Mission construction revamping parks, Cesar Chavez Street


Mission Playground renovations include new play equipment and a soccer field, costing $7.5 million. Photo by Monica Jensen/Public Press

A longer version of this  story appeared in the fall print edition.

By John Nuño
The face of the Mission District is ever-changing, and this summer was no exception, with the children’s playground at Dolores Park getting a much-needed renovation.

The Mission Playground also saw improvements and Cesar Chavez Street — from Hampshire to Guerrero streets — is the site of an even more ambitious project that will change the look and use of the heavily traveled corridor.

In June, the children’s playground at Dolores Park — the popular hillside hangout for hipsters as well as young families — was demolished to make way for a new playground, scheduled to be completed in February 2012.

Meanwhile, just a few blocks east, major renovations at the Mission Playground on 19th and Linda streets have also begun. The groundbreaking was in May, and the park is scheduled to reopen for summer 2012.

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El Tecolote is a member of the San Francisco Neighborhood Newspaper Association and a founding member of New America Media, a national network of ethnic news media. A version of this story appeared in El Tecolote.