13 reasons why our pal Daisy hates Dolores Park

I love Daisy. Her latest for Thrillist is “Why I Hate Something You Probably Love: Dolores Park” and I don’t hate it. Here’s the beginning:

If you ask almost any San Franciscan where they like to hang out on sunny days, they’ll give you the same answer: Dolores Park. Something about the good weather and the people and the close proximity to the three-hour wait for Bi-Rite ice cream. They just cannot get enough of Dolores Park. And by “they”, I mean “you”. YOU LOVE IT.

And hey, good on you. I’m all for people loving what they love. But in this case, I just don’t get it — at all. Dolores Park actually totally sucks. Like, I would rather be burned by one of the fire-swirling hula hoopers than have to hang out there for an afternoon. Before you judge, read my 13 reasons why.

Read on for the 13 reasons.

[Photo by Leland Zuñiga, via It's Always Sunny in San Francisco]

10 Responses to “13 reasons why our pal Daisy hates Dolores Park”

  1. m says:

    I love how people are up in arms in the comments section. Seriously – how does anyone find relaxation in a park that requires you tiptoe around other people every 2 feet? Get off my lawn, I guess. This place is for 22 year-olds.

  2. GG says:

    I almost envy people who can still care enough to get worked up about anyone’s opinion on Dolores Park, including their own. DP is fun for people-watching and for casual afternoon hangouts with friends who live within a few blocks. If I want to relax and read quietly, there are plenty of other parks. There’s really no reason to get up in arms about this…

  3. JohnnyL says:

    Good for her. Who gives a shit.

  4. wurple says:

    Unfortunately, most of this is true. As a Mission resident, I used to like going there…now it’s like “spirit week” for the little corporate executives who are celebrating because they don’t have to wear the company shirt on Saturday or Sunday. Lame.

  5. daisy says:

    Everyone here is so reasonable. I’m confused. Are we not on the Internet anymore?

  6. arse says:

    It’s a thin line…

  7. Truth says:

    DP is a park for people who don’t like parks, and it has been for the past 20 years or so. It’s great if you are looking for a giant outdoor bar. I’ll still chill at Mclaren, GGP, or Mt. Davidson where I won’t run into any of you whippersnappers.

  8. scum says:

    Every one of her stories sound the same.

  9. Aunt Linda says:

    Remember when Dolores park was a place where only vagrants went to sh*t and shoot up? Probably not since most of you only moved here yesterday. But hey, you totally “get” San Francisco.

    • Truth says:

      what if i told you the city has changed over the past 20 years and now it’s you that doesn’t get it?