IMO, RPD should be in the recreation business.
IRL, it’s in the aesthetics business.
[UPDATE: Peeps be telling me this could be preparations for the upcoming Bay to Breakers historic street party and fun run, but starting 13 days ahead of time seems funny to me…]
I’ll tell you, they’ve been working on installing this generator-powered mobile cell phone tower(?) in the Golden Gate Park Panhandle near Fell and Masonic since Monday, so obvs the Recreation and Park Department knows what’s going on here:
But what’s behind the cyclone fencing? It’s a NOTICE what says:
“STAY BACK! Radio-frequency energy May exceed exposure limits”
Here’s what it looks like:
So if you feel like you’ve been missing your mojo lately, this rig could be the reason why…
A very Coast Guard-style rescue up in Marin County:
“On May 4, 2015 at about 1:15 PM, CHP Helicopter H-32 responded to assist the National Parks Service and the Southern Marin Fire Department with a rescue. Earlier, a woman was out on Tennessee Beach and was swept out to sea. She managed to swim back onto a cliff, but the cliff was inaccessible to rescuers. H-32 was able to hoist her to safety, and also evacuated an NPS lifeguard and ranger to safety, as the waves became too treacherous. Another example of multi-agency cooperation in the efforts to keep everyone safe!
The First Rule of Park Club is No Slacklining.
And The Second Rule of Park Club is No Slacklining too.
Except this blanket prohibition isn’t in the SF Park Code.
Isn’t that funny?
The closest thing I can find is a prohibition against damaging trees.
Is that close enough?
JM Legal O
But prove me wrong, kids.
Prove me wrong.
Here you go, this was just the other day in GGP:
So yeah, if you cut down a big tree to have some fun with the stump, I can see how that’d be citeable.
But I don’t see how slacklining or romantic hammocking is an automatic violation of the SF Park Code.
So, I’m saying the newish signs from RPD are incorrect.
So I’m saying that the RPD should go to the BOS to fix this sitch,
First is was all like this, in early April 2015 across the street from Friend Gate of the Strybing Arboretum (which used to be popular until the $7 paywall went up):
These people were optimistically setting up in the rain. But then, weather started “improving” – the rain stopped and the fog came back and you could actually see Sutro Tower a little bit:
And then, when you pass by again, it’s a full-on party under El Sol:
Right? After all, these blossoms aren’t going to watch themselves.
See you next year!
So Makr Grl here was cruising by a Rec and Park tree and then, in the spirit of “GET OUT AND PLAY,” she performed a hack using found materials and then she “affixed” her new swing to a Rec and Park brand tree. And then merriment proceeded, thusly:
But, uh oh, the tree swing depicted in this Rec and Park logo violates Rec and Park rules, right? Check out #3:
Isn’t it ironic?
Of all the insults Bill McKinley has endured over the years, this has got to be the worst.
Don’t say side-boob, don’t say side-boob…
Now if you filled the hula hoop up with something, there’s a chance that could you impart enough momentum to toss it up there.
But if this is just a regular, unaltered hoop, then a drone is prolly what these, these urban thugs used.
And our somewhat corrupt RPD is now droneless, oh no!
I call for a General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper to loiter above the eastern portion of the GGP Panhandle, you know, an armed patrol, to show the tech bros that WE MEAN BUSINESS!
And who are the prime suspects? It’s these two, recently spotted loitering near the monument:
And if not them, then it was this crew.