Here we have all our previous events:
February 11, 2017
Spring is coming and our beautiful succulent garden is about to bloom. Now is the time to do some larger pruning projects. Let’s make Angel Alley look its best.
Where: 1180 Tennessee street between 22nd street and Tubbs.
When: Saturday February 11. 9am – noon.
What was it all about:
Angel Alley http://www.angelalley.org/ is a community project in DogPatch. It is an official San Francisco Street Park set up by volunteers like you.
Weekly maintenance of Angel Alley is taken care of by Green Benefit District http://dnwph-gbd.org/, but bigger ticket items are the community’s responsibility.
What we did:
The focus of this gardening day was to prune the Trumpet Vine on the north fence. The park needed also some weeding, light fixture and solar panel maintenance, trash clean up, and retaining wall repair.
Our partners were:
Parks Alliance http://www.sfparksalliance.org/, DPW http://bsm.sfdpw.org/, Just for You http://www.justforyoucafe.com/,Reno’s Liquor, and La Stazione http://www.lastazionesf.com/
April 2, 2016
We were officially opened by supervisor Malia Cohen
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony schedule
Big Scissors from DPW
Malia Cohen, Supervisor
Dennis Herrera, City Attorney
Bruce K Huie, President Dog Patch Neighborhood Association
Jean Bogiages, President Green Benefit District
Mark Dwight, CEO Rickshaw Bagworks
Sari Stenfors, Park Steward
All great neighbors…
Live Music by Professor Jones
Fresh Donuts by Recchiuti Confections
Facepainting by HappyCake
February 20, 2016
Community work event ‘Let’s get it done!’
Here is our to-do list: putting together a bench, a water feature, signs, and filling our retaining wall with glow in the dark stones. Also some trash clean-up and weeding needed. It will be fun! After this, it is all DONE. We meet under the Eucalyptus tree at 1180 Tennessee Street. Bring gloves – we have everything else.
December 15, 2015
Community work event ‘Glow, glow, glow!’
Thank You to all volunteers who helped us on our paint and plant event last Saturday. Huge thank you to those who donated plants and made financial contributions. Our day was sponsored by Longbridge Pizza and Reno’s. Also many neighbors brought goodies for us to consume.
It was a wonderful day. The weather gods smiled all day long while watching us plant succulents move rocks, paint rocks, move dirt, dig holes, and much much more. Kids of all ages; from 3 to 73 enjoyed rock painting and getting glow-in-the-dark stains. Laughter and neighborly discussions were heard from the table with glögg with raisins and almonds, ginger bread, donuts, coffee, beer and delicious pizza.
Connie and her husband donated a beautiful palm tree:
Our invite read:
Share your holiday wishes with our neighborhood!
Please join us for community fun. We need your help to finish the first phase of Angel Alley greening project – building a retaining wall.
What is this all about:
Please come and paint your “Angel Alley Wish Rock” to be added to the retaining wall. The wall is built out of wire cages filled with recycled concrete rubble. Now the wire cages need to be topped up with some more rubble rocks. We will write our wishes to the neighborhood on the rocks and place them snugly in the cages.
What will you do:
Come with friends and family, choose a rock, paint a wish on it, and place it in the wire cage. This is a great activity for both adults and kids.
Where: 1180 Tennessee street between 22nd street and Tubbs.
When: Saturday December 12. We are there from 10am – 5pm. You are welcome at any time.
How long does it take:
As you wish and what works for you. You can pop in at any time and leave when you need to. It takes a little time for the paint to dry, so if you want to place the rocks you painted yourself, please reserve about an hour minimum for this project.
What is needed:
We will provide rocks, paints and brushes. Just bring yourself, friends and family.
More information: http://www.angelalley.org/ and http://www.facebook.com/angelalleysf/
We are serving gingerbread and mulled wine!
Please share this message with friends and neighbors. The more the merrier.
November 18, 2015
I am sure you have seen what great progress our contractor CatMex is making. The gabion retaining wall is looking great and has already transformed Angel Alley. In case you wonder what material the retaining wall is, the cages are filled with recycled concrete.
Once the gabion wall is all in place, CatMex will work on erosion protection to avoid run off of mulch and dirt, making the street messy, and eroding the site. When this work is done it is time to prep and spread out the mulch for the plants.
We have already reserved some beautiful succulents and will start planting them around the first week of December. If you would have time to do some planting, please let us know.
We update our Facebook page frequently. Please “like” us on www.facebook.com/angelalleysf/.
October 28, 2015
We are about to begin work on the Angel Alley beautification project at 1180 Tennessee street. Work will commence on Friday Oct. 30 2015. The project’s construction period is anticipated to be approximately a month.
What to expect. Work will begin on the north eastern section of Tennessee Street- starting where the Dead End sign is…which will soon be a small parklet area.
What about parking? We will endeavor to minimize the impact on parking availability by staggered the project into three sections; as a result only 1/3 of the parking places will be blocked for construction at any one time.
Our partners: Community Challenge Grant Program, SFDPW, SF Parks Alliance, Dogpatch neighbors, and the Green Benefit District (GBD)
July 27, 2015
A lot of preparations going on behind the scenes right now.
When planning and designing Angel Alley we were afraid that the city sewage pipelines were running under what would be the greening area. To calm our worries we had a company come out a few weeks back. They had great remote controlled sewage RAC (?) and cameras to inspect and measure the lines, and the great news is that we are safe – we worried for nothing. The pipeline is more to the center of the street. We will, therefore, not risk that the entire Angel Alley park is dug up if there is a rupture in the pipeline. Never thought I would get so happy by learning about sewage pipes…
June 20, 2015
Some of you may have noticed the new addition to Angel Alley – Mulch.
Another donation to Angel Alley Beautification Project by Excelsior Action Group (EAG). We are forever grateful for their donations.
We have put some rail road ties around the mulch to prevent run-off in the rare event we should get some very welcomed rain.
You will see some strategically placed reflective cones with Angel Alley Beautification signs to prevent cars driving into the rail road ties. Unfortunately had removed the cones yesterday evening but we found them and put them back again.
This morning it looked like somebody had “borrowed” some mulch as well.
June 15, 2015
A month has passed since our Ivy clearing/cleaning day. A lot of hard work went into cleaning it all up, but it still looks quite clean, dry but clean.
Hopefully you’ve all seen that we have cornered off the north west corner of Angel Alley with black tarp. This is to protect all the beautiful succulents and plants that were donated to the Angel Alley Beautification Project by Excelsior Action Group (EAG). It all comes from their Persia Triangle Project, which was also designed by David Fletcher: http://www.fletcherstudio.com/projects/parks-open-spaces/persia-triangle.
What are the next steps in the Angel Alley Beautification project?
- We ran into David Fletcher’s crew today, they are already on site to control-measure and update the design. They seemed very excited to work on the project, running around with drawings and 30 yard tape measure.
- Once that is done, we will start preparing for the retaining walls to be built. and of course build them.
- Then comes the fun, “trenching” for the drip irrigation system.
- This is my favorite; the actual planting of all the great plants we have received. This is when we will see this strip go from public trash dumping area into a beautiful park.
- Last but not least will be to install the benches and seating area at the north end of the alley, for us all to sit and ponder on life in Dogpatch, perhaps read a book from the micro library, or just rest after a hard days work.
Stay tuned, dates and times will be announced the closer we get and would love to have another great Community Work Day with local sponsors providing great snacks and food. Long Bridge Pizza was delicious, the pastries and coffee from the Neighbor Bakehouse were incredible.
May 9, 2015, 9am to 1pm
Angel Alley kick-off: Community Work Day
Eucalyptus Tree on Tennessee Street between Tubbs and 22nd.
all hands on deck beautification project
Long Bridge Pizza is sponsoring our kick-off
Long Bridge Pizza
Coffee and baked goods:
Neighbor Bakehouse is sponsoring our kick-off
Angel Alley Beautification Team