A concern has been raised that Dolores Park's big renovation may now include razing the tennis courts, or as Mission Mission puts it, the bike polo courts, so that the space can become a dog park. We reached out to the SF Rec and Park Department and received a response from Jake Gilchrist, the Project Manager for the rehabilitation project, who had the following to say:
"Last week we had a design brainstorming workshop where the meeting participants broke up into groups of 8-10 and sorted through a lot of diverse ideas, but those ideas will only be implemented if there is consensus around them. I don't recall anyone proposing the idea of removing the tennis courts."We'll keep you posted on further updates.
· Could Dolores Park’s Tennis Courts Disappear?? [Refinery29]
· Dolores Park renovation threatens to remove bike polo courts [Mission Mission]
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