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Alamo Square Park gets reopen date

Long-delayed opening strategically timed after Bay to Breakers

People in Alamo Square on a sunny day without a cloud in the sky. Photo by Daniel Meacham

Good news for those who do remember the Alamo. The postcard industry’s favorite San Francisco park and the city’s best promenade for painted ladies now has a hard date for its reopening: May 24.

The $4.3 million fix-up of the storied green space suffered a series of delays since kicking off in May of 2016, including a number of weather related hold-ups from the heavy winter and spring rains.

Originally slated for seven months, the whole process will have taken just over a year from start to finish. In fact, it’s been so long now that the addition of drought-tolerant greenery to the space now seems unnecessary and, given all of the rain delays, pretty ironic.

Rec & Park

Still, it’s all wrapping up, with San Francisco Parks and Recreation planning opening festivities for May 24, starting at 11 a.m., to “[mark] the completion of significant improvement to this iconic neighborhood park.”

As Hoodline observes, the opening date is perhaps shrewdly placed three days ahead of Bay to Breakers the previous Sunday, leaving the millions of dollars in improvements safely behind a fence when drunken revelers roll past.

Hopefully, Alamo Square goers treat their preferred green space better than Dolores Park visitors did after it returned to action after its long, multi-million dollar metamorphosis.

Alamo Square

Steiner Street, San Francisco, CA 94117