission the point says:

            cry me a river…..ooohhhhhh

    • Olu says:

      What is your beef with the “grass”? It plays a little fast, and is a nightmare in the rain, but it is much better than most of the alternatives in my experience. Though those black pellets will stay with you forever.

  2. SFdoggy says:

    Whose idea was it to put those three posts in the front? Their purpose appears just to be to spray water. I can’t really believe that parents are going to bring their kids to the park so they get some water drizzled on them (and except on the hottest days, I can’t see the kids being that excited by the prospect).

  3. TJ says:

    Anyone know when the pool will open back up?

  4. Mememe says:

    Any heavily used rec field pretty much has to be synthetic at this point…If it were real grass,it would be a dirt lot after one solid weekend of use.

    • Mission the point says:

      true – the 30 year old kidz should stay outta kid’s playgrounds anD just chew up DP. feel me?

  5. Mission the point says:

    big d

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  9. Mission the point says:

    then adz

    “You are posting comments too quickly. Slow down.”

  10. shemp9999 says:

    you are Mission the point. That used to be a park. Why give all our green space away to kids? The little leeches contribute nothing.

  11. Greg says:

    Soccer sucks.