The venerable and much-beloved Precita Park just keeps getting better. But even better things are on the way.
Neighbor Demece, ringleader for the fabulous Precita Valley Neighbors, brings us an update:
The Precita Park improvements have begun!
Here is a general timeline:
New grass seed has already been planted in the middle of the park, so we’ll have a greener and less muddy park when the rain come again.
June 5 – June 15th, the asphalt trail along the west side of Preicta Avenue will be repaired. This will make it possible for everyone to walk along the trail, and the acacia tree roots that have been breaking up the pavement will be protected.
June 15 – July 15th, the Children’s Playground will be closed for improvements. The improvements are: providing new ground cover under the swings and slide area, tire swings, and picnic tables. The ground cover under the swings and slide area will be a blue/black speckled single rubber platform. The will be a granite platform under the picnic tables. The crazy deadly rubber squares under the tire swing will be a green/black speckled single rubber platform. A water fountain will be installed inside the Playground near the Alabama Street gate. A community kiosk will be installed near the picnic tables. The community kiosk will be a source of information put out by local non profits. The Helen Diller Playground in Mission Dolores Park has one, if you would like to see what it looks like. All the playground structures will be repaired; for example, the planks leading to the wiggly bridge will be replaced. All the structures and sand areas will remain the same. We will get new sand, and we will help shovel it out of the trucks. After the structures are repaired, we will help choose paint colors for the structures. We will help paint the structures. The penultimate satellite spinner stays. No one messes with the penultimate satellite spinner. New signage will also identify the rules of the Childrens’ Playground, similar to the Helen Diller Playground. But then, they don’t have the penultimate satellite spinner. And we do.
And we are immensely grateful to the Community Opportunity Fund, the magical Jake Gilchrist, our fantastic Regional Parks Supervisor Eric Andersen, John Miller our hard working Regional Manger, and Brian our fabulously cool park gardener for making this all beauty happen before our very eyes.
Want to find out more? Or, want to thank Demece for making all this happen? (She’d never tell you that.) The next Precita Valley Neighbors meeting happens on Saturday 6/16 at 9:30 am, at Charlie’s Cafe on the west end of Precita Park.
PHOTO: Precita Valley Neighbors