The worn areas of the rubber surfaces of the playground and Youth Play Area have been filled but with colors that contrast with the original color. Further, the patches have a very irregular shape and we have requested more geometric repairs, e.g., all rectangles and/or cirlces.
According to Michelle Pallavicini, Park Section Supervisor, Rec and Park has “a severe shortage of the rubber product for about six months, so many of the safety priority repairs were dealt with first and with what product they had left in store. Many of the parks in the system are exhibiting the same wear patterns as Duboce…the (maintenance) yard has received a new supply of rubber product and they are making their way around to all the facilities to get these repairs accomplished. As for the irregular patterning… yes, we are pushing along a more uniformed neutral aesthetic…I have work orders for repairs in process.”
The new drinking fountain that was installed near the Muni stop includes a water bottle refilling station and dog water bowl at the base.
Most of the areas of the park that were fenced off during the recent rains are now open again, including the new grass laid near the Potomac Street benches and a huge section of the Dog Play Area. There are still a few areas that are still fenced off to allow them to recover from the recent winter rains: the southeast corner near Duboce and Steiner streets, an area near the house on Steiner Street that abuts the park, and a small area in the middle of the Dog Play Area. 23 athletic fields around the city remain closed due to wet conditions.
Graffiti remains a constant problem and Rec and Park does a good job of removing it within 24-48 hours of receiving a report. All of the problems listed above were reported on the SF311 app or in an email report to Rec and Park. You can always also just dial 311 rather than using the app or email.