Halfway There: Esprit Park Update

A big thank you to Rec & Park for working with us on to formally legalize dog play in the South Meadow of Esprit Park.

As posted on their site, we're halfway through the process! Following precedent set in Duboce and Dolores Park for un-fenced off-leash dog play areas, Rec & Park is listening to neighborhood desires and wants to ensure resident's wishes are fulfilled. 


Want to know more? Check out our Esprit coverage.

 Another beautiful sunset from Esprit. Love the unique reflection in the middle and watercolor feeling.

Another beautiful sunset from Esprit. Love the unique reflection in the middle and watercolor feeling.

The Public Realm Plan process illuminated community interest in an official off-leash dog play area (DPA) within Esprit Park.

For the SFRPD Dog Play Area Proposal Outline, please click here: SFRPD Dog Play Area (DPA) Proposal Outline

This document highlights the general process for all proposed DPAs.

Since with Esprit there is a capital renovation project in the works for the entire park and much planning and community input has already been received, Rec and Park’s Policy and Community Affairs Division is advising that for Step 2- Community Meetings section of the attached document, Community Meetings 1 and 2 should be already covered through the Public Realm Plan process and Community Meeting 3 may be able to be covered in conjunction with a community meeting in 2018 related to the capital project concept design.

This DPA process would be parallel to but distinct from the capital renovation project and will culminate in requiring final approval from the Rec and Park Commission for the addition of a DPA. Community members interested in working on this effort should send email to rpdinfo@sfgov.org so that they can be logged and routed. As needed updates on DPA policy process will be provided at Esprit Community Advisory Group meetings.
— SF Rec & Parks Department