Posts Tagged ‘grass’
Our Rec & Park Gods Must Be Crazy: Grassy Knoll in the GGP Panhandle Newly Turfed, But Now Deturfed – Brown BrownMonday, August 31st, 2015
Here’s shot of a 2000-something square foot knoll from a couple years back, in the Golden Gate Park Panhandle – keep off our expensive new turf, man is what RPD was saying with the temporary cyclone fencing:
Nice and green, huh? This was the color of the Mound when these volunteers installed a (fake) Rain Garden, seen on the other side of the benches:
But now here’s how things stand today betwixt the Panhandle Bathroom Building the and Panhandle Bike Path:
This brown mound will become a “planted area,” whatever that means:
Trot out any RPD spokesmodel with an explanation and I’ll have a counter for it. Hey, maybe the Panhandle shouldn’t be a lawn? Hey, maybe decisions about how to handle Our Current Drought shouldn’t be driven by the concerns of Area Realtors? Hey, maybe we should repave the Panhandle’s currently abysmal Oak-side walking path now and worry about installing a bunch of “irrigation” later? Or, hey, maybe just forget about irrigation and let Gaia take its course?
Usually People Get a Car and Then Find a Parking Space, But in Frisco You Get a Parking Space and Then Find a Car to Fit Into ItThursday, April 23rd, 2015
A SmartCar Four-Two and its four-seat doppelganger, the Toyota Scion iQ - these are the cars to get after you secretly pave over your front lawn, you know, hoping nobody notices…
If you want to do something about the North American Drought of 2012 – 20xx, you can always drop by at our expensive SFPUC building in the western Twitterloin:
“Signage is available for pick-up at the SFPUC Customer Service Center, 525 Golden Gate Avenue, 1st Floor. Request larger quantities by email email@example.com”
The View You Get From the Cavallo Point Lodge Looking Towards San Francisco – It Includes a Lot of Dead Grass, As It ShouldFriday, November 14th, 2014
I’ve never stayed at the Lodge myself, but it looks pretty sweet.
A slower pace of life:
These days, the Great Lawn is full of brown grass:
When oh when will our drought end?
This ticket was issued in July 2014. The officer wrote $26 but the actual fine was just $23.
It was for “parking on grass” except there wasn’t any actual grass parked upon, oh well.
Anyway, it’s obvious that Rec and Park hasn’t caught up with the SFMTA in the ticket price inflation competition:
Why isn’t this ticket $123 or $223?
And why does the SFMTA, operators of the worst big city transit agency in America, have the highest parking ticket prices in America?
Anyway, if you want a parking violation that you can laugh off as you’re paying it off, this is the one for you